8/12/13

From Gary... Off to a great start???




Why?  Why would someone make such a creepy cake? I don't have an answer, but just look at the cake. The wife still has her arms open, so she probably didn't do the deed; so who did?  A former someone who just couldn't take the marriage; maybe even an inlaw who really didn't want him in the family.  I suppose it could be any one of a thousand reasons, but to me the most likely is that someone just wanted to be different and make a "statement" at their wedding reception.   If this is true- what a marriage they are going to have!!!  Its hard not to look at this and not think of the following passage of Scripture...

Ephesians, Chapter 5
22  Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  23 For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.  24 But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything. 

Love, respect and marriage.  Necessary, important and appropriate even today.  Christ gave everything for his followers and they owe him everything.  So it is in the marriage relationship.  God gave leadership to the husband and not to the wife.  However, this is a LOVING LEADERSHIP!!!  Anything less leads to disharmony and eventual chaos.  Hopefully, the wedding cake was just a joke (a very poor one, though) and both parties to the union have the others best interest at heart!!!!  Men, take note- remember to give her leadership that is based on genuine committed love!!! If not, you are headed for BIG TROUBLE!!!  

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, August 12



 Bible Reading and Study, 
August 12


The World English Bible


Aug. 12
Nehemiah 12, 13
Neh 12:1 Now these are the priests and the Levites who went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
Neh 12:2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,
Neh 12:3 Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
Neh 12:4 Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah,
Neh 12:5 Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
Neh 12:6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah.
Neh 12:7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chiefs of the priests and of their brothers in the days of Jeshua.
Neh 12:8 Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, who was over the thanksgiving, he and his brothers.
Neh 12:9 Also Bakbukiah and Unno, their brothers, were over against them according to their offices.
Neh 12:10 Jeshua became the father of Joiakim, and Joiakim became the father of Eliashib, and Eliashib became the father of Joiada,
Neh 12:11 and Joiada became the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan became the father of Jaddua.
Neh 12:12 In the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers' houses: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
Neh 12:13 of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
Neh 12:14 of Malluchi, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;
Neh 12:15 of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;
Neh 12:16 of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
Neh 12:17 of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai;
Neh 12:18 of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
Neh 12:19 and of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;
Neh 12:20 of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;
Neh 12:21 of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethanel.
Neh 12:22 As for the Levites, in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, there were recorded the heads of fathers' houses; also the priests, in the reign of Darius the Persian.
Neh 12:23 The sons of Levi, heads of fathers' houses, were written in the book of the chronicles, even until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.
Neh 12:24 The chiefs of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers over against them, to praise and give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, watch next to watch.
Neh 12:25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters keeping the watch at the storehouses of the gates.
Neh 12:26 These were in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor, and of Ezra the priest the scribe.
Neh 12:27 At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with giving thanks, and with singing, with cymbals, stringed instruments, and with harps.
Neh 12:28 The sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain around Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites;
Neh 12:29 also from Beth Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had built them villages around Jerusalem.
Neh 12:30 The priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.
Neh 12:31 Then I brought up the princes of Judah on the wall, and appointed two great companies who gave thanks and went in procession. One went on the right hand on the wall toward the dung gate;
Neh 12:32 and after them went Hoshaiah, and half of the princes of Judah,
Neh 12:33 and Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,
Neh 12:34 Judah, and Benjamin, and Shemaiah, and Jeremiah,
Neh 12:35 and certain of the priests' sons with trumpets: Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph;
Neh 12:36 and his brothers, Shemaiah, and Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God; and Ezra the scribe was before them.
Neh 12:37 By the spring gate, and straight before them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the ascent of the wall, above the house of David, even to the water gate eastward.
