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#ch. 4. 42
• ver. 2.
* Esth. 1. 6. in gold, and «to sleep upon gold, and a and if he send them out against the
chariot with bridles of gold, and a head. enemies, they go, and overcome moun. Gen. 41. 42. tire of fine linen, and ya chain about tains, walls, and towers. 5 They slay Dan. 6. 7.
his neck: 7 and he shall sit next to and are slain, and transgress not the
be called Darius his cousin. 8 And then victory, they bring all to the king, as Cp 1 Macc. they wrote every one his sentence, and well the spoil, as all things else. 69 Like-Cp: 1 Sam. set to their seals, and laid the writing wise for those that are no soldiers, and
& 12, 14. under king Darius his pillow, 9 and said, have not to do with wars, but use husWhen the king is risen, some shall give bandry, when they have reaped again him the writing ; 'and of whose side the that which they had sown, they bring king and the three princes of Persia it to the king, and compel one another shall judge that his sentence is the to pay tribute unto the king. 7 And he wisest, to him shall the victory be is i but one man: hif he command to * Cr. Dan. given, as it is written. 10 The first kill, they kill; if he command to spare, wrote, Wine is the strongest. 11 The they spare; 8 if he command to smite, second wrote, The king is strongest. they smite; if he command to make 12 The third wrote, Women are strongest: desolate, they make desolate; if he but above all things Truth beareth away command to build, they build; gif he the victory.
command to cut down, they cut down; 13 Now when the king was risen up, if he command to plant, they plant. they took the writing, and gave it unto to So all his people and his armies obey him, and so he read it: 34 and sending him: furthermore he lieth down, he forth he called all the princes of Persia eateth and drinketh, and taketh his and of Media, a and the satraps, and the rest: 11 and these keep watch round captains, and the governors, and the about him, neither may any one depart, chief officers; 15 and sat him down in and do his own business, neither disobey the royal seat of judgement; and the they him in anything. 12() sirs, how writing was read before them. 16 And should not the king be strongest, seeing he said, Call the young men, and they that in such sort he is obeyed? And he shall explain their own sentences. So held his peace. they were called, and came in. 17 And 13 Then the third, who had spoken of they said unto them, Declare unto us women, and of truth, (this was i Zoro-ch. 5. 5. your mind concerning the things ye babel) began to speak. 14 sirs, is not
Cp. Ezra 3. have written.
the king great, and men are many, and Then began the first, who had spoken wine is strong? who is it then that of the strength of wine, 18 and said thus, ruleth them, or hath the lordship over
O sirs, how exceeding strong is wine! them? are they not women? 15 Women bCp. Prov.
bit causeth all men to err that drink it: have borne the king and all the people de lei. 287 29 it maketh the mind of the king and that bear rule by sea and land. 16 Even
of the fatherless child to be all one; of of them came they: and they nourished
poor man and of the rich: 20 cit turneth whence the wine cometh. 17) These also Prov. 31. S. Ps. 104. also every thought into jollity and mirth, make garments for men; these bring 13, 18.
so that a man remembereth neither sor- glory unto men; and without women
neither king nor satrap; and it maketh and every other goodly thing, 2 and see (p. Ec- to speak all things by talents : 22 dand a woman which is comely in favour and
when they are in their cups, they forget beauty, 19 they let all those things go,
23 but when they awake from their wine, I have all more desire unto her than Cp. Ecp. Prov. e they remember not what they have unto gold or silver, or any goodly thing
done. 24 O sirs, is not wine the strongest, whatsoever. 30 m A man leaveth his ** See Gen,
21 And with his wife he endeth
say, 2() sirs, do not men excel in this also ye must know that women sep. Gen. 1. strength, Sthat bear rule over the sea have dominion over you: do ye not
and land, and all things in them? 3 But labour and toil, and give and bring all
& Hos, 4.
& Prov. 31.
elus. 31. 29.
& 9. 2.
22. 13 &
ch. 1. 41 & 2. 10
& 5. 5
& Ezek. 25 12 & 35.5 & Amoy 1. 11.
hver. 58. Dan. 4. 37.
