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Prov. 98.13.
Ver. 3.

Names of those who had

NEHEMIAH, 1.

married strange wiec. Before substance should be † forfeited, and him would put away their wives; and B being Beure CHRIST self separated from the congregation of guilty B, they offered a ram of the duck CHRIST 457. those that had been carried away.

for their trespass. 9 Then all the men of Judah and Bent Heb.

20 And of the sons of Immer; Hanani,

Levcu devoted, jamin gathered themselves together unto and Zebadiah.

Jerusalem within three days. It was the 21 And of the sons of Harim; Maaseiah,

ninth month, on the twentieth day of the and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, 1 See 1 Sam. month; and all the people sat in the and Uzziah. 12. 18. 3 street of the house of God, trembling 22 And of the sons of Pashur; Elioenai, Heb.

because of this matter, and for † the great Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethaneel, Jozabad,
the showers.
rain.

and Elasah.
10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and 23 Also of the Levites ; Jozabad, and

said unto them, Ye have transgressed, Shimei, and Kelaiah, (the same is Kelita,),
+ Heb. have and † have taken strange wives, to in- Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.
crease the trespass of Israel.

24 Of the singers also; Eliashib: and of dell, or,

I! Now therefore "make confession un- the porters; Shallum, and Telem, and tri. i brought to the LORD God of your fathers, and 25 Moreover of Israel: of the sons of

do his pleasure: and * separate yourselves Parosh; Ramiah, and Jeziab, and Mal m Josh. 7. from the people of the land, and from chiah, and Miamin, and Eleazar, and Mal. the strange wives.

chijah, and Benaiah.
12. Then all the congregation answered 26 And of the sons of Elam; Mattaniah,
and said with a loud voice, As thou hast Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Je-
said, so must we do.

remoth, and Eliah.
13 But the people are many, and it is 27 And of the sons of Zattu; Elioenai,
a time of much rain, and we are not Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and

able to stand without, neither is this a Zabad, and Aziza. 1 Or, to

work of one day or two: for we are 28 of the sons also of Bebai; Jehohare greatly many that have * transgressed in this hanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai. owded in thing.

29 And of the sons of Bani; Me-bullam, this thing

14 Let now our rulers of all the con- Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sbeal,
gregation stand, and let all them which and Ramoth.
have taken strange wives in our cities 30 And of the sons of 7 Pahath-moab;
come at appointed times, and with them Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah,

the elders of every city, and the judges Mattaniah, Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Ma-
. 2 Chr. 30. thereof, until the fierce wrath of nasseh.
8.

God for this matter be turned from us. 31 And of the sons of Harim; Eliezer, | Or, fill this

15 [Only Jonathan the son of Asahel Ishijah, Malchiah, Shemaiah, Shimeon, matter be di-patched.

and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah 57 were 32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.

employed about this matters, and Meshul. 33 Of the sons of Hashum; Mattenai.' slovid. lam and Shabbethai the Levite helped Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, them.

Manasseh, and Shimei.
16 And the children of the captivity did 34 Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram,
SO. And Ezra the priest, with certain and Uel,
6 chief of the fathers, after the house of 35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Chellnh.
their fathers, and all of them by their 36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
names were separated, and sat down 37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasan,
in the first day of the tenth month to 38 And Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,
examine the matter.

39 And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and A.
17 And they made an end with all the daiah,
men that had taken strange wives by 40 | Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
the first day of the first month.

41 Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah, 156. 18 And among the sons of the priests 42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.

there were found that had taken strange 43 of the song of Nebo; Jeiel, Matti

wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the thiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, and Joel, p ? Kings 10. son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Mas Benaiah.

seiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Ge- 44 All these had taken strange wires : 1 Chr. 99. daliah.

and some of them ß had wives by whoin 2 Car. 30.8. 19 And they pgave their hands that they they had children B.

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THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH.

Before
CHAPTER 1.

reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also CHRIST

1 Neheminh, understanding by Banani the misery e is broken down, and the gates thereof Car cir. 46.

Jerusalem, mourneth, fasteth, und prayeth. are burned with fire. 6 His prayer.

