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The altar of God is set up.


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9. 2 Chr. 2. 10. Acts 12. 20.

i 2 Chr. 2. 16. Acts 9. 36.

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B.C gether was forty and two thousand 7 They gave money also unto the B. C. about 336. three hundred and threescore, masons, and to the Il carpenters; and about 536.

65 Besides their servants and their meat, and drink, and oil, unto them
maids, of whom there were seven thou- of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to "dor, work-
sand three hundred thirty and seven : bring cedar trees from Lebanon to h 1 Kings 5.6,
and there were among them two hun- | the sea of Joppa, kaccording to the
dred singing men and singing women. grant that they had of Cyrus king of

66 Their horses were seven hundred Persia.
thirty and six; their mules, two hun- 8 1 Now in the second year of their 535.
dred forty and five;

coming unto the house of God at Je-
67 Their camels, four hundred thir- rusalem, in the second month, began k ch. 6. 3.
ty and five; their asses, six thousand Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and
seven hundred and twenty.

Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the
68 l 'And some of the chief of the remnant of their brethren the priests
fathers, when they came to the house and the Levites, and all they that
of the Lord which is at Jerusalem, were come out of the captivity unto
offered freely for the house of God to Jerusalem ; 'and appointed the Le- 11 Chr. 23. 24,
set it up in his place:

vites, from twenty years old and up-
69 'They gave after their ability unto ward, to set forward the work of the
the "treasure of the work threescore house of the Lord.
and one thousand drams of gold, and 9 Then stood m Jeshua with his sons
five thousand pounds of silver, and one and his brethren, kadmiel and his
hundred priests' garments.

sons, the sons of Judah, † together, or, Hodavioch 6. 16, 17. 70 * So the priests, and the Levites, to set forward the workmen in the

+ Heb, as one. and some of the people, and the sing- house of God: the sons of Henadad, ers, and the porters, and the Nethi- with their sons and their brethren the nim, dwelt in their cities, and all Is- Levites. rael in their cities.

10 And when the builders laid the

foundation of the temple of the Lord, CHAPTER III.

n they set the priests in their apparel - 1 Chr. 16. 5, The altar is set up, and the sacrifices renewed. 8 The with trumpets, and the Levites the foundation of the temple is laid.

sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise

the Lord, after the ordinance of Da- | on Chr. 6. 31. come, and the children of Israel vid king of Israel. were in the cities, the people gathered 11 PAnd they sang together by course themselves together as one man to in praising and giving thanks unto

Neh. 12. 24. Jerusalem.

the Lord; because he is good, "for 91 Chr. 16.34. 1 Dr. Jaku

2 Then stood up ! Jeshua the son of his mercy endureth for ever toward 22 Zich.

Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, Israel. And all the people shouted

and Zerubbabel the son of a Shealtiel, with a great shout, when they praised ! Cand zo and his brethren, and builded the altar the Lord, because the foundation of

of the God of Israel, to offer burnt the house of the Lord was laid.

offerings thereon, as it is written in 12 'But many of the priests and Le- See Hag.2.3. ke Luke 3.77, the law of Moses the man of God. vites and chief of the fathers, who

3 And they set the altar upon his were ancient men, that had seen the Deal 12 5.

bases; for fear was upon them because first house, when the foundation of
of the people of those countries : and this house was laid before their eyes,

they offered burnt offerings thereon wept with a loud voice; and many
Jan. 2.3,4. unto the Lord, even burnt offerings shouted aloud for joy :
morning and evening.

13 So that the people could not dis4 They kept also the feast of taber- cern the noise of the shout of joy

nacles, as it is written, and 'offered from the noise of the weeping of the
m. 23.12, the daily burnt offerings by number, people : for the people shouted with

according to the custom, t as the duty a loud shout, and the noise was heard
of every day required ;

afar off.
5 And afterward offered the 5 con-
tinual burnt offering, both of the new

moons, and of all the set feasts of the the adversaries endearour to hinder the building of
22,2, 13.

Lord that were consecrated, and of the temple. 7 Their letter to ArtasetIes. 17 His
every one that willingly offered a free-
will offering unto the Lord.

TOW when a the adversaries of a See ver. 7, 6 From the first day of the seventh Judah and Benjamin heard that

month began they to offer burnt of- + the children of the captivity builded + Heb. the emple of the ferings unto the Lord. But + the the temple unto the Lord God of Is

transportafoundation of the temple of the LORD rael ; was not yet laid.

2 Then they came to Zerubbabel,

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21, 32, 33. & 19. 37. ver. 10.

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B. C. 535. and to the chief of the fathers, and 14 Now because + we have mainte- B.C.522

said unto them, Let us build with nance from the king's palace, and it
you: for we seek your God, as ye was not meet for us to see the king's Chald,

do; and we do sacrifice unto him dishonour, therefore have we sent and 2 Kings 17.

of the palace
bsince the days of Esar-haddon king certified the king;
of Assur, which brought us up hither. 15 That search may be made in the

3 But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and book of the records of thy fathers : so
the rest of the chief of the fathers of shalt thou find in the book of the
Israel, said unto them, o Ye have noth- records, and know that this city is a
ing to do with us to build a house un- rebellious city, and hurtful unto kings
to our God; but we ourselves togeth- and provinces, and that they have

er will build unto the LORD God of + moved sedition t within the same of Chald. made. d ch. 1. 1, 2, 3. Israel, as king Cyrus the king of old time: for which cause was this Chald, in tảe

mids: thereof, Persia hath commanded us.

city destroyed.
534. 4 Then the people of the land weak- 16 We certify the king that, if this

ened the hands of the people of Judah, city be builded again, and the walls
and troubled them in building, thereof set up, by this means thou

5 And hired counsellors against them, shalt have no portion on this side the
to frustrate their purpose, all the days river.
of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the 17 | Then sent the king an answer
reign of Darius king of Persia.

unto Rehum the chancellor, and to 529. 6 And in the reign of + Ahasuerus, Shimshai the scribe, and to the rest of + Heb, Ahash- in the beginning of his reign, wrote their t companions that dwell in Sa Chald. sci.

they unto him an accusation against maria, and unto the rest beyond the
the inhabitants of Judah and Jeru- river, Peace, and at such a time.

18 The letter which ye sent unto us 522. 7 1 And in the days of Artaxerxes hath been plainly read before me. || Or, in peace. wrote Il Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, 19 And +I commanded, and search + Chald. by 1 Heb. socie- and the rest of their † companions, hath been made, and it is found that

unto Artaxerxes king of Persia ; and this city of old time hath + made in- + Chald, life?
the writing of the letter was written surrection against kings, and that re-
in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted bellion and sedition have been made
in the Syrian tongue.

8 Rehum the chancellor and Shim- 20 There have been mighty kings
Or,secretary. shai thell scribe wrote a letter against also over Jerusalem, which have

Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king in Kruled over all countries ' beyond the $1 Rings & this sort :

river; and toll, tribute, and custom, 9 Then wrote Rehum the chancellor, was paid unto them.

and Shimshai the scribe, and the rest 21 F Give ye now commandment to + Chald. Make + Chald. soci- of their t companions ; 'the Dinaites, cause these men to cease, and that

the Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites, this city be not builded, until another
f 2 Kings 17.
30, 31.

the Apharsites, the Archevites, the commandment shall be given from
Babylonians, the Susanchites, the De- me.
havites, and the Elamites,

22 Take heed now that ye fail not about 678. 106 And the rest of the nations whom to do this: why should damage grow

the great and noble Asnapper brought to the hurt of the kings?

over, and set in the cities of Samaria, 23 | Now when the copy of king 17.8 Ch.7. iz and the rest that are on this side the Artaxerxes' letter was read before + Chald. Choe- river, and tat such a time.

Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and 11 I This is the copy of the letter their companions, they went up in 522.

that they sent unto him, even unto haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews,
Artaxerxes the king; Thy servants and made them to cease t by force Chald he
the men on this side the river, and at and power.
such a time.

24 Then ceased the work of the house
12 Be it known unto the king, that of God which is at Jerusalem. So it
the Jews which came up from thee to ceased unto the second year of the
us are come unto Jerusalen, building reign of Darius king of Persia.

the rebellious and the bad city, and | Or, finished. have ll set up the walls thereof, and

CHAPTER V. + Chald. sewed + joined the foundations.

The building of the temple is resumed. 3 Tatnai and 13 Be it known now unto the king, others strive to hinder the work. 6 Their Letter to that, if this city be builded, and the

Darius against the Jews, walls set up again, then will they not THEN the prophets, Haggai the Hag, 11 + Chald. give. #pay toll, tribute, and custom, and so prophet, and Zechariah the son !! Or, strength. I thou shalt endamage the Il revenue of of Iddo, prophesied unto the Jews the kings.

that were in Judah and Jerusalem in

21. Ps. 72. 8. I Gen. 15.18 Josh. 1.4

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The decree of Darius.

e ch. 3. 2

2.2, 21.

