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The builders of the tall. NEHEMIAH.
The enemy scoffert. unto bim repaired Hattush the son of 26 Moreover the Nethinims dwelt in Hasbahniah.
Ophel, unto the place over against the 11 Malchijab the con of Harim, and water-gate towards the east, and the Hashub the son of Pahath-moab, re- tower that lietb out. paired the other piece, and the tower 99 After then the Tekoites repaired of tbe furnaces.
another piece, over against the grest 12 And next uato him repaired lower that lieth out, even onto the Shallurn the son of Halobesh, the wall of Ophel. ruler of the half part of Jerusalem, be 28 From above the horse-gate re. and bis daughters.
paired the priests, every one over 13 The valley-gate repaired Hanun, against bis bouse. and the inhabitants of Zanoab : they 29 After the repaired Zadok the built it, and set up the doors thereof, son of Immer over against bis houst. the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, After him repaired also Shemaiah the and a thousand cubits on the wall urito son of Shechaniab, the keeper of the the dung-gate.
east gate. 14 But ibe dung-gate repaired Mal 30 After him repaired Hanar.iah the cbiah the son of Recbab, the ruler of son of Shelemiab, and Hanun the sixth part of Beth-baccercm; he built it, / son of Zalaph, another piece. After and set up the doors thereof, the him repaired Meshullam the son of locks thereof, and the bars thereof. Berechiah over against his chamber.
15 But the gate of the fountain 31 After him repaired Malchiab the repaired Sballum the son of Col-bozeh, goldsmith's son, unto the place of the the ruler of part of Mizpab; he built Nethinims, and of the merchants, it, and covered it, and set up the over against the gate Mipbkad, and to doors thereof, the locks the.eof, and the going up of the corner. the bars ibereof, and the wall of the 32 And between the going up of tbe pool of Siloah by the king's garden, corder unto the sheep-gate repaired and unto the stairs that go down from the goldsmiths and the mercbants. the city of David.
CHAP. IV. 16 Alter bim repaired Nebemiab the BUT it came to pass that when son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half
we part of Beth-zur, unto the place over the wall, he was wroth, and took against the sepulchres of David, and great indignation, and mocked the to the pool that was made, and uxo Jews. sbe bouse of the mighty.
2 And te spake before his brethren 17 After him repaired the le- and the army of Samaria, and said, vites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next What do these feeble Jews? will they unto him repaired Hasbahiah, the fortify themselves will they sacrifice puler of the half part of Keilah, in will they make an end in a day will his part.
they retire the stones out of the beaps IS After him repaired their hrethren, ofibe rubbish which are burned? Bavai the son of Henadad, the ruler 3 Now Tobiab the Ammonite was of the half part of Keilab.
by him, and he said, Even that which 19 And next to him repaired Ezera they build, if a fox go up, he shall the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Miz. even break down their stone wall. pah, another piece over against the 4 Hear, O our God; for we are degoing up to the armory at the turning spised : and turn their reproach upon of the wall.
their own head, and give them for a 20 After him Baruch the son of prey in the land of captivity: Zabbai earnestly repaired the other 5 And cover not their iniquity, and piece, from tbe turning of the wall let not their sin be blotted out from unto the door of the house of Eliashib before thee : for they bave provoked the high priest.
thee to anger before the builders. 21 After him repaired Meremoth the 6 So built we the wall, and all the son of Urijah the son of Koz another wall was joined together unto the half
piece, froin the door of Vie house of thereof; for the people had a mind to • Eliasbib even to the end of the house work. of Eliashib.
7. But it came to pass, that when 22 And after him repaired the Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arapriests the men of the plain.
bians, and the Ammonites, and the 23. After him repaired Becjamin and Ashdodites, beard that the walls of Hashub over against their house. After Jerusalem were made up, and that the Dim repaired Azariab the son of Maa- breaches began to be stopped, then Gerab the son of Ananiah by his house. tbey were very wroth,
24 After him repaired Pinnui the 8 And conspired all of them together son of Henadad another piece, from to come and to fight against JerusaEbe house of Azariah unto the turning lemn, and to hinder ii. of the wail even into the corner.
