KJV NEH13 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekNEH12.htm EST1.htm
13:1 On that day [H3117] they read [H7121] in the book [H5612] of Moses [H4872] in the audience [H241] of the people [H5971] ; and therein was found [H4672] written [H3789] , that the Ammonite [H5984] and the Moabite [H4125] should not come [H935] into the congregation [H6951] of God [H430] for [H5704] ever [H5769] ;(they: Heb. there was read)(audience: Heb. ears)
13:2 Because they met [H6923] not the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] with bread [H3899] and with water [H4325] , but hired [H7936] Balaam [H1109] against them, that he should curse [H7043] them: howbeit our God [H430] turned [H2015] the curse [H7045] into a blessing [H1293] .
13:3 Now it came to pass, when they had heard [H8085] the law [H8451] , that they separated [H914] from Israel [H3478] all the mixed multitude [H6154] .
13:4 And before [H6440] this, Eliashib [H475] the priest [H3548] , having the oversight [H5414] of the chamber [H3957] of the house [H1004] of our God [H430] , [was] allied [H7138] unto Tobiah [H2900] :(having: Heb. being set over)
13:5 And he had prepared [H6213] for him a great [H1419] chamber [H3957] , where aforetime [H6440] they laid [H5414] the meat offerings [H4503] , the frankincense [H3828] , and the vessels [H3627] , and the tithes [H4643] of the corn [H1715] , the new wine [H8492] , and the oil [H3323] , which was commanded [H4687] [to be given] to the Levites [H3881] , and the singers [H7891] , and the porters [H7778] ; and the offerings [H8641] of the priests [H3548] .(which: Heb. the commandment of the Levites)
13:6 But in all this [time] was not I at Jerusalem [H3389] : for in the two [H8147] and thirtieth [H7970] year [H8141] of Artaxerxes [H783] king [H4428] of Babylon [H894] came [H935] I unto the king [H4428] , and after [H7093] certain days [H3117] obtained I leave [H7592] of the king [H4428] :(after: Heb. at the end of days)(obtained: or, I earnestly requested)
13:7 And I came [H935] to Jerusalem [H3389] , and understood [H995] of the evil [H7451] that Eliashib [H475] did [H6213] for Tobiah [H2900] , in preparing [H6213] him a chamber [H5393] in the courts [H2691] of the house [H1004] of God [H430] .
13:8 And it grieved [H3415] me sore [H3966] : therefore I cast forth [H7993] all the household [H1004] stuff [H3627] of Tobiah [H2900] out of [H2351] the chamber [H3957] .
13:9 Then I commanded [H559] , and they cleansed [H2891] the chambers [H3957] : and thither brought I again [H7725] the vessels [H3627] of the house [H1004] of God [H430] , with the meat offering [H4503] and the frankincense [H3828] .
13:10 And I perceived [H3045] that the portions [H4521] of the Levites [H3881] had not been given [H5414] [them]: for the Levites [H3881] and the singers [H7891] , that did [H6213] the work [H4399] , were fled [H1272] every one [H376] to his field [H7704] .
13:11 Then contended [H7378] I with the rulers [H5461] , and said [H559] , Why is the house [H1004] of God [H430] forsaken [H5800] ? And I gathered them together [H6908] , and set [H5975] them in their place [H5977] .(place: Heb. standing)
13:12 Then brought [H935] all Judah [H3063] the tithe [H4643] of the corn [H1715] and the new wine [H8492] and the oil [H3323] unto the treasuries [H214] .(treasuries: or, storehouses)
13:13 And I made treasurers [H686] over the treasuries [H214] , Shelemiah [H8018] the priest [H3548] , and Zadok [H6659] the scribe [H5608] , and of the Levites [H3881] , Pedaiah [H6305] : and next to them [H3027] [was] Hanan [H2605] the son [H1121] of Zaccur [H2139] , the son [H1121] of Mattaniah [H4983] : for they were counted [H2803] faithful [H539] , and their office [was] to distribute [H2505] unto their brethren [H251] .(treasuries: or, storehouses)(next: Heb. at their hand)(their office: Heb. it was upon them)
13:14 Remember [H2142] me, O my God [H430] , concerning this, and wipe not out [H4229] my good [H2617] deeds that I have done [H6213] for the house [H1004] of my God [H430] , and for the offices [H4929] thereof.(good: Heb. kindnesses)(offices: or, observations)
13:15 In those days [H3117] saw [H7200] I in Judah [H3063] [some] treading [H1869] wine presses [H1660] on the sabbath [H7676] , and bringing in [H935] sheaves [H6194] , and lading [H6006] asses [H2543] ; as also wine [H3196] , grapes [H6025] , and figs [H8384] , and all [manner of] burdens [H4853] , which they brought [H935] into Jerusalem [H3389] on the sabbath [H7676] day [H3117] : and I testified [H5749] [against them] in the day [H3117] wherein they sold [H4376] victuals [H6718] .
