And because of all this we are cutting a sure covenant, and write it, and our princes, Levites, and priests are sealing it.
And those who sealed were, Nehemiah, the governor, the son of Hachaliah, and Zidkijah,
were holding fast to their brothers, their honored ones. And they 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 be careful to do all the commandments of Jehovah our Lord, and His judgments and His statutes.
And the king stood by a pillar and made a covenant before Jehovah, to walk after Jehovah and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the Words of this covenant which was written in this Book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
And Jehoiada made a covenant between him, and between all the people and between the king, that they should be Jehovah's people.
And it is in my heart to make a covenant with Jehovah, the God of Israel, that His fierce wrath may turn away from us.
And the king stood in his place and made a covenant before Jehovah, to walk after Jehovah and to keep His commandments and His testimonies, and His statutes, with all his heart and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.
And now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the women, and such as have been born of them, according to the counsel of the Lord, and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God. And let it be done according to the Law.
And they entered into a covenant to seek Jehovah, the God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul,