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Nehemiah

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Nehemiah 1:

Chapter 1:11 Verses

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16-1:1††††† The words of Nehemiah the sonne of Hachaliah. In ye moneth Chisleu, in the twentieth yeere, as I was in the palace of Shushan,

16-1:2††††† Came Hanam, one of my brethren, he and the men of Iudah, & I asked them concerning the Iewes that were deliuered, which were of the residue of the captiuitie, and concerning Ierusalem.

16-1:3††††† And they sayde vnto me, The residue that are left of the captiuitie there in the prouince, are in great affliction and in reproche, & the wall of Ierusalem is broken downe, & the gates thereof are burnt with fire.

16-1:4††††† And when I heard these wordes, I sate downe and wept, and mourned certeine dayes, & I fasted and prayed before the God of heauen,

16-1:5††††† And sayde, O Lorde God of heauen, the great and terrible God, that keepeth couenant and mercy for them that loue him, and obserue his commandements,

16-1:6††††† I pray thee, let thine eares be attet, & thine eies open, to heare the praier of thy seruat, which I pray before thee dayly, day & night for ye childre of Israel thy seruats, & confesse the sinnes of the children of Israel, which we haue sinned against thee, both I and my fathers house haue sinned:

16-1:7††††† We haue grieuously sinned against thee, and haue not kept the commandements, nor the statutes, nor the iudgements, which thou commandedst thy seruant Moses.

16-1:8††††† I beseeche thee, remember the worde that thou commandedst thy seruant Moses, saying, Ye wil transgresse, and I will scatter you abroade among the people.

16-1:9††††† But if ye turne vnto me, & keepe my commandements, and doe them, though your scattering were to the vttermost part of the heauen, yet will I gather you from thence, and will bring you vnto the place that I haue chosen to place my Name there.

16-1:10†††† Now these are thy seruants and thy people, whome thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy mightie hand.

16-1:11†††† O Lord, I beseech thee, let thine eare now hearken to the prayer of thy seruant, and to the prayer of thy seruants, who desire to feare thy Name, & I pray thee, cause thy seruant to prosper this day, and giue him fauour in the presence of this man: for I was the Kings butler.

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Nehemiah 2:

Chapter 2:20 Verses

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16-2:1††††† Nowe in the moneth Nisan in the twentieth yere of king Artahshashte, the wine stoode before him, and I tooke vp the wine, and gaue it vnto the King. nowe I was not before time sad in his presence.

16-2:2††††† And the king said vnto me, Why is thy coutenance sad, seeing thou art not sicke? this is nothing, but sorow of heart. Then was I sore afrayd,

16-2:3††††† And I said to the King, God saue the King for euer: why should not my countenance be sad, when the citie & house of the sepulchres of my fathers lieth waste, and the gates thereof are deuoured with fire?

16-2:4††††† And the King said vnto me, For what thing doest thou require? Then I prayed to the God of heauen,

16-2:5††††† And sayde vnto the King, If it please the King, and if thy seruant haue found fauour in thy sight, I desire that thou wouldest send me to Iudah vnto the city of the sepulchres of my fathers, that I may buyld it.

16-2:6††††† And the King sayd vnto me, (the Queene also sitting by him) How long shall thy iourney be? & when wilt thou come againe? So it pleased the King, and he sent me, and I set him a time.

16-2:7††††† After I saide vnto the King, If it please the King, let them giue mee letters to the captaines beyond the Riuer, that they may conuay me ouer, till I come into Iudah,

16-2:8††††† And letters vnto Asaph the keeper of the Kings parke, that hee may giue me timber to buylde the gates of the palace (which apperteined to the house) and for the walles of the citie, and for the house that I shall enter into; the King gaue me according to the good hand of my God vpon me.

16-2:9††††† Then came I to the captaines beyonde the Riuer, and gaue them the Kings letters; the King had sent captaines of the armie and horsemen with me.

16-2:10†††† But Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah a seruant an Ammonite heard it, and it grieued them sore, that there was come a man which sought the wealth of the children of Israel.

16-2:11†††† So I came to Ierusalem, & was there three dayes.

16-2:12†††† And I rose in the night, I, and a fewe men with me: for I told no man, what God had put in mine heart to do at Ierusalem, & there was not a beast with me, saue the beast whereon I rode.

