8/8/13

From Gary... A walk in the park











Yesterday, I felt like I was in a rut. About noon, I just couldn't take this "cabin fever" any longer and said to my wife that we should take the dogs for a walk- but someplace different!!!  So, we all got into the truck without knowing where we were going.  All the dogs seemed to understand was "walk"- and we didn't seem to know much more than that ourselves.  Then Linda told me of a park she wanted to go to in Dade City.  So we went downtown to the bank and took a left onto Meridan street.  Then we came upon the Price Park and I decided to take the pictures you see at the top of the blog post.  Nice park!!!  I especially liked the "dog walk"- very nicely done!!!!  However, I was a little surprised at the last picture, as it was "news to me". Well, we all had a good time (I even jogged a little- if you can believe that!!!) and after we were soaked from the exercise in the oppressive heat, we left for home. Only thing was- that sign bothered me.  I guess I must have thought about it a lot because it was still in my thoughts this morning. Then, I came across this passage from the book of Ezekiel....

Ezekiel, Chapter 7
1 Moreover Yahweh’s word came to me, saying,  2 You, son of man, thus says the Lord Yahweh to the land of Israel, An end: the end has come on the four corners of the land.  3 Now is the end on you, and I will send my anger on you, and will judge you according to your ways; and I will bring on you all your abominations.  4 My eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity; but I will bring your ways on you, and your abominations shall be in your midst: and you shall know that I am Yahweh.  5 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: An evil, an only evil; behold, it comes.  6 An end has come, the end has come; it awakes against you; behold, it comes.  7 Your doom has come to you, inhabitant of the land: the time has come, the day is near, a day of tumult, and not of joyful shouting, on the mountains.  8 Now will I shortly pour out my wrath on you, and accomplish my anger against you, and will judge you according to your ways; and I will bring on you all your abominations.  9 My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will bring on you according to your ways; and your abominations shall be in your midst; and you shall know that I, Yahweh, do strike.  10 Behold, the day, behold, it comes: your doom has gone out; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded.  11 Violence has risen up into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of their wealth. There shall be nothing of value among them.  12 The time has come, the day draws near: don’t let the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn; for wrath is on all its multitude.  13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they be yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude of it, none shall return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.  14 They have blown the trumpet, and have made all ready; but no one goes to the battle; for my wrath is on all its multitude.  15 The sword is outside, and the pestilence and the famine within: he who is in the field shall die with the sword: and he who is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.  16 But those of those who escape shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one in his iniquity.  17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.  18 They shall also clothe themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be on all faces, and baldness on all their heads.  19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be as an unclean thing; their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of Yahweh: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels; because it has been the stumbling block of their iniquity.  20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty; but they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things therein: therefore have I made it to them as an unclean thing.  21 I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a plunder; and they shall profane it.  22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall profane my secret place; and robbers shall enter into it, and profane it.  23 Make the chain; for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.  24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the nations, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pride of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be profaned.  25 Destruction comes; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none. 26 Mischief shall come on mischief, and rumor shall be on rumor; and they shall seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the elders.  27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do to them after their way, and according to their own judgments will I judge them; and they shall know that I am Yahweh. 

I am not making any direct application of this verse to that infernal sign, but our country has been changing in ways that I never dreamed possible- so anything is possible.  I just don't know if I can trust anyone in the media or the government to tell me the truth.  Could that sign be true?  Here are a couple of links that I found on the internet...




What was supposed to be just "A walk in the park" left me wondering about the future.  Honestly, I still am unsure about the sign.  However, if the very worst happens, I know that God will take care of me.  After all, there have been wars and murders since the beginning of mankind, so why should things be different today?  

That wise King of ancient Israel said these words- and they are worth remembering...

Ecclesiastes, Chapter 12
13  This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.  14 For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil. 


Gary- Don't worry; God is in control. You obey from the heart and whatever happens, happens.

