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The treasure is weighed.

hand p of our God is upon all them]
for good that seek g him; but his
power and his wrath r is against
all them that forsake him.
23 So we fasted and besought our
God for this: and he was entreated
s of us.
24 Then I separated twelve of
the chief of the priests, Sherebiah,
Hashabiah, and ten of their bre-
thren with them,

25 And weighed unto them the t silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered:

26 I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents;

27 Also twenty basins of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of 5 fine copper, 6 precious as gold. 28 And I said unto them, Ye are ua ch.6.17. holy unto the LORD: the vessels v are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a free-will-offering unto the LORD God of your fathers.

29 Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.

EZRA, IX. B. C. 457.

p ch.7.6,9,28. q Ps.33. 18,19. 34.15,22.

La.3.25. Ro.8.28.

r 2Ch. 15.2. Zep. 1.4,6. He. 10.38. $ 1Ch.5.20. Ps.66. 18-20. Is. 19.22. Je.29.12,13. t ch.7.15,16. 5 yellow, or, shining brass.

35 Also the children of those that had been carried away, which were come out of the captivity, offered a burnt-offerings unto the God of Is-t rael, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety and six rams, seventy and seven lambs, twelve he-goats for

6 desirable. u Le.21.6-8.

De.33.8. v Nu.4. 15.


u ver.32.

x ch.7.28.

y Ne.2.11.


b ch.7.21.
(CHAP. 9.)
a ch.6.21.


b De. 12.30,

31. Ro.2. 17-25. c Ex 34. 16. Ne. 13.23.

Is. 6.13.

30 So took the priests and the Le-d De.14.2. vites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring e2Co.6.14. them to Jerusalem w unto the house fi.19.1. g Is. 15.2 of our God. h Ps.t0.3.

ch. 10 3.
Ps. 119. 136.

31 Then we departed from the
river of Ahava, on the twelfth day
of the first month, to go unto Jeru-
salem and r the hand of our God
was. upon us, and he delivered us
from the hand of the enemy, and of
such as lay in wait by the way.
32 Andy we came to Jerusalem,
and abode there three days.

33 Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold, and the vessels, z weighed in the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, Levites;

34 By number and by weight of every one and all the weight was written at that time.

Is.66.2. Eze.9.4. k Ex. 29.39. or,afflic tion.

7 IKI.8.22. m Da.9.7,8.

n Ps.38.4.

2 or, guilti


o 2Ch.28.9.
Lu. 15.21.
Re. 18.5.
Ps. 106.6.


moment. 4 or, a pin: that is, a constant and sure abode, Is.22.23. r Ps. 13.3. $ Ps. 85.6.

Ne.9.36. u Ps. 136 23. Eze. 11. 16.

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4 Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled i at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonied untilthe evening sacrifice.k

5 And at the evening sacrifice 1 arose up from my 1 heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God,

6 And said, O my God, I am m ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our inquities are increased over our head, n and our 2 trespass is grown o up unto the heavens.

7 Since the days of our fathers p have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered q into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

8 And now for a little 3 space grace hath been showed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us 4 a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten r our eyes, and give us a little reviving s in our bondage. 9 For we were bondmen; t yet u

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y Jno.5.14.

2 Pe.2.20,21. z De.9.8.

a Ne.9.33. Da.9.14.

12 Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace w or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.

13 And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds, and for d Ps. 130.3. our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast & punished us less a (CHAP. 10.) than our iniquities deserve, and hasta 2Ch.20.9. given us such deliverance as this;

1 a great 14 Should y we again break thy weeping. commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abomina-b Ne. 13.27. tions? wouldest not thou be angry c Is.55.6,7. with us till z thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no rem- d 2Ch.34.31. nant nor escaping. 2 bring forth.

f De.7.2,3. g Ne.5.12.

15 O LORD God of Israel, thou a art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, b as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our c tres-e ch.9.4. passes: for we cannot stand d before thee because of this. CHAPTER X. Ezra mourning,assembleth the people. TOW when Ezra had prayed, and weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and woinen and children: for the people wept 1 very sore.

h De.9.18.

2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed b against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is c hope in Israel concerning this thing.

3 Now therefore let us make a d covenant with our God to 2 put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those

b La.3.22,23. c Jno.8.21,24. 1Co.15.17.

3 devoted.

i 1Sa, 12.18. 4 showers.