9 Nevertheless we made our prayer 95 Palal the son of Uzai, over against unto our God, and set a watch against the turning of the wall, and the tower them day and night, because of them. which lieth out from the king's bigb 10 And Judah said, The strength vi Louse, that was by the court of tte the bearers of burdens is decayed, and After Linn Pedaind the son of there is much rubbish: so that we are
not able to build he wali.
Nchemiah appoinleth e ratch. CHAP. V.
Ae reformeth them And our adversaries said, They have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, sball not know, Deither see, till we and bouses, that we mighi buy com, Conie in the midst among them, and because of the dearth. slay them, and cause the work to cease. A There were also that said, we
12 And it came to pass, that wben have borrowed money for the king's the Jews which dwelt by then came, tribute, and that upon our lands ana they said unto us ten times, From all vineyards. places whence ye shall return unto us 5 Yet now our flesb is as the flesh of they will be upon you.
our brethren, our cbildren as their 13 Therefore set 1 in the lower children: and lo, we bring into booplaces bebind the wall, and on the dage our sons and our daughters to be higher places, I even set the people servants, and some of our daugbters after their families with their swords, are brought into bondage already : their spears, and their bows.
neither is it in our power to redeem 14 And I looked, and rose up, and them; for other men have our lands said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and vineyards. and to the rest of the people, Be not 6 And I was very angry when ! ve afraid of them : remember the beard their cry and these words. LORD, which is great and terrible, and 7 | Then I consulted with myself, and fight for your bretbren, your sons, 1 rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and your daughters, your wives, and and said unto them, Ye exact usury, your bouses.
every one of his brother. And 1 set a 15 And it came to pass, when our great assembly against them. enemies beard that it was known unto 8 And I said unto them, We astei us, and God bad brougbt their counsel our ability have redeemed our breto nought, ibat we returned all of us thren the Jews, which were sold untu to the wall, every one unto bis work. the heathen ; and will ye even se!!
16 And it came to pass from tbat your brethren! or shall tbey be sold time forth, that the ball of my ser- unto us! Then held they their peace, vants wrought in the work, and the and found nothing to answer. other balf of them held both the 9 Also I said, it is not good ibat ye spears, the shields, and the bows, and do: ought ye not to walk in the fear the habergeons; and the rulers were of our God, because of the reproach of behind all the house of Judah.
the beathen our enemies? 17 They which builded on the wall, 10 I likewise, and my brethren, and ard they that bare burdens, with those my servants, might exact of them that laded, every one with one of his money and corn: I pray you, let us hands wrough: in the work, and with leave off tbis usury. the otber hand beld a weapon.
di Restore, I pray, you, to them, 18 For the builders, every one bad even this day, their lands, their vinehis sword girded by his side, and so yards, their oliveyards, and tbeir builded. And be that sounded the houses, also the bundredth part of trumpet was by me.
tbe money, and of the corn, the wine, 19 And I said unto the nobles, and and the oil, that ye exact of them. to the rulers, apd to the rest of the 12 Then said they, We will restore people, The work is great and large, them, and will require nothing of them; and we are separated upon the wall, so will we do as thou sayest. Then i one far from another.
called the priests, and cook an oath 20 In what place therefore ye bear of them, that they should do accordthe sound of the trumpet, resort ye ing to this promise. thither unto us : our God sball fight 13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So for us.
God sbake out every man from his 21 So we laboured in the work : and house, and from his labour, that perbalf of them beld the spears from the formeth not this promise, even thus rising of the morning till the stars be be sbaken out, and emptied. And appeared.
all tbe congregation said, Amen, and 92 Likewise at the same time said I praised the LORD. And the people unto the people, Let every one with did according to this promise. his servant lodge within Jerusalem, 14 [ Moreover from the time that I that in the night they may be a guard was appointed to be their governor in io us, and labour on the day.
the land of Judah, from the twentieth 23 So neither 1, nor my brethren, year even unto the two and thirtieth nor my servants, nor the men of the year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, guard which followed me, none of us iwelve years, I and my brethren have put off our clothes, saving that every not eaten the bread of the gorernor. one put them off for washing.
15 But the former governors that CHAP. V.
had been before me were chargeable AND there was a great cry of the unto the people, and had taken of
people and of their wives against them bread and wine, besides forty their brethren the Jews.
shekels of silver : yea, even their ser2 For there were that said, We, our vants bare rule over the people: but sons, and our daughters, ar! many : so did not I, because of the fear of therefore we take up corn for them, God. that we may eat, and live.
