The events of Nehemiah are said to be 502-490 BC
It must first be understood that the word 'Jew' is a deliberate mistranslation from the word:
H3064 y hu diy yeh-hoo-dee' (Judahite)
Patronymic from H3063- Judah; a Jehudite (that is, Judahite), or descendant of Judah.
Judah was the fourth son of Jacob and Leah. Judah is the kingly tribe. Queen Elizabeth II is a descendant of Judah. QEII is a white woman. QEII is not a Jew.
After Solomon's death the children of Israel split into 2 Houses. Judah and Israel.
The House of Israel was the northern kingdom, Samaria it's capital. In the New Testament, these are the dispersed or scattered tribes. Also called the uncircumcision. Because this House did not return to Jerusalem after captivity, and so, lost and forgot their heritage and who they were. These were the tribes of Reuben, Simeon, Issachar, Zebulon, Dan, Napthali, Gad, Ashur, and Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh).
The House of Judah were the southern kingdom, Jerusalem it's capital. In the New Testament, these are the circumcision. Because this House returned after the Babylonian captivity, they rebuilt the walls, temple and city and re-instituted the law, statutes and ordinances. The remnant that restored Jerusalem and brought in the Messiah. These were the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi. From Judah were the kings, from Benjamin came the apostles, and from Levi came the priesthood, and the last priest, John the Baptist.
The incorrect word 'Jew' will be restored with the correct word 'Judahite'.
Another note: A few centuries later from this time (502 BC) the land called Judah was merged with the land of Idumea. Idumea was a non-Israelite land, a land full of Canaanites and Edomites. Descendants of Cain and Esau. These my friends, are the Jews.
The land became known as Judaea. An Israelite can be a Judaean, but a Judaean is not necessarily an Israelite. This is what confuses the “churches”. They believe the Jews are Israel.
Nehemiah was a man of the tribe of Judah who exercised and exceptional combination of strong self-reliance tempered with humble trust in Yahweh, shrewdness allied with simplicity, and prayerfulness coupled with energetic action.
He knew the necessity of keeping the Sabbath laws, he stopped traders from entering the city on those days. The merchants were mostly Canaanites and Edomites (Jews).
While in captivity in Babylon, Nehemiah rose to high office of cupbearer to King Artaxerxes.
On arrival at Jerusalem, Nehemiah began the work of organizing and rebuilding.
Many adversaries tried to hinder or stop the work by means of ridicule, anger, discouragement and fear, greed, plotting and craftiness. Nehemiah referred these matters to Yahweh in prayer, and in reminding his workmen to remember Yahweh. He rebuked usury and race mixing.
Nehemiah is an outstanding example of an individual holding firmly in faith (allegiance) to the written word of Yahweh, and acting accordingly.
Nehemiah was originally called 2Esdras.
Jerome split Ezra and Nehemiah into two books in the Vulgate around 342-420 AD.
This book of Nehemiah occurs between Ezra chapter 6 and 7 for the timeline. 444 BC +/-
Nehemiah in Hebrew is Nechemyah, meaning Yah comforts.
A remnant of the House of Judah has returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonians were defeated by the Medes and Persians.
The king of Persia, whom Nehemiah was cupbearer to, had allowed this.
Nehemiah 1:1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu (9th month), in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,
1:2 That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Judahites that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
1:3 And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.
The Babylonians took Jerusalem and destroyed it and carried off the Judahites into captivity about a hundred years before.
2Kings 25:10 And all the army of the Chaldees (Babylonians), that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.
1:4 And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven (the sky),
1:5 And said, I beseech You, O Yahweh God of heaven (the sky), the great and terrible (revered) God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love Him and observe His commandments:
1:6 Let Your ear now be attentive, and Your eyes open, that You mayest hear the prayer of Your servant, which I pray before You now, day and night, for the children of Israel Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against You: both I and my father's house have sinned (to miss the mark of duty).
1:7 We have dealt very corruptly against You, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which You commandedst Your servant Moses.
1:8 Remember, I beseech You, the word that You commandedst Your servant Moses, saying, If you transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:
Leviticus 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen (nations), and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
Deuteronomy 4:25 When you shalt beget children, and children's children, and you shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of Yahweh your God, to provoke Him to anger:
26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
27 And Yahweh shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen (nations), whither Yahweh shall lead you.
Deuteronomy 28:64 And Yahweh shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there you shalt serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known, even wood and stone.
He warned our fathers, and proved His punishment by casting them off into captivity.
1:9 But if you turn unto Me, and keep My commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven (the sky), yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set My name there.
This is a dual prophecy.
Yahweh will regather all the children of Israel in a place that He has chosen and set His name there. Jerusalem.
This is also America. Ame (Hebrew for) -my people Rica (Latin)- rich, plentiful land. This describes America, not the Jew state of Israel. The seed of Abraham would be as the stars of heaven, this many stars would not fit on a 9000 square foot patch of desert.
1:10 Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You hast redeemed (ransomed) by Your great power, and by Your strong hand.
Deuteronomy 9:29 Yet they are Your people and Your inheritance, which You broughtest out by Your mighty power and by Your stretched out arm.
1:11 O Yahweh, I beseech You, let now Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants, who desire to fear Your name: and prosper, I pray You, Your servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.
Nehemiah was in Persia (Babylon) and was praying that Yahweh hears his prayers for his people.
Isaiah 26:8 Yea, in the way of Your judgments, O Yahweh, have we waited for You; the desire of our soul is to Your name, and to the remembrance of You.
Nehemiah 2:1 And it came to pass in the month Nisan (1st month, Abib), in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.
