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Nehemiah Chapter 1

Nehemiah 1:1 (NIV)

1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa,

Nehemiah 1:2 (NIV)

2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 1:3 (CJB)-M

3 They answered me, “The remnant of the exile left there in the province are in great distress and are held in contempt, the wall of Jerusalem is in ruins, and its gates have been completely burned up.”

Nehemiah 1:4 (HCSB)

4 When I heard these words, I sat down and wept. I mourned for a number of days, fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

Nehemiah 1:5 (CJB) -M

5 I said, “Please, the Lord God of heaven! You great and fearsome God, who keeps his covenant and extends grace to those who love him and observe his commandments!

Nehemiah 1:6 (CJB)-M

6 Let your ear now be attentive and your eyes be open, so that you will listen to the prayer of your servant, which I am praying before you these days, day and night, for the people of Israel your servants — even as I confess the sins of the people of Israel that we have committed against you. Yes, I and my father’s house have sinned.

Nehemiah 1:7 (NIV)

7 We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.

Nehemiah 1:8 (NIV)

8 “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations,

Nehemiah 1:9 (NIV)

9 but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’

Nehemiah 1:10 (NIV)

10 “They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand.

Nehemiah 1:11 (CJB)-M

11 O Lord, please, let your ear now be attentive to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who take joy in fearing your name: please let your servant succeed today and win this man’s compassion” — for I was the king’s personal attendant.

Nehemiah Chapter 2

Nehemiah 2:1 (CJB)-M

1 In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, it happened that I took the wine and brought it to the king. Prior to then I had never appeared sad in his presence.

Nehemiah 2:2 (NKJV)

2 Therefore the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart.” So I became dreadfully afraid,

Nehemiah 2:3 (NIV)

3 but I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my fathers are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”

Nehemiah 2:4 (NIV)

4 The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven,

Nehemiah 2:5 (NIV)

5 and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my fathers are buried so that I can rebuild it.”

Nehemiah 2:6 (NIV)

6 Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time.

Nehemiah 2:7 (NIV)

7 I also said to him, “If it pleases the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah?

Nehemiah 2:8 (NIV)

8 And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the king’s forest, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was upon me, the king granted my requests.

Nehemiah 2:9 (NIV)

9 So I went to the governors of Trans-Euphrates and gave them the king’s letters. The king had also sent army officers and cavalry with me.

Nehemiah 2:10 (NIV)

10 When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were very much disturbed that someone had come to promote the welfare of the Israelites.

Nehemiah 2:11 (NIV)

11 I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days

Nehemiah 2:12 (NIV)

12 I set out during the night with a few men. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on.

Nehemiah 2:13 (NIV)

13 By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal Well and the Dung Gate, examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire.

Nehemiah 2:14 (NIV)

14 Then I moved on toward the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was not enough room for my mount to get through;

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15 so I went up the valley by night, examining the wall. Finally, I turned back and reentered through the Valley Gate.

Nehemiah 2:16 (NIV)

16 The officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, because as yet I had said nothing to the Jews or the priests or nobles or officials or any others who would be doing the work.

Nehemiah 2:17 (NIV)

17 Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.”

Nehemiah 2:18 (CJB)

18 I also told them of the gracious hand of my God that had been on me, also what the king had said to me. They said, “Let’s start building at once,” and energetically set out to do this good work.

Nehemiah 2:19 (NIV)

19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard about it, they mocked and ridiculed us. “What is this you are doing?” they asked. “Are you rebelling against the king?”

Nehemiah 2:20 (NIV)

20 I answered them by saying, “The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it.”

Nehemiah Chapter 3

Nehemiah 3:1 (NIV)

1 Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel.

Nehemiah 3:2 (NIV)

2 The men of Jericho built the adjoining section, and Zaccur son of Imri built next to them.

Nehemiah 3:3 (NIV)

3 The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and bars in place.

Nehemiah 3:4 (NIV)

4 Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired the next section. Next to him Meshullam son of Berekiah, the son of Meshezabel, made repairs, and next to him Zadok son of Baana also made repairs.

Nehemiah 3:5 (CJB)-M

5 Next to them the men from Tekoa made repairs; but their nobles would not put their shoulders to the work of their Lord.

Nehemiah 3:6 (NIV)

6 The Jeshanah Gate was repaired by Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and bars in place.

Nehemiah 3:7 (NIV)

7 Next to them, repairs were made by men from Gibeon and Mizpah–Melatiah of Gibeon and Jadon of Meronoth–places under the authority of the governor of Trans-Euphrates.

Nehemiah 3:8 (NIV)

8 Uzziel son of Harhaiah, one of the goldsmiths, repaired the next section; and Hananiah, one of the perfume-makers, made repairs next to that. They restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall.

Nehemiah 3:9 (NIV)

9 Rephaiah son of Hur, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section.

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10 Adjoining this, Jedaiah son of Harumaph made repairs opposite his house, and Hattush son of Hashabneiah made repairs next to him.

Nehemiah 3:11 (NIV)

11 Malkijah son of Harim and Hasshub son of Pahath-Moab repaired another section and the Tower of the Ovens.

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12 Shallum son of Hallohesh, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section with the help of his daughters.

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13 The Valley Gate was repaired by Hanun and the residents of Zanoah. They rebuilt it and put its doors and bolts and bars in place. They also repaired five hundred yards of the wall as far as the Dung Gate.

Nehemiah 3:14 (NIV)

14 The Dung Gate was repaired by Malkijah son of Recab, ruler of the district of Beth Hakkerem. He rebuilt it and put its doors and bolts and bars in place.

Nehemiah 3:15 (NIV)

15 The Fountain Gate was repaired by Shallun son of Col-Hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah. He rebuilt it, roofing it over and putting its doors and bolts and bars in place. He also repaired the wall of the Pool of Siloam, by the King’s Garden, as far as the steps going down from the City of David.

