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21.



a Exod. 19.
20. & 20. 1.



bPs.19.8.9.
Bom. 7. 12.
t Heb. lavjs
of truth.



c Gen. 2. 3.
Exod. 20. 8,
11.



d Exod. 16.
14, 15.
John 6. 31.
e Exod. 17.
6.

Numb. 20.
9, &c.
f Dout. 1. 8.

t Heb.

which thou

hadst lift up

thy hand to

give tkcm.

Numb. 14.

30.

S ver. 29.

Ps. 106, 6.

h Deut. 31.

27.

2 Kinss 17.

14.

2 Chron. 30.

8.

Jor. 19. K.

i Ps. 78. 11,

42. 43.

k Numb. 14.

4.

t Heb.

a Ood of

fardans.
Exod. 34. 6.
Numb. 14.
IS.

Ps. 86. .5, 15.
Joel 2. 13.



m Exod. 32.
4.



n ver. 27.
Ps. 106. 45.



Exod. 13.
21, 22.
Numb. 14.
14.

1 Cor. 10. 1.



p Numb. 11.

17.

Isai. 03. 11.

q Exod. 16.

15.

Josh. .5. 12.

r Exod. 17.

6.

s Deut. 2. 7.



The Levites' confession, Sfc.

say, to his seed, and Phast performed thy
words ; for thou art righteous :

9 lAnd didst see the affliction of our
fathers in Egypt, and - heardest their cry by
the Red sea ;

10 And ^shewedst signs and wonders upon
Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all
the people of his land : for thou knewest that
they 'dealt proudly against them. So didst
thou "get thee a name, as it is this day.

11 ^And thou didst divide the sea before
them, so that they went through the midst
of the sea on the dry land ; and their perse-
cutors thou threwest into the deeps, yas a
stone into the mighty waters.

12 Moreover, thou 'leddest them in 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 judgments, and
ttrue laws, good statutes and command-
ments :

14 And madest known unto them thy
''holy sabbath, and commandedst them pre-
cepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of
Moses thy servant :

15 And •'gavest them bread from heaven
for their hunger, and * broughtest forth water
for them out of the rock for their thirst, and
promisedst them that they should ''go in to
possess the land f which thou hadst sworn to
give them.

16 ^But they and our fathers dealt proudly,
and ''hardened their necks, and hearkened
not to thy commandments,

17 And refused to obey, 'neither were
mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among
them ; but hardened their necks, and in their
rebellion appointed ''a captain to return to
their bondage : but thou art t a God ready to
pardon, 'gracious and merciful, slow to anger,
and of great kindness, and forsookest them
not.

18 Yea, ""when they had made them a
molten calf, and said. This is thy God that
brought thee up out of Egypt, and had
wrought great provocations;

19 Yet thou in thy ° manifold mercies for-
sookest them not in the wilderness : the
"pillar of the cloud departed not from them
by day, to lead them in the way ; neither the
pillar of fire by night, to shew them light,
and the way wherein they should go.

20 Thou gavest also thy Pgood Spirit to
instruct them, and withheldest not thy
1 manna from their mouth, and gavest them
■■water for their thirst.

21 Yea, = forty years didst thou sustam

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The Levites malce a religious

them in the wilderness, so that they lacked
nothing; their 'clothes waxed not old, and
their feet swelled not.

22 Moreover, thou gavest them kingdoms
and nations, and didst divide them into cor-
ners : 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.

24 So ythe children went in and possessed
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 them f as they would.

25 And they took strong cities, and a "fat
land, and possessed ''houses full of all goods,
II wells digged, vineyards and oliveyards, and
tfruit-trees in abundance : so they did eat, and
were filled, and "became fat, and delighted
themselves in thy great '•goodness.'

26 Nevertheless, they *were disobedient,
and rebelled against thee, and '"cast thy law
behind their backs, and slew thy e prophets
which testified against them to turn them
to thee, and they wrought great provoca-
tions.

