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The Book of NEHEMIA H.'
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sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart, 1 Nehemiah understanding by Hanani the mi, Then I was very core afraid, Sery of Jerusalem, mourueth, fafteth, and 3 And said unto the sing, Let the king prayeth,

live for ever: why mhould not my cente HE words of Nehemiah the son of nance be sad, when the city, the place Hachaliah. And it caine to pass, my fathers fepulchres, lieth Waite, and the in the month Chifleu, in the twen• gates thereof are confumed with bre!

tieth year, as I was in Shushan the 4 Then the king raid onto me, For what palace,

doit thou make requett / so I prayed to the 2 That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, God of heaven. he and certain men of Judah; and

alked

5 And I said unto the king, If it pleaft them concerning the Jews that had efcaped, the king, and if thy fervant have found iawhich were left of the captivity, and con- rour in thy light, that thou wouldett

led cerning Jerusalem.

me unto Judah, unto the city of my falken 3 And they said unto me, The remnant that sepulchres, that I may build it. are left of the captivity there in the pro 6 And the kiug said unto me, (the queen vince are in great afiidion and reproach; also fitting by him,) For how long tha thy the wall of Jerusalem ålfo is broken down, journey be? and when wilt thou return to and the gates thereof are burnt with fire.

it pleaicd the king to send me, and I likt 4 1 And it came to pass, when I heard him a time. these words, that I sat down and wept, and 7 Moreover, I said unto the king, rit mourned certain days, and fatted, and prayed please the king, let letters be given in te before the God of heaven,

the governors beyond the river, that they 5 And said, I befeech thec O LORD God may convey me over, till I come into judai of heaven, the great and terrible God, that 8 And a letter unto alaplı, tha keeper a keepeth covenant and mercy for them that the kings forcft, that he may give me tim. love him, and observe his commandments; ber to make beams for the gatts of the pa

6 Let thine ear now be attentive, and lace which appertained to the house, and for thine eyes open, that thou mayeft hear the the wall of the city, and for the toute thur prayer of thy férvant, which I pray before I fall enter into. And the king grate ince now, day and night, for the children me, according to the good hand of my God of Israel thy servants, and confess the finis upon me. of the children of Israel which we have 9 Then I came to the governors beyon! sinned against thee: both and my fathers the river, and gave them the kings letters, house have linned.

(Now the king had sent captains of the ar 7 We have dealt very corruptly against my and horsemren with me.) thee, and have not kept the commandments, to When Sanbal}at the Horonite, and To aor the tatutes, nor the judgments, which biah the fervant, the Ammonite, heard # thou commandedst thy fervant Moses. it grieved him cxceedingly that there tous

8 Remember, I beleech thee, the word come a man to seek the welfare of the che that thou commandedit thy servant Moles, dren of Israel. saying, ye tranfgrefs, I will scatter you II So I came to Jerusaiem, and was there abroad among the nations:

three days. 9 But if ye turn unto me, and keep my 12 9 And I arose in the night, I and font commandnionts, and do them; though there few men with me, neither told I asyon were of you caft out unto the uttermont part what my God had put in my heart to do al of the heaven, ge will I gather then from Jerusalem : neither rvas there any beat with thence, and will bring them unto the place me, save the beat that I rode upon. that I have chofen to set my name there. 13 And I went out by night, by the pare

10 Now, there are thy fervants, and thy of the valley even before the dragon-well, people, whom thou hatt redeemed by thy and to the ding-port, and viewed ile walk great power, and by thy frong brand. of Jerusalem which were broken down,

TI 6 LORD, I beseech thee, let now thise the gates thereof were confutried with the ear be attentive to the prayer of thy fervant, 14 Then I went on to the gate of the and to the prayer of thy servants, who de fountain, and to the king pool: hut in fire to fear thy name; and prosper, I pray was no place for the beati ihat was trador thee, thy servant this day, and grant him me to pass. inercy in the fight of this man: for I was 15 Then went i up in the right by the the kings cup-bearer.

