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16~NEHEMIAH 001|001` The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,

16~NEHEMIAH 001|002` That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews [S#3064] that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.

16~NEHEMIAH 001|003` And they said to me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.

16~NEHEMIAH 001|004` And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,

16~NEHEMIAH 001|005` And said, I beseech you, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenient and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:

16~NEHEMIAH 001|006` Let yours ear now be attentive, and yours eyes open, that you mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before you now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against y

16~NEHEMIAH 001|007` We have dealt very corruptly against you, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which you command thy servant Moses.

16~NEHEMIAH 001|008` Remember, I beseech you, the word that you command thy servant Moses, saying, If you transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:

16~NEHEMIAH 001|009` But if you turn to me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out to the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from there, and will bring them to the place that I have chosen to set my name there.

16~NEHEMIAH 001|010` Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom you hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.

16~NEHEMIAH 001|011` O Lord, I beseech you, let now yours ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray you, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king's cup bearer.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|001` And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had not been before sad in his presence.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|002` Wherefore the king said to me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing you art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

16~NEHEMIAH 002|003` And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

16~NEHEMIAH 002|004` Then the king said to me, For what dost you make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|005` And I said to the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that you wouldest send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|006` And the king said to me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt you return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|007` Moreover I said to the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;

16~NEHEMIAH 002|008` And a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the

16~NEHEMIAH 002|009` Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|010` When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|011` So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|012` And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|013` And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|014` Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|015` Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|016` And the rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews [S#3064] , nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|017` Then said I to them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|018` Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken to me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.

16~NEHEMIAH 002|019` But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that you do? will you rebel against the king?

16~NEHEMIAH 002|020` Then answered I them, and said to them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but you have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|001` Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even to the tower of Meah they sanctified it, to the tower of Hananeel.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|002` And next to him built the men of Jericho. And next to them built Zaccur the son of Imri.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|003` But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|004` And next to them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And next to them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel. And next to them repaired Zadok the son of Baana.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|005` And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|006` Moreover the old gate repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|007` And next to them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, to the throne of the governor on this side the river.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|008` Next to him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths. Next to him also repaired Hananiah the son of one of the apothecaries, and they fortified Jerusalem to the broad wall.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|009` And next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|010` And next to them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over against his house. And next to him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabniah.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|011` Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hashub the son of Pahathmoab, repaired the other piece, and the tower of the furnaces.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|012` And next to him repaired Shallum the son of Halohesh, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem, he and his daughters.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|013` The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall to the dung gate.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|014` But the dung gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|015` But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and to the stairs that go down from the city of David.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|016` After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Bethzur, to the place over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and to the house of the mighty.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|017` After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of the half part of Keilah, in his part.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|018` After him repaired their brethren, Bavai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the half part of Keilah.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|019` And next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another piece over against the going up to the armory at the turning of the wall.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|020` After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired the other piece, from the turning of the wall to the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|021` After him repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah the son of Koz another piece, from the door of the house of Eliashib even to the end of the house of Eliashib.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|022` And after him repaired the priests, the men of the plain.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|023` After him repaired Benjamin and Hashub over against their house. After him repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiah the son of Ananiah by his house.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|024` After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another piece, from the house of Azariah to the turning of the wall, even to the corner.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|025` Palal the son of Uzai, over against the turning of the wall, and the tower which lieth out from the king's high house, that was by the court of the prison. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|026` Moreover the Nethinims lived in Ophel, to the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|027` After them the Tekoites repaired another piece, over against the great tower that lieth out, even to the wall of Ophel.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|028` From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|029` After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his house. After him repaired also Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|030` After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another piece. After him repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|031` After him repaired Malchiah the goldsmith's son to the place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against the gate Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner.

16~NEHEMIAH 003|032` And between the going up of the corner to the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|001` But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we built the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews [S#3064] .

16~NEHEMIAH 004|002` And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews [S#3064] ? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?