13:16 There dwelt [H3427] men of Tyre [H6876] also therein, which brought [H935] fish [H1709] [H1709] , and all manner of ware [H4377] , and sold [H4376] on the sabbath [H7676] unto the children [H1121] of Judah [H3063] , and in Jerusalem [H3389] .
13:17 Then I contended [H7378] with the nobles [H2715] of Judah [H3063] , and said [H559] unto them, What evil [H7451] thing [H1697] [is] this that ye do [H6213] , and profane [H2490] the sabbath [H7676] day [H3117] ?
13:18 Did [H6213] not your fathers [H1] thus, and did [H935] not our God [H430] bring [H935] all this evil [H7451] upon us, and upon this city [H5892] ? yet ye bring [H935] more [H3254] wrath [H2740] upon Israel [H3478] by profaning [H2490] the sabbath [H7676] .
13:19 And it came to pass, that when the gates [H8179] of Jerusalem [H3389] began to be dark [H6751] before [H6440] the sabbath [H7676] , I commanded [H559] that the gates [H1817] should be shut [H5462] , and charged [H559] that they should not be opened [H6605] till after [H310] the sabbath [H7676] : and [some] of my servants [H5288] set [H5975] I at the gates [H8179] , [that] there should no burden [H4853] be brought in [H935] on the sabbath [H7676] day [H3117] .
13:20 So the merchants [H7402] and sellers [H4376] of all kind of ware [H4465] lodged [H3885] without [H2351] Jerusalem [H3389] once [H6471] or twice [H8147] .
13:21 Then I testified [H5749] against them, and said [H559] unto them, Why lodge [H3885] ye about [H5048] the wall [H2346] ? if ye do [so] again [H8138] , I will lay [H7971] hands [H3027] on you. From that time [H6256] forth came [H935] they no [more] on the sabbath [H7676] .(about: Heb. before)
13:22 And I commanded [H559] the Levites [H3881] that they should cleanse [H2891] themselves, and [that] they should come [H935] [and] keep [H8104] the gates [H8179] , to sanctify [H6942] the sabbath [H7676] day [H3117] . Remember [H2142] me, O my God [H430] , [concerning] this also, and spare [H2347] me according to the greatness [H7230] of thy mercy [H2617] .(greatness: or, multitude)
13:23 In those days [H3117] also saw [H7200] I Jews [H3064] [that] had married [H3427] wives [H802] of Ashdod [H796] , of Ammon [H5984] , [and] of Moab [H4125] :(had: Heb. had made to dwell with them)
13:24 And their children [H1121] spake [H1696] half [H2677] in the speech of Ashdod [H797] , and could [H5234] not speak [H1696] in the Jews' language [H3066] , but according to the language [H3956] of each [H5971] people [H5971] .(could: Heb. they discerned not to speak)(of each: Heb. of people and people)
13:25 And I contended [H7378] with them, and cursed [H7043] them, and smote [H5221] certain [H582] of them, and plucked off their hair [H4803] , and made them swear [H7650] by God [H430] , [saying], Ye shall not give [H5414] your daughters [H1323] unto their sons [H1121] , nor take [H5375] their daughters [H1323] unto your sons [H1121] , or for yourselves.(cursed: or, reviled)
13:26 Did not Solomon [H8010] king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] sin [H2398] by these things? yet among many [H7227] nations [H1471] was there no king [H4428] like him, who was beloved [H157] of his God [H430] , and God [H430] made [H5414] him king [H4428] over all Israel [H3478] : nevertheless even him [H1571] did outlandish [H5237] women [H802] cause to sin [H2398] .
13:27 Shall we then hearken [H8085] unto you to do [H6213] all this great [H1419] evil [H7451] , to transgress [H4603] against our God [H430] in marrying [H3427] strange [H5237] wives [H802] ?
13:28 And [one] of the sons [H1121] of Joiada [H3111] , the son [H1121] of Eliashib [H475] the high [H1419] priest [H3548] , [was] son in law [H2860] to Sanballat [H5571] the Horonite [H2772] : therefore I chased [H1272] him from me.
13:29 Remember [H2142] them, O my God [H430] , because they have defiled [H1352] the priesthood [H3550] , and the covenant [H1285] of the priesthood [H3550] , and of the Levites [H3881] .(because: Heb. for the defilings)
13:30 Thus cleansed [H2891] I them from all strangers [H5236] , and appointed [H5975] the wards [H4931] of the priests [H3548] and the Levites [H3881] , every one [H376] in his business [H4399] ;
13:31 And for the wood [H6086] offering [H7133] , at times [H6256] appointed [H2163] , and for the firstfruits [H1061] . Remember [H2142] me, O my God [H430] , for good [H2896] .