Most Popular Bible Verses in Nehemiah
Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and
They said to me, “The remnant there in the
And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of
Against all his servants and all the people of his land;
For You knew that
When I heard these words,
Then Nehemiah, who was the
So they passed through the midst of the sea on dry ground;
Like a stone into
I said, “I beseech You, O Lord God of heaven,
O Lord, I beseech You,
Remember the word which You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘
I said to the king, “
And with a pillar of fire by night
To light for them the way
In which they were to go.
Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,
of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
Next to them Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz made repairs. And next to him Meshullam the son of Berechiah the son of Meshezabel made repairs. And next to
You have also appointed prophets to proclaim in Jerusalem concerning
Then I was very
All the people went away to eat, to drink,
the sons of Shephatiah, 372;
So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved.”
Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, “
They found written in the law how the Lord had commanded through Moses that the sons of Israel
and his kinsmen, heads of fathers’ households, 242; and Amashsai the son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
Then the king said to me, “What would you request?”
of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;
You gave them
Good statutes and commandments.
The leaders of the people: Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,
All of them
Then on the second day the heads of fathers’ households of all the people, the priests and the Levites were gathered to Ezra the scribe that they might gain insight into the words of the law.
So the people went out and brought them and made booths for themselves, each
In those days I saw in Judah some who were treading wine presses
Moreover, next to
Then I sent a message to him saying, “Such things as you are saying have not been done, but you are
The land which You
So they became stubborn and
But You are a God
Gracious and compassionate,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness;
And You did not forsake them.
Also men of Tyre were living
And laid down for them commandments, statutes and law,
Through Your servant Moses.
Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
Hodiah, Bani, Beninu.
of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai;
Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,
of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
Your manna You did not withhold from their mouth,
And You gave them water for their thirst.
For all of them were trying to frighten us,
“The strength of the burden bearers is failing,
Yet there is much
And we ourselves are unable
To rebuild the wall.”
As for the Levites, the heads of fathers’ households were registered in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan and Jaddua; so were the priests in the reign of Darius the Persian.
Now these are
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of
of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the
These served in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of
But we prayed to our God, and because of them we
Also the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon and their brethren who kept watch at the gates, were 172.
Did not forsake them in the wilderness;
To guide them on their way,
Nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go.
The heads of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers opposite them,
of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethanel.
The rest of Israel, of the priests and of the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, each
Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,
Then I had the leaders of Judah come up on top of the wall, and I appointed two great
Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon and Akkub were gatekeepers keeping watch at
Now from the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach remained in it,
Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,
So the sons of the singers were assembled from the district around Jerusalem, and from
Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua,
Again I said, “The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of
He was hired for this reason,
and in Hazar-shual, in Beersheba and its towns,
and in Ziklag, in Meconah and in its towns,
and in Jeshua, in Moladah and Beth-pelet,
Then the king said to me, the queen sitting beside him, “How long will your journey be, and when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me, and
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.
I said to them, “We according to our ability
I said to the king, “If it please the king, and if your servant has found favor before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.”
A calf of molten metal
And said, ‘This is your God
Who brought you up from Egypt,’
And committed great
Their clothes did not wear out, nor did their feet swell.
Moreover, they were speaking about his good deeds in my presence and reported my words to him. Then Tobiah sent letters to frighten me.
and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s
and their brothers, valiant warriors, 128. And their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of
Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired
They took possession of
Hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves,
Fruit trees in abundance.
So they ate, were filled and
And likewise I, my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Please, let us leave off this usury.
So neither I, my brothers, my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me, none of us removed our clothes, each took his weapon even to the water.
In those days I also saw that the Jews had
I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated on the wall far from one another.
Please, give back to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive groves and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money and of the grain, the new wine and the oil that you are exacting from them.”
Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
the sons of Pahath-moab of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,818;
Next to them Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon and of Mizpah,
Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites from all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem so that they might celebrate the dedication with gladness, with hymns of thanksgiving and with songs
When I entered the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel,
And I said to the king, “If it please the king, let letters be given me
Our enemies said, “They will not know or see until we come among them, kill them and put a stop to the work.”