brook, and viewed the wall, and turned CHAP. II.

back, and entered by the gate of the vallesi Artaxerxes understanding the cause of Nehe. and to returned. might sadness, Jendeth him with two letters 16 And the miers knew not whither 1 and a commifian to Jerufalem.

went, or what I did; Deither had I * yot A

Nd it came to pass, in the month Nifan, told it to the Jews, nor to the pricits, hur

in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes to the nobles, nor to the rulers, por te ti the king, that wine war before him: and I rett that did the work. took up the wine, and gave it unto the 17 & Then said I unto them, te see the king. Now, I had not been beforetime lad diftress that we are in, how Jerusalers bat his presence.

waste and the gates thercor are burnt vin 2 Wherefore the king said unto

me, why fire: come,

and let us build up the wall it thy cowsitenance sad, facing thou art not Jerufalemn, that we be no inore r te proach

18 Then I told them of the hand of my 14 But the dung-gate repaired Malchiah, the od which was good upon me; as also the fon of Rechab, the ruler of part of Beth-hac.

ings words that he had fpoken unto me. cerem; he built it, and set up the doors there. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So of, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. chey ftrengthened their hands for this good 15 But the gate of the fountain repaired

Shallum, the son of Col-hozeh, the ruler of 19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and part of Mizpah: he built it, and covered Tobiah the fervant, the Ammonite, and Ge it, anid fet up the doors thereof, the locks them the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall to [corn, and defpifed us, and said, What is of the pool of Siloah by the kings garden, chts thing that ye dol will ge rebel against and unto the stairs that go down from the Seking?

city of David. 20 Then answered I them, and said unto - 16 After him repaired Nehemiah, the son them, The God of heaven he will prosper of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Bethus; therefore we his fervants will arise and zur, unto the place over again't the fepulbuild: but ye have no portion, nor right, chres of David, and to the pool that was nor memorial, in Jerusalem.

made, and unto the house of the mighty. CHAP. II.

17 After him repaired the Levites, Rehum, The name and order of them that builded the the son of Bani. Next unto him repaired ball.

Hathabiah, the ruler of the half-part of Kei

lah, in his part, his brethren the prietts, and they builded 18 After him repaired their brethren Ba. the freep sate; they sanctified it, and set up yai, the son of Henadah, the ruler of the de doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah half-part of Keilah. theytanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel. 19 And next to him repaired Ezer, the son

And next unto him builded the men of of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another Farlicto. And next to them builded Zaccur, piece over against the going up to the arthe con of Imri.

moury, at the turning of the wall. But the fath-gate did the fons of Hasse. 20 After him Baruch, the son of Zabbai, suh build, who also laid the beams thereof, earnestly repaired the other piece, from the and fet up the doors thereof, the locks there. turning of the wall unto the door of the of, and the bars thereof.

honse of Eliashib the high priest. 4 and next anto them repaired Mere 21 After him repaired Meremoth, the son math, the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. of Urijah, the son of Koz, another piece, And nezt unto them repaired Methullam, from the door of the house of Eliathit), cvcn the fen of Berechiah, the son of Metheza. to the end of the house of Eliashib. heel. And next unto them repaired Zadok, 22 And after him repaired the priests, the the foa of Baana.

men of the plain. 3 And next unto them the Tekoites re 23 After him repaired Benjamin and Hapaired; but this nobles put not their necks thub, over againit their house. After him both work of their LOKD.

repaired Azariah, the son of Maaseials, the 6 Moreover, the old gate repaired Jehoi- son of Ananiah, by his lonfe. adā, the son of Paseah, and Methutama, the 24 After him repaired Binnui, the son of im e Befodtiah; they laid the beams there. Henadad, another picce, from the house of s, and set up the doors thercof, and the Azariah unto the turning of the tuall, even locks thersof, and the bars thereof.

unto the corner. 7 And next unto them repaired Melatialı 25 Palal, the son of Uzai, over against the ta Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, turning of the wall, and the tower which z men of Gibeon and of Mizpah, unto the lieth out from the kings high house, that Krone of the governor on this fide the river. was by the court of the prison. After him 5 Next unto him repaired Uzziel, the Ton Pedaiah, the son of Parosh.