Everyone else - Look at the pictures and give these things whatever consideration you think is appropriate.  You might want to re-read the Ecclesiastes verses- something to think about!!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, August 8



Bible Reading and Study, August 8


The World English Bible


Aug. 8
Nehemiah 1-3
Neh 1:1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,
Neh 1:2 that Hanani, one of my brothers, came, he and certain men out of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
Neh 1:3 They said to me, The remnant who are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.
Neh 1:4 It happened, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,
Neh 1:5 and said, I beg you, Yahweh, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments:
Neh 1:6 Let your ear now be attentive, and your eyes open, that you may listen to the prayer of your servant, which I pray before you at this time, day and night, for the children of Israel your servants while I confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Yes, I and my father's house have sinned:
Neh 1:7 we have dealt very corruptly against you, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances, which you commanded your servant Moses.
Neh 1:8 Remember, I beg you, the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, If you trespass, I will scatter you abroad among the peoples:
Neh 1:9 but if you return to me, and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts were in the uttermost part of the heavens, yet will I gather them from there, and will bring them to the place that I have chosen, to cause my name to dwell there.
Neh 1:10 Now these are your servants and your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power, and by your strong hand.
Neh 1:11 Lord, I beg you, let your ear be attentive now to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants, who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Now I was cup bearer to the king.
Neh 2:1 It happened in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had not been before sad in his presence.
Neh 2:2 The king said to me, Why is your face sad, seeing you are not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid.
Neh 2:3 I said to the king, Let the king live forever: why should not my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies waste, and its gates are consumed with fire?
Neh 2:4 Then the king said to me, For what do you make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.
Neh 2:5 I said to the king, If it please the king, and if your servant have found favor in your sight, that you would send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers' tombs, that I may build it.
Neh 2:6 The king said to me (the queen also sitting by him), For how long shall your journey be? and when will you return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.
Neh 2:7 Moreover I said to the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the River, that they may let me pass through until I come to Judah;
Neh 2:8 and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the castle which appertains to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. The king granted me, according to the good hand of my God on me.
Neh 2:9 Then I came to the governors beyond the River, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent with me captains of the army and horsemen.
Neh 2:10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly, because a man had come to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
Neh 2:11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.
Neh 2:12 I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God put into my heart to do for Jerusalem; neither was there any animal with me, except the animal that I rode on.
Neh 2:13 I went out by night by the valley gate, even toward the jackal's well, and to the dung gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and its gates were consumed with fire.
Neh 2:14 Then I went on to the spring gate and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the animal that was under me to pass.
Neh 2:15 Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.
Neh 2:16 The rulers didn't know where I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest who did the work.
Neh 2:17 Then said I to them, You see the evil case that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.
Neh 2:18 I told them of the hand of my God which was good on me, as also of the king's words that he had spoken to me. They said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for the good work.
Neh 2:19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they ridiculed us, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that you do? will you rebel against the king?
Neh 2:20 Then answered I them, and said to them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but you have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.

Neh 3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up its doors; even to the tower of Hammeah they sanctified it, to the tower of Hananel.
Neh 3:2 Next to him built the men of Jericho. Next to them built Zaccur the son of Imri.
Neh 3:3 The fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid its beams, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.
Neh 3:4 Next to them repaired Meremoth the son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz. Next to them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabel. Next to them repaired Zadok the son of Baana.
Neh 3:5 Next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles didn't put their necks to the work of their lord.
Neh 3:6 The old gate repaired Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid its beams, and set up its doors, and its bolts, and its bars.
Neh 3:7 Next to them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, that appertained to the throne of the governor beyond the River.
Neh 3:8 Next to him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, goldsmiths. Next to him repaired Hananiah one of the perfumers, and they fortified Jerusalem even to the broad wall.
Neh 3:9 Next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem.
Neh 3:10 Next to them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, over against his house. Next to him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabneiah.
Neh 3:11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hasshub the son of Pahathmoab, repaired another portion, and the tower of the furnaces.
Neh 3:12 Next to him repaired Shallum the son of Hallohesh, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem, he and his daughters.
Neh 3:13 The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and one thousand cubits of the wall to the dung gate.
Neh 3:14 The dung gate repaired Malchijah the son of Rechab, the ruler of the district of Beth Haccherem; he built it, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.
Neh 3:15 The spring gate repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of the district of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king's garden, even to the stairs that go down from the city of David.
Neh 3:16 After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of half the district of Beth Zur, to the place over against the tombs of David, and to the pool that was made, and to the house of the mighty men.
Neh 3:17 After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of half the district of Keilah, for his district.
Neh 3:18 After him repaired their brothers, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the ruler of half the district of Keilah.
Neh 3:19 Next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another portion, over against the ascent to the armory at the turning of the wall.
Neh 3:20 After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired another portion, from the turning of the wall to the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
Neh 3:21 After him repaired Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz another portion, from the door of the house of Eliashib even to the end of the house of Eliashib.
Neh 3:22 After him repaired the priests, the men of the Plain.
Neh 3:23 After them repaired Benjamin and Hasshub over against their house. After them repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiah the son of Ananiah beside his own house.
Neh 3:24 After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another portion, from the house of Azariah to the turning of the wall, and to the corner.
Neh 3:25 Palal the son of Uzai repaired over against the turning of the wall, and the tower that stands out from the upper house of the king, which is by the court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh repaired.
Neh 3:26 (Now the Nethinim lived in Ophel, to the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that stands out.)
Neh 3:27 After him the Tekoites repaired another portion, over against the great tower that stands out, and to the wall of Ophel.
Neh 3:28 Above the horse gate repaired the priests, everyone over against his own house.
Neh 3:29 After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his own house. After him repaired Shemaiah the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the east gate.
Neh 3:30 After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another portion. After him repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber.
Neh 3:31 After him repaired Malchijah one of the goldsmiths to the house of the Nethinim, and of the merchants, over against the gate of Hammiphkad, and to the ascent of the corner.
Neh 3:32 Between the ascent of the corner and the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.