Neh 12:38 The other company of those who gave thanks went to meet them, and I after them, with the half of the people, on the wall, above the tower of the furnaces, even to the broad wall,
Neh 12:39 and above the gate of Ephraim, and by the old gate, and by the fish gate, and the tower of Hananel, and the tower of Hammeah, even to the sheep gate: and they stood still in the gate of the guard.
Neh 12:40 So stood the two companies of those who gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me;
Neh 12:41 and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;
Neh 12:42 and Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. The singers sang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.
Neh 12:43 They offered great sacrifices that day, and rejoiced; for God had made them rejoice with great joy; and the women also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
Neh 12:44 On that day were men appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the wave offerings, for the first fruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them, according to the fields of the cities, the portions appointed by the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites who waited.
Neh 12:45 They performed the duty of their God, and the duty of the purification, and so did the singers and the porters, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.
Neh 12:46 For in the days of David and Asaph of old there was a chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.
Neh 12:47 All Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the porters, as every day required: and they set apart that which was for the Levites; and the Levites set apart that which was for the sons of Aaron.
Neh 13:1 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that an Ammonite and a Moabite should not enter into the assembly of God forever,
Neh 13:2 because they didn't meet the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, to curse them: however our God turned the curse into a blessing.
Neh 13:3 It came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Neh 13:4 Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being allied to Tobiah,
Neh 13:5 had prepared for him a great chamber, where before they laid the meal offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the wave offerings for the priests.
Neh 13:6 But in all this time I was not at Jerusalem; for in the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I went to the king: and after certain days asked I leave of the king,
Neh 13:7 and I came to Jerusalem, and understood the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.
Neh 13:8 It grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.
Neh 13:9 Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and there brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meal offerings and the frankincense.
Neh 13:10 I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them; so that the Levites and the singers, who did the work, had fled everyone to his field.
Neh 13:11 Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? I gathered them together, and set them in their place.
Neh 13:12 Then brought all Judah the tithe of the grain and the new wine and the oil to the treasuries.
Neh 13:13 I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were counted faithful, and their business was to distribute to their brothers.
Neh 13:14 Remember me, my God, concerning this, and don't wipe out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for its observances.
Neh 13:15 In those days saw I in Judah some men treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and loading donkeys therewith; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day in which they sold food.
Neh 13:16 There lived men of Tyre also therein, who brought in fish, and all manner of wares, and sold on the Sabbath to the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
Neh 13:17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the Sabbath day?
Neh 13:18 Didn't your fathers do thus, and did not our God bring all this evil on us, and on this city? yet you bring more wrath on Israel by profaning the Sabbath.
Neh 13:19 It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I set some of my servants over the gates, that no burden should be brought in on the Sabbath day.
Neh 13:20 So the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares lodged outside of Jerusalem once or twice.
Neh 13:21 Then I testified against them, and said to them, Why do you stay around the wall? if you do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the Sabbath.
Neh 13:22 I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of your loving kindness.
Neh 13:23 In those days also saw I the Jews who had married women of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab:
Neh 13:24 and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.
Neh 13:25 I contended with them, and cursed them, and struck certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons, or for yourselves.
Neh 13:26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did foreign women cause to sin.
Neh 13:27 Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?
Neh 13:28 One of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.
Neh 13:29 Remember them, my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.
Neh 13:30 Thus cleansed I them from all foreigners, and appointed duties for the priests and for the Levites, everyone in his work;