16-2:13†††† And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, & came before the draggon well, and to the dung porte, and vewed the walles of Ierusalem, howe they were broken downe, and the portes thereof deuoured with the fire.

16-2:14†††† Then I went foorth vnto the gate of the fountaine, and to the Kings fishpoole, and there was no rowme for the beast that was vnder me to passe.

16-2:15†††† Then went I vp in ye night by the brooke, and viewed the wall, and turned backe, and comming backe, I entred by the gate of the valley & returned.

16-2:16†††† And the rulers knewe not whither I was gone, nor what I did, neither did I as yet tell it vnto the Iewes, nor to the Priestes, nor to the noble men, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that laboured in the worke.

16-2:17†††† Afterward I said vnto them, Ye see the miserie that we are in, how Ierusalem lyeth waste, and the gates thereof are burnt with fire: come and let vs buylde the wall of Ierusalem, that we be no more a reproche.

16-2:18†††† Then I tolde them of the hande of my God, (which was good ouer me) and also of the Kings wordes that he had spoken vnto me; they sayd, Let vs rise, and buyld. So they strengthened their hand to good.

16-2:19†††† But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the seruant an Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian heard it, they mocked vs and despised vs, and said, What a thing is this that ye doe? Will ye rebell against the King?

16-2:20†††† Then answered I them, and sayd to them, The God of heauen, he will prosper vs, and we his seruants will rise vp and buylde: but as for you, ye haue no portion nor right, nor memoriall in Ierusalem.

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Nehemiah 3:

Chapter 3:32 Verses

16 Nehemiah

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16-3:1††††† Then arose Eliashib the hie Priest with his brethren the Priestes, and they buylt the sheepegate: they repayred it, and set vp the doores thereof: euen vnto the tower of Meah repayred they it, and vnto the tower of Hananeel.

16-3:2††††† And next vnto him buylded the men of Iericho, and beside him Zaccur the sonne of Imri.

16-3:3††††† But the fish port did the sonnes of Senaah buylde, which also layde the beames thereof, and set on the doores thereof, the lockes thereof, and the barres thereof.

16-3:4††††† And next vnto them fortified Merimoth, the sonne of Vrijah, the sonne of Hakkoz: and next vnto them fortified Meshullam, the sonne of Berechiah, the sonne of Meshezabeel: and next vnto them fortified Zadok, the sonne of Baana:

16-3:5††††† And next vnto them fortified the Tekoites: but the great men of them put not their neckes to the worke of their lordes.

16-3:6††††† And the gate of the olde fishpoole fortified Iehoiada the sonne of Paseah, and Meshullam the sonne of Besodaiah: they laid the beames thereof, and set on the doores thereof, and the lockes thereof, and the barres thereof.

16-3:7††††† Next vnto them also fortified Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Iadon the Meronothite, men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, vnto the throne of the Duke, which was beyond the Riuer.

16-3:8††††† Next vnto him fortified Vzziel the sonne of Harhohiah of the golde smithes: next vnto him also fortified Hananiah, the sonne of Harakkahim, and they repayred Ierusalem vnto the broad wall.

16-3:9††††† Also next vnto them fortified Rephaiah, the sonne of Hur, the ruler of the halfe part of Ierusalem.

16-3:10†††† And next vnto him fortified Iedaiah the sonne of Harumaph, euen ouer against his house: and next vnto him fortified Hattush, the sonne of Hashabniah.

16-3:11†††† Malchiiah the sonne of Harim, and Hashub the sonne of Pahath Moab fortified the seconde porcion, and the tower of the fornaces.

16-3:12†††† Next vnto him also fortified Shallum, the sonne of Halloesh, the ruler of the halfe part of Ierusalem, he, and his daughters.

16-3:13†††† The valley gate fortified Hanum, and the inhabitants of Zanuah: they buylt it, and set on the doores thereof, the lockes thereof, and the barres thereof, euen a thousand cubites on the wall vnto the dung porte.

16-3:14†††† But the dung port fortified Malchiah, the sonne of Rechab, the ruler of the fourth part of Beth-haccarem: he built it, and set on the doores thereof, the lockes thereof, & the barres thereof.