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Nehemiah
Nehemiah 1 1
The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month Chislev, in the
twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,
The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chislev, in
the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the fortress,
Words of Nehemiah son of Hachaliah. And it cometh to pass, in the month of
Chisleu, the twentieth year, and I have been in Shushan the palace,
Nehemiah 1 2
that Hanani, one of my brothers, came, he and certain men out of Judah; and I asked them
concerning the Jews who had escaped, who were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
that Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and [certain] men of Judah. And I asked them
concerning the Jews that had escaped, who were left of the captivity, and concerning
Jerusalem.
and come in doth Hanani, one of my brethren, he and men of Judah, and I ask them
concerning the Jews, the escaped part that have been left of the captivity, and
concerning Jerusalem;
Nehemiah 1 3
They said to me, The remnant who are left of the captivity there in the province are in great
affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates of it are burned
with fire.
And they said to me, Those who remain, that are left of the captivity there in the
province, are in great affliction and reproach; and the wall of Jerusalem is in ruins, and
its gates are burned with fire.
and they say to me, `Those left, who have been left of the captivity there in the
province, [are] in great evil, and in reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken
down, and its gates have been burnt with fire.`
Nehemiah 1 4
It happened, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days; and
I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,
And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat and wept, and mourned for days,
and fasted, and prayed before the God of the heavens,
And it cometh to pass, at my hearing these words, I have sat down, and I weep and
mourn [for] days, and I am fasting and praying before the God of the heavens.
Nehemiah 1 5
and said, I beg you, Yahweh, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant
and lovingkindness with those who love him and keep his commandments:
and said, I beseech thee, Jehovah, God of the heavens, the great and terrible ·God, that
keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and keep his commandments.
And I say, `I beseech thee, O Jehovah, God of the heavens, God, the great and the
fearful, keeping the covenant and kindness for those loving Him, and for those
keeping His commands,
Nehemiah 1 6
Let your ear now be attentive, and your eyes open, that you may listen to the prayer of your
servant, which I pray before you at this time, day and night, for the children of Israel your
servants while I confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Yes,
I and my father`s house have sinned:
Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, to hear the prayer of thy servant,
which I pray before thee at this time, day and night, for the children of Israel thy
servants, confessing the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against
thee: both I and my father`s house have sinned.
let Thine ear be, I pray Thee, attentive, and Thine eyes open, to hearken unto the
prayer of Thy servant, that I am praying before Thee to-day, by day and by night,
concerning the sons of Israel Thy servants, and confessing concerning the sins of
the sons of Israel, that we have sinned against Thee; yea, I and the house of my
father have sinned;
Nehemiah 1 7
we have dealt very corruptly against you, and have not kept the commandments, nor the
statutes, nor the ordinances, which you commanded your servant Moses.
We have acted very perversely against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor
the statutes, nor the ordinances that thou commandedst thy servant Moses.
we have acted very corruptly against Thee, and have not kept the commands, and
the statutes, and the judgments, that Thou didst command Moses Thy servant.
Nehemiah 1 8
Remember, I beg you, the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, If you trespass, I
will scatter you abroad among the peoples:
Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If
ye act unfaithfully, I will scatter you among the peoples;
`Remember, I pray Thee, the word that Thou didst command Moses Thy servant,
saying, Ye -- ye trespass -- I scatter you among peoples;
Nehemiah 1 9
but if you return to me, and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts were in
the uttermost part of the heavens, yet will I gather them from there, and will bring them to the
place that I have chosen, to cause my name to dwell there.
but if ye return to me, and keep my commandments and do them, though there were of
you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heavens, yet will I gather them from thence,
and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.
and ye have turned back unto Me, and kept My commands, and done them -- if your
outcast is in the end of the heavens, thence I gather them, and have brought them
in unto the place that I have chosen to cause My name to tabernacle there.
Nehemiah 1 10
Now these are your servants and your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power, and
by your strong hand.
