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Sanballats evil praktice. 11 Restore, I pray you, to them, even this faying, Come let us meet together in fome one of Before Christ

Christ day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliver the villages in the plain of Ono : but they 445. yards, and their houses, also the hundredth part thought to do me mischief.

445 of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and 3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, 8. 12. the oyl, that ye axact of them.

I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come
12 Then said they, We will restore them, down : why Ihould the work cease, whilft I
and will require nothing of them; so will we do leave it and come down to you?
as thou sayît. Then I called the priests, f and 4 Yet they sent unto me four times after this
took an oath of them, that they thould do ac- fort; and I answered them after the fame manner.
cording to this promise.

5 Then sent Sanballat his fervant unto me in
13 Alfo & I shook my lap, and said, So God like manner, the fifth time, with an open letter

shake out every man from his house, and from in his hand : 51.& 18. his labour, that performeth not this promise, 6 Wherein was written; It is reported among

even thus be he shaken out, and temptied. And the heathen, and || Galhmu saith it, d that thou | Or; emppy, or, all the congregation said, Amen, and praised and the Jews think to rebel : for which cause Geshem.

the LORD. And the people did according to thou buildest the wall, that thou mayst be theit
this promise.

king according to these words.
14 J. Moreover, from the time that I was 9 And thou hast also appointed prophets to

appointed to be their governor in the land of Ju- preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, there is a 3 Chap. dah, from the twentieth year, bi even unto the king in Judah : and now shall it be reported to

two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, the king, according to these words. Come now
that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have therefore, and let us take counsel together.
not eaten the bread of the governor.

8. Then I sent unto him, saying, There are
15 But the former governors that had been no such things done as thou sayit, but thou
before me, were chargeable unto the people, and feignest them out of thine own heart.
had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty 9. For they all made us afraid, saying, Their
shekels of Gilver, yea, even their servants bare hands shall be weakned from the work, that it be
rule over the people : but fo did not I, because not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen
of the fear of God.
..-16 Yea, also I continued in the work of this 10 Afterward I came unto the house of She-
wall, neither bought we any land: and all my fer- maiah the son of Delaiah, the fon of Mehetabeel,
vants were gathered thither unto the work. who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet to-

17 Moreover, there were at my table an hun- gether in the house of God, within the temple, dred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, besides and let us shut the doors of the temple; for they those that came unto us from among the heathen will come to lay thee, yea, in the night will that are about us.

they come to say thee. 18 Now that which was prepared for me

i And I said, should such a man as I flee? daily, was one ox, and six choice sheep; also and who is there that being as I am, would go infowls, were prepared for me, and once in ten to the temple to save his life ? I will not go in. days, store of all sorts of wine : yet for all this 12 And lo, I perceived that God had not fent required not I the bread of the governor, because him, but that he pronounced this prophecy, the bondage was heavy upon this people. against me: for Tobiah and Samballat had hired

19 iThink upon me, my God, for good, him. according to all that I have done for this people. 13 Therefore was he hired, that I should be CH A P. VI.

afraid, and do so, and fin, and that they might s Sanballat practiseth by craft, by rumours, by hired have matter for an evil report, that they might

prophecies, to terrifie Nehemiah. 15 The work is reproach me,
finilhed to the terrour of the enemies 17 Secret in- 14 My God, think thou upon Tobiah and e Chap

passeth between the enemies and the nobles. Sanballat according to these their works, and on of Judab.

the prophetels Noadiah, and the rest of the proOw it came to pass, a when Sanballat, and phets, that would have put me in fear.

Tobiah, and i Geshem the Arabian, and 15 g So the wall was finished, in the twen- 445. the rest of our enemies heard that I had builded ty and Afth day of the month Elul, in fifty and

the wall, and that there was no breach left two days.
therein; ("though at that time I had not set up 16 And it came to pass that when all our ene-
the doors upon the gates)

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The number of those that Before down in their own eyes: for they perceived that

8 The children of Parosh, two thousand an
this work was wrought of our God.
hundred seventy and two.

Chrift 445.

17. Moreover, in those days the nobles of 9 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred 536,

Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and seventy and two. their 'leta ihe letters of Tobiah came unto them.

10 The children of Arah, fix hundred fifty
18 For there were many in Judah sworn unto and two.
him, because he was the son in law of Sechaniah 11 The children of Pahath-moab, of the
the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand and
the daughter of Melhullam, the son of Be- eight hundred and eighteen.

12 The children of Elam, a thousand two
19 Also they reported his good deeds before hundred fifty and four.
me, and uttered my l' words to him: and To- 13 The children of Zattu, eight hundred
biah sent Letters to put me in fear.

forty and five.

