Then I came to the governors beyond the River, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent with me captains of the army and horsemen.
I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God put into my heart to do for Jerusalem; neither was there any animal with me, except the animal that I rode on.
Next to him built the men of Jericho. Next to them built Zaccur the son of Imri.
Next to them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, [that appertained] to the throne of the governor beyond the River.
After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of half the district of Beth Zur, to the place over against the tombs of David, and to the pool that was made, and to the house of the mighty men.
After him repaired the priests, the men of the Plain.
So neither I, nor my brothers, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me, none of us took off our clothes. Everyone took his weapon to the water.
Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as their children. Behold, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters have been brought into bondage. Neither is it in our power to help it; for other men have our fields and our vineyards."
Also I shook out my lap, and said, "So may God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, that doesn't perform this promise; even thus be he shaken out, and emptied." All the assembly said, "Amen," and praised the LORD. The people did according to this promise.
Moreover there were at my table, of the Jews and the rulers, one hundred fifty men, besides those who came to us from among the nations that were around us.
who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred eighty-eight.
The men of Anathoth, one hundred twenty-eight.
The men of Beth Azmaveth, forty-two.
The men of Kiriath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three.
The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one.
The men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two.
The men of Bethel and Ai, a hundred twenty-three.
The men of the other Nebo, fifty-two.
besides their male servants and their female servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty-seven: and they had two hundred forty-five singing men and singing women.
Some from among the heads of fathers' [houses] gave to the work. The governor gave to the treasury one thousand darics of gold, fifty basins, and five hundred thirty priests' garments.
That which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand minas of silver, and sixty-seven priests' garments.
Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, both men and women, and all who could hear with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month.
He read therein before the broad place that was before the water gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women, and of those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were [attentive] to the book of the law.
and Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. All the people answered, "Amen, Amen," with the lifting up of their hands. They bowed their heads, and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
"You came down also on Mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gave them right ordinances and true laws, good statutes and commandments,
and made known to them your holy Sabbath, and commanded them commandments, and statutes, and a law, by Moses your servant,
"But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their neck, didn't listen to your commandments,
and testified against them, that you might bring them again to your law. Yet they dealt proudly, and didn't listen to your commandments, but sinned against your ordinances, (which if a man does, he shall live in them), turned their backs, stiffened their neck, and would not hear.
neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept your law, nor listened to your commandments and your testimonies with which you testified against them.
they joined with their brothers, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his ordinances and his statutes;
for the show bread, and for the continual meal offering, and for the continual burnt offering, for the Sabbaths, for the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.
The people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.
All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were four hundred sixty-eight valiant men.
and their brothers, mighty men of valor, one hundred twenty-eight; and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of Haggedolim.
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers, as every day required.
Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
The chiefs of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers over against them, to praise and give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, watch next to watch.
At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with giving thanks, and with singing, with cymbals, stringed instruments, and with harps.
and his brothers, Shemaiah, and Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God; and Ezra the scribe was before them.
They offered great sacrifices that day, and rejoiced; for God had made them rejoice with great joy; and the women also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
On that day were men appointed over the rooms for the treasures, for the wave offerings, for the first fruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them, according to the fields of the cities, the portions appointed by the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites who waited.
They performed the duty of their God, and the duty of the purification, and [so did] the singers and the porters, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.
had prepared for him a great room, where before they laid the meal offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the wave offerings for the priests.
In those days saw I in Judah some men treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and loading donkeys [therewith]; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all kinds of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day: and I testified [against them] in the day in which they sold food.
There lived men of Tyre also therein, who brought in fish, and all kinds of wares, and sold on the Sabbath to the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
In those days also saw I the Jews who had married women of Ashdod, of Ammon, [and] of Moab:
Didn't Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? Yet among many nations was there no king like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless foreign women caused even him to sin.
Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?"
These are the names of the men who shall stand with you: Of Reuben: Elizur the son of Shedeur.
Moses and Aaron took these men who are mentioned by name.
These are those who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: they were each one for his fathers' house.
They shall keep his requirements, and the requirements of the whole congregation before the Tent of Meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand six hundred, keeping the requirements of the sanctuary.
Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be prince of the princes of the Levites, with the oversight of those who keep the requirements of the sanctuary.
The appointed duty of the sons of Merari shall be the tabernacle's boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, all its instruments, all its service,
Those who encamp before the tabernacle eastward, in front of the Tent of Meeting toward the sunrise, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the requirements of the sanctuary for the duty of the children of Israel. The stranger who comes near shall be put to death.
All who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of the LORD, by their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty-two thousand.