Ezra 3. 7.
darkness; and when he hath stolen, thou didst vow to build Jerusalem, in
spoiled, and robbed, he bringeth it to the day when thou camest to thy king. P See Gen. his love. 25 P Wherefore a man loveth dom, 44 and to send away all the vessels his wife better than father or mother. that were taken out of Jerusalem, which
e ver. 57. 26 Yea, many there be that have run out Cyrus set apart, when he vowed to de9 Cp. Gen. of their wits for women, and become stroy Babylon, and vowed to send them & 6. 18, 19.
bondmen for their sakes. 27r Many again thither. 45 Thou didst also vow "Cp. Prov. 2. 18 also have perished, have stumbled, and to build up the temple, which the Ps. 137. 7.
sinned, for women. 28 And now do ye Edomites burned when Judæa was made Cp. ver. 50 & Ecclus. not believe me? is not the king great desolate by the Chaldeans. 46 And now,
in his power ? do not all regions fear o lord the king, this is that which I
See Obad. daughter of the illustrious Bartacus, proceed from thee: I pray therefore Cp. ver. 42. Cp. Neh. sitting sat the right hand of the king, that thou make good the vow, the per& Px. 45. 9.
30 and taking the crown from the king's formance whereof thou hast vowed to
Tobit 13.7, *Cp. ver. 19. hand: 31 t and therewithal the king gaped 47 Then Darius the king stood up, and
and gazed upon her with open mouth: kissed him, and wrote letters for him
wrote letters also unto all the governors
1 Judith 1. concerning truth. 340 sirs, are not should bring k cedar wood from ) Libanus
women strong ? great is the earth, high unto Jerusalem, and that they should ch. 5.55. "Cp. Ps. 19. is the heaven, uswift is the sun in his build the city with him. 49 Moreover
Sec Judy. 5, 6.
course, for he compasseth the heavens he wrote for all the Jews that should go
again to his own place in one day. cerning their freedom, that no officer, " Cp. Wis- 35 v Is he not great that maketh these no governor, no satrap, nor treasurer, dom 13. 1,5 things ? therefore great is w truth, and should forcibly enter into their doors;
stronger than all things. 36 All the 50 and that all the country which they * Cp. John earth calleth upon truth, and the heaven occupied should be free to them without
blesseth her: all works shake and trem- tribute; and that the Edomites should Cp, ver. 45
is unrighteous, women are unrighteous, be yearly given twenty talents to the 2 Cp. Ps. 14. all the children of men are unrighteous, building of the temple, until the time
and unrighteous are all such their works; that it were built; 52 and other ten & 2 Esd. 8. and y there is no truth in them; in their talents yearly, for burnt offerings to & Rom. 3.
unrighteousness also they shall perish. be presented upon the altar mevery * Cp. ch, 5.
38 But truth abideth, and is strong for day, as they had & commandment to See 2 Esd.
ever; she liveth and conquereth for offer seventeen: 53 and that all they y Cp. John evermore. 39 With her there is a no ac- that should come from Babylonia to 8. 44
cepting of persons or rewards; but she build the city should have their freedom, &1 John 2.
doeth the things that are just, and as well they as their posterity, and all See Deut. refraineth from all unrighteous and the priests that came. 54 He wrote 10. 17.
& . 20.
& Ezek. 36. 5
wicked things, and all men do well like also to give them their charges, and
ment is any unrighteousness; and she minister; 55 and for the Levites he Cp: 1 Chr. is a the strength, and the kingdom, and wrote that their charges should be
the power, and the majesty, of all ages. given them until the day that the house
42 Then said the king unto him, Ask from Babylon, n that Cyrus had set " See ver. 44. * Cp. ch, 3. what thou wilt more cthan is appointed apart; and all that Cyrus had given 5-7.
in writing, and we will give it thee, in commandment, the same charged he
Ps. 31. 5. Cp. Deut. 32. 4 & Jer. 10. 10.
4 ch. 3. 7.
Another reading is, him.
5 fathers' houses chosen to go up, ao
& 18. 28.
P. Cp. 1 Kin. heaven P toward Jerusalem, and praised hundred fifty and four: the sons of
9 the King of heaven, 59 and said, From 10 Zathui, nine hundred forty and five:
thee cometh ? victory, from thee cometh the sons of 11 Chorbe, seven hundred See ver, 46. swisdom, and thine is the 'glory, and I and five: the sons of Bani, six hundred
am thy servant. 60 Blessed art thou, forty and eight: 13the sons of Bebai, p. 2 Macc. who hast given me wisdom: and to six hundred twenty and three: the sons • Prov. 26.
