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Nehemiah 13


1  On that1931 day3117 they read7121 in the book5612 of Moses4872 in the audience241 of the people;5971 and therein was found4672 written,3789 that834 the Ammonite5984 and the Moabite4125 should not3808 come935 into the congregation6951 of God430 forever;5704 5769

2  Because3588 they met6923 not3808 853 the children1121 of Israel3478 with bread3899 and with water,4325 but hired7936 853 Balaam1109 against5921 them, that he should curse7043 them: howbeit our God430 turned2015 the curse7045 into a blessing.1293

3  Now it came to pass,1961 when they had heard8085 853 the law,8451 that they separated914 from Israel4480 3478 all3605 the mixed multitude.6154

4  And before6440 this,4480 2088 Eliashib475 the priest,3548 having the oversight5414 of the chamber3957 of the house1004 of our God,430 was allied7138 unto Tobiah:2900

5  And he had prepared6213 for him a great1419 chamber,3957 where8033 formerly6440 1961 they laid5414 853 the meat offerings,4503 the frankincense,3828 and the vessels,3627 and the tithes4643 of the corn,1715 the new wine,8492 and the oil,3323 which was commanded4687 to be given to the Levites,3881 and the singers,7891 and the porters;7778 and the offerings8641 of the priests.3548

6  But in all3605 this2088 time was1961 not3808 I at Jerusalem:3389 for3588 in the two8147 and thirtieth7970 year8141 of Artaxerxes783 king4428 of Babylon894 came935 I unto413 the king,4428 and after7093 certain days3117 obtained I leave7592 of4480 the king:4428

7  And I came935 to Jerusalem,3389 and understood995 of the evil7451 that834 Eliashib475 did6213 for Tobiah,2900 in preparing6213 him a chamber5393 in the courts2691 of the house1004 of God.430

8  And it grieved7489 me sore:3966 therefore I cast forth7993 853 all3605 the household1004 stuff3627 of Tobiah2900 out2351 of4480 the chamber.3957

9  Then I commanded,559 and they cleansed2891 the chambers:3957 and thither8033 brought I again7725 the vessels3627 of the house1004 of God,430 with854 the meat offering4503 and the frankincense.3828

10  And I perceived3045 that3588 the portions4521 of the Levites3881 had not3808 been given5414 them: for the Levites3881 and the singers,7891 that did6213 the work,4399 were fled1272 every one376 to his field.7704

11  Then contended7378 I with854 the rulers,5461 and said,559 Why4069 is the house1004 of God430 forsaken?5800 And I gathered them together,6908 and set5975 them in5921 their place.5977

12  Then brought935 all3605 Judah3063 the tithe4643 of the corn1715 and the new wine8492 and the oil3323 unto the treasuries.214

13  And I made treasurers686 over5921 the treasuries,214 Shelemiah8018 the priest,3548 and Zadok6659 the scribe,5608 and of4480 the Levites,3881 Pedaiah:6305 and next to5921 3027 them was Hanan2605 the son1121 of Zaccur,2139 the son1121 of Mattaniah:4983 for3588 they were counted2803 faithful,539 and their office5921 was to distribute2505 unto their brethren.251

14  Remember2142 me, O my God,430 concerning5921 this,2063 and wipe not out4229 408 my good deeds2617 that834 I have done6213 for the house1004 of my God,430 and for the offices4929 thereof.