16 Yea, also I continued in the 3 Some also there were that said, Wel work of this wall, neither brought we
Sonballos's evil practice.
NEHEMIAH. The work is finished. any land : and all my servants were 11 And I said, Should such a mag gathered thither unto the work. as I flee? and who is there, that, being
17 Moreover there were at my table as I am, would go into the temple to an hundred and fifty of the Jews and save his life? I will not go in. rulers, besides those that came unto 12 And lo, I perceived that God us from among the beathen that are had not sent him; but that he proabout us.
nounced this prophecy against me: for 18 Now that which was prepared Tobiah and sanballat had hired bim. for me daily was one ox and six choice 13 Therefore was be hired, that I sheep: also fowls were prepared for should be afraid, and do so, and sin, me, and once in fen days store of and that they migbt have matter for all sorts of wine : yet for all this re- an evil report, that they might required not I the bread of the governor, proach me. because the bondage was heavy upon 14 My God, think thou upon Tobiah this people.
and Sanballat according to these their 19 Think upon me, my God, for works, and on the prophetess Noagood, according to all that I have done dial, and the rest of the prophets, for this people,
that would have put me in fear. CH AP. VI.
15 T So the wall was 6nished in the NOWait came to pass, when San: twenty, and fifth day of the month
ballat, two . ibe Arabian, and the rest of our ene 16 And it came to pass, that when mies, heard that I had builded the all our enemies heard thereof, and all wall, and that there was no breach the heathen that were about us saw left therein ; (though at that time I these things, they were much cast bad not set up the doors upon the down in their own eyes : for they per gates ;)
ceived that this work was wrought of 2 Tbat Sanballat and Geshem sent our God. unto me, saying, Come, let us meet 17 Moreover in those days the notogether in some one of the villages in bles of Judab sent many letters unto the plain of Ono. But they thought Tobiab, and the letters of Tobiah came to do me iniscbier.
unto them. 3 And I sent messengers unto them, 18 For there were many in Judah saying, I am doing a great work, so sworn unto him, because he was the that I cannot come down : why should son-in-law of Shechaniah the son of the work cease, whilst I leave it, and Arah : and his son Jolanan had taken come down to you?
the daughter of Meshullam the son of 4 Yet they sent unto me four times Berechiah. after this sort: and I answered them 19 Aiso they reported his good deeds after the same manner.
before me, and uttered my words to 5 Then sent Sanballat his servant him. And Tobiab sent letters to put unto me in like manner the fifth time me in fear. with an open letter in his hand;
CHAP. VII. Wherein was written, it is re: Now it came to pass, when the ported among the and mu saith it, that thou and the Jews the doors, and the porters, and the think to rebel : for which cause thousingers, and the Levites were ap. buildest the wall, that thou mayest pointed, be their king, according to these 2 That I gave my brother Hanani, words.
and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, 7 And thou hast also appointed charge over Jerusalem : for he was a prophets to preach of thee at Jerusa- faithful man, and feared God above lem, saying, There is a king in Judah: many. and' now shall it be reported to the 3 And I said unto tbem, Let not king according to these words. Come the gates of Jerusalem be opened until Dow, therefore, and let us take coun- the sun be hot : and wbile they stand sel together.
by, let them shut the doors, and bar 8 Then I sent unto him, saying, them: and appoint watches of the inThere are no such things done as thou habitants of Jerusalem, erery one in Bayest, but thou feignest them out of bis watch, and every one to be over thise own beart.
against his house. 9 For they all made us afraid, say 4 Now the city was large and great : ing, Their hands shall be weakened but the people were few therein, and froin the work, that it be not done. the houses were not builded. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my 5 And my God put into mine heart hands.
