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Now those that sealed were, Nehemiah the Tirshatha the sonne of Hachaliah, and Zidkiiah,
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Seraiah, Azariah, Ieremiah,
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Pashur, Amariah, Malchiah,
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Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
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Harim, Merimoth, Obadiah,
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Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
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Meshullam, Abiiah, Miiamin,
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Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these were the Priests.
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And the Leuites: both Ieshua the sonne of Azaniah, Binnui, of the sonnes of Henadad, Kadmiel;
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And their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodiiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
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Micah, Rehob, Hashabiah,
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Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
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Hodiiah, Bani, Beninu,
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The chiefe of the people.
Parosh, Pahath-Moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,
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Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
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Adoniiah, Biguai, Adin,
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Ater, Hizkiiah, Azzur,
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Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,
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Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
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Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
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Meshezabeel, Zadok, Iaddua,
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Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
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Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,
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Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek,
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Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
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And Ahiiah, Hanan, Anan,
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Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
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And the rest of the people, the Priests, the Leuites, the Porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselues from the people of the lands, vnto the Law of God, their wiues, their sonnes, and their daughters, euery one hauing knowledge, and hauing vnderstanding.
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They claue to their brethren their nobles, and entred into a curse, and into an oath to walke in Gods law, which was giuen by Moses the seruant of God, and to obserue and doe all the commandements of the Lord our Lord, and his Iudgements, and his statutes:
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And that we would not giue our daughters vnto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sonnes.
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And if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the Sabbath day, to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the Sabbath, or on the holyday, and that wee would leaue the seuenth yeere, and the exaction of euerie debt.
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Also we made ordinances for vs, to charge our selues yeerely, with the third part of a shekel, for the seruice of the house of our God,
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For the shew-bread, and for the continuall meate-offering, and for the continuall burnt offering, of the Sabbaths, of the new moones, for the set-feastes, and for the holy things, and for the sin-offerings, to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the worke of the house of our God.
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And we cast the lots among the priests, the Leuites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, after the houses of our fathers, at times appointed, yeere by yeere, to burne vpon the altar of the Lord our God, as it is written in the law:
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And to bring the first fruits of our ground, and the first fruites of all fruit of all trees, yeere by yeere, vnto the house of the Lord.
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Also the first-borne of our sonnes, and of our cattell (as it is written in the lawe) and the firstlings of our heards, and of our flockes, to bring to the house of our God, vnto the priests that minister in the house of our God:
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And that we should bring the first fruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all maner of trees, of wine and of oile, vnto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God, and the tithes of our ground vnto the Leuites, that the same Leuites might haue the tithes, in all the cities of our tillage.
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And the priest the sonne of Aaron, shall be with the Leuites, when the Leuites take tithes, and the Leuites shal bring vp the tithe of the tithes vnto the house of our God, to the chambers into the treasure house.
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For the children of Israel, and the children of Leui, shall bring the offering of the corne, of the new wine, and the oyle, vnto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuarie, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers, and we will not forsake the house of our God.