The People Who Sealed the Covenant1 ▼
▼Ch 10:2 in Hebrewb“On the seals are the names of ▼
▼Hebrew lacks the names ofNehemiah dthe governor, ethe son of Hacaliah, Zedekiah, 2 fSeraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah, 3Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah, 4 gHattush, Shebaniah, Malluch, 5Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah, 6Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch, 7Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin, 8Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah; these are the priests. 9And the Levites: hJeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of iHenadad, Kadmiel; 10and their brothers, Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan, 11Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah, 12Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah, 13Hodiah, Bani, Beninu. 14The chiefs of the people: jParosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani, 15Bunni, Azgad, Bebai, 16Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, 17Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur, 18Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai, 19Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, 20Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir, 21Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua, 22Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah, 23Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub, 24Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek, 25Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, 26Ahiah, Hanan, Anan, 27Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
The Obligations of the Covenant28 k“The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants, land all who have separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the Law of God, their wives, their sons, their daughters, all who have knowledge and understanding, 29join with their brothers, their nobles, mand enter into a curse and an oath nto walk in God’s Law that was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord our Lord and his rules and his statutes. 30 oWe will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons. 31 pAnd if the peoples of the land bring in goods or any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on a holy day. And we will forego the crops of the qseventh year and the rexaction of every debt.
32“We also take on ourselves the obligation to give yearly sa third part of a shekel ▼
▼A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 gramsfor the service of the house of our God: 33 ufor the showbread, vthe regular grain offering, wthe regular burnt offering, the Sabbaths, the new moons, the appointed feasts, the holy things, and the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God. 34 xWe, the priests, the Levites, and the people, have likewise cast lots yfor the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, according to our fathers’ houses, at times appointed, year by year, to burn on the altar of the Lord our God, zas it is written in the Law. 35We obligate ourselves aato bring the firstfruits of our ground and the firstfruits of all fruit of every tree, year by year, to the house of the Lord; 36also to bring to the house of our God, to the priests who minister in the house of our God, the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, abas it is written in the Law, and the firstborn of our herds and of our flocks; 37 acand to bring the first of our dough, and our contributions, the fruit of every tree, the wine and the oil, to the priests, adto the chambers of the house of our God; and to bring to the Levites the tithes from our ground, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all our towns where we labor. 38And the priest, the son of Aaron, shall be with the Levites when the Levites receive the tithes. And the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes to the house of our God, to the chambers of aethe storehouse. 39For the people of Israel and the sons of Levi afshall bring the contribution of grain, wine, and oil to the chambers, where the vessels of the sanctuary are, as well as the priests who minister, and the gatekeepers and the singers. agWe will not neglect the house of our God.”
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