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Return from Exile
(Category 11 of 16)
CHAPTER 10 References
30 a2 Kin.
7:51]; 1 Pet.
1:11 cIs. 5:5
31 aJer. 4:27;
[Rom. 11:2–5] 32 a[Ex. 34:6,
7] b2 Kin.
Ezra 4:2, 10
9:5, 6, 8] 35 aDeut. 28:47
38 a2 Kin. 23:3;
2 Chr. 29:10;
The People Who Sealed the Covenant
1 Now those who placed their seal on the document were:
Nehemiah the 1governor, athe son of Hacaliah, and Zedekiah,
2 aSeraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
3 Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah,
4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
8 Maaziah, Bilgai, and Shemaiah. These were the priests.
9 The Levites: Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, and Kadmiel.
10 Their brethren: Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
11 Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,
12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
13 Hodijah, Bani, and Beninu.
14 The leaders of the people: aParosh, Pahath- , Elam, Zattu, Bani,
15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
17 Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,
18 Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,
19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
21 Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua,
22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,
24 Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,
25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
26 Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,
27 Malluch, Harim, and Baanah.
The Covenant That Was Sealed
28 aNow the rest of the people—the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Nethinim, band all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the Law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, everyone who had knowledge and understanding—
29 these joined with their brethren, their nobles, aand entered into a curse and an oath bto walk in God’s Law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes:
30 We would not give aour daughters as wives to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;
31 aif the peoples of the land brought 1wares or any grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we would not buy it from them on the Sabbath, or on a holy day; and we would forego the bseventh year’s produce and the cexacting2 of every debt.
32 Also we made ordinances for
ourselves, to exact from ourselves yearly aone-third of a shekel for the service of the house of our God:
33 for athe showbread, for the regular grain offering, for the bregular burnt offering of the Sabbaths, the New Moons, and the set feasts; for the holy things, for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and all the work of the house of our God.
34 We cast lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, afor bringing the wood offering into the house of our God, according to our fathers’ houses, at the appointed times year by year, to burn on the altar of the LORD our God bas it is written in the Law.
35 And we made ordinances ato bring the firstfruits of our ground and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, to the house of the LORD;
36 to bring the afirstborn of our sons and our cattle, as it is written in the Law, and the firstborn of our herds and our flocks, to the house of our God, to the priests who minister in the house of our God;
37 ato bring the firstfruits of our dough, our offerings, the fruit from all kinds of trees, the new wine and oil, to the priests, to the storerooms of the 1house of our God; and to bring bthe tithes of our land to the Levites, for the Levites should receive the tithes in all our farming communities.
38 And the priest, the descendant of Aaron, shall be with the Levites awhen the Levites receive tithes; and the Levites shall bring up a tenth of the tithes to the house of our God, to bthe rooms of the storehouse.
39 For the children of Israel and the children of Levi ashall bring the offering of the grain, of the new wine and the oil, to the storerooms where the articles of the sanctuary are, where the priests who minister and the gatekeepers band the singers are; and we will not cneglect the house of our God.
The People Dwelling in Jerusalem
1 Now the leaders of the people dwelt at Jerusalem; the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, athe holy city, and nine-tenths were to dwell in other cities.
2 And the people blessed all the men who awillingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.
3 aThese are the heads of the province who dwelt in Jerusalem. (But in the cities of everyone dwelt in his own possession in their cities—Israelites, priests, Levites, bNethinim, and cdescendants of Solomon’s servants.)
4 Also ain Jerusalem dwelt some
2 Chr. 24:6, 9;
33 aLev. 24:5;
2 Chr. 2:4
bNum. 28; 29
34 aNeh. 13:31;
[Is. 40:16] bLev. 6:12
35 aEx. 23:19;
36 aEx. 13:2,
12, 13; Lev.
37 aLev. 23:17;
38 aNum. 18:26
b1 Chr. 9:26;
2 Chr. 31:11
39 aDeut. 12:6,
11; 2 Chr.