4 And it came to pass, when I heard.ch. .: a ch. 10. 1.

The chalds. of same

Hachaliah. And it came to pass in and mourned certain days, and fasted,
the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, and prayed before the God of heaven,
as I was in Shushan the palace,

5 And said, I beseech thee, « LORD 4 Dec. 14
9 That Hanani, one of my brethren, God of heaven, the great and terrible
came, he and certain men of Judah ; and God, that keepeth covenant and mercy
I asked them concerning the Jews that for them that love him and observe bis
had escaped, which were left of the cap. commandments :
tivity, and concerning Jerusalem.

6 Let thine ear now be attentive, and 3 And they said unto me, The remnant I thine eyes open, that thon mayest hear Kim & that are left of the captivity there in the prayer of thy servant, which I pray the province are in great affliction and before thee now, day and night, for the

children of Israel thy servants, and 29 con. 18. VAR. REXD. V. 9. open space.

* V. 13. have fess the sins of the children of Israel, greatly. ----SV. 15. stood up against this, Ge. Be. Ke. which we have sinned against thee: both

-6 V. 16. heads of the fathers' houses, according to I and my father's house have sinned. their fathers' houses, who are all expressed by name.7 V. 30. See on ch. 2. 6. - Chap. 1. v. 1. Or, fortress. VAR. REND.- V. 6. confess concerning, VAR. READ.--V. 44. B (Tert corrupt.)

Put away

VAR. READ.-Chap. 20. V. 19. B as trespass-offerano wives and children, Be. Kue. (after 1 Esdras 9. 36). Sept. Gr. (pt.)

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Nehemiah cometh to Jerusalem.

NEHEMIAH, 2, 3. He rieveth the ruins of the walls. Eefore 7. We have dealt very corruptly against 11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was Eefore CHSIST thee, and have not kept the command there three days.

CHRIST cir. 416.

405. ments, nor the statutes, nor the judg. 12 | And I arose in the night, I and IP 106. 6. ments, which thou commandedst thy some few men with me; neither told I 1 Esra 8. 82. servant Moses.

any man what my God had put in my 8 Remember, I beseech thee, the word heart to do at Jerusalem : neither wax

that thou commandedst thy servant Mo. there any beast with me, save the beast Le 26.

ses, saying, * If ye transgress, I will that I rode upon. Deut. 25,

scatter you abroad among the nations: 13 And I went out by night kby the gate ' * 2 Chr. 26. 9. But if ye turn unto me, and keep my of the valley, even before the dragon

ch. 3. 13. IL.. 33, commandments, and do them; *though well, and to the dung port, and viewed the

there were of you cast out unto the walls of Jerasalern, which were 'broken Ich. 1. 3. Dest 1.2, uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I down, and the gates thereof were con

& ver. 17. gather them from thence, and will bring sumed with fire. Deut. $0.

them unto the place that have chosen 14 Then I went on to them gate of the mch. 3. 15. to set my name there.

fountain, and to the king's pool: but Teat. 9. 10 * Now these are thy servants and thy there was no place for the beast that was

people, whom thou hast redeerned by thy under me to pass. Dan. 9. 15.

great power, and by thy strong hand. 15 Then went I up in the night by the
11 O Lord, I beseech thee, let now brook 7, and viewed the wall, and turned ! Sam. 15.
thine ear be attentive to the prayer of back, and entered by the gate of the

Jer. 31. 40. thy servant, and to the prayer of thy ser. 6 valley, and so returned. plex & Tants, who r desire to fear thy name: and 16 And the rulers knew not whither I Bica, II. prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, went, or what I did; neither had I as

and grant him mercy in the sight of this yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, #ch. 2. 1. man. For I was the king's i cupbearer. nor to the nobles, nor to the 'rulers, nor CHAPTER 2.

to the rest that did the work.
I Artazerces understanding the cause of Nehe. 17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the

miah's ridness sendeth him with letters and distress that we are in, how Jerusalem
commission to Jerusalem, 9 Nehemiah, to the lieth waste, and the gates thereof are
grief of the enemies, cometh to Jerusalem. 12 burned with fire: come, and let us build
He tieteeth secretly the ruins of the soalls. 17
He incitelh the Jeres to build in despite of the up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no
enemies.

och. 1. 3. more a reproach.