27 ''Therefore thou deliveredst them into
the hand of their enemies, who vexed them :
and in the time of their trouble, when they
cried unto thee, thou 'heardest them from
heaven ; and according to thy manifold mer-
cies ''thou gavest them saviours, who saved
them out of the hand of their enemies.

28 But after they had rest, t'they did
evil again before thee : therefore leftest thou
them in the hand of their enemies, so that
they had the dominion over them : yet when
they returned and cried unto thee, thou
heardest them from heaven ; and ""many times
didst thou deliver them according to thy
mercies ;

29 And testifiedst against them, that thou
mightest bring them again unto thy law : yet
they "dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto
thy commandments, but sinned against thy
judgments, ("which if a man do, he shall
live in them ;) and t withdrew the shoulder,
and hardened their neck, and would not

hear. . r u

30 Yet many years didst thou t forbear
them, and testifiedst p against them by thy
Spirits in thy prophets: yet would they not
give ear: therefore gavest thou them mto
the hand of the people of the lands,

31 Nevertheless, for thy great merci.es sake



NEHEMIAH.



Before
CHKXST

445;

t Dent, 8. 4.
& 29. 5.



u Numb. 21.
31, &.C.



X Gen. 22.
17.



y Josh. 1. 2,

&c.

z Pa. 44. 2,

3.



t Hcb.
aecordivg to
their will.
a ver. 35.
Numb 13.
27.

Deut. 8. 7, 8.
Ezek. 20. 6.
b Deut 6.
11.
II Or,
cis tenia.
t Heb. tret
of food.
c DeuL 32.
15.

d Hos. 3. 5.
e Judg. 2.
11, 12.

Ezek. 20.21.
r 1 Kings
14. 9.
Pb. 50. 17.
B 1 Kingi
18. 4. i 19.
10.

2 Chron. 21.
20, 21.
Matt. 23. 37.
Acta 7. 52.

h Judg. 2.

14.

&. 3. 8, &c.

Pa. 106. 41,

42.



Fs, 106.44.



k Juiig. 2.
18. tc\ 9.



t Heb. they
returned to
do evil.
1 So Judges
3.11. 12,30.
& 4. I. & 5.
31. & 6. 1.



m Pa. 106.
43.



n vor. 16.

Lev. 18. 5.
Ezek. 20. 11.
Kom. 10. 5.
Gal. 3. 12.

t Hcb. Uiev

paoc a wiili-

draicinff

skoulder,

Zoch. 7. 11.

t Heb.

protract

over them.

p 2 Kings

17. 13.

2 Chron. 36.

15.

Jer. 7. 25. &

25. 4.

1 Heb. 171
the hand of
ihv prophets.
q See Acta
7. 51.

1 Pot. 1. II.

2 Pet. 1.21.
r Isai. r>. 5.
&42.24.



Before
CHRIST

445.



s Jer. 4. 27.
&5. 10, 18.
t ver. 17.



u Exoil. 34.

6,7.

oil. 1. 5.



t Hcb.
weariness.
t Heb. that
hathfound



I 2 Kinga
17. 3.



r Dan. 9. 14.
Pa. 119.137.



z Pb. 106. 6.
Dan. 9. 5, 6,



a Deut 28.

47.

b ver. 25.
c ver. 25.



d Deut 28.
48.
Ezra 9, 9.



e Deut 28.
33, 51.



f Deut 28.
48.



§2 Kinga
3.3.
2 Chron. 29.
10. & 34. 31.
eh. 10. 29.
Ezra 10. 3.
t Heb. are
at the seal-



h ch. 10. 1.



T Heb. at
the sealings.
ch. 9. 38.
a ch.8.9.
II Or, the
covernor.
b ch. 1. 1.
c See ch. 12.
1,-21.



confession of GocCs goodness, Sfc.

' thou didst not utterly consume them, nor
forsake them; for thou art *a gracious and
merciful God.