15  In those1992 days3117 saw7200 I in Judah3063 some treading1869 wine presses1660 on the sabbath,7676 and bringing in935 sheaves,6194 and lading6006 5921 asses;2543 as also637 wine,3196 grapes,6025 and figs,8384 and all3605 manner of burdens,4853 which they brought into935 Jerusalem3389 on the sabbath7676 day:3117 and I testified5749 against them in the day3117 wherein they sold4376 victuals.6718

16  There dwelt3427 men of Tyre6876 also therein, which brought935 fish,1709 and all3605 manner of ware,4377 and sold4376 on the sabbath7676 unto the children1121 of Judah,3063 and in Jerusalem.3389

17  Then I contended7378 with854 the nobles2715 of Judah,3063 and said559 unto them, What4100 evil7451 thing1697 is this2088 that834 ye859 do,6213 and profane2490 853 the sabbath7676 day?3117

18  Did6213 not3808 your fathers1 thus,3541 and did not our God430 bring935 853 all3605 this2063 evil7451 upon5921 us, and upon5921 this2063 city?5892 yet ye859 bring more3254 wrath2740 upon5921 Israel3478 by profaning2490 853 the sabbath.7676

19  And it came to pass,1961 that when834 the gates8179 of Jerusalem3389 began to be dark6751 before6440 the sabbath,7676 I commanded559 that the gates1817 should be shut,5462 and charged559 that834 they should not3808 be opened6605 till5704 after310 the sabbath:7676 and some of my servants4480 5288 set5975 I at5921 the gates,8179 that there should no3808 burden4853 be brought in935 on the sabbath7676 day.3117

20  So the merchants7402 and sellers4376 of all3605 kind of ware4465 lodged3885 without4480 2351 Jerusalem3389 once6471 or twice.8147

21  Then I testified5749 against them, and said559 unto413 them, Why4069 lodge3885 ye859 about5048 the wall?2346 if518 ye do so again,8138 I will lay7971 hands3027 on you. From4480 that1931 time6256 forth came935 they no3808 more on the sabbath.7676

22  And I commanded559 the Levites3881 that834 they should1961 cleanse themselves,2891 and that they should come935 and keep8104 the gates,8179 to sanctify6942 853 the sabbath7676 day.3117 Remember2142 me, O my God,430 concerning this2063 also,1571 and spare2347 5921 me according to the greatness7230 of thy mercy.2617

23  In those1992 days3117 also1571 saw7200 I 853 Jews3064 that had married3427 wives802 of Ashdod,796 of Ammon,5984 and of Moab:4125

24  And their children1121 spoke1696 half2677 in the speech of Ashdod,797 and could5234 not369 speak1696 in the Jews' language,3066 but according to the language3956 of each5971 people.5971

25  And I contended7378 with5973 them, and cursed7043 them, and smote5221 certain376 of4480 them, and plucked off their hair,4803 and made them swear7650 by God,430 saying, Ye shall not518 give5414 your daughters1323 unto their sons,1121 nor518 take5375 their daughters4480 1323 unto your sons,1121 or for yourselves.

26  Did not3808 Solomon8010 king4428 of Israel3478 sin2398 by5921 these things?428 yet among many7227 nations1471 was1961 there no3808 king4428 like him,3644 who was1961 beloved157 of his God,430 and God430 made5414 him king4428 over5921 all3605 Israel:3478 nevertheless1571 even him did outlandish5237 women802 cause to sin.2398

27  Shall we then hearken8085 unto you to do6213 853 all3605 this2063 great1419 evil,7451 to transgress4603 against our God430 in marrying3427 strange5237 wives?802

28  And one of the sons4480 1121 of Joiada,3111 the son1121 of Eliashib475 the high1419 priest,3548 was son in law2860 to Sanballat5571 the Horonite:2772 therefore I chased1272 him from4480 5921 me.

29  Remember2142 them, O my God,430 because5921 they have defiled1352 the priesthood,3550 and the covenant1285 of the priesthood,3550 and of the Levites.3881

30  Thus cleansed2891 I them from all4480 3605 strangers,5236 and appointed5975 the wards4931 of the priests3548 and the Levites,3881 every one376 in his business;4399

31  And for the wood6086 offering,7133 at times6256 appointed,2163 and for the firstfruits.1061 Remember2142 me, O my God,430 for good.2896


