10:1And at the head of those that sealed were Nehemiah the Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah, and Zedekiah.
10:2-- Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
10:3Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah,
10:4Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
10:5Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
10:6Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
10:7Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
10:8Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these were the priests.
10:9-- And the Levites: Jeshua the son of Azaniah; Binnui, of the sons of Henadad; Kadmiel,
10:10and their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
10:11Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,
10:12Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
10:13Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.
10:14-- The chief of the people: Parosh, Pahath-Moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,
10:15Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
10:16Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
10:17Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,
10:18Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,
10:19Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
10:20Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
10:21Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,
10:22Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
10:23Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,
10:24Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,
10:25Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
10:26and Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,
10:27Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
10:28And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the doorkeepers, the singers, the Nethinim, and all they that had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons and their daughters, every one having knowledge and having understanding,
10:29joined with their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse and into an oath, to walk in the law of God, which had been given by Moses the servant of God, and to keep and do all the commandments of Jehovah our Lord, and his ordinances and his statutes;
10:30and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:
10:31and that if the peoples of the land brought wares or any grain on the sabbath day to sell, we would not take it of them on the sabbath, or on any holy day; and that we would leave the land uncultivated the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.
10:32And we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God,
10:33for the bread to be set in rows, and for the continual oblation, and for the continual burnt-offering, for that of the sabbaths and of the new moons, for the set feasts and for the holy things, and for the sin-offerings to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.
10:34And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood-offering, to bring it into the house of our God, according to our fathers' houses, at times appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of Jehovah our God, as it is written in the law;
10:35and to bring the first-fruits of our land, and the first-fruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year to the house of Jehovah,
10:36and the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, as it is written in the law; and to bring the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks to the house of our God, to the priests that minister in the house of our God;
10:37and that we should bring the first-fruits of our coarse meal and our heave-offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, new wine and oil, to the priests, into the chambers of the house of our God, and the tithes of our ground to the Levites, that they, the Levites, should take the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
10:38And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes; and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes to the house of our God, into the chambers of the treasure-house.
10:39For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the heave-offering of the corn, of the new wine and the oil, into the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the doorkeepers and the singers. And we will not forsake the house of our God.
11:1And the princes of the people dwelt in Jerusalem; and the rest of the people cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, the holy city, and nine parts in the cities.
11:2And the people blessed all the men that willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.
11:3And these are the chiefs of the province that dwelt in Jerusalem; but in the cities of Judah dwelt every one in his possession in their cities, Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinim, and the children of Solomon's servants.
11:4And in Jerusalem dwelt some of the children of Judah and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Pherez;
11:5and Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni.
11:6All the children of Pherez that dwelt in Jerusalem were four hundred and sixty-eight valiant men.
11:7And these are the children of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Isaiah;
11:8and after him, Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred and twenty-eight:
11:9and Joel the son of Zicri was their overseer, and Judah the son of Senuah was second over the city.
11:10Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin,
11:11Seraiah the son of Hilkijah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God.
11:12And their brethren that did the work of the house, eight hundred and twenty-two; and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah;
11:13and his brethren, chief fathers, two hundred and forty-two; and Amassai the son of Azareel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer;
11:14and their brethren, mighty men of valour, a hundred and twenty-eight: and their overseer was Zabdiel the son of Gedolim.
11:15And of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
11:16and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who were over the outward work of the house of God;
11:17and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer; and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun:
11:18all the Levites in the holy city were two hundred and eighty-four.
11:19And the doorkeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren, that kept watch at the gates, were a hundred and seventy-two.
11:20And the residue of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.
11:21And the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel; and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinim.
11:22And the overseer of the Levites at Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, of the sons of Asaph, the singers, for the work of the house of God.
11:23For it was the king's commandment concerning them, and there was a settled portion for the singers, due for each day.
11:24And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people.
11:25And as to the hamlets in their fields, some of the children of Judah dwelt in Kirjath-Arba and its dependent villages, and in Dibon and its dependent villages, and in Jekabzeel and its dependent villages,
11:26and in Jeshua, and in Moladah, and in Beth-phelet,
11:27and in Hazar-Shual, and in Beer-sheba and its dependent villages,
11:28and in Ziklag, and in Meconah and its dependent villages;
11:29and in En-Rimmon, and in Zorah, and in Jarmuth,
11:30Zanoah, Adullam, and their hamlets, in Lachish and its fields, in Azekah and its dependent villages: and they encamped from Beer-sheba unto the valley of Hinnom.
11:31And the children of Benjamin from Geba dwelt in Michmash and Aija and Bethel, and their dependent villages,
11:32in Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
11:33Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
11:34Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
11:35Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
11:36And of the Levites there were divisions of Judah dwelling in Benjamin.
12:1And these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
12:2Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,
12:3Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
12:4Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah,
12:5Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
12:6Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
12:7Sallu, Amok, Hilkijah, Jedaiah. These were the chief of the priests and of their brethren in the days of Jeshua.
12:8And the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, Mattaniah, who was over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren;
12:9and Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over against them as watches.
12:10And Jeshua begot Joiakim, and Joiakim begot Eliashib, and Eliashib begot Joiada,
12:11and Joiada begot Jonathan, and Jonathan begot Jaddua.