16-3:15†††† But the gate of the fountaine fortified Shallun, the sonne of Col-hozeh, the ruler of the fourth part of Mizpah: he builded it, and couered it, and set on the doores thereof, the lockes thereof, and the barres thereof, and the wall vnto the fishpoole of Shelah by the Kings garden, and vnto the steppes that goe downe from the citie of Dauid.

16-3:16†††† After him fortified Nehemiah the sonne of Azbuk, the ruler of ye halfe part of Beth-zur, vntill the otherside ouer against the sepulchres of Dauid, and to the fishpoole that was repaired, and vnto the house of the mightie.

16-3:17†††† After him fortified the Leuites, Rehum the sonne of Bani, and next vnto him fortified Hashabiah the ruler of the halfe part of Keilah in his quarter.

16-3:18†††† After him fortified their brethren: Bauai, the sonne of Henadad the ruler of the halfe part of Keilah:

16-3:19†††† And next vnto him fortified Ezer, the sonne of Ieshua the ruler of Mizpah, the other portion ouer against the going vp to the corner of the armour.

16-3:20†††† After him was earnest Baruch the sonne of Zacchai, and fortified another portion from the corner vnto the doore of the house of Eliashib the hie Priest.

16-3:21†††† After him fortified Merimoth, the sonne of Vriiah, the sonne of Hakkoz, another portion from the doore of the house of Eliashib, euen as long as the house of Eliashib extended.

16-3:22†††† After him also fortified the Priests, the men of the playne.

16-3:23†††† After them fortified Beniamin, and Hasshub ouer against their house: after him fortified Azariah, the sonne of Maaseiah, the sonne of Ananiah, by his house.

16-3:24†††† After him fortified Binnui, the sonne of Henadad another portion, from the house of Azariah vnto the turning and vnto the corner.

16-3:25†††† Palal, the sonne of Vzai, from ouer against the corner, & the high tower, that lieth out from the Kings house, which is beside the court of the prison. After him, Pedaiah, the sonne of Parosh.

16-3:26†††† And the Nethinims they dwelt in ye fortresse vnto the place ouer against the water gate, Eastwarde, and to the tower that lyeth out.

16-3:27†††† After him fortified the Tekoites another portion ouer against the great tower, that lyeth out, euen vnto the wall of the fortresse.

16-3:28†††† From aboue the horsegate forth fortified the Priests, euery one ouer against his house.

16-3:29†††† After them fortified Zadok the sonne of Immer ouer against his house: and after him fortified Shemaiah, the sonne of Shechadiah the keeper of the East gate.

16-3:30†††† After him fortified Hananiah, the sonne of Shelemiah, and Hanun, the sonne of Zalaph, the sixt, another portion after him fortified Meshullam, the sonne of Berechiah, ouer against his chamber.

16-3:31†††† After him fortified Malchiah the goldesmiths sonne, vntil the house of the Nethinims, and of ye marchants ouer against the gate Miphkad, and to the chamber in the corner.

16-3:32†††† And betwene the chamber of the corner vnto the sheepegate fortified the goldesmithes and the marchantes.

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Nehemiah 4:

Chapter 4:23 Verses

16 Nehemiah

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16-4:1††††† Bvt when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, then was he wroth and sore grieued, and mocked the Iewes,

16-4:2††††† And sayde before his brethren and the armie of Samaria, thus he sayde, What doe these weake Iewes? wil they fortifie them selues? wil they sacrifice? will they finish it in a day? will they make the stones whole againe out of the heapes of dust, seeing they are burnt?

16-4:3††††† And Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and said, Although they buylde, yet if a foxe goe vp, he shall euen breake downe their stonie wall.

16-4:4††††† Heare, O our God (for we are despised) and turne their shame vpon their owne head, and giue them vnto a pray in the lande of their captiuitie,

16-4:5††††† And couer not their iniquitie, neither let their sinne be put out in thy presence: for they haue prouoked vs before the builders.

16-4:6††††† So we built the wall, and all the wall was ioyned vnto the halfe thereof, and the heart of the people was to worke.

16-4:7††††† But when Sanballat, & Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodims heard that the walles of Ierusalem were repayred, (for the breaches began to be stopped) then they were very wroth,

16-4:8††††† And conspired all together to come & to fight against Ierusalem, and to hinder them.

16-4:9††††† The we prayed vnto our God, & set watchmen by them, day and night, because of them.

16-4:10†††† And Iudah said, The strength of the bearers is weakened, and there is much earth, so that we are not able to build the wall.

