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Nehemiah 9

Chapter 9

9:8  And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:

faithful Genesis 22:1-3 ; James 2:21-23

covenant (See Scofield "Genesis 15:18")

9:14  And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:

madest known unto them

This important passage fixes beyond all cavil the time when the sabbath, God's rest Genesis 2:1-3 was given to man. Cf. Exodus 20:9-11 . In Exodus 31:13-17 the sabbath is invested with the character of a sign between Jehovah and Israel. (See Scofield "Matthew 12:1") .

9:38  And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.

seal

See Nehemiah 10:1 .

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