Nehemiah understood the punishment of captivity. Just as Daniel did, they both continued to obey Yahweh and they were preserved, and even elevated to important status while in captivity! Here, the concern for his brethren in Jerusalem is noticed.
2:2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is your countenance sad, seeing you art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,
Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
2:3 And I said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? (2Ki 25:8-10)
2:4 Then the king said unto me, For what dost you make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven (the sky).
2:5 And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if your servant have found favour in your sight, that you wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.
2:6 And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall your journey be? and when wilt you return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.
2:7 Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;
2:8 And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me.
2:9 Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.
2:10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man (Adam) to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
2:11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.
2:12 And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man (Adam) what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.
2:13 And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well (jackal spring), and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.
2:14 Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.
The ruin was so thick his beast could not go through.
2:15 Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.
The Septuagint has: “... and mourned over the wall...”.
This may be where the Jews get the idea of the Wailing Wall. They make a public act of mourning for all to see. This is contrary to scripture, Yahweh tells us to pray in our closet, in secret, not for the glory of men. Matthew 6:6 But you, when you prayest, enter into your closet, and when you hast shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father which seeth in secret shall reward you openly.
2:16 And the rulers (officials) knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Judahites, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers (officials), nor to the rest that did the work.
2:17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach (disgrace).
Psalm 44:13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
2:18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.
2:19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that you do? will you rebel against the king?
2:20 Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven (the sky), He will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build: but you have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
Nehemiah stated that they have no portion, right or memorial in the heritage of the children of Israel.
The Septuagint includes: “... and we his servants are pure, and we will build...”
Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem were enemies of Israel.
Nehemiah 3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.
3:2 And next unto him builded the men of Jericho. And next to them builded Zaccur the son of Imri.
Ezra 2:34 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.
3:3 But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
3:4 And next unto them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And next unto them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel. And next unto them repaired Zadok the son of Baana.
3:5 And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their master.
3:6 Moreover the old gate repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
3:7 And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor on this side the river.
Nehemiah 7:25 The children of Gibeon, ninety and five.
3:8 Next unto him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths. Next unto him also repaired Hananiah the son of one of the apothecaries, and they fortified Jerusalem unto the broad wall.
3:9 And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem.
3:10 And next unto them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over against his house. And next unto him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabniah.
3:11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hashub the son of Pahathmoab, repaired the other piece, and the tower of the furnaces.
3:12 And next unto him repaired Shallum the son of Halohesh, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem, he and his daughters.
3:13 The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they (re)built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung gate.
3:14 But the dung gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
3:15 But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David. (John 9:7 Pool of Siloam)
3:16 After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Bethzur, unto the place over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and unto the house of the mighty.
2Kings 20:20 And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
3:17 After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of the half part of Keilah, in his part.
3:18 After him repaired their brethren, Bavai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the half part of Keilah.
3:19 And next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another piece over against the going up to the armoury at the turning of the wall.
3:20 After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired the other piece, from the turning of the wall unto the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
3:21 After him repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah the son of Koz another piece, from the door of the house of Eliashib even to the end of the house of Eliashib.
3:22 And after him repaired the priests, the men of the plain.
3:23 After him repaired Benjamin and Hashub over against their house. After him repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiah the son of Ananiah by his house.
3:24 After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another piece, from the house of Azariah unto the turning of the wall, even unto the corner.
3:25 Palal the son of Uzai, over against the turning of the wall, and the tower which lieth out from the king's high house, that was by the court of the prison. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh.
Jeremiah 32:2 For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah's house.
33:1 Moreover the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison,...
3:26 Moreover the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out.
Ezra 2:58 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two. 392-220=172 children of Solomon's servants.
Ezra 8:20 Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.
3:27 After them the Tekoites repaired another piece, over against the great tower that lieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel.
3:28 From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.
3:29 After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his house. After him repaired also Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate.
3:30 After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another piece. After him repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber.
3:31 After him repaired Malchiah the goldsmith's son unto the place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against the gate Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner.
3:32 And between the going up of the corner unto the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.
So goes the rebuilding of Jerusalem.
Hebrew has chapter 3 continue.
Nehemiah 4:1 (3:33) But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked (railed against) the Judahites.
4:2 (3:34) And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Judahites? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?
4:3 (3:35) Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall.
4:4 (3:36) (Nehemiah's response) Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:
4:5 (3:37) And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before You: for they have provoked You to anger before the builders.
4:6 (3:38) So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.
Most of the end of verse 5 and all of 6 are not in the Septuagint. This makes sense because in the latter verses, the wall does not seem to be finished.
4:7 (Nehemiah 4:1) But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up (restored upward), and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,
4:8 (4:2) And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.
Psalm 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted against Your hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against you:
4:9 (4:3) Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them (the presence of the enemy).
4:10 (4:4) And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed (weakened), and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.
4:11 (4:5) And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.
4:12 (4:6) And it came to pass, that when the Judahites which dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, From all places whence you shall return unto us they will be upon you.
The Septuagint: 12 And it came to pass, when the Judahites who lived near them came, that they said to us, They are coming up against us from every quarter.
4:13 (4:7) Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after (according to) their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.
4:14 (4:8) And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers (officials), and to the rest of the people, Be not you afraid of them: remember Yahweh, which is great and terrible (awesome), and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
Numbers 14:9 Only rebel not you against Yahweh, neither fear you the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and Yahweh is with us: fear them not.
Deuteronomy 1:29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
4:15 (4:9) And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.
Job 5:12 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
4:16 (4:10) And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons (body armor); and the rulers (officials) were behind all the house of Judah.
4:17 (4:11) They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that loaded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.
4:18 (4:12) For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.
4:19 (4:13) And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another.
