Nehemiah 10-11 New American Standard Bible

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10 Now on the sealed document were the names of: Nehemiah the governor , the son of Hacaliah , and Zedekiah , 2  Seraiah , 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 , Shemaiah . These were the priests . 9  And the Levites : Jeshua the son of Azaniah , Binnui of the sons of Henadad , Kadmiel ; 10  also their brothers Shebaniah , Hodiah , Kelita , Pelaiah , Hanan , 11  Mica , Rehob , Hashabiah , 12  Zaccur , Sherebiah , Shebaniah , 13  Hodiah , Bani , Beninu . 14  The leaders of the people : Parosh , Pahath-moab , Elam , Zattu , Bani , 15  Bunni , Azgad , Bebai , 16  Adonijah , Bigvai , Adin , 17  Ater , Hezekiah , Azzur , 18  Hodiah , 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  Ahiah , Hanan , Anan , 27  Malluch , Harim , Baanah . 28  Now the rest of the people , the priests , the Levites , the gatekeepers , the singers , the temple servants and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God , their wives , their sons and their daughters , all those who had knowledge and understanding , 29  are joining with their kinsmen , their nobles , and are taking on themselves a curse and an oath to walk in God's law , which was given through Moses , God's servant , and to keep and to observe all the commandments of GOD our Lord , and His ordinances and His statutes ; 30  and that we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons . 31  As for the peoples of the land who bring wares or any grain on the sabbath day to sell , we will not buy from them on the sabbath or a holy day ; and we will forego the crops the seventh year and the exaction of every debt .

32  We also placed ourselves under obligation to contribute yearly one third of a shekel for the service of the house of our God : 33  for the showbread e , for the continual grain offering , for the continual burnt offering , the sabbaths , the new moon , for the appointed times , for the holy things and for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel , and all the work of the house of our God . 34  Likewise we cast lots for the supply of wood among the priests , the Levites and the people so that they might bring it to the house of our God , according to our fathers' households , at fixed times annually , to burn on the altar of the Lord our God , as it is written in the law ; 35  and that they might bring the first fruits of our ground and the first fruits of all the fruit of every tree to the house of the Lord annually , 36  and bring to the house of our God the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle , and the firstborn of our herds and our flocks as it is written in the law , for the priests who are ministering in the house of our God . 37  We will also bring the first of our dough , our contributions , the fruit of every tree , the new wine and the oil to the priests at the chambers of the house of our God , and the tithe of our ground to the Levites , for the Levites are they who receive the tithes in all the rural towns . 38  The priest , the son of Aaron , shall be with the Levites when the Levites receive tithes , and the Levites shall bring up the tenth of the tithes to the house of our God , to the chambers of the storehouse . 39  For the sons of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of the grain , the new wine and the oil to the chambers ; there are the utensils of the sanctuary , the priests who are ministering , the gatekeepers and the singers . Thus we will not neglect the house of our God .

The Residents of Jerusalem

11 Now the leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem , but the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem , the holy city , while nine-tenths remained in the other cities . 2  And the people blessed all the men who volunteered to live in Jerusalem . 3  Now these are the heads of the provinces who lived in Jerusalem , but in the cities of Judah each lived on his own property in their cities -the Israelites , the priests , the Levites , the temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants . 4  Some of the sons of Judah and some of the sons of Benjamin lived in Jerusalem . From the sons of Judah : Athaiah the son of Uzziah , the son of Zechariah , the son of Amariah , the son of Shephatiah , the son of Mahalalel , of the sons of 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 the Shilonite . 6  All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were 468 e e e able men . 7  Now 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 , 928 e e e . 9  Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer , and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second in command of the city . 10  From 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 , the leader of the house of God , 12  and their kinsmen who performed the work of the temple , 822 e e e ; 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 kinsmen , heads of fathers' households, 242 e e ; and Amashsai the son of Azarel , the son of Ahzai , the son of Meshillemoth , the son of Immer , 14  and their brothers , valiant warriors , 128 e e . And their overseer was Zabdiel , the son of Haggedolim . 15  Now from the Levites : Shemaiah the son of Hasshub , the son of Azrikam , the son of Hashabiah , the son of Bunni ; 16  and Shabbethai and Jozabad , from the leaders of the Levites , who were in charge of the outside work of the house of God ; 17  and Mattaniah the son of Mica , the son of Zabdi , the son of Asaph , who was the leader in beginning the thanksgiving at 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 284 e e . 19  Also the gatekeepers , Akkub , Talmon and their brethren who kept watch at the gates , were 172 e e .

20  The rest of Israel , of the priests and of the Levites , were in all the cities of Judah , each on his own inheritance . 21  But the temple servants were living in Ophel , and Ziha and Gishpa were in charge of the temple servants . 22  Now the overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani , the son of Hashabiah , the son of Mattaniah , the son of Mica , from the sons of Asaph , who were the singers for the service of the house of God . 23  For there was a commandment from the king concerning them and a firm regulation for the song leaders day by day . 24  Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel , of the sons of Zerah the son of Judah , was the king's representative in all matters concerning the people .

The Settlement outside of Jerusalem

25  Now as for the villages with their fields , some of the sons of Judah lived in Kiriath-arba and its towns , in Dibon and its towns , and in Jekabzeel and its villages , 26  and in Jeshua , in Moladah and Beth-pelet , 27  and in Hazar-shual , in Beersheba and its towns , 28  and in Ziklag , in Meconah and in its towns , 29  and in En-rimmon , in Zorah and in Jarmuth , 30  Zanoah , Adullam , and their villages , Lachish and its fields , Azekah and its towns . So they encamped from Beersheba as far as the valley of Hinnom . 31  The sons of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash and Aija , at Bethel and its towns , 32  at Anathoth , Nob , Ananiah , 33  Hazor , Ramah , Gittaim , 34  Hadid , Zeboim , Neballat , 35  Lod and Ono , the valley of craftsmen . 36  From the Levites , some divisions in Judah belonged to Benjamin .

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