16-4:11†††† Also our aduersaries had sayde, They shall not knowe, neither see, till we come into the middes of them and slay them, and cause the worke to cease.

16-4:12†††† But when the Iewes (which dwelt beside them) came, they told vs ten times, From all places whece ye shal returne, they wil be vpon vs.

16-4:13†††† Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall vpon the toppes of the stones, & placed the people by their families, with their swordes, their speares and their bowes.

16-4:14†††† Then I behelde, and rose vp, and said vnto the Princes, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not afrayde of them: remember the great Lorde, and fearefull, and fight for your brethren, your sonnes, and your daughters, your wiues, and your houses.

16-4:15†††† And when our enemies heard that it was knowen vnto vs, then God brought their counsell to nought, and we turned all againe to the wall, euery one vnto his worke.

16-4:16†††† And from that day, halfe of the yong men did the labour, and the other halfe part of them helde the speares, and shieldes, and bowes, and habergins: and the rulers stoode behinde all the house of Iudah.

16-4:17†††† They that buylded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, and they that laded, did the worke with one hand, and with the other helde the sworde.

16-4:18†††† For euery one of the buylders had his sworde girded on his loynes, and so buylded: and he that blewe the trumpet, was beside me.

16-4:19†††† Then saide I vnto the Princes, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The worke is great and large, and we are separated vpon the wall, one farre from another.

16-4:20†††† In what place therefore ye heare the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither vnto vs: our God shall fight for vs.

16-4:21†††† So we laboured in the worke, and halfe of them helde the speares, from the appearing of the morning, till the starres came foorth.

16-4:22†††† And at the same time said I vnto the people, Let euery one with his seruant lodge within Ierusalem, that they may be a watch for vs in the night, and labour in the day.

16-4:23†††† So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my seruants, nor the men of the warde, (which followed me) none of vs did put off our clothes, saue euery one put them off for washing.

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Nehemiah 5:

Chapter 5:19 Verses

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16-5:1††††† Nowe there was a great crie of the people, and of their wiues against their brethren the Iewes.

16-5:2††††† For there were that said, We, our sonnes & our daughters are many, therefore we take vp corne, that we may eate and liue.

16-5:3††††† And there were that saide, We must gage our landes, and our vineyardes, and our houses, and take vp corne for the famine.

16-5:4††††† There were also that said, We haue borowed money for the Kings tribute vpon our landes and our vineyardes.

16-5:5††††† And nowe our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, and our sonnes as their sonnes: and lo, we bring into subiection our sonnes and our daughters, as seruants, and there be of our daughters nowe in subiection, and there is no power in our handes: for other men haue our landes and our vineyardes.

16-5:6††††† Then was I very angrie when I heard their crie and these wordes.

16-5:7††††† And I thought in my minde, and I rebuked the princes, and the rulers, and saide vnto them, You lay burthens euery one vpon his brethren: and I set a great assemblie against them,

16-5:8††††† And I said vnto them, We (according to our abilitie) haue redeemed our brethren the Iewes, which were solde vnto the heathen: and will you sell your brethren againe, or shall they be solde vnto vs? Then helde they their peace, and could not answere.

16-5:9††††† I said also, That which ye do, is not good. Ought ye not to walke in the feare of our God, for the reproche of the heathen our enemies?

16-5:10†††† For euen I, my brethren, and my seruants doe lende them money and corne: I pray you, let vs leaue off this burden.

16-5:11†††† Restore, I pray you, vnto them this day their landes, their vineyardes, their oliues, & their houses, and remit the hundreth part of the siluer and of the corne, of the wine, and of the oyle that ye exact of them.

16-5:12†††† Then said they, We will restore it, and will not require it of them: we will doe as thou hast said. Then I called the Priestes, and caused them to sweare, that they shoulde doe according to this promes.

16-5:13†††† So I shooke my lappe, and said, So let God shake out euery man that wil not perfourme this promise from his house, & from his labour: euen thus let him be shaken out, & emptied; all the Cogregation said, Amen, & praised the Lord: and the people did according to this promes.

16-5:14†††† And from the time that the King gaue me charge to be gouernour in the lande of Iudah, from the twentieth yeere, euen vnto the two and thirtieth yeere of King Artahshashte, that is, twelue yeere, I, and my brethren haue not eaten the bread of the gouernour.