And I commanded the Levites that
Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
The entire assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and lived in
When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: “
Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
Then I came to
Next to him Uzziel the son of Harhaiah of the
Once or twice the traders and merchants of every kind of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem.
then I stationed men in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, the
Even one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was a son-in-law of
As for their children, half spoke in the language of Ashdod, and none of them was able to speak the language of Judah, but
And I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. I did not tell anyone what my God was putting into my
But the former governors who were before me
Then I perceived
Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,
Moreover, from the day that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from
Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,
So I went out at night by
at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
After him Nehemiah the son of Azbuk,
are joining with their
Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in, that
The priests and the Levites
I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king’s words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, “Let us arise and build.”
Next to them Jedaiah the son of Harumaph made repairs opposite his house. And next to him Hattush the son of Hashabneiah made repairs.
Now on the twenty-fourth day of
But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite
The officials did not know where I had gone or what I had done; nor had I as yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials or the rest who did the work.
Now in the days of Joiakim, the priests, the heads of fathers’ households were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
When the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times, “
And the Levites: Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;
The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah who was
Next to them Rephaiah the son of Hur,
Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, the official of the district of Mizpah,
Then Ezra blessed the Lord the great God. And all the people answered, “
But I said, “
Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired
Now 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 Jeshaiah;
Malchijah the son of Harim and Hasshub the son of Pahath-moab repaired another section and
So I went up at night by the
Some of the sons of Judah and some of the sons of Benjamin lived in Jerusalem. From the sons of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, of the sons of Perez;
The sons of Levi, the heads of fathers’ households, were registered in the Book of the Chronicles up to the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.
Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the sons
From the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin,
And the people blessed all the men who
Then they said, “We
and some of the sons of the priests with trumpets; and Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph,
with Azariah, Ezra, Meshullam,
from Beth-gilgal and from their fields in Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built themselves villages around Jerusalem.
Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah,
Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
Next to him Shallum the son of Hallohesh,
Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer, and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second
and Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of the Shilonite.
Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
and Joiada became the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan became the father of Jaddua.
Now the sons of Hassenaah built
All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were 468 able men.
So the king said to me, “Why is your face sad though you are not sick?
Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon.
Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah and Jedaiah. These were the heads of the priests and their
Ahiah, Hanan, Anan,
Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
After him the Levites carried out repairs under Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him Hashabiah, the official of half the district of Keilah, carried out repairs for his district.
and in En-rimmon, in Zorah and in Jarmuth,
Then I passed on to
Now as for the villages with their fields, some of the sons of Judah lived in
Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
He spoke in the presence of his brothers and
Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, explained the law to the people while the people remained in their place.
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, stood opposite them
Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, Azekah and its towns. So they encamped from Beersheba as far as the valley of Hinnom.
Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the leader of the house of God,
So I answered them and said to them, “
Judah, Benjamin, Shemaiah, Jeremiah,
From that day on, half of my servants carried on the work while half of them held the spears, the shields, the bows and the breastplates; and the captains were behind the whole house of Judah.
Shemaiah and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah,
Next to him
Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
When our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that
After him Baruch the son of Zabbai zealously repaired another section, from the Angle to the doorway of the house of
Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
Malchijah the son of Rechab, the official of the district of
Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
At whatever place you hear the sound of the trumpet,
Next to him Ezer the son of Jeshua,
He read from it before the square which was in front of
So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears from
After him their brothers carried out repairs under Bavvai the son of Henadad, official of the other half of the district of Keilah.
Ezra the scribe stood at a wooden podium which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam on his left hand.
After him Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, repaired another section. After him Meshullam the son of Berechiah carried out repairs in front of his own
also their brothers Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
After him Malchijah,
then I put
After him Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz repaired another section, from the doorway of Eliashib’s house even as far as the end of
Palal the son of Uzai made repairs in front of the Angle and the tower projecting from the upper house of the king, which is by
Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah. These were the priests.
Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah, said, “Arise, bless the Lord your God forever and ever!
O may Your glorious name be blessed
And exalted above all blessing and praise!
Now Tobiah the Ammonite was near him and he said, “Even what they are building—
At that time I also said to the people, “Let each man with his servant spend the night within Jerusalem so that they may be a guard for us by night and a laborer by day.”