♪ caused to dwell, or, have brought back.

k Pr.28.13. 1Jno.1.9.

6 or, have greatly offended. 7or, be turned from us till this matter be despatched.

He reformeth the people. that tremble e at the commandment f of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

4 Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear g that they should do according to this word. And they sware.

6 T Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he h did eat no bread, nor drink water; for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.

7 And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem;

8 And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be 3 forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.

9 T Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, and the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because i of this matter, and for the great 4 rain.

10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have 5 taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.

11 Now therefore make confession unto k the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land,and from the strange


12 Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must we do. 13 But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we 6 are many that have transgressed in this thing.

14 Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for 7 this matter be turned from us.

15 Only Jonathan the son of

The names of them which


Asahel, and Jahaziah the son of B. C. 457.
Tikvah 8 were employed about this
matter: and Meshullam and Shab-
bethai the Levite helped them.
16 And the children of the cap-8 stood.
tivity did so. And Ezra the priest,
with certain chief of the fathers,
after the house of their fathers, and
all of them by their names, were
separated, and sat down in the first
day of the tenth month to examine l
the matter,

17 And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month.

20 And of the sons of Immer; Hanani and Zebadiah.

De. 13. 14.
Job 29.16.

19 And they gave n their hands o Le.5.15,16. that they would put away their] wives; and being guilty, they offered o a ram of the flock for their trespass.

21 And of the sons of Harim; Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.

m Jc.23.11.

18 And among the sons of the m
priests there were found that had n 2Ki.10.15. Binnui, and Manasseh.


taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.

25 Moreover of Israel: of the sons of Parosh; Ramiah, and Jeziah, and I

p Ne.7.41.

22 And of the sons of Pashur; p
Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Ne-9 or, Mabna
thaneel, Jozabad, and Elasah.

débai, ac-
cording to

23 Also of the Levites; Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah, (the same is Kelita,) Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.


24 Of the singers also; Eliashib: and of the porters; Shallum, and 9 Pr.5.20. Telem, and Uri.

had married strange wives. Malchiah, and Miamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah. 26 And of the sons of Elam; Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Eliah.

27 And of the sons of Zattu; Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.

28 Of the sons also of Bebai; Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai.

29 And of the sons of Bani; Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth.

33 Of the sons of Hashum; Mat6.4,6.tenai, Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei.

34 Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram, and Uel,

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30 And of the sons of Pahathmoab; Adna and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezaleel, and

31 And of the sons of Harim; Eliezer, Ishijah, Malchiah, Shemaiah, Shimeon.

La. 1.7.

c 2Ki.25.10.

32 Benjamin, Malluch, and She


35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Chelluh,
36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaa-


38 And Bani, and Binnui, Shimei, 39 And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,

409 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai, 41 Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,

The Book of NEHEMIAH.

42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph. 43 Of the sons of Nebo; Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, and Joel, Benaiah."

44 All these had taken strange q wives and some of them had wives by whom they had children.

From the foundation of the Temple, 565....From the division of Israel and Judah, 529....From the captivity of Israel, 276....From the destruction of the Temple, 143.


Nehemiah mourneth, fasteth, and

B. C. 446. ing the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.


a ch.10.1.

HE words of Nehemiah a the

3 And they said unto The

Tson of Hachaliah. And it came 13.107.10. remnant that are left of the cap

to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,

tivity there in the province are bin great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken c down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.

2 That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concern

4 And it came to pass, when I

Nehemiah's prayer,


heard these words, that I sat down B. C. 446.
and wept, and mourned certain
days, and fasted, and prayed before d Da.9.4, &c.
the God of heaven.

5 And said, I beseech thee, d Oe Ex.20.6.
LORD God of heaven, the great and
terrible God, that keepethe cove-
nant and mercy for them that love
him and observe his command-g Ps.34.15.
h Ps.32.5.
1Jno. 1.9.

6 Let f thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, g that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess hl Le.26.33, &c



7 We i have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept k the commandments, nor the statutes,nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.

8 Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:

i Ps. 106.6.

k De.28.15.

the sins of the children of Israel,
which have sinned against thee:
both I and my father's house have m De.30.4.



CHAPTER II. Artaxerxes sendeth Nehemiah to Jerusalem.

AND it came to pass in the month


of a Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up b the wine, and gave it unto the king: Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.

n Ps. 147.2.
Is. 11. 12.