• ver. 9.

I rer. 10.

+ Chald. that

. ch. 6. 15.

22. Ps. 33. 18.

och 6.6.


Ich 9.


B. C. 520. the name of the God of Israel, even / uchadnezzar took out of the temple B. C.536. unto them.

that was in Jerusalem, and brought 2 Then rose up · Zerubbabel the son | them into the temple of Babylon, of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of those did Cyrus the king take out of Jozadak, and began to build the house the temple of Babylon, and they were of God which is at Jerusalem: and delivered unto one, whose name was q Hag. 1. 14.& with them were the prophets of God Sheshbazzar, whom he had made helping them.


|| Or, deputy. 31 At the same time came to them 15 And said unto him, Take these & rer. 6. ch. 6. Tatnai, governor on this side the vessels, go, carry them into the tem

river, and Shethar-boznai, and their ple that is in Jerusalem, and let the
companions, and said thus unto them, house of God be builded in his place.
Who hath commanded you to build 16 Then came the same Sheshbaz-
this house, and to make up this wall? zar, and 'laid the foundation of the ch. 3. 8, 10.

4 " Then said we unto them after house of God which is in Jerusalem:
this manner, What are the names of and since that time even until now

the men tthat make this building ? hath it been in building, and yet it is building?

5 But ? the eye of their God was not finished.
See ch. 7. 6, upon the elders of the Jews,that they 17 Now therefore, if it seem good to

could not cause them to cease, till the the king, 'let there be search made in ch. 6. 1, 2
matter came to Darius : and then they the king's treasure-house, which is
returned h answer by letter concern- there at Babylon, whether it be so,
ing this matter.

that a decree was made of Cyrus the
6 I The copy of the letter that Tat- king to build this house of God at
nai, governor on this side the river, Jerusalem, and let the king send
and Shethar-boznai, and his com- his pleasure to us concerning this
panions the Apharsachites, which were matter.
on this side the river, sent unto Da-
rius the king :

7 They sent a letter unto him, The decree of Cyrus being found, Darius maketh a

new decree for the completion of the temple. 14 The + Chaid in the t wherein was written thus; Unto

toork is finished. 16 The feast of the dedication midat there- Darius the king, all peace.

is kept, 19 and the 8 Be it known unto the king, that MHEN Darius the king made a de- 519. we went into the province of Judea, cree, a and search was made in a ch. 5. 17.

to the house of the great God, which the house of the trolls, where the Chald. books. Chald, stores is builded with #great stones, and treasures were tlaid up in Baby- + Chald. made frulling. timber is laid in the walls, and this lon.

work goeth fast on, and prospereth 2 And there was found at 11 Achme- | || Or, Ecbata-
in their hands.
tha, in the palace that is in the prov-

9 Then asked we those elders, and ince of the Medes, a roll, and there-
said unto them thus, * Who command-in was a record thus written :
ed you to build this house, and to 3 In the first year of Cyrus the king,
make up these walls?

the same Cyrus the king made a de-
10 We asked their names also, to cree concerning the house of God at
certify thee, that we might write the Jerusalem, Let the house be builded,
names of the men that were the chief the place where they offered sacrifi-
of them.

ces, and let the foundations thereof 11 And thus they returned us an- be strongly laid; the height thereof swer, saying, We are the servants of threescore cubits, and the breadth the God of heaven and earth, and thereof threescore cubits; build the house that was builded these 4 With three rows of great stones, b 1 Kings 6.

many years ago, which a great king and a row of new timber: and let the 11 Kings 6. 1. of Israel builded 'and set up.

expenses be given out of the king's 12 But mafter that our fathers had house : provoked the God of heaven unto 5 And also let the golden and silver ch. 1. 7, 8. & wrath, he gave them into the hand vessels of the house of God, which of "Nebuchadnezzar the king of Bab- Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the ylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed temple which is at Jerusalem, and this house, and carried the people brought unto Babylon, be restored, away into Babylon.

and + brought again unto the temple + Chald. go. 536. 13 But in the first year of Cyrus which is at Jerusalem, every one to

the king of Babylon, the same king his place, and place them in the house
Cyrus made a decree to build this of God.
house of God.

6 Now therefore, Tatnai, governor a ch. 5. & Dch. 1.7, &. & 14 And P the vessels also of gold and beyond the river, Shethar-boznai, and

+ Chald. their silver of the house of God, which Neb- 1 t your companions the Apharsachites,


to descend

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Ezra goeth to Jerusalem.

