1On 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;13.1 they…: Heb. there was read13.1 audience: Heb. ears 2Because 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. 3Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
4¶ And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah:13.4 having…: Heb. being set over 5And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, 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.13.5 which…: Heb. the commandment of the Levites 6But 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:13.6 after…: Heb. at the end of days13.6 obtained…: or, I earnestly requested 7And 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. 8And it grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber. 9Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meat offering and the frankincense.
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. 11Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.13.11 place: Heb. standing 12Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn and the new wine and the oil unto the treasuries.13.12 treasuries: or, storehouses 13And 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.13.13 treasuries: or, storehouses13.13 next…: Heb. at their hand13.13 their office…: Heb. it was upon them 14Remember 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 thereof.13.14 good…: Heb. kindnesses13.14 offices: or, observations
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. 16There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. 17Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day? 18Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath. 19And 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. 20So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem once or twice. 21Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge ye about the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.13.21 about: Heb. before 22And 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 thy mercy.13.22 greatness: or, multitude
23¶ In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab:13.23 had…: Heb. had made to dwell with them 24And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews’ language, but according to the language of each people.13.24 could…: Heb. they discerned not to speak13.24 of each…: Heb. of people and people 25And 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.13.25 cursed: or, reviled 26Did 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. 27Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives? 28And 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. 29Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.13.29 because…: Heb. for the defilings 30Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business; 31And for the wood offering, at times appointed, and for the firstfruits. Remember me, O my God, for good.
Magarũrĩra ma Mũthia ma Nehemia
113:1 Gũcook 23:3Na rĩrĩ, mũthenya ũcio, Ibuku rĩa Musa rĩgĩthomwo na mũgambo mũnene andũ makĩĩiguagĩra, rĩgĩthomwo handũ haandĩkĩtwo atĩ gũtirĩ Mũamoni kana Mũmoabi ũgetĩkĩrio akorwo kĩũngano-inĩ kĩa andũ a Ngai, 213:2 Ndar 22:3-11; Ndar 23:11tondũ matiigana kũhe andũ a Isiraeli irio na maaĩ; no-o nĩ kũrĩha maarĩhire Balamu amarume. (No rĩrĩ, Ngai witũ akĩgarũra kĩrumi gĩgĩtuĩka kĩrathimo.) 3Rĩrĩa andũ maaiguire watho ũcio, makĩeheria andũ othe arĩa maarĩ ageni kuuma Isiraeli.
413:4 Neh 12:44Mbere ĩyo, Eliashibu ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai nĩakoretwo atuĩtwo mũrũgamĩrĩri wa makũmbĩ ma nyũmba ya Ngai witũ. Aarĩ wa thiritũ ya hakuhĩ na Tobia, 513:5 Alaw 27:30; Ndar 18:21na nĩamũhete nyũmba nene aikarage ĩrĩa mbere ĩyo yaigagwo mĩhothi ya ngano, na ũbumba, na indo cia hekarũ, o na mĩhothi ya gĩcunjĩ gĩa ikũmi kĩa ngano, na ndibei ya mũhihano na maguta marĩa maaheagwo Alawii, na aini na aikaria a ihingo, o na mĩhothi ĩrĩa yarutagĩrwo athĩnjĩri-Ngai.
6No rĩrĩa maũndũ maya mothe maathiiaga na mbere, niĩ ndiarĩ kũu Jerusalemu, nĩgũkorwo mwaka-inĩ ũcio wa mĩrongo ĩtatũ na ĩĩrĩ wa ũthamaki wa Aritashashita, mũthamaki wa Babuloni,13:6 Thuutha wa kũhoota na kwĩgwatĩra Babuloni, Kurusu nĩeheire rĩĩtwa “Mũthamaki wa Babuloni”. nĩndacookete kũrĩ mũthamaki. Matukũ manini maathira nĩndamũhooire rũtha, 713:7 Ezar 10:24; Neh 2:10ngĩcooka Jerusalemu. Ndacooka Jerusalemu nĩguo ndaamenyire ũũru ũrĩa Eliashibu eekĩte nĩ ũndũ wa kũhe Tobia kanyũmba nja ya nyũmba ya Ngai. 813:8 Mar 11:15-17; Joh 2:13-16Nĩndarakaririo nĩ ũhoro ũcio mũno na ngĩikia indo ciothe cia Tobia nja. 913:9 2Maũ 29:5Ngĩcooka ngĩruta watho kũgĩe igongona rĩa gũtheria nyũmba ĩyo, na ngĩcookia indo ciothe cia nyũmba ya Ngai kuo, hamwe na maruta ma ngano na ũbumba.