‎1 ‏בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֗וּא נִקְרָ֛א בְּסֵ֥פֶר מֹשֶׁ֖ה בְּאָזְנֵ֣י הָעָ֑ם וְנִמְצָא֙ כָּת֣וּב בּ֔וֹ אֲ֠שֶׁר לֹא־יָב֨וֹא עַמֹּנִ֧י וּמֹאָבִ֛י בִּקְהַ֥ל הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים עַד־עוֹלָֽם׃

‎2 ‏כִּ֣י לֹ֧א קִדְּמ֛וּ אֶת־בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל בַּלֶּ֣חֶם וּבַמָּ֑יִם וַיִּשְׂכֹּ֨ר עָלָ֤יו אֶת־בִּלְעָם֙ לְקַֽלְל֔וֹ וַיַּהֲפֹ֧ךְ אֱלֹהֵ֛ינוּ הַקְּלָלָ֖ה לִבְרָכָֽה׃

‎3 ‏וַיְהִ֖י כְּשָׁמְעָ֣ם אֶת־הַתּוֹרָ֑ה וַיַּבְדִּ֥ילוּ כָל־עֵ֖רֶב מִיִּשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎4 ‏וְלִפְנֵ֣י מִזֶּ֔ה אֶלְיָשִׁיב֙ הַכֹּהֵ֔ן נָת֖וּן בְּלִשְׁכַּ֣ת בֵּית־אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ קָר֖וֹב לְטוֹבִיָּֽה׃

‎5 ‏וַיַּ֨עַשׂ ל֜וֹ לִשְׁכָּ֣ה גְדוֹלָ֗ה וְשָׁ֣ם הָי֪וּ לְפָנִ֟ים נֹ֠תְנִים אֶת־הַמִּנְחָ֨ה הַלְּבוֹנָ֜ה וְהַכֵּלִ֗ים וּמַעְשַׂ֤ר הַדָּגָן֙ הַתִּיר֣וֹשׁ וְהַיִּצְהָ֔ר מִצְוַת֙ הַלְוִיִּ֔ם וְהַמְשֹׁרְרִ֖ים וְהַשֹּׁעֲרִ֑ים וּתְרוּמַ֖ת הַכֹּהֲנִֽים׃

‎6 ‏וּבְכָל־זֶ֕ה לֹ֥א הָיִ֖יתִי בִּֽירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם כִּ֡י בִּשְׁנַת֩ שְׁלֹשִׁ֨ים וּשְׁתַּ֜יִם לְאַרְתַּחְשַׁ֤סְתְּא1 מֶֽלֶךְ־בָּבֶל֙ בָּ֣אתִי אֶל־הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וּלְקֵ֥ץ יָמִ֖ים נִשְׁאַ֥לְתִּי מִן־הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃

‎7 ‏וָאָב֖וֹא לִֽירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וָאָבִ֣ינָה בָרָעָ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר עָשָׂ֤ה אֶלְיָשִׁיב֙ לְט֣וֹבִיָּ֔ה לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת לוֹ֙ נִשְׁכָּ֔ה בְּחַצְרֵ֖י בֵּ֥ית הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃

‎8 ‏וַיֵּ֥רַֽע לִ֖י מְאֹ֑ד וָֽאַשְׁלִ֜יכָה אֶֽת־כָּל־כְּלֵ֧י בֵית־טוֹבִיָּ֛ה הַח֖וּץ מִן־הַלִּשְׁכָּֽה׃

‎9 ‏וָאֹ֣מְרָ֔ה וַֽיְטַהֲר֖וּ הַלְּשָׁכ֑וֹת וָאָשִׁ֣יבָה שָּׁ֗ם כְּלֵי֙ בֵּ֣ית הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים אֶת־הַמִּנְחָ֖ה וְהַלְּבוֹנָֽה׃ פ