Nehemiah 3:16 (NIV)

16 Beyond him, Nehemiah son of Azbuk, ruler of a half-district of Beth Zur, made repairs up to a point opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool and the House of the Heroes.

Nehemiah 3:17 (NIV)

17 Next to him, the repairs were made by the Levites under Rehum son of Bani. Beside him, Hashabiah, ruler of half the district of Keilah, carried out repairs for his district.

Nehemiah 3:18 (NIV)

18 Next to him, the repairs were made by their countrymen under Binnui son of Henadad, ruler of the other half-district of Keilah.

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19 Next to him, Ezer son of Jeshua, ruler of Mizpah, repaired another section, from a point facing the ascent to the armory as far as the angle.

Nehemiah 3:20 (NIV)

20 Next to him, Baruch son of Zabbai zealously repaired another section, from the angle to the entrance of the house of Eliashib the high priest.

Nehemiah 3:21 (NIV)

21 Next to him, Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired another section, from the entrance of Eliashib’s house to the end of it.

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22 The repairs next to him were made by the priests from the surrounding region.

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23 Beyond them, Benjamin and Hasshub made repairs in front of their house; and next to them, Azariah son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, made repairs beside his house.

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24 Next to him, Binnui son of Henadad repaired another section, from Azariah’s house to the angle and the corner,

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25 and Palal son of Uzai worked opposite the angle and the tower projecting from the upper palace near the court of the guard. Next to him, Pedaiah son of Parosh

Nehemiah 3:26 (NIV)

26 and the temple servants living on the hill of Ophel made repairs up to a point opposite the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower.

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27 Next to them, the men of Tekoa repaired another section, from the great projecting tower to the wall of Ophel.

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28 Above the Horse Gate, the priests made repairs, each in front of his own house.

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29 Next to them, Zadok son of Immer made repairs opposite his house. Next to him, Shemaiah son of Shecaniah, the guard at the East Gate, made repairs.

Nehemiah 3:30 (NIV)

30 Next to him, Hananiah son of Shelemiah, and Hanun, the sixth son of Zalaph, repaired another section. Next to them, Meshullam son of Berekiah made repairs opposite his living quarters.

Nehemiah 3:31 (NIV)

31 Next to him, Malkijah, one of the goldsmiths, made repairs as far as the house of the temple servants and the merchants, opposite the Inspection Gate, and as far as the room above the corner;

Nehemiah 3:32 (NIV)

32 and between the room above the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and merchants made repairs.

Nehemiah Chapter 4

Nehemiah 4:1 (NIV)

1 When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews,

Nehemiah 4:2 (NIV)

2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble–burned as they are?”

Nehemiah 4:3 (NIV)

3 Tobiah the Ammonite, who was at his side, said, “What they are building–if even a fox climbed up on it, he would break down their wall of stones!”

Nehemiah 4:4 (HCSB)

4 Listen, our God, for we are despised. Make their insults return on their own heads and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity.

Nehemiah 4:5 (HCSB)

5 Do not cover their guilt or let their sin be erased from Your sight, because they have provoked the builders.

Nehemiah 4:6 (NASB)

6 So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.

Nehemiah 4:7 (NIV)

7 But when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the men of Ashdod heard that the repairs to Jerusalem’s walls had gone ahead and that the gaps were being closed, they were very angry.

Nehemiah 4:8 (HCSB)

8 They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and throw it into confusion.

Nehemiah 4:9 (NIV)

9 But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.

Nehemiah 4:10 (NIV)

10 Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall.”

Nehemiah 4:11 (NIV)

11 Also our enemies said, “Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work.”

Nehemiah 4:12 (NASB)

12 When the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times, “They will come up against us from every place where you may turn,”

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13 then I stationed men in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, the exposed places, and I stationed the people in families with their swords, spears and bows.

Nehemiah 4:14 (NASB)

14 When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.”

Nehemiah 4:15 (NIV)

15 When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to his own work.

Nehemiah 4:16 (NIV)

16 From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah

Nehemiah 4:17 (NIV)

17 who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other,

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18 and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me.

Nehemiah 4:19 (NIV)

19 Then I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall.

Nehemiah 4:20 (NKJV)

20 Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.”

Nehemiah 4:21 (NASB)

21 So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears from dawn until the stars appeared.

Nehemiah 4:22 (NIV)

22 At that time I also said to the people, “Have every man and his helper stay inside Jerusalem at night, so they can serve us as guards by night and workmen by day.”

Nehemiah 4:23 (CJB)

23 I, my kinsmen, my servants and my bodyguards never took off our clothes, and everyone who went to get water took his weapon.

Nehemiah Chapter 5

Nehemiah 5:1 (HCSB)

1 There was a widespread outcry from the people and their wives against their Jewish countrymen.

Nehemiah 5:2 (CJB)

2 Some of them said, “Counting our sons and daughters, there are a lot of us! Allow us to get grain for them, so that we can eat and stay alive.”

Nehemiah 5:3 (NLT2)

3 Others said, “We have mortgaged our fields, vineyards, and homes to get food during the famine.”

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4 And others said, “We have had to borrow money on our fields and vineyards to pay our taxes.

Nehemiah 5:5 (NIV)

5 Although we are of the same flesh and blood as our countrymen and though our sons are as good as theirs, yet we have to subject our sons and daughters to slavery. Some of our daughters have already been enslaved, but we are powerless, because our fields and our vineyards belong to others.”

Nehemiah 5:6 (HCSB)

6 I became extremely angry when I heard their outcry and these complaints.

Nehemiah 5:7 (NIV)

7 I pondered them in my mind and then accused the nobles and officials. I told them, “You are exacting usury from your own countrymen!” So I called together a large meeting to deal with them

Nehemiah 5:8 (CJB)

8 I said to them, “We, to the limit of our ability, have redeemed our brothers the Judeans who sold themselves to the pagans. Now you are selling your own brothers, and we will have to buy them back!” They stayed silent; they couldn’t think of anything to say.