12:12And in the days of Joiakim were priests, chief fathers: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
12:13of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
12:14of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;
12:15of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;
12:16of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
12:17of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin and Moadiah, Piltai;
12:18of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
12:19and of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;
12:20of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;
12:21of Hilkijah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethaneel.
12:23The children of Levi, the chief fathers, were recorded in the book of the chronicles, even until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.
12:24And the chief Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brethren over against them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, ward over against ward.
12:25Mattaniah and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were doorkeepers keeping the ward at the storehouses of the gates.
12:26These were in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor, and of Ezra the priest, the scribe.
12:27And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to hold the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, lutes and harps.
12:28And the children of the singers were assembled, both from the plain of Jordan round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites,
12:30And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates and the wall.
12:31And I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great choirs and processions, on the right hand upon the wall towards the dung-gate.
12:32And after them went Hoshaiah, and half of the princes of Judah,
12:33and Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,
12:34Judah and Benjamin, and Shemaiah, and Jeremiah,
12:35and certain of the priests' sons with trumpets: Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph;
12:36and his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azareel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God; and Ezra the scribe before them.
12:37And at the fountain-gate, and over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the ascent of the wall, above the house of David, even to the water-gate eastward.
12:38And the second choir went in the opposite direction upon the wall, and I after them, and the half of the people, from beyond the tower of the furnaces even to the broad wall;
12:39and from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the gate of the old wall, and above the fish-gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even to the sheep-gate; and they stood still in the prison-gate.
12:40And both choirs stood in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me;
12:41and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, Hananiah, with trumpets;
12:42and Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang loud; and Jizrahiah was their overseer.
12:43And that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy; and also the women and the children rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
12:44And at that time men were appointed over the chambers of the treasures for the heave-offerings, for the first-fruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them, out of the fields of the cities, the portions assigned by the law for the priests and the Levites; for Judah rejoiced over the priests, and over the Levites that waited.
12:45And, with the singers and the doorkeepers, they kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, according to the commandment of David and of Solomon his son.
12:46For of old, in the days of David and Asaph, there were the chiefs of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgivings to God.
12:47And all Israel, in the days of Zerubbabel and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the doorkeepers, every day what was needed, and they consecrated things for the Levites; and the Levites consecrated for the children of Aaron.
13:1On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and there was found written in it that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever;
13:2because they had not met the children of Israel with bread and with water, and had hired Balaam against them, to curse them; but our God turned the curse into blessing.
13:3And it came to pass, when they heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
13:4And before this, Eliashib the priest, who had the oversight of the chambers of the house of our God, a kinsman of Tobijah,
13:5had prepared for him a great chamber, where formerly they laid the oblations, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine and the oil, which was commanded for the Levites and the singers and the doorkeepers, and the heave-offerings of the priests.
13:6And during all that time I was not at Jerusalem; for in the two-and-thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I came to the king; and after some time I obtained leave of the king.
13:7And I came to Jerusalem, and observed the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobijah, in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.
13:8And it grieved me much, and I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobijah out of the chamber.
13:9And I commanded, and they purified the chambers; and thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, the oblation and the frankincense.
13:10And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given, and that the Levites and the singers that did the work had fled every one to his field.
13:12And all Judah brought the tithe of the corn and the new wine and the oil into the storehouses.
13:13And I made storekeepers over the storehouses: Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah; and subordinate to them, Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were esteemed faithful, and their office was to distribute to their brethren.
13:14Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds which I have done for the house of my God, and for the charges thereof!
13:15In those days I saw in Judah some treading winepresses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading them on asses; as also wine, grapes and figs, and all manner of burdens; and they brought them into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and I protested in the day on which they sold the victuals.
13:16Men of Tyre also dwelt therein, who brought fish and all manner of ware, and sold it on the sabbath to the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
13:17And I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this which ye do, profaning the sabbath day?
13:18Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us and upon this city? And ye will bring more wrath against Israel by profaning the sabbath.
13:19And it came to pass, that when it began to be dark in the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut; and I commanded that they should not be opened till after the sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates, so that no burden should be brought in on the sabbath day.
13:20And the dealers and sellers of all kind of ware passed the night without Jerusalem once or twice.
13:21And I testified against them, and said to them, Why do ye pass the night before the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth they came not on the sabbath.
13:22And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to hallow the sabbath day. Remember this also for me, my God, and spare me according to thy great loving-kindness!
13:23In those days also I saw Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab.
13:24And their children spoke half in the language of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.
13:25And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them and plucked off their hair, and adjured them by God saying, Ye shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.
13:26Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? Yet among the many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel; but even him did foreign wives cause to sin.
13:27And should we hearken to you to do all this great evil, to act unfaithfully to our God by marrying foreign wives?
13:28And one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite; and I chased him from me.
13:29Remember them, my God, for they are polluters of the priesthood, and of the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites!
13:30And I purified them from all foreigners, and appointed the charges of the priests and the Levites, every one in his service;
13:31and for the wood-offering, at times appointed, and for the first-fruits. Remember me, O my God, for good!