And they are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power
and by thy strong hand.
And they [are] Thy servants, and Thy people, whom Thou hast ransomed by Thy
great power, and by Thy strong hand.
Nehemiah 1 11
Lord, I beg you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of
your servants, who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant this day, and
grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Now I was cup bearer to the king.
O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to
the prayer of thy servants who delight to fear thy name; and prosper, I pray thee, thy
servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Now I was the king`s
cupbearer.
`I beseech Thee, O Lord, let, I pray Thee, Thine ear be attentive unto the prayer of
Thy servant, and unto the prayer of Thy servants, those delighting to fear Thy
Name; and give prosperity, I pray Thee, to Thy servant to-day, and give him for
mercies before this man;` and I have been butler to the king.
Nehemiah 2 1
It happened in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was
before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had not been [before] sad in
his presence.
And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king,
[that] wine was before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now, I had
never been sad in his presence.
And it cometh to pass, in the month of Nisan, the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the
king, wine [is] before him, and I lift up the wine, and give to the king, and I had
not been sad before him;
Nehemiah 2 2
The king said to me, Why is your face sad, seeing you are not sick? this is nothing else but
sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid.
And the king said to me, Why is thy face sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing
else but sadness of heart. And I was very sore afraid.
and the king saith to me, `Wherefore [is] thy face sad, and thou not sick? this is
nothing except sadness of heart;` and I fear very much,
Nehemiah 2 3
I said to the king, Let the king live forever: why should not my face be sad, when the city, the
place of my fathers` tombs, lies waste, and the gates of it are consumed with fire?
And I said to the king, Let the king live for ever! Why should not my countenance be sad,
when the city, the place of my fathers` sepulchres, lies waste, and its gates are consumed
with fire?
and say to the king, `Let the king to the age live! wherefore should not my face be
sad, when the city, the place of the graves of my fathers, [is] a waste, and its gates
have been consumed with fire?`
Nehemiah 2 4
Then the king said to me, For what do you make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.
And the king said to me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of the
heavens.
And the king saith to me, `For what art thou seeking?` and I pray unto the God of
the heavens,
Nehemiah 2 5
I said to the king, If it please the king, and if your servant have found favor in your sight, that
you would send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers` tombs, that I may build it.
And I said to the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy
sight, that thou wouldest send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers` sepulchres, that I
may build it.
and say to the king, `If to the king [it be] good, and if thy servant be pleasing
before thee, that thou send me unto Judah, unto the city of the graves of my
fathers, and I built it.`
Nehemiah 2 6
The king said to me (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall your journey be? and
when will you return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.
And the king said to me -- the queen also sitting by him, -- For how long shall thy journey
be, and when wilt thou return? And it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.
And the king saith to me (and the queen is sitting near him), `How long is thy
journey? and when dost thou return?` and it is good before the king, and he
sendeth me away, and I set to him a time.
Nehemiah 2 7
Moreover I said to the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond
the River, that they may let me pass through until I come to Judah;
And I said to the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors
beyond the river, that they may set me forward till I come into Judah;
And I say to the king, `If to the king [it be] good, letters let be given to me for the
governors beyond the River, that they let me pass over till that I come in unto
Judah:
Nehemiah 2 8
and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king`s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams
for the gates of the castle which appertains to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the
house that I shall enter into. The king granted me, according to the good hand of my God on me.
and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king`s forest, that he may give me timber to make
beams for the gates of the palace which [appertains] to the house, and for the wall of the
city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the
good hand of my God upon me.
and a letter unto Asaph, keeper of the paradise that the king hath, that he give to
me trees for beams [for] the gates of the palace that the house hath, and for the
wall of the city, and for the house into which I enter;` and the king giveth to me,