thee I give thanks, O Lord of our of 12 Astad, 13 a thousand three hundred Ecclus. 1. fathers. 61 And so he took the letters, twenty and two: 14 the sons of AdoniCp. James and went out, and came unto Babylon, kas six hundred six and seven: the
and told it all his brethren. 62 And they sons of 14 Bagoi, two thousand sixty and + 1 Chr. 29. praised the God of their fathers, because six: the sons of 15 Adinu, four hundred Matt. 6. 13 he had given them freedom and liberty fifty and four: 15 the sons of 16 Ater, of
63 to go up, and to build Jerusalem, and Ezekias, ninety and two: the sons of # Wisdom
the temple v which is called by his name: Kilan and Azetas, threescore and seven: See i Kin. and they feasted with winstruments of the sons of 17 Azaru, four hundred thirty music and gladness seven days.
and two: 16 the sons of 18 Annis, a hun1 Kin. &
1 After this were the chiefs of dred and one: the sons of Arom: the * ch. 5. 2, 59.
sons of 19 Bassai, three hundred twenty cording to their tribes, with their and three: the sons of Arsiphurith, a wives and sons and daughters, with hundred and twelve: 17 the sons of their menservants and maid servants, Baiterus, three thousand and five: the and their cattle. 2 And Darius sent sons of 20 Bethlomon, a hundred twenty with them a thousand horsemen, till and three: 18 they of Netophas, fifty they had brought them back to Jeru. and five: they of Anathoth, a hundred 11 Kin. 2 salem 1 safely, and with musical instru. fifty and eight: they of 21 Bethasmoth,
Jer. 32 7. ments, tabrets and flutes. 3 And all forty and two: 19 they of 22 Kariathiarius, their brethren played, and he made twenty and five: they of yCaphira and Josh. a 17 them go up together with them. Beroth, seven hundred forty and three:
4 And these are the names of the men 20 the Chadiasai and Ammidioi, four
which went up, according to their fami. hundred twenty and two: they of * ch. 1. 5, 11. lies amongst their tribes, after their 23 Kirama and 24 Gabbe, six hundred * Cp. Neh.
several divisions. 5v The priests, the twenty and one: 21 they of 25 Macalon, 12 1.
sons of Phinees, the sons of Aaron: a hundred twenty and two: they of ver. 49, 58. Jesus the son of Josedek, the son of 26 Betolion, fifty and two: the sons of See Ezra 3.
Saraias, and a Joakim the son of b Zoro. 27 Niphis, a hundred fifty and six: as the a Judith 4.6 babel, the son of Salathiel, of the house sons of 28 Calamolalus and 29 Onus, seven Cp. Neh.
of David, of the lineage of Phares, of hundred twenty and five: the sons of
& 15. &
that came up from the captivity, where so nine hundred seventy and two: the & Veh. 7. they dwelt as strangers, whom Nabu- sons of 36 Emmeruth, 37 a thousand fifty 6-73.
chodonosor the king of Babylon had and two: 25 the sons of 88 Phassurus, & carried away unto Babylon. 8 And they thousand two hundred forty and seven: returned unto Jerusalem, and to the the sons of 89 Charme, 87 a thousand and other parts of Jewry, every man to his seventeen. 26 The Levites: the sons of own city, who came with Zorobabel, Jesus, and Kadmiel, and Bannas, and with Jesus, Nehemias, and 2 Zaraias, Sudias, seventy and four. 37 The holy Resaias, 8 Eneneus, Mardocheus, Beel- singers: the sons of Asaph, a hundred sarus, Aspharasus, Reelias, Roimus, 0 twenty and eight. 28 The porters: and Baana, their leaders. 9 The number the song of 41 Salum, the sons of 42 Atar, of them of the nation, and their leaders: the sons of Tolman, the sons of 43 Dacubi, the sons of 6 Phoros, two thousand a the sons of 44 Ateta, the sons of 45 Sabi, hundred seventy and two: the sons of in all a hundred thirty and nine. 29 The 7 Saphat, four hundred seventy and two: temple-servants: the sons of 46 Esan, the 10 the sons of 8 Ares, seven hundred fifty sons of +7 Asipha, the sons of Tabaoth, and six: 11 the sons of "Phaath Moab, the sons of 48 Keras, the sons of 49 Sua, of the sons of Jesus and Joab, two the sons of 50 Phaleas, the sons of Labana, thousand eight hundred and twelve: the song of 51 Aggaba, 30 the sons of 12 the sons of Elam. a thousand two 52 Acud, the sons of Uta, the sons of
ver. 48 ech. 4 13 4 ch, 2 40. • For ver. 7-46. see Ezra ch. 2
& Relaiah. & Parosh. 7 Shephatiah 1 Gr. with peace.
