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in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the A.C. 444
large and fat land which thou gavest before them, neither
turned they from their wicked works.

36 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land
that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and
the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:

37 And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins : also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in

great distress. 38 And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it ; and our princes, Levites, and priests, * seal unto it. the segling, or,

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1 The names of them that sealed the covenant. 28 The points of the covenant.

1 Now + those that sealed were, Nehemiah, I the Tir-te Hiebe at the shatha, the son of Hachaliah, and Zidkijah,

2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
3 Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah,
4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
8 Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these were the priests.

9 And the Levites : both Jeshua the son of Azanish,
Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;

10 And their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita,
Pelaiah, Hanan,

11 Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,
12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
13 Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.
14 The chief of the people ; Parosh, Pahath-moab,
Elam, Zattbu, Bani,

15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
17 Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur,
18 Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,
19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
21 Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,
22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,
24 Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek,
25 Rehuna, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
26 And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,
27 Malluch, Harim, Baanah.

A.C. 444 to 433.

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a Ex. xxxiv. * 16. Deut, vii. 3. h Ex, xx. 10. Lev, xxiii. 3.



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28 I 2 And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;

29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered

into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which Hebyly the was given * by Moses the servant of God, and to observe

and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;

30 And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons :

31 And if the people of the land bring ware or any Deut. v. 12. victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy

it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day: and that Chey, Ixv. 4. we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of Heb. every pevery debt.

32 Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

33 For the shewbread, and for the continual meat offerxxviii.&xxix. ing, and for the continual burnt offering, of the sabbaths

, of the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God. 34 And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites

, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, after the houses of our fathers, at times appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of the Lord our God, as it is written in the law:

35 And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the LORD :

36 Also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it 8 Ex. xiii. 2 is written 8 in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of

our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of our God:

37 b And that we should bring the firstfruits of our 12. & xvi. Iż, dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of

trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.

38 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Num. xviii. Levites, i when the Levites take tithes : and the Levites

( Ex.xxiii. 19. Lev, xix. 23.

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shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our A.C. 444 God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

39 For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers : and we will not forsake the house of our God.

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1 The rulers, voluntary men, and the tenth man chosen by lot, dwell at Jerusalem.

3 A catalogue of their names. 20 The residue dwell in other cities.
1 And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem : the
rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell
in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other

2 And the people blessed all the men, that willingly of-
fered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.

39 Now these are the chief of the province that dwelt in Jerusalem : but in the cities of Judah dwelt every one in his possession in their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants.

4 And at Jerusalem dwelt certain of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of k Perez;

5 And Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Col- Farid29, hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni.

6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt at Jerusalem were
four hundred threescore and eight valiant men.

7 And these are the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of
Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of
Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of

8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred twenty and

9 And Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer : and Judah the son of Senuah was second over the city.

10 of the priests : Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin.

11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, was the ruler of the house of God.

12 And their brethren that did the work of the house were eight hundred twenty and two: and Adaiah the son of

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A.C. 141. Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of

Zechariah, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchiah,

13 And his brethren, chief of the fathers, two hundred forty and two: and Amashai the son of Azareel, the son of Ahasai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,

14 And their brethren, mighty men of valour, an hundred twenty and eight: and their overseer was Zabdiel,

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15 Also of the Levites : Shemaiah the son of Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;

16 And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chief of the + Heb. were Levites, had the oversight of the outward business of the

house of God.

17 And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

18 All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred fourscore and four.

19 Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their * Heb, at the brethren that kept the gates, were an hundred seventy and gates.


20 9 And the residue of Israel, of the priests, and the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.

21 But the Nethinims dwelt in & Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

22 The overseer also of the Levites at Jerusalem to Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micha. Of the sons of Asaph, the singers were over the business of the house of God.

23 For it was the king's commandment concerning them, 11 Or, to a sure that a certain portion

should be for the singers, due for
24 And Pethaiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the chil-

dren of m Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king's hand in
, 30, all matters concerning the people.

25 And for the villages, with their fields, some of the
children of Judah dwelt at Kirjath-arba, and in the villages
thereof, and at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and at
Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof,
26 And at Jeshua, and at Moladah, and at Beth-phelet

27 And at Hazar-shual, and at Beer-sheba, and in the
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28 And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah, and in the villages A.C. 444 thereof,

29 And at En-rimmon, and at Zareal, and at Jarmuth,

30 Zanoah, Adullam, and in their villages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof, at Azekah, and in the villages thereof. And they dwelt from Beer-sheba unto the valley of Hinnom.

31 The children also of Benjamin * from Geba dwelt + at Or, of Geba. Michnash, and Aija, and Beth-el, and in their villages,

+ Or, to Mich. 32 And at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, 33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim, 34 Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat, 35 Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.

36 And of the Levites were divisions in Judah, and in Benjamin.

NEHEMIAH xi. 1-10. 1 Now these are the " priests and the Levites that went a Ezra ii. 1, 2. up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua : Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, 2 Amariah, I Malluch, Hattush,

* Or, Melicu, 3 Shechaniah, || Rehum, * Meremoth, 4 Iddo, + Ginnetho, Abijah, 5 # Miamin, g Maadiah, Bilgah, 6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,

+ Or, Ginne. 7 || Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chief ihon ver. 16. of the priests and of their brethren in the days of Jeshua.

8 Moreover the Levites : Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, She-diah, ver.in. rebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, which was over * the thanks- "OrSallai, giving, he and his brethren.

psalms of 9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over thanksyiving. against them in the watches.

ver. 14. y Or, Shobaniah, ver. 11. II Or, Harim, ver. 15. * Or, Meraioth, ver. 15.

Or, Minia. min, ver. 17. + ,

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NEHEMIAH XII. VER. 44, TO THE END. 44 9 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions + of the law for the priests That is, arand Levites : * for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the law. Levites that waited.

45 And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of theb. that their God, and the ward of the purification, according to o 1 Chron. the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.

46 For in the days of David Pand Asaph of old there p1 Chron. were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.

1 Heb. for the joy of Judah.

XXV. & xxvi.

XXV. I, &c.

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