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& 13. 6. 2 Chr. 30. 21. & 35, 17.

+ Chald. let him be de

23. 2 Chr. S. 11. ch. 1. 1. &

& Dan. 2.5. & 3. 29.

B. C. 519. which are beyond the river, be ye far dred lambs ; and for a sin offering for B. C. 515. from thence:

all Israel, twelve he goats, according
7 Let the work of this house of God to the number of the tribes of Is-
alone; let the governor of the Jews rael.
and the elders of the Jews build this 18 And they set the priests in their
house of God in his place.

P divisions, and the Levites in their pl Chr. 24. 1. + Chald.byme 8 Moreover +I make a decree what 4 courses, for the service of God, which a 1 Chr. 28. 6.

ye shall do to the elders of these is at Jerusalem ; tras it is written in + Chald. ac Jews for the building of this house the book of Moses.

cording to the of God: that of the king's goods, even 19 And the children of the captiv- - Num. 3. 6. &' of the tribute beyond the river, ity kept the passover s upon the four

forthwith expenses be given unto teenth day of the first month. + Chald. made these men, that they be not thin- 20 For the priests and the Levites dered.

were 'purified together, all of them + 2 Chr. 80. 15 9 And that which they have need of, were pure, and killed the passover 12 Chr. 85. 11. both young bullocks, and rams, and for all the children of the captivity, lambs, for the burnt offerings of the and for their brethren the priests, and God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and for themselves. oil, according to the appointment of 21 And the children of Israel, which the priests which are at Jerusalem, were come again out of captivity, let it be given them day by day with and all such as had separated themout fail :

selves unto them from the filthiness « ch.9. 11. 10 That they may offer sacrifices of the heathen of the land, to seek + Chald. of t of sweet savours unto the God of the Lord God of Israel, did eat, f 1 Tim.2.1, 2.

heaven, and 'pray for the life of the 22 And kept the ' feast of unleaven- , Ex. 12 15 king, and of his sons.

ed bread seven days with joy: for 11 Also I have made a decree, that the Lord had made them joyful, and whosoever shall alter this word, let z turned the heart a of the king of As. z Prov. 21. 1. timber be pulled down from his house, syria unto them, to strengthen their skins 3 and being set up, + let him be hanged hands in the work of the house of

ver.6, &c. stroyed.

thereon ; 6 and let his house be made God, the God of Israel.
a dunghill for this.
12 And the God that hath caused

CHAPTER VII. h 1 Kings 9. 3. his h name to dwell there destroy all

Ezra gocth up to Jerusalem. 11 The gracious com-
kings and people, that shall put to
their hand to alter and to destroy this

God for his favour.

I Darius made a decree; let it reign of a Artaxerxes king of a Neh. 2 1.
be done with speed.

Persia, Ezra - the son of Seraiah, the bi Chr. 6. 14 13 | Then Tatnai, governor on this son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah, side the river, Shethar-boznai, and 2 The son of Shallum, the son of their companions, according to that | Zadok, the son of Ahitub, which Darius the king had sent, so 3 The son of Amariah, the son of they did speedily.

Azariah, the son of Meraioth,
ich. 5. 1, 2 14 And the elders of the Jews 4 The son of Zerahiah, the son of

builded, and they prospered through Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
the prophesying of Haggai the proph- 5 The son of Abishua, the son of
et and Zechariah the son of Iddo. Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son
And they builded, and finished it, of Aaron the chief priest :
according to the commandment of 6 This Ezra went up from Babylon;
the God of Israel, and according to and he was oa ready seribe in the ever. 11, 12,
the commandment of k Cyrus, and law of Moses, which the Lord God
· Darius, and mArtaxerxes king of of Israel had given: and the king

granted him all his request, daccord- d ver.2 ch, E. 515. 15 And this house was finished on ing to the hand of the Lord his God

22, 3).
the third day of the month Adar, upon him.
which was in the sixth year of the • And there went up some of the
reign of Darius the king.

children of Israel, and of the priests,
16 | And the children of Israel, the and the Levites, and the singers, See cb. 8 15,
priests, and the Levites, and the rest and the porters, and the Nethinim,

oft the children of the captivity, kept unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year transporta

a the dedication of this house of God of Artaxerxes the king.
with joy,

8 And he came to Jerusalem in the a 1 Kings 8.

17 And offered at the dedication of fifth month, which was in the seventh 63. 2Chr.7.5.

this house of God a hundred bul year of the king.
locks, two hundred rams, four hun- 9 For upon the first day of the first about 4.77.

mission of Arta rertes to him. 27 Lara blesset,

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26, 18,
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N8. 1-8. Ma. 27.

