Nehemiah 10
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1Those whose seals were on the document were:

Nehemiah the governor,a son of Hacaliah, and Zedekiah,

2Seraiah,b Azariah, Jeremiah,

3Pashhur,c Amariah, Malchijah,

4Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,

5Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,

6Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,

7Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,

8Maaziah, Bilgai, and Shemaiah.

These were the priests.

9The Levitesd were:

Jeshua son of Azaniah,

Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel,

10and their brothers

Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,

11Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,

12Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,

13Hodiah, Bani, and Beninu.

14The leaders of the peoplee were:

Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,

15Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,

16Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,f

17Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,

18Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,

19Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,

20Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,

21Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua,

22Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,

23Hoshea, Hananiah,g Hasshub,

24Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,

25Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,

26Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,

27Malluch, Harim, Baanah.

28The rest of the people — the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, and temple servants, along with their wives, sons, and daughters, everyone who is able to understandh and who has separated themselves from the surrounding peoplesi to obey the law of God — 29join with their noble brothers and commit themselves with a sworn oathj, k to follow the law of God given through God’s servant Mosesl and to carefully obey all the commands, ordinances, and statutes of Yahweh our Lord.

Details of the Vow

30We will not give our daughters in marriage to the surrounding peoples and will not take their daughters as wives for our sons.m

31When the surrounding peoples bring merchandise or any kind of grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or a holy day.n We will also leave the land uncultivated in the seventh yearo and will cancel every debt.p

32We will impose the following commands on ourselves:

To give an eighth of an ounce of silverq yearly for the service of the house of our God:r 33the bread displayed before the LORD,s, t the daily grain offering, the regular burnt offering, the Sabbath and New Moon offerings,u the appointed festivals, the holy things, the sin offerings to atone for Israel,v and for all the work of the house of our God.

34We have cast lotsw among the priests, Levites, and people for the donation of wood by our ancestral houses at the appointed times each year. They are to bring the wood to our God’s house to burn on the altar of the LORD our God,x as it is written in the law.

35We will bring the firstfruits of our land and of every fruit tree to the LORD’s house year by year.y 36We will also bring the firstborn of our sons and our livestock, as prescribed by the law, and will bring the firstborn of our herds and flocks to the house of our God,z to the priests who serve in our God’s house. 37We will bring a loaf from our first batch of doughaa to the priests at the storerooms of the house of our God. We will also bring the firstfruits of our grain offerings, of every fruit tree, and of the new wine and oil.ab A tenth of our land’s produce belongs to the Levites, for the Levites are to collect the one-tenth offering in all our agricultural 38A priest of Aaronic descent must accompany the Levites when they collect the tenth,ad and the Levites must take a tenth of this offering to the storerooms of the treasury in the house of our 39For the Israelites and the Levites are to bring the contributions of grain, new wine, and oil to the storerooms where the articles of the sanctuary are keptaf and where the priests who minister are, along with the gatekeepers and singers. We will not neglect the house of our

a. 10:1 Neh 5:14; 8:9; 12:26
b. 10:2-8 Neh 12:1-7,11-21
c. 10:3 1Ch 9:12
d. 10:9-13 Neh 8:7; 9:4-5; 12:8-9
e. 10:14-27 Ezr 2:1-61; Neh 7:6-63
f. 10:16 Ezr 8:6
g. 10:23 Neh 7:2
h. 10:28 Neh 8:2-3
i. 10:28 Neh 9:2; 13:3
j. 10:29 Lit and enter in a curse and in an oath
k. 10:29 Ezr 10:5; Neh 5:12
l. 10:29 Neh 8:1
m. 10:30 Ex 34:16; Neh 13:23
n. 10:31 Neh 13:16
o. 10:31 Ex 23:10-11; Lv 25:1-7
p. 10:31 Dt 15:1-3
q. 10:32 Lit give one-third of a shekel
r. 10:32 Ex 30:11-16; Mt 17:24
s. 10:33 Lit rows of bread
t. 10:33 Lv 24:5-9
u. 10:33 Nm 10:10
v. 10:33 Nm 28:2–29:39
w. 10:34 Lv 16:8; Neh 11:1
x. 10:34 Lv 6:12-13; Neh 13:31
y. 10:35 Lv 26:1-10; Nm 18:12-13
z. 10:36 Ex 13:2,12-13
aa. 10:37 Lv 23:17; Nm 15:20-21; Ezk 44:30
ab. 10:37 Nm 18:12-13
ac. 10:37 Lv 27:30
ad. 10:38 Nm 18:26
ae. 10:38 Neh 13:12-13
af. 10:39 Dt 12:6,11
ag. 10:39 Neh 13:10-11
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