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Nehemiah 10 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The document was ratified and sealed with the following names: Nehemiah the governor, the son of Hacaliah. The priests who signed were Zedekiah, 1 Those who sealed it were: Nehemiah the governor, the son of Hacaliah. Zedekiah,
2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah, 2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
3 Pashhur, Amariah, Malkijah, 3 Pashhur, Amariah, Malkijah,
4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch, 4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah, 5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch, 6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin, 7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
8 Maaziah, Bilgai, and Shemaiah. These were the priests. 8 Maaziah, Bilgai and Shemaiah. These were the priests.
9 The Levites who signed were Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui from the family of Henadad, Kadmiel, 9 The Levites: Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel,
10 and their fellow Levites: Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan, 10 and their associates: Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
11 Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah, 11 Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,
12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah, 12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
13 Hodiah, Bani, and Beninu. 13 Hodiah, Bani and Beninu.
14 The leaders who signed were Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani, 14 The leaders of the people: Parosh, Pahath-Moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,
15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai, 15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, 16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
17 Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur, 17 Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,
18 Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai, 18 Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,
19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, 19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir, 20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
21 Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua, 21 Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua,
22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah, 22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub, 23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,
24 Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek, 24 Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,
25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, 25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
26 Ahiah, Hanan, Anan, 26 Ahiah, Hanan, Anan,
27 Malluch, Harim, and Baanah. 27 Malluch, Harim and Baanah.
28 The rest of the people -- the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, Temple servants, and all who had separated themselves from the pagan people of the land in order to serve God, and who were old enough to understand -- 28 "The rest of the people--priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, temple servants and all who separated themselves from the neighboring peoples for the sake of the Law of God, together with their wives and all their sons and daughters who are able to understand--
29 now all heartily bound themselves with an oath. They vowed to accept the curse of God if they failed to obey the law of God as issued by his servant Moses. They solemnly promised to carefully follow all the commands, laws, and regulations of the LORD their Lord. 29 all these now join their brothers the nobles, and bind themselves with a curse and an oath to follow the Law of God given through Moses the servant of God and to obey carefully all the commands, regulations and decrees of the LORD our Lord.
30 "We promise not to let our daughters marry the pagan people of the land, nor to let our sons marry their daughters. 30 "We promise not to give our daughters in marriage to the peoples around us or take their daughters for our sons.
31 We further promise that if the people of the land should bring any merchandise or grain to be sold on the Sabbath or on any other holy day, we will refuse to buy it. And we promise not to do any work every seventh year and to cancel the debts owed to us by other Jews. 31 "When the neighboring peoples bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day. Every seventh year we will forgo working the land and will cancel all debts.
32 "In addition, we promise to obey the command to pay the annual Temple tax of an eighth of an ounce of silver, so that there will be enough money to care for the Temple of our God. 32 "We assume the responsibility for carrying out the commands to give a third of a shekel each year for the service of the house of our God:
33 This will provide for the Bread of the Presence; for the regular grain offerings and burnt offerings; for the offerings on the Sabbaths, the new moon celebrations, and the annual festivals; for the holy offerings; and for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel. It will also provide for the other items necessary for the work of the Temple of our God. 33 for the bread set out on the table; for the regular grain offerings and burnt offerings; for the offerings on the Sabbaths, New Moon festivals and appointed feasts; for the holy offerings; for sin offerings to make atonement for Israel; and for all the duties of the house of our God.
34 "We have cast sacred lots to determine when -- at regular times each year -- the families of the priests, Levites, and the common people should bring wood to God's Temple to be burned on the altar of the LORD our God, as required in the law. 34 "We--the priests, the Levites and the people--have cast lots to determine when each of our families is to bring to the house of our God at set times each year a contribution of wood to burn on the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the Law.
35 "We promise always to bring the first part of every harvest to the LORD's Temple -- whether it be a crop from the soil or from our fruit trees. 35 "We also assume responsibility for bringing to the house of the LORD each year the firstfruits of our crops and of every fruit tree.
36 We agree to give to God our oldest sons and the firstborn of all our herds and flocks, just as the law requires. We will present them to the priests who minister in the Temple of our God. 36 "As it is also written in the Law, we will bring the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, of our herds and of our flocks to the house of our God, to the priests ministering there.
37 We will store the produce in the storerooms of the Temple of our God. We will bring the best of our flour and other grain offerings, the best of our fruit, and the best of our new wine and olive oil. And we promise to bring to the Levites a tenth of everything our land produces, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all our rural towns. 37 "Moreover, we will bring to the storerooms of the house of our God, to the priests, the first of our ground meal, of our [ grain] offerings, of the fruit of all our trees and of our new wine and oil. And we will bring a tithe of our crops to the Levites, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all the towns where we work.
38 A priest -- a descendant of Aaron -- will be with the Levites as they receive these tithes. And a tenth of all that is collected as tithes will be delivered by the Levites to the Temple of our God and placed in the storerooms. 38 A priest descended from Aaron is to accompany the Levites when they receive the tithes, and the Levites are to bring a tenth of the tithes up to the house of our God, to the storerooms of the treasury.
39 The people and the Levites must bring these offerings of grain, new wine, and olive oil to the Temple and place them in the sacred containers near the ministering priests, the gatekeepers, and the singers." "So we promise together not to neglect the Temple of our God." 39 The people of Israel, including the Levites, are to bring their contributions of grain, new wine and oil to the storerooms where the articles for the sanctuary are kept and where the ministering priests, the gatekeepers and the singers stay. "We will not neglect the house of our God."