14 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred CHAP. VII.

and threescore. i Nehemiah committeth the charge of Jerusalem to

15 The children of 'Binnui, six hundred for,
Hanani and Hananiah. 5 Aregister of the genea- forty and eight.
logy of them which came at the first out of Babylon,

16 The children of Bebai, fix hundred twen-
8 of the people, 39 of the priests, 43 of the Levites, ty and eight.
46 of the Nethinims, 57 of Solomons servants,
63 and of the priests which could not find their pede- three hundred twenty and two.

17. The children of Azgad, two thousand
gree. 66 The whole number of them with their sub-

18 The children of Adonikam, six hundred
stance. 70 Their oblations.

threescore and seven.
Ow it came to pass when the wall was built, 19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand
and I had set
up the doors, the por-

threescore and seven.
ters and the singers, and the Levites were ap- 20 The children of Adin, six hundred fifty

and five.
2 That I

gave my brother Hanani, and Ha- 21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety * Chapo naniah the ruler a of the palace, charge over Je- and eight,

rufalem : (for he was a faithful man, and feared 22 The children of Hafhum, three hundred
God above many)

twenty and eight.
3 And I said unto them, Let not the gates of

23 The children of Bezai, three hundred
Jerusalem be opened, until the son be hot ; and twenty and four.
while they stand by, let them shut the doors,

24. The children of || Hariph, an hundred and || Or,
and bar them: and appoint watches of the inha- twelve.
bitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, 25 The children of || Gibeon, ninety and five. 1.01,

Gibbar, and every one to be over against his house.

26 The men of Beth-lehem and Netopha, an 4 Now the city was 7 large and great : but hundred fourscore

and eight. the people were few therein, and the houses were 27

The men of Anathoth, an hundred twennot builded.

ty and eight. 5 And my God put into mine heart, to ga- 28 The men of Beth-azmaveth, forty and for,

Armaverka ther rogether the nobles, and the rulers, and the two. people that they might be reckoned by genealo- 29 The men of || Kirjath-jearim, Chephi- | Or, gy: and I found a register of the genealogy of rah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forry and Kirjasto them which came up at the first, and found three. written therein,

30 The men of Ramah, and Gaba, six hun-
6 6 These are the children of the province, dred twenty and one.
6 Ezra 2. that went up out of the captivity of those that had 31

The men of Michmas, an hundred and
been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the twenty and two.
king of Babylon had carried away, and came 32 The men of Beth-el and Ai, an hundred
again to Jerusalem and to Judah every one unto twenty

33 The men of the other Nebo, fifty and
7 Who came with Zerubbabel : Jeshua, Ne- two.

hemiah, ( Azariah, Raamiah, Nahámani, Mor- 34 The children of the other · Elam, a thou- . See $ See Ezra decai

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substance and oblations. 36 The children of Jericho, three hundred Solomons servants, were three hundred ninety Christ

Christ forty and five.

37. The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 61 h And these were they which went up also 22. seven hundred twenty and one.

from Tel-melah, Tel-haresha, Cherub, li Ad38 The children of Senaah, three thousand don, and Immer: but they could not shew their wedding nine hundred and thirty.

fathers house, nor their feed, whether they 1 or, 39 The priests: the children of d Jedaiah, were of Israel.

pedegree. of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred leventy 62 The children of Delaiah, the children of and three.

Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, lix hundred 40. The children of e Immer, a thousand fifty forty and two.

63 And of the priests: the children of Ha41 The children of Pashur, a thousand two baiah, the children of Koz, the children of BarChron: hundred forty and seven.

zillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzil42 The children of 6 Harim, a thousand and lai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after seventeen: 43 The Levites : the children of Jeshua, 64. These fought their register among

those il Ori

of Kadmiel, and of the children of | Hodevah that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not Ezra 2.40. seventy, and four.

found: therefore were they, as polluted, put or, Judah. 44 The fingers: the children of Asaph, an from the priesthood. Exra 3.9. hundred forty and eight.

65 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that 0r,

The gureta 45 S The porters: the children of Shallum, they should not eat of the most holy things, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, till there ftood up a priest with Urim and the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, Thummim. the children of Shobai, an hundred thirty and 66 g The whole congregation together, eight.

was forty and two thousand three hundred and 46 The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, threescore, the children of Halhupha, the children of Tab- 67 Beside their man-fervants, and their maidbaoth,

servants, of whom there were seven thousand 47. The children of Keros, the children of three hundred thirty and seven : and they had | Sia, the children of Padon,

two hundred forty and five singing-men and 48 The children of Lebanah, the children of singing-women. Hagaba, the children of Shalmai,

68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty and 49

The children of Hanan, the children of fix: their mules, two hundred forty and five:
Giddel, the children of Gahar,