2 Seraiah, 3 Or, Enenis
13 Aocording to other readings, 16 Adin. 362, or 3222 1 Biores.
17 Another reading is, Azurn. in Ater of Hesekiah 19 Besai. 20 Beth-lehem. 21 Aomaveth.
2 Kiriatharim, or 18 Another reading is, Annias.
* Lod, Hadid 24 Geba.
Another reading is, one. 2 Ono.
» Jericho. 31 Another reading is, tuo.
3 Another reading is, eight. 35 Immer. 34 Jedaiah
37 Another reading is, tuv hundred.
42 Iter. 11 Shallum.
0 Akkub. » Pashhur. 3 Harim. 40 Another reading is, forty.
Padon. # Hatita. 45 Shobai. * Ziha.
47 Hlasupha. 61 Hagabak
Neh. 7. 73.
Ach. 1. 3
Ketab, the sons of 1 Accaba, the sons of mules, five thousand five hundred twenty
see Ezra . servants of Solomon: the sons of 23 As- Israel were every man in his own place, 1-7
nch. 9. 87. saphioth, the sons of 27 Pharida, the they came all together with one consent sons of 28 Jeeli, the sons of 29 Lozon, the into the broad place before the first ch. 9.6, 38, sons of 30 Isdael, the sons of 31 Saphuthi, porch which is toward the east. 48 Then
Cp. Neh. & 34 the sons of 82 Agia, the sons of 83 Pha- stood up p Jesus the son of Josedek, and careth, the sons of Sabie, the sons of his brethren the priests, and p Zorobabel P See ver. B. Sarothie, the sons of 84 Masias, the sons the son of Salathiel, and his brethren, of Gas, the sons of Addus, the sons of and made ready the altar of the God of Subas, the sons of Apherra, the sons of Israel, 49 to offer burnt sacrifices upon Barodis, the sons of Saphat, the sons | it, according as it is expressly com
of Allon. 35 All h the temple-servants, manded in the book of Moses the man & & 5, 22,
and the sons of ithe servants of Solo- of God. 50 And I certain were gathered 'ch. 7. 13. Cp. 1 Kin. mon, were three hundred seventy and unto them out of the other nations of Ken 1.2.
two. 36 These came up from 35 Ther- the land, and they erected the altar
39 And when the description of all they that had made any vow to God the kindred of these men was sought began to offer sacrifices to God from in the register, and was not found, they the new moon of n the 46 seventh month, were removed from executing the office although the temple of God was not
of the priesthood: 40 for unto them said yet built. 54 And they gave money unto ở Cp. ch 9. Nehemias and 3Attharias, that they the masons and carpenters; and meat & Ezra 2 should not be partakers of the holy and drink, 55 and cars unto them of
things, till there arose up a high priest Sidon and Tyre, that they should bring & Neh. 8.9. k See Ex. 28.
wearing 44k Urim and Thummim. 4So cedar trees from u Libanus, vand convey See ch. 4. all they of Israel, from twelve years old them in floats to the haven of wJoppa, Ch. 4. 48. and upward, beside menservants and according to the commandment which Judith 1.7. womenservants, were in number forty was written for them by Cyrus king of "2 Chr. 2. and two thousand three hundred and the Persians. 56 x And in the second
See Josh. sixty. 42 Their menservants and hand- year after his coming to the temple of maids were seven thousand three hun- God at Jerusalem, in the second month, * Ezra 3. 8. dred thirty and seven: the minstrels began Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and singers, two hundred forty and and Jesus the son of Josedek, and their five: 43 four hundred thirty and five brethren, and the priests the Levites, camels, seven 45 thousand thirty and six and all they that were come unto Jeruhorses, two hundred forty and five salem out of the captivity: 57 and they Hagab.
. Seo Lev.
8 Nekoda, Gaszam.
10 Uzza. 11 Paseah. 12 Besai. 13 Asnah. 1 Meunim. 15 Nephisim. 16 Bakbuk. According to other readings, Acum, or Acuph. 17 Hakupha.
19 Bazluth 20 Nehida. 21 Harsha. 2 Barkos.
$ Sisera. 24 Temah. * Neziah. Another reading in, Nasith * Hassophereth.
30 Giddel. 31 Shephatiah.
33 Hattil. * Pochereth-hazzebaim, Ezra 2. 57. 34 Another reading is, Misaias. 35 Tel-melah ** Tel-harsha. 87 Cherub, Addan. 34 Delaiah. Another reading is, Asan. 39 Tobiah. Another reading is, Baenan.
Nekoda. 11 Habaiah, or Hobaiah. 42 Hakkoz. 43 Barzulai. Another reading is, Phaezeldaus. 4 Gr. the manifestation and truth. 45 Another reading is, hundred. 48 Another reading is, first.