according to the good hand of my God upon me.
Nehemiah 2 9
Then I came to the governors beyond the River, and gave them the king`s letters. Now the king
had sent with me captains of the army and horsemen.
And I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king`s letters. Now the
king had sent captains of a force and horsemen with me.
And I come in unto the governors beyond the River, and give to them the letters of
the king; and the king sendeth with me heads of a force, and horsemen;
Nehemiah 2 10
When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved
them exceedingly, because a man had come to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
And when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobijah the servant, the Ammonite, heard [of it], it
grieved them exceedingly that there had come a man to seek the welfare of the children
of Israel.
and Sanballat the Horonite heareth, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and it
is evil to them -- a great evil -- that a man hath come in to seek good for the sons of
Israel.
Nehemiah 2 11
So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.
And I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.
And I come in unto Jerusalem, and I am there three days,
Nehemiah 2 12
I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God put into
my heart to do for Jerusalem; neither was there any animal with me, except the animal that I
rode on.
And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me -- but I told no man what my God
had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem -- and there was no beast with me, except the
beast that I rode upon.
and I rise by night, I and a few men with me, and have not declared to a man what
my God is giving unto my heart to do for Jerusalem, and there is no beast with me
except the beast on which I am riding.
Nehemiah 2 13
I went out by night by the valley gate, even toward the jackal`s well, and to the dung gate, and
viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates of it were consumed with
fire.
And I went out by night by the valley-gate, even toward the jackal-fountain, and to the
dung-gate; and I viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were in ruins, and its gates were
consumed with fire.
And I go out through the gate of the valley by night, and unto the front of the
fountain of the dragon, and unto the gate of the dunghill, and I am measuring
about the walls of Jerusalem, that are broken down, and its gates consumed with
fire.
Nehemiah 2 14
Then I went on to the spring gate and to the king`s pool: but there was no place for the animal
that was under me to pass.
And I went on to the fountain-gate, and to the king`s pool; and there was no place for the
beast under me to pass.
And I pass over unto the gate of the fountain, and unto the pool of the king, and
there is no place for the beast under me to pass over,
Nehemiah 2 15
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by
the valley gate, and so returned.
And I went up in the night through the valley, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and
entered by the valley-gate and returned.
and I am going up through the brook by night, and am measuring about the wall,
and turn back, and come in through the gate of the valley, and turn back.
Nehemiah 2 16
The rulers didn`t know where I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to
the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest who did the work.
And the rulers did not know whither I went or what I did, for I had not as yet told it to
the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did
the work.
And the prefects have not known whither I have gone, and what I am doing; and to
the Jews, and to the priests, and to the freemen, and to the prefects, and to the
rest of those doing the work, hitherto I have not declared [it];
Nehemiah 2 17
Then said I to them, You see the evil case that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and the gates
of it are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a
reproach.
And I said to them, Ye see the distress that we are in, that Jerusalem lies waste, and its
gates are burned with fire. Come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no
more a reproach.
and I say unto them, `Ye are seeing the evil that we are in, in that Jerusalem [is]
waste, and its gates have been burnt with fire; come and we build the wall of
Jerusalem, and we are not any more a reproach.`
Nehemiah 2 18
I told them of the hand of my God which was good on me, as also of the king`s words that he had
spoken to me. They said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for the good
[work].
And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me; as also of the king`s
words which he had said unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. And they
strengthened their hands for the good [work].
And I declare to them the hand of my God that is good upon me, and also the words
of the king that he said to me, and they say, `Let us rise, and we have built;` and
they strengthen their hands for good.
Nehemiah 2 19
But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the
Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that
you do? will you rebel against the king?
And Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobijah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the