Ps. 44. 13.
AND it came to pass in the month
A
18 Then I told them of P the hand of

& 79. 4. Nisan, in the twentieth year of « Ar- my God which was good upon me; as Jer. 24. 9. taxerxes the king, that wine was before also the king's words that he had spoken

Ezek. 5. 14, che L 11. him: and I took up the wine, and gave unto me. And they said, Let us rise up

15.
it unto the king. Now I had not been and build. So they 9 strengthened their
beforetime! sad in his presence.
hands for this good work.

p ver. 8.
2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why 19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, 22 Sam. 2.7.

is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, • Par. 15. not sick? this is nothing else but sor. and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they

row of heart. Then I was very sore laughed us to scorn, and despised us, Ps. 14. 18. afraid.

& 79. 4. and said, What is this thing that ye do

& 80. 6. 3 And said unto the king, - Let the king will ye rebel against the king?

Ich. 6.6. live for ever: why should not my counte 20 Then answered I them, and said unto nance be sad, when the city, the place them, The God of heaven, he will prosof my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and per us; therefore we his servants will the gates thereof are consumed with fire? arise and build : 'but ye have no portion, Ezra 4. 8. 4 Then the king said unto me, For what nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem. dost thou make request? So I prayed to

CHAPTER 3. the God of heaven.

The names and order of them that builded
5 And I said unto the king, If it please

the wall.
the king, and if thy servant have found THEX Eliashib the high priest rose

a ch. 12. 10.
T.
up with his brethren the priests, and

b John 5. 2. send me unto Judah, unto the city of they builded the sheep gate; they sancmy fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it. tified it, and set up the doors of it ;

6 And the king said unto me, (the ceven unto the tower of Meah they sanc ech. 19.30 + Feb. wife. t queen also sitting by him,) For how tified it, unto the tower of a Hananeel. Jer. 31 SR

long shall thy journey be? and when wilt 2 And I next unto him builded the men
thou return? So it pleased the king to of Jericho. And next to them builded Hebat
send me; and I set him / a time.
Zaccur the son of Imri.

e Eira 2. 34. 7 Moreover I said unto the king, If it 3 | But the fish gare did the sons of

/ 2 Chr. 33. please the king, let letters be given me Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams to the governors beyond the river, that thereof, and a set up the doors thereof, ch.12. 39 they may convey mel over till I'come the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

Zeph. 1.10. into Judah;

4 And next unto them repaired Mere- 9 See ch. 6. S And a letter unto Asaph the keeper moth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz.

& 7.1. of the king's 3 forest, that he may give And next unto them repaired Meshullam me timber to make beams for the gates the son of Berechiah, the son of Me. of the palace which appertained gto the shezabeel. And next unto them repaired house, and for the wall of the city, and Zadok the son of Baana. for the house that I shall enter into. 5 And next unto them the Tekoites reAnd the king granted me, a according to paired; but their nobles put not their the good hand of my God upon me. necks to the work of their Lord.

A Judg. 5. 9 Then I came to the governors be 6 Moreover the old gate" repaired Je.

ich. 12. 39.
yond the river, and gave them the king's hoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshul.
letters. 5 Now the king had sents cap- lam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the
tains of the army and horsemen with me. beams thereof, and set up the doors

10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and thereof, and the locks thereof, and the
Tobinh the servant, the Ammonite, heard bars thereof.
of it, it grieved them exceedingly that 7 And next unto them repaired Melatiah
there was come a man to seek the wel. the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronoth-
fare of the children of Israel.

ite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah,
VAR. REND.-Chap. 2. iv. 1. was not (i.e. was VaR. REND.- Vo. 13, 15. Rather, ravine. 7V. 15.
Do: oatwardly, Be. Ke.).
-SV. 7. let me pass. in the torrent valley. 8 V. 16. deputies.