"The duty of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light, the sweet incense, the continual meal offering, and the anointing oil, the requirements of all the tabernacle, and of all that is in it, the sanctuary, and its furnishings."
but they shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment, lest they die."
and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and around the altar, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and whatever shall be done with them. Therein shall they serve.
At the commandment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burden, and in all their service; and you shall appoint their duty to them in all their responsibilities.
and the pillars of the court around it, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name you shall appoint the instruments of the duty of their burden.
These are those who were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all who served in the Tent of Meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD by Moses.
These are those who were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, all who served in the Tent of Meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD.
These are those who were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD by Moses.
According to the commandment of the LORD they were numbered by Moses, everyone according to his service, and according to his burden. Thus were they numbered by him, as the LORD commanded Moses.
"Speak to the children of Israel: 'When a man or woman commits any sin that men commit, so as to trespass against the LORD, and that soul is guilty;
But if the man has no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made to the LORD shall be the priest's; besides the ram of the atonement, by which atonement shall be made for him.
and this water that brings a curse will go into your bowels, and make your body swell, and your thigh fall away." The woman shall say, "Amen, Amen."
he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of fermented drink, neither shall he drink any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried.
The priest shall offer one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and make atonement for him, because he sinned by reason of the dead, and shall make his head holy that same day.
"The Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and you shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering to the LORD, to make atonement for the Levites.
I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the Tent of Meeting, and to make atonement for the children of Israel; that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come near to the sanctuary."
The Levites purified themselves from sin, and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them for a wave offering before the LORD; and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them.
There were certain men, who were unclean because of the dead body of a man, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day, and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day.
Those men said to him, "We are unclean because of the dead body of a man. Why are we kept back, that we may not offer the offering of the LORD in its appointed season among the children of Israel?"
At the commandment of the LORD, the children of Israel traveled, and at the commandment of the LORD they encamped. As long as the cloud remained on the tabernacle they remained encamped.
Sometimes the cloud was a few days on the tabernacle; then according to the commandment of the LORD they remained encamped, and according to the commandment of the LORD they traveled.
At the commandment of the LORD they encamped, and at the commandment of the LORD they traveled. They kept the LORD's command, at the commandment of the LORD by Moses.
They first went forward according to the commandment of the LORD by Moses.
the LORD said to Moses, "Gather to me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you.
Moses said, "The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand men on foot; and you have said, 'I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.'
Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD; and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them around the Tent.
But two men remained in the camp. The name of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested on them; and they were of those who were written, but had not gone out to the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp.
Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered, "My lord Moses, forbid them!"
Now the man Moses was very humble, above all the men who were on the surface of the earth.
"Send men, that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel. Of every tribe of their fathers, you shall send a man, every one a prince among them."
Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the commandment of the LORD: all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel.
These are the names of the men who Moses sent to spy out the land. Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.
But the men who went up with him said, "We aren't able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we."
They brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out to the children of Israel, saying, "The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up its inhabitants; and all the people who we saw in it are men of great stature.
because all those men who have seen my glory, and my signs, which I worked in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have tempted me these ten times, and have not listened to my voice;
The men, whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report against the land,
even those men who did bring up an evil report of the land, died by the plague before the LORD.
But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, remained alive of those men who went to spy out the land.
Moses said, "Why now do you disobey the commandment of the LORD, since it shall not prosper?
"'When you shall err, and not observe all these commandments, which the LORD has spoken to Moses,
even all that the LORD has commanded you by Moses, from the day that the LORD gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations;
The priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and they shall be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their error:
The priest shall make atonement for the soul who errs, when he sins unwittingly, before the LORD, to make atonement for him; and he shall be forgiven.
Because he has despised the word of the LORD, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.'"
"Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them that they should make themselves fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put on the fringe of each border a cord of blue:
and it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look on it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that you not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to play the prostitute;
that you may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God.
Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took [men]:
and they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred fifty princes of the congregation, called to the assembly, men of renown;
Moreover you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: will you put out the eyes of these men? We won't come up."
"Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment!"
He spoke to the congregation, saying, "Depart, please, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins!"
If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hasn't sent me.
But if the LORD make a new thing, and the ground open its mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain to them, and they go down alive into Sheol; then you shall understand that these men have despised the LORD."
and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who appertained to Korah, and all their goods.
Fire came forth from the LORD, and devoured the two hundred fifty men who offered the incense.
"Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment!" They fell on their faces.
Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer, and put fire from off the altar in it, and lay incense on it, and carry it quickly to the congregation, and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from the LORD! The plague has begun."
Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and behold, the plague has begun among the people: and he put on the incense, and made atonement for the people.
and strip Aaron of his garments, and put them on Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered [to his people], and shall die there."
Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them on Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mountain: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.
God came to Balaam, and said, "Who are these men with you?"
God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak to you, that you shall do."
The angel of the LORD said to Balaam, "Go with the men; but only the word that I shall speak to you, that you shall speak." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
Surely there is no enchantment with Jacob; Neither is there any divination with Israel. Now it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God done!
When Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he didn't go, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
Moses said to the judges of Israel, "Everyone kill his men who have joined themselves to Baal Peor."
and it shall be to him, and to his seed after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.'"
and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died; what time the fire devoured two hundred fifty men, and they became a sign.
He shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation."
and one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you.
one male goat, to make atonement for you.
and one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you;
one male goat for a sin offering; besides the sin offering of atonement, and the continual burnt offering, and the meal offering of it, and their drink offerings.
Moses spoke to the people, saying, "Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian, to execute the LORD's vengeance on Midian.
The children of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their livestock, and all their flocks, and all their goods, they took for a prey.
All their cities in the places in which they lived, and all their encampments, they burnt with fire.
Moses said to them, "Have you saved all the women alive?
As to every garment, and all that is made of skin, and all work of goats' [hair], and all things made of wood, you shall purify yourselves."
Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who went to the battle, "This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded Moses:
and divide the prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war, who went out to battle, and all the congregation.
Levy a tribute to the LORD of the men of war who went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, [both] of the persons, and of the cattle, and of the donkeys, and of the flocks:
Now the prey, over and above the booty which the men of war took, was six hundred seventy-five thousand sheep,
and thirty-two thousand persons in all, of the women who had not known man by lying with him.
Of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided off from the men who warred
and they said to Moses, "Your servants have taken the sum of the men of war who are under our command, and there lacks not one man of us.
We have brought the LORD's offering, what every man has gotten, of jewels of gold, armlets, and bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and necklaces, to make atonement for our souls before the LORD."
([For] the men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.)
'Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:
"Behold, you have risen up in your fathers' place, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel.
Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.
while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had struck among them: on their gods also the LORD executed judgments.
Aaron the priest went up into Mount Hor at the commandment of the LORD, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, on the first day of the month.
"These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
These are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
The cities shall be to you for refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer not die, until he stands before the congregation for judgment.
"'But if he struck him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.
These are the commandments and the ordinances which the LORD commanded by Moses to the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.
All the men of your alliance have brought you on your way, even to the border. The men who were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you. Friends who eat your bread lay a snare under you. There is no understanding in him."
"Won't I in that day," says the LORD, "destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mountain of Esau?
Your mighty men, Teman, will be dismayed, to the end that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.
I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers,
I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it (not to mention to you that you owe to me even your own self besides).
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men.
Yes, I beg you also, true yokefellow, help these women, for they labored with me in the Good News, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever! Amen.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you;
Yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;
to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things;
that you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
My son, don't forget my teaching; but let your heart keep my commandments:
It will be health to your body, and nourishment to your bones.
He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.
Don't enter into the path of the wicked. Don't walk in the way of evil men.
My son, keep your father's commandment, and don't forsake your mother's teaching.
For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
Men don't despise a thief, if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry:
My son, keep my words. Lay up my commandments within you.
Keep my commandments and live! Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye.
"To you men, I call! I send my voice to the sons of mankind.
when he gave to the sea its boundary, that the waters should not violate his commandment, when he marked out the foundations of the earth;
Rejoicing in his whole world. My delight was with the sons of men.
The wise in heart accept commandments, but a chattering fool will fall.
Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.
Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
A gracious woman obtains honor, but violent men obtain riches.
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.
The wicked desires the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.
The slothful man doesn't roast his game, but the possessions of diligent men are prized.
One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Fools mock at making atonement for sins, but among the upright there is good will.
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.
Sheol and Abaddon are before the LORD-- how much more then the hearts of the children of men!
By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.
Children's children are the crown of old men; the glory of children are their parents.
An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.
A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.
The fear of the LORD leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.
Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?
A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.
Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.
The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.
Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, and increases the unfaithful among men.
Don't be envious of evil men; neither desire to be with them:
The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.
These also are proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
Don't exalt yourself in the presence of the king, or claim a place among great men;
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.
As one who takes away a garment in cold weather, or vinegar on soda, so is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion.
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, then I can answer my tormentor.
Take his garment when he puts up collateral for a stranger. Hold it for a wayward woman!
There will be plenty of goats' milk for your food, for your family's food, and for the nourishment of your servant girls.
Evil men don't understand justice; but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.
A man who is tormented by life blood will be a fugitive until death; no one will support him.
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous thrive.
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.