4:20 (4:14) In what place therefore you hear the sound of the trumpet, resort you thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.
4:21 (4:15) So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
4:22 (4:16) Likewise at the same time said I unto the people, Let every one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and labour on the day.
4:23 (4:17) So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing.
They were always on alert because the outside nations attacked and raided them while they were building.
Nehemiah 5:1 And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Judahites.
5:2 For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn (grain) for them, that we may eat, and live.
5:3 Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn (grain), because of the dearth.
5:4 There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.
5:5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards.
5:6 And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.
5:7 Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them. (Exo 22:25; Lev 25:35-37; Deut 23:19-20; Psa 15:5; Prov 28:8; Isa 24:2; Jer 15:10; Eze 18:8, 22:12)
5:8 And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed (procured) our brethren the Judahites, which were sold unto the heathen (nations); and will you even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.
Leviticus 25:35 And if your brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with you; then you shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with you.
36 Take you no usury of him, or increase: but fear your God; that your brother may live with you.
37 Thou shalt not give him your money upon usury, nor lend him your victuals for increase.
A fresh start and they were already getting into personal and national debt.
Nehemiah put a stop to it.
5:9 Also I said, It is not good that you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our (hated) enemies?
5:10 I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn (grain): I pray you, let us leave off this usury.
Usury is forbidden between Israelites.
5:11 Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn (grain), the wine, and the oil, that you exact of them (at usury).
5:12 Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as you sayest. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise.
5:13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised Yahweh. And the people did according to this promise.
5:14 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.
1Corinthians 9:4 Have we not power to eat and to drink?
14 Even so hath the Prince ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God. (2 Cor 11:9)
5:16 Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.
5:17 Moreover there were at my table an hundred and fifty of the Judahites and rulers (officials), beside those that came unto us from among the heathen (nations) that are about us.
5:18 Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.
5:19 Think upon me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.
Nehemiah did not abuse his authority.
Nehemiah 6:1 Now it came to pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there was no breach (opening) left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;)
6:2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.
Proverbs 26:24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
6:3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
6:4 Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.
6:5 Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;
6:6 Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen (nations), and Gashmu saith it, that you and the Judahites think to rebel: for which cause you buildest the wall, that you mayest be their king, according to these words.
6:7 And you hast also appointed prophets to preach of you at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together.
6:8 Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as you sayest, but you feignest (invent) them out of your own heart.
6:9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.
6:10 Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay you; yea, in the night will they come to slay you.
6:11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
6:12 And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
6:13 Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.
6:14 My God, think You upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.
6:15 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.
6:16 And it came to pass, that when all our (hated) enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen (nations) that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.
6:17 Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.
6:18 For there were many in Judah sworn unto him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.
6:19 Also they reported his good deeds before me, and uttered my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.
List of the genealogy of the returned Judahites.
If God loved everybody, then why did He choose a certain seedline, why do genealogies matter, why does He demand we remain separate from the other races? Because genealogy does matter, being separate does matter, being a pure child of Israel does matter. The covenants and promises are to the children of Israel and no one else.
Note: When Paul referred to “endless genealogies” (1 Tim 1:4, Tit 3:9) he was referring to the Greeks and their claims that they are descended from this god or that god. The mythological gods.
Nehemiah 7:1 Now it came to pass, when the wall was (re)built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed,
7:2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler (captain) of the palace (fortress), charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.
Exodus 18:21 Moreover you shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
7:3 And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one to be over against his house.
Evidently they still needed to stand guard and watch for raids.
7:4 Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.
Nebuchadnezzar burned all of Jerusalem, and the houses, where apostate Israel worshiped false gods upon their roofs.
7:5 And my God put into mine heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers (officials), and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of them which came up at the first, and found written therein,
7:6 These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his city;
7:7 Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number, I say, of the men of the people of Israel was this;
Verses 8-42 are city or village names.
7:8 The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and two.
7:9 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two.
7:10 The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two.
7:11 The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand and eight hundred and eighteen.
7:12 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
7:13 The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five.
7:14 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore.
7:15 The children of Binnui, six hundred forty and eight.
7:16 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and eight.
7:17 The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty and two.
Asgard may have originated from Azgad.
Later on the Swedes and the Nordic tribes referred to their origins from Asgard, Thor.
7:18 The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and seven.
7:19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and seven.
7:20 The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five.
7:21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight.
7:22 The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight.
7:23 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and four.
7:24 The children of Hariph, an hundred and twelve.
7:25 The children of Gibeon, ninety and five.
7:26 The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, an hundred fourscore and eight.
7:27 The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.
7:28 The men of Bethazmaveth, forty and two.
7:29 The men of Kirjathjearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty and three.
7:30 The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty and one.
7:31 The men of Michmas, an hundred and twenty and two.
7:32 The men of Bethel and Ai, an hundred twenty and three.
7:33 The men of the other Nebo, fifty and two.
7:34 The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
7:35 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
7:36 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.
7:37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and one.
7:38 The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
7:39 The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.
7:40 The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two.
7:41 The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven.
7:42 The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
7:43 The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and of the children of Hodevah, seventy and four.
7:44 The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight.
7:45 The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, an hundred thirty and eight.
Verses 46-56 are the temple servants, the Nethinims, which were not Israelites. They were part of the oath which Joshua and the people were tricked into making an oath to.
7:46 The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hashupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
7:47 The children of Keros, the children of Sia, the children of Padon,
7:48 The children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the children of Shalmai,
7:49 The children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar,
7:50 The children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda,
7:51 The children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Phaseah,
7:52 The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephishesim,
7:53 The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,
7:54 The children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,
7:55 The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Tamah,
7:56 The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
7:57 The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida,
7:58 The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
7:59 The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Amon.