‎10 ‏וָאֵ֣דְעָ֔ה כִּֽי־מְנָי֥וֹת3 הַלְוִיִּ֖ם לֹ֣א נִתָּ֑נָה וַיִּבְרְח֧וּ אִישׁ־לְשָׂדֵ֛הוּ הַלְוִיִּ֥ם וְהַמְשֹׁרְרִ֖ים עֹשֵׂ֥י הַמְּלָאכָֽה׃

‎11 ‏וָאָרִ֙יבָה֙ אֶת־הַסְּגָנִ֔ים וָאֹ֣מְרָ֔ה מַדּ֖וּעַ נֶעֱזַ֣ב בֵּית־הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים וָֽאֶ֨קְבְּצֵ֔ם3 וָֽאַעֲמִדֵ֖ם עַל־עָמְדָֽם׃

‎12 ‏וְכָל־יְהוּדָ֗ה הֵבִ֜יאוּ מַעְשַׂ֧ר הַדָּגָ֛ן וְהַתִּיר֥וֹשׁ וְהַיִּצְהָ֖ר לָאוֹצָרֽוֹת׃

‎13 ‏וָאוֹצְרָ֣ה עַל־א֠וֹצָרוֹת שֶׁלֶמְיָ֨ה הַכֹּהֵ֜ן וְצָד֣וֹק הַסּוֹפֵ֗ר וּפְדָיָה֙ מִן־הַלְוִיִּ֔ם וְעַל־יָדָ֔ם חָנָ֥ן בֶּן־זַכּ֖וּר בֶּן־מַתַּנְיָ֑ה כִּ֤י נֶאֱמָנִים֙ נֶחְשָׁ֔בוּ וַעֲלֵיהֶ֖ם לַחֲלֹ֥ק לַאֲחֵיהֶֽם׃ פ

‎14 ‏זָכְרָה־לִּ֥י אֱלֹהַ֖י עַל־זֹ֑את וְאַל־תֶּ֣מַח חֲסָדַ֗י אֲשֶׁ֥ר עָשִׂ֛יתִי בְּבֵ֥ית אֱלֹהַ֖י וּבְמִשְׁמָרָֽיו׃

‎15 ‏בַּיָּמִ֣ים הָהֵ֡מָּה רָאִ֣יתִי בִֽיהוּדָ֣ה׀ דֹּֽרְכִֽים־גִּתּ֣וֹת׀3 בַּשַּׁבָּ֡ת וּמְבִיאִ֣ים הָעֲרֵמ֣וֹת וְֽעֹמְסִ֪ים עַל־הַחֲמֹרִ֟ים וְאַף־יַ֜יִן עֲנָבִ֤ים וּתְאֵנִים֙ וְכָל־מַשָּׂ֔א וּמְבִיאִ֥ים יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם בְּי֣וֹם הַשַּׁבָּ֑ת וָאָעִ֕יד בְּי֖וֹם מִכְרָ֥ם צָֽיִד׃

‎16 ‏וְהַצֹּרִים֙ יָ֣שְׁבוּ בָ֔הּ מְבִיאִ֥ים דָּ֖אג וְכָל־מֶ֑כֶר וּמֹכְרִ֧ים בַּשַּׁבָּ֛ת לִבְנֵ֥י יְהוּדָ֖ה וּבִירוּשָׁלִָֽם׃

‎17 ‏וָאָרִ֕יבָה אֵ֖ת חֹרֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֑ה וָאֹמְרָ֣ה לָהֶ֗ם מָֽה־הַדָּבָ֨ר הָרָ֤ע הַזֶּה֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר אַתֶּ֣ם עֹשִׂ֔ים וּֽמְחַלְּלִ֖ים אֶת־י֥וֹם הַשַּׁבָּֽת׃

‎18 ‏הֲל֨וֹא כֹ֤ה עָשׂוּ֙ אֲבֹ֣תֵיכֶ֔ם וַיָּבֵ֨א אֱלֹהֵ֜ינוּ עָלֵ֗ינוּ אֵ֚ת כָּל־הָרָעָ֣ה הַזֹּ֔את וְעַ֖ל הָעִ֣יר הַזֹּ֑את וְאַתֶּ֞ם מוֹסִיפִ֤ים חָרוֹן֙ עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לְחַלֵּ֖ל אֶת־הַשַּׁבָּֽת׃ פ

