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The sealers were, Nehemiah [that is] Athirsatha the sonne of Hachaliah, and Sedecias,
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Seraiah, Azariah, Irmeiah,
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Pashur, Amariah, Malachiiah,
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Hattus, Sebeniah, Malluch,
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Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
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Daniel, Ginethon, Baruch,
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Mesullam, Abiiah, Miiamin,
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Maaziah, Bilgai, Semaiah: these were priestes.
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The Leuites were, Iesua the sonne of Azaniah, Bennui among the children of Henadad, and Cadmiel.
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And their brethren, Sebaniah, Hodiiah, Celita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
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Micha, Rehob, Hasabiah,
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Zacchur, Serebiah, Sebaniah,
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Hodiiah, Bani, Beninu.
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The heads of the people were, Pharos the captayne of Moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,
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Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
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Adoniiah, Biguai, Adin,
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Ater, Hizciiah, Azur,
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Hodiiah, Hasum, Besai,
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Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai.
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Magpias, Mesullam, Hezir,
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Mesesabel, Sadoc, Iaddua,
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Phelatia, Hanan, Anaaia,
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Hosea, Hanania, Hasub,
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Halohes, Phaleha, Sobek,
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Rehum, Hasebna, Maasia,
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Ahia Aanan, and Anan,
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Malluch, Harim, and Baana:
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And the other people, the priestes, Leuites, porters, singers, Nethinims, and all they that had separated them selues from the people of the landes vnto the law of God, with their wyues, their sonnes, and their daughters, & as many as could vnderstand,
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And their lordes that had rule of the, receaued it for their brethren: And they came to sweare, & to binde them selues with an oth to walke in gods lawe, which was geuen by Moyses the seruaunt of God, and that they would obserue and do according vnto all the commaundementes, iudgementes, and statutes of the Lorde our God:
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And that we woulde not geue our daughters vnto the people of the lande, neither to take their daughters for our sonnes.
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And if the people of the land brought ware on the Sabbath, and all maner vitailes to sell, that we would not take it of them on the Sabbath and on the holy dayes, and that we would let the seuenth yere be free, and the debtes of euery person.
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And we decreed a statute vpon our selues, to geue yerely the third part of a sicle to the ministration in the house of our God,
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To the shewe bread, to the dayly meate offering, to the dayly burnt offering, of the Sabbathes, of the new Moones, and feaste dayes, and to the thinges that were sanctified, & to the offringes of attonement, to reconsile Israel withal, and to all the busines in the house of our God.
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And we cast the lot among the priestes, Leuites, and the people, for the offering of the wood, to be brought vnto the house of our God from yere to yere, after the houses of our fathers, that it might be brent at times appoynted vpon the aulter of the Lorde God, as it is written in the lawe:
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And to bring the first fruites of our land, and the firstlinges of our fruites of all trees yere by yere vnto the house of the Lorde.
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And the first borne of our sonnes, and of our cattel, (as it is written in the law) and the firstlinges of our oxen and of our sheepe, whiche we shoulde bring to the house of our God vnto the priestes that minister in the house of our God.
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And that we shoulde bring the first fruites of our dough and our heaue offeringes, and the fruites of all maner of trees, of wine also and of oyle, vnto the priestes to the chestes of the house of our God, and the tythes of our lande vnto the Leuites, that the Leuites might haue the tythes in all the cities of our ministration.
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And the priest the sonne of Aaron shalbe with the Leuites when the Leuites take tythes: so that the Leuites shall bring vp the tythes of their tythes vnto the house of our God, to the store houses and to the treasure houses.
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For the children of Israel and the children of Leui shall bring vp the heaue offeringes of the corne, wine, and oyle, vnto the store houses, there as are the vessels of the sanctuarie and the priestes that minister, and the porters and singers, and we will not forsake the house of our God.