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that build building?
6. 1, 2.
5. 17. 1 Erd. 6. 23.
Tatnai's letter to Darius.
Chap. v. vj.
Darius his decree.
go, carry them into the temple that is in Jerusa- Christ 520.
3 At the same time came to them Tatnai, lem, and let the house of God be builded in his 519. governor on this side the river, and Shethar- place. boznai, and their companions, and said thus unto 16 Then came the fame Sheshbazzar, and them, Who hath commanded you to build this laid the foundation of the house of God which is house, and to make up this wall?
in Jerusalem. And since that time even until dy. 10. 4d Then said we unto them after this manner, now, hath it been in building, and yet is not + Chald. What are the names of the men + that make this finished.
17 Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, 5 But e the eye of their God was upon the let there be search made in the kings treasure- « Chap. elders of the Jews, that they could not cause house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: so that a decree was made of Cyrus the king, to and then they returned answer by letter concern- build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the ing this matter.
king send his pleasure to us concerning this 519.
69 The copy of the letter that Tatnai, go- matter.
C H A P. VI.
which were on this side the river, sent unto Da decree for the advancement of the building. 13 By
the help of the enemies, and the directions of the
dedication is kept, and the pasover.
Hen Darius the king made a decree, 'and 519. 8 Be it known unto the king, that we went
made in the house of the a Chap. into the province of Judea, to the house of + rolls, where the treasures were + laid up in Chald. the great God, which is builded with + great Babylon.
2 And there was found at || Achmetha, in the books. rolling hories of stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this
work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their palace that is in the province of the Medes, a + Chald. hands.
roll, and therein was a record thus written:
Then asked we those elders, and said unto 3 In the first year of Cyrus the king, the fame Lor: them thus, Who commended you to build this Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the or, in s house, and to make up these walls?
house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be coffer.
the height thereof threescore cubits, and the
King. earth, and build the house that was builded these of new timber : and let the expences be given
many years ago, which a great king of Israel out of the kings house. g 1 King. builded, 6 and set up.
5 And also let the golden and Gilver vessels e Chap. 12 But h after that our fathers had provoked of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar 7,8. & 36.16,17. the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them took forth out of the temple which is at Jerusai . King. into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king lem, and brought unto Babylon, be restored, 24:3. of Babylon the Chaldean, who destroyed this and + brought again to the temple which is at Chald,
house, and carried the people away into Ba- Jerusalem, everyone to his place, and place them 80. bylon.
in the house of God. 536. 13 But in the first
year of k Cyrus the king of 6 Now therefore Tatnai, governor beyond a Chap * Chap. Babylon, the same king Cyrus made a decree to the river, Shethar-boznai
, and + your compa- * *. build this house of God.
nions the Apharlachites, which are beyond the their fo-
out of the temple that was in Jerusalem, and the governor of the Jews, and the elders of the
did Cyrus the king take out of the temple of Ba 8 Moreover, t I make a decree, what ye shall + Chald. m. Hag. 1. bylon, and they were delivered unto one, m whose do to the elders of these Jews, for the building core is
name was Shelhbazzar, whom he had made of this house of God: that of the kings goods, made. Il governor:
even of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith
14. & 2. 2, 21.
f Dan. 2.
b Neb. 2.1.
C i Chr.
The temple finished.
Ezra goeth up to Jerusalem. be given unto thefe men, that they be 21 And the children of Israel, which were Before Chrift
come again out of captivity, and all fuch as had
Christ not + hindred? 519 9 And that which they have need of, both separated themselves unto them from the filthiness 515: + Chald.
bullocks, and rams, and lambs, for the ofthe heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God cease. burnt-offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, of Israel, did eat,
salt, wine, and oyl, according to the appointment 22 And kept the feast ofunleavened bread seven
joyful, and turned the heart P of the king of 27: 29. 10 e That they may offer facrifices + of sweet Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands
favours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the in the work of the house of God, the God of Chald. life of the king, and of his sons.