‎19 ‏וַיְהִ֡י כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר צָֽלֲלוּ֩ שַׁעֲרֵ֨י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֜ם לִפְנֵ֣י הַשַּׁבָּ֗ת וָאֹֽמְרָה֙ וַיִּסָּגְר֣וּ הַדְּלָת֔וֹת וָאֹ֣מְרָ֔ה אֲשֶׁר֙ לֹ֣א יִפְתָּח֔וּם עַ֖ד אַחַ֣ר הַשַּׁבָּ֑ת וּמִנְּעָרַ֗י הֶֽעֱמַ֙דְתִּי֙ עַל־הַשְּׁעָרִ֔ים לֹא־יָב֥וֹא מַשָּׂ֖א בְּי֥וֹם הַשַּׁבָּֽת׃

‎20 ‏וַיָּלִ֨ינוּ הָרֹכְלִ֜ים וּמֹכְרֵ֧י כָל־מִמְכָּ֛ר מִח֥וּץ לִירוּשָׁלִָ֖ם פַּ֥עַם וּשְׁתָּֽיִם׃

‎21 ‏וָאָעִ֣ידָה בָהֶ֗ם וָאֹמְרָ֤ה אֲלֵיהֶם֙ מַדּ֜וּעַ אַתֶּ֤ם לֵנִים֙ נֶ֣גֶד הַחוֹמָ֔ה אִם־תִּשְׁנ֕וּ יָ֖ד אֶשְׁלַ֣ח בָּכֶ֑ם מִן־הָעֵ֣ת הַהִ֔יא לֹא־בָ֖אוּ בַּשַּׁבָּֽת׃ ס

‎22 ‏וָאֹמְרָ֣ה לַלְוִיִּ֗ם אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִֽהְי֤וּ מִֽטַּהֲרִים֙ וּבָאִים֙ שֹׁמְרִ֣ים הַשְּׁעָרִ֔ים לְקַדֵּ֖שׁ אֶת־י֣וֹם הַשַּׁבָּ֑ת גַּם־זֹאת֙ זָכְרָה־לִּ֣י אֱלֹהַ֔י וְח֥וּסָה עָלַ֖י כְּרֹ֥ב חַסְדֶּֽךָ׃ פ

‎23 ‏גַּ֣ם׀ בַּיָּמִ֣ים הָהֵ֗ם רָאִ֤יתִי אֶת־הַיְּהוּדִים֙ הֹשִׁ֗יבוּ נָשִׁים֙ אשדודיות אַשְׁדֳּדִיּ֔וֹת9 עמוניות עַמֳּנִיּ֖וֹת9 מוֹאֲבִיּֽוֹת׃

‎24 ‏וּבְנֵיהֶ֗ם חֲצִי֙ מְדַבֵּ֣ר אַשְׁדּוֹדִ֔ית וְאֵינָ֥ם מַכִּירִ֖ים לְדַבֵּ֣ר יְהוּדִ֑ית וְכִלְשׁ֖וֹן עַ֥ם וָעָֽם׃

‎25 ‏וָאָרִ֤יב עִמָּם֙ וָאֲקַֽלְלֵ֔ם וָאַכֶּ֥ה מֵהֶ֛ם אֲנָשִׁ֖ים וָֽאֶמְרְטֵ֑ם וָאַשְׁבִּיעֵ֣ם בֵּֽאלֹהִ֗ים אִם־תִּתְּנ֤וּ בְנֹֽתֵיכֶם֙ לִבְנֵיהֶ֔ם וְאִם־תִּשְׂאוּ֙ מִבְּנֹ֣תֵיהֶ֔ם לִבְנֵיכֶ֖ם וְלָכֶֽם׃