Neh 13:31 and for the wood offering, at times appointed, and for the first fruits. Remember me, my God, for good. 


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Nehemiah


Nehemiah 12 1
Now these are the priests and the Levites who went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and
Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
And these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of
Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
And these [are] the priests and the Levites who came up with Zerubbabel son of
Shealtiel, and Jeshua; Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
Nehemiah 12 2
Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,
Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,
Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,
Nehemiah 12 3
Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
Nehemiah 12 4
Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah,
Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah,
Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah,
Nehemiah 12 5
Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
Miamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
Nehemiah 12 6
Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah.
Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
Nehemiah 12 7
Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chiefs of the priests and of their brothers in the
days of Jeshua.
Sallu, Amok, Hilkijah, Jedaiah. These were the chief of the priests and of their brethren
in the days of Jeshua.
Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah; these [are] heads of the priests and of their
brethren in the days of Jeshua.
Nehemiah 12 8
Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, [and] Mattaniah, who was over
the thanksgiving, he and his brothers.
And the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, Mattaniah, [who was] over
the thanksgiving, he and his brethren;
And the Levites [are] Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, Mattaniah, he [is]
over the thanksgiving, and his brethren,
Nehemiah 12 9
Also Bakbukiah and Unno, their brothers, were over against them according to their offices.
and Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over against them as watches.
and Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, [are] over-against them in charges.
Nehemiah 12 10
Jeshua became the father of Joiakim, and Joiakim became the father of Eliashib, and Eliashib
became the father of Joiada,
And Jeshua begot Joiakim, and Joiakim begot Eliashib, and Eliashib begot Joiada,
And Jeshua hath begotten Joiakim, and Joiakim hath begotten Eliashib, and
Eliashib hath begotten Joiada,
Nehemiah 12 11
and Joiada became the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan became the father of Jaddua.
and Joiada begot Jonathan, and Jonathan begot Jaddua.
and Joiada hath begotten Jonathan, and Jonathan hath begotten Jaddua.
Nehemiah 12 12
In the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers` [houses]: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah,
Hananiah;
And in the days of Joiakim were priests, chief fathers: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah,
Hananiah;
And in the days of Joiakim have been priests, heads of the fathers; of Seraiah,
Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
Nehemiah 12 13
of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
Nehemiah 12 14
of Malluchi, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;
of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;
of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;
Nehemiah 12 15
of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;
of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;
of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;
Nehemiah 12 16
of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
Nehemiah 12 17
of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai;
of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin [and] Moadiah, Piltai;
of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin; of Moadiah, Piltai;
Nehemiah 12 18
of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
Nehemiah 12 19
and of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;
and of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;
and of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;
Nehemiah 12 20
of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;
of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;
of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;
Nehemiah 12 21
of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethanel.
of Hilkijah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethaneel.
of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethaneel.
Nehemiah 12 22
As for the Levites, in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, there were recorded
the heads of fathers` [houses]; also the priests, in the reign of Darius the Persian.
of the Levites, the chief fathers were recorded in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and
Johanan, and Jaddua, and the priests, until the reign of Darius the Persian.
The Levites, in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, are written,
heads of fathers, and of the priests, in the kingdom of Darius the Persian.
Nehemiah 12 23
The sons of Levi, heads of fathers` [houses], were written in the book of the chronicles, even until
the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.
The children of Levi, the chief fathers, were recorded in the book of the chronicles, even
until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.
Sons of Levi, heads of the fathers, are written on the book of the Chronicles even
till the days of Johanan son of Eliashib;
Nehemiah 12 24
The chiefs of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their
brothers over against them, to praise and give thanks, according to the commandment of David
the man of God, watch next to watch.
And the chief Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their
brethren over against them, to praise [and] to give thanks, according to the
commandment of David the man of God, ward over against ward.
and heads of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua son of Kadmiel, and
their brethren, [are] over-against them, to give praise, to give thanks, by
command of David the man of God, charge over-against charge.
Nehemiah 12 25
Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters keeping the
watch at the store-houses of the gates.