69 Their camels, four hundred thirty and five: 50 The children of Reaiah, the children of fix thousand seven hundred and twenty asses. Rezin, the children of Nekoda,

70 I And + some of the chief of the fathers + Heb. 51 The children of Gazzam, the children of gave unto the

unto the work : ithe Tirshacha gave to the ? "C; Uzza, the children of Phaseah,

treasure, a thousand drams of gold, fifty basons, 8. 9. 52 The children of Besai, the children of five hundred and thirty priests garments, Or, Meunim, the children of | Nephishesim,

71 And some of the chief of the fathers gave Nephoyim. 53 The children of Bakbuk, the children of to the treasure of the work, twenty thousand Hakupha, the children of Harhur,

drams of gold, and two thousand and two hun54 The children of Bazlith, the children of dred pound of silver. Mehida, the children of Harsha,

72 And that which the rest of the people gave, 55 The children of Barkos, the children of was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two Sisera, the children of Tamah,

thousand pound of silver, and threescore and se56 The children of Neziah, the children of ven priests garments. Hatipha.

73 So the priests and the Levites, and the 57 The children of Solomons servants : porters, and the singers, and some of the people, the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their the children of Perida,

cities; and when the seventh month came, the 58. The children of Jaala, the children of children of Israel were in their cities. Darkon, the children of Giddel,

CHAP. VIII. 59 The children of Shephatiah, the children

i The religious manner of reading and bearing the law. of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim,

9. They comfort the people. 13 The forwardness of the children of Amon.

them to bear, and be instructed, 16 They keep the 60 All the Nethinims, and the children of feast of tabernacles,

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gether as one man, into the street that and to drink, and to lend portions, and to make Christ 445.

b before the water-gate, and they spake un- great mirth, because they had understood the 4456

to Ezra the <scribe, to bring the book of the law words that were declared unto them. a. Efdras of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to 13 | And on the fecond day were gathered 6 Chap. Israel.

together the chief of the fathers of all the people, 2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the priests and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe,

both of men and women, and even | to understand the words of the law. all + that could hear with understanding, dupon 14 And they found written in the law which hat they 1977ood in the first day of the seventh month.

the Lord had commanded + by Moses, that fernet in the 3

And he read therein before the street that the children of Israel should dwell in k booths, the loves was before the water-gate, + from the morning in the feast of the seventh month : until mid-day, before the men and the women, 15 And " that they should publish and pro-of. and those that could understand; and the ears of claim in all their cities, and in Jerusalemn, saying, “ Lev. 23. all the people were attentive unto the book of Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive-bran- beut. 16, the law.

ches, and pine-branches, and myrtle-branches, ';; 4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a t pulpit and palnı-branches, and branches of thick trees, 23. 4* poetry of of wood, which they had made for the purpose, to make booths, as it is written.

and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shemah, 16 g So the people went forth, and brought
and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and them, and made themselves booths, every one
Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left upon the roof of his house, and in their courts,
hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the
and Halhum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and street of the water-gate, m and in the street of m 2 King.
the gate of Ephraim.

Chap 12.
5 And Ezra opened the book in the + sight 17 And all the congregation of them that were 39.
of all the people, (for he was above all the peo- come again out of the captivity, made booths,
ple) and when he opened it, all the people and fat under the booths : for fince the days of

Jeshua the son of Nun, unto that day, had not 6 And Ezra blessed the Lord the great God: the children of Israel done so: and there was very and all the people answered, Amen, amen, with great gladness. lifting up their hands : and they bowed their 18 Allo - day by day, from the first day un-n Deut. heads, and worshipped the LORD with their to the last day, he read in the book of the law of 31. 10,&c. faces to the ground.

God: and they kept the feast seven days, and on + Heb. 7 Allo Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Ja- the eighth day was ta solemn assembly, "ac-a refiraine. min, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, cording unto the manner.

6 Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah,

CHAP. IX. and the Levites caused the people to understand

I A solemn fast, and repentance of the people. 4 The the law : and the people stood in their place. Levites make a religious confession of Gods goodness,

8 So they read in the book, in the law of God and their wickedness. distinctly, and gave the sence, and caufed them to Ow in the twenty and fourth day of a this a Chap understand the reading.


month, the children of Ifrael were afsem- 6 Joh. 7. 9 . And Nehemiah which is the Tirsha- bled with fafting, and with fack-clothes, b and 6. tha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, fand the Le- earth upon them.

vites that taught the people, said unto all the 2 And the feed of Israel separated themselves Job 2. 12. the cover people, 8 This day is holy unto the LORD your from all t ftrangers, and ftood and confeffed God, h mourn not nor weep: for all the peo- their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

• Chap 13 2. Chron. ple wept, when they heard the words_of the 3. And they stood up in their place, and dread # Heb.

in the book of the law of the LORD their God, Arange 10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, one fourth part of che day, and another fourth a Chap. 8.

eat the fat, and drink the sweet, i and send por- part they confeffed and worshipped the LORD 7,8., 16:14: 15. tions unto them for whom nothing is prepared their God. for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be 4 Then stood up upon the stairs of the lor,

scaffold. you sorry, for the joy of the LORD is your Levices, Jeshua and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Itrength.

Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, and
11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, cried with a loud voice unto the LORD their

your peace, for the day is holy, neither God.
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of Gods goodness. Before Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, She- ful of thy wonders that thou didst among them : Before

baniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless but hardned their necks, and in their rebellion: 445. the LORD your God for ever and ever; and appointed Y a captain to return to their bon-, 445;

blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted dage: but thou art à God ready to pardon, 14. 4. above all blessing and pralfe.

z gracious and merciful, flow to anger, and oft Hebe 6 Thou, even thou art LORD alone, e thou great kindness, and forsookest them not. RV:14. haft made heaven, f the heaven of heavens with 18 Yea, a when they had made them a mol- & Exod.

& all their host, the earth and all things that are ten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought Numbe 10. 14. therein, the seas and all that is therein, and thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great.

thou preservest them all, and the host of heaven provocations :
worshippech thee.

19 Yet thou in thy manifold mercies, for-4 Exid. 7 Thou art the LORD the God, who didst fookest them not in the wilderness : theb pillar ? Exodo choose h Abram and broughtest him forth out of the cloud departed not from them by day, 13 23: of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of 14. 14name of i Abraham:

fire by night, to shew them light, and the way
8 And foundest his heart « faithful before wherein they should go.
thee, and madeft a ' covenant with him, to 20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit

good spirit to Numbo give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna ilai. 63. & 15:08: the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Je from their mouth, and gavest theme water for

busites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, their thirst.
to his feed, and hast performed thy words, for 21 Yea, f forty years didst thou fustain them Joh. 5.12.
thou art righteous:

in the wilderness, that they lacked nothing ; 17.6. m And didst see the affliction of our fa- their & clothes waxed not old, and their feet Deut.

thers in Egypt, and a heardest their cry by swelled not. * Éxod. the Red sea :

22 Moreover, thou gavest them kingdonis 8.4.& 10 And • shewedst signs and wonders upon. and nations, and didft divide them into corners: 7,8,9,10. Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all so they possessed the land of h Sihon, and the 5 Numb. cheaper the people of his land: for thou knewest that land of the king of Helhbon, and the land of Og &c.

they dealt proudly against them: fo didst thou king of Balhan.
a name, as it is this day.


i Their children also multipliedst thou as i Gen. II P. And thou didst divide the sea before the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into 22. 17. 14. 21, 22. them, so that they went through the midst of the land, concerning which thou hadst pro

the sea on the dry land, and their persecutors thou mised to their fathers, that they should go . Exod. threwest into the deeps, 9 as a stone into the possess it.

24. So k the children went in and possessed, &t.
12 Moreover, thou - leddest them in the the land, and thou fubduedst before them the
day by a cloudy pillar ; and in the night by a inhabitans of the land, the Canaanites, and
pillar of fire, to give them light in the way gavest them into their hands, with their kings,
wherein they should go.

and the people of the land, that they might do,
s Thou camelt down also upon mount

with them as they would.
Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and 25. And they took strong cities, and a fat according
+ Heb. gavest them right judgments, and + true laws, land, and possessed houses full

of all goods, wells will

. good statutes, and commandments :

digged, vineyards and olive-yards, and † fruit-li form 14 And madest know unto them thy holy trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were Heb. fabbath, and commanded them precepts

, fta- filled, and I became fat, and delighted them more on rutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thyselves in thy great goodness.

26 Nevertheless, they were disobedient, 15. And gavest them bread from heaven, and rebbelled against thee, and m cast thy law mi Kinga

for their hunger, and broughtest forth wa- behind their backs, and flew thy » prophets 4% 20.9,&c. ter for them out of the rock, for their thirst, which testified against them to turn them 18. 4.

and promisedít them that they should x to thee, and they wrought great provoca- 2 Chron.

to possess the land, † which thou hadft Iworn shou had to give them.

27 ° Therefore thou deliveredst them into the . Judg. 16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in 20 and hardned their necks, and hearkned not to the time of their trouble when they cried unto thy commandments.

thee, thou heardit them from heaven; andac17 And refuled to obey, neither were mind. cording to thy manifold mercies, thou gavest

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