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16 And all the silver and gold that thou the sons of Ithamar; Daniel, of the sons of anst find in all the province of Babylon, David; Hausti. with the free-will offering of the people, and 3 of the sons of Shechaniah, of the sons of the priests, offering willingly for the house of Pharoshı; 7.ecliariah : and with him were of their God which is in Jerusalem ; reckoned, by genealogy of the males, an

17 That thou mayest buy speedily with hundred and fifty. this money bullocks, rams, lambs, with their 4 Of the sons of Pahat!ı-moab; Elihoenai meat-offerings, and their drink-offerings, and the son of Zeralialı, and with him (wo hugoffer them upon the altar of the house of your dred males. God which is in Jerusalem.

5 Of the sons of Shechanialı; the sor. of Ja. 18 And whatsoever shall seem good to haziel, and with him three hundred males. thee, and to thy brethren, to do with the rest 6 Or the sons also of Adin ; Ebed the son of the silver and gold, that do after the will of Jonathan, and with him fifiy males. of your God.

7 And of the sons of Elam; Jesbaiah the 19 The vessels also that are given thee for son of Athalialı, and with him sevenly the service of the house of thy God, those males. deliver thou before the God of Jerusalem. 8 And of the sons or Shephatiah; Zebadial

20 And whatsoever more shall be needful the son of Michael, and with his fourscore for the house of thy God, which thou shalt males. have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the 9 Of the sons of Joab ; Obadiah the son of king's treasure-house.

Jehiel, and with him two hundred and cighAm I, even i, Artaxerxes the king, do tcen males. inake a decree to all the treasurers which are 10 And of thie sons of Shelomith ; the son beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the of Josipliial, and with himn an hundred and priesi, llie scribe of the law of the God of bea-lılıreescore males. rei, shall require of you, it be done speedily, 11 And of the sons of Bebai; Zecharial, the

22 Cuto an hundred calents of silver, and son of Bebai, and with him twenty and eight lo an hundred measures of wheat, and to an inales. hundred batlis of wine, and 10 an linndred 12 And of the sons of Azgad; Johanan the baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how sou of Hakkatan, and witli him an hundred nuch.

and ten males. 23 Whatsoever is commanded by the God 13 And of the last sons of Adonikam, whose of heaven, let it be diligently done for the names are these, Eliphelet, Jeiel, and Shehouse of the God of heaven : for wliy should maialı, and with them threesccre males. there be wrathi against the realm of ihe king 14 Of the sons also of Bigvai ; Uthai, and and his sons ?

Zabbud, and with them seventy ma’es. 21 Also we certify you, that, touching any 15 | And I gathered them together to the of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, river that runnelhi to Aliava; and there abode Nelliniins, or ministers of this house of God, we in tents three days : and I viewed the it shall not be lawful to impuse toll, tribute, people and the priests, and sound there none or custom, upon thein.

of the souls of Levi. 23 And thon, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy 16 Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for God, that is in thine hanıl, set magistrales Shemaiah, and for Elnathen, and for Jarib, and judges, which may judge all the people and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for that are beyond the river, all such as know Zechariahi, and for Meshullam, chief men; the laws of thy God; and teach ye them ihail also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men or know them not.

understanding 26 Aud whosoever will not do the law of 17 And I sent them with commandment thy God, and the law of the king, let judg- unto Idde the chief, at the place Casiphia, ment be executed speedily upon him, whether and I told them what they should say unto it be unto deaths, or to banishment, or to con- Iddo, and to his brethren ihe Netliníns, at fiscation of goods, or to imprisonment. the place Casiphia, that they should bring

27 | Blessed be the LORD God of our fa. Junto us ministers for the house of our God. thers, which liath put such a thing as this in 18 And, by the good hand of our God upon the king's beart, lo beautify the louse of the us, they brought us a man of understanding LORD which is in Jerusalem;

of the sons of Mahili, the son of Levi, the son 23 And hath extended mercy unlo me be- of Israel; and Sherepiah, with bis suns and fore the king and his counsellors, and before his brethren, eighteen; all the king's mighty princes : and I was 19 And Hashabialı, and with liim Jeshiaiala Mrengthened as the land of the Lord my of the sons of Merari, his brethren and their God rus upon me; and I gathered together sons, twenty ; out of Israel chief inen to go up with nie. 20 Also of the Nethinirts, wbom David and CHAP. Vin

the princes had appointed for the service of THESE are now the chief of their fathers, the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethiwent up with me from Babylon, in the reigo 21 4 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the of Artaxerxes the king.