16~NEHEMIAH 004|003` Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|004` Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:

16~NEHEMIAH 004|005` And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before you: for they have provoked you to anger before the builders.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|006` So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together to the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|007` But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,

16~NEHEMIAH 004|008` And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|009` Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|010` And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|011` And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|012` And it came to pass, that when the Jews [S#3064] which lived by them came, they said to us ten times, From all places where you shall return to us they will be upon you.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|013` Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|014` And I looked, and rose up, and said to the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not you afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|015` And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one to his work.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|016` And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the Habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|017` They which built on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|018` For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so built. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|019` And I said to the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|020` In what place therefore you hear the sound of the trumpet, resort you there to us: our God shall fight for us.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|021` So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|022` Likewise at the same time said I to the people, Let every one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and labour on the day.

16~NEHEMIAH 004|023` So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|001` And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews [S#3064] .

16~NEHEMIAH 005|002` For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|003` Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|004` There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|005` Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought to bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|006` And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|007` Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said to them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|008` And I said to them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews [S#3064] , which were sold to the heathen; and will you even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold to us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|009` Also I said, It is not good that you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

16~NEHEMIAH 005|010` I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|011` Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that you exact of them.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|012` Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as you sayest. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|013` Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the Lord. And the people did according to this promise.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|014` Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even to the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|015` But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|016` any land: and all my servants were gathered there to the work.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|017` Moreover there were at my table an hundred and fifty of the Jews [S#3064] and rulers, beside those that came to us from among the heathen that are about us.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|018` Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.

16~NEHEMIAH 005|019` Think upon me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|001` Now it came to pass when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had built the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;)

16~NEHEMIAH 006|002` That Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|003` And I sent messengers to them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?

16~NEHEMIAH 006|004` Yet they sent to me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|005` Then sent Sanballat his servant to me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

16~NEHEMIAH 006|006` Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that you and the Jews [S#3064] think to rebel: for which cause you build the wall, that you mayest be their king, according to these words.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|007` And you hast also appointed prophets to preach of you at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|008` Then I sent to him, saying, There are no such things done as you sayest, but you feignest them out of yours own heart.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|009` For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|010` Afterward I came to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay you; yea, in the night will they

16~NEHEMIAH 006|011` And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|012` And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|013` Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|014` My God, think you upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|015` So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|016` And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|017` Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came to them.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|018` For there were many in Judah sworn to him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

16~NEHEMIAH 006|019` Also they reported his good deeds before me, and uttered my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|001` Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and Levites were appointed,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|002` That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|003` And I said to them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one to be over against his house.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|004` Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not built.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|005` And my God put into mine heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of them which came up at the first, and found written therein,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|006` These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one to his city;

16~NEHEMIAH 007|007` Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number, I say, of the men of the people of Israel was this;

16~NEHEMIAH 007|008` The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|009` The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|010` The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|011` The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand and eight hundred and eighteen.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|012` The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|013` The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|014` The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|015` The children of Binnui, six hundred forty and eight.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|016` The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and eight.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|017` The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|018` The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and seven.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|019` The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and seven.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|020` The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|021` The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|022` The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|023` The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and four.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|024` The children of Hariph, an hundred and twelve.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|025` The children of Gibeon, ninety and five.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|026` The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, an hundred fourscore and eight.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|027` The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|028` The men of Bethazmaveth, forty and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|029` The men of Kirjathjearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty and three.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|030` The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty and one.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|031` The men of Michmas, an hundred and twenty and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|032` The men of Bethel and Ai, an hundred twenty and three.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|033` The men of the other Nebo, fifty and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|034` The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|035` The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|036` The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|037` The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and one.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|038` The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|039` The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|040` The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|041` The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|042` The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|043` The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and of the children of Hodevah, seventy and four.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|044` The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|045` The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, an hundred thirty and eight.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|046` The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hashupha, the children of Tabbaoth,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|047` The children of Keros, the children of Sia, the children of Padon,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|048` The children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the children of Shalmai,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|049` The children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|050` The children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|051` The children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Phaseah,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|052` The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephishesim,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|053` The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|054` The children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|055` The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Tamah,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|056` The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|057` The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|058` The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|059` The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Amon.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|060` All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|061` And these were they which went up also from Telmelah, Telharesha, cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not shew their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|062` The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred forty and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|063` And of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after their name.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|064` These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|065` And the Tirshatha said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|066` The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,

