Nehemiah 13

  1 H3117 On that day H7121 they read [H8738]   H5612 in the book H4872 of Moses H241 in the audience H5971 of the people H4672 ; and therein was found [H8738]   H3789 written [H8803]   H5984 , that the Ammonite H4125 and the Moabite H935 should not come [H8799]   H6951 into the congregation H430 of God H5704 for H5769 ever;
  2 H6923 Because they met [H8765]   H1121 not the children H3478 of Israel H3899 with bread H4325 and with water H7936 , but hired [H8799]   H1109 Balaam H7043 against them, that he should curse [H8763]   H430 them: howbeit our God H2015 turned [H8799]   H7045 the curse H1293 into a blessing.
  3 H8085 Now it came to pass, when they had heard [H8800]   H8451 the law H914 , that they separated [H8686]   H3478 from Israel H6154 all the mixed multitude.
  4 H6440 And before H475 this, Eliashib H3548 the priest H5414 , having the oversight [H8803]   H3957 of the chamber H1004 of the house H430 of our God H7138 , was allied H2900 unto Tobiah:
  5 H6213 And he had prepared [H8799]   H1419 for him a great H3957 chamber H6440 , where aforetime H5414 they laid [H8802]   H4503 the meat offerings H3828 , the frankincense H3627 , and the vessels H4643 , and the tithes H1715 of the corn H8492 , the new wine H3323 , and the oil H4687 , which was commanded H3881 to be given to the Levites H7891 , and the singers [H8789]   H7778 , and the porters H8641 ; and the offerings H3548 of the priests.
  6 H3389 But in all this time was not I at Jerusalem H8147 : for in the two H7970 and thirtieth H8141 year H783 of Artaxerxes H4428 king H894 of Babylon H935 came [H8804]   H4428 I unto the king H7093 , and after H3117 certain days H7592 obtained I leave [H8738]   H4428 of the king:
  7 H935 And I came [H8799]   H3389 to Jerusalem H995 , and understood [H8799]   H7451 of the evil H475 that Eliashib H6213 did [H8804]   H2900 for Tobiah H6213 , in preparing [H8800]   H5393 him a chamber H2691 in the courts H1004 of the house H430 of God.
  8 H3415 And it grieved [H8799]   H3966 me sore H7993 : therefore I cast forth [H8686]   H1004 all the household H3627 stuff H2900 of Tobiah H2351 out of H3957 the chamber.
  9 H559 Then I commanded [H8799]   H2891 , and they cleansed [H8762]   H3957 the chambers H7725 : and thither brought I again [H8686]   H3627 the vessels H1004 of the house H430 of God H4503 , with the meat offering H3828 and the frankincense.
  10 H3045 And I perceived [H8799]   H4521 that the portions H3881 of the Levites H5414 had not been given [H8738]   H3881 them : for the Levites H7891 and the singers [H8789]   H6213 , that did [H8802]   H4399 the work H1272 , were fled [H8799]   H376 every one H7704 to his field.
  11 H7378 Then contended [H8799]   H5461 I with the rulers H559 , and said [H8799]   H1004 , Why is the house H430 of God H5800 forsaken [H8738]   H6908 ? And I gathered them together [H8762]   H5975 , and set [H8686]   H5977 them in their place.
  12 H935 Then brought [H8689]   H3063 all Judah H4643 the tithe H1715 of the corn H8492 and the new wine H3323 and the oil H214 unto the treasuries.
  13 H686 And I made treasurers [H8799]   H214 over the treasuries H8018 , Shelemiah H3548 the priest H6659 , and Zadok H5608 the scribe [H8802]   H3881 , and of the Levites H6305 , Pedaiah H3027 : and next to them H2605 was Hanan H1121 the son H2139 of Zaccur H1121 , the son H4983 of Mattaniah H2803 : for they were counted [H8738]   H539 faithful [H8737]   H2505 , and their office was to distribute [H8800]   H251 unto their brethren.
  14 H2142 Remember [H8798]   H430 me, O my God H4229 , concerning this, and wipe not out [H8686]   H2617 my good H6213 deeds that I have done [H8804]   H1004 for the house H430 of my God H4929 , and for the offices thereof.
  15 H3117 In those days H7200 saw [H8804]   H3063 I in Judah H1869 some treading [H8802]   H1660 wine presses H7676 on the sabbath H935 , and bringing in [H8688]   H6194 sheaves H6006 , and lading [H8802]   H2543 asses H3196 ; as also wine H6025 , grapes H8384 , and figs H4853 , and all manner of burdens H935 , which they brought [H8688]   H3389 into Jerusalem H7676 on the sabbath H3117 day H5749 : and I testified [H8686]   H3117 against them in the day H4376 wherein they sold [H8800]   H6718 victuals.
