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The Public Reading of Moses’ Law and Teachings1 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.2...

Sanballat Tries to Harm Nehemiah1 Now it came to pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors...

The Israelites Are Separated from the Mixed Multitude1 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...

The Priests1 Now these are the priests and the Le­vites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,3 Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,4 Iddo, Ginnetho, Abijah,5 Miamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chief of the...

New Residents for Jerusalem1 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 Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities.2 And the people blessed all the men, that willingly...

The Names of Those Who Sealed the Covenant1 Now those that sealed were, Nehemiah, the Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah, 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:...

A Day of Fasting and Confession1 Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities...

Nehemiah Places Hanani and Hananiah in Charge of Guarding the City Gates1 Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed,2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler...

The Poor Complain about Their Rich Relatives1 And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews.2 For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and...

While the Enemies Scoff, Nehemiah Prays and Continues the Work1 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.2 And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do...

A List of the People Rebuilding Jerusalem’s Walls1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.2...

Artaxerxes Allows Nehemiah to Return to Jerusalem1 And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his...

Nehemiah Learns the Distressing News That Jerusalem’s Wall Is Broken Down1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,2 That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men...