Israel. of reft. 1 Also I have made a decree, that whosoever
CHAP. VII. shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down 1 Ezra goeth up to Jerusalem. 11 The gracious the Chalda from his house, and being set up, + let him be commission of Artaxerxes to Ezra. 27 Ezra de foro ed hanged thereon, f and let his house be made a blesseth Ged for his favour. dunghil for this.
Tow a after these things, in the reign of 457:
3. The son of Amariah, the son of Azariah,
5 The son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, s Chap
14 & And the elders of the Jews builded, and the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief they prospered through the prophecying of priest: Haggai the prophet,and Zechariah the son of Iddo; 6 This Ezra went up from Babylon, and he and they builded and finished it, according to the wasd a ready scribe in the law of Mofes, which 21. commandment of the God of Israel, and accord- the LORD God of Israel had given : and the king
ing to the t commandment of h Cyrus, and granted himy all his request, e according to the cherrega 6 Chap. Darius, and k Artaxerxes king of Persia. hand of the LORD his God upon him.
15 And this house was finilhed on the third 7 And there went up some of the children of Chap. Veil. z. day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and a see 515. year of the reign of Darius the king.
the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims Chap.8. i Chap.
16 g And the children of Israel, the priests unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes b Chap. Chald. and the Levites, and the rest of the children the king. the Consor of the captivity, kept the dedication of this 8 And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, portation. house of God with joy,
which was in the seventh year of the king. 17
And m offered at the dedication of this 9 For upon the first day of the firit month 457. 2 Chron. house of God, an hundred bullocks, two hun- t began be to go up from Babylon, and on the + Heb.
dred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a fin- first day of the fifth month came he te Jerula- foundation offering for all Israel, twelve he-goats, according lem, according to the good hand of his God of the
going up to the number ofthe tribes of Israel.
18 And they set the priests in their divisions, 10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek
and the Levites in their courses, for the service the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach Chaleco of God, which is at Jerufalen ; t n as it is writ- in Israel Itatutes and judgments. all'ording ten in the book of Moses.
11 Now this is the copy of the letter that Dan.2.37. 19 And the children of the captivity kept the the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, 10r, T. 3.6. & passover, upon the fourteenth day of the first the scribe, even a fcribe of the words of the origin, month.
commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes perfect
Scribe of 20 For the priests and the Levites were pu- to Ifrael.
The lap of rified together, all them were pure, and killed 12 Artaxerxes i king of kings, I unto Ezra the God of the pallover for all the children of the capti- the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of pea vity, and for their bretbren the priests and for heaven, perfect peace, k and at such a time.
k Chap. themselves
13 I meadcrce thi.!! the infole people in
# Chald. decree.
7. 5. m Chap.
Artaxerxes commission to Ezra: Chap. viij. His companions from Babylon
26 And whosoever will not do the law of Before Chrift
realm, which are minded of their own free will thy God, and the law of the king, let judg- Chrift 457. to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.
ment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be 457. + Chald.
14 Forasmuch as thou art sent + of the unto death, or to banishment, or to confisca- + Chald. from be
king, and of his seven counsellers, to enquire tion of goods, or to imprisonment.
before the king, and his counsellers, and before m Chap. 16 m And all the silver and gold that thou all the kings mighty princes : and I was canst find in all the province of Babylon, with strengthned as P the hand of the Lord my God See
Chap. so the free-will-offering of the people, and of the was upon me, and I gathered together out of 5. priests, offering willingly, for the house of their Israel, chief men to go up with me. God, which is in Jerusalem:
CHA P. VIII. 17 That thou mayst buy speedily with this
I The companions of Ezra, who returned from Ba. money, bullocks, rams, lambs, with their meat
bylon : 15 He sendeth to Iddo for ministers for
31 From Ahava they come to Jerusalem. 33 The
Hese a are now of 457
19 The vessels also that are given thee, for went up with me from Babylon, in the reign of
2 Of the fons of Phinehas; Gershom: of
of Pharosh ; Zechariah: and with him were < Chap.