Kariaias, of the goldsmiths. Next nuto 26 Moreover, the Nethinims dwelt in O. in alle repaired Hananiah, the son of one phel, unto the place over againft the water. the apothecaries, and they fortified Je- gate toward the caft, and the tower that rafalern unto the broad wal).

lieth out. And sext un to thom sepaired Rephaiah, 27 After them the Tekoites repaired andaz son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of ther piece, uver againit the great tower, that lefilet.

lieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel. to and next anto them repaired Jedaiah, 28 From above the horse-gate repaired the the fod of Harumaph, even over againft his priests every one over againit

his house. befe. And riext unto him repaired

Hattull, 29 After them repaired Zadok, the son of the Irn of Hathabniah.

Immer, over againit his houle. After him It Malhijah, the fon of Harim, and Ha- repaired also shemaiah, the son of Slicchafrasb, the les of Pahath-moab, Tepaired the nial, the keeper of the call gate. edhe piece, kad the tower of the furnaces. 30. After himn repaired Hananiah, the son of

12 and biext unto him repaired Shallum, Shelemiah, and Hanun the fixth son of ZaShe font of Halohefh, the ruler of the half laph, another piece. After him repaired Me part of Jerufalemn, lie and his daugliters, thullam, the fón of Berechiah, over against 13 The valley-gate repaired Hantri, and his chamber. the bhabitants of Zanoah ; they built

it, 31 After him repaired Malchiah, the gaid. End Set up the doors thereof, the locks there friths

(on, unto the place of the Nethinims, and the ters thereof, and a thousand cu aod of the merchants, over againt the gate He on the wid unto the disente,

Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner

32 And between the going up of the cor- held both the spears, the fields, and de ner unto the sheep-gate repaired the gold bows, and the habergcons; and the rukers Imiths and the merchants.

were belind all the house of Judah. CHAP. IV.

17 They which builled on the wall, and I While the enemies fouff, Nehemiah prayesh: they that bare burdens, with those that 7 He setteth a watch.

ed, every one with one of his hands wrought Bunter camna to build and the hea Sandalias in the park, and with the other hand bed wreth, and took great indignation, and 18 For the bullders, every one had his mocked the Jews.

sword girded by his fide, and fo budded: 2 And he fpake before his brethren and the and he that founded the trumpet sa by me. army of Samaría, and said, What do these 19 ! And I said unto the nobles, and to feeble Jews! will they fortify themselves! the rulers and to the reft of the people. The will they facrifice? will they make an end work is great and large, and we are fepe in a day will they revive the stones out of rated upon the wall, one far from another the heaps of the rubbish which are burnt? 20 In what place, therefore, ye hear the found

3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite zas by him, of the trumpet, refont ye thither unto us, and he said, Even that which they build, if our God thall fight for us. a fox go up, he thall even break down their 21 So we laboured in the work: and half tone-wall.

of them held the spears, from the rifing of 4 Hear, o our God; for we are despised: the morning, till the stars appeared. and turn their reproach upon their own 22 Likewile at the same time, faid I wto the head, and give them for a prey in the land people, Let every one with his fervant lodge of captivity;

within Jerusalem, that in the night they may s And cover not their iniquity, and let be a guard to us, and labour on the day. not their fin bc blotted out from before 23°So neither 1, nor my brethren, normy thee: for they have provoked thee to anger · servants, nor the men of the guard which fab before the ouilders.

lowed me, none of us put off our clothes, f 6 $0 built we the wall; and all the wall ing that every one put them off for wstning was joined together unto the half thereof :

CHA P. v. for the people had a mind to work.

i The Fews complain of their detar, mertrere 7 f But it came to pass, that when San and bondage. 11 Nehemiah caufak ser banat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and tion: 14 ke forbeareth his owuri akan the Ammonites, and the Aihdodites, heard and keepesh hospitality.