16~NEHEMIAH 007|067` Beside their manservants and their maidservants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and they had two hundred forty and five singing men and singing women.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|068` Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and five:

16~NEHEMIAH 007|069` Their camels, four hundred thirty and five: six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|070` And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the work. The Tirshatha gave to the treasure a thousand drams of gold, fifty basons, five hundred and thirty priests' garments.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|071` And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the treasure of the work twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand and two hundred pound of silver.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|072` And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pound of silver, and threescore and seven priests' garments.

16~NEHEMIAH 007|073` So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, lived in their cities; and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|001` And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spoke to Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded to Israel.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|002` And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|003` And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the book of the law.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|004` And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|005` And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

16~NEHEMIAH 008|006` And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|007` Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|008` So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|009` And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said to all the people, This day is holy to the Lord your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|010` Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy to our Lord: neither be you sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|011` So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be you grieved.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|012` And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|013` And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, to Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|014` And they found written in the law which the Lord had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month:

16~NEHEMIAH 008|015` And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth to the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|016` So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the F>*u0-p water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|017` And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun to that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness.

16~NEHEMIAH 008|018` Also day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according to the manner.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|001` Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|002` And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|003` And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the Lord their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the Lord their God.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|004` Then stood up upon the stairs, of the Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loud voice to the Lord their God.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|005` Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the Lord your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|006` You, even you, art Lord alone; you hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and you preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth you.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|007` You art the Lord the God, who didst choose Abram, and brought him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;

16~NEHEMIAH 009|008` And foundest his heart faithful before you, and madest a covenient with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for you art righteous:

16~NEHEMIAH 009|009` And didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red sea;

16~NEHEMIAH 009|010` And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for you knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst you get you a name, as it is this day.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|011` And you didst divide the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their persecutors you threwest into the deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|012` Moreover you leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way wherein they should go.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|013` You came down also upon mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:

16~NEHEMIAH 009|014` And madest known to them thy holy sabbath, and command them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:

16~NEHEMIAH 009|015` And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, and brought forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which you hadst sworn to give them.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|016` But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

16~NEHEMIAH 009|017` And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that you didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but you art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|018` You, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought you up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;

16~NEHEMIAH 009|019` Yet you in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|020` You gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest F>*u0-p not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|021` You, forty years didst you sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|022` Moreover you gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|023` Their children also multipliedst you as the stars of heaven, and brought them into the land, concerning which you hadst promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess it.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|024` So the children went in and possessed the land, and you subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|025` And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|026` Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to you, and they wrought great provocations.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|027` Therefore you deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried to you, you heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies you gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of

16~NEHEMIAH 009|028` But after they had rest, they did evil again before you: therefore leftest you them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried to you, you heardest them from heaven; and many times didst you deliver them according to thy mercies;

16~NEHEMIAH 009|029` And testifies against them, that you mightest bring them again to thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not to thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their ne

16~NEHEMIAH 009|030` Yet many years didst you forbear them, and testifies against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest you them into the hand of the people of the lands.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|031` Nevertheless for thy great mercies' sake you didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for you art a gracious and merciful God.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|032` Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenient and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before you, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria to this day.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|033` Howbeit you art just in all that is brought upon us; for you hast done right, but we have done wickedly:

16~NEHEMIAH 009|034` Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened to thy commandments and thy testimonies, where with you didst testify against them.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|035` For they have not served you in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that you gavest them, and in the large and fat land which you gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|036` Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that you gavest to our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:

16~NEHEMIAH 009|037` And it yields much increase to the kings whom you 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.