river of Ahara, that we might afflict our 2 of the sons of Phinehas ; Ciershom : or selves before our God, to seek of bim a right

way for us, and for our little ones, and for

CHAP. IX. all our substance. 22 For I was achamed to require of the Norlice len these things were dong, tha

princes came to me, saving, The people king a band of solliers a:id bursemen 10 help of Israel, and the priests, and he Levilis, us against the enemy in the way: because we have not separated themselves from the peolad spoken unto the king, saying, The han ple of the lands, doing according to ibir of our God is upon all thein for good that abominations, even of the Canaanites, 1 de seek hin; fat his power and his wratii is Hirlites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the against all them thai forsake him.

Ammonites, the Moabiles, the Egyptians, 23 So we fasted, and besought our God for and the Amorites. this; and he was entreated of us.

2 For they have taken of their daughters 21 | Then I separated Iwelve of the clier for themselves, and for their sons; co that of the priests, Shere'sialı, Hlashalviah, and len tie holy seed lave mingled themselves with of their brethren with them,

the people of those lands. yea, the hand of 25 And weigled unto them the silver, and the princes and rulers hath been clief in this the gold, and ihe vessels, eren the offering of trespass. the house of our God, which the king, and 3' And when I heard this thing, I rent the his counseliers, and his lorus, and all Israel garment and my mantle, and plucked off the ther, presene, bad offered ;

hair of my head and of my beard, and sal 26 1 even weighed unto their hand six down astonied. nundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver 4 Then were assembled unto me every one vessels an Hundred talents, and of gold an that trembled at the words of the God of Ishundred talents,

rael, because of the transgression of those that 27 Also ewenty basons of gold of a thou- bad beer, carried away; and I sat astonied sand drams, and two vessels of fine copper, until the evening sacrifice. precious as gold.

5 | And at the evening sacrifice I arose 28 And I said unto :bem, Ye are holy unto up from my heaviness; and, liaving rent my the LORD); the vessels are lioiy also; and the garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, silver and the gold are a free-will-offering and spread out my hands unto the LORD my unto the Lord God of your fathers : God,

29. Watch ye, and keep them, until ye 6 'And said, O my God, I am. ashamed and weigh them before the chief of the priests blush to lift up my face lo thee, my God: for and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of our iniquities are increased over our head, and Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the our trespass is grown up unto the heavens. house of the LORD.

7 Since the days of our fathers hare we 30 So took the priests and the Levites the been in a great trespass unto this day; and weight of the silver, and the gold, and the for our iniquities have we, our kings, od vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem, unio the our priests, been delivered into the land of house of our God.

the kings of the lands, to the sword, to cap. 31 | Tien we departed from the river of tivity and to a spoil, and to confusion of tare, Ahava on the twellth day of the first month, as it is this day: to go unto Jerusalem : aid the land of our 8 And now for a little space grace hath been God was upon us, and he delivered us from shewed from the Lorn our God, to leave us a the land of the enemy, and of as lay in remnant lo escape, and to give us a nail in his wait by the way.

holy place, that our God maylighten oureres, 32 And we came to Jerusalemn, and alcde an:) give us a little reviving in our bondage there three days.

9 For we were bond-men; yet our God 33 l Now, on the fourtlı day was the silver, hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but both and the gold, and the vessels, weighied in the extended mercy unto us in the sight of the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to see the son of Uriah the priest ; and with liim up the louse of our God, and to repair the roas Eleazar the son of Phinelias ; and with desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Juilahı and in Jerusalem. Noadiah the son of Bingui, Levites;

10 And now, ( our God, what shall we 34 By number and by weight of every one : say after this? for we have forsaken thy com. and all the weight was wrillen at that time. mandments,

3. Also the childreu of those that bad been U Which thou hast cominandeul hy thy ser. carried away, which were come out of the vants the prophets, saying, The land, unto captivity, offered burnt-offerings unto the which ye go to possess il, is an unclean luar God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, with tlie filuliness of the people of the lands, ninety and six rams,seventy and seven lambs, wi!h their abominations, which have filled it twelve he-goats for a sin-offering : all this from one end to another with theiruncleanness. was a burn-offering unto the LOK).