7:60 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.
These next verses were those whose genealogy was not found, and were considered polluted, or mixed.
7:61 And these were they which went up also from Telmelah, Telharesha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not shew their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel.
7:62 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred forty and two.
7:63 And of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after their name.
7:64 These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.
7:65 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.
Meaning: Light (Urim) and Truth (Thummim)
Exodus 28:30 And you shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in before Yahweh: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before Yahweh continually.
Leviticus 8:8 And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.
Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before Yahweh: 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.
Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your holy one, whom you didst prove at Massah, and with whom you didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
7:66 The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,
7:67 Beside their manservants and their maidservants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and they had two hundred forty and five singing men and singing women.
Verse 68 is not in the Hebrew.
7:68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and five:
7:69 (7:68) Their camels, four hundred thirty and five: six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses.
7:70 (7:69) And some of the chief of the fathers gave unto the work. The Tirshatha gave to the treasure a thousand drams of gold, fifty basons, five hundred and thirty priests' garments.
7:71 (7:70) And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the treasure of the work twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand and two hundred pound of silver.
7:72 (7:71) And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pound of silver, and threescore and seven priests' garments.
7:73 (7:72) So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities; and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.
The Law is read, reinstated.
Nehemiah 8:1 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law (torah) of Moses, which Yahweh had commanded to Israel.
8:2 And Ezra the priest brought the law (torah) before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.
This would be the Feast of Trumpets.
Deuteronomy 31:11 When all Israel is come to appear before Yahweh your God in the place which He shall choose, you shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
12 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and your stranger (sojourning kinsmen) that is within your gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear Yahweh your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
8:3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law (torah).
8:4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.
8:5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:
8:6 And Ezra blessed Yahweh, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped Yahweh with their faces to the ground.
1Corinthians 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
16 Else when you shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at your giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what you sayest?
8:7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place.
8:8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
This doesn't happen in today's “churches” because they teach that the law was “done away with”. They teach that the Jews are Israel and that the OT is about the Jews.
They lack understanding. Only the Levitical ordinances and rituals expired when Christ died. Christ was the last sacrifice and upon His death became our High Priest. The law is still in effect. And the Jews are NOT Israel.
The whole Bible is the history and heritage of Israel. True Israel, which is the white Anglo-Saxon race.
8:9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha (title of a Persian deputy or governor), and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto Yahweh your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.
Because they realized they were not understanding their role as children of Yahweh.
8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Master: neither be you sorry; for the joy of Yahweh is your strength.
8:11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be you grieved.
8:12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth (rejoicing), because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
8:13 And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.
8:14 And they found written in the law which Yahweh had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month:
8:15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.
Leviticus 23:4 These are the feasts of Yahweh, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their seasons.
The purpose of the Feast of Trumpets was for a reminder of the Exodus and how Yahweh had delivered them.
8:16 So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.
Observing the feast of booths may be done at home as stated in verse 16. It's the act of sincerity, gratitude, remembrance, and honor to Yahweh. It's symbolic of leaving evil, of coming out of society.
8:17 And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua (Joshua) the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so (several hundred years). And there was very great gladness.
8:18 Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.
This feast lasted a week, they stayed in tents, read the law and worshiped Yahweh. Sounds like Woodstock for Saints.
Ethinum is the seventh month, this would be our September. The first day of Ethinum is around September 18th, which is a 91st day, a soldier sabbath. This was also the birth of Christ, the feast of Trumpets, our Soldier of Salvation, the first fruit, who delivers us from Egypt, captivity, our enemies, error and death.
Nehemiah 9:1 Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth (soil) upon them.
9:2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
Ezra 10:10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.
The “churches” obviously supports interracial marriage and homosexuality by their toleration and admittance and marriage of them. This is not obeying Yahweh.
9:3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of Yahweh their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped Yahweh their God.
The “churches” feed you false doctrine for an hour every Sunday.
For most people, this is as much as they worship. But it's all for nought because they worship a Jew in a pagan temple. Yes, the “churches” are pagan.
9:4 Then stood up upon the stairs, of the Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loud voice unto Yahweh their God.
9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless Yahweh your God for ever and ever: and blessed be Your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
9:6 You, even You, art Yahweh alone; You hast made heaven (the sky), the heaven (the sky) of heavens (the skies), with all their host, the earth (land), and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and You preservest them all; and the host of heaven (the sky) worshippeth You.
9:7 You art Yahweh the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;
9:8 And foundest his heart faithful (in allegiance) before You, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed Your words; for You art righteous:
Not “just believed”, but performed His words.
9:9 And didst see the affliction of our (fore) fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red sea (Sea of Reeds);
Exodus 2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. Not the other races.
25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
9:10 And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for You knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst You get You a name, as it is this day.
9:11 And You didst divide the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their persecutors You threwest into the deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.
9:12 Moreover You leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way wherein they should go. (Ex 13:21)
9:13 You camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven (the sky), and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
9:14 And madest known unto them Your holy (set apart) sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses Your servant:
9:15 And gavest them bread from heaven (the sky) for their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which You hadst sworn to give them. (Ex 16:14)
9:16 But they and our (fore) fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to Your commandments,
9:17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of Your wonders that You didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but You art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.
9:18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is your God that brought you up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations (blasphemy); (Ex 32:4)
9:19 Yet You in Your manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go.
Psalm 106:45 And He remembered for them His covenant, and repented according to the multitude of His mercies.
9:20 You gavest also Your good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not Your manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.
9:21 Yea, forty years didst You sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.
9:22 Moreover You gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan.