16-5:15†††† For the former gouernours that were before me, had bene chargeable vnto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides fourtie shekels of siluer: yea, and their seruants bare rule ouer the people: but so did not I, because of the feare of God.

16-5:16†††† But rather I fortified a portio in the worke of this wall, and we bought no lande, and all my seruants came thither together vnto the worke.

16-5:17†††† Moreouer there were at my table an hundreth & fiftie of the Iewes, & rulers, which came vnto vs from among the heathen that are about vs.

16-5:18†††† And there was prepared daily an oxe, and sixe chosen sheepe, and birdes were prepared for me, and within ten dayes wine for all in abundance. Yet for all this I required not the bread of the gouernour: for the bondage was grieuous vnto this people.

16-5:19†††† Remember me, O my God, in goodnesse, according to all that I haue done for this people.

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Nehemiah 6:

Chapter 6:19 Verses

16 Nehemiah

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16-6:1††††† And when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had built the wall, & that there were no mo breaches therein, (though at that time I had not set vp the doores vpon the gates)

16-6:2††††† Then sent Sanballat and Geshem vnto me, saying, Come thou that we may meete together in the villages in the plaine of Ono: and they thought to doe me euill.

16-6:3††††† Therefore I sent messengers vnto them, saying, I haue a great worke to doe, and I can not come downe: why should the worke cease, whiles I leaue it, and come downe to you?

16-6:4††††† Yet they sent vnto me foure times after this sort; I answered them after the same maner.

16-6:5††††† Then sent Sanballat his seruant after this sorte vnto me the fift time, with an open letter in his hand,

16-6:6††††† Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu hath sayd it, that thou and the Iewes thinke to rebel, for the which cause thou buildest the wall and thou wilt bee their King according to these wordes.

16-6:7††††† Thou hast also ordeyned the Prophets to preach of thee at Ierusalem, saying, There is a King in Iudah: and nowe according to these wordes it shall come to the Kings eares: come now therefore, and let vs take counsell together.

16-6:8††††† Then I sent vnto him, saying, It is not done according to these wordes that thou sayest: for thou feynest them of thine owne heart.

16-6:9††††† For all they afrayed vs, saying, Their handes shalbe weakened from the worke, and it shall not be done: nowe therefore incourage thou me.

16-6:10†††† And I came to the house of Shemaiah the sonne of Delaiah the sonne of Mehetabeel, and he was shut vp, and he said, Let vs come together into the house of God in the middes of the Temple, and shut the doores of the Temple: for they will come to slay thee: yea, in the night will they come to kill thee.

16-6:11†††† Then I said, Should such a man as I, flee? Who is he, being as I am, that would go into the Temple to liue? I will not goe in.

16-6:12†††† And loe, I perceiued, that God had not sent him, but that he pronounced this prophecie against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

16-6:13†††† Therefore was he hyred, that I might be afrayde, and doe thus, and sinne, and that they might haue an euill report that they might reproche me.

16-6:14†††† My God, remember thou Tobiah, & Sanballat according vnto these their workes, and Noadiah the Prophetesse also, and the rest of the Prophets that would haue put me in feare.

16-6:15†††† Notwithstanding the wall was finished on the fiue and twentieth day of Elul, in two and fiftie dayes.

16-6:16†††† And when all our enemies heard thereof, euen all the heathen that were about vs, they were afraid, & their courage failed them: for they knew, that this worke was wrought by our God.

16-6:17†††† And in these dayes were there many of the princes of Iudah, whose letters went vnto Tobiah, and those of Tobiah came vnto them.

16-6:18†††† For there were many in Iudah, that were sworne vnto him: for he was the sonne in lawe of Shechaniah, the sonne of Arah: and his sonne Iehonathan had the daughter of Meshullam, the sonne of Berechiah.

16-6:19†††† Yea, they spake in his praise before me, & tolde him my wordes, and Tobiah sent letters to put me in feare.

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Nehemiah 7:

Chapter 7:73 Verses

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16-7:1††††† Nowe when the wall was builded, and I had set vp the doores, and the porters, and the singers and the Leuites were appointed,

16-7:2††††† Then I commanded my brother Hanani and Hananiah the prince of the palace in Ierusalem (for he was doubtlesse a faithfull man, and feared God aboue many)

16-7:3††††† And I saide vnto them, Let not the gates of Ierusalem be opened, vntill the heate of the sunne: and while they stande by, let them shut the doores, and make them fast: and I appointed wardes of the inhabitants of Ierusalem, euery one in his warde, and euery one ouer against his house.

