Nehemiah 13

  1 H3117 On that day H7121 [H8738] they read H5612 in the book H4872 of Moses H241 in the hearing H5971 of the people; H4672 [H8738] and in it was found H3789 [H8803] written, H5984 that the Ammonite H4125 and the Moabite H935 [H8799] should not come H6951 into the congregation H430 of God H5704 for H5769 ever;
  2 H6923 [H8765] Because they met H1121 not the sons H3478 of Israel H3899 with bread H4325 and with water, H7936 [H8799] but hired H1109 Balaam H7043 [H8763] against them, that he should curse H430 them: but our God H2015 [H8799] turned H7045 the curse H1293 into a blessing.
  3 H8085 [H8800] Now it came to pass, when they had heard H8451 the law, H914 [H8686] that they separated H3478 from Israel H6154 all the mixed multitude.
  4 H6440 And at the face of H475 this, Eliashib H3548 the priest, H5414 [H8803] having the oversight H3957 of the chamber H1004 of the house H430 of our God, H7138 was allied H2900 to Tobiah:
  5 H6213 [H8799] And he had prepared H1419 for him a great H3957 chamber, H6440 where at the face of H5414 [H8802] they laid H4503 the meat offerings, H3828 the frankincense, H3627 and the vessels, H4643 and the tithes H1715 of the grain, H8492 the new wine, H3323 and the oil, H4687 which was commanded H3881 to be given to the Levites, H7891 [H8789] and the singers, H7778 and the porters; H8641 and the offerings H3548 of the priests.
  6 H3389 But in all this time I was not at Jerusalem: H8147 for in the two H7970 and thirtieth H8141 year H783 of Artaxerxes H4428 king H894 of Babylon H935 [H8804] I came H4428 to the king, H7093 and after H3117 certain days H7592 [H8738] I obtained leave H4428 of the king:
  7 H935 [H8799] And I came H3389 to Jerusalem, H995 [H8799] and understood H7451 of the evil H475 that Eliashib H6213 [H8804] did H2900 for Tobiah, H6213 [H8800] in preparing H5393 for him a chamber H2691 in the courts H1004 of the house H430 of God.
  8 H3415 [H8799] And it grieved H3966 me greatly: H7993 [H8686] therefore I cast forth H1004 all the household H3627 goods H2900 of Tobiah H2351 out of H3957 the chamber.
  9 H559 [H8799] Then I commanded, H2891 [H8762] and they cleansed H3957 the chambers: H7725 [H8686] and there I brought again H3627 the vessels H1004 of the house H430 of God, H4503 with the meat offering H3828 and the frankincense.
  10 H3045 [H8799] And I perceived H4521 that the portions H3881 of the Levites H5414 [H8738] had not been given H3881 them: for the Levites H7891 [H8789] and the singers, H6213 [H8802] that did H4399 the work, H1272 [H8799] had fled H376 every one H7704 to his field.
  11 H7378 [H8799] Then I contended H5461 with the rulers, H559 [H8799] and said, H1004 Why is the house H430 of God H5800 [H8738] forsaken? H6908 [H8762] And I gathered them together, H5975 [H8686] and set H5977 them in their place.
  12 H3063 Then all Judah H935 [H8689] brought H4643 the tithe H1715 of the grain H8492 and the new wine H3323 and the oil H214 to the treasuries.
  13 H686 [H8799] And I made treasurers H214 over the treasuries, H8018 Shelemiah H3548 the priest, H6659 and Zadok H5608 [H8802] the scribe, 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 [H8738] for they were accounted H539 [H8737] faithful, H2505 [H8800] and their office was to distribute H251 to their brethren.
  14 H2142 [H8798] Remember H430 me, O my God, H4229 [H8686] concerning this, and wipe not out H2617 my mercies H6213 [H8804] that I have done H1004 for the house H430 of my God, H4929 and for its offices.
  15 H3117 In those days H7200 [H8804] I saw H3063 in Judah H1869 [H8802] some treading H1660 wine presses H7676 on the sabbath, H935 [H8688] and bringing in H6194 sheaves, H6006 [H8802] and loading them on H2543 donkeys; H3196 as also wine, H6025 grapes, H8384 and figs, H4853 and all manner of burdens, H935 [H8688] which they brought H3389 into Jerusalem H7676 on the sabbath H3117 day: H5749 [H8686] and I testified H3117 against them in the day H4376 [H8800] when they sold H6718 food.