12 Now therefore give not your daughters 36 And they delivered the king's com- unto their sons, neither take iheir daughters missions unto the king's lieutenants, and to unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their the governors on this side the river; and wealth for ever; that ye may be strong, and they furthered the people, and the house of eat the good of the land, and leave it for an God

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13 And after all that is come upon us for vare ; and separate yourselves from the peoPr evil deeds, and for our great trespass, sec-ple of the land, and (rom the strange wives. ing that thou our God basi punisi:ed us les 12 Then all the congregation answered and than our iniquities deserve, and last given us said with a loud voice, is thou hast said, so suci deliverance as this ;

inust we do. U Should we again break thiy cominand 13 Bulthe peopleure inany, and il is a time nents, and join in aslinity with ine people of of much raili, and we are not able to stand thiese abo:ninations ? wouldest not thou be without, neiilier is this a work of one day or angis with its till thou hadst consumed uts, so: o: for we are many that have transgressed Hai there should be no remnant nor escaping in this thing.

150 Lori Ciod of Israel, thou art righteous;. 1+ Let now our rulers of all the congrega. for we remain yelescaped, as it is this day: be-tion stand, and let all them which have taken lvold, we are before thee in our trespasses; for strange wives in our cities come at appointed we cannot stand before thee because of this. times, and with then the elders of every city, CHAP. X.

and the judges thereof, until the fierce wraih TOW, when Ezra liad prayed, and when of our God for this maiter he turned from us.

lie la confessed, weeping and casting 15 1 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel, and himsell down before the bouse of God, there Jalaziah the son of Tikvah, were employed assembled wito him out of Israel a very great about this matter; and Meshuilam and Shalcongregation of men, and women, and chil- betinai the Levite helped them. uren: for the people wept very sore.

16 And the children of the captivity did so. 2 And Shechaniali tie son of Jeliiel, one of and Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the the sons of Elam, answered and said unto fathers, alter the house of their fathers, and Ezra, We have trespassed against our Cod, all of them by their names, were separated and liave taken strange wives of the people and sat dowv in the first day of the leoth of tlie land ; yet now there is hope in Israel month to examine the matter. conceruing Uis thing.

17 And they made an end with all the men 3 Now iberefore let us make a covenantlihat bad taken strange wives by the first day with our God to put away all the wives, and of the first month. such as are born of them, according to the 18 And among the sons of the priests counsel of my lord, and of those thai tremble there wery found that bad taken strange at the commandment of our God; and let i! wives ; namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son be done according to the law.

of Jozádak, and his brethren : Maaseiab, and 4 Arise ; for this inatter belongeth untotliee: Eliezer, and Jarih, and Gedalialı. we also will be with thee: be of good cour 19 And they gave their liands that they age, and do it.

woull put away their wives; and, being gui!. 5 Then arose Cizra, and made ile clieli, they offered a ram of die flock for thra priests, the Levites, and all Israel, t wear trespass. at they should do according lo th: rd a) and of the sons of Immer; llanani and they sware.

eladiah. 6 1 Then Ezra rose up from

21 And of the sons ofllarim; Maaseiah.eliu Qouse of God, and went in:o the cumber of lijah and Shemaiah,andJehiel,and Uzziuh, Jobman the son of Lliashib : and uhen be 2 Andorthe sonsof Pashur, Elioenai, Maacame thither, he did eat nio bread, nor drink rialı, Islimael, Netbaneel, Jozaba:1, and Ela. water; for he mourned because of the traus-, sali. gression of them that had been carried away. W3 Also of the Levites; Jozabad, and Shi.

7 And they made proclamation throughout mei, and Kelaiali, (thie same is Kelita,) Pen Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children of thalialı, Judah, and Eliezer. the captivity, that they should gather them 21 of the singers alco; Eliaslib: and of the selves together unto Jerusalem ;

porters ; Shallum, and Telem, and Uri. 8 And that whosoever would not come 25 Moreover, of Israel: of the sons of Pawithin three days, according to the counsel rosh ; Ramialı,and Jeziah, and Malchialı,and of the princes and the elders, all his substance Miamin, and Ejeazar, and Malelijalı, and should be forfeited, and himself separated Benaiali. from the congregation of those that liad been 26 And of the sons of Elain; Maltaniah, carried away:

Zechariali, and Jeliicel, and Abdi, and Jere. 9 & Then all the men of Judah and Benja-motii, and Sliah. min gathered themselves together unto Jeru. 27 And of the sons of Zattu ; Elioenai, Elisalem within three days: it was the ninth ashib, Maltaniali, and Jeremcth, and Zabad, month, and the lwentieth day of the month; and Aziza. and all the people sat in the street of the house 28 Of the sons also of Bebai ; Jeholanan, of God, trembling because of this matter, and Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai. for the great rain.