to gather together the nobles, and the 10 Afterward I came unto the house rulers, and the people, that they of Sbemaiah the son of Delaiah the might be reckoned by genealogy. And son of Mebetabeel, who was shut up: I found a register of the genealogy of and he said, Let us meet together in thein which came up at the first, and the house of God, within the temple, found written therein, and let us shut the doors of the tem 6 These are the children of the prople : for they will come to slay thee; vince, that went up out of the capti. Sen, in the night will they come to slay vity, of those that had been carried
register of those that CHAP. vir. returned from Babylon. * Babylon had carried away, and 39. The priests: the children of came again tollerusalem and to Judab, sedaiah, of the bouse of Jeshua, nine every one unto his city ;
bundred seventy and three. 7 w bo came with Zerubbabel, Je 40 The children of Immer, a thousbua, Nebemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, sand ffty and two. Nabamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mis 41 The children of Pasbur, a tboupereth, Bigvai, Nebum, Baanab. Tbe sand two hundred forty and seven. number, I say, of the men of the 42 The children of Harim, a thou people of Israel was this;
sand and seventeen. 8 The children of Paroslı, two thou 43 | The Levites: the children of sand an hundred seventy and two. Jeshua, of Kadriel, and of the chil.
9 The children of Shephatiah, three dren of Hodevah, seventy and four. bundred seventy and two.
44 The singers: the children of 10 The children of Arah, six hun. Asaph, an hundred forty and eight. dred fifty and two.
45 The porters: the children of 11 The children of Pabath-moab, Shallum, the children of Ater, the of the children of Jeshua and Joab, children of Talmon, the children of two thousand and eight hundred and Akkub, the children of Hatita, the eighteen.
children of Sbobai, an hundred ibirty 12 The children of Elam, a thousand and eigbt. two hundred fifty and four.
46 | The Nethinims: the children 13 The children of Zattu, eight hun- of Ziba, the children of Hasbupha, dred forty and five.
the children of Tabbaoth, 14 The children of Zaccai, seven 47 The children of Keros, the chil. hundred and threescore.
dren of Sia, the chdren of Padon, 15 The children of Bingui, six hun 43 The children of Lebana, the chiidred forty and eight.
dren of Hagaba, the children of Shai. 16 The children of Bebai, six hun- mai, dred twenty and eight.
49 The children of Hanan, the 17 The children of Azgad, two thon- children of Giddel, the children of sand three turdred twenty and two. Gahar,
19 The children of Adonikam, six 50 The children of Reaiah, the hundred threescore and seven.
children of Rezin, the children of 19 The children of Bigvai, two thou. Nekoda, sand threescore and seven.
51 The children of Gazzam, the 20 The children of Adin, six bun- children of Uzza, the children of dred fifty and five.
Pbaseal, 21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah 52 The children of Besai, the chilninety and eight.
dren or Meurin, the children of 22 The children of Hashum, three Nephishesim, bundred twenty and eight.
53 I be children of Bakbuk, the 23 The chiidren of Bezai, three bun children of Hakupba, the children of dred twenty and four.
Harbur, 94 The children of Hariph, an bun. 54 The children of Bazlith, the dred and twelve.
children of Mebida, the children of 25 The children of Gibeon, ninety Harsba, and five.
55 The children of Barkos, the chi26 The men of Beth-lehem and Ne-dren of Sisera, the cbildren of Tamah, tophah, an hundred foursccre and 56 The children of Nozial, the eigbt.
children of Hatipba. 27 The men of Anathoth, an hun 57 T The children of Solomon's ser. dred twenty and eight.
vants: the children of Sutai, the chile 29 The men of Beth-azmaveth, forty dren of Sophereth, the children of on two.
Perida, 99 The men of Kirjath-jearim, Che 58 The children of Jaala, the chilphirah, and Beeroth, seven bundred dren of Darkon, the children of forty and three.
Giddel, 30 The men of Ramah and Gaba, 59 The children of Shephatiah, the six hundred twenty and one.
children of Hattil, the children of 31 The men of Michmas, an hun- Pochereth of Zebaim, the children dred and twenty and two.
of Amon. The men of Beth-el and Ai, an 60 All the Nethinims, and the chil. bundred twenty and three.
dren of Solomon's servants, were 33 The men of the other Nebo, fifty three hundred ninety and two: and two
61 And these were they which went 34 The children of the other Elam, up also from Tel-melah, Tel-haresha, a thousand two hundred fifty and four cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they
35 The children of Harim, three could not shew their father's house, bundred and twenty.
nor their seed, wbether they were of 36 The children of Jericho, three Israel. bundred forty and five.
62 The children of Delaiah, the 37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and cbildren of Tobiah, the children of Ono, seven hundred twenty and one. Nekoda, six hundred forty and two.