9:23 Their children also multipliedst You as the stars of heaven (the sky), and broughtest them into the land, concerning which You hadst promised to their (fore) fathers, that they should go in to possess it.
Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
9:24 So the children went in and possessed the land, and You subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would. (Josh 1:2)
9:25 And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in Your great goodness.
9:26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against You, and cast Your law behind their backs, and slew Your prophets which testified against them to turn them to You, and they wrought great provocations (blasphemies). (Wis 2:10-20)
Judges 2:11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and served Baalim (the LORD):
1Kings 14:9 But hast done evil above all that were before you: for you hast gone and made you other gods, and molten images, to provoke Me to anger, and hast cast Me behind your back:
9:27 Therefore You deliveredst them into the hand of their (hated) enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto You, You heardest them from heaven (the sky); and according to Your manifold mercies You gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.
Judges 2:14 And the anger of Yahweh was hot against Israel, and He delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and He sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.
Psalm 106:41 And He gave them into the hand of the heathen (nations); and they that hated them ruled over them.
9:28 But after they had rest, they did evil again before You: therefore leftest You them in the hand of their (hated) enemies (Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia), so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto You, You heardest them from heaven (the sky); and many times didst You deliver them according to Your mercies;
Judges 3:11 And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz (Caleb's younger brother) died.
9:29 And testifiedst against them, that You mightest bring them again unto Your law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto Your commandments, but sinned against Your judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder (gave a stubborn shoulder), and hardened their neck, and would not hear.
Leviticus 18:5 Ye shall therefore keep My statutes, and My judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am Yahweh.
9:30 Yet many years didst You forbear them, and testifiedst against them by Your spirit in Your prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest You them into the hand of the people of the lands.
2Kings 17:13 Yet Yahweh testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn you from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.
2Chronicles 36:15 And Yahweh God of their fathers sent to them by His messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because He had compassion on His people, and on His dwelling place:
Jeremiah 7:25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
9:31 Nevertheless for Your great mercies' sake You didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for You art a gracious and merciful God.
9:32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible (revered) God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before You, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes (officers), and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our (fore) fathers, and on all Your people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.
9:33 Howbeit You art just in all that is brought upon us; for You hast done right, but we have done wickedly:
Psalm 119:137 TZADDI. Righteous art You, O Yahweh, and upright are Your judgments.
9:34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept Your law (torah), nor hearkened unto Your commandments and Your testimonies, wherewith You didst testify against them.
9:35 For they have not served You in their kingdom, and in Your great goodness that You gavest them, and in the large and fat land which You gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.
Deuteronomy 28:47 Because you servedst not Yahweh your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
9:36 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that You gavest unto our (fore) fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:
Deuteronomy 28:48 Therefore shalt you serve your enemies which Yahweh shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and He shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until He have destroyed you.
Ezra 9:9 For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
9:37 And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom You hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.
Deuteronomy 28:33 The fruit of your land, and all your labours, shall a nation which you knowest not eat up; and you shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
Chapter 10 begins here in the Hebrew.
9:38 (Nehemiah 10:1) And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.
Nehemiah 10:1 (10:2) Now those that sealed were, Nehemiah, the Tirshatha (Persian governor), the son of Hachaliah, and Zidkijah,
10:2 (10:3) Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
10:3 (10:4) Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah,
10:4 (10:5) Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
10:5 (10:6) Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
10:6 (10:7) Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
10:7 (10:8) Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
10:8 (10:9) Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these were the priests.
10:9 (10:10) And the Levites: both Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;
10:10 (10:11) And their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
10:11 (10:12) Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,
10:12 (10:13) Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
10:13 (10:14) Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.
10:14 (10:15) The chief of the people; Parosh, Pahathmoab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,
10:15 (10:16) Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
10:16 (10:17) Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
10:17 (10:18) Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur,
10:18 (10:19) Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,
10:19 (10:20) Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
10:20 (10:21) Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
10:21 (10:22) Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,
10:22 (10:23) Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
10:23 (10:24) Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,
10:24 (10:25) Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek,
10:25 (10:26) Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
10:26 (10:27) And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,
10:27 (10:28) Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
10:28 (10:29) And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law (torah) of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;
10:29 (10:30) They clave to their brethren, 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 Yahweh our Master, and His judgments and His statutes;
10:30 (10:31) And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:
Yahweh demands we remain separate from other peoples and races.
10:31 (10:32) 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 holy (set apart) day: and that we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.
They would observe the shabbath day and not buy or sell on this day.
10:32 (10:33) Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;
10:33 (10:34) For the shewbread, and for the continual meat (grain) offering, and for the continual burnt offering, of the sabbaths, of the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.
10:34 (10:35) And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, after the houses of our (fore) fathers, at times appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of Yahweh our God, as it is written in the law:
10:35 (10:36) And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of Yahweh:
Exodus 23:19 The first of the firstfruits of your land you shalt bring into the house of Yahweh your God.
10:36 (10:37) Also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of our God:
Exodus 13:2 Sanctify unto Me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is Mine.
10:37 (10:38) And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage. (Lev 23:17)
10:38 (10:39) And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house. (Num 18:21, 26)
1Chronicles 9:26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
10:39 (10:40) For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn (grain), of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.
Nehemiah 11:1 And the rulers (officers) of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities.
By lot, Yahweh would choose 1 out of 10 to dwell in Yerushalayim.
11:2 And the people blessed all the men, that willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.
Judges 5:9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless you Yahweh.
11:3 Now these are the chief of the province that dwelt in Jerusalem: but in the cities of Judah dwelt every one in his possession in their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants.
11:4 And at Jerusalem dwelt certain of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Perez;
Genesis 38:30 And afterward came out his (Pharez's) brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
11:5 And Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Colhozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni.