Nehemiah 5:9 (CJB)

9 I also said, “What you are doing is not good! You should be living in fear of our God, so that our pagan enemies won’t have grounds for deriding us.

Nehemiah 5:10 (NIV)

10 I and my brothers and my men are also lending the people money and grain. But let the exacting of usury stop!

Nehemiah 5:11 (CJB)

11 Please! Today! Give them back their fields, vineyards, olive groves and homes; also the hundred pieces of silver and the grain, wine and olive oil you demand from them as interest.”

Nehemiah 5:12 (NASB)

12 Then they said, “We will give it back and will require nothing from them; we will do exactly as you say.” So I called the priests and took an oath from them that they would do according to this promise.

Nehemiah 5:13 (NASB)

13 I also shook out the front of my garment and said, “Thus may God shake out every man from his house and from his possessions who does not fulfill this promise; even thus may he be shaken out and emptied.” And all the assembly said, “Amen!” And they praised the LORD. Then the people did according to this promise.

Nehemiah 5:14 (CJB)-M

14 Besides that, from the time I was appointed their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year until the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes the king — that is, for twelve years — neither I nor my colleagues drew on the governor’s living allowance.

Nehemiah 5:15 (NIV)

15 But the earlier governors–those preceding me–placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God I did not act like that.

Nehemiah 5:16 (NIV)

16 Instead, I devoted myself to the work on this wall. All my men were assembled there for the work; we did not acquire any land.

Nehemiah 5:17 (NASB)

17 Moreover, there were at my table one hundred and fifty Jews and officials, besides those who came to us from the nations that were around us.

Nehemiah 5:18 (NIV)

18 Each day one ox, six choice sheep and some poultry were prepared for me, and every ten days an abundant supply of wine of all kinds. In spite of all this, I never demanded the food allotted to the governor, because the demands were heavy on these people.

Nehemiah 5:19 (NIV)

19 Remember me with favor, O my God, for all I have done for these people.

Nehemiah Chapter 6

Nehemiah 6:1 (NASB)

1 Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach remained in it, although at that time I had not set up the doors in the gates,

Nehemiah 6:2 (NKJV)

2 that Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together among the villages in the plain of Ono.” But they thought to do me harm.

Nehemiah 6:3 (HCSB)

3 So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?”

Nehemiah 6:4 (NIV)

4 Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave them the same answer.

Nehemiah 6:5 (NASB)

5 Then Sanballat sent his servant to me in the same manner a fifth time with an open letter in his hand.

Nehemiah 6:6 (CJB)

6 in which was written: “It is reported among the nations, and Geshem says it too, that you and the Judeans are planning a revolt, that this is why you are rebuilding the wall, and that you intend to be their king,” and similar words;

Nehemiah 6:7 (NASB)

7 “You have also appointed prophets to proclaim in Jerusalem concerning you, ‘A king is in Judah!’ And now it will be reported to the king according to these reports. So come now, let us take counsel together.”

Nehemiah 6:8 (NIV)

8 I sent him this reply: “Nothing like what you are saying is happening; you are just making it up out of your head.”

Nehemiah 6:9 (CJB)

9 They were all just trying to scare us, thinking, “This will sap their strength and keep them from working.” But now, [God,] increase my strength!

Nehemiah 6:10 (NASB)

10 When I entered the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was confined at home, he said, “Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us close the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you, and they are coming to kill you at night.”

Nehemiah 6:11 (CJB)

11 I replied, “Should a man like me run away? Can a man like me go into the temple to save his life? I refuse to go in.”

Nehemiah 6:12 (NIV)

12 I realized that God had not sent him, but that he had prophesied against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Nehemiah 6:13 (NIV)

13 He had been hired to intimidate me so that I would commit a sin by doing this, and then they would give me a bad name to discredit me.

Nehemiah 6:14 (BBE)

14 Keep in mind, O my God, Tobiah and Sanballat and what they did, and Noadiah, the woman prophet, and the rest of the prophets whose purpose was to put fear into me.

Nehemiah 6:15 (CJB)

15 So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.

Nehemiah 6:16 (NASB)

16 When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.

Nehemiah 6:17 (NIV)

17 Also, in those days the nobles of Judah were sending many letters to Tobiah, and replies from Tobiah kept coming to them.

Nehemiah 6:18 (CJB)

18 For there were many in Judah who had sworn allegiance to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had taken as his wife the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berekiah.

Nehemiah 6:19 (CJB)-M

19 They would even praise his good deeds in my presence, and they passed on my words to him. And Tobiah kept sending letters to intimidate me.

Nehemiah Chapter 7

Nehemiah 7:1 (NASB)

1 Now when the wall was rebuilt and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed,

Nehemiah 7:2 (NASB)

2 then I put Hanani my brother, and Hananiah the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.

Nehemiah 7:3 (CJB)-M

3 I said to them, “The gates of Jerusalem are not to be opened until the sun is hot; and while the gatekeepers are still on duty, have them shut the doors; and you, put up the bars. Appoint watchmen from among those living in Jerusalem; assign each one his time to guard, and have each one serving near his own house.”

Nehemiah 7:4 (NIV)

4 Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt.