32 Now therefore, our God, the great,
the "mighty, and the terrible God, who
keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the
t trouble seem little before thee, fthat hath
come upon us, on our kings, on our princes,
and on our priests, and on our prophets, and
on our fathers, and on all thy people, ^ since
the time of the kings of Assyria unto this
day.

33 Howbeit, ^thou art just in all that is
brought upon us ; for thou hast done right,
but ^we have done wickedly :

34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our
priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, nor
hearkened unto thy commandments and thy
testimonies, wherewith thou didst testify
against them.

35 For they have =^not served thee in their
kingdom, and in '•thy great goodness that
thou gavest then\, and in the large and "fat
land which thou gavest before them, neither
turned they from their wicked works.

36 Behold, '•we are servants this day, and
for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers
to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof,
behold, we are servants in it :

37 And *it yieldeth much increase unto
the kings whom thou hast set over us because
of our sins: also they have '"dominion over
our bodies, and over our cattle, at their
pleasure, and we are in great distress.

38 And because of all this we e make a
sure covenant and write it; and our princes,
Levites, and priests, t''seal unto it.



CHAP. X.



29 The



1 The names of them that sealed the covenant,
points of the covenant.

"VrOW t those that sealed were, ''Nehe-
J^ miah ||the Tirshatha, ''the sonof Ha-
chaliah, and Zidkijah,

2 "Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,

3 Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah,

4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,

5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,

6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,

7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,

8 Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah : these were
the priests.

9 And the Levites : both Jeshua, the son
of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad,
Kadmiel ;

10 And their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodi-
jah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,

11 Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,

12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,

13 Hodijah, Bani, Beninn.

450



Before

CHRIST

445.



d See Ezra
2. 3. tc.
ch. 7. 8, fcc.



e Ezra 2.
38,-13.



f Ezra 9. 1.

& 10. 11, 12,

19.

ch. 13. 3.



g Deut 39.

12, 14.

ch. 5. 12, 13.

Fs. 119. 106.

h 2 Kings

23. 3.

2 Chron. 34.

31.

t Heb. by

ilte hand of.



i Exod. 34.
16.

Deut. 7. 3.
Ezra 9. 12.
14.



k Exod. 20.
)0.

Lev. 2.3. 3.
Deut. 5. 12.
ch. 13. 15,



I Exod. 23.
10, 11.
Lev. 25. 4.
m Deut. 15.
1,2.

cl. 5. 12.
t Heb.
txery barid.



n Lev. 24.
5, &e.
20hton.2.4.
o See Numb.
2d,i29.



> ch. 13. 31.
sal. 40. 16.



q Lev. 6. 12.



T Exod. 33.
19. & 34.^6.
Lev. 19. iS.
Numb. 18.
12.
Dent 26. 3.



Before

CHRIST

445.



s Exod. 13.
2, 12. 13.
Lev. in. 26,
27.

Numb. 18.
15, 16.



t Lev. S3.
17.

Numb. 15.
19. Il 18. 13,
&c.

Deut 18. 4.
&.26.2.



u Lev. 27.
30.

Numb. 18.
21, See.



X Numb. 18.



2 Chron. 31.
11.

z Dout 13.
6,11.

3 Chron. 31.
12. .
ch. 13. 12.



a ch. 13. 10,
11.



The names of them that sealed the covenant. CHAP. XI.

14 The chief of the people: ^Parosh,
Pahath-moabj Elam, Zatthu, Bani,

15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,

16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,

17 Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur,

18 Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,

19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,

20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,

21 Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,

22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,

23 Hoshea, Hanan iah, Hashub,

24 Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek,

25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,

26 And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,

27 Malluch, Harim, Baanah.

28 IT « And the rest of the people, the
priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers,
the Nethinims, ''and all they that had sepa-
rated themselves from the people of the lands
unto the law of God, their wives, their sons,
and their daughters, every one having know-
ledge, and halving understanding ;

29 They clave to their brethren, their
nobles, e and entered into a curse, and into
an oath, ^ to walk in God's law, which was
given t by Moses the servant of God, and to
observe and do all the commandments of
the Lord our Lord, and his judgments and
his statutes ;

30 And that we would not give 'our
daughters unto the people of the land, nor
take their daughters for our sons :

31 ''And if the people of the land bring
ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to
sell, that we would not buy it of them on the
sabbath, or on the holy day : and that we
would leave the 'seventh year, and the "ex-
action of t every debt.