1013:10 Gũcook 12:19; 2Maũ 31:4Ningĩ nĩndamenyire atĩ Alawii matiaheagwo gĩcunjĩ kĩrĩa kĩerĩtwo maaheagwo, na Alawii othe hamwe na aini arĩa maatungataga nĩmatiganĩirie ũtungata, magacooka mĩgũnda-inĩ yao. 11Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ngĩrũithia anene acio, ngĩmooria atĩrĩ: “Nyũmba ya Ngai ĩtiganĩirio nĩkĩ?” Ningĩ ngĩmeeta othe hamwe, ngĩmacookia o mũndũ wĩra-inĩ wake.
1213:12 1Ath 7:51; Mal 3:10Andũ othe a Juda nĩmarehire gĩcunjĩ gĩa ikũmi kĩa ngano, na ndibei ya mũhihano, o na maguta makũmbĩ-inĩ. 1313:13 Neh 12:44; Atũm 6:1-5Na niĩ ngĩtua Shelemia ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, na Zadoku ũrĩa mwandĩki-marũa, marĩ na Mulawii wetagwo Pedaia, arũgamĩrĩri a makũmbĩ, na ngĩtua Hanani mũrũ wa Zakuri mũrũ wa Matania mũnini wao, tondũ andũ aya nĩmoonagwo marĩ ehokeku. Nĩmatuirwo a kũgayagĩra ariũ a ithe wao indo.
14Ndirikana, Wee Ngai wakwa, nĩ ũndũ wa maũndũ maya, na ndũgatharie wĩra na ũtungata ũrĩa ndungatĩte nyũmba-inĩ ya Ngai wakwa ndĩ mwĩhokeku.
1513:15 Thaam 20:8-11Matukũ-inĩ macio nĩndeyoneire andũ a Juda makĩhiha ndibei mũthenya wa Thabatũ na makĩrehe ngano, na magĩkuuithia ndigiri ngano hamwe na ndibei, na thabibũ, na ngũyũ, na mĩthemba yothe ya mĩrigo. Indo icio ciothe maarehaga Jerusalemu mũthenya wa Thabatũ. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ngĩmakaania kwendia irio mũthenya ũcio wa Thabatũ. 16Andũ a Turo arĩa maatũũraga Jerusalemu nĩmarehaga thamaki na indo cia mĩthemba yothe, na magaciendagĩria andũ a Juda mũthenya wa Thabatũ kũu Jerusalemu. 17Ngĩrũithia andũ arĩa maarĩ igweta a Juda, ngĩmooria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ ũndũ ũrĩkũ ũyũ mũreka wa waganu wa gũthaahia mũthenya wa Thabatũ? 1813:18 Jer 44:23; Neh 10:31Maithe manyu ma tene-rĩ, githĩ ti maũndũ ta maya meekire, nake Ngai witũ agĩtũrehere mathĩĩna maya mothe matũkorete na magakora itũũra rĩĩrĩ inene? No rĩu inyuĩ mũrarehera Isiraeli mangʼũrĩ maingĩ makĩria na ũndũ wa gũthaahia Thabatũ.”