11:6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt at Jerusalem were four hundred threescore and eight valiant men.
11:7 And these are the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jesaiah.
11:8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred twenty and eight.
11:9 And Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer: and Judah the son of Senuah was second over the city.
11:10 Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin.
11:11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, was the ruler of the house of God.
11:12 And their brethren that did the work of the house were eight hundred twenty and two: and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchiah,
11:13 And his brethren, chief of the fathers, two hundred forty and two: and Amashai the son of Azareel, the son of Ahasai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
11:14 And their brethren, mighty men of valour, an hundred twenty and eight: and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of one of the great men.
11:15 Also of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
11:16 And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chief of the Levites, had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God.
11:17 And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
11:18 All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred fourscore and four.
11:19 Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren that kept the gates, were an hundred seventy and two.
11:20 And the residue (remnant) of Israel, of the priests, and the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.
11:21 But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.
11:22 The overseer also of the Levites at Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micha. Of the sons of Asaph, the singers were over the business of the house of God.
11:23 For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day.
11:24 And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people.
11:25 And for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah dwelt at Kirjatharba, and in the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and at Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof,
11:26 And at Jeshua, and at Moladah, and at Bethphelet,
11:27 And at Hazarshual, and at Beersheba, and in the villages thereof,
11:28 And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah, and in the villages thereof,
11:29 And at Enrimmon, and at Zareah, and at Jarmuth,
11:30 Zanoah, Adullam, and in their villages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof, at Azekah, and in the villages thereof. And they dwelt from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom.
11:31 The children also of Benjamin from Geba dwelt at Michmash, and Aija, and Bethel, and in their villages,
11:32 And at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
11:33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
11:34 Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
11:35 Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen. (1 Chr 4:14)
11:36 And of the Levites were divisions in Judah, and in Benjamin.
Nehemiah 12:1 Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
12:2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,
12:3 Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
12:4 Iddo, Ginnetho, Abijah,
12:5 Miamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
12:6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
12:7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chief of the priests and of their brethren in the days of Jeshua.
12:8 Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, which was over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren.
12:9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over against them in the watches.
12:10 And Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joiakim also begat Eliashib, and Eliashib begat Joiada,
12:11 And Joiada begat Jonathan, and Jonathan begat Jaddua.
12:12 And in the days of Joiakim were priests, the chief of the fathers: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
12:13 Of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
12:14 Of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;
12:15 Of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;
12:16 Of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
12:17 Of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai;
12:18 Of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
12:19 And of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;
12:20 Of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;
12:21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethaneel.
12:22 The Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, were recorded chief of the fathers: also the priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian.
12:23 The sons of Levi, the chief of the fathers, were written in the book of the chronicles (words of the days), even until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.
12:24 And the chief of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brethren over against them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, ward over against ward. (1 Chr 23,25,26)
12:25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters keeping the ward at the thresholds of the gates.
12:26 These were in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor, and of Ezra the priest, the scribe.
Ezra 7:6 This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which Yahweh God of Israel had given: and the king (Artaxerxes of Persia) granted him all his request, according to the hand of Yahweh his God upon him.
12:27 And 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 thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.
Deuteronomy 20:5 And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man is there that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.
12:28 And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain country round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi;
12:29 Also from the house of Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had builded them villages round about Jerusalem.
12:30 And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.
12:31 Then I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great companies of them that gave thanks, whereof one went on the right hand upon the wall toward the dung gate:
12:32 And after them went Hoshaiah, and half of the princes of Judah,
12:33 And Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,
12:34 Judah, and Benjamin, and Shemaiah, and Jeremiah,
12:35 And certain of the priests' sons with trumpets; namely, Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph:
12:36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God, and Ezra the scribe before them.
12:37 And at the fountain gate, which was over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the going up of the wall, above the house of David, even unto the water gate eastward.
12:38 And the other company of them that gave thanks went over against them, and I after them, and the half of the people upon the wall, from beyond the tower of the furnaces even unto the broad wall;
12:39 And from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the old gate, and above the fish gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even unto the sheep gate: and they stood still in the prison gate.
12:40 So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:
12:41 And the priests; Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;
12:42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.
12:43 Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
12:44 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.
12:45 And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son. (1 Chr 25, 26)
12:46 For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
12:47 And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the porters, every day his portion (daily duties): and they sanctified holy things unto the Levites; and the Levites sanctified them unto the children of Aaron.
Nehemiah 13:1 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever;
Deuteronomy 31:11 When all Israel is come to appear before Yahweh your God in the place which He shall choose, you shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
12 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and your stranger (sojourning kinsman) that is within your gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear Yahweh your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
The Ammonites and Moabites were children of incest by Lot and his daughters. And also...
13:2 Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing. (Num 22:5)
Joshua 24:9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and warred against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you:
13:3 Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
God's promises and covenants were made to the children of Israel, not the other races, not the Jews and not the “church”. Yahweh demands we remain separate from these peoples.
13:4 And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah:
13:5 And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat (grain) offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn (grain), the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.
Numbers 18:21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave (tribute) offering unto Yahweh, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
The Levites were not given territory. They were the priesthood for all 12 tribes. The Levitical priesthood followed the Order of Melchizedek and expired after John the Baptist.
Melchizedek was the oldest living patriarch, a Preacher of Righteousness, from Adam to Nahor, Abraham's older brother. The Levitical priesthood was instituted in the Exodus, the tribe of Levi held this office until John the Baptist. After John cleansed the remaining Levites at his time and prepared Christ for sacrifice, this priesthood expired. Sacrifices expired, and water baptism, which was only for Christ for preparation of the last sacrifice. No man is a priest above any other, Christ is now our High Priest. To continue with any of these rituals is to deny the work Christ did.