Nehemiah 7:5 (CJB)

5 My God put it in my heart to assemble the nobles, the leaders and the people, so that they could be registered according to their genealogies. I located the record of the genealogies of those who had come up at the beginning and found written in it:

Nehemiah 7:6 (NIV)

6 These are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town,

Nehemiah 7:7 (NASB)

7 who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number of men of the people of Israel:

Nehemiah 7:8 (NIV)

8 the descendants of Parosh, 2,172

Nehemiah 7:9 (NIV)

9 of Shephatiah, 372

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10 of Arah, 652

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11 of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab), 2,818

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12 of Elam, 1,254

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13 of Zattu, 845

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14 of Zaccai, 760

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15 of Binnui, 648

Nehemiah 7:16 (NIV)

16 of Bebai, 628

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17 of Azgad, 2,322

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18 of Adonikam, 667

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19 of Bigvai, 2,067

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20 of Adin, 655

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21 of Ater (through Hezekiah), 98

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22 of Hashum, 328

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23 of Bezai, 324

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24 of Hariph, 112

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25 of Gibeon, 95

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26 the men of Bethlehem and Netophah, 188

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27 of Anathoth, 128

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28 of Beth Azmaveth, 42

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29 of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth, 743

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30 of Ramah and Geba, 621

Nehemiah 7:31 (NIV)

31 of Micmash, 122

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32 of Bethel and Ai, 123

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33 of the other Nebo, 52

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34 of the other Elam, 1,254

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35 of Harim, 320

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36 of Jericho, 345

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37 of Lod, Hadid and Ono, 721

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38 of Senaah, 3,930

Nehemiah 7:39 (NIV)

39 The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua), 973

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40 of Immer, 1,052

Nehemiah 7:41 (NIV)

41 of Pashhur, 1,247

Nehemiah 7:42 (NIV)

42 of Harim, 1,017

Nehemiah 7:43 (NIV)

43 The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua (through Kadmiel through the line of Hodaviah), 74

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44 The singers: the descendants of Asaph, 148

Nehemiah 7:45 (NIV)

45 The gatekeepers: the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita and Shobai, 138

Nehemiah 7:46 (NIV)

46 The temple servants: the descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,

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47 Keros, Sia, Padon,

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48 Lebana, Hagaba, Shalmai,

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49 Hanan, Giddel, Gahar,

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50 Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda,

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51 Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah,

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52 Besai, Meunim, Nephussim,

Nehemiah 7:53 (NIV)

53 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,

Nehemiah 7:54 (NIV)

54 Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,

Nehemiah 7:55 (NIV)

55 Barkos, Sisera, Temah,

Nehemiah 7:56 (NIV)

56 Neziah and Hatipha

Nehemiah 7:57 (NIV)

57 The descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of Sotai, Sophereth, Perida,

Nehemiah 7:58 (NIV)

58 Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,

Nehemiah 7:59 (NIV)

59 Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-Hazzebaim and Amon

Nehemiah 7:60 (NIV)

60 The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon, 392

Nehemiah 7:61 (NIV)

61 The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel:

Nehemiah 7:62 (NIV)

62 the descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda, 642

Nehemiah 7:63 (NIV)

63 And from among the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai (a man who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name).

Nehemiah 7:64 (NIV)

64 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.

Nehemiah 7:65 (NIV)

65 The governor, therefore, ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there should be a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.

Nehemiah 7:66 (NIV)

66 The whole company numbered 42,360,

Nehemiah 7:67 (NIV)

67 besides their 7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 245 men and women singers.

Nehemiah 7:68 (NIV)

68 There were 736 horses, 245 mules,

Nehemiah 7:69 (NIV)

69 435 camels and 6,720 donkeys.

Nehemiah 7:70 (NIV)

70 Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 drachmas of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests.

Nehemiah 7:71 (NIV)

71 Some of the heads of the families gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 drachmas of gold and 2,200 minas of silver.

Nehemiah 7:72 (NIV)

72 The total given by the rest of the people was 20,000 drachmas of gold, 2,000 minas of silver and 67 garments for priests.

Nehemiah 7:73 (NIV)

73 The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers and the temple servants, along with certain of the people and the rest of the Israelites, settled in their own towns. When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns,

Nehemiah Chapter 8

Nehemiah 8:1 (NASB)

1 And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which the LORD had given to Israel.

Nehemiah 8:2 (NIV)

2 So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand.

Nehemiah 8:3 (NIV)

3 He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.

Nehemiah 8:4 (NIV)

4 Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform built for the occasion. Beside him on his right stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah and Maaseiah; and on his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malkijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam.

Nehemiah 8:5 (CJB)

5 ‘Ezra opened the scroll where all the people could see him, because he was higher than all the people; when he opened it, all the people rose to their feet.

Nehemiah 8:6 (NIV)

6 Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

Nehemiah 8:7 (NIV)

7 The Levites–Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan and Pelaiah–instructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there.

Nehemiah 8:8 (NIV)

8 They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.

Nehemiah 8:9 (NIV)

9 Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is sacred to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.

Nehemiah Chapter 9

Nehemiah 9:1 (NIV)

1 On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and having dust on their heads.

Nehemiah 9:2 (NIV)

2 Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the wickedness of their fathers.

Nehemiah 9:3 (NIV)

3 They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the LORD their God.

Nehemiah 9:4 (NIV)

4 Standing on the stairs were the Levites–Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani and Kenani–who called with loud voices to the LORD their God.

Nehemiah 9:5 (NIV)

5 And the Levites–Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah–said: “Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.” “Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise.

Nehemiah 9:6 (NIV)

6 You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

Nehemiah 9:7 (NIV)

7 “You are the LORD God, who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and named him Abraham.

Nehemiah 9:8 (NIV)

8 You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous.

Nehemiah 9:9 (NIV)

9 “You saw the suffering of our forefathers in Egypt; you heard their cry at the Red Sea.

Nehemiah 9:10 (NIV)

10 You sent miraculous signs and wonders against Pharaoh, against all his officials and all the people of his land, for you knew how arrogantly the Egyptians treated them. You made a name for yourself, which remains to this day.

Nehemiah 9:11 (NASB)

11 “You divided the sea before them, So they passed through the midst of the sea on dry ground; And their pursuers You hurled into the depths, Like a stone into raging waters.

Nehemiah 9:12 (NASB)

12 “And with a pillar of cloud You led them by day, And with a pillar of fire by night To light for them the way In which they were to go.