After him Binnui the son of Henadad repaired another section, from the house of Azariah as far as
As for the builders, each wore his sword girded at his side as he built, while
After him the priests,
And allotted them to them as a
And the land of Og the king of Bashan.
So that they might return to You,
There were others who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine.”
the sons of Adonikam, 667;
who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah,
then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together at
For there were those who said, “We, our sons and our daughters are many; therefore let us
The heaven of heavens with all their host,
The earth and all that is on it,
The seas and all that is in them.
And the heavenly host bows down before You.
the sons of Hashum, 328;
So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?”
And brought him out from
the sons of Bezai, 324;
Also in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them.
In it was written, “It is reported among the nations, and
Then I said to them, “Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot, and while they are standing guard, let them shut and bolt the doors. Also appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each at his post, and each in front of his own house.”
And You gave them into their hand, with their kings and the peoples of the land,
To do with them
Also there were those who said, “We have borrowed money
Then Sanballat sent his servant to me in the same manner a fifth time with an open letter in his hand.
Now the city was large and spacious, but the people in it were few and the houses were not built.
But when they cried to You
You heard from heaven, and according to Your great compassion
And You brought them into the land
Which You had told their fathers to enter and possess.
the men of
And it came about in the month Nisan,
They sent messages to me four times in this manner, and I answered them in the same way.
The words of
Yet they would not give ear.
Therefore You gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.
And made a covenant with him
To give him the land of the Canaanite,
Of the Hittite and the Amorite,
Of the Perizzite, the Jebusite and the Girgashite—
To give it to his
For You are righteous.
the men of Ramah and Geba, 621;
Therefore You abandoned them to the hand of their enemies, so that they ruled over them.
When they cried again to You, You heard from heaven,
They read from the book, from the law of God,
On that day
So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a
Now prior to this, Eliashib the priest,
Do not let all the hardship seem insignificant before You,
Which has come upon us, our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, our fathers and on all Your people,
had prepared a large
because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but
On that day
And on the
For You have dealt faithfully, but we have acted wickedly.
In charge of the storehouses I appointed Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah of the Levites, and in addition to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for
For You are
and I arranged
The sons of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash and Aija, at Bethel and its towns,
Hoshaiah and half of the leaders of Judah followed them,
For the sons of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the
Or paid attention to Your commandments and Your
Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
But during all this time I was not in Jerusalem, for in
So when they heard the law,
and on that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced because
All Judah then brought
and I came to Jerusalem and
and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam and Ezer. And the singers
Of the priests: the sons of
Then I gave an order and
and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah and Hananiah, with the trumpets;
So all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel and Nehemiah gave the portions due the singers and the gatekeepers
It was very displeasing to me, so I
and that they might bring the first fruits of our ground and
Some from among the heads of fathers’ households gave to the work. The
besides their male and their female servants,
The Levites: the sons of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, of the sons of
The priests: the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, 973;
These were they who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub,
For in the days of David and
Between the upper room of the corner and
With the broad and rich land which You set before them,
Did not serve You or turn from their evil deeds.
The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of
the sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda,
the sons of Besai, the sons of Meunim, the sons of
The gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, 138.
Then the two choirs took their stand in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials with me;
And as to the land which You gave to our fathers to eat of its fruit and its bounty,
Behold, we are slaves in it.
Some of the heads of fathers’ households gave into the treasury of the work 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,200 silver minas.
Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
the sons of Harim, 320;
These searched among their ancestral registration, but it could not be located; therefore they were considered unclean and excluded from the priesthood.
the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, 642.
Whom You have set over us because of our sins;
They also rule over our bodies
And over our cattle as they please,
So we are in great distress.
the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah,
For they performed the
the sons of Lebana, the sons of Hagaba, the sons of Shalmai,
From the Levites, some divisions in Judah belonged to Benjamin.
the sons of Keros, the sons of
the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the sons of
The singers: the sons of Asaph, 148.
the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah,
the sons of
the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
the sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
That which the rest of the people gave was 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,000 silver minas and 67 priests’ garments.
the sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar,
the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.
All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants were 392.