38 The children of Senaah, three 63 Án of the priests: the children lousand nige hundred and thirty. of Habaiab, the children of Xoz te
The substance and oblation: NEHEMIAH.
The law is read, children of Barzillai, which took anc, on his right hand ; and on his let of the daughters of Barzillai the band, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Gileadite to wife, and was called ar- Malchiab, and Hashum, and Hashbater their name.
dana, Zechariah, and Mesbullam. 64 These sought their register among 5 And Ezra opened the book in those that were reckoned by gene- the sight of all the peopie; (for, he alogy, but it was not found :, therefore was above all the people and when were they, as polluted, put from the be opened it, all the people stood up: priesthood.
6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the 65 And the Tirshatha said unto great God. And all the people anthem, that they should not eat of the swered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up most holy things, till there stood up a their hands : and they bowed their priest with Urim and Thummim. beads, and worshipped the LORD with
66 The whole congregation toge- their faces to the ground. ther was forty and two thousand 7 Also Jesbua, and Bani, and Sherethree hundred and threescore.
biah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodi67 Besides their man-servants and jab, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariab, Jozatheir maid-servants, of whom there bad, Hagan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, were seven thousand three hundred caused the people to understand the thirty and seven: and they had iwo law; and the people stood in their hundred forty and five singing-men place. and singing-women.
8 So they read in the book in the 68 Their borses, seven hundred law of God distinctly, and gave the thirty and six: their mules, two bun- sense, and caused them to understand dred forty and five
the reading. 69 Their camels, four hundred thirty 9 | And Nehemiah, which is the and five : six thousand seven hundred Tirsbatha, and Ezra the priest the and twenty asses.
scribe, and the Levites thai taught the 70 | And some of the chief of the people, said unto all the people, This fathers gave unto the work. The day is holy unto the LORD your God; Tirsbatha gave to the treasure a thou- mourn not, cor weep For all the sand drams of gold, fifty basons, five people wept, when they heard the bundred and thirty priests' garments.
words of the law. 71 And some of the chief of the 10 Tben be said unto them, Go fathers gave to the treasure of the your way, eat the fat, and drink the work twenty thousand drams of gold, sweet, and send portions unto tbern aad two thousand and two bundred for whom nothing is prepared : for this pounds of silver.
day is holy into our LORD: neither 72 And that which the rest of the be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD people gave was twenty thousand is your strength. drams of gold, and two thousand il So the Levites stilled all the peopounds of silver, and threescore and ple, saying, Hold your peace, for the seven priests' garments.
day is holy; neither be ye grieved. 73 So the priests, and the Levites, 12 And all the people went their and the porters, and the singers, and way to eat, and to drink, and to send some of the people, and the Netbi- portions, and to make great mirth, nims, and all Israel, dwelt in their because ibey had understood the words cities: and when the seventh montb that were declared unto them. caine, the children of Israel were in 13 4 And on the second day were their cities.
gathered together the chief of the CHAP. VIII.
fathers of all the people, the priests, AND ND all the people gathered them- arid the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe,
selves together as one man into even to understand the words of the the street that was before the water-law. gate; and they spake unto Ezra the 14 And they found written in the scribe to bring the book of the law law which the LORD bad commanded of Moses, which the LORD had com- by Moses, that the cbildren of Israel inanded to Israel.
should dwell in booths in the feast of 2 And Ezra che priest brought the the seventh month : Jaw before the congregation both of 15 And that they should publish and inen and women, and all that could proclaim in all their cities, and in hear with understanding, upon the Jerusalem, saying, Go forib unto the first day of the seventh month. mount, and fetch olive branches, and
3 And he read therein before the pine branches, and myrtle branches, street that was before the water-gate and palm branches, and brancbes of from the morning until mid-day, be- thick trees, to make booths, as u is fore the men and the women, and written. those that could understand : and the 16 [ So the people went forth, and ears of all the people were attentive brought them, and made themselves unto the book of the law.
booths, every one upon the roof of 4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a his bouse, and in their courts, and in pulpit of wood, wbich they bad made the courts of the house of God, and for the purpose ; and beside him stood in the street of the water-gate, and Stithiah, and Sbema, and Anaiah, in the street of the gate of Ephralin. :ijah, and Hilkiab, and Maasciab, 17 Aqd all the congregation of them