Arabian, heard it; and they mocked us and despised us, and said, What is this thing
which ye do? will ye rebel against the king?
And Sanballat the Horonite heareth, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and
Geshem the Arabian, and they mock at us, and despise us, and say, `What [is] this
thing that ye are doing? against the king are ye rebelling?`
Nehemiah 2 20
Then answered I them, and said to them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his
servants will arise and build: but you have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
And I answered them, and said to them, The God of the heavens, he will prosper us, and we
his servants will arise and build; but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial in
Jerusalem.
And I return them word, and say to them, `The God of the heavens -- He doth give
prosperity to us, and we His servants rise and have built; and to you there is no
portion, and right, and memorial in Jerusalem.`
Nehemiah 3 1
Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the sheep
gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even to the tower of Hammeah they sanctified
it, to the tower of Hananel.
And Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they built the
sheep-gate. They hallowed it, and set up its doors; and they hallowed it even to the tower
of Meah, to the tower of Hananeel.
And Eliashib the high priest riseth, and his brethren the priests, and they build
the sheep-gate; they have sanctified it, and set up its doors, even unto the tower of
Meah they have sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel;
Nehemiah 3 2
Next to him built the men of Jericho. Next to them built Zaccur the son of Imri.
And next to them built the men of Jericho. And next to them built Zaccur the son of Imri.
and by his hand have men of Jericho built; and by their hand hath Zaccur son of
Imri built;
Nehemiah 3 3
The fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid the beams of it, and set up the doors of it,
the bolts of it, and the bars of it.
And the fish-gate did the sons of Senaah build: they laid its beams, and set up its doors,
its locks and its bars.
and the fish-gate have sons of Hassenaah built, they have walled it, and set up its
doors, its locks, and its bars.
Nehemiah 3 4
Next to them repaired Meremoth the son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz. Next to them repaired
Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabel. Next to them repaired Zadok the son of
Baana.
And next to them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And next to them
repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel. And next to them
repaired Zadok the son of Baana.
And by their hand hath Merimoth son of Urijah, son of Koz, strengthened; and by
his hand hath Meshullam son of Berechiah, son of Meshezabeel, strengthened; and
by his hand hath Zadok son of Baana strengthened;
Nehemiah 3 5
Next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles didn`t put their necks to the work of their
lord.
And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work
of their Lord.
and by his hand have the Tekoites strengthened, and their honourable ones have
not brought in their neck to the service of their Lord.
Nehemiah 3 6
The old gate repaired Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the
beams of it, and set up the doors of it, and the bolts of it, and the bars of it.
And the gate of the old [wall] repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son
of Besodiah; they laid its beams, and set up its doors, and its locks, and its bars.
And the old gate have Jehoiada son of Paseah, and Meshullam son of Besodeiah,
strengthened; they have walled it, and set up its doors, and its locks, and its bars.
Nehemiah 3 7
Next to them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon,
and of Mizpah, [that appertained] to the throne of the governor beyond the River.
And next to them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men
of Gibeon and of Mizpah, to the seat of the governor on this side the river.
And by their hand hath Melatiah the Gibeonite strengthened, and Jadon the
Meronothite, men of Gibeon and of Mizpah, to the throne of the governor beyond
the River.
Nehemiah 3 8
Next to him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, goldsmiths. Next to him repaired Hananiah one
of the perfumers, and they fortified Jerusalem even to the broad wall.
Next to them repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths; and next to him
repaired Hananiah of the perfumers, and they left Jerusalem [in its state] as far as the
broad wall.
By his hand hath Uzziel son of Harhaiah of the refiners strengthened; and by his
hand hath Hananiah son of [one of] the compounders strengthened; and they leave
Jerusalem unto the broad wall.
Nehemiah 3 9
Next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem.
And next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of
Jerusalem.
And by their hand hath Rephaiah son of Hur, head of the half of the district of
Jerusalem, strengthened.
Nehemiah 3 10
Next to them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, over against his house. Next to him
repaired Hattush the son of Hashabneiah.
And next to them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over against his house. And
next to him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabniah.
