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i Le.23.34,42. month:

Explanation of the law.

The joy of the people. was forty and two thousand three hun- B.C. 445. the Levites that taught the people, said dred and threescore,

unto all the people, This a day is holy 67 Beside their manservants b and their a Le. 23. 24. unto the LORD your God; mournc not, maidservants, of whom there were seven

Nu. 29. 1.

nor weep. For all the people wept, when thousand three hundred thirty and seven :

b Is. 14. 1, 2. they heardd the words of the law.

cDe. 16. 14. and they had two hundred forty and five

10 Then he said unto them, Go your

Ec. 3. 4. singing men and singing women.

Is. 61.3.

way, eate the fat, and drink the sweet, 68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty d 2 Ch. 34. 19, and send portions unto them for whom and six; their mules, two hundred forty

21. nothing is prepared : for this day is holy and five;

Ro.7.9. unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for 69 Their camels, four hundred thirty e Ca. 5. 1. the joys of the LORD is your strength. and five; six thousand seven hundred Es. 9.19,22. 11 šo the Levites stilled all the people, and twenty asses.

Re. 11. 10. saying, Hold your peace, for the day is 70 And B some of the chief of the fa- Ps. 149, 2; holy; neither be ye grieved.

Is. 12. 2, 3. thers gave unto the work. The Tirsha

12 And all the people went their way

35. 1, 4. thah gave to the treasure a thousand

61. 10.

to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, drams of gold, fifty basons, five hundred Joel 2. 23.

and to make great mirth, because; they and thirty priests' garments.

Phi. 3. 3.

had understoodk the words that were 71 And some of the chief of the fathers B part.

declared unto them. gave to the treasure of the work twenty 'n chap. 8. 9.

13 And on the second day were gathered thousand drams of gold, and two thou- i Ps.126.1..3. together the chief of the fathers of all the sand and two hundred pound of silver. i Ro. 7.1, 8. people, the priests, and the Levites, unto

72 And that which the rest of the people i ver. 7, 8. Ezra the scribe, even y to understand the gave was twenty thousand drams of gold,

words of the law. and two thousand pound of silver, and or, that

14 And they found written in the law threescore and seven priests' garments. instruct in. which the LORD had commanded by

73 So the priests, and the Levites, and 8 by the Moses, that the children of Israel should the porters, and the singers, and some of

hand of.

dwell in booths' in the feast of the seventh the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities; andm when De.16.13,&c. 15 And that they should publish and the seventh month came, the children of mEzr. 3. 1. proclaim in all their cities, and in JerusaIsrael were in their cities.

n Ezr.3.1,&c. lem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and CHAPTER VIII.

o chap. 3. 26. fetch olive branches, and pine branches, ANDin all the people gathered them- p Ezr. 7. 6. and myrtle branches, and palm branches,

Is. 34. 16. selves together as one man into the street

and branches of thick trees, to make

9 De. 22. 8. that was before the water gate;o and they

» Ac. 15. 2i. booths, as it is written. spake unto Ezra the scribe,p to bring the

16 So the people went forth, and brought book of the law of Moses, which the LORD $ under- them, and made themselves booths, every had commanded to Israel.

stood in

one upon the roof of his house, and in 2 And Ezra the priest brought the law


their courts, and in the courts of the before the congregation", both of men and 8 ch.12.37,39. house of God, and in the street of the

2 Ki. 14. 13. women, and all that could hear with

water gate, ands in the street of the gate

t Le. 23. 24. understanding, upon the first day of the

of Ephraim. seventh month.

n light.

17 And all the congregation of them 3 And he read therein before the street u 2 Ch. 30.21. that were come again out of the captithat was before the water gate, from the v De.31.10..13 vity made booths, and sat under the n morning until midday, before the men o tower. booths : for since the days of Jeshua the and the women, and those that could un- Krestraint. son of Nun, unto that day, had not the derstand; and the ears of all the people w Nu. 29. 35. children of Israel done so. And there were attentive unto the book of the law. 4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a 1 eyes.

* Lu.4.16, &c. was very greatu gladness.

18 Also day by day, from the first day pulpit of wood, which they had made 1 Sa. 4. 12. unto the last day, he read in the book of for the purpose, and beside him stood

z Ju. 3. 20.

the law of God. And they kept the feast Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and 1 Ki. 8. 14. seven days; and on the eighth day was Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on a Ezr. 9. 2. a k solemn assembly, according unto the his right hand; and on his left hand, Pe- 10. 11. manner, daiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and M strange

CHAPTER IX. Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, children,

Now in the twenty and fourth day of and Meshullam.

Ps. 144. 11. this month the children of Israel were 5 And Ezra opened- the book in the 02 Ch. 6. 4. assembled with fasting, and with sack1 sight of all the people; (for he was above 1 Co. 14. 16. clothes, and earthy upon them. all the people ;) and when he opened it, a Ps. 63. 4. 2 And the seed of Israel separated all the people stood up...

La. 3. 41.

themselves a from all u strangers, and

1 Ti. 2. 8. 6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great

stood and confessed their sins, and the

e Ex. 12. 27. God: and all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands; and schap.8.7,8. read in the book of the law of the LORD

2 Ch. 20. 18. iniquities of their fathers.

3 And they stood up in their place, and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

vor, scaffold. their God one fourth part of the day; and .7. Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Shere- y De. 33. 10. another fourth part they confessed, and biah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, 2Ch.17.7..9. worshipped the LORD their God. Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Ha

30. 22.

4 Then stood up upon the v stairs, of

Mal. 2. 7. nan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused

the Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, the people to understand the law: and Lu.24.27,45

. Chenani, and cried with a loud voice

h Ps. 3. 4. the people stood in their place. 8 So they read in the book, in the law of

unto the LORD their God. God, distinctly, and gave the sense, and mor, govern- 5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadcaused them to understandi the reading.

miel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Ho9. And Nehemiah, which is the Tir: * Ps.135.1, 2. dijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, shatha, and Ezra thé priest the scribe, and

Standk up, and bless the LORD your God



Prayer of the Levites,

at the solemn fast.

B.C. 445. for over and every and blesseda be thy

them in the wilderness, so that they lackglorious name, which is exalted above

ed nothing; their clothes waxed not old, all blessing and praise.

al Ch. 29. 13. and their feet swelled not. 6 Thou, d even thou, art LORD alone: Ps. 16. 2.

22 Moreover, thou gavest them king

106. 2. thou hast madee, heaven, the heaven of

doms and nations, and didst divide them

c De. 8. 4. heavens, with all their host, the earth, a Ps: 86. 10. into corners : so they possessed the land and all things that are therein, the seas, Is. 37. 16.

of 9 Sihon, and the land of the king of and all that is therein, and thouk pre- eGe. 1.1. Heshbon, and the land of Og, king of servest them all; and the hosti of heaven Ex. 20. 11. Bashan. worshippeth thee.

f De. 10. 14. 23 Their children also multipliedst thou Thou art the LORD the God, whol y Nu. 21.21, as the stars of heaven, and broughtest didst choose Abram, and broughtest him &c. them into the land, concerning which

h Ps. 36. 6. forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gav

thou hadst promised to their fathers, that

i Re.5.11..13. est him the name of Abraham:

they should go in to possess it.

k Ge. 12. 1. 8 And foundest his heart faithful" be- 1 1 Ge. 17.5.

24 So the children went in and possessed fore thee, and madest a covenantr with m Nu. 14. 31. the land, and thou subduedst before them him, to give the land of the Canaanites, the Jos.21.43,45. the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, * Ge. 15.6, 18. and gavest them into their hands, with and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to • Ps. 44. , 3. their kings, and the people of the land, that give it, I say, to his seed, and hast per- "Ps. 105. 8. they might do with them B as they would. formed thy words; for thou art righteous: Baccording, 25 And they took strong cities, and a

9 And didst seer the affliction of our to their will. fat land, and possessed houses full of all fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry : Jos. 23., 14. goods, Ywells digged, vineyards, and by: the Red sea :

rEx. 3. 7, 8. Oliveyards, and fruit trees in abun. 10 And shewedst signst and wonders or, cisterns. dance: so they did eat, and were filled, upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, 8 trees of and became fat,~ and delighted themand on all the people of his land; for food, selves in thy great goodness. thou knewest that they dealt proudly ExVII.. 26 Nevertheless they were disobedient," against them: so didst thou get thee a


and rebelled against thee, and cast thy name, as it is this day.

u De. 32. 15. law behindy their backs, and slew thy 11 Anda thou didst divide the sea be- v Ju.2.11, 12. prophets, which testified against them to fore them, so that they went through the Eze. 20. 21. turn them to thee; and they wrought midst of the sea on the dry land; and w Ex. 18. 11. great provocations. their persecutors thou threwest into the * Is.63.12..14. 27 Therefore thou deliveredst them

Je. 32. 20. deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.

into the hand of their enemies, who vexed 12 Moreover, thou leddest them in the Ps. 50. 17.


1: and in the time of their trouble, day by a cloudy pillar, and in the night - ABI, 18.4. when they cried unto thee, thou heardest by a pillar of fire, to give them light in a Ex. XIV,

them from heaven; and according to thy the way wherein they should go.

manifold mercies thou gavest them sa13 Thou camest down also upon mount o Ps. 106. 41. viours, who saved them out of the hand Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, CEx.13.21,22. of their enemies. and gavest themd right judgments and ntrue Sreturned 28 But after they had rest, they, Sdid laws, good statutes and commandments : to do evil. evil again before thee: therefore "leftest

14 And madest known unto them thy & Ex. XX, &c. thou them in the hand of their enemies, holy sabbath, and commandedst them n laws of so that they had the dominion over them: precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand truth. yet when they returned, and cried unto of Moses thy servant:

e Ex.16.14,15. thee, thou heardest them from heaven; 15 And gavest them breade from heaven Jno.6.31.35. and many times didst thou deliver them,

s Ex. 17. 6. for their hunger, and broughtest forth


according to thy mercies; waters for them out of the rock for their

29 And testifiedst against them, that thirst, and promisedst them that they

thou mightest bring them again unto thy should go in to possess the land which

thine hand, law: yet they dealt proudly, and heark,

Nu. 14. 30. thou hadst o sworn to give them.

ened not unto thy commandments, but 16 But they and" our fathers dealt Kthey gave

sinned against thy judgments, (which, if

a with proudly, and hardenedo their necks, and


a man do, he shall live in them.) and hearkened not to thy commandments, shoulder,

Kwithdrew the shoulder, and hardened 17 And refused to obey, neitherh were Zec. 7. 11. their neck, and would not hear : mindful of thy wonders that thou didst 9 De. 31. 27. 30 Yet many years didst thou a forbear among them; but hardened their necks, Ps.78.8,&c. them, and testifiedst against them by thy and in their rebellion appointedk a cap- k Ps. 86.5, 15. spirit u in thy prophets; yet would they tain to return to their bondage: but thou 1 protract pot give ear; therefore gavest thou them art a God v ready to pardon, gracious and

into the hand of the people of the lands ;. merciful, slow to anger, and of great

i 2Ch. 36.15.

31 Nevertheless, for thy great mercies' kindness, and forsookest them not.

Min the

sake, thou didst not utterly consume thein,

hand of. 18 Yea, when they had made them a

nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious molten calf, and said, This is thy God k Nu. 14. 4. and merciful God. that brought thee up out of Egypt, and yof pardons. 32 Now therefore, our God, the great, had wrought great provocations ;

1 Ex. 32. 4.

the mighty, and the terrible God, who 19 Yet thou, in thy manifold mercies, for- weariness. keepest covenant and mercy, let not all sookestm them not in the wilderness: the m 1 Sa. 12.22. the trouble seem little before thee, that pillar of the cloud departed not from them

Is. 44. 21.

hath p.come upon us, on our kings, on by day, to lead them in the way; neither pfound, our princes, and on our priests, and on

n2 Ki. 17. 3. the pillar of fire by night, to shew them

o Is. 63. 11.

our prophets, and on our fathers, and on light, and the way wherein they should go. Ps. 119.137. all thy people, since the times of the

20 Thou gavest also thy goodo spirit to 145. 17. kings of Assyria unto this day. instruct them, and withheldest not thy Da. 9.5..14. 33 Howbeit, thou art juste in all that manna from their mouth, and gavest ? Ps. 106. 6. is brought upon us; for thou hast done them water for their thirst.

r De. 2. 7. right, but we have done wickedly: 21 Yea, fortyr years didst thou sustain

34 Neither have our kings, our princes,


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Sealing of the covenant.

Renewal of sacred rites. our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, B. O. 44o. and that we would leave thea seventh nor hearkened o unto thy commandments

year, and the exaction of every B debt. and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst a Le. 25. 4. 32 Also we made ordinances for us, to testify d against them.

Je. 29. 19. charge ourselves yearly with the third 35 Fore they have not served thee in their cch. 5.1..13. part of a shekel for the service of the

De. 15.2. kingdom, and in thy, great goodness that

house of our God; thou gavest them, and in the large and fat o Bhand.

i De. 31. 21.

33 For the showbread, and for the land which thou gavest before them, nei- 2 Ki. 17.

13. continual meat offering, and for the iconther turned they from their wicked works. e De. 28. 47. tinual burnt offering, of the sabbaths, of

36 Behold, we are servantsk this day; Le. 24.5. the new moons, for the set feasts, and for and for the land that thou gavest unto our 9 De. 31. 21. the holy things, and for the sin offerings, fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the k Nu. xxviii, to make an atonement for Israel, and for good thereof, behold, we are servants in it: xxix. all the work of the house of our God.

37 And it yieldeth much increase unto He. 10. 11. 34 And we cast the lots among the the kingsm whom thou hast set over us be

k Ezr. 9.9.

priests, the Levites, and the people, for? cause of our sins ;. also they have domi- 'Obam. 13:3.1

. the wood offering, to bring it into the nion over our bodies, and over our cat- m De. 28. 33. house of our God, after the houses of our tle, at their pleasure, and we are in great n He:10.3.7. fathers, at times appointed year by year, distress.

ochap.10.29. to burn upon the altar of the LORD our 38 And because of all this, we make a 2 Ki. 23. 3. God, as it is written P in the law; sure covenant, and write it : and our 2 Ch. 29.10. 35 And to bring the firstfruits of our princes, Levites, and priests, y seal unto it. p Le. 6. 12. ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit af CHAPTER X.

9 Ex. 23. 19. all trees, year by year, unto the house of Now those that sealed were, Nehemiah

Nu. 18. 12. the LORD: the $ Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah,"

De. 26. 2.

36 Also the firstborn of our sons, and and Zidkijah,

of our cattle, as it is writtens in the law, 2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,

sealing, or, and the firstlings of our herds and of our

sealed. 3 Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah,

d at the flocks, to bring to the house of our God, 4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,

sealings, unto the priests that minister in the house 5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,

chap. 9. 38. of our God: 6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,

Šor, govern- 37 And that we should bring the first7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,

fruits of our dough, and our offerings, 8 Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these chap. 8. 9. and the fruito of all manner of trees, of were the priests.

r chap. 1.1.

wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the 9 And the Levites : both Jeshua, the • Ex. 13.212, chambers of the house of our God; and son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of

Le. 27. 26.

the tithesw of our ground unto the LeHenadad, Kadmiel;

tch.12.1,&c. vites, that the same Levites might have 10 And their brethren, Shebaniah, Ho-Nu. 15. 19. the tithes in all the cities of our tillage. dijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,

De. 18. 4.

38 And the priest, the son of Aaron, shall 11 Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,

v De. 26. 2.

be with the Levites, when the Levites take 12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah, w Nu. 18. 2i. tithes : and the Levites shall bring up the 13 Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.

Mal. 3.8,10. tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, 14 The chief of the people ;. Parosh, « 1 Ch. 9. 26. to the chambers," into the treasure house. Pahath-moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,


39 For the children of Israel, and the 15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,

ych. 7.8, &c. children of Levi, shall bring: the offering 16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,

Ezr.2.3,&c. of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, 17 Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur,

- De. 12.6,11. unto the chambers, where are the vessels of 18 Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,

a ch.13.10..12 the sanctuary, and the priests that minis19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,

6 Jos. 18. 10. ter, and the porters, and the singers ; anda 20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,

we will not forsake the house of our God.

c verse 18. 21 Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,

Mat. 4. 5.

CHAPTER XI. 22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,

AND the rulers of the people dwelt at

27. 53 23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,

d Ezr. 2. 36. Jerusalem : the rest of the people also 24 Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek,

e Ju. 5.9.

cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in 25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, 26 And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,

f chap. 9. 2. Jerusalem, the holye city, and nine parts 13. 3.

to dwell in other cities. 27 Malluch, Harim, Baanah.

Le. 20. 24.

2 And the people blessed all the men, 28 Anda the rest of the people, the Ezr.10.11..19 that willinglye offered themselves to priests, the Levites, the porters, the sing:9 Ro. 1. 1. dwell at Jerusalem. ers, the Nethinims, and all they that had h chap. 8.2. 3 Now these are the chief of the province separated themselves from the people Ps. 47. 7.

that dwelt in Jerusalem : but in the cities of the lands unto the law of God, their Ezr.2.43,55. of Judah dwelt every one in his possession wives, their sons, and their daughters, 41 Ch.9.3,&c. in their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests, every: one having knowledge, and having ich. 5. 12,13. and the Levites, and the Nethinims, and understanding;

De. 29.12,14.

the children of Solomon's servants. 29 They clave to their brethren, their Ps.119.106.

4 Andk at Jerusalem dwelt certain of nobles, and entered into

a curse, and into m2 Ch. 34. 31. the children of Judah, and of the children an oath, to walkm in God's law, which

of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah was given mby Moses, the servant of

hand of.

Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of God, and to observe and do all the com, n Ge. 38. 29, Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son mandments of the LORD our Lord, and Pharez. of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of his judgments and his statutes ;

• Ex. 34. 16. the children of Perez ;n 30 And that we would not give our De. 7. 3.

5 And Maaseiah the son of Baruch, daughterso unto the people of the land, Ezr.9.12,14. the son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, por take their daughters for our sons : Pch.13.15,&c. the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the

31 And if the people of the land bring Le. 23. 3. son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni. ware, or any victuals, on the sabbath De. 5. 12. 6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt at day to sell, that we would not buy it of Is. 58.13,14. Jerusalem were four hundred threescore them on the sabbath, or on the holy day;

and eight valiant men.

n by the

Mor, Moa.

verse 20.

Distribution of the people. NEHEMIAH, XII. Priests and Levites that returned.

7 And these are the sons of Benjamin ; 1 B. C. 445. 29 And at En-rimmon, and at Zareah, Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of

and at Jarmuth, Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Ko- a Ge. 26. 33. 30 Zanoah, Adullam, and in their vil. laiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Am. 8. 14. lages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof Ithiel, the son of Jesaiah.

b Jos. 15.8.

at Azekah, and in the villages thereof. 8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine 2 Ki. 23. 10. And they dwelt from Beer-shebae unto

Je. 32. 35. hundred twenty and eight.

the valleyb of Hinnom. 9 And Joel the son of Zichri was their Bor, of.

31 The children also of Benjamin B from overseer: and Judah the son of Senuah yor, to. Geba y dwelt at Michmash, and Aija, and was second over the city.

c1 Ch. 9. 10, Beth-el, and in their villages,

&c. 10 Of the priests :c Jedaiah the son of

32 And at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, Joiarib, Jachin.

21 Ch. 4. 14.

33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim, 11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son

e Ezr. 2.1, 2.

34 Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat, of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son Sch. 10. 2..8. 35 Lod, and Ono, the valleyd of craftsmen. of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, was the sor, Melicu, 36 And of the Levites were divisions in ruler of the house of God.

verse 14.

Judah, and in Benjamin. 12 And their brethren, that did the Sor, Sheba

CHAPTER XII. work of the house, were eight hundred niah, Nowe

e these are the priests and the twenty and two: and Adaiah the son of

verse 14.

Levites that went up with _Zerubbabel Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of nor, Harim, the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua : SeAmzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of

verse 15.

raiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, Pashur, the son of Malchiah,

O or, Me

2 Amariah, : Malluch, Hattush, 13 And his brethren, chief of the fathers,


3 $ Shechaniah, » Rehum, Meremoth, two hundred forty and two: and Amashai

verse 15.

4 Iddo, “Ginnetho, Abijah, the son of Azareel, the son of Ahasai, the Kor, Ginne

5 A Miamin, u Maadiah, Bilgah, son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,

Verse 16.

6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah, 14 And their brethren, mighty, men of

y v Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. valour, an hundred twenty and eight : Lu. 1.5,


These were the chief of the priests, and and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son

of their brethren, in the days of Jeshua.” of of one of the great men.

dor, Minia-

8 Moreover, the Levites : Jeshua, Bin15 Also of the Levites : Shemaiah the

verse 17.

nui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and son of Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the

Mattaniah, which was over p the thanksson of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni :

diah, giving, he and his brethren. 16 And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the

Verse 17.

9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethchief of the Levites, had the oversight k vor, Sallai, ren, were over against them in the watches. of the outward ? business of the house of

10 And Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joiakim God.

h Ezr. 3. 2,

also begat Eliashib, and Eliashib begat 17 And Mattaniahm the son of Micha,


Joiada, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was

Hag. 1.1.
Zec. 3. 1.

11 And Joiada begat Jonathan, and the principal to begin then thanksgiving

Jonathan begat Jaddua. in prayer;' and Bakbukiah, the second + 0r, Hagge


12 And in the days of Joiakim were among his brethren, and Abda the son

priests, the chief of the fathers : of Seof Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of chap.11.17. raiah, Meraiah: of Jeremiah, Hananiah : Jeduthun.

pi.e. the

13 Of Ezra, Meshullam: of Amariah, 18 All the Levites in the holyo city psalms of Jehohanan :

thankswere two hundred fourscore and four.


14 Of Melicu, Jonathan: of Shebaniah, 19 Moreover, the porters, Akkub, Tal

Joseph: mon, and their brethren + that kept the o were over.

15 Of Harim, Adna: of Meraioth, Hel. gates,? were an hundred seventy and two.

k1 Ch.26.20. kai: 20 And the residue of Israel, of the ? Ac. 6. 2, 3. 16 Of Iddo, Zechariah : of Ginnethon, priests and the Levites, were in all the cities mchap. 12. 8. Meshullam : of Judah, every one in his inheritance. nl Ch. 16. 4. 17 Of Abijah, Zichri: of Miniamin, of

21 Butr the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: 25.4..6. Moadiab, Piltai: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethi- • Phi. 4. 6. 18 Of Bilgah, Shammua: of Shemaiah, nims.

P verse 1.

Jehonathan: 22 The overseer also of the Levites at - at the

gates. Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the

19 And of Joiarib, Mattenai: of Je

daiah, Uzzi: son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, ? Ps. 84. 10.

20 Of Sallai, Kallai : of Amok, Eber : the son of Micha. Of the sons of Asaph, chap. 3. 26.

21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah : of Jedaiah, the singers were over the business of the 6 or, the

Nethaneel. house of God.

& Ezr. 6.8, 9.

22 The Levites, in the days of Eliashib, 23 For it was the king's commandment

7.20, &c. Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, were concerning them, that xa certain portion

recorded chief of the fathers : also the should be for the singers, due for every day. Xor;

sure ordi

priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian. 24 And Pethahiah the son of Mesheza

23 The sons of Levi, the chief of the þeel, of the children of Zerah, the son of Ge. 38. 30, fathers, were written in the book of the Judah, was at the king's hand in all


chronicles, even until the days of Johamatters concerning the people.

ul Ch. 18.17.

nan the son of Eliashib.

24 And the chief of the Levites : Hadwelt at Kir

&c. jath-arba, w and in the villages thereof, and w Jos. 14. 15. Kadmiel, with their brethren over against at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and -1Ch.XXIII, them, to praise and to give thanks, accordat Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof,


ing to the commandment * of David the 26 And at Jeshua, and at Moladah, and XXVI. man of God, wardy over against ward. at Beth-phelet,

y Ezr. 3. 11. 25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, 27 And at Hazar-shual, and at Beer

Wor, treasheba, and in the villages thereof,

Mesḥullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters,

suries, or, keeping the ward at the thresholds of 28 And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah, assemblies. the gates. and in the villages thereof,

26 These were in the days of Joiakim



25 And for the villages, with their fields v1 Ch. 9. 14, shabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the sains


of the

Dedication of the wall.

Abuses rectified, the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, B. C. 445. 45 And both the singers and the porters and in the days of Nehemiaha the govern

kept the ward of their God, and the ward or, and of Ezra the priest, theb scribe. chap; 8. 9; of the purification, according to the com

27 And at the dedication of the wall of Ezr. 7. 6, 11. mandmenta of Dávid, and of Solomon Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of Ps.30, title. his son. all their places, to bring them to Jerusa- d 1 Ch.


46 For in the days of David ande Asaph, lem, to keep the dedication with gladness, 42 Ch.

29. 30. of old, there were chief of the singers, and both/ with thanksgivings, and with singing, 81 Ch. 25.

6. songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God. with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps. 2 Ch. 5. 13.

47 And all Israel, in the days of Ze28 And the sons of the singers gathered Nu.18.21,26 rubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, themselves together, both out of the Bi. e. set gave the portions of the singers and the plain country round about Jerusalem,

apart. porters every day his portion ;9 and they and from the villages of Netophathi;

there was

B sanctified holy things unto the Levites, 29 Also from the house of Gilgal, and read.

and the Levites sanctified then unto the out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth : h chap.8.3,8. children of Aaron. for the singers had builded them villages

CHAPTER XIII. round about Jerusalem.

2Ki. 23.2. On that day ythey readh in the book of 30 And the priests and the Levites Sears. Moses in the audience of the people; and purified themselves, and purified i the i He. 5.1, 3. thereinj was found written, that the Ampeople, and the gates, and the wall. j De. 23.3, 4. monite and the Moabite should not come

31 Then I brought up, the princes of * Mat.25.40. into the congregation of God for ever; Judah upon the wall, and appointed two


2 Becausek they met not the children

m Nu. 22. 5. great companies of them that gave thanks,

of Israel with bread and with water, but whereof one went on the right hand upon

n chap: 3. 13. hired m Balaam against them, that he the wall, toward” the dung gate :

• Nu. 24. 10. should curse them; howbeito our God 32 And after them went Hoshaiah, and Jos.24.9, 10 turned the curse into a blessing. half of the princes of Judah,