Mattaniah and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were doorkeepers
keeping the ward at the storehouses of the gates.
Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, [are]
gatekeepers, keeping charge in the gatherings of the gates.
Nehemiah 12 26
These were in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of
Nehemiah the governor, and of Ezra the priest the scribe.
These were in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and in the days of
Nehemiah the governor, and of Ezra the priest, the scribe.
These [are] in the days of Joiakim son of Jeshua, son of Jozadak, and in the days of
Nehemiah the governor, and of Ezra the priest, the scribe.
Nehemiah 12 27
At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring
them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with giving thanks, and with
singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.
And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their
places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to hold the dedication with gladness, both with
thanksgivings, and with singing, [with] cymbals, lutes and harps.
And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all
their places, to bring them in to Jerusalem, to make the dedication even with
gladness, and with thanksgivings, and with singing, [with] cymbals, psalteries,
and with harps;
Nehemiah 12 28
The sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain round about
Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites;
And the children of the singers were assembled, both from the plain [of Jordan] round
about Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites,
and sons of the singers are gathered together even from the circuit round about
Jerusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi,
Nehemiah 12 29
also from Beth-gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had built them
villages round about Jerusalem.
also from Beth-Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth; for the singers had
built themselves hamlets round about Jerusalem.
and from the house of Gilgal, and from fields of Geba and Azmaveth, for villages
have the singers built for themselves round about Jerusalem;
Nehemiah 12 30
The priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and
the wall.
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and
the gates and the wall.
and the priests and the Levites are cleansed, and they cleanse the people, and the
gates, and the wall.
Nehemiah 12 31
Then I brought up the princes of Judah on the wall, and appointed two great companies who
gave thanks and went in procession; [whereof one went] on the right hand on the wall toward
the dung gate:
And I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great choirs and
processions, on the right hand upon the wall towards the dung-gate.
And I bring up the heads of Judah upon the wall, and appoint two great
thanksgiving companies and processions. At the right, on the wall, to the dung-
gate;
Nehemiah 12 32
and after them went Hoshaiah, and half of the princes of Judah,
And after them went Hoshaiah, and half of the princes of Judah,
and after them goeth Hoshaiah, and half of the heads of Judah,
Nehemiah 12 33
and Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,
and Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,
and Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,
Nehemiah 12 34
Judah, and Benjamin, and Shemaiah, and Jeremiah,
Judah and Benjamin, and Shemaiah, and Jeremiah,
Judah, and Benjamin, and Shemaiah, and Jeremiah;
Nehemiah 12 35
and certain of the priests` sons with trumpets: Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of
Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph;
and [certain] of the priests` sons with trumpets: Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of
Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph;
and of the sons of the priests with trumpets, Zechariah son of Jonathan, son of
Shemaiah, son of Mattaniah, son of Michaiah, son of Zaccur, son of Asaph,
Nehemiah 12 36
and his brothers, Shemaiah, and Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, and Judah, Hanani, with
the musical instruments of David the man of God; and Ezra the scribe was before them.
and his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azareel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah,
Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God; and Ezra the scribe before
them.
and his brethren Shemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and
Judah, Hanani, with instruments of song of David the man of God, and Ezra the
scribe [is] before them;
Nehemiah 12 37
By the spring gate, and straight before them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at
the ascent of the wall, above the house of David, even to the water gate eastward.
And at the fountain-gate, and over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city of
David, at the ascent of the wall, above the house of David, even to the water-gate
eastward.
and by the gate of the fountain and over-against them, they have gone up by the
steps of the city of David, at the going up of the wall beyond the house of David,
and unto the water-gate eastward.
Nehemiah 12 38
The other company of those who gave thanks went to meet them, and I after them, with the half
of the people, on the wall, above the tower of the furnaces, even to the broad wall,
And the second choir went in the opposite direction upon the wall, and I after them, and
the half of the people, from beyond the tower of the furnaces even to the broad wall;
And the second thanksgiving company that is going over-against, and I after it,
and half of the people on the wall from beyond the tower of the furnaces and unto
the broad wall,
Nehemiah 12 39
and above the gate of Ephraim, and by the old gate, and by the fish gate, and the tower of
Hananel, and the tower of Hammeah, even to the sheep gate: and they stood still in the gate of
the guard.
and from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the gate of the old [wall], and above the
fish-gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even to the sheep-gate; and
they stood still in the prison-gate.
and from beyond the gate of Ephraim, and by the old-gate, and by the fish-gate,
and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, and unto the sheep-gate -- and
they have stood at the prison-gate.
Nehemiah 12 40
So stood the two companies of those who gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of
the rulers with me;