32 Also we made ordinances for us, to
charge ourselves yearly with the third part
of a shekel for the service of the house of
our God ;

33 For "the shew-bread, and for the "con-
tinual meat-offering, and for the continual
burnt-offering', of the- sabbaths, of the new-
moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy
things, and for the sin-offerings to make an-
atonement for Israel, and for all the work of
the house of our God,

34 And we cast the lots among the priests,
the Levites, and the people, p for the wood-
offering, to bring it into the house of our
God, after the houses of our fathers, at times
appointed year by year, to burn upon the
altar of the Lord our God, las it is written
in the law :

35 And .'.to bring -thejirst-ifruits of our
ground, and'the'ffrst-fruits'of all fruit of all
trees, year by year, unto the house of the
Lord:



a ver. 18.

Matt. 4. 5.
&27. 53.



b Judg. 5. 9.



c 1 Chron.
9.2,3.



d Ezra 2.

43.

e Ezra 2.

55.

f 1 Chron.

9.3,&.c.



! Gen. 38.
19, Pkarez.



The points of the covenant,

36 Also the first-born of our sons, and of
our cattle, as it is written • in the law, and
the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks,
to bring to the house of our God, unto the
priests that minister in the house of our
God.

37 ' And that we should bring the first-
fruits of our dough, and our offerings, and
the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and
of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of
the house of our God;' and "the tithes of our
ground unto the Levites, that the same Le-
vites might have the tithes in all the cities of
our tillage.

38 And the priest the son of Aaron shall
be with the Levites * when the Levites take
tithes : and the Levites shall bring up the
tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God,
to ythe chambers, into the treasure-house.

39 For the children of Israel and the
children of Levi ^ shall bnng the offering of
the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto
the chambers, where are the vessels of the
sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and
the porters, and the singers : " and we will
not forsake the house of our God.

CHAP. XL

1 The rulers, voluntary men, and the tenth man chosen by
lot, dwell in Jervsalem. 3 A catalogue of their 7iames.
20 The residue dwell in other cities.

AND the rulers of the people dwelt at
Jerusalem : the rest of the people also
cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Je-
rusalem *the holy city, and nine parts to
dwell in other cities.

2 And the people blessed all the men
that *• willingly offered themselves to dwell
at Jerusalem.

3 IT "Now these are the chief of the pro-
vince that dwelt in Jerusalem : but in the
cities of Judah dwelt every one in his posses-
sion in their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests,
and the Levites, and ^ the. JSfethinims, and
^ the children, of Solomon's servants.

4 And ""at .Jerusalem dwelt certom of the
children of Judah, and of the children of
Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Atha-
iah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah,
the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah,
the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of
s Perez ;

5 And Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the
son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the
son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of
Zechariah, the son of Shiloni.

6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt at Jeru-
ssXem were foni* hiindred threescore and eight
valiant men. .

7 And these are the sons of Benjamm ;
451



Who dwelt at Jerusalem.

Sallu the son of Meshullara, the son of Joed,
the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the
son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son
of Jesaiah.

8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hun-
dred twenty and eight.

9 And Joel the son of Zichri was their
overseer : and Judah the son of Senuah was
second over the city.

10 ''Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of
Joiarib, Jachin.

11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of
MeshuUam, the son of Zadok, the son of
Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, was the ruler
of the house of God.

12 And their brethren that did the work
of the house were eight hundred twenty and
two : and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the
son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of
Zechariah, the son of Pashur, the son of
Malchiah,

13 And his brethren, chief of the fathers,
two hundred forty and two : and Amashai the
son of Azareel, the son of Ahasai, the son of
Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,

14 And their brethren, mighty men of
valour, an hundred twenty and eight : and
their overseer was Zabdiel, || the son of one
of the great men.

