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Sanballat trieth to terrify Nehemiah.

OW it came to pass," when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and || Geshem the ..I.T., Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, "... heard that I had builded the wall, and !...!!!" that there was no breach left therein; b h.a. 1,3 ("though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;) 2 That Sanballat and Geshem ‘sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the ; on plain of "Ono. But they “thought to do as " " " me mischief. *** 3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? 4 Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner. 5 T Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand; 6 Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen, and || Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to ‘rebel: for which cause thou buildest the wall, that thou mayest be their king, according to these words. 7 And thou hast also appointed prophets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together. 8 Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart. 9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now, therefore, O God, strengthen my hands. 10 Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee. . 11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in. 12 And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that “he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 13 Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me. 14 "My Č. think thou upon Tobiah

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and Sanballat according to these their color works, and on the ‘prophetess Noadiah, os and the rest of the prophets, that would E.To. have put me in fear. 17. 15" So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. iG And it came to pass, that “when all $.". our enemies heard thereof, and all the of." heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work P-loo. was wrought of our God. 17 Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah f sent many letters unto oft Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came of: unto them. o “ 18 For there were many in Judah sworn unto him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah. 19 Also they reported his good deeds before me, and uttered my || words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.

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CHAP. VII. 1 Nehemiah committeth the charge of Jerusalem to Hanani and Hananiah. 5 A register of the genealogy of them which came at the first out of Babylon, 8 of the people, 39 of the priests, 43 of the Levites, 46 of the Nethinims, 57 of Solomon's servants, 63 and of the priests which could not find their pedigree. 66 The whole number of them, with their substance. 70 Their oblations. Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had “set up the **** doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed, 2 That I gave my . Hamani, and Hananiah the ruler" of the palace, . b. ch. 1-8. over Jerusalem: for he was a fai man, and “feared God above many. 3 And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one to be over against his house. 4 Now the city was flarge and great; o but the people were few therein, and the "" houses were not builded. 5 " And my God put into mine heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of them which came up at the first, and found written therein, 6 * These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, †. of those that had been carried away. whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to

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Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number, I say, of the men of the people of Israel was this; 8 The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and two. 9 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two. 10 The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two. il The children of Pahath-moab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand and eight hundred and eighteen. 12 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four. 13 The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five. 14 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore. 15 The children of || Binnui, six hundred forty and eight. 16 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and eight. 17. The on of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty and two. 18 The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and seven. 19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and seven. 20 The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five. 21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight. 22. The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight. 23 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and four. 24 The children of |Hariph, an hundred and twelve. 25 The children of |Gibeon, ninety and five. 26 The men of Beth-lehem and Netophah, an hundred fourscore and eight. 27 The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight. 28 The men of || Beth-azmaveth, forty and two. 29 The men ... Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty and three. 30 The men of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty and one. 31 The men of Michmas, an hundred and twenty and two. 32 The men of Beth-el and Ai, an Hundred twenty and three. 53 The men of the other Nebo, fifty and two. 34 The children of the other "EHarn, a thousand two hundred fifty and footr. 45.5

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returned from Babylon. 35 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty. 36 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five. 37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and one. 38 The children of Semaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty. 39 The priests: the children of f.Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three. 40 The children of “Immer, a thousand fifty and two. 41 The children of "Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven. 42 The children of “Harim, a thousand and seventeen. 43 The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and of the children of

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45 The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, an hundred thirty and eight.

46 The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hashupha, the children of Tabbaoth,

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49 The children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, 50 The children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, 51 The children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Phaseah, 52 The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of || Nephishesim, 53 The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur, 54 The children of |Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha, 55 The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Tamah, 56 The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha. 57 The children of Solomon’s serv. ants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of ||Perida, 58 The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel, 59 The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of |Amon. 60 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon’s servants, were three hundred ninety and two. 61 “And these were they which went up also from Tel-melah, Tel-haresha,Cherub, Addon, and *: but they could lor,” o *2

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62 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred forty and two. 63 T And of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after their name. 64 These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood. 65 And |the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most hol things, till there stood up a priest wit Urim and Thummim. 66 T The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred amd threescore, 67 Beside their manservants and their maidservants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and they had two hundred forty and five singing men and singing women. 6s Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and five: 69 Their camels, four hundred thirty and five: six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses. 70 " And + some of the chief of the fathers gave unto the work. The Tirshatha gave to the treasure a thousand drams of gold, fifty basons, five hundred and thirty priests' garments. 71 And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the treasure of the work "twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand and two hundred pound of silver. 72 And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pound of silver, and threescore and seven priests’ garments. 73 So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities; " and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.

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2 And Ezra the priest *...* “the color law before the congregation both of men o and women, and all f that could hear a pool. with understanding, "upon the first day of of the seventh month. :::::::::: 3 And he read therein before the ol, street that was before the water gate T’ i. the morning until midday, be-osore the men and the women, and those """ that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law. 4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a .." it of wood, which they had made too, or the purpose; and beside him stood oi" Mattithiah, and Shema, and Amaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam. 5 And Ezra opened the book in the + sight of all the people; (for he was the so above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people 'stood up: 6 And Ezra blessed the Load, the great God. And all the People "answer- oce: * ed, Amen, Amen, with "lifting up their ol...s.o. hands; and they bowed their heads, and ..., worshipped the Load with their faces to so." the ground. **** 7. Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, #. nan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, “caused to: the people to understand the law; and o.o. the people stood in their place. *** * 8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. 9." And Nehemiah, which is the oxo Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, to "and the Levites that taught the people, too.” said unto all the people, "This day is or holy unto the Lord . God; “mourn fo, not, nor weep. For all the le wept, So-oo." when they iod the words . op to:-10 Then he said unto them, Go your ***** way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, "and send portions unto them for whom £onothing is prepared: for this day is holy to “ ” unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your ło, 11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy: neither be ye grieved. 12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to "send por- a ver, is tions, and to make great mirth, because they had 'understood the words that were * ver. -, * declared unto them. 13 T And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Le