And both choirs stood in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me;
And the two thanksgiving companies stand in the house of God, and I and half of
the prefects with me,
Nehemiah 12 41
and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with
trumpets;
and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, Hananiah,
with trumpets;
and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah,
Hananiah, with trumpets,
Nehemiah 12 42
and Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and
Ezer. The singers sang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.
and Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and
Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang loud; and Jizrahiah was their overseer.
and Masseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah,
and Elam, and Ezer, and the singers sound, and Jezrahiah the inspector;
Nehemiah 12 43
They offered great sacrifices that day, and rejoiced; for God had made them rejoice with great
joy; and the women also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even
afar off.
And that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice
with great joy; and also the women and the children rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem
was heard even afar off.
and they sacrifice on that day great sacrifices and rejoice, for God hath made
them rejoice [with] great joy, and also, the women and the children have rejoiced,
and the joy of Jerusalem is heard -- unto a distance.
Nehemiah 12 44
On that day were men appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the heave-offerings,
for the first-fruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them, according to the fields of the cities,
the portions appointed by the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests
and for the Levites who waited.
And at that time men were appointed over the chambers of the treasures for the heave-
offerings, for the first-fruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them, out of the fields of
the cities, the portions assigned by the law for the priests and the Levites; for Judah
rejoiced over the priests, and over the Levites that waited.
And certain are appointed on that day over the chambers for treasures, for heave-
offerings, for first-fruits, and for tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of
the cities the portions of the law for priests, and for Levites, for the joy of Judah
[is] over the priests, and over the Levites, who are standing up.
Nehemiah 12 45
They kept the charge of their God, and the charge of the purification, and [so did] the singers
and the porters, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.
And, with the singers and the doorkeepers, they kept the ward of their God, and the ward
of the purification, according to the commandment of David [and] of Solomon his son.
And the singers and the gatekeepers keep the charge of their God, even the
charge of the cleansing -- according to the command of David [and] Solomon his
Nehemiah 12 46
For in the days of David and Asaph of old there was a chief of the singers, and songs of praise and
thanksgiving to God.
For of old, in the days of David and Asaph, there were the chiefs of the singers, and songs
of praise and thanksgivings to God.
for in the days of David and Asaph of old [were] heads of the singers, and a song of
praise and thanksgiving to God.
Nehemiah 12 47
All Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the
singers and the porters, as every day required: and they set apart [that which was] for the
Levites; and the Levites set apart [that which was] for the sons of Aaron.
And all Israel, in the days of Zerubbabel and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of
the singers and the doorkeepers, every day what was needed, and they consecrated
things for the Levites; and the Levites consecrated for the children of Aaron.
And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, are giving
the portions of the singers, and of the gatekeepers, the matter of a day in its day,
and are sanctifying to the Levites, and the Levites are sanctifying to the sons of
Aaron.
Nehemiah 13 1
On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found
written, that an Ammonite and a Moabite should not enter into the assembly of God forever,
On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and there was
found written in it that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the
congregation of God for ever;
On that day there was read in the book of Moses, in the ears of the people, and it
hath been found written in it that an Ammonite and Moabite doth not come into
the assembly of God -- unto the age,
Nehemiah 13 2
because they didn`t meet the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam
against them, to curse them: however our God turned the curse into a blessing.
because they had not met the children of Israel with bread and with water, and had
hired Balaam against them, to curse them; but our God turned the curse into blessing.
because they have not come before the sons of Israel with bread and with water,
and hire against them Balaam to revile them, and our God turneth the reviling
into a blessing.
Nehemiah 13 3
It came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed
multitude.
And it came to pass, when they heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the
mixed multitude.
And it cometh to pass, at their hearing the law, that they separate all the mixed
people from Israel.
Nehemiah 13 4
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our
God, being allied to Tobiah,
And before this, Eliashib the priest, who had the oversight of the chambers of the house
of our God, a kinsman of Tobijah,
And before this Eliashib the priest, appointed over chambers of the house of our
God, [is] a relation of Tobiah,
Nehemiah 13 5
had prepared for him a great chamber, where before they laid the meal-offerings, the
frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, which were
given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the heave-offerings
for the priests.
had prepared for him a great chamber, where formerly they laid the oblations, the
frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine and the oil, which
was commanded for the Levites and the singers and the doorkeepers, and the heave-
offerings of the priests.
and he maketh for him a great chamber, and there they were formerly putting the
present, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithe of the corn, the new