1913:19 Alaw 23:32Na rĩrĩ, hwaĩ-inĩ kwambĩrĩria kũgĩa nduma ihingo-inĩ cia Jerusalemu Thabatũ ĩtanakinya-rĩ, ngĩathana mĩrango ya Jerusalemu ĩhingwo na ndĩkahingũrwo nginya Thabatũ ĩthire. Ngĩiga andũ amwe akwa ihingo-inĩ marangĩre, nĩgeetha gũtikagĩe mũrigo ũngĩtoonyio thĩinĩ mũthenya wa Thabatũ. 20Rĩmwe kana meerĩ, onjorithia na endia a indo cia mĩthemba yothe maraarire nja ya Jerusalemu. 21No ngĩmakaania ngĩmooria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kĩĩ gĩgũtũma mũraare rũthingo-inĩ? Mũngĩĩka ũguo rĩngĩ nĩndĩmũnyiitithia.” Kuuma hĩndĩ ĩyo matiacookire gũũka mũthenya wa Thabatũ. 22Ningĩ ngĩatha Alawii meetherie macooke mathiĩ makarangĩre ihingo nĩgeetha maige mũthenya wa Thabatũ ũrĩ mũtheru.
Ndirikana, Wee Ngai wakwa, nĩ ũndũ wa ũndũ ũyũ o naguo, na ũnjiguĩre tha kũringana na wendo waku mũnene.
2313:23 Mal 2:11; Ruth 1:4Na rĩrĩ, matukũ-inĩ macio nĩndonire arũme a Juda arĩa maahikĩtie andũ-a-nja a kuuma Ashidodi, na Amoni, na Moabi. 24Nuthu ya ciana ciao ciaaragia rũthiomi rwa Ashidodi kana thiomi cia ndũrĩrĩ icio ingĩ, no matiooĩ kwaria rũthiomi rwa Juda. 2513:25 Ezar 10:5Ngĩmarũithia na ngĩmetĩria kĩrumi. Nĩndahũũrire arũme amwe ao na ngĩmamunya njuĩrĩ. Ngĩtũma mehĩte mwĩhĩtwa makĩgwetaga rĩĩtwa rĩa Ngai, ngĩmeera atĩrĩ: “Menyai gũkaaneana airĩtu anyu mahikio nĩ ariũ ao, kana aanake anyu inyuĩ ene mahikie airĩtu ao. 2613:26 1Ath 3:13; 2Sam 12:25Githĩ ti ihikanio ta icio ciatũmire Solomoni mũthamaki wa Isiraeli eehie? Ndũrĩrĩ-inĩ nyingĩ gũtiarĩ mũthamaki ũngĩ watariĩ take. Ngai wake nĩamwendete, akĩmũtua mũthamaki Isiraeli guothe; no-o na kũrĩ ũguo-rĩ, nĩatoonyirio mehia-inĩ nĩ andũ-a-nja a kũngĩ. 2713:27 Ezar 9:14Ithuĩ-rĩ, no nginya tũigue atĩ o na inyuĩ mũreka waganu ũyũ wothe mũũru ũũ, mũkaaga kwĩhokeka kũrĩ Ngai witũ na ũndũ wa kũhikia andũ-a-nja a kũngĩ?”
2813:28 Ezar 10:24; Neh 2:10Mũriũ ũmwe wa Joiada mũrũ wa Eliashibu mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai ũrĩa mũnene aarĩ mũthoni-we wa Sanibalati ũrĩa Mũhoroni. Nĩndamũingatire oime harĩ niĩ.
2913:29 Neh 1:8; Ndar 3:12Maririkane, Wee Ngai wakwa, tondũ nĩmathaahirie wĩra wa ũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, o na magĩthaahia kĩrĩkanĩro kĩa wĩra wa athĩnjĩri-Ngai na kĩa Alawii.
30Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, ngĩtheria athĩnjĩri-Ngai na Alawii kuuma kũrĩ ũndũ o wothe mũgeni, ngĩcooka ngĩmagaĩra o mũndũ wĩra wake kĩũmbe. 3113:31 Neh 10:34; Kĩam 8:1Ningĩ nĩndathondekire mweke wa kũhothaga ngũ na maciaro ma mbere mahinda marĩa maatuĩtwo.
Wee Ngai wakwa, ndirikana na ũnjĩke wega.