15 Also of the Levites: Shemaiah the son
of Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the son of
Hashabiah, the son of Bunni ;

16 And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the
chief of the Levites, f had the oversight of
'the outward business of the house of God,

17 And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the
son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the
principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer :
and Bakbukiah the second among his bre-
thren, and Abda the son of Shamraua, the
son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

18 All the Levites in ■'the holy city were
two hundred fourscore and four.

19 Moreover, the porters, Akkub, Talmon,
and their brethren that kept t the gates, were
an hundred seventy and two.

20 IF And the residue of Israel, of the
priests, and the Levites, were in all the
cities of Judah, every one in his inherit-
ance.

21 'But the Nethinims dwelt in || Ophel:
and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethi-
nims.

22 The overseer also of the Levites at
Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son
of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son
of Micha. Of the sons of Asaph, the singers
were over the business of the house of God.

23 For ""it was the king's commandment
concerning them, that |1 a certain portion



NEHEMIAH.



Before

CHRIST

445.



h I Chron.
9. 10, &.C.



II Or, the
son of Hag'
eedalim.



t Heb.
were over,
i 1 Chron.
26. 29.



t Heb. at
the gates.



I See ch. 3.

26.

II Or, tU
tower.



m See Ezra
6. 8, 9. & 7.
20, to.
II Or, to a
sure ordi-
nance.



Before

CHRIST

445.



n Gen. 38.
30, Zarah.
o 1 Chron.
18. 17. & 23.



p J
15.



Josh. 14.



II Or, of
(icha.
II Or, (0
Michmask.



I I Chron.
.14.



nbout 536.
a Ezra 2. 1,
2.



b See ch. 10.

2,-8.



I| Or. Mdicvi,

ver. 14.

II Or, Sluba-

niah,

ver. 14.

11 Or,

Harimt

ver. 15.

II Or,

Meraioth,

ver. 15.

llOr,

Omnethon,

ver. 16.

c Luke 1. 5.

L^\ ■

Jmntamm,
ver. 17.
II Or,
Moadtah,
ver. 17.
II Or, Sanai,
ver. 20.
d Ezra 3. 2.
Hag. 1. 1,
Zech. 3. 1.
e ch. 11. 17.
II That-is,
uic psalms
of tliaiiks-
givinS'



The residue dwell in other cities.

should be for the singers, due for every
day.

24 And Pethahiah the son of Mesheza-
beel, of the children of " Zerah the son of
Judah, was ° at the king's hand in all matters
concerning the people.

25 And for the villages, with their fields,
some of the children of Judah dwelt atPKir-
jath-arba, and in the villages thereof, and at
Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and at
Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof,

26 And at Jeshua, and at Moladah, and
at Beth-phelet,

27 And at Hazar-shual, and at Beer-sheba,
and in the villages thereof,

28 And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah, and
in the villages thereof,

29 And at En-rimmon, and at Zareah,
and at Jarmuth,

30 Zanoah, Adullam, and in their villages,
at Lachish, and the fields thereof, at Azekah,
and in the villages thereof. And they dwelt
from Beer-sheba unto the valley of Hinnom.

31 The children also of Benjamin || from
Geba dwelt || at Michmash, and Aija, and
Beth-el, and in their villages,

32 And at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
Lod, and Ono, ithe valley of crafts-



33
34
35
men.
36



And of the Levites were divisions in



Judah, and in Benjamin.

CHAP. xn.

1 The priests, 8 and the Levites, which came up with
Zerubbahel. 10 The succession of high priests. 22
Certain chief Levites. 27 The solemnity of the dedi-
cation of the walls. 44 The offices of the priests and
Levites appointed in the temple.