Nehemiah 9:13 (NIV)

13 “You came down on Mount Sinai; you spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and laws that are just and right, and decrees and commands that are good.

Nehemiah 9:14 (NIV)

14 You made known to them your holy Sabbath and gave them commands, decrees and laws through your servant Moses.

Nehemiah 9:15 (NIV)

15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them.

Nehemiah 9:16 (NIV)

16 “But they, our forefathers, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and did not obey your commands.

Nehemiah 9:17 (NIV)

17 They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them,

Nehemiah 9:18 (NIV)

18 even when they cast for themselves an image of a calf and said, ‘This is your god, who brought you up out of Egypt,’ or when they committed awful blasphemies.

Nehemiah 9:19 (NASB)

19 You, in Your great compassion, Did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, To guide them on their way, Nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go.

Nehemiah 9:20 (NIV)

20 You gave your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold your manna from their mouths, and you gave them water for their thirst.

Nehemiah 9:21 (NIV)

21 For forty years you sustained them in the desert; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen.

Nehemiah 9:22 (NIV)

22 “You gave them kingdoms and nations, allotting to them even the remotest frontiers. They took over the country of Sihon king of Heshbon and the country of Og king of Bashan.

Nehemiah 9:23 (NIV)

23 You made their sons as numerous as the stars in the sky, and you brought them into the land that you told their fathers to enter and possess.

Nehemiah 9:24 (NIV)

24 Their sons went in and took possession of the land. You subdued before them the Canaanites, who lived in the land; you handed the Canaanites over to them, along with their kings and the peoples of the land, to deal with them as they pleased.

Nehemiah 9:25 (NKJV)

25 And they took strong cities and a rich land, And possessed houses full of all goods, Cisterns already dug, vineyards, olive groves, And fruit trees in abundance. So they ate and were filled and grew fat, And delighted themselves in Your great goodness.

Nehemiah 9:26 (NASB)

26 “But they became disobedient and rebelled against You, And cast Your law behind their backs And killed Your prophets who had admonished them So that they might return to You, And they committed great blasphemies.

Nehemiah 9:27 (NASB)

27 “Therefore You delivered them into the hand of their oppressors who oppressed them, But when they cried to You in the time of their distress, You heard from heaven, and according to Your great compassion You gave them deliverers who delivered them from the hand of their oppressors.

Nehemiah 9:28 (NIV)

28 “But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in your sight. Then you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time.

Nehemiah 9:29 (NKJV)

29 And testified against them, That You might bring them back to Your law. Yet they acted proudly, And did not heed Your commandments, But sinned against Your judgments, ‘Which if a man does, he shall live by them.’ And they shrugged their shoulders, Stiffened their necks, And would not hear.

Nehemiah 9:30 (NIV)

30 For many years you were patient with them. By your Spirit you admonished them through your prophets. Yet they paid no attention, so you handed them over to the neighboring peoples.

Nehemiah 9:31 (NIV)

31 But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.

Nehemiah 9:32 (NASB)

32 “Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who keeps covenant and lovingkindness, Do not let all the hardship seem insignificant before You, Which has come upon us, our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, our fathers and on all Your people, From the days of the kings of Assyria to this day.

Nehemiah 9:33 (NASB)

33 “However, You are just in all that has come upon us; For You have dealt faithfully, but we have acted wickedly.

Nehemiah 9:34 (NIV)

34 Our kings, our leaders, our priests and our fathers did not follow your law; they did not pay attention to your commands or the warnings you gave them.

Nehemiah 9:35 (NIV)

35 Even while they were in their kingdom, enjoying your great goodness to them in the spacious and fertile land you gave them, they did not serve you or turn from their evil ways.

Nehemiah 9:36 (NIV)

36 “But see, we are slaves today, slaves in the land you gave our forefathers so they could eat its fruit and the other good things it produces.

Nehemiah 9:37 (NIV)

37 Because of our sins, its abundant harvest goes to the kings you have placed over us. They rule over our bodies and our cattle as they please. We are in great distress.

Nehemiah 9:38 (NIV)

38 “In view of all this, we are making a binding agreement, putting it in writing, and our leaders, our Levites and our priests are affixing their seals to it.”

Nehemiah Chapter 10

Nehemiah 10:1 (NIV)

1 Those who sealed it were: Nehemiah the governor, the son of Hacaliah. Zedekiah,

Nehemiah 10:2 (NIV)

2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,

Nehemiah 10:3 (NIV)

3 Pashhur, Amariah, Malkijah,

Nehemiah 10:4 (NIV)

4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,

Nehemiah 10:5 (NIV)

5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,

Nehemiah 10:6 (NIV)

6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,

Nehemiah 10:7 (NIV)

7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,

Nehemiah 10:8 (NIV)

8 Maaziah, Bilgai and Shemaiah. These were the priests.

Nehemiah 10:9 (NIV)

9 The Levites: Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel,

Nehemiah 10:10 (NIV)

10 and their associates: Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,

Nehemiah 10:11 (NIV)

11 Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,

Nehemiah 10:12 (NIV)

12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,

Nehemiah 10:13 (NIV)

13 Hodiah, Bani and Beninu.

Nehemiah 10:14 (NIV)

14 The leaders of the people: Parosh, Pahath-Moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,

Nehemiah 10:15 (NIV)

15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,

Nehemiah 10:16 (NIV)

16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,

Nehemiah 10:17 (NIV)

17 Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,

Nehemiah 10:18 (NIV)

18 Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,

Nehemiah 10:19 (NIV)

19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,

Nehemiah 10:20 (NIV)

20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,

Nehemiah 10:21 (NIV)

21 Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua,

Nehemiah 10:22 (NIV)

22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,

Nehemiah 10:23 (NIV)

23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,

Nehemiah 10:24 (NIV)

24 Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,

Nehemiah 10:25 (NIV)

25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,

Nehemiah 10:26 (NIV)

26 Ahiah, Hanan, Anan,

Nehemiah 10:27 (NIV)

27 Malluch, Harim and Baanah.

Nehemiah 10:28 (NIV)

28 “The rest of the people–priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, temple servants and all who separated themselves from the neighboring peoples for the sake of the Law of God, together with their wives and all their sons and daughters who are able to understand–

Nehemiah 10:29 (NIV)

29 all these now join their brothers the nobles, and bind themselves with a curse and an oath to follow the Law of God given through Moses the servant of God and to obey carefully all the commands, regulations and decrees of the LORD our Lord.