wine, and the oil -- the commanded thing of the Levites, and the singers, and the
gatekeepers -- and the heave-offering of the priests.
Nehemiah 13 6
But in all this [time] I was not at Jerusalem; for in the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king
of Babylon I went to the king: and after certain days asked I leave of the king,
And during all that [time] I was not at Jerusalem; for in the two-and-thirtieth year of
Artaxerxes king of Babylon I came to the king; and after some time I obtained leave of the
king.
And during all this I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty and second year of
Artaxerxes king of Babylon did I come unto the king, and at the end of days I have
asked of the king,
Nehemiah 13 7
and I came to Jerusalem, and understood the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, in preparing
him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.
And I came to Jerusalem, and observed the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobijah, in
preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.
and I come in to Jerusalem, and understand concerning the evil that Eliashib hath
done for Tobiah, to make to him a chamber in the courts of the house of God,
Nehemiah 13 8
It grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.
And it grieved me much, and I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobijah out of the
chamber.
and it is very displeasing to me, and I cast all the vessels of the house of Tobiah
without, out of the chamber,
Nehemiah 13 9
Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and there brought I again the vessels of the
house of God, with the meal-offerings and the frankincense.
And I commanded, and they purified the chambers; and thither brought I again the
vessels of the house of God, the oblation and the frankincense.
and I speak, and they cleanse the chambers, and I bring back thither the vessels of
the house of God with the present and the frankincense.
Nehemiah 13 10
I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them; so that the Levites and the
singers, who did the work, were fled everyone to his field.
And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given, and that the Levites
and the singers that did the work had fled every one to his field.
And I know that the portions of the Levites have not been given, and they flee each
to his field -- the Levites and the singers, doing the work.
Nehemiah 13 11
Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? I gathered them
together, and set them in their place.
Then I contended with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I
gathered them together and set them in their place.
And I strive with the prefects, and say, `Wherefore hath the house of God been
forsaken?` and I gather them, and set them on their station;
Nehemiah 13 12
Then brought all Judah the tithe of the grain and the new wine and the oil to the treasuries.
And all Judah brought the tithe of the corn and the new wine and the oil into the
storehouses.
and all Judah have brought in the tithe of the corn, and of the new wine, and of the
oil, to the treasuries.
Nehemiah 13 13
I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the
Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they
were counted faithful, and their business was to distribute to their brothers.
And I made storekeepers over the storehouses: Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the
scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah; and subordinate to them, Hanan the son of Zaccur, the
son of Mattaniah; for they were esteemed faithful, and their office was to distribute to
their brethren.
And I appoint treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the
scribe, and Pedaiah of the Levites; and by their hand [is] Hanan son of Zaccur, son
of Mattaniah, for stedfast they have been reckoned, and on them [it is] to give a
portion to their brethren.
Nehemiah 13 14
Remember me, my God, concerning this, and don`t wipe out my good deeds that I have done for
the house of my God, and for the observances of it.
Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds which I have
done for the house of my God, and for the charges thereof!
Be mindful of me, O my God, for this, and do not blot out my kind acts that I have
done, for the house of my God, and for its charges.
Nehemiah 13 15
In those days saw I in Judah some men treading wine-presses on the Sabbath, and bringing in
sheaves, and lading donkeys [therewith]; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of
burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day: and I testified [against them]
in the day in which they sold victuals.
In those days I saw in Judah some treading winepresses on the sabbath, and bringing in
sheaves, and lading them on asses; as also wine, grapes and figs, and all manner of
burdens; and they brought them into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and I protested in
the day on which they sold the victuals.
In those days I have seen in Judah those treading wine-vats on sabbath, and
bringing in the sheaves, and lading on the asses, and also, wine, grapes, and figs,
and every burden, yea, they are bringing in to Jerusalem on the sabbath-day, and
I testify in the day of their selling provision.
Nehemiah 13 16
There lived men of Tyre also therein, who brought in fish, and all manner of wares, and sold on
the Sabbath to the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
Men of Tyre also dwelt therein, who brought fish and all manner of ware, and sold it on
the sabbath to the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
And the Tyrians have dwelt in it, bringing in fish, and every ware, and selling on
sabbath to the sons of Judah and in Jerusalem.
Nehemiah 13 17
Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this that you do,
and profane the Sabbath day?
And I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this which
ye do, profaning the sabbath day?
And I strive with the freemen of Judah, and say to them, `What [is] this evil thing
that ye are doing, and polluting the sabbath-day?
Nehemiah 13 18
Didn`t your fathers do thus, and did not our God bring all this evil on us, and on this city? yet
you bring more wrath on Israel by profaning the Sabbath.
Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us and upon this
city? And ye will bring more wrath against Israel by profaning the sabbath.
Thus did not your fathers do? and our God bringeth in on us all this evil, and on
this city, and ye are adding fierceness on Israel, to pollute the sabbath.`