-Chap. 3. 7. 5. park. * fortress. 5V. 9. And the king 1V. 1. (Understand), built the wall and, Be. Ke.

27. 6. gate of the old (city), Th. Be. Ke.

Zech. 14.10.

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The names of them

NEHEMIAH, 4.

that builded the mall Before 3 unto the kthrone 3 of the governor on 24 After him repaired 12 Binnui the con CHRIST this side the river.

of Henadad Sanother piece, from the CHRIST 8 Next unto him repaired Uzziel Bthe house of Azariah unto the turning of kch. 2. 8.

son

of Harhniah, of the goldsmith: ß. the wall, even unto the corner.
Next unto him also repaired Hananiah 23 Palal the son of Uzai. over against

- the son of one of the apothecaries, the turning of the wall, and 13 the toxer 1 Or, left and they Yi fortified Jerusalem y unto which lieth out froin the king's high the I broad' wall.

house 13, that reas by the court of the Set 81 bredd soll.

9 And next unto them repaired Rephaiah 1 prison. After him Pedaiah the son of Ich 13. 3.

the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part | Parosh.
of Jerusalem.

26 15 Moreover the Nethinims Idretleri
10 And next unto them repaired Jedaiah 16 in 179) Ophel, unto the place over against
the son of Harumaph, eren over against the water gate toward the east, and the
his house. And next unto him repaired tower that lieth out.
Hattush the son of Hashabniah.

27 After them the Tekoites repaired 5an. 11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Ha- other piece, over against the grea: tower Filme shub the son of Pahath-moab, repaired that lieth out, even unto the wall or

5 the other 3 piece, mand the tower of 17 Ophel. second the furnaces.

99 From above the ahorse gate repaired the 12 And next unto him repaired Shalluin priests, every one orer against his house, ch.12. 38.

the son of Halohesh, the ruler of the hall 29 After them repaired Zadok the son

part of Jerusalemn, he and his daughters. of Immer over against his house. After nch. 2. 13. 13 * The valley gate repaired Hanun, and him repaired also Shemaiah the son of the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate.

Jer. and set up the doors thereof, the locks 30 After him repaired Hananiah the son

thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thou. of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth con . ch. 2. 13. sand cubits on the wall unto the dung of Zalaph, 5 another piece. After him regate.

paired Meshullam the son of Berechiah
14 But the dung gate repaired Malchiah over against his chamber.
the son of Rechab, the ruler of part 31 After him repaired Malchiah Is the
of 7 Beth-haccerem; he built it, and set goldsmith's son is unto the place of the
up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, Nethinims, and 19 of the merchants, over
and the bars thereof.

against the gate Miphkad, and to the p ch. 2. 14. 15 But Pthe gate of the fountain repair. 20! going up 20 of the corner.

ed Shallon the son o! Col-hozeh, the 32 And between the 3 going up 20 of the
ruler of 6 part of Mizpah; he built it, and corner unto the sheep gate repaired the
covered it, and set up the doors thereof, goldsmiths and the merchants.

the locks thereof, and the bars thereof,
9 John 9.7.
and the wall of the pool of 84 Siloah by 1 While the enemies scott, Nehemias prayth and

CHAPTER 4. the king's garden, and unto the stairs

continuath the inork. 7 Understanding the WTA
that go down from the city of David.

and secrets of the enemy, he setteth a sth. 13
16 After him repaired Nehemiah the son He armeth the labourers, 19 and gieeth military
of Azbuk, the ruler of the half 'part of prccepts.
Beth-znr, unto the place over against the

came to pass, "that when San

1 Isai. 22. 11.

that was made, and unto the house of he was wroth, and took great indigna-
the mighty.

tion, and mocked the Jews.
17 After him repaired the Levites, Re- 2 And he spake before his brethren and
hum the son of Bani. Next unto him the army of Samaria, and said, What do
repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of the half these feeble Jews ? 'will they it fortifs 1,
part of Keilah, 10 in his part.