  16 H3427 There dwelt [H8804]   H6876 men of Tyre H935 also therein, which brought [H8688]   H1709 fish [H8675]   H1709   H4377 , and all manner of ware H4376 , and sold [H8802]   H7676 on the sabbath H1121 unto the children H3063 of Judah H3389 , and in Jerusalem.
  17 H7378 Then I contended [H8799]   H2715 with the nobles H3063 of Judah H559 , and said [H8799]   H7451 unto them, What evil H1697 thing H6213 is this that ye do [H8802]   H2490 , and profane [H8764]   H7676 the sabbath H3117 day?
  18 H6213 Did [H8804]   H1 not your fathers H935 thus, and did H430 not our God H935 bring [H8686]   H7451 all this evil H5892 upon us, and upon this city H935 ? yet ye bring [H8686]   H3254 more [H8688]   H2740 wrath H3478 upon Israel H2490 by profaning [H8763]   H7676 the sabbath.
  19 H8179 And it came to pass, that when the gates H3389 of Jerusalem H6751 began to be dark [H8804]   H6440 before H7676 the sabbath H559 , I commanded [H8799]   H1817 that the gates H5462 should be shut [H8735]   H559 , and charged [H8799]   H6605 that they should not be opened [H8799]   H310 till after H7676 the sabbath H5288 : and some of my servants H5975 set [H8689]   H8179 I at the gates H4853 , that there should no burden H935 be brought in [H8799]   H7676 on the sabbath H3117 day.
  20 H7402 So the merchants [H8802]   H4376 and sellers [H8802]   H4465 of all kind of ware H3885 lodged [H8799]   H2351 without H3389 Jerusalem H6471 once H8147 or twice.
  21 H5749 Then I testified [H8686]   H559 against them, and said [H8799]   H3885 unto them, Why lodge [H8801]   H5048 ye about H2346 the wall H8138 ? if ye do so again [H8799]   H7971 , I will lay [H8799]   H3027 hands H6256 on you. From that time H935 forth came [H8804]   H7676 they no more on the sabbath.
  22 H559 And I commanded [H8799]   H3881 the Levites H2891 that they should cleanse [H8693]   H935 themselves, and that they should come [H8802]   H8104 and keep [H8802]   H8179 the gates H6942 , to sanctify [H8763]   H7676 the sabbath H3117 day H2142 . Remember [H8798]   H430 me, O my God H2347 , concerning this also, and spare [H8798]   H7230 me according to the greatness H2617 of thy mercy.
  23 H3117 In those days H7200 also saw [H8804]   H3064 I Jews H3427 that had married [H8689]   H802 wives H796 of Ashdod H5984 , of Ammon H4125 , and of Moab:
  24 H1121 And their children H1696 spake [H8764]   H2677 half H797 in the speech of Ashdod H5234 , and could [H8688]   H1696 not speak [H8763]   H3066 in the Jews' language H3956 , but according to the language H5971 of each H5971 people.
  25 H7378 And I contended [H8799]   H7043 with them, and cursed [H8762]   H5221 them, and smote [H8686]   H582 certain H4803 of them, and plucked off their hair [H8799]   H7650 , and made them swear [H8686]   H430 by God H5414 , saying, Ye shall not give [H8799]   H1323 your daughters H1121 unto their sons H5375 , nor take [H8799]   H1323 their daughters H1121 unto your sons, or for yourselves.
  26 H8010 Did not Solomon H4428 king H3478 of Israel H2398 sin [H8804]   H7227 by these things? yet among many H1471 nations H4428 was there no king H157 like him, who was beloved [H8803]   H430 of his God H430 , and God H5414 made [H8799]   H4428 him king H3478 over all Israel H1571 : nevertheless even him H5237 did outlandish H802 women H2398 cause to sin [H8689]  .
  27 H8085 Shall we then hearken [H8799]   H6213 unto you to do [H8800]   H1419 all this great H7451 evil H4603 , to transgress [H8800]   H430 against our God H3427 in marrying [H8687]   H5237 strange H802 wives?
  28 H1121 And one of the sons H3111 of Joiada H1121 , the son H475 of Eliashib H1419 the high H3548 priest H2860 , was son in law H5571 to Sanballat H2772 the Horonite H1272 : therefore I chased [H8686]   him from me.
  29 H2142 Remember [H8798]   H430 them, O my God H1352 , because they have defiled H3550 the priesthood H1285 , and the covenant H3550 of the priesthood H3881 , and of the Levites.
  30 H2891 Thus cleansed [H8765]   H5236 I them from all strangers H5975 , and appointed [H8686]   H4931 the wards H3548 of the priests H3881 and the Levites H376 , every one H4399 in his business;
  31 H6086 And for the wood H7133 offering H6256 , at times H2163 appointed [H8794]   H1061 , and for the firstfruits H2142 . Remember [H8798]   H430 me, O my God H2896 , for good.