Signers of the Document
1Now on the Asealed document were the names of: Nehemiah the 2governor, the son of Hacaliah, and Zedekiah, Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah, Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah, Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch, Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah, Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch, Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin, Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah. These were the priests. And the Levites: Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel; 10 also their brothers Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan, 11  Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah, 12  Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah, 13  Hodiah, Bani, Beninu. 14 The leaders of the people: Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani, 15  Bunni, Azgad, Bebai, 16  Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, 17  Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur, 18  Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai, 19  Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, 20  Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir, 21  Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua, 22  Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah, 23  Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub, 24  Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek, 25  Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, 26  Ahiah, Hanan, Anan, 27  Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
Obligations of the Document
28 Now Athe rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants and Ball those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons and their daughters, all those who had knowledge and understanding, 29 are joining with their 1kinsmen, their nobles, and are 2Ataking on themselves a curse and an oath to walk in God’s law, which was given through Moses, God’s servant, and to keep and to observe all the commandments of 3 God our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes; 30 and Athat we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons. 31 As Afor the peoples of the land who bring wares or any grain on the sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the sabbath or a holy day; and we will forego the crops the Bseventh year and the Cexaction of every debt.
32 We also 1placed ourselves under obligation to contribute yearly Aone third of a shekel for the service of the house of our God: 33 for the Ashowbread, for the continual grain offering, for the continual burnt offering, the sabbaths, the new moon, for the appointed times, for the holy things and for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and all the work of the house of our God.
34 Likewise Awe cast lots Bfor the supply of wood among the priests, the Levites and the people so that they might bring it to the house of our God, according to our fathers’ households, at fixed times annually, to burn on the altar of the Lord our God, as it is written in the law; 35 and that they might bring the first fruits of our ground and Athe first fruits of all the fruit of every tree to the house of the Lord annually, 36 and Abring to the house of our God the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, and the firstborn of our herds and our flocks as it is written in the law, for the priests who are ministering in the house of our God. 37  AWe will also bring the first of our 1dough, our contributions, the fruit of every tree, the new wine and the oil Bto the priests at the chambers of the house of our God, and the Ctithe of our ground to the Levites, for the Levites are they who receive the tithes in all the rural towns. 38  AThe priest, the son of Aaron, shall be with the Levites when the Levites receive tithes, and the Levites shall bring up the tenth of the tithes to the house of our God, to the chambers of Bthe storehouse. 39 For the sons of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the Acontribution of the grain, the new wine and the oil to the chambers; there are the utensils of the sanctuary, the priests who are ministering, the gatekeepers and the singers. Thus Bwe will not 1neglect the house of our God.
1 10:1 Ch 10:2 in Heb A 10:1 Neh 9:38 2 10:1 Heb Tirshatha, a Persian title A 10:28 Ezra 2:36-58 B 10:28 Neh 9:2 1 10:29 Lit brothers 2 10:29 Lit entering into a A 10:29 Neh 5:12 3 10:29 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord A 10:30 Ex 34:16; Deut 7:3 A 10:31 Neh 13:15-22 B 10:31 Ex 23:10, 11; Lev 25:1-7 C 10:31 Deut 15:1, 2 1 10:32 Lit imposed commandments on us A 10:32 Ex 30:11-16; Matt 17:24 A 10:33 Lev 24:5, 6; 2 Chr 2:4 A 10:34 Neh 11:1 B 10:34 Neh 13:31 A 10:35 Ex 23:19; 34:26; Deut 26:2 A 10:36 Ex 13:2 A 10:37 Lev 23:17 1 10:37 Or coarse meal B 10:37 Neh 13:5, 9 C 10:37 Lev 27:30; Num 18:21 A 10:38 Num 18:26 B 10:38 Neh 13:12, 13 A 10:39 Deut 12:6 B 10:39 Neh 13:10, 11 1 10:39 Lit forsake