CHAPTER 11 References
1 aNeh. 10:18;
2 aJudg. 5:9;
2 Chr. 17:16
3 a1 Chr. 9:2, 3
4 a1 Chr. 9:3
9 1Or Hassenuah
10 a1 Chr. 9:10
14 1Or the son
16 aEzra 10:15
c1 Chr. 26:29
17 1Or Michah
18 aNeh. 11:1
of the children of
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 who dwelt at Jerusalem were four hundred and sixty-eight valiant men.
7 And these are the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the 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;
8 and after him Gabbai and Sallai, nine hundred and twenty-eight.
9 Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer, and the son of 1Senuah was second over the city.
10 aOf the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, and 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 leader of the house of God.
12 Their brethren who did the work of the house were eight hundred and twenty-two; and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah,
13 and his brethren, heads of the fathers’ houses, were two hundred and forty-two; and Amashai the son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
14 and their brethren, mighty men of valor, were one hundred and twenty-eight. Their overseer was Zabdiel 1the son of one of the great men.
15 Also of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
16 aShabbethai and bJozabad, of the heads of the Levites, had the oversight of cthe business outside of the 1house of God;
17 Mattaniah the son of 1Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the leader who began the thanksgiving with prayer; 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 athe holy city were two hundred and eighty-four.
19 Moreover the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren who kept the gates, were one hundred and seventy-two.
20 And the rest of Israel, of the priests and Levites, were in all the cities of , everyone in his inheritance.
21 aBut the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel. And Ziha and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.
22 Also the overseer 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 in charge of the 1service of the 2house of God.
23 For ait was the king’s command concerning them that a 1certain portion should be for the singers, a quota day by day.
24 Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the children of aZerah the son of , was bthe1 king’s deputy in all matters concerning the people.
The People Dwelling Outside Jerusalem
25 And as for the villages with their fields, some of the children of
26 in Jeshua, Moladah, Beth Pelet,
27 Hazar Shual, and Beersheba and its villages;
28 in Ziklag and Meconah and its villages;
29 in En Rimmon, Zorah, Jarmuth,
30 Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages; in Lachish and its fields; in Azekah and its villages. They dwelt from Beersheba to the Valley of Hinnom.
31 Also the children of Benjamin from Geba dwelt in Michmash, Aija, and Bethel, and their villages;
32 in Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah;
33 in Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim;
34 in Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat;
35 in Lod, Ono, and athe Valley of Craftsmen.
36 Some of the Judean divisions of Levites were in Benjamin.
21 a2 Chr. 27:3;
23 aEzra 6:8, 9;
24 aGen. 38:30
b1 Chr. 18:17
1Lit. at the
25 aJosh. 14:15
35 a1 Chr. 4:14
A Prayer of Repentance
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David awhen Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
1 HAVE mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, aBlot out my transgressions.
2 aWash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.
4 aAgainst You,You only, have I sinned, And done this evil bin Your sight— cThat You may be found just 1when You speak, And blameless when You judge.
5 aBehold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 Behold,You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
7 aPurge me with
8 Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken amay rejoice.
PSALM 51 References
title a2 Sam.
1 a[Is. 43:25;
2:14] 2 aJer. 33:8;
1 John 1:7, 9] 4 a2 Sam.
3:4 1LXX, Tg.,
Vg. in Your
5 a[Job 14:4;
Ps. 58:3; John
5:12] 7 aEx. 12:22;
Heb. 9:19 b[Is.
1:18] 8 a[Matt. 5:4] 10 a[Ezek.
2:10] 11 a[Luke
11:13] 12 a[2 Cor.
3:17] 16 a[1 Sam.
6:6–8] 17 aPs. 34:18;
19 aPs. 4:5
10 aCreate in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your aHoly Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your agenerous Spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
16 For aYou do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 aThe sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God,You will not despise.
18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You shall be pleased with athe sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.
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