Nehemiah 10 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The sealed document bore these signatures: Nehemiah the governor, son of Hacaliah, 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: Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel, 9 The Levites: Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel,
10 and their kinsmen: 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 heads of the people: 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, priests, Levites, security guards, singers, Temple staff, and all who separated themselves from the foreign neighbors to keep The Revelation of God, together with their wives, sons, daughters - everyone 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 - all joined their noble kinsmen in a binding oath to follow The Revelation of God given through Moses the servant of God, to keep and carry out all the commandments of God our Master, all his decisions and standards. 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 Thus: We will not marry our daughters to our foreign neighbors nor 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 When the foreign neighbors bring goods or grain to sell on the Sabbath we won't trade with them - not on the Sabbath or any other holy day. Every seventh year we will leave the land fallow and cancel all debts. 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 We accept the responsibility for paying an annual tax of one-third of a shekel (about an eighth ounce) for providing The Temple of our God with 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 read for the Table regular Grain-Offerings regular Whole-Burnt-Offerings offerings for the Sabbaths, New Moons, and appointed feasts Dedication-Offerings Absolution-Offerings to atone for Israel maintenance 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 - priests, Levites, and the people - have cast lots to see when each of our families will bring wood for burning on the Altar of our God, following the yearly schedule set down in The Revelation. 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 take responsibility for delivering annually to The Temple of God the firstfruits of our crops and our orchards, 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 our firstborn sons and cattle, and the firstborn from our herds and flocks for the priests who serve in The Temple of our God - just as it is set down in The Revelation. 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 bring the best of our grain, of our contributions, of the fruit of every tree, of wine, and of oil to the priests in the storerooms of The Temple of our God. 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 We'll see to it that a priest descended from Aaron will supervise the Levites as they collect the tithes and make sure that they take a tenth of the tithes to the treasury in The Temple of our God. 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 We'll see to it that the People of Israel and Levites bring the grain, wine, and oil to the storage rooms where the vessels of the Sanctuary are kept and where the priests who serve, the security guards, and the choir meet. We will not 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."