Nehemiah 10:30 (NIV)

30 “We promise not to give our daughters in marriage to the peoples around us or take their daughters for our sons.

Nehemiah 10:31 (NIV)

31 “When the neighboring peoples bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day. Every seventh year we will forgo working the land and will cancel all debts.

Nehemiah 10:32 (NIV)

32 “We assume the responsibility for carrying out the commands to give a third of a shekel each year for the service of the house of our God:

Nehemiah 10:33 (NIV)

33 for the bread set out on the table; for the regular grain offerings and burnt offerings; for the offerings on the Sabbaths, New Moon festivals and appointed feasts; for the holy offerings; for sin offerings to make atonement for Israel; and for all the duties of the house of our God.

Nehemiah 10:34 (NIV)

34 “We–the priests, the Levites and the people–have cast lots to determine when each of our families is to bring to the house of our God at set times each year a contribution of wood to burn on the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the Law.

Nehemiah 10:35 (NIV)

35 “We also assume responsibility for bringing to the house of the LORD each year the firstfruits of our crops and of every fruit tree.

Nehemiah 10:36 (NIV)

36 “As it is also written in the Law, we will bring the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, of our herds and of our flocks to the house of our God, to the priests ministering there.

Nehemiah 10:37 (NIV)

37 “Moreover, we will bring to the storerooms of the house of our God, to the priests, the first of our ground meal, of our [grain] offerings, of the fruit of all our trees and of our new wine and oil. And we will bring a tithe of our crops to the Levites, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all the towns where we work.

Nehemiah 10:38 (NIV)

38 A priest descended from Aaron is to accompany the Levites when they receive the tithes, and the Levites are to bring a tenth of the tithes up to the house of our God, to the storerooms of the treasury.

Nehemiah 10:39 (NASB)

39 For the sons of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of the grain, the new wine and the oil to the chambers; there are the utensils of the sanctuary, the priests who are ministering, the gatekeepers and the singers. Thus we will not neglect the house of our God.

Nehemiah Chapter 11

Nehemiah 11:1 (NIV)

1 Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem, and the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the remaining nine were to stay in their own towns.

Nehemiah 11:2 (NIV)

2 The people commended all the men who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 11:3 (NIV)

3 These are the provincial leaders who settled in Jerusalem (now some Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants and descendants of Solomon’s servants lived in the towns of Judah, each on his own property in the various towns,

Nehemiah 11:4 (NIV)

4 while other people from both Judah and Benjamin lived in Jerusalem): From the descendants of Judah: Athaiah son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, a descendant of Perez;

Nehemiah 11:5 (NIV)

5 and Maaseiah son of Baruch, the son of Col-Hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, a descendant of Shelah.

Nehemiah 11:6 (NIV)

6 The descendants of Perez who lived in Jerusalem totaled 468 able men.

Nehemiah 11:7 (NIV)

7 From the descendants of Benjamin: Sallu 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 Jeshaiah,

Nehemiah 11:8 (NIV)

8 and his followers, Gabbai and Sallai–928 men.

Nehemiah 11:9 (NIV)

9 Joel son of Zicri was their chief officer, and Judah son of Hassenuah was over the Second District of the city.

Nehemiah 11:10 (NIV)

10 From the priests: Jedaiah; the son of Joiarib; Jakin;

Nehemiah 11:11 (NIV)

11 Seraiah son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, supervisor in the house of God,

Nehemiah 11:12 (NIV)

12 and their associates, who carried on work for the temple–822 men; Adaiah son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malkijah,

Nehemiah 11:13 (NIV)

13 and his associates, who were heads of families–242 men; Amashsai son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,

Nehemiah 11:14 (NIV)

14 and his associates, who were able men–128. Their chief officer was Zabdiel son of Haggedolim.

Nehemiah 11:15 (NIV)

15 From the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;

Nehemiah 11:16 (NIV)

16 Shabbethai and Jozabad, two of the heads of the Levites, who had charge of the outside work of the house of God;

Nehemiah 11:17 (NIV)

17 Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the director who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

Nehemiah 11:18 (NIV)

18 The Levites in the holy city totaled 284.

Nehemiah 11:19 (NIV)

19 The gatekeepers: Akkub, Talmon and their associates, who kept watch at the gates–172 men.

Nehemiah 11:20 (NIV)

20 The rest of the Israelites, with the priests and Levites, were in all the towns of Judah, each on his ancestral property.

Nehemiah 11:21 (NIV)

21 The temple servants lived on the hill of Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were in charge of them.

Nehemiah 11:22 (NIV)

22 The chief officer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica. Uzzi was one of Asaph’s descendants, who were the singers responsible for the service of the house of God.

Nehemiah 11:23 (NIV)

23 The singers were under the king’s orders, which regulated their daily activity.

Nehemiah 11:24 (NIV)

24 Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, one of the descendants of Zerah son of Judah, was the king’s agent in all affairs relating to the people.

Nehemiah 11:25 (NIV)

25 As for the villages with their fields, some of the people of Judah lived in Kiriath Arba and its surrounding settlements, in Dibon and its settlements, in Jekabzeel and its villages,

Nehemiah 11:26 (NIV)

26 in Jeshua, in Moladah, in Beth Pelet,

Nehemiah 11:27 (NIV)

27 in Hazar Shual, in Beersheba and its settlements,

Nehemiah 11:28 (NIV)

28 in Ziklag, in Meconah and its settlements,

Nehemiah 11:29 (NIV)

29 in En Rimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth,

Nehemiah 11:30 (NIV)

30 Zanoah, Adullam and their villages, in Lachish and its fields, and in Azekah and its settlements. So they were living all the way from Beersheba to the Valley of Hinnom.