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The feast of tabernacles kept.

color vites, unto Ezra the scribe, even | to unoir is derstand the words of the law. or, or 14 And they found written in the law :::::::::, which the Lond had commanded thy :: ** Moses, that the children of Israel should illo to dwellin "booths in the feast of the seventh ... month: ** "is And that they should publish and Leo. 33.4 proclaim in all their cities, and "in Jeru*** salem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, Lov.o.o. and *fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written. 16 T So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves ***** booths, every one upon the 'roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the *****, street of the “water gate, "and in the to street of the gate of Ephraim. 17 And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there

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> * CHAP. IX. 1 A solemn fast, and repentance of the people. 4 The Levites make a religious confession of God’s goodness, and their wickedness. 445- OW in the twenty and fourth day of a th. 8. 2. “this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with *::::::::: sackclothes, "and earth upon them. jo. 14. 2 And “the seed of Israel separated 2....m. themselves from all + strangers, and stood :**** and confessed their sins, and the iniqui-er so ties of their fathers. rea. 3 And they stood up in their place, * *-*.7,8 and a read in the book of the law of the Load their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the Lord their God.

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4 * Then stood up upon the stairs, of the Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loud voice unto the Load their God. 5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the Lond your God a rior” for ever and ever: and blessed be “th *-.... glorious name, which is exalted above s :-1: bloof. praise. ou, even thou, art Lond alone; 437

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heavens, with ‘all their host, the earth, "o. and all things that are therein, the seas, g (.... . . and all that is therein, and thou “pre- §. servest them all; and the host of heaven h Deo.io. worshippeth thee. *...* 7 Thou art the Lord the God, who on 2-1. didst choose "Abram, and broughtest ić. him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and * * * gavest him the name of "Abraham; m Gen. 17. 8 And foundest his heart "faithful be- d.o.o. fore thee, and madest a “covenant with a Gen. 12.7. him to give the land of the Canaanites, #';** the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and "hast performed thy words; for thou art footh.” righteous: 4. 9 "And didst see the affliction of our q. Exod.”. fathers in Egypt, and 'heardest their cry *::::. by the Red sea; 10. 10 And "shewedst signs and wonders ;...o. upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, opters. and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they ‘dealt proudly food & against them. So didst thou "get thee Exod.916. a name, as it is this day. *::::: 11 : And thou didst divide the sea be- " fore them, so that they went through the Exod. 14. midst of the sea on the dry land; and ###". their persecutors thou threwest into - - Exod. 1 ..o. as a stone into the mighty go.” 12 Moreover thou leddest them in Fool is the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way wherein they should go. 13 "Thou camest down, also upon ...!? mount Sinai, and spakest with them from . . " heaven, and gavest them "right judg- oo ments, and + true laws, good statutes and join. commandments: of truth. 14 And madest known unto them thy “holy sabbath, and commandedst them £3:% precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand "e.g., of Moses thy servant: is, is john 15 And “gavest them bread from hea- #. 17. ven for their hunger, and “broughtest & Namboo. forth water for them out of the rock for oil...s. their thirst, and promisedst them that solo - ow had st they should go in to possess the land join. + which thou hadst sworn to give them. *::::$5. 16 “But they and our fathers dealt "... roudly, and "hardened their necks, and oft #. not to thy commandments, or 17And refused to obey, “neither were on. mindful of thy wonders that thou didst $os. among them; but hardened their necks, o'" and in their rebellion appointed “a cap- Numb. 14. tain to return to their bondage: but thou Haag. art, ta God ready to pardon, gracious so. and merciful, slow to anger, and of great so kindness, and forsookest them not. :*::::, .

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****7 tain them in the wilderness, so that they sake "thou didst not utterly consume ... i...” “ lacked nothing; their ‘clothes waxed not them, nor forsake them; for thou art “a #: |

old, and their feet swelled not. 22 Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into cormers: so they possessed the land ...” of "Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan. 23 *Their children also multipliedst thou as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess it. Koo. 34 so 'the children went in and pos... t. to,3 sessed the land, and “thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with to them + as they would.

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di --...? 25 And they took strong cities, and a so, "fat land, and possessed "houses full of

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; : *" into the hand of their enemies, who vex-
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"...” thy manifold mercies "thou gavest them
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hand of their enemies.
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of: leftest thou them in the hand of their
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over them: yet when they returned, and
cried unto thee, thou heardest them from
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32 Now therefore, our God, the great, Koo
the "mighty, and the terrible God, who of
keepest covenant and mercy, let not all :...
the ttrouble seem little before thee, so
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on our princes, and on our priests, and .a.
on our prophets, and on our fathers, and to
on all § people,” since the time of the reen.
kings of Assyria unto this day. 3.
33 Howbeit 'thou art just in all that ho *
is brought upon us; for thou hast done . .
right, but “we have done wickedly: #: ; ;
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our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law,
nor hearkened unto thy commandments
and thy testimonies, wherewith thou
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ness that thou gavest them, and in the
large and “fat land which thou gavest be “”
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