And by their hand hath Jedaiah son of Harumaph strengthened, and over-against
his own house; and by his hand hath Hattush son of Hashabniah strengthened.
Nehemiah 3 11
Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hasshub the son of Pahath-moab, repaired another portion, and
the tower of the furnaces.
Malchijah the son of Harim and Hasshub the son of Pahath-Moab repaired a second piece,
and the tower of the furnaces.
A second measure hath Malchijah son of Harim strengthened, and Hashub son of
Pahath-Moab, even the tower of the furnaces.
Nehemiah 3 12
Next to him repaired Shallum the son of Hallohesh, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem, he
and his daughters.
And next to them repaired Shallum the son of Hallohesh, the ruler of the half part of
Jerusalem, he and his daughters.
And by his hand hath Shallum son of Halohesh, head of the half of the district of
Jerusalem, strengthened, he and his daughters.
Nehemiah 3 13
The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the
doors of it, the bolts of it, and the bars of it, and one thousand cubits of the wall to the dung gate.
The valley-gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up
its doors, its locks and its bars, and a thousand cubits of the wall as far as the dung-gate.
The gate of the valley hath Hanun strengthened, and the inhabitants of Zanoah;
they have built it, and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars, and a thousand
cubits in the wall unto the dung-gate.
Nehemiah 3 14
The dung gate repaired Malchijah the son of Rechab, the ruler of the district of Beth-
haccherem; he built it, and set up the doors of it, the bolts of it, and the bars of it.
And the dung-gate repaired Malchijah the son of Rechab, the chief of the district of
Beth-haccerem; he built it, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars.
And the dung-gate hath Malchijah son of Rechab, head of the district of Beth-
Haccerem, strengthened; he doth built it, and set up its doors, its locks, and its
bars.
Nehemiah 3 15
The spring gate repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of the district of Mizpah; he
built it, and covered it, and set up the doors of it, the bolts of it, and the bars of it, and the wall
of the pool of Shelah by the king`s garden, even to the stairs that go down from the city of David.
And the fountain-gate repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the chief of the district of
Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars, and the
wall of the pool of Shelah by the king`s garden, and to the stairs that go down from the
city of David.
And the gate of the fountain hath Shallum son of Col-Hozeh, head of the district of
Mizpah, strengthened: he doth build it, and cover it, and set up its doors, its
locks, and its bars, and the wall of the pool of Siloah, to the garden of the king,
and unto the steps that are going down from the city of David.
Nehemiah 3 16
After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of half the district of Beth-zur, to the
place over against the tombs of David, and to the pool that was made, and to the house of the
mighty men.
After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the chief of the half district of Beth-zur,
even over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and to the house
of the mighty [men].
After him hath Nehemiah son of Azbuk, head of the half of the district of Beth-
Zur, strengthened, unto over-against the graves of David, and unto the pool that is
made, and unto the house of the mighty ones.
Nehemiah 3 17
After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him repaired Hashabiah, the
ruler of half the district of Keilah, for his district.
After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him repaired Hashabiah,
the chief of the half district of Keilah, for his district.
After him have the Levites strengthened, [and] Rehum son of Bani: by his hand
hath Hashabiah, head of the half of the district of Keilah, strengthened, for his
district.
Nehemiah 3 18
After him repaired their brothers, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the ruler of half the district of
Keilah.
After him repaired their brethren, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the chief of the half
district of Keilah.
After him have their brethren strengthened, [and] Bavvai son of Henadad, head of
the half of the district of Keilah.
Nehemiah 3 19
Next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another portion, over against
the ascent to the armory at the turning [of the wall].
And next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, a second piece over
against the going up to the armoury at the angle.
And Ezer son of Jeshua, head of Mizpah, doth strengthen, by his hand, a second
measure, from over-against the ascent of the armoury at the angle.
Nehemiah 3 20
After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired another portion, from the turning [of the
wall] to the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired another piece, from the angle to
the entry of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
After him hath Baruch son of Zabbai hastened to strengthen a second measure
from the angle unto the opening of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
Nehemiah 3 21
After him repaired Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz another portion, from the door
of the house of Eliashib even to the end of the house of Eliashib.