Je. 12.15.
50. 19,20.
o De.9.29.

p Ps.86.6.

q Is.26.8.


9 But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there m were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather n them from thence, and will bring them b ch.1.11. unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.

c Pr. 15. 13.

10 Now these o are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.

11 0 LORD, I beseech thee, let now 1Ch.1.3. thine ear be attentive p to the prayer of thy servant, and to the


r ch.2.1.

(CHAP. 2.) a Ezr.7.1.

d 1Ki.1.31.


desire q

to fear thy name: and prosper,
pray thee, thy servant this day, and g Pr.3.6.
grant him mercy in the sight of this
man. For r I was the king's cup-


h ch.5.14.

i ch.3.7.

ver. 18.


Ps. 112.10. Eze.25.6-8. m Ezr.8.32.

n Ps.51.8.

2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, o 2Ch.26.9. seeing thou art not sick? this is no-p ch.1.3. thing else but sorrow c of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

q ch.3.15.

3 And said unto the king, Let d ther 2Sa. 15.23.

king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad when the


request, and commission.

city, e the place of my fathers' sepulchres, flieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

4 Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed g to the God of heaven. 5 And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it. 6 And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.h


7 Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;

8 And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house i that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according k to the good hand of my God upon me. 9 Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. (Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.)

10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved? them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.

11 Som I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

12 T And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God n had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode


13 And I went out by night by the gate o of the valley, even before the dragon-well, and to the dung-port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were p broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.

14 Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, g and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.

15 Then went I up in the night by the brook, r and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

The names of them


16 And the rulers knew not B. C. 445. whither I went, nor what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the

Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work.

17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, s and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.t

u ver.8.

v 25a.2.7.

18 Then I told them of the hand u
of my God, which was good upon
me; as also the king's words that,
he had spoken unto me. And they w Ps.80.6.
said, Let us rise up and build. So
they strengthened v their hands for x ch.6.6.
this good work.

a Is.56.5.

19 But when Sanballat the Ho-y Ps. 102. 13, 14. ronite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ec.7.18. Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed w us to z Ezr.4.3. scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king? 20 Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, hey will prosper us: therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye z have no portion, nor right, c ch.12.39. nor memorial, in Jerusalem.a

(CHAP. 3.) a ch. 12.10.

b Jno.5.2.



t ch.1.3.

The names and order of them that builded the wall.

THEN Eliashib a the high priest rose up with his brethren thee priests, and they builded the b sheep-gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah c they sanctified it, unto the towerd of Hananeel.

2 And 1 next unto him builded the men of Jericho. e And next to them builded Zaccur the son of Imri.



d Je.31.38.

Zec. 14.10.
1 at his hand.

Ezr.2.34. f2Ch.33.14. Zep.1.10.

g Je.5.4,5,
1Co. 1.26.
ITi.6.17, 18.
h Ju.5.23.

that builded the wall. Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne i of the governor on this side the river.

8 Next unto him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths. Next unto him also repaired Hananiah the son of one of the apothecaries, and they 2 fortified Jerusalem unto the broad wall.k

3 But thef fish-gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid | the beams thereof, and set up the i ch.2.8. doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

2 or, left.

k ch.12.38.

4 And next unto them repaired
Meremoth, the son of Urijah, the
son of Koz. And next unto them
repaired Meshullam the son of
Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel.1 ch.2.13.
And next unto them repaired Zadok
the son of Baana.

3 second

m ch.2.13.
5 And next unto them the Tekoites
repaired; but their nobles g put not
their necks to the work h of their o Juo.9.7.

6 Moreover the old gate repaired p 2K1.20.20. Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Is.7.3. 22.11. Meshullam the son of Besodeiah;

they laid the beams thereof, and
set up the doors thereof, and the
locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
7 And next unto them repaired

q 1Sa.23.1, &c

9 And next unto them repaired Rephaiah, the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem. 10 And next unto them repaired Jedaiah, the son of Harumaph, even over against his house. And next unto him repaired Hattush, the son of Hashabniah.

11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hashub the son of Pahathmoab, repaired the other piece, and the tower of the furnaces.

12 And next unto him repaired Shallum the son of Halohesh, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem, he and his daughters.

13 The valley-gate / repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung-gate.m 14 But the dung-gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Beth-haccerem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

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