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33 For the shewbread, and for the || bers, where are the vessels of the continual meat offering, and for the sanctuary, and the priests that mincontinual burnt offering, of the sab ister, and the porters, and the baths, of the new moons, for the set singers: and we will not forsake feasts, and for the holy things, and the house of our God. for the sin offerings to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the

CHAP. 11. work of the house of our God. 34 And we cast the lots among

AND the rulers of the people the priests, the Levites, and the peo dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the ple, for the wood offering, to bring people also cast lots, to bring one it into the house of our God, after of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the the houses of our fathers, at times holy city, and nine parts to dwell in appointed year by year, to burn other cities. upon the altar of the LORD our 2 And the people blessed all the God, as it is written in the law: men, that willingly offered them

35 And to bring the firstfruits of selves to dwell at Jerusalem. our ground, and the firstfruits of all 3 Now these are the chief of the fruit of all trees, year by year, unto province that dwelt in Jerusalem: the house of the LORD:

but in the cities of Judah dwelt 36 Also the firstborn of our sons, every one in his possession in their and of our cattle, as it is written in cities, to wit, Israel, the priests, and the law, and the firstlings of our the Levites, and the Nethinims, and herds and of our flocks, to bring to the children of Solomon's servants. the house of our God, unto the 4 And at Jerusalem dwelt certain priests that minister in the house of of the children of Judah, and of the our God:

children of Benjamin. Of the chil37 And that we should bring the dren of Judah; Athaiah the son of firstfruits of our dough, and our of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the ferings, and the fruit of all manner son of Amariah, the son of Shephaof trees, of wine and of oil, unto the tiah, the son of Mabalaleel, of the priests, to the chambers of the house children of Perez; of our God; and the tithes of our 5 And Maaseiah the son of Baground unto the Levites, that the ruch, the son of Col-hozeh, the son same Levites might have the tithes of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the in all the cities of our tillage.

son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, 38 And the priest the son of Aa the son of Shiloni. ron shall be with the Levites, when 6 All the sons of Perez that the Levites take tithes: and the Le dwelt at Jerusalem were four hunvites shall bring up the tithe of the dred threescore and eight valiant tithes unto the house of our God, men. to the chambers, into the treasure 7 And these are the sons of Benhouse.

jamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, 39 For the children of Israel and the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the children of Levi shall bring the the son of Kolaiab, the son of Maaoffering of the corn, of the new seiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of wine, and the oil, unto the cham- Jesaiah.

8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred twenty and eight. · 9 And Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer: and Judah thé 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 Meshullam, 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, 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 brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, 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 the gates, were an hundred seventy and two.

20 And the residue of Israel, of the priests, and the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.

21 But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

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 a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day.

24 And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king's band in all matters concerning the people.

25 And for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah dwelt at Kirjath-arba, and in the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and at Je. kabzeel, 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 Hin- | 3 Of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amanom.

riah, Jehohanan; 31 The children also of Benjamin 14 Of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shefrom Geba dwelt at Michmash, and baniah, Joseph; Aija, and Beth-el, and in their vil 15 Of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, lages,

Helkai; 32 And at Anathoth, Nob, Ana 16 Of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginneniah,

thon, Meshullam; 33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,

17 Of Abijah, Zichri; of Minia34 Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat, min; of Moadiah, Piltai;

35 Lod, and Ono, the valley of 18 Of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shecraftsmen.

maiah, Jehonathan; 36 And of the Levites were divi 19 And of Joiarib, Mattenai; of sions in Judah, and in Benjamin. Jedaiah, Uzzi;

20 Of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, CHAP. XII.


21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of JeNOW these are the priests and daiah, Nethaneel. the Levites that went up with Ze 22 The Levites in the days of rubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, Jaddua, were recorded chief of the

2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush, fathers: also the priests, to the reign

3 Shechaniah, Rehum, Mere of Darius the Persian. moth,

23 The sons of Levi, the chief of 4 Iddo, Ginnetho, Abijah,

the fathers, were written in the book 5 Miamin, Maadiah, Bilgah, of the chronicles, even until the days 6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah, of Johanan the son of Eliashib.

7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. 24 And the chief of the Levites : These were the chief of the priests Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua and of their brethren in the days of the son of Kadmiel, with their breJeshua.

thren over against them, to praise 8 Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, and to give thanks, according to the Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, commandment of David the man of and Mattaniah, which was over the God, ward over against ward. thanksgiving, he and his brethren. 25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah,

9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akbrethren, were over against them in kub, were porters keeping the ward the watches.

at the thresholds of the gates. 10 And Jeshua begat Jojakim, 26 These were in the days of JoiaJoiakim also begat Eliashib, and kim the son of Jeshua, the son of Eliashib begat Joiada,

Jozadak, and in the days of Nehe11 And Joiada begat Jonathan, miah the governor, and of Ezra the and Jonathan begat Jaddua.

priest, the scribe. 12 And in the days of Joiakim 27 And at the dedication of the were priests, the chief of the fathers: wall of Jerusalem they sought the of Serajah, Meraiah; of Jereinjah, Levites out of all their places, to Hananiah;

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 purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

31 Then I brought up the princes of Judah 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 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 Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments 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 furnaces 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.

40 So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:

41 And the priests; Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;

42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehobanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.

43 Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced : for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced : so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar


44 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into thein out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites : for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.

45 And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son. .

46 For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.

47 And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the porters, every day his portion : and they sanctified holy things unto the Levites; and the Levites sanctified them into the children of Aaron.

CHAP. XIII. ON that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever; . 2 Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them : howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.

3 Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

4 And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah :

5 And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.

6 But in all this time was not I at Jerusalem : for in the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king of

Babylon came I unto the king, and after certain days obtained I leave of the king :

7 And I came to Jerusalem, and understood of the evil that Eliashib did for Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.

8 And it grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the houshold stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.

9 Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers : and thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meat offering and the frankincense.

10 And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them: for the Levites and the singers, that did the work, were fled every one to his field.

11 Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.

12 Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn and the new wine and the oil unto the treasuries. .

13 And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute unto their brethren.

14 Remember me, my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices thereof.

15 In those days saw I in Judah some treading winepresses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of

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