13:6 But in all this time was not I at Jerusalem: for in the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon came I unto the king, and after certain days obtained I leave of the king:
13:7 And I came to Jerusalem, and understood of the evil that Eliashib did for Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.
13:8 And it grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.
13:9 Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meat (grain) offering and the frankincense.
13:10 And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them: for the Levites and the singers, that did the work, were fled every one to his field.
Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed You? In tithes and offerings.
Numbers 35:2 Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and you shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them.
13:11 Then contended I with the rulers (officials), and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.
13:12 Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn (grain) and the new wine and the oil unto the treasuries.
13:13 And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute unto their brethren.
13:14 Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices (observances) thereof.
13:15 In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. (Exo 20:8-10; Deut 5:12-14; Jer 17:21-22)
13:16 There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware (merchandise), and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
13:17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the sabbath day?
13:18 Did not your (fore) fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet you bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.
13:19 And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.
The new day began at 6pm (sundown). Hence, “began to be dark before the sabbath”. Dark before light.
13:20 So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware (merchandise) lodged without (outside) Jerusalem once or twice.
13:21 Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge you about the wall? if you do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.
Jerusalem was along a trade route. The merchants, usually Jews, would try to sell on the Sabbath. When that was stopped by Nehemiah, they would camp outside the city and this became a distraction for the sabbath. So Nehemiah told them to scram or else.
13:22 And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy.
13:23 In those days also saw I Judahites that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab:
Ezra 9:2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.
The authorities and upper class were more guilty of this.
13:24 And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Judahites' language, but according to the language of each people.
13:25 And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.
In other words: “DO NOT RACE MIX!!!”
13:26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.
1Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
2 Of the nations concerning which Yahweh said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
It is not recorded that Solomon repented before he died. The star of David is actually the star of Solomon, the six-pointed star is a symbol of the god Molech, or Chemosh. Satan. Solomon's lovers were Canaanites and Edomites and they turned his heart away from Yahweh. The number 6 represents man, not God. The Jewish star is the star of Satan. Six is an evil number. Six is an illuminati number. The Jews are NOT Israel.
1Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father.
13:27 Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
The “churches” support this. Shame on them!
Ezra 10:2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.
3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my master, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
13:28 And one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son in law to Sanballat the Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.
13:29 Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.
13:30 Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business;
13:31 And for the wood offering, at times appointed, and for the firstfruits. Remember me, O my God, for good.
Nehemiah and Ezra cleaned house. They rebuilt the walls, city and temple. They re-instituted the law, statutes, ordinances, judgments and commandments. They cast out the mixed and other races and restored the glory of the children of Israel.
Sadly, as proven throughout history, the children eventually rebelled. They lost their way and became polluted once again. The Edomite Jews had infiltrated the priesthood by the time of Christ, and The Way was replaced with the beginnings of Judaism, the doctrine of devils, the traditions of men, today it's called Judeo-Christianity.
After Christ died, the children of Israel had left and gone on to settle Europe and eventually America.
NEHEMIAH – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Nehemiah.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of Nehemiah is Narrative History. Nehemiah authored it at about 430 B.C.
Key personalities include Nehemiah, Ezra, Sanballat, and Tobiah. Nehemiah wrote it to records the events of returning to Jerusalem and rebuilding the walls in 445 B.C.
Jerusalem had a temple but there was no protection for the city from further attack. Nehemiah travels to Jerusalem and uses his leadership skill to rally a citywide construction crew. Within a few weeks, the walls around Jerusalem were built and standing tall and their enemies lost their confidence.
• In chapters 1-7, Nehemiah recounts the events of his temporary return to Jerusalem from Persia as governor. Nehemiah leads and directs the project; each family built the section of the wall directly in front of their houses, and with hard work, the wall was astonishingly completed within 52 days. This method allowed the remnant to feel an identity and uniqueness in their part of repairing the walls of Jerusalem. “So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God” (6:15-16).
• From Chapters, 8-13 is a time of Israel finding and reestablishing themselves again as a nation, after the long period of the exile in Babylon. Ezra leads all the Jews in a renewal ceremony. The Jews are not Israel, they were the enemies outside Jerusalem. They descendants of Cain and Esau. The Jews were not in Babylonian captivity (or Egypt or Assyria).In John 8 the Jews state, “we were never in bondage to any man: how sayest you, Ye shall be made free?”. Christ caught them in their own lie, if only we all would listen to the words of Christ and not the “church”. This incorporated a public teaching of the Law, in which it was read and explained. For example, the recognition of the Sabbath Day was reinstated. “And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which the LORD had given to Israel” (8:1). They understood that if they were to survive they must remember and obey God’s Laws. Nehemiah establishes polices and address the issue of mixed marriages then condemns it. So why do the “churches” tolerate it? One of the main concerns was that the mixed marriage families were not teaching their children the Hebrew language, “the language of Judah” (13:24). This was not the concern. Even if these mixed children learned Hebrew, it doesn't make them Hebrew. Deuteronomy 23:2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of Yahweh; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of Yahweh. NEVER.
Yahweh demands we remain separate. We are a holy seed. When one race mixes, that child is a broken cistern that cannot hold water (the Spirit). The “churches” teach that one can become a child of God's. The scriptures teach that only a descendant of Adam, more specifically the seed of Abraham through Jacob are the genetic children of Yahweh. The Bible is a history book of the heritage of the family of Adam. The white race and nations of the world. The Jews are a mixed people and therefore BASTARDS!
Summary of the Book of Nehemiah
This summary of the book of Nehemiah provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Nehemiah.