Nehemiah 13 19
It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I
commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until
after the Sabbath: and some of my servants set I over the gates, that there should no burden be
brought in on the Sabbath day.
And it came to pass, that when it began to be dark in the gates of Jerusalem before the
sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut; and I commanded that they should
not be opened till after the sabbath. And I set [some] of my servants at the gates, so that
no burden should be brought in on the sabbath day.
And it cometh to pass, when the gates of Jerusalem have been dark before the
sabbath, that I speak, and the doors are shut, and I say, that they do not open them
till after the sabbath; and of my servants I have stationed at the gates; there doth
not come in a burden on the sabbath-day.
Nehemiah 13 20
So the merchants and sellers of all kind of wares lodged outside of Jerusalem once or twice.
And the dealers and sellers of all kind of ware passed the night without Jerusalem once
or twice.
And they lodge -- the merchants and sellers of all ware -- at the outside of
Jerusalem, once or twice,
Nehemiah 13 21
Then I testified against them, and said to them, Why lodge you about the wall? if you do so again,
I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the Sabbath.
And I testified against them, and said to them, Why do ye pass the night before the wall?
if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth they came not on the
sabbath.
and I testify against them, and say unto them, `Wherefore are ye lodging over-
against the wall? if ye repeat [it], a hand I put forth upon you;` from that time
they have not come in on the sabbath.
Nehemiah 13 22
I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep
the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, my God, this also, and spare me
according to the greatness of your lovingkindness.
And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should
come and keep the gates, to hallow the sabbath day. Remember this also for me, my God,
and spare me according to thy great loving-kindness!
And I say to the Levites, that they be cleansed, and, coming in, keeping the gates,
to sanctify the sabbath-day. Also, this, remember for me, O my God, and have pity
on me, according to the abundance of Thy kindness.
Nehemiah 13 23
In those days also saw I the Jews who had married women of Ashdod, of Ammon, [and] of Moab:
In those days also I saw Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, [and] of Moab.
Also, in those days, I have seen the Jews [who] have settled women of Ashdod, of
Ammon, of Moab.
Nehemiah 13 24
and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews`
language, but according to the language of each people.
And their children spoke half in the language of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews`
language, but according to the language of each people.
And of their sons, half are speaking Ashdoditish -- and are not knowing to speak
Jewish -- and according to the language of people and people.
Nehemiah 13 25
I contended with them, and cursed them, and struck certain of them, and plucked off their hair,
and made them swear by God, [saying], You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take
their daughters for your sons, or for yourselves.
And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them and plucked off
their hair, and adjured them by God [saying], Ye shall not give your daughters to their
sons, nor take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.
And I strive with them, and declare them vile, and smite certain of them, and
pluck off their hair, and cause them to swear by God, `Ye do not give your
daughters to their sons, nor do ye take of their daughters to your sons, and to
yourselves.
Nehemiah 13 26
Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king
like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even
him did foreign women cause to sin.
Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? Yet among the many nations was
there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all
Israel; but even him did foreign wives cause to sin.
`By these did not Solomon king of Israel sin? and among the many nations there
was no king like him, and beloved by his God he was, and God maketh him king
over all Israel -- even him did the strange women cause to sin.
Nehemiah 13 27
Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying
foreign women?
And should we hearken to you to do all this great evil, to act unfaithfully to our God by
marrying foreign wives?
And to you do we hearken to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God, to
settle strange women?`
Nehemiah 13 28
One of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son-in-law to Sanballat the
Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.
And [one] of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son-in-law to
Sanballat the Horonite; and I chased him from me.
And [one] of the sons of Joiada son of Eliashib the high priest, [is] son-in-law to
Sanballat the Horonite, and I cause him to flee from off me.
Nehemiah 13 29
Remember them, my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the
priesthood, and of the Levites.
Remember them, my God, for they are polluters of the priesthood, and of the covenant of
the priesthood and of the Levites!
Be mindful of them, O my God, for the redeemed of the priesthood, and the
covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.
Nehemiah 13 30
Thus cleansed I them from all foreigners, and appointed charges for the priests and for the
Levites, everyone in his work;
And I purified them from all foreigners, and appointed the charges of the priests and the
Levites, every one in his service;
And I have cleansed them from every stranger, and appoint charges to priests and
to Levites, each in his work,
Nehemiah 13 31
and for the wood-offering, at times appointed, and for the first-fruits. Remember me, my God,
for good.
and for the wood-offering, at times appointed, and for the first-fruits. Remember me, O
my God, for good!
and for the wood-offering at appointed times, and for first-fruits. Be mindful of

me, O my God, for good.


Study Questions

Who were the heads of the Levites? 12:24

Where were the singers from? 12:28, 29

How many great choirs were there? 12:31

Why wasn't a Ammonite or a Moabite allowed to enter 
the assembly of God? 13:1-2

Who was excluded from Israel? 13:3

Where was Tobiah's room? 13:4-7