16-7:4††††† Nowe the citie was large and great, but the people were few therein, and the houses were not buylded.

16-7:5††††† And my God put into mine heart, and I gathered the princes, and the rulers, and the people, to count their genealogies: and I found a booke of the genealogie of them, which came vp at the first, and found written therein,

16-7:6††††† These are the sonnes of the prouince that came vp from the captiuitie that was caried away (whome Nebuchadnezzar King of Babel had caryed away) and they returned to Ierusalem and to Iudah, euery one vnto his citie.

16-7:7††††† They which came with Zerubbabel, Ieshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Biguai, Nehum, Baanah. This is the nomber of the men of the people of Israel.

16-7:8††††† The sonnes of Parosh, two thousande an hundreth seuentie and two.

16-7:9††††† The sonnes of Shephatiah, three hundreth seuentie and two.

16-7:10†††† The sonnes of Arah, sixe hundreth fiftie and two.

16-7:11†††† The sonnes of Pahath Moab of ye sonnes of Ieshua, & Ioab, two thousand, eight hundreth and eighteene.

16-7:12†††† The sonnes of Elam, a thousand, two hundreth fiftie and foure.

16-7:13†††† The sonnes of Zattu, eight hundreth and fiue and fourtie.

16-7:14†††† The sonnes of Zacchai, seuen hundreth & three score.

16-7:15†††† The sonnes of Binnui, sixe hundreth and eight and fourtie.

16-7:16†††† The sonnes of Bebai, sixe hundreth and eight and twentie.

16-7:17†††† The sonnes of Azgad, two thousand, three hundreth and two and twentie.

16-7:18†††† The sonnes of Adonikam, sixe hundreth three score and seuen.

16-7:19†††† The sonnes of Biguai, two thousand three score and seuen.

16-7:20†††† The sonnes of Adin, sixe hundreth, and fiue and fiftie.

16-7:21†††† The sonnes of Ater of Hizkiah, ninetie and eight.

16-7:22†††† The sonnes of Hashum, three hundreth & eight and twentie.

16-7:23†††† The sonnes of Bezai, three hundreth and foure and twentie.

16-7:24†††† The sonnes of Hariph, an hundreth and twelue.

16-7:25†††† The sonnes of Gibeon, ninetie and fiue.

16-7:26†††† The men of Beth-lehem and Netophah, an hundreth foure score and eight.

16-7:27†††† The men of Anathoth, an hundreth and eight and twentie.

16-7:28†††† The me of Beth-azmaueth, two & fourty.

16-7:29†††† The men of Kiriath-iearim, Chephirah & Beeroth, seuen hundreth, and three and fourtie.

16-7:30†††† The men of Ramah and Gaba, sixe hundreth and one and twentie.

16-7:31†††† The men of Michmas, an hundreth and two and twentie.

16-7:32†††† The men of Beth-el and Ai, an hundreth & three and twentie.

16-7:33†††† The men of the other Nebo, two & fifty.

16-7:34†††† The sonnes of the other Elam, a thousand, two hundreth and foure and fiftie.

16-7:35†††† The sonnes of Harim, three hundreth and twentie.

16-7:36†††† The sonnes of Iericho, three hundreth and fiue and fourtie.

16-7:37†††† The sonnes of Lod-hadid and Ono, seuen hundreth and one and twentie.

16-7:38†††† The sonnes of Senaah, three thousand, nine hundreth and thirtie.

16-7:39†††† The Priestes: the sonnes of Iedaiah of the house of Ieshua, nine hundreth seuentie & three.

16-7:40†††† The sonnes of Immer, a thousand and two and fiftie.

16-7:41†††† The sonnes of Pashur, a thousande, two hundreth and seuen and fourtie.

16-7:42†††† The sonnes of Harim, a thousande and seuenteene.

16-7:43†††† The Leuites: the sonnes of Ieshua of Kadmiel, and of the sonnes of Hodiuah, seuentie & foure.

16-7:44†††† The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundreth, and eight and fourtie.