Nehemiah's First Administration (chs. 1-12)
Nehemiah's Response to the Situation in Jerusalem (ch. 1)
Nehemiah's Journey to Jerusalem (2:1-10)
Nehemiah's First Actions upon Arrival (2:11-20)
His nocturnal inspection of the walls (2:11-16)
His exhortation to rebuild (2:17-18)
His response to opposition (2:19-20)
List of the Builders of the Wall (ch. 3)
The northern section (3:1-7)
The western section (3:8-13)
The southern section (3:14)
The eastern section (3:15-32)
Opposition to Rebuilding the Wall (ch. 4)
The derision of Sanballat and Tobiah (4:1-5)
The threat of attack (4:6-15)
Rebuilding the wall (4:16-23)
Social and Economic Problems (ch. 5)
The complaints of the poor (5:1-5)
The cancellation of debts (5:6-13)
Nehemiah's unselfish example (5:14-19)
The Wall Rebuilt Despite Opposition (ch. 6)
Attempts to snare Nehemiah (6:1-9)
The hiring of false prophets (6:10-14)
The completion of the wall (6:15-19)
List of Exiles (7:1-73a)
Provisions for the protection of Jerusalem (7:1-3)
Nehemiah's discovery of the list of returnees (7:4-5)
The returnees delineated (7:6-72)
Settlement of the exiles (7:73a)
Ezra's Preaching and the Outbreak of Revival (7:73b;10:39)
The public exposition of the Scriptures (7:73b;8:12)
The Feast of Tabernacles (8:13-18)
A day of fasting, confession and prayer (9:1-5a)
A recital of God's dealings with Israel (9:5b-31)
Confession of sins (9:32-37)
A binding agreement (9:38)
A list of those who sealed it (10:1-29)
Provisions of the agreement (10:30-39)
New Residents of Judah and Jerusalem (ch. 11)
Lists of Priests and the Dedication of the Wall (ch. 12)
Priests and Levites from the first return (12:1-9)
High priests and Levites since Joiakim (12:10-26)
Dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (12:27-43)
Regulation of the temple offerings and services (12:44-47)
Nehemiah's Second Administration (ch. 13)
Nehemiah's Return (13:6-9)
Reorganization and Reforms (13:10-31)
Who wrote the book?
Jewish tradition identifies the devil's traditions. Nehemiah himself, an Israelite, as the primary author of this historical book. Much of the book is written from his first-person perspective. Nothing is known about his youth or background; we meet him as an adult serving in the Persian royal court as the personal cupbearer to King Artaxerxes (Nehemiah 1:11–2:1). This prestigious position reveals something of Nehemiah’s upright character. Though he remained in Persia after the exiles had been allowed to go home, he was highly interested in the state of affairs in Judah (his brother Hanani [1:2] had returned there earlier).
The book of Nehemiah could be read as a sequel to the book of Ezra, and some scholars believe the two were originally one work. It is possible that Ezra compiled Nehemiah’s original accounts with other material to create the book of Nehemiah. However, most scholars believe the book was written by Nehemiah.
Where are we?
The book of Nehemiah opens in the Persian city of Susa in the year 444 BC. Later that year, Nehemiah traveled to Israel, leading the third of three returns by the Jewish (wrong) people following their seventy years of exile in Babylon. The Jews were not in Babylonian captivity (or Egypt or Assyria). In John 8 the Jews state, “we were never in bondage to any man: how sayest you, Ye shall be made free?”. The previous chapter on Ezra describes the earlier two returns.) Most of the book centers on events in Jerusalem. The narrative concludes around the year 430 BC, and scholars believe the book was written shortly thereafter.
Nehemiah is the last historical book of the Old Testament. The prophet Malachi was a contemporary of Nehemiah.
Why is Nehemiah so important?
Nehemiah was a layman, not a priest like Ezra nor a prophet like Malachi. He served the Persian king in a secular position before leading a group of Jews (Judahites, not Jews) to Jerusalem in order to rebuild the city walls. “Nehemiah’s expertise in the king’s court equipped him adequately for the political and physical reconstruction necessary for the remnant to survive."1
Under Nehemiah’s leadership, the Jews (Judahites, not Jews) withstood opposition and came together to accomplish their goal. Nehemiah led by example, giving up a respected position in a palace for hard labor in a politically insignificant district. He partnered with Ezra, who also appears in this book, to solidify the political and spiritual foundations of the people. Nehemiah’s humility before God (see his moving intercessory prayers in chapters 1 and 9) provided an example for the people. He did not claim glory for himself but always gave God the credit for his successes.
What's the big idea?
Nehemiah recorded the reconstruction of the wall of Jerusalem, Judah’s capital city. Together, he and Ezra, who led the spiritual revival of the people, directed the political and religious restoration of the Jews (Judahites, not Jews) in their homeland after the Babylonian captivity.
Nehemiah’s life provides a fine study on leadership. He overcame opposition from outsiders as well as internal turmoil. He exercised his administrative skills in his strategy to use half the people for building while the other half kept watch for the Samaritans who, under Sanballat, threatened attack (Nehemiah 4–7). As governor, Nehemiah negotiated peace among the Jews (Judahites, not Jews) who were unhappy with Persian taxes. He exhibited a steadfast determination to complete his goals. Accomplishing those goals resulted in a people encouraged, renewed, and excited about their future.
How do I apply this?
The book of Nehemiah shows us the kind of significant impact one individual can have on a nation. Nehemiah served in secular offices, using his position to bring back to the Jews (Judahite) order, stability, and proper focus on God.
God uses all manner of people in all manner of places doing all manner of work. Do you feel you must be “in ministry” in order to serve God? Be encouraged; He is not limited by your vocation. In fact, God has placed you where you are for a purpose. Have this attitude about your work: “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father” (Colossians 3:17).