themselves 17 will they sacrifice? will they esime is After him repaired their brethren, make an end ’in a day? will they rerire B Barai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the stones out of the heaps of the rubthe half part of Keilah.

bish which are burned? 19 And next to him repaired Ezer the 3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite mas by hand son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, San- him, and he said, Even that which the

other piece over against the going up to build, if a fox go up, he shall even break 2 Chr. 26.9. the arinoury at the turning of the wall. down their stone wall. i Or, Zuccai. 20 After him Baruch the son of Zabbai 4. • Hear, ( our God; for we are de- 281

earnestly repaired the other piece, from spised: and d turn their reproach upon
the turning of the rall into the door of their own head, and give them for a
the house of Eliashib the high priest. prey in the land of captivity :

21 After him repaired Meremoth the son 5 Ånd cover not their iniquity, and let
of Urijah the son of koz Sanother piece, not their sin be blotted out from before
from the door of the house of Elíashib thee: for they have provoked thee to
even to the end of the house of Eliashib. anger before the builders.

22 And after him repaired the prieste, 6 So built we the wall; and all the wall
the men of the ll plain.

was joined together unto the half thereof:
9 After him repaired Benjamin and Ha- for the people had a mind to work.
shub over against their house. After him 7 T But it came pass, that when frer
repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiah the Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians,
son of Ananiah by his house,

and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites,

heard that the walls of Jerusalem + were VAR. REND.-31.7. So Sept. Ke. Gr. Or, which ap- made up, and that the breaches began to pertained to the jurisdiction, De W. Be: * V. 8. a be stopped, then they were very wroth, son, i.e. member of the guild. -5 V8. 11, 19, 20, 8 And 9 conspired all of them together 21, 24, 27, 30, a second. Comp. ca. 4, 21. (The notice to come and to fight against Jerusalem, of the first piece seems to have dropped ont, Be. and fto hinder it. Comp. r. 11.)-6 V'x. 14, 15. the district. iv. 14. i.e. House of the vineyard. --~-8 V. 15. the conduit, VAR. Rexd.- 12 v. 24. Called Bavai, c. ie. Shiloah, --V8. 16, 17, 18. district. -- 10 v. 17. | 13 V. 25. Rather, the upper tower for. -11 v. 22. circle (see ch. 12. 28).

14 watch (Jer. 32. 2).

. 15 V. 26. Nor VAR. READ.--Chap. 3. V. 8. B & son (i.e. member .17 V8. 96, 97. Lit. the Mound. of the guild) of the goldsmiths, Hi, ( Harhaiah' member of the goldsmiths' guild. being a corruption of the word for goldsmiths'). supply, after him, Sept. Be..

20 P. Si, $. ** y So Ex., but questionably (lit. left Jerusalem. chamber in; or, higher part (of the wall. But Wronght, hi. certain letters confounded, and Jo- Chap. 4. 11?2. See on ch. 3. 8. Or, shall the rusalemn” added as a gloss). – V. 18. B Binnui, Gr. the authorities) suffer them (to go on : 64 Comp. 0.21),

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Deut. 10 13.

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Lev. 25. 36.

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Belore
9 Nevertheless we made our prayer un.

CHAPTER 5.

Before CHRIST to our God, and set a watch against 1 The Jeros cmmplain of their debt, mortgage, and CHRIST

bondaje. 6 Nehemiah rebuirth ihe usurers, and them day and night, because of them.

cm eth them to make a covenant of realitution, APL S0. 15.

10 And Judah said, The strength of the 14 lle forbcareth his own allowance, and keepelh
bearers of burdens is decayed, and there hospitality
is much rubbish; so that we are not AND there was a great 'cry of the peo. a Isai. 5. 7.
able to build the wall.

ple and of their wives against their
11 And our adversaries said, They shall brethren the Jews.

b Lev. 95. not know, neither see, till we come in 2 For there were that said, BWe, our 35, 36, 37.

Deut. 15. 7. the midst among them, and slay them, sons, and our daughters, are many: there. and cause the work to cease.

fore I we take up corn for them. B, that 19 And it came to pass, that when the we may eat, and live.