29 And of the sons of Bani; Meshullam, 10And Ezra tie priest stood up and said unto Mallucli, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken and Ramoth. strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israei. 30 And of the sons of Pa'ath-moab; Adna,

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And of the sons of Harin, Eliezer, Ishi 38 And Bani, and Binnvi, Slimer. n, Malchial, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

39 And Shielemiah.andNathan,and Ada:ab 32 Benjamin, Malluch, anu Shemariah. 40 Maclinadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

33 Orthe sons of Haslum; Maltenai, Mal 41 Azareel, and Shelemials, Sliemarjali, tar!alı. Zalad, Eliphelel,Jeremai, Manasseb, 42 Shallum, Amariali, and Joseph. au Shimei.

13 of the sons of Nebo; Jerel, Miarritlij. 34 Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram, ah, Zabad, Zebina, Jajan, and Joel, Bena and l'el

iah. S5 Benaiali, Bedeiab, Chelluh,

41 All these had taken strange wives; and 36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliasbih, some of them liad wives by whom they had ¿? Maitaniah, Maitenai, and Jaasall. children.

[ The Book of NEHEMIAH. CHAP. I.

CHAP. II. TIE words and leaned the same on Map AND came to pass in the month Nisan, in mont! Chisley, in the twentieth year, as I king, that wine rrus before him ; and I took was in Shushan the palace,

up the wine, and gave it into the king: Now Iliat Hanami, one of my brethren, came, I had not been beforetime sad in his prehe and certain mien of Judah; and I asked sence. tem concerning the Jews that bad escaped, 12 Therefore the king said unto me, W'hy which were less of ille captivity, and concern- is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not ing Jerusalem.

sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart 3 And they said unto me, The remnant tha! Then I was very sore afraid, ere left of the captivity there in the province 3 And said unto the king, Let the king live are in great afiliciion and reproaclı: the wall for ever: why should not my countenance he of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' gates thereof are burned with fire.

sepulcires, lieth waste, and the gaies there4 1 And it came to pass, when I heard these of are consumed with fire ? words, that I sat down and wept, and mourn 4 Then the king said unto me, For what er certain days, and fasted, and prayed be- dost thou make request ? So I prayed to the fore the God of heaver,

God of heaven. 5 And said, I beseerli thee, () LORD Go! 5 And I said unto the king, If it please the of heaven, the great and terrible God, that king, and if thy servant have found favour ! keepeih covenant and mercy for them that in thy sight, that thou woullest send me an. love him, and observe lis conimandments: 10 Judali, unto the city of my fathers' sepub

6 Let thine ear now he attentive, and thine chres, that I may huild it. eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer 5 And the king said unto me (the queer also of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, sitting byhim,) For how long shallılıy journey day and night, for the children of Israel iliy' be? and when wilt thou return? So ilpleased servants, and confess the sins of the children the ki:g to send me; and I set him a time. of Israel, whicli we have sinned against thee: 7 Moreover, I said unto the king, Il'it please both I and my father's house have sinnerl. the king, let letters be given me to the go

7 We have dealt very corruptly against vernors beyond the river, that they may conthee, and have not kept the commandments, vey me over, till I come into Judah; por the statutes, nor the judgments, which 8 And a letter unlo Asaph the keeper of the thoa commandedst thy servane Moses. king's forest, that he may give me iimber 19

8 Remember, I beseech thee, the word make lwams for the gates of the palace which that thou cominandedst thy servant Moses, appertained to the house, and for the wall of saying, !! ye transgress, I will scatter you the city, and for the house that I shall ener abrvad ainong the nations :

into. And the king grantec me, according to 9 But if ye turn unto me, and keep my the good band of my God upon me. co'nmandments, and do them, though there 97 Then I came to the governors beyond were of you cast out unto the uttermost part the river, and gave them ihe king's leiters. of the heaven, yet will I gather them from (Now the king had sent captains of the army thence, and will bring them unto the place and horsemen with me.) that I have chosen to set my name there. 10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and To

10 Now these are thy servants, and thy|biah the servant, the Ammonite, beard of it, people, whoin thou hast redeemed by diyir grieved them exceedingly that there was great power, and by thy sliong hand. come a man to seek the welfare of the chile !

110 Lorn, I beseeci ihee, lei now thine ear dren of Israel. be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and 11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there to the prayer of thy'servants, who desire to fear three days. thy name; and prosper, I'pray ibee,tlıy servant 12 11 And I arose in the night, I and some this day, ard grani bini mercy in the sight of few men with me; neither told'1 ony man wie man.