Nehemiah 11:31 (NIV)

31 The descendants of the Benjamites from Geba lived in Micmash, Aija, Bethel and its settlements,

Nehemiah 11:32 (NIV)

32 in Anathoth, Nob and Ananiah,

Nehemiah 11:33 (NIV)

33 in Hazor, Ramah and Gittaim,

Nehemiah 11:34 (NIV)

34 in Hadid, Zeboim and Neballat,

Nehemiah 11:35 (NIV)

35 in Lod and Ono, and in the Valley of the Craftsmen.

Nehemiah 11:36 (NIV)

36 Some of the divisions of the Levites of Judah settled in Benjamin.

Nehemiah Chapter 12

Nehemiah 12:1 (NIV)

1 These were the priests and Levites who returned with Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and with Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,

Nehemiah 12:2 (NIV)

2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,

Nehemiah 12:3 (NIV)

3 Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,

Nehemiah 12:4 (NIV)

4 Iddo, Ginnethon, Abijah,

Nehemiah 12:5 (NIV)

5 Mijamin, Moadiah, Bilgah,

Nehemiah 12:6 (NIV)

6 Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah,

Nehemiah 12:7 (NIV)

7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah and Jedaiah. These were the leaders of the priests and their associates in the days of Jeshua.

Nehemiah 12:8 (NIV)

8 The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and also Mattaniah, who, together with his associates, was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving.

Nehemiah 12:9 (NIV)

9 Bakbukiah and Unni, their associates, stood opposite them in the services.

Nehemiah 12:10 (NIV)

10 Jeshua was the father of Joiakim, Joiakim the father of Eliashib, Eliashib the father of Joiada,

Nehemiah 12:11 (NIV)

11 Joiada the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan the father of Jaddua.

Nehemiah 12:12 (NIV)

12 In the days of Joiakim, these were the heads of the priestly families: of Seraiah’s family, Meraiah; of Jeremiah’s, Hananiah;

Nehemiah 12:13 (NIV)

13 of Ezra’s, Meshullam; of Amariah’s, Jehohanan;

Nehemiah 12:14 (NIV)

14 of Malluch’s, Jonathan; of Shecaniah’s, Joseph;

Nehemiah 12:15 (NIV)

15 of Harim’s, Adna; of Meremoth’s, Helkai;

Nehemiah 12:16 (NIV)

16 of Iddo’s, Zechariah; of Ginnethon’s, Meshullam;

Nehemiah 12:17 (NIV)

17 of Abijah’s, Zicri; of Miniamin’s and of Moadiah’s, Piltai;

Nehemiah 12:18 (NIV)

18 of Bilgah’s, Shammua; of Shemaiah’s, Jehonathan;

Nehemiah 12:19 (NIV)

19 of Joiarib’s, Mattenai; of Jedaiah’s, Uzzi;

Nehemiah 12:20 (NIV)

20 of Sallu’s, Kallai; of Amok’s, Eber;

Nehemiah 12:21 (NIV)

21 of Hilkiah’s, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah’s, Nethanel.

Nehemiah 12:22 (NIV)

22 The family heads of the Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan and Jaddua, as well as those of the priests, were recorded in the reign of Darius the Persian.

Nehemiah 12:23 (NIV)

23 The family heads among the descendants of Levi up to the time of Johanan son of Eliashib were recorded in the book of the annals.

Nehemiah 12:24 (NIV)

24 And the leaders of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, Jeshua son of Kadmiel, and their associates, who stood opposite them to give praise and thanksgiving, one section responding to the other, as prescribed by David the man of God.

Nehemiah 12:25 (NIV)

25 Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon and Akkub were gatekeepers who guarded the storerooms at the gates.

Nehemiah 12:26 (NIV)

26 They served in the days of Joiakim son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor and of Ezra the priest and scribe.

Nehemiah 12:27 (NIV)

27 At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres.

Nehemiah 12:28 (NIV)

28 The singers also were brought together from the region around Jerusalem–from the villages of the Netophathites,

Nehemiah 12:29 (NIV)

29 from Beth Gilgal, and from the area of Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built villages for themselves around Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 12:30 (NIV)

30 When the priests and Levites had purified themselves ceremonially, they purified the people, the gates and the wall.

Nehemiah 12:31 (NIV)

31 I had the leaders of Judah go up on top of the wall. I also assigned two large choirs to give thanks. One was to proceed on top of the wall to the right, toward the Dung Gate.

Nehemiah 12:32 (NIV)

32 Hoshaiah and half the leaders of Judah followed them,

Nehemiah 12:33 (NIV)

33 along with Azariah, Ezra, Meshullam,

Nehemiah 12:34 (NIV)

34 Judah, Benjamin, Shemaiah, Jeremiah,

Nehemiah 12:35 (NIV)

35 as well as some priests with trumpets, and also Zechariah son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph,

Nehemiah 12:36 (NIV)

36 and his associates–Shemaiah, Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, Judah and Hanani–with musical instruments [prescribed by] David the man of God. Ezra the scribe led the procession.

Nehemiah 12:37 (NIV)

37 At the Fountain Gate they continued directly up the steps of the City of David on the ascent to the wall and passed above the house of David to the Water Gate on the east.

Nehemiah 12:38 (NIV)

38 The second choir proceeded in the opposite direction. I followed them on top of the wall, together with half the people–past the Tower of the Ovens to the Broad Wall,

Nehemiah 12:39 (NIV)

39 over the Gate of Ephraim, the Jeshanah Gate, the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate. At the Gate of the Guard they stopped.