Mi. 6. 5. 3 Now it came to pass, when they had 33 And Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam, p chap. 9. 2. heard the law, that they separatedPfrom

34 Judah, and 'Benjamin, and Shema- Sbeing set Israel all the mixed multitude. iah, and Jeremiah,

4 And before this, Eliashib the priest, 35 And certain of the priests' sons with ? Nu. 10. 2,8. Shaving the oversight of the chamber of the trumpets ;' namely, Zechariah the son of " chap 12.44. house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah :

2 Ch.31.11. Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son

5 And he had prepared for him a great of Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, then the com- chamber, wherer aforetime they laid the

mandment son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph ;

meat offerings, the frankincense, and the 36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and

vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the

Levites. Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Netha

8 Nu.18.21,24

new wine, and the oil, which was n comneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the mu

manded to be given to the Levites, and

tl Ch. 23. 5. sical instruments of David the man of x ch.3.15,&c: the singers, and the porters, and the God, and Ezra the scribe before them.

o chap. 5. 14. offerings of the priests. 37' And at the fountain gate,« which was

O at the end

6 But in all this time was not I at over against them, they went up by the

of days.

Jerusalem : for in the two and thirtieth stairs of the city of David, at the going

kor, I ear.

year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon came up of the wall, above the house of David,

nestly re

I unto the king, and after certain days even unto the water gate eastward.


K obtained I leave of the king. 38 And the otherw company of them that w verse 31. 7 And I came to Jerusalem, and, ungave thanks went over against them, and chap. 8. 16. derstood of the evil that Eliashib did for I after them, and the half of the people 2 Ki. 14. 13. Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in upon the wall, from beyond the tower of y Je. 32. 2. the courts of the house of God. the furnaces even unto the broad wall;

1 standing. 8 And it grieved me sore; therefore 39 And from above the gate of+Ephraim, M made their I cast forth all the household stuff of and above the old gate, and above the fish

voice to be Tobiah out of the chamber.

heard. gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the

9 Then I commanded, and they cleansed

z Ps. 81. 1. tower of Meah, even unto the sheep gate:

the chambers; and thither brought I again

98. 4..6. and they stood still in the prison gate.

the vessels of the house of God, with the 40 So stood the two companies of them

vor, store-

meat offering and the frankincense. that qave thanks in the house of God, and

Mal. 3. 10.

10_And I perceived that the portions of I, and the half of the rulers with me:

a verse 5. the Levites had not been given them: for 41 And the priests ; Eliakim, Maaseiah, chap. 12.44. the Levites and the singers that did the Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, Ezr. 3. 13. work were fled every one to his field. and Hananiah, with trumpets ;

it at their 11 Then contended I with the rulers, 42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and hand. and said, Why is the house of God forEleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and ch.13.12,13. saken? And I gathered them together, Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And 1 Ac. 6. 3. and set them in their place.

1 Ti. 3. 10. the singers M sang loud, with Jezrahiali

12 Then brought all Judah the tithe of their overseer.

p it was

the corn, and the new wine, and the oil, 43 Also that day they offered great sacri

unto the v treasuries. fices, and rejoiced; for God had made

e Ps.122.6..9. 13 And I made treasurers over the

He. 6. 10. them rejoice with great joy: the wives

treasuries,“ Shelemiah the priest, and also and the children rejoiced; so that the ci. e. ap; Zadok the scribe; and of the Levites, joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.

pointed by Pedaiah ; and a next to them was Hanan

the law. 44 And at that time were some appoint

the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; ed over the chambers for the treasures,

7 kindnesses. for they were counted faithful;d and for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and o for the joy P their office was to distribute unto their for the tithes, to gather into them, out of

of Judah

brethren. the fields of the cities, the portions of stood. 14 Remembere me, O my God, con. the law for the priests and Levites : for yor, obser- cerning this, and wipe not out my r good

vations, Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the

deeds that I have done for the house of Levites that X waited.

my God, and for the 4 offices thereof.

upon them.

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