16~NEHEMIAH 009|038` And because of all this we make a sure covenient, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal to it.

16~NEHEMIAH 010|001` Now those that sealed were, Nehemiah, the Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah, and Zidkijah,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|002` Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|003` Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|004` Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|005` Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|006` Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|007` Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|008` Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these were the priests.

16~NEHEMIAH 010|009` And the Levites: both Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;

16~NEHEMIAH 010|010` And their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|011` Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|012` Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|013` Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.

16~NEHEMIAH 010|014` The chief of the people; Parosh, Pahathmoab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|015` Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|016` Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|017` Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|018` Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|019` Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|020` Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|021` Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|022` Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|023` Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|024` Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|025` Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|026` And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,

16~NEHEMIAH 010|027` Malluch, Harim, Baanah.

16~NEHEMIAH 010|028` 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 to the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;

16~NEHEMIAH 010|029` They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which 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;

16~NEHEMIAH 010|030` And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

16~NEHEMIAH 010|031` And if the people of the land bring ware or any 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 we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.

16~NEHEMIAH 010|032` 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;

16~NEHEMIAH 010|033` For the shewbread, and for the continual meat offering, 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.

16~NEHEMIAH 010|034` 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:

16~NEHEMIAH 010|035` And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, to the house of the Lord:

16~NEHEMIAH 010|036` Also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, to the priests that minister in the house our God:

16~NEHEMIAH 010|037` And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, to the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground to the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.

16~NEHEMIAH 010|038` And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes to the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

16~NEHEMIAH 010|039` For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, to the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|001` And the rulers of the people lived 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 cities.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|002` And the people blessed all the men, that willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|003` Now these are the chief of the province that lived in Jerusalem: but in the cities of Judah lived 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.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|004` And at Jerusalem lived 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 Perez;

16~NEHEMIAH 011|005` And Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Colhozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|006` All the sons of Perez that lived at Jerusalem were four hundred threescore and eight valiant men.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|007` 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 Jesaiah.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|008` And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred twenty and eight.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|009` And Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer: and Judah the son of Senuah was second over the city.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|010` Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|011` 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.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|012` And their brethren that did the work of the house were eight hundred twenty and two: and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchiah.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|013` 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,

16~NEHEMIAH 011|014` And their brethren, mighty men of valour, an hundred twenty and eight: and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of one of the great men.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|015` Also of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;

16~NEHEMIAH 011|016` And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chief of the Levites, had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|017` 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.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|018` All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred fourscore and four.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|019` Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren that kept the gates, were an hundred seventy and two.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|020` And the residue of Israel, of the priests, and the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|021` But the Nethinims lived in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|022` The overseer also of the Levites at Jerusalem was 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.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|023` For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|024` And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|025` And for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah lived at Kirjatharba, and in the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and at Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof,

16~NEHEMIAH 011|026` And at Jeshua, and at Moladah, and at Bethphelet,

16~NEHEMIAH 011|027` And at Hazarshual, and at Beersheba, and in the villages thereof,

16~NEHEMIAH 011|028` And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah, and in the villages thereof,

16~NEHEMIAH 011|029` And at Enrimmon, and at Zareah, and at Jarmuth,

16~NEHEMIAH 011|030` Zanoah, Adullam, and in their villages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof, at Azekah, and in the villages thereof. And they lived from Beersheba to the valley of Hinnom.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|031` The children also of Benjamin from Geba lived at Michmash, and Aija, and Bethel, and in their villages.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|032` And at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,

16~NEHEMIAH 011|033` Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,

16~NEHEMIAH 011|034` Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,

16~NEHEMIAH 011|035` Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.