For ver. 58-62, see Ezra 3.
11. * See ver. 5.
ch. 4. 63.
laid the foundation of the temple of finishing of the building all the time
second year of the · 4. 24 Lord. Then stood up Jesus, and his rias the son of 6 Addo, the prophets,
see Ezra sons and brethren, and Kadmiel his bro- prophesied unto the Jews in Jewry and ch. 3. ther, and the sons of Jesus, Emadabun, Jerusalem; in the name of the Lord, and the sons of Joda the son of Iliadun, the God of Israel, prophesied they unto and their sons and brethren, all the them. Then stood up Zorobabel the Levites, with one accord setters forward son of Salathiel, and Jesus the son of of the business, labouring to advance Josedek, and began to build the house the works in the house of God. So the of the Lord at Jerusalem, the prophets builders builded the temple of the Lord. of the Lord being with them, and helping 59 And the priests stood arrayed in their them. 39 At the same time came unto cp. Ezra vestments a with musical instruments them Sisinnes the governor of Syria Co. ch. 2. and trumpets, and the Levites the sons and Phænicia, with Sathrabuzanes 17. of Asaph with their cymbals, 60 singing and his companions, and said unto songs of thanksgiving, and praising the them, 4 By whose appointment do ye Lord, after the order of David king of build this house and this roof, and perIsrael. 61 And they sang aloud, praising form all the other things ? and who are the Lord in songs of thanksgiving, be the builders that perform these things ? cause his goodness and his glory are 5 Nevertheless the elders of the Jews for ever in all Israel. 62 And all the obtained favour, because the Lord had people sounded trumpets, and shouted i visited the captivity; 6 and they were p. Luke with a loud voice, singing songs of not hindered from building, until such thanksgiving unto the Lord for the time as communication was made unto rearing up of the house of the Lord. Darius concerning them, and his answer
636 Also of the priests the Levites, and signified.
ancients who had seen the former house governor of nSyria and Phænicia, and
Rest of people heard not the trumpets for the unto our lord the king, that being come
Esth. 16.1. weeping of the people: for the multitude into the country of Judæa, and entered 1 Mac. 10. sounded marvellously, so that it was into the city of Jerusalem, we found in heard afar off.
the city of Jerusalem the elders of the 2 Macc. 11. 66 c Wherefore when the enemies of Jews that were of the captivity 9 build
Acts 15, 23 the tribe of Judah and Benjamin heard ing a house unto the Lord, great and 1-5. it, they came to know what that noise new, of hewn and costly stones, with
Cp. Ezra : of trumpets should mean. 67 And they timber laid in the walls. 10 And those perceived that they that were of the works are done with great speed, and captivity did build the temple unto the the work goeth on prosperously in their Lord, the God of Israel. 68 So they hands, and with all glory and diligence went to Zorobabel and Jesus, and to is it accomplished. 11 Then asked we the chief men of the families, and said these elders, saying, By whose comunto them, We will build together with mandment build ye this house, and you. 69 For we likewise, as ye, do obey lay the foundations of these works?
your Lord, and do sacrifice unto him 12 Therefore, to the intent that we Cp. Ezra from the days of 1d Asbasareth the king might give knowledge unto thee by
For ver. 66-73, see Ezra 4.
of the Assyrians, who brought us hither. writing who were the chief doers, we 70 Then Zorobabel and Jesus and the questioned them, and we required of chief men of the families of Israel said them the names in writing of their prinunto them, It is not 2 for you to build cipal men. 13 So they gave us this the house unto the Lord our God. answer, We are the servants of the 71 We ourselves alone will build unto Lord which made heaven and earth. the Lord of Israel, according as Cyrus 14 And as for this house, it was builded the king of the Persians hath com- many years ago by a king of Israel manded us. 72 But the heathen of the great and strong, and was finished. land lying heavy upon the inhabitants 15 But when our fathers sinned against of Judæa, and holding them strait, hin. the Lord of Israel which is in heaven, dered their building; 73 and 4 by their and k provoked him unto wrath, he gave Cp. Hebu secret plots, and popular persuasions them over into the hands of Nabuchoand commotions, they hindered the donosor king of Babylon, king of the
! Another reading is, Axbacaphath. 2 Another reading in, for us and you. 3 Or, besieging them * Another reading is, leading the people astray in counsel, and raising commotions.
ludo, Another reading is, Eddin. 6 Tattenai. 7 Shethar-bosenai.