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Jerus lem: neither was there any; beasi with 7 And next unto them repaired Melatiah me, save the beast that I rode uponi. the Gibeonile, and Jadon ihe Meionothite,

13 And I went out hy niglit by the gate of the men of Gibeon and of Mizpali, unto the the valley, even before the dragon-well

, and i!role of the governor on this side the to the dung-port, and viewed the walls of Je- river. rusalem, which were broken down, and the & Next unto liim repaired Uzziel the son of zales thereof were consumed with fire.

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, of the goldsmitlis. Next unto him 14 Then I went on to the gate of the foun- also repaired Hauanial the son of one of the tain, and to the king's pool: but there was no apothecaries; and they fortified Jerusalein place for the beast thai ras under me to pass unto the broad wall

15. Then went I up in the night by the 9 And next unto them repaired Rephaiah brook; and viewed the wall, and turned the son of Hur, the ruler of 'llie half part oi back, and entered by the gate of the valley, Jerusa em. and so returned.

10 And next unto them repaired Jedaiah 16 And the rulers knew not whither I went, the son of Harumaph, even over against his or what I did; neither had l as yet told it to bouse. And next unto him repaired Hattush the jews, nor to the priests, nor io the nobles, the son of Ilasbabniah. nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the 11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hawork.

shub the son of Paliath-moab, repaired the 17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the dis- other piece, and the tower of the furnaces. tress that we are in, low Jerusalem lieth waste, 12 And next unto himn repaired Shallun and the gates thereof are burued with fire: the son of Halloliesh, the ruler of the half part cumie, and let us build up the wall of Jerusa- of Jerusalem, he and his daughters. lem, that we be no more a reproach.

13 Tlie valley-gate repaired Hanun, and 18 Tlien I told them of the hand of my llie inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and Gol which was good upon me; as also the set up the doors thereof, ine locks thereof, King's words that lie had spoken unto me. and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits And they said, Let us rise up and build. So on the wail unto the dung-gate. they strengthened their hands for this good 14 But the dung-gate repaired Malchiah the work.

son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Beth-hac19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and cerein; he built it, and set up the doors thereTobiah the servant, the Ainionile, and Ge- of; the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. shem the Arabian, heard il, they laughed us 15 But the gate of the fountain repaired to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is Shallum the son of Cot-hozeli, the ruler or this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, the king?

and set up the doors thereof, the locks there. 20 llien answered I them, and said unto of, and the bars thereol, and the wall of the them, The God of heaven, he will prosper pool of Siloal hy tlie king's garden, and unaz; therefore we his servants will arise and to the stairs thai go down from the city of build: but

ye have no portion, nor right, nor David. memorial, in Jerusalem.

16 After him repaired Nehemiah the sou CHAP. JIJ,

uf Azbuk, the ruler of the hall part of Betliwith his brethren the priests, and they of David, and to ine pool that was made, and builded the sheep-gale: they sanctified it,and unto the house of the mighty. set up the doors of it; even unto the tower 17 And after bin repaired the Levites, of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower Relum the son of Bani.' Next unto liim reof Hananeel.

paired Hashabiah, the ruler of the hall part 2 And next unto him builded the men of|of Keilah, in his part. Jericho. And next to them builded Zaccur 18 After him repaired their brethren, Bathe son of Imri.

vai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the liais 3 But the fish-gate did the sons of Hasse-part of Keilan. naah build, who ulso laid the beams thereof, 19 And next to him repaired Ezer the son and set up the doors thereof, the locks there for Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another piece of, and the bars thereof.

over against the going up to the armoury; al 4 And next unto them repaired Meremoin the turning of the irall. the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And were 20 After hínı Baruch the son of Zabbai earunto them repaired Meshullam the son of Be- nestly repaired the other piece, from the turnrechiah, the son of Meshezabeel. And next ing of the wall unto the door of che house of unto them repaired Zadok the son of Baana. Eliashib the high priest.

5 And nexi unto them the Tekoites repair- 21 After bim repaired Meremoth the son of ed: but their nobles pul not their necks in Urijah, the son of Koz, another piece, from the work of their LORD.

the door of the house of Eliashib, even to the 6 Moreover the old gale repaired Jehoiada end of the house of Eliashib. the son of Paseah, and Meshillam the son of 22 And after him repaired the priests, the Besodeiah: they laid the beams thereof, and men of the plain. set up the doors thereof, and the lacks there 23 After him repaired Benjamin and Haof, and the bars therenf

Ishub over against their house. After lim re

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