The Rulers Set Seal to the Trust1And over the ones setting the seal were Nehemiah the Artasastha, son of Hachaliah, and Zidkijah, 2son of Seraiah, and Azariah, and Jeremiah, 3Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah, 4Hattush, Shebaniah Harim, Malluch, 5Meremoth, Obadiah, 6Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch, 7Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin, 8Maaziah, Bilgai, and Shemaiah; these were the priests. 9And the Levites; Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel; 10and his brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan. 11Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah, 12Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah, and Hodijah, 13the sons of Beninu. 14The rulers of the people; Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, and Zatthu, sons of Bunni, 15Azgad, Bebai, 16Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, 17Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur, 18Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai, 19Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, 20Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir, 21Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua, 22Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah, 23Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub, 24Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek, 25Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, 26Ahijah, Hanan, Anan, 27Malluch, Harim, Baanah. 28And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Nethinim, and all the ones being parted from the peoples of the land to the law of God -- their wives, their sons, their daughters, every one knowing and perceiving, 29growing in strength with their brethren, and imprecating maledictions upon themselves, and entering into a curse, and into an oath, to go by the law of God, which was given by the hand of Moses the servant of God, to guard and to observe all the commandments of the lord our God, and his judgments, and his orders; 30and to not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, and [3their daughters 1to not 2take] for our sons. 31And concerning the peoples of the land bringing things for purchase, and all things for sale during [3day 1the 2Sabbath], to deliver up for sale -- we shall not buy from them during the Sabbath, nor during [2days 1the holy]. And we shall ascend the [2year 1seventh], and the exaction of every debt of hand. 32And we shall establish for us commandments to yield up for us a third of the double-drachma per year for the service of the house of our God, 33for the bread loaves in front, and [3sacrifice offering 1the 2perpetual], and for [3whole burnt-offering 1the 2perpetual], of the Sabbaths, of the new moons, for the holidays, and for the holy things, and the things for a sin offering, to atone for Israel, and for the works of the house of our God. 34And [2lots 1we cast] for the gifts of bearing wood (the priests, and the Levites, and the people), to bring into the house of our God, according to houses of our families, at seasons, from times, year by year, to burn upon the altar of the lord our God, as is written in the law; 35and to bring the first produce of our land, and the first produce of the fruit of every tree, year by year, into the house of the lord; 36and the first-born of our sons, and of our cattle, as is written in the law, and the first-born of our oxen, and of our flocks, to bring into the house of our God, for the priests, to the ones officiating in the house of our God. 37And the first-fruit of our grain, and our first-fruit offerings, and the fruit of every tree, of wine and olive oil, we shall bring to the priests, into the treasuries of the house of our God. And tenths of our land to the Levites. And they themselves, the Levites, are receiving a tenth in all the cities of our servitude. 38And [5will be 1the 2priest 3the son 4of Aaron] with the Levites in the tenth of the Levites. And the Levites shall offer the tenth of the tenth for the house of our God, into a treasury of the house of the treasury. 39For into the treasuries [8shall carry in 1the 2sons 3of Israel 4and 5sons 6of the 7Levites] the first-fruits of the grain, and of the wine, and of the olive oil. And [4are there 3vessels 1the 2holy], and the priests, the ministers, and the gatekeepers, and the singers. And we shall not abandon the house of our God.
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