NOW these are the * priests and the Le-
vites that went up with Zerubbabel the
son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: ''Seraiah, Jere-
miah, Ezra,

2 Amariah, || Malluch, Hattush,

3 II Shechaniah, || Rehum, || Meremoth,

4 Iddo, II Ginnetho, ^Abijah,

5 II Miamin, || Maadiah, Bilgah,

6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,

7 II Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These
were the chief of the priests and of their
brethren in the days of '' Jeshua.

8 Moreover the Levites : Jeshua, Binnui,
Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah,
" which was over || the thanksgiving, he and
his brethren.

9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their bre-
thren, were over against them in the watches.

10 IT And Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joiakim
also begat Eliashib, and Eliashib begat
Joiada,

452



The succession of high priests.

11 And Joiada begat Jonathan, and Jona-
than begat Jaddua.

12 And in the days of Joiakim were priests,
the chief of the fathers : of Seraiah, Meraiah ;
of Jeremiah, Hananiah ;

13 Of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah,
Jehohanan ;

14 Of Melicu, Jonathan ; of Shebaniah,
Joseph ;

15 Of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai ;

16 Of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon,
Meshullam ;

17 Of Abijah, Zichri ; of Miniamin, of
Moadiah, Piltai i

18 Of Bilgah, Shammua ; of Shemaiah,
Jehonathan ;

19 And of Joiarib, Mattenai ; of Jedaiah,
Uzzi;

20 Of Sallai, Kallai ; of Amok, Eber ;

21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah,
Nethaneel.

22 TT The Levites in the days of EHashib,
Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, were re-
corded chief of the fathers : also the priests,
to the reign of Darius the Persian.

23 The sons of Levi, the chief of the
fathers, were written in the book of the
''Chronicles, even until the days of Johanan
the son of Eliashib.

24 And the chief of the Levites : Hasha-
biah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kad-
miel, with their brethren over against them,
to praise and to give thanks, s according to
the commandment of David the man of God,
■• ward over against ward.

25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah,
Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters
keeping the ward at the || thresholds of the
gates.

26 These were in the days of Joiakim the
son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak,and in the
days of Nehemiah 'the governor, and of Ezra
the priest, ^the scribe.

27 IF And at 'the dedication of the wall of
Jerusalem, they sought the Levites out of all
their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to
keep the dedication with gladness, " both
with thanksgivings, and with singing, with
cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.

28 And the sons of the singers gathered
themselves together, both out of the plain
country round about Jerusalem, and from the
villages of Netophathi ;

29 Also from the house of Gilgal, and out
of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth : for the
singers had builded them villages round about
Jerusalem.

30 And the priests and the Levites puri-
fied themselves, and purified the people, and
the gates, and the wall.



Before
CHRIST
about 536.



Borora

CHRIST

445.



n Soe
vcr. 38.
o ch. 2. 13.
& 3. 13.



p Numb. 10.
2,8.



CHAP. XII. The solemnity of the dedication of the walls.

31 Then I brought up the princes of Ju-
dah upon the wall, and appointed two great
companies of them that gave thanks, whereof
" one went on the right hand upon the wall
" toward the dung-gate :

32 And after them went Hoshaiah, and
half of the princes of Judah,

33 And Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,

34 Judah, and Benjamin, and Shemaiah,
and Jeremiah,

35 And certain of the priests' sons i* with
trumpets; namely, Zechariah the son of
Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of
Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, the son of
Zaccur, the son of Asaph :

36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Aza-
rael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and
Judah, Hanani, with "J the musical instru-
ments of David the man of God, and Ezra
the scribe before them.

37 ' And at the fountain-gate, which was
over against them, they went up by 'the
stairs of the city of David,- at the going up
of the wall, above the house of David, even
unto ' the water-gate eastward.

38 "And the other company of them that
gave thanks went over against them, and I
after them, and the half of the people upon
the wall, from beyond ^ the tower of the fur-
naces even unto ^the broad wall ;

39 ^And from above the gate of Ephraim,
and above "the old gate, and above ''the fish-
gate, " and the tower of Hananeel, and the
tower of Meah, even unto ^ the sheep-gate :
and they stood still in ^the prison-gate.



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