In view of all...

31 styczeń 2023
„In view of all this, we are entering into a firm pact, which we are putting into writing. On the sealed document appear the names of our princes, our Levites, and our priests.
2On the sealed document: the governor Nehemiah, son of Hacaliah, and Zedekiah.
3Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
4Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah,
5Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
6Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
7Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
8Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
9Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these are the priests.
10The Levites: Jeshua, son of Azaniah; Binnui, of the descendants of Henadad; Kadmiel;
11and their kinsmen Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
12Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,
13Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
14Hodiah, Bani, Beninu.
15The leaders of the people: Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,
16Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
17Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
18Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,
19Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,
20Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
21Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
22Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua,
23Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
24Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,
25Hallhohesh, Pilha, Shobek,
26Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
27Ahiah, Hanan, Anan,
28Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
Provisions of the Pact.
29The rest of the people, priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, temple servants, and all others who have separated themselves from the local inhabitants in favor of the law of God, with their wives, their sons, their daughters, all who are of the age of discretion, 30join their influential kindred, and with the sanction of a curse take this oath to follow the law of God given through Moses, the servant of God, and to observe carefully all the commandments of the LORD, our Lord, his ordinances and his statutes. 31We will not marry our daughters to the local inhabitants, and we will not accept their daughters for our sons. 32When the local inhabitants bring in merchandise or any kind of grain for sale on the sabbath day, we will not buy from them on the sabbath or on any other holy day. In the seventh year we will forgo the produce, and forgive every kind of debt”.