16-7:45†††† The porters: the sonnes of Shallum, the sonnes of Ater, the sonnes of Talmon, the sonnes of Akkub, the sonnes of Hatita, the sonnes of Shobai, an hundreth and eight and thirtie.

16-7:46†††† The Nethinims: the sonnes of Ziha, the sonnes of Hashupha, the sonnes of Tabaoth,

16-7:47†††† The sonnes of Keros, the sonnes of Sia, the sonnes of Padon,

16-7:48†††† The sonnes of Lebana, the sonnes of Hagaba, the sonnes of Shalmai,

16-7:49†††† The sonnes of Hanan, the sonnes of Giddel, the sonnes of Gahar,

16-7:50†††† The sonnes of Reaiah, the sonnes of Rezin, the sonnes of Nekoda,

16-7:51†††† The sonnes of Gazzam, ye sonnes of Vzza, the sonnes of Paseah,

16-7:52†††† The sonnes of Besai, the sonnes of Meunim, the sonnes of Nephishesim,

16-7:53†††† The sonnes of Bakbuk, the sonnes of Hakupha, the sonnes of Harhur,

16-7:54†††† The sonnes of Bazlith, the sonnes of Mehida, the sonnes of Harsha,

16-7:55†††† The sonnes of Barkos, the sonnes of Sissera, the sonnes of Tamah,

16-7:56†††† The sonnes of Neziah, the sonnes of Hatipha,

16-7:57†††† The sonnes of Salomons seruantes, the sonnes of Sotai, the sonnes of Sophereth, ye sonnes of Perida,

16-7:58†††† The sonnes of Iaala, the sonnes of Darkon, the sonnes of Giddel,

16-7:59†††† The sonnes of Shephatiah, the sonnes of Hattil, the sonnes of Pochereth of Zebaim, the sonnes of Amon.

16-7:60†††† All the Nethinims, and the sonnes of Salomons seruantes were three hundreth, ninetie and two.

16-7:61†††† And these came vp from Tel-melah, Tel-haresha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not shewe their fathers house, nor their seede, or if they were of Israel.

16-7:62†††† The sonnes of Delaiah: the sonnes of Tobiah, the sonnes of Nekoda, six hundreth and two and fourtie.

16-7:63†††† And of the Priestes: the sonnes of Habaiah, the sonnes of Hakkoz, the sonnes of Barzillai, which tooke one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was named after their name.

16-7:64†††† These sought their writing of the genealogies, but it was not founde: therefore they were put from the Priesthood.

16-7:65†††† And the Tirshatha sayd vnto them, that they should not eate of the most holy, till there rose vp a Priest with Vrim & Thummim.

16-7:66†††† All the Congregation together was two & fourtie thousand, three hundreth and threescore,

16-7:67†††† Besides their seruantes and their maydes, which were seuen thousand, three hundreth and seuen and thirtie: and they had two hundreth and fiue and fourtie singing men and singing women.

16-7:68†††† Their horses were seuen hundreth and sixe and thirtie, and their mules two hundreth and fiue and fourtie.

16-7:69†††† The camels foure hundreth and fiue and thirtie, and sixe thousande, seuen hundreth and twentie asses.

16-7:70†††† And certaine of the chiefe fathers gaue vnto the worke. The Tirshatha gaue to the treasure, a thousand drammes of golde, fiftie basins, fiue hundreth and thirtie Priests garments.

16-7:71†††† And some of the chiefe fathers gaue vnto the treasure of the worke, twentie thousand drams of golde, and two thousande and two hundreth pieces of siluer.

16-7:72†††† And the rest of the people gaue twentie thousand drammes of golde, and two thousande pieces of siluer, and three score & seuen Priestes garments.

16-7:73†††† And the Priestes, and Leuites, and the porters and the singers and the rest of the people and the Nethinims, and all Israel dwelt in their cities: and when the seuenth moneth came, the children of Israel were in their cities.

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Nehemiah 8:

Chapter 8:18 Verses

16 Nehemiah

(Geneva 1587) .

16-8:1††††† And all the people assembled themselues together, in the streete that was before the watergate, and they spake vnto Ezra the Scribe, that hee would bring the booke of ye Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded to Israel.