Nehemiah 12:40 (NIV)

40 The two choirs that gave thanks then took their places in the house of God; so did I, together with half the officials,

Nehemiah 12:41 (NIV)

41 as well as the priests–Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah and Hananiah with their trumpets-

Nehemiah 12:42 (NIV)

42 and also Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malkijah, Elam and Ezer. The choirs sang under the direction of Jezrahiah.

Nehemiah 12:43 (NIV)

43 And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away.

Nehemiah 12:44 (NIV)

44 At that time men were appointed to be in charge of the storerooms for the contributions, firstfruits and tithes. From the fields around the towns they were to bring into the storerooms the portions required by the Law for the priests and the Levites, for Judah was pleased with the ministering priests and Levites.

Nehemiah 12:45 (NIV)

45 They performed the service of their God and the service of purification, as did also the singers and gatekeepers, according to the commands of David and his son Solomon.

Nehemiah 12:46 (NIV)

46 For long ago, in the days of David and Asaph, there had been directors for the singers and for the songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

Nehemiah 12:47 (NIV)

47 So in the days of Zerubbabel and of Nehemiah, all Israel contributed the daily portions for the singers and gatekeepers. They also set aside the portion for the other Levites, and the Levites set aside the portion for the descendants of Aaron.

Nehemiah Chapter 13

Nehemiah 13:1 (NIV)

1 On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God,

Nehemiah 13:2 (NIV)

2 because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam to call a curse down on them. (Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing.)

Nehemiah 13:3 (NIV)-M

3 When the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all who were of mixed ancestry.

Nehemiah 13:4 (HCSB)

4 Now before this, Eliashib the priest had been put in charge of the storerooms of the house of our God. He was a relative of Tobiah

Nehemiah 13:5 (NIV)

5 and he had provided him with a large room formerly used to store the grain offerings and incense and temple articles, and also the tithes of grain, new wine and oil prescribed for the Levites, singers and gatekeepers, as well as the contributions for the priests.

Nehemiah 13:6 (NIV)

6 But while all this was going on, I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I had returned to the king. Some time later I asked his permission

Nehemiah 13:7 (NIV)

7 and came back to Jerusalem. Here I learned about the evil thing Eliashib had done in providing Tobiah a room in the courts of the house of God.

Nehemiah 13:8 (CJB)-M

8 I was so furious that I threw all of Tobiah’s household goods out of the room.

Nehemiah 13:9 (NIV)

9 I gave orders to purify the rooms, and then I put back into them the equipment of the house of God, with the grain offerings and the incense.

Nehemiah 13:10 (NIV)

10 I also learned that the portions assigned to the Levites had not been given to them, and that all the Levites and singers responsible for the service had gone back to their own fields.

Nehemiah 13:11 (NIV)

11 So I rebuked the officials and asked them, “Why is the house of God neglected?” Then I called them together and stationed them at their posts.

Nehemiah 13:12 (NIV)

12 All Judah brought the tithes of grain, new wine and oil into the storerooms.

Nehemiah 13:13 (NIV)

13 I put Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and a Levite named Pedaiah in charge of the storerooms and made Hanan son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah, their assistant, because these men were considered trustworthy. They were made responsible for distributing the supplies to their brothers.

Nehemiah 13:14 (NLT2)

14 Remember this good deed, O my God, and do not forget all that I have faithfully done for the Temple of my God and its services.

Nehemiah 13:15 (NIV)

15 In those days I saw men in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on donkeys, together with wine, grapes, figs and all other kinds of loads. And they were bringing all this into Jerusalem on the Sabbath. Therefore I warned them against selling food on that day.

Nehemiah 13:16 (NIV)

16 Men from Tyre who lived in Jerusalem were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise and selling them in Jerusalem on the Sabbath to the people of Judah.

Nehemiah 13:17 (NIV)

17 I rebuked the nobles of Judah and said to them, “What is this wicked thing you are doing–desecrating the Sabbath day?

Nehemiah 13:18 (NIV)

18 Didn’t your forefathers do the same things, so that our God brought all this calamity upon us and upon this city? Now you are stirring up more wrath against Israel by desecrating the Sabbath.”

Nehemiah 13:19 (NIV)

19 When evening shadows fell on the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath, I ordered the doors to be shut and not opened until the Sabbath was over. I stationed some of my own men at the gates so that no load could be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:20 (NIV)

20 Once or twice the merchants and sellers of all kinds of goods spent the night outside Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 13:21 (NASB)

21 Then I warned them and said to them, “Why do you spend the night in front of the wall? If you do so again, I will use force against you.” From that time on they did not come on the Sabbath.

Nehemiah 13:22 (NIV)

22 Then I commanded the Levites to purify themselves and go and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, O my God, and show mercy to me according to your great love.

Nehemiah 13:23 (NASB)

23 In those days I also saw that the Jews had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab.

Nehemiah 13:24 (HCSB)

24 Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or ⌊the language⌋ of one of the other peoples but could not speak Hebrew.

Nehemiah 13:25 (NIV)

25 I rebuked them and called curses down on them. I beat some of the men and pulled out their hair. I made them take an oath in God’s name and said: “You are not to give your daughters in marriage to their sons, nor are you to take their daughters in marriage for your sons or for yourselves.

Nehemiah 13:26 (NIV)

26 Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women.

Nehemiah 13:27 (NLT2)

27 How could you even think of committing this sinful deed and acting unfaithfully toward God by marrying foreign women?”

Nehemiah 13:28 (NASB)

28 Even one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was a son-in-law of Sanballat the Horonite, so I drove him away from me.

Nehemiah 13:29 (NIV)

29 Remember them, O my God, because they defiled the priestly office and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.

Nehemiah 13:30 (HCSB)

30 So I purified them from everything foreign and assigned specific duties to each of the priests and Levites.

Nehemiah 13:31 (NIV)

31 I also made provision for contributions of wood at designated times, and for the firstfruits. Remember me with favor, O my God.

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