16~NEHEMIAH 011|036` And of the Levites were divisions in Judah, and in Benjamin.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|001` Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,

16~NEHEMIAH 012|002` Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,

16~NEHEMIAH 012|003` Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,

16~NEHEMIAH 012|004` Iddo, Ginnetho, Abijah,

16~NEHEMIAH 012|005` Miamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,

16~NEHEMIAH 012|006` Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,

16~NEHEMIAH 012|007` Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chief of the priests and of their brethren in the days of Jeshua.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|008` Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, which was over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|009` Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over against them in the watches.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|010` And Jeshua fathered Joiakim, Joiakim also fathered Eliashib, and Eliashib fathered Joiada,

16~NEHEMIAH 012|011` And Joiada fathered Jonathan, and Jonathan fathered Jaddua.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|012` And in the days of Joiakim were priests, the chief of the fathers: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|013` Of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|014` Of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|015` Of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|016` Of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|017` Of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai:

16~NEHEMIAH 012|018` Of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, jehonathan;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|019` And of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|020` Of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|021` Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethaneel.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|022` The Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, were recorded chief of the fathers: also the priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|023` The sons of Levi, the chief of the fathers, were written in the book of the chronicles, even until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|024` And the chief of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brethren over against them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, ward over against ward.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|025` Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters keeping the ward at the thresholds of the gates.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|026` These were in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor, and of Ezra the priest, the scribe.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|027` And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanks giving, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|028` And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain country round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|029` Also from the house of Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had built them villages round about Jerusalem.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|030` And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|031` Then I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great companies of them that gave thanks, whereof one went on the right hand upon the wall toward the dung gate:

16~NEHEMIAH 012|032` And after them went Hoshaiah, and half of the princes of Judah,

16~NEHEMIAH 012|033` And Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,

16~NEHEMIAH 012|034` Judah, and Benjamin, and Shemaiah, and Jeremiah,

16~NEHEMIAH 012|035` And certain of the priests' sons with trumpets; namely, Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph:

16~NEHEMIAH 012|036` And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God, and Ezra the scribe before them.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|037` And at the fountain gate, which was over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the going up of the wall, above the house of David, even to the water gate eastward.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|038` And the other company of them that gave thanks went over against them, and I after them, and the half of the people upon the wall, from beyond the tower of the furnaces even to the broad wall;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|039` And from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the old gate, and above the fish gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even to the sheep gate: and they stood still in the prison gate.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|040` So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:

16~NEHEMIAH 012|041` And the priests; Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;

16~NEHEMIAH 012|042` And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|043` Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|044` 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 and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|045` And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|046` For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

16~NEHEMIAH 012|047` And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the porters, every day his portion: and they sanctified holy things to the Levites; and the Levites sanctified them to the children of Aaron.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|001` On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the F>*u0-p people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever;

16~NEHEMIAH 013|002` Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|003` Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|004` And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied to Tobiah:

16~NEHEMIAH 013|005` And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where before they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|006` But in all this time was not I at Jerusalem: for in the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon came I to the king, and after certain days obtained I leave of the king:

16~NEHEMIAH 013|007` And I came to Jerusalem, and understood of the evil that Eliashib did for Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|008` And it grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|009` Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and there brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meat offering and the frankincense.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|010` And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them: for the Levites and the singers, that did the work, were fled every one to his field.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|011` Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|012` Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn and the new wine and the oil to the treasuries.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|013` And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute to their brethren.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|014` Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices thereof.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|015` In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|016` There lived men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath to the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|017` Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the sabbath day?

16~NEHEMIAH 013|018` Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil F>*u0-p upon us, and upon this city? yet you bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|019` And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|020` So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|021` Then I testified against them, and said to them, Why lodge you about the wall? if you do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|022` And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|023` In those days also saw I Jews [S#3064] that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab:

16~NEHEMIAH 013|024` And their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews'[S#3066] language, but according to the language of each people.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|025` And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters to your sons, or for yourselves.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|026` Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|027` Shall we then hearken to you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

16~NEHEMIAH 013|028` And one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son in law to Sanballat the Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|029` Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenient of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

16~NEHEMIAH 013|030` Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business;

16~NEHEMIAH 013|031` And for the wood offering, at times appointed, and for the firstfruits. Remember me, O my God, for good.