‎26 ‏הֲל֣וֹא עַל־אֵ֣לֶּה חָטָֽא־שְׁלֹמֹ֣ה מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֡ל וּבַגּוֹיִ֣ם הָרַבִּים֩ לֹֽא־הָיָ֨ה מֶ֜לֶךְ כָּמֹ֗הוּ וְאָה֤וּב לֵֽאלֹהָיו֙ הָיָ֔ה וַיִּתְּנֵ֣הוּ אֱלֹהִ֔ים מֶ֖לֶךְ עַל־כָּל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל גַּם־אוֹת֣וֹ הֶחֱטִ֔יאוּ הַנָּשִׁ֖ים הַנָּכְרִיּֽוֹת׃

‎27 ‏וְלָכֶ֣ם הֲנִשְׁמַ֗ע לַעֲשֹׂת֙ אֵ֣ת כָּל־הָרָעָ֤ה הַגְּדוֹלָה֙ הַזֹּ֔את לִמְעֹ֖ל בֵּֽאלֹהֵ֑ינוּ לְהֹשִׁ֖יב נָשִׁ֥ים נָכְרִיּֽוֹת׃

‎28 ‏וּמִבְּנֵ֨י יוֹיָדָ֤ע בֶּן־אֶלְיָשִׁיב֙ הַכֹּהֵ֣ן הַגָּד֔וֹל חָתָ֖ן לְסַנְבַלַּ֣ט הַחֹרֹנִ֑י וָאַבְרִיחֵ֖הוּ מֵעָלָֽי׃

‎29 ‏זָכְרָ֥ה לָהֶ֖ם אֱלֹהָ֑י עַ֚ל גָּאֳלֵ֣י הַכְּהֻנָּ֔ה וּבְרִ֥ית הַכְּהֻנָּ֖ה וְהַלְוִיִּֽם׃

‎30 ‏וְטִֽהַרְתִּ֖ים מִכָּל־נֵכָ֑ר וָאַעֲמִ֧ידָה מִשְׁמָר֛וֹת לַכֹּהֲנִ֥ים וְלַלְוִיִּ֖ם אִ֥ישׁ בִּמְלַאכְתּֽוֹ׃

‎31 ‏וּלְקֻרְבַּ֧ן הָעֵצִ֛ים בְּעִתִּ֥ים מְזֻמָּנ֖וֹת וְלַבִּכּוּרִ֑ים3 זָכְרָה־לִּ֥י אֱלֹהַ֖י לְטוֹבָֽה׃


1 In die autem illo, lectum est in volumine Moysi, audiente populo: et inventum est scriptum in eo, quod non debeant introire Ammonites et Moabites in ecclesiam Dei usque in æternum:

2 eo quod non occurrerint filiis Israël cum pane et aqua, et conduxerint adversum eos Balaam ad maledicendum eis: et convertit Deus noster maledictionem in benedictionem.

3 Factum est autem, cum audissent legem, separaverunt omnem alienigenam ab Israël.

4 Et super hoc erat Eliasib sacerdos, qui fuerat præpositus in gazophylacio domus Dei nostri, et proximus Tobiæ.

5 Fecit ergo sibi gazophylacium grande, et ibi erant ante eum reponentes munera, et thus, et vasa, et decimam frumenti, vini, et olei, partes Levitarum, et cantorum, et janitorum, et primitias sacerdotales.

6 In omnibus autem his non fui in Jerusalem, quia anno trigesimo secundo Artaxerxis regis Babylonis veni ad regem, et in fine dierum rogavi regem.

7 Et veni in Jerusalem, et intellexi malum quod fecerat Eliasib Tobiæ, ut faceret ei thesaurum in vestibulis domus Dei.

8 Et malum mihi visum est valde. Et projeci vasa domus Tobiæ foras de gazophylacio:

9 præcepique et emundaverunt gazophylacia: et retuli ibi vasa domus Dei, sacrificium, et thus.