Nd and that the breaches began to be fopped, and of their wives, againt their bin

, then they were very wroth,

thren the Jews. 8 And conspired all of their together, to 2 For there were that said, We, our fons, and come and to right againft Jerusalein, and to our daughters are many; therefore we take hinder it.

up corn for them, that we may eat and lire. 9 Nevertheless, we made our prayer unto 3. Some also there were that said, We have our God, and set a watch againtt' them, day mortgaged our lands, vincyards, and louks, and night, because of them.

that we night buy corn because of the dearth 10 And Judah said, 'The ftrength of the 4 There were also that said, We have bote bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is rowed money for the kings tribute, and Ad much rubbish, so that we are not able to upon our lands and vineyards. build the wall.

s Yet now our fich is as the fleth of our bre 11 And our adversaries said, They han thren, our children as their children: art not know, neither fee, till we come in the lo, we bring into bondage our fons and cur midit among them, and flay them, and caufe daughters to be servants, and some of 697" the work to cease.

daughters are brought into bondage already. 12 And it came to pass, that, when the Jews neither is it in our power to redeem inere, for which dwelt by them came, they faid unto other men have our lands and vineyards us ten times, 'From all places, whence ye 6. $ And I was very angry when I heard thall return unto us, they will be upon you. their

cry, and these words. 13 1 Therefore set 1 in the lower places, 7 Then I consulted with myself, and I re! behind the wall, and on the higher places, I buked the nobles, and the rulers, and said even set the people after their families, with unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of their swords, their spears, and their bows. his brother. And I set a great affembly

14 And I leoked, and rose up, and said unto against them. the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rett of '8 And I said unto them, We, after our the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remem- ability, have redecmed our brethren the Der the LORD which is great and terrible, and Jews, which were sold unto the heathen hght for your brethren, your sons and your and will ye even sell your brethren! daughters, your wives and your houses. thall they be foid unto us? Then ack the

Is And it came to pass, when our ene. their peace, and found nothing to enjiser. anics heard that it was known unto ue, and 9 Alfo I said, it is not good that ye de Gad had brought their council to nought, ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God that we returned all of us to the wall, every because of the reproach of the heathen eta one rinto his work.

enemies? 16 and it came to pass. from that time 10 I likewife, and my brethren, and mo forth, that the half of my fcrvants wronght servants, might exact of the money and in the work, and the other half of the corn; I pray you let us leaye of this wun

11 Rettore, I pray you, to them, even thou and the Jews think to rebel: for which
ke day, their lands, their vineyards, their cause thou buildett the wall, that thou mayeft
Ice-yards, and their houes, also the hun. be their king, according to these words.
adth part of the money, and of the corn, 7 And thou haft also appointed prophets to
Ewide, and the oil, that ye exact of them. preach of thec at Jerusalem, saying, There
12 Thea faid they, We will reitore them, is a king in Judah and now thall it be re-
I will require nothing of them ; so will we ported to the king according to these words.
as thou layet. Then I called the priests, Come now therefore, and let us take coun.
å took an oath of them, that they should fel together.
according to this promise.

8 Then I fent unto him, saying. There are
13 Alfo I thook my lap, and said, So God no such things done as thou fayett, but thou
ake ost prery man from his house, and feigneft them out of thine own heart.
om his labour, that performeth not this 9 For they all made us afraid, saying,
narik, even thus be he fhaken out and Their hands shall be weakened from the
mptied. And all the congregation said, work, that it be not done. Now therefore,
nen, and praised the LORD. And the o God, ftrengthen my hands.
ople did according to this promise.