7 And of the fons of Elam; Jeshaiah the
23 + Whatsoever is commanded by the God son of Athaliah, and with him seventy males.
9 Of the sons of Joab; Obadiah the son of
6 i Chr."
is of the decree.
Zaccur. as some read. # Or,
Ezra proclaimeth a fast.
Ezra. The treasures weighed to the priests. 13 And of the last sons of Adonikam whose hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver Before Christ names are these, Eliphelet, Jeiel
, and Shemaiah, vessels
an hundred talents, and of gold an hun- Chrift 4-57. and with them three core males.
dred talents :
457. 14 Of the fons also of Bigvai ; Uthai, and 27, Also twenty basons of gold, of a thouOr, | Zabbud, and with them seventy males. fand drams, and two vessels of + fine copper,
+ Heb. 15 And I gathered them together to the t precious as gold.
Shining river that runnerh to Ahava ; and there
28 And I said unto them, Ye are holy uncobras. pisched.
we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, the Lord, the vessels are holy also, and the desirable.
the LORD God of your fathers.
30 So took the priests and the Levites, the
to go unto Jerusalem; and h the hand of our 5.6,2%.
there three days.
house of our God by the hand of Meremoth the
21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the 34 By number and by weight of every one, • Lev. 16. river Ahava, that we might e afflict our selves and all the weight was written at that time.
before our God, to seek of him a right way 35 Also the children of those that had been
which were come out of the
tivity, k offered burnt-offerings unto the God So
on this side the river, and they furthered the
CHA P. IX.
Ow a when al. 7.15, 16.
princes came to me, saying, The people the house of our God, which the king, and his of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites have counsellers, and his lords, and all Israel there not separated themselves from the people of the present, had offered.
lands, doing according totheir abominations,etion 26 I eren weiched unto the band, lix of the Climmm, : Fittit ha si
See Chap 2. 43:
k Plal. 103. 10.
bak wich held be
€ 2 Chron.
Ezra's prayer and confeffion:
His reformation. Before, the Jebulites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the good of the land, and leave it for an inheri- Before
Christ Christ the Egyptians, and the Amorites.
tanceto your children for ever. 457.
457: 2 For they have taken of their daughters for 13 And after all that is come upon us for our themselves, and for their fons : so that the holy evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that feed have mingled themselves with the people of thou our God k + haft punished us less than those lands : yea, the hand of the princes and rulers our iniquities deserve, and hast given us fuch I Heb. hath been chief in this trespass.
deliverance as this:
with us till thou hadft consumed us, so that there
that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, 15 O LORD God of Israel, thou art right-
for we cannot stand before thee, because of this.
6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and repent and promise amendment. The care to per-
our iniquities are increased over our head, and strange wives..
of our fathers, bave we been Now when Ezra had prayed, and when a Ecas. .
+ Heb. and to confusion of face, as it is this day.
2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of you 8 And now for a + little space grace hath the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, meepingo
been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave We have trespaffed against our God, and have
us a remnant to escape, and to give us || a nail taken strange wives, of the people of the land:
Now therefore let us make a covenant For we were bond-men, yet our God with our God, t to put away all the wives, and to him
hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but 8 hath such as are born of them, according to the foreka
the house of our God, ant to repair the de- be done according to the law.
we also will be with thee: be of good courage,
the Levites, and all Ifrael d to swear, that d Neh.s.
6. Then Ezra rose up from before the Ecr. with the filthiness of the people of the lands, house of God, and went into the chamber Hebe with their abominations, which have filled of Johanan the son of Eliashib : and when month to it + from one end to another, with their un- he came thither, he did eat month: as cleanness. 2 Kings
drink water : for he mourned because of the 12 Now therefore "give not your daughters transgression of them that had been carried
unto their fons, neither take their daughters away. Deut. 7. 3. unto your fons, i nor seek their
7. And they made proclamation troughout wealth for ever : thar ye may be Itrong, and eat Judah and Jerusalem, unto all the children of
7. 28. † Heb.
+ Heb. by the