Jews which dwelt by them came, they 3 Some also there were that said, We 2:01. That Bsaid unto us ten times, S/ From all places ? have mortgaged? our lands, vineyarda,

whence ye shall return unto us they will and houses, that we might buy corn, besust petere be upon you 3 p.

cause of the dearth. 13 ( Therefore set I tin the lower places 4 There were also that said, We have * Hed. fresan behind the wall,

+ and

on the higher borrowed money for the king's tribute, places", I even set the people after their and that upon our lands and vinevards. families with their swords, their spears, 5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of lsai, 58.7. and their bows.

our brethren, our children as their chil. 14 And I looked, and rose up, and said dren: and, lo, we bring into bondage d Ex. 21. 7.

unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and our sons and our daughters to be ser. Lev. 25. 33. Na 4.0. to the rest of the people, i Be not ye vants, and some of our daughters are Dest 1.a afraid of them: remember the Lord, which brought unto bondage already: neither

sk great and terrible, and 'fight for your is it in our power to redeem them; for 11 Sez. 10.

brethren, your sons, and your daughters, other men have our lands and vineyards.
your wives, and your houses.

6 ? And I was very angry when I heard
15 And it came to pass, when our ene- their cry and these words.

mies heard that it was known unto us, 7 Then tl consulted with myself, and I | Heb. my s labs. 12. - and God had brought their counsel to rebuked the nobles, and the 3 rulers, and

nought, that we returned all of us to said unto them, Ye exact usury *, every
the wall, every one unto his work. one of his brother. And I set & great Ex. 22. 25.

16 And it came to pass from that time assembly against them.
forth, that the half
servants 8 And I said unto them, We after our

Ezek. 22.12.
wrought in the work, and the other half ability have s redeemed our brethren the Lev. 25. 43.
of them held both the spears, the shields, Jews, which were sold unto the heathen;
and the bows, and the habergeons; and and will ye even sell your brethren? or
the rulers were behind all the house of shall they be sold unto us? Then held they
Judah.

their peace, and found nothing to answer. 17 They which bnilded on the wall 6, 9 Also I said, It is not good that ye Band they that bare burdens, with those do: onght ye not to walk in the fear of, Lev. 25. that laded, erery one with one of his our God " because of the reproach of the 36. hands wrought in the work, and with heathen our enemies?

h 2 Sam. 12. the other hand held a weapon. 10 I likewise, and my brethren, and my

Rom. 2. 2.. 18 For the builders, every one had his servants, might exact of them money and

1 Pet. 2.12. sword girded tby his side, and so build corn: I pray you, let us 5 leave off this ed. And he that sounded the trumpet usury 5 tras by me.

11 Restore, I pray you, to them, even
19 q And I said unto the nobles, and to this day, their lands, their vineyards, their
the rulers, and to the rest of the peo- oliveyards, and their houses, B also the
ple, The work is great and large, and we hundredth part of the money, and of
are separated upon the wall, one far from the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye
another.

6 exact of them.
20 In what place therefore ye hear the 12 Then said they, We will restore them,

sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither and will require nothing of them; 80 wilí 1.4.1, unto us : nour God shall fight for us. we do as thou sayest. Then I called the 21 So we laboured in the work: and priests, and took an oath of them, that Ezra 10.5.

Jer. 34.8, 9. half of them held the spears from the they should do according to this promise. rising of the morning till the stars 13 Also "I shook my lap, and said, Sok Matt. 10. God shake out every man from his house,

Acts 13. 51. 22 Likewise at the same time said I unto and from his 7 labour, that performeth the people, Let every one with his ser- not this promise, even thus be he shaken Tant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the out, and t emptied. And all the congre- + Heb. night they may be a guard to us, and gation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. p'y. labour on the day.

or, poid. And the people did according to this

1 2 Kings 23. * So neither I, nor my brethren, nor promise. my servants, nor the men of the guard 14 Moreover from the time that I was which followed me, none of us put off appointed to be their governor in the

our clothes, BT saring that every one put land of Judah, from the twentieth year fedz. I. 1 them off for washing ß.

even unto the two and thirtieth year

mch. 13. 6. of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve

- 1 Cor. 9. VaR. Rend.-V. 12. From all places (wbence ye years, I and my brethren have not meaten

4, 15. hare come, ye are to return unto us, Be.