10 Afterward, I came unto the house of Moreover, from the time that I was Shemaiah, the son of Delaiah, the son of pointed to be their governor in the land Mchetabeel, who

was thut up; and he said, odah, from the twentieth year even unto Let us meet together in the house of God,

teo and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the within the temple, and let us shut the doors 3, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren of the temple: for they will come to day ve not eaten the bread of the governor. thee: yea, in the night will they come to

But the former governors, that had been lay thee. fare ime, were chargeable unto the people, 11 And I said, Should such a man as I Shad taken of them bread and wine, be fee? and who is there that, being as I am,

forty toekels of silver; yea, even their would go into the temple to save his life i wants bare rule over the people: but so I will not go in.. Ieot I, because of the fear of God.

12 And lo, I perceived that God had not 16 Yea also, I continued in the work of sent him; but that he pronounced this pro

wall, neither bought we any land: and phecy againft me: for Tobiah and Sauballat my fervants were gathered thither untó had hired him.

13 Therefore rvas he hired that I should Moreover, there were at my table an be afraid, and do fo, and fin, and that they pared and fifty of the Jews and rulers, bc- might have maller for an evil report, that those that came unto us from among they might reproach me. heathen that are about us.

14 My God, think thou upon Tobiah, and I Now, that which was prepared for me Sanballat according to these their works, and stras one ox, and fix choice theep; also on the prophetess Noadiah, and the reft of

were prepared for me, and once in ten the prophets that would have put me in fear. stare of all sorts of wine: yet for all 15 Iso the wall was finished in the twenty a required not ! the bread of the gover. and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and

beause the bondage was heavy upon two days, people,

16 And it came to pass, that when all our 10 Think upon me, my God, for good, ar- enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen Tány to all that I have done for this people. that were about us faw theje things, they Basballat pradifeth to territy Nehemiah. is they perceived that this work was wrought The work is finished. 17 Secret intelligence of our God. letter the enemies and the nobles Yasak.

17 | Moreover, in those days, the nobles

of Judah lent many letters unto 'Tobiah, Tow it came to pass, wheu Sanballat, and and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

Tobiah, and Gethem the Arabian, and 18 For there were many in Judah sworn ter of our enemies, heard that i had unto him, because he was the son-in-law of Mach left tberein, (though at that time i Jolanan had taken the daughter of Meshul. 4 nat set up the doors upon the gates,)

lam, the son of Berechiah.

19 Also they reported his good deeds belying, Come, let us meet together in fore me, and uttered my words

to him. And ne of the villages in the plain of Ono: Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear. sy thought to do me mischief.

CHAP. VII. 13.1 on doing a great work, so that I can- Salem lo Hanani and Hananiah. 5 A regia Ki leave it, and come down to you!

tune down: why should the work ceafe, Rer of the genealogy of them which came at Yes they fent unto me four times after

ike jord? out of Babylon, 8 of the people, Fot; and I answered them after the

39 of the priests, 43 of the Lëviles, 40 of

The Nethinims, &c.
Then rent sanballat his fervant unto me, N built, and thana fet up the doors, and

manner, the fifth time, with an open the porters, and the fingers and the Levices Wherein was written, It is reported a•

were appointed;

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over Jerufalem: (for he was a faithful man, 30 The men of Ramah and Gaba, axta and feared God above inany :)

dred twenty and one. 3 And I said unto them, Let not the gates 31 The men of Michmas, an hundred . of Jerufalem be opened until the fun be twenty and two. hot; and, while they stand by, let them 3? The men of Bethel and Ai, a tanthut the doors, and bar them : and appoint dred twenty and three. watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, 33 The men of cac ocher Nebo, fifty w every one in his watch, and every one to be two. over againtt his house.

34 The children of the other Elar, 4 Now the city evas large and great, but thousand two hundred fifty and four. the people avere few therein, and the houses 35 The children of Harim, three hundred were not builded.

and twenty, 5.1 And my God put into mine heart to 36 The children of Jericho, three hundred gather together the nebles, and the rulers, forty and five. and the people, that they might be reckoned 31 The children of Lodd, and Ora, by genealogy and I found a register of the seven hundred twenty and one. genealogy of them which came up at the 38 The children of Senaah, threx du firit, and found written therein.

land nine hundred and thirty: 6'These are the children of the province, 39 1 The priests: the children of feltet, that went up out of the captivity, of those of the houfe of Jeihua, nine hundred leve that had been carried

away, whoin Nebu- ty and three. chadnezzar the king of Babylon had carricd 40 The children of Immer, a thousand away, and came again to Jerusalem, and fifty and two. to Judall, every one unto his city;

41 The children of Pashur, a thousand Who came with Zerubbabel; Jeshua, two hundred forty and seven. Nehemiah, Azariah, Raaniah, Nahamani, 42 The children of Harim, a thousand mat Mordecai, Bilthan, Mifpcreth, Bigvai, Ne- seventeen. hum, Baanali; the number, i fay, of the 431

The Levites: the children of Jetit men of the people of Israel, was this; of Kadmiel, and of the chuldren of Hodt

8 The children of Parosh, two thousand vah, leventy and four. an hundred leventy and two.

44 1 The Gngers: the children of Adapter 9 The children of Shephatiah, three hun- an hundred forty and eight. dred leventy and two.

45 Y 'The porters: the children of Shake 10 The Children of Arah, six hundred lum, the children of Ater, the children bity and two.

Taimon, the children of Akkut, the chi 1 The children of Pahath-cab, of the dren of Hatita, the children a sbobai, u children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand hundred thirty and right. and eight hundred and eighteen.

40 9 The Nethinims: the children of 73 12 'The children of Elan, a thousand two ha, the children of Haihupha, the children bundred fifty and four.

of Tabbadih, 13 The chudren of Zattu, cight hundred 47 The children of Keros, the children forty and five.

sia, the children of Padon, 14 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred 48 The children of Lebana, the child and threescore.

of Haga, the children of Shaimai, 15 The children of Binnui, fix hundred 49 The children of Hanan, the childres forty and eiglır.

of Giddel, the children of Gahar, 16 The children of Bebai, fix hundred 50 Tle children of Reaiah, the children twenty and cight.

of Rezin. the children of Nekoda, 17 the children of Azgad, two thousand 51 Tee children of Gazzam, the children three hundred twenty and two.

of Uzz, the children of Phafeah, 18 The children of Adonikam, fix hun 52 Te children of Behi, the children el dred threescore and loven.

Meuniy, the children of Nephithcfim, 19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand 53 'The children of Bakbuk, the chided threescore and seven.

of vikupla, the children of Harhnr. 20 The children of Adin, fix hundred 54 The children of Baziith, the childres fifty and fise.

of Mehida, the children of Hartha, 21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, 55 The children of Barkos, the children nincty and eight.

of Silera, the children of Tamah, 22 The children of Hathum, three hun $6 The children of Neziah, the child dred twenty and eight.

of Hatipha. 23 The children of Bezai, three hundred 57 I'The children of Solomons servant: twenty and four.

the children of Sotai, the children of 24 The children of Hariph, an hundred phcreth, the children of Perida, and twelve.

58 'The children of Jaala, the childtres e 25 The children of Gibeon, ninety and five. Darkon, the children of Giddel,

26 The men of Beth-lehem and Netophah, 50 The children of Shephatiah, the cha an houdred fouricore and eight.

dren of Hattil, the childreti di Pochuretha 27 The men of Anathoth, an hundred Zchaim, the children of Amnon. twency and cight.

60 All the Nethinips, and the childr 28 The ineu of Beth-azmaveth, forty and of Solomons servants, Wat three hund two.

ninety and two. 19 'The men of Kirjath-jearim, Chephirah 6) And these were they wlick went and Bccroth, leven hundred forty and buce, also from Tel-mela, Tehaleftia, Chor

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