After him repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz, another piece, from the
door of the house of Eliashib as far as the end of the house of Eliashib.
After him hath Meremoth son of Urijah, son of Koz, strengthened, a second
measure, from the opening of the house of Eliashib even unto the completion of
the house of Eliashib.
Nehemiah 3 22
After him repaired the priests, the men of the Plain.
And after him repaired the priests, the men of the plain [of Jordan].
And after him have the priests, men of the circuit, strengthened.
Nehemiah 3 23
After them repaired Benjamin and Hasshub over against their house. After them repaired
Azariah the son of Maaseiah the son of Ananiah beside his own house.
After them repaired Benjamin and Hasshub over against their house. After them
repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, by his house.
After them hath Benjamin strengthened, and Hashub, over-against their house;
after him hath Azariah son of Maaseiah, son of Ananiah, strengthened, near his
house.
Nehemiah 3 24
After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another portion, from the house of Azariah to the
turning [of the wall], and to the corner.
After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another piece, from the house of Azariah
to the angle, as far as the corner.
After him hath Binnui son of Henadad strengthened, a second measure, from the
house of Azariah unto the angle, and unto the corner.
Nehemiah 3 25
Palal the son of Uzai [repaired] over against the turning [of the wall], and the tower that stands
out from the upper house of the king, which is by the court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the
son of Parosh [repaired].
Palal the son of Uzai, over against the angle, and the high tower that lies out from the
king`s house, which was by the court of the prison. After him, Pedaiah the son of Parosh.
Palal son of Uzai, from over-against the angle, and the tower that is going out
from the upper house of the king that [is] at the court of the prison; after him
Pedaiah son of Parosh.
Nehemiah 3 26
(Now the Nethinim lived in Ophel, to the place over against the water gate toward the east, and
the tower that stands out.)
(Now the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel, even over against the water-gate toward the east, and
the tower which lies out.)
And the Nethinim have been dwelling in Ophel, unto over-against the water-gate
at the east, and the tower that goeth out.
Nehemiah 3 27
After him the Tekoites repaired another portion, over against the great tower that stands out,
and to the wall of Ophel.
After him the Tekoites repaired a second piece, over against the great tower which lies
out, as far as the wall of Ophel.
After him have the Tekoites strengthened, a second measure, from over-against
the great tower that goeth out, and unto the wall of Ophel.
Nehemiah 3 28
Above the horse gate repaired the priests, everyone over against his own house.
From above the horse-gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.
From above the horse-gate have the priests strengthened, each over-against his
house.
Nehemiah 3 29
After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his own house. After him repaired
Shemaiah the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the east gate.
After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his house. And after him
repaired also Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate.
After them hath Zadok son of Immer strengthened, over against his house; and
after him hath Shemaiah son of Shechaniah, keeper of the east gate, strengthened.
Nehemiah 3 30
After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another
portion. After him repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber.
After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, a
second piece. After them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his
chamber.
After him hath Hananiah son of Shelemiah strengthened, and Hanun the sixth son
of Zalaph, a second measure; after him hath Meshullam son of Berechiah
strengthened, over-against his chamber.
Nehemiah 3 31
After him repaired Malchijah one of the goldsmiths to the house of the Nethinim, and of the
merchants, over against the gate of Hammiphkad, and to the ascent of the corner.
After him repaired Malchijah of the goldsmiths to the place of the Nethinim and of the
dealers, over against the gate Miphkad, and to the ascent of the corner.
After him hath Malchijah son of the refiner strengthened, unto the house of the
Nethinim, and of the merchants, over-against the gate of the Miphkad, and unto
the ascent of the corner.
Nehemiah 3 32
Between the ascent of the corner and the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.
And between the ascent of the corner and the sheep-gate repaired the goldsmiths and
the dealers.
And between the ascent of the corner and the sheep-gate, have the refiners and
the merchants strengthened.

Study Questions

Describe the condition of the Jews remaining in Jerusalem? 1:2, 3

Nehemiah's occupation was a _________________? 1:11

How should we apply 2:4b to our lives?

Nehemiah was accused of what crime? 2:19

Who repaired the fish gate? 3:3

Who repaired the valley gate? 3:13

Chapter three lists the work of many people in the rebuilding of the wall; what does this tell us about the value of individual effort?