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E:. 28.7. Dan. 2. 37. ! Or, to Eura the priert, a periect scribe

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Esth. 1. 14.

† Chald. to rooting out.

B. C. month + began he to go up from Baby- | en, shall require of you, it be done B. C. about 457. lon, and on the first day of the fifth speedily,

about 457. month came he to Jerusalem, bac- 22 Unto a hundred talents of silThe Sounds cording to the good hand of his God ver, and to a hundred + measures of + Chald. cors.

wheat, and to a hundred baths of 92ing .

10 For Ezra had prepared his heart wine, and to a hundred baths of oil,
to seek the law of the Lord, and to and salt without prescribing how

do it, and to k teach in Israel statutes much.
. si 1o. and judgments.

23 + Whatsoever is commanded by + Heb. Whal11 I Now this is the copy of the the God of heaven, let it be diligently letter that the king Artaxerxes gave done for the house of the God of heavunto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even en : for why should there be wrath a scribe of the words of the com- against the realm of the king and his mandments of the Lord, and of his sons ? statutes to Israel.

24 Also we certify you, that, touch12 Artaxerxes, 'king of kings, "unto ing any of the priests and Levites,

Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of singers, porters, Nethinim, or minisette laste of the God of heaven, perfect peace, "and ters of this house of God, it shall not at such a time.

be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or
13 I make a decree, that all they custom, upon them.
of the people of Israel, and of his 25 And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom
priests and Levites, in my realm, of thy God, that is in thine hand,
which are minded of their own free-set magistrates and judges, which
will to go up to Jerusalem, go with may judge all the people that are

beyond the river, all such as know
14 Forasmuch as thou art sent tof the laws of thy God; and teach ye u ver. 10
the king, and of his "seven counsel- them that know them not.
lors, to inquire concerning Judah and 26 And whosoever will not do the
Jerusalem, according to the law of thy law of thy God, and the law of the
God which is in thine hand;

king, let judgment be executed speed15 And to carry the silver and gold, ily upon him, whether it be unto which the king and his counsellors death, or f to banishment, or to conhave freely offered unto the God of fiscation of goods, or to imprisonment. Israel, whose habitation is in Jeru- 27 [ * Blessed be the LORD God of x1 Chr. 29 16 salem,

our fathers, which hath put such a 16 P And all the silver and gold that thing as this in the king's heart, to thou canst find in all the province of beautify the house of the Lord which

Babylon, with the freewill offering of is in Jerusalem : Car. 29. e, the people, and of the priests, "offer

28 And a hath extended mercy unto ing willingly for the house of their me before the king, and his counselGod which is in Jerusalem :

lors, and before all the king's mighty 17 That thou mayest buy speedily princes. And I was strengthened as

with this money bullocks, rams, lambs, a the hand of the Lord my God was Nam 15, 4 with their 'meat offerings and their upon me, and I gathered together

drink offerings, and 'offer them upon out of Israel chief men to go up
the altar of the house of your God with me.
which is in Jerusalem.
18 And whatsoever shall seem good

to thee, and to thy brethren, to do

Ezra's companions from Babylon. 15 He sendeth to with the rest of the silver and the

Iddo for ministers for the temple. 21 He keepeth a gold, that do after the will of your

fast. 24. He commilleth the treasures to the custody

of the priesls. 31 He and his company come to Je-
19 The vessels also that are given

36 They deliver the king's commissions to his officers.
thee for the service of the house of THESE are now the chief of their
thy God, those deliver thou before the fathers, and this is the genealogy
God of Jerusalem.

of them that went up with me from
20 And whatsoever more shall be Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes
needful for the house of thy God, the king.
which thou shalt have occasion to 2 Of the sons of Phinehas; Gershom:
bestow, bestow it out of the king's of the sons of Ithamar; Daniel: of the

sons of David ; a Hattush.
21 And I, even I Artaxerxes the 3 Of the sons of Shechaniah, of the
king, do make a decree to all the sons of Pharosh ; Zechariah : and 1 ch. 2. 3.
treasurers which are beyond the river, with him were reckoned hy geneal-
that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the ogy of the males a hundred and
scribe of the law of the God of heav- | fifty.

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