10 Et cognovi quod partes Levitarum non fuissent datæ, et fugisset unusquisque in regionem suam de Levitis, et cantoribus, et de his qui ministrabant:

11 et egi causam adversus magistratus, et dixi: Quare dereliquimus domum Dei? et congregavi eos, et feci stare in stationibus suis.

12 Et omnis Juda apportabat decimam frumenti, vini, et olei, in horrea.

13 Et constituimus super horrea Selemiam sacerdotem, et Sadoc scribam, et Phadaiam de Levitis, et juxta eos Hanan filium Zachur, filium Mathaniæ: quoniam fideles comprobati sunt, et ipsis creditæ sunt partes fratrum suorum.

14 Memento mei, Deus meus, pro hoc, et ne deleas miserationes meas quas feci in domo Dei mei, et in cæremoniis ejus.

15 In diebus illis vidi in Juda calcantes torcularia in sabbato, portantes acervos, et onerantes super asinos vinum, et uvas, et ficus, et omne onus, et inferentes in Jerusalem, die sabbati. Et contestatus sum ut in die qua vendere liceret, venderent.

16 Et Tyrii habitaverunt in ea, inferentes pisces, et omnia venalia: et vendebant in sabbatis filiis Juda in Jerusalem.

17 Et objurgavi optimates Juda, et dixi eis: Quæ est hæc res mala quam vos facitis, et profanatis diem sabbati?

18 numquid non hæc fecerunt patres nostri, et adduxit Deus noster super nos omne malum hoc, et super civitatem hanc? et vos additis iracundiam super Israël violando sabbatum.

19 Factum est autem, cum quievissent portæ Jerusalem in die sabbati, dixi: et clauserunt januas, et præcepi ut non aperirent eas usque post sabbatum: et de pueris meis constitui super portas, ut nullus inferret onus in die sabbati.

20 Et manserunt negotiatores, et vendentes universa venalia, foris Jerusalem semel et bis.

21 Et contestatus sum eos, et dixi eis: Quare manetis ex adverso muri? si secundo hoc feceritis, manum mittam in vos. Itaque ex tempore illo non venerunt in sabbato.

22 Dixi quoque Levitis ut mundarentur, et venirent ad custodiendas portas, et sanctificandam diem sabbati: et pro hoc ergo memento mei, Deus meus, et parce mihi secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum.

23 Sed et in diebus illis vidi Judæos ducentes uxores Azotidas, Ammonitidas, et Moabitidas.

24 Et filii eorum ex media parte loquebantur azotice, et nesciebant loqui judaice, et loquebantur juxta linguam populi et populi.

25 Et objurgavi eos, et maledixi. Et cecidi ex eis viros, et decalvavi eos, et adjuravi in Deo ut non darent filias suas filiis eorum, et non acciperent de filiabus eorum filiis suis et sibimetipsis, dicens:

26 Numquid non in hujuscemodi re peccavit Salomon rex Israël? et certe in gentibus multis non erat rex similis ei, et dilectus Deo suo erat, et posuit eum Deus regem super omnem Israël: et ipsum ergo duxerunt ad peccatum mulieres alienigenæ.

27 Numquid et nos inobedientes faciemus omne malum grande hoc ut prævaricemur in Deo nostro, et ducamus uxores peregrinas?

28 De filiis autem Jojada filii Eliasib sacerdotis magni, gener erat Sanaballat Horonites, quem fugavi a me.

29 Recordare, Domine Deus meus, adversum eos qui polluunt sacerdotium, jusque sacerdotale et Leviticum.

30 Igitur mundavi eos ab omnibus alienigenis, et constitui ordines sacerdotum et Levitarum, unumquemque in ministerio suo:

31 et in oblatione lignorum in temporibus constitutis, et in primitivis: memento mei, Deus meus, in bonum. Amen.

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