16-8:2††††† And Ezra the Priest brought the Lawe before the Congregation both of men and women, and of all that coulde heare and vnderstand it, in the first day of the seuenth moneth,

16-8:3††††† And he read therein in the streete that was before the watergate (from the morning vntill the midday) before men and women, and them that vnderstoode it, and the eares of all the people hearkened vnto the booke of the Lawe.

16-8:4††††† And Ezra the Scribe stoode vpon a pulpit of wood which he had made for the preaching, and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, & Ananiah, and Vriiah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hande, and on his left hand Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, & Hashum, & Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

16-8:5††††† And Ezra opened the booke before all the people: for hee was aboue all the people: and when he opened it, all the people stoode vp.

16-8:6††††† And Ezra praysed the Lorde the great God, and all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting vp their handes: & they bowed themselues, and worshipped the Lord with their faces toward the grounde.

16-8:7††††† Also Ieshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Iamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Iozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Leuites caused the people to vnderstand the lawe, and the people stood in their place.

16-8:8††††† And they read in the booke of the Lawe of God distinctly, and gaue the sense, & caused them to vnderstand the reading.

16-8:9††††† Then Nehemiah (which is Tirshatha) and Ezra the Priest and scribe, and the Leuites that instructed the people, saide vnto all the people, This day is holie vnto ye Lord your God: mourne not, neither weepe: for all the people wept, whe they heard the words of the Lawe.

16-8:10†††† He saide also vnto the, Go, and eate of the fat, & drinke the sweete, & send part vnto them, for whome none is prepared: for this day is holie vnto our Lorde: be ye not sorie therefore: for the ioy of the Lord is your strength.

16-8:11†††† And the Leuites made silence throughout all the people, saying, Holde your peace: for the day is holy, be not sad therefore.

16-8:12†††† Then all the people went to eate and to drinke, and to send away part, and to make great ioy, because they had vnderstand the wordes that they had taught them.

16-8:13†††† And on the second day the chiefe fathers of all the people, the Priests and the Leuites were gathered vnto Ezra the scribe, that he also might instruct them in the wordes of the Lawe.

16-8:14†††† And they found written in the Law, (that the Lorde had commanded by Moses) that the children of Israel should dwel in boothes in the feast of the seuenth moneth,

16-8:15†††† And that they shoulde cause it to bee declared and proclaimed in all their cities, and in Ierusalem, saying, Go forth vnto the mount, and bring oliue branches, and pine branches, & branches of myrtus, and palme branches, & branches of thicke trees, to make boothes, as it is written.

16-8:16†††† So the people went foorth and brought them, and made them boothes, euerie one vpon the roofe of his house, and in their courtes, and in the courtes of the house of God, and in the streete by the watergate, and in the streete of the gate of Ephraim.

16-8:17†††† And all the Congregation of them that were come againe out of the captiuitie made boothes, and sate vnder the boothes: for since the time of Ieshua the sonne of Nun vnto this day, had not the children of Israel done so, and there was very great ioy.

16-8:18†††† And he read in the booke of the Lawe of God euery day, from the first day vnto the last day; they kept the feast seuen dayes, and on the eight day a solemne assemblie, according vnto the maner.

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Nehemiah 9:

Chapter 9:38 Verses

16 Nehemiah

(Geneva 1587) .

16-9:1††††† In the foure and twentieth day of this moneth the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackecloth, and earth vpon them.

16-9:2††††† (And they that were of the seede of Israel were separated from all the strangers) and they stoode and confessed their sinnes and the iniquities of their fathers.

16-9:3††††† And they stood vp in their place and read in the booke of the Lawe of the Lord their GOD foure times on the day, and they confessed and worshipped the Lord their God foure times.

16-9:4††††† Then stoode vp vpon the staires of the Leuites Ieshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, and cryed with a loud voyce vnto the Lord their God.

16-9:5††††† And the Leuites said, euen Ieshua and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodiiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah, Stande vp, and praise the Lorde your God for euer, and euer, and let them praise thy glorious Name, O God, which excelleth aboue all thankesgiuing and praise.

16-9:6††††† Thou art Lorde alone: thou hast made heauen, and the heauen of all heauens, with all their hoste, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, & al that are in them, & thou preseruest them all, and the host of the heauen worshippeth thee.

16-9:7††††† Thou art, O Lord, the God, that hast chosen Abram, and broughtest him out of Vr in Caldea, and madest his name Abraham,

16-9:8††††† And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a couenant