THE BOOK OF
Nehemiah 10 ©
The names of those who sealed to this covenant made with God, both for themselves and the entire congregation, v. 1, etc. An account of the general substance or matter of this covenant, confirmed by an oath and with a curse, and of some particular articles therein contained, 29.
NOW those 1that sealed were, Nehemiah, the 2Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah, and Zidkijah,
3Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah,
Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these were the 4priests.
And the Levites: both Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;
And their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,
Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.
The 5chief of the people; Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,
Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur,
Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,
Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,
Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,
Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek,
Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,
Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
¶And the rest of the 6people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the 7Nethinims, and all they that had 8separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;
They clave to their brethren, their 9nobles, and entered into a 10curse, and into an oath, to 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 judgments and his statutes;
Anda that we would not 11give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:
Andbif the people of the land bring warec or 12any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day: anddthat we would leave the 13seventh year, and the 14exaction of every debt.
Also we made 15ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a 16shekel for the service of the house of our God;
For the 17shewbread, and for the continual 18meat offering, and for the continual burnt offering, of the sabbaths,e of the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the 19holy things, and for the sin offerings to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.
And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, after the 20houses of our fathers, at times appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the law:
And to bring the firstfruitsf of our 21ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of 22all trees, year by year, unto the house of the LORD:
Also the 23firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, asgit is written in the law, and the firstlings of our 24herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of our God:
Andhthat we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our 25offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithesi of our ground unto the Levites, 26that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites 27take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithej of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.
For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, 28where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.