  16 H3427 [H8804] There dwelt H6876 men of Tyre H935 [H8688] also in the city, who brought H1709 H1709 [H8675] fish, H4377 and all kinds of wares, H4376 [H8802] and sold H7676 on the sabbath H1121 to the sons H3063 of Judah, H3389 and in Jerusalem.
  17 H7378 [H8799] Then I contended H2715 with the nobles H3063 of Judah, H559 [H8799] and said H7451 to them, What evil H1697 thing H6213 [H8802] is this that ye do, H2490 [H8764] and profane H7676 the sabbath H3117 day?
  18 H6213 [H8804] Did H1 not your fathers H935 0 thus, and did H430 not our God H935 [H8686] bring H7451 all this evil H5892 upon us, and upon this city? H935 [H8686] yet ye bring H3254 [H8688] more H2740 burning anger H3478 upon Israel H2490 [H8763] by profaning H7676 the sabbath.
  19 H8179 And it came to pass, that when the gates H3389 of Jerusalem H6751 [H8804] began to be dark H6440 at the face of H7676 the sabbath, H559 [H8799] I commanded H1817 that the gates H5462 [H8735] should be shut, H559 [H8799] and charged H6605 [H8799] that they should not be opened H310 till after H7676 the sabbath: H5975 [H8689] and I set H5288 some of my servants H8179 at the gates, H4853 that there should no burden H935 [H8799] be brought in H7676 on the sabbath H3117 day.
  20 H7402 [H8802] So the merchants H4376 [H8802] and sellers H4465 of all kind of wares H3885 [H8799] lodged H2351 outside of H3389 Jerusalem H6471 once H8147 or twice.
  21 H5749 [H8686] Then I testified H559 [H8799] against them, and said H3885 [H8801] to them, Why lodge H5048 ye before H2346 the wall? H8138 [H8799] if ye do so again, H7971 [H8799] I will lay H3027 hands H6256 on you. From that time H935 [H8804] forth they came H7676 no more on the sabbath.
  22 H559 [H8799] And I commanded H3881 the Levites H2891 [H8693] that they should cleanse H935 [H8802] themselves, and that they should come H8104 [H8802] and keep H8179 the gates, H6942 [H8763] to sanctify H7676 the sabbath H3117 day. H2142 [H8798] Remember H430 me, O my God, H2347 [H8798] concerning this also, and spare H7230 me according to the abundance H2617 of thy mercy.
  23 H3117 In those days H7200 [H8804] also I saw H3064 Judeans H3427 [H8689] that had married H802 women H796 of Ashdod, H5984 of Ammon, H4125 and of Moab:
  24 H1121 And their sons H1696 [H8764] spoke H2677 half H797 in the speech of Ashdod, H5234 [H8688] and could H1696 [H8763] not speak H3066 in the Judean's language, H3956 but according to the language H5971 of each H5971 people.
  25 H7378 [H8799] And I contended H7043 [H8762] with them, and cursed H5221 [H8686] them, and smote H582 certain H4803 [H8799] of them, and plucked off their hair, H7650 [H8686] and made them swear H430 by God, H5414 [H8799] saying, Ye shall not give H1323 your daughters H1121 to their sons, H5375 [H8799] nor take H1323 their daughters H1121 to your sons, or for yourselves.
  26 H8010 Did not Solomon H4428 king H3478 of Israel H2398 [H8804] sin H7227 by these things? yet among many H1471 nations H4428 was there no king H157 [H8803] like him, who was beloved H430 by his God, H430 and God H5414 [H8799] made H4428 him king H3478 over all Israel: H1571 nevertheless even him H5237 did foreign H802 women H2398 [H8689] cause to sin.
  27 H8085 [H8799] Shall we then hearken H6213 [H8800] to you to do H1419 all this great H7451 evil, H4603 [H8800] to transgress H430 against our God H3427 [H8687] in marrying H5237 foreign H802 women?
  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 [H8686] therefore I drove him away from me.
  29 H2142 [H8798] Remember 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 [H8765] Thus I cleansed H5236 them from all foreigners, H5975 [H8686] and appointed H4931 the duties 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 [H8794] appointed, H1061 and for the firstfruits. H2142 [H8798] Remember H430 me, O my God, H2896 for good.