8; Ezra i. 6; Ex. xxxv; Neh. xi. 2.[A]
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[Sidenote: Neh. 8:13-19] And on the second day the heads of fathers' houses of all the people, the priests and the Levites were gathered together to Ezra the scribe, in order to gain an insight into the words of the law.
[Sidenote: Neh. 9:1-3] Now in the twenty-fourth day of this month the Israelites were assembled with fasting, and with sackcloth and earth upon their heads.
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[Sidenote: Neh. 9:32-37] Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and kindness, let not all the affliction seem little before thee, that hath come on us, on our kings, our nobles, our priests, our prophets, our fathers, and on all thy people, since the days of the kings of Assyria to this day.
Neh. i. 3: '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.'
Then Nehemiah pleads God's promises to His people in time past, and ends by definitely stating his own special need and request (Neh. i. 8-11).
Before leaving his room that morning, he knelt down, and put himself and his cause in the Lord's hands, Neh. i. 11.
Solomon himself twice used the word paradise of his gardens, and these are the only places in which the word occurs in the Old Testament, except in Neh. ii. 8.
But all such as are reformed, or reforming from all iniquity, and namely from the defections and compliances of the time; who have some suitable sense of the breaches, and competent knowledge and understanding of the duties engaged unto in the covenant, Neh.
And Nehemiah, with the returned captives, Neh. ix.
So, Neh. x. 28, 29"Every one that had knowledge and understanding entered into the covenant.
Neh. iii. 5.
It cannot be denied, that several obligations do bind to posterity; such as public promises with annexation of curses to breakers, Neh.
1, 18; Neh. iv.
9, 10; Neh. vi. 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11; Isa. viii.