But see the bread of the governor.
Par. Read – SV. 13. in sunny places (80 that the 15 But the former governors that had
eremy might see they were on their guard), Ew. been before me were chargeable unto the
SF, 11

, 19. deputies, Schr. Assyrian technical term.) people, and had taken of them B bread
SV. 17. which builded on the wall, Sept. Kamp.
Gr. joining the words to o. 16),

-7 V. 23. (Here put

VAR. REND.---Chap. 5. IV. 2. let us get corn. 'V. 3. are pledging. 3 V. 7. deputies.

- lend VaR READ.-Chop. 4.

V. 19. B reported unto ug upon pledge (to), Be. .5 V. 10. remit this exaction ten times from all quarters that which they (i.e. the of a pledge, Be. -- 6 V. 11, might exact. ---7V. 13. enemy, had devised against ns, Her, Gr. V. 17. B earnings. And as for them that bare burdens, every one was

VAR. READ.--Chap. 5. V. 2. B We are pledging our boss with one hand of his, Kamp. (Text imtrans- sons and our daughters, that

get corn. ateable) — v. 23. B (Lit. 'every man his weapon Comp. v. 3, Houb. Iler. Gr. (1.) ---V, 11. ß and (remit) the water. Every man was with his weapon a full the exaction of the pledge, Gei. Gr. (1.) --- v. 15. B month (lit. a month

of days), Chocolson, Gei. (after for bread and wine daily, Vulg. Her. Gr. (text ungramArabic, and corrected Pesh ito).

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NEHEMIAH, 6, 7.

A register of the geneal! Before and wine, beside B forty shekels of silver; am, *would go into the temple sto save CHRIST

his life 5? I will not go in.

CH1157 yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because 19 And, lo, I perceived that God had of the P fear of God.

not sent him ; 6 but that she pronounce . 2 Cor. 11.

10 Yea, also I continued in the work this prophecy against me : for 6 Tobiah
9.
& 19. 13. of this wall, neither bought we any land : and Sanballat had hired him.
p vur. 9.

and all my servants were gathered thither 13 Therefore was he hired, that I shonld
unto the work.

be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that § 2 Sam. 9.

17 Moreover there were qat my table an they might have matter for an evil report, 7

hundred and fifty of the Jews and ralers, that they might reproach me. 1 Kings 18.

beside those that came unto us from 14 My God, think thou apon Tobiah #ch 12 19.

among the heathen that are abont us'. and Sanballat according to these their rKinget. 18 Now that 'which was prepared for me works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, ji Lek. 2

daily was one ox and six choice sheep; and the rest of the prophets, that would
also fowls were prepared for me, and have put me in fear.

once in ten days store of all sorts of 15 So the wall was finished in the : ver. 14, 25. wine : yet for all this required not I twenty and tifth day of the month Elul,

the bread of the governor, because the in fifty and two days.

10 bondage was heavy upon this people. 16 And it came to pags, that kwhen all test 1. 1 ch. 13. 22. 19 ' Think upon me, my God, for good, our enemies heard thereof, and all the

according to all that I have done for this ? heathen that were about us saw these
people.

things, they were much cast down in their
CHAPTER 6.

own eyes : for 'they perceived that this IP X2

work was wrought of our God.
1 &inballat practiseth by cruft, by rumours, by

17 & Moreover in those days the nobles
hired propih cies, to terrify vehemiah 15 Th
work is finished to the terror of the enemies.

17 of Judah + sent many letters unto To- Helse
Secret inerVigence passeth between the enemies biah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto
and the nobles of Judur.

them. ach, 2. 10,

it came to pass, when Sanbal. 18 there were many in Judah sworn
19.
& 4.1, 7.

Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his
I OT,
Garamu,

heard that I had builded the wall, and son Johanan had taken the daughter of Ver. 6.

that there was no breach left therein ; Meshnllain the son of Berechiah. ch. 3. 1, 3.

(though at that time I had not set up 19 Also they 7 reported his good deeds i
the doors upon the gates ;)

before me, and uttered my words to 10, Prov. 28.

2 That Sanballat and Geshem gent un- him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me 24, 25. to me, saving, Come, let us meet toge- in fear. ther in some one of the villages in the

CHAPTER 7. di Chr. 8. plain of d Ono. But they · thought to

1 Nehemiah committeth the charge of Jerusalem do me mischief.

to Hamini and Hunnith. 5. register of the ch. 11. 35. 3 And I sent messengers unto them,

genelory of them which came at the Art out al Ps. 37. 12,

saying, I am doing a great work, so that Babylon, 9 of the people, 39 of the priests, 43
I cannot come down : why should the the Levites, 46 of the Nethinima, 57 of Solomon's
work cease, whilst I leave it, and come

Berrants, 13 and of the priests which could not
down to you?

their priligree. 65 The whole number of them,

with their substance. 70 Their oblation.
4 Yet they sent unto me fonr times after
this sort ; and I answered them after the Norwegituan

manta pahaa "hen the wall
5 Then sent sanballat his servant unto doors, and the porters and the singers
me in like manner the fifth time with and the Levites were appointed,
an open letter in his hand;

2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and 6 Wherein, was written; It is reported Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge bet. 2: 1 Or, among the 'heathen, and 1 Gashmu saith over Jerusalem : for he was a faithful Geshen,

it, I that thon and the Jews think to re- man, and feared God above many. ver. 1.

bel: for which canse thon buildest the 3 And I said unto them, Let not the sch. 2, 19. wall. Sthat thou mayest be 3 their king, gates of Jerusalem be opened until the according to these words.

sun be hot; and while they stand by a
7 And thou has: also appointed prophets let them shut the doors, and bar then
to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saving, and appoint 3 watches of the inhabitants
There is a king in Judah : and now shall of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and
it be reported to the king according to every one to be over against his house.
these words. Come now therefore, and 4 Now the city was large and great: Heb.
let us take counsel together.

but the people were few therein, and the
8 Then I sent unto him, saying. There houses were not builded.
are no such things done as thou savest, 5 . And my God put into mine heart
but thou feignest them out of thine own to gather together the nobles, and the
heart.

* rulers, and the people, that they might
9 For they all made me afraid, saying. be reckoned by genealogy. And I found
Their hands shall be weakened from the a register of the genealogy of them which
work, that it be not done. Now there- came up at the first, and found written
fore, o Gol, strengthen my hands,

therein, 10 Afterward I came into the house of 65. These are the children of the pro. Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of vince, that went up out of the captivity, Emrah Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he of those that had been carried away, said. Let us meet together in the house whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Baby of God, within the temple, and let us lon had carried away, and came again to shut the doors of the temple : for they Jerusalem and to Judah, every one into will come to slay thee; yea, in the night his city; will they come to play thee.

7 Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, 11 And I said, Shonld such a man as I Nehemiah, || Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani,

flee? and who is there, that, being as I Mordecai, Bilshan, Misporeth, Bigrai, NeVAR. REND.-8 V. 16. set hand to. IV. 17. the VAR. REND.-* V. 11. could.-and lire. -ST. 19 Jews, both the deputies, an hundred and fifty for he pronounced. &c., but. ---77. 19. broad men, and those that came unto us, &c., were reports of him continually, Gei. ----(hap. 7. 7.: at my table. - 19 v. 18. service (i.e. the build. or, fortress. —PV. S. are (yet) at their posts. ing and taxes together). Chap, 6. IV. 1. into Sie, night-watchmen. - *V. 5. depnties, ST. 6.

2 Vs. 6, 16. nations. -3 y. 6. and thou wilt (Here follows another edition of the document is become.

Ezra 2.)

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