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July 30


Nehemiah 12:1-47
1. The following are the priests and Levites who returned with Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
2. Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,
3. Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
4. Iddo, Ginnethon, Abijah,
5. Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
6. Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
7. Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the priestly heads and their brethren in the days of Jeshua.
8. The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, Mattaniah; the last-mentioned, together with his brethren, was in charge of the hymns,
9. while Bakbukiah and Unno and their brethren ministered opposite them by turns.
10. Jeshua became the father of Joiakim, Joiakim became the father of Eliashib, and Eliashib became the father of Joiada.
11. Joiada became the father of Johanan, and Johanan became the father of Jaddua.
12. In the days of Joiakim these were the priestly family heads: for Seraiah, Meraiah; for Jeremiah, Hananiah;
13. for Ezra, Meshullam; for Amariah, Jehohanan;
14. for Malluchi, Jonathan; for Shebaniah, Joseph;
15. for Harim, Adna; for Meremoth, Helkai;
16. for Iddo, Zechariah; for Ginnethon, Meshullam;
17. for Abijah, Zichri; for Miamin,...; for Maadiah, Piltai;
18. for Bilgah, Shammua; for Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
19. and for Joiarib, Mattenai; for Jedaiah, Uzzi;
20. for Sallu, Kallai; for Amok, Eber;
21. for Hilkiah, Hashabiah; for Jedaiah, Nethanel.
22. In the time of Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan, and Jaddua, the family heads of the priests were written down in the Book of Chronicles, up until the reign of Darius the Persian.
23. The sons of Levi: the family heads were written down in the Book of Chronicles, up until the time of Johanan, the son of Eliashib.
24. The heads of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel. Their brethren who stood opposite them to sing praises and thanksgiving in fulfillment of the command of David, the man of God, one section opposite the other,
25. were Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah.Meshullam, Talmon, and Akkub were gatekeepers. They kept watch over the storerooms at the gates.
26. All these lived in the time of Joiakim, son of Jeshua, son of Jozadak (and in the time of Nehemiah the governor and of Ezra the priest-scribe).
27. At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out wherever they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate a joyful dedication with thanksgiving hymns and the music of cymbals, harps, and lyres.
28. The levitical singers gathered together from the region about Jerusalem, from the villages of the Netophathites,
29. from Beth-gilgal, and from the plains of Geba and Azmaveth (for the singers had built themselves settlements about Jerusalem).
30. The priests and Levites first purified themselves, then they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.
31. I had the princes of Judah mount the wall, and I arranged two great choirs. The first of these proceeded to the right, along the top of the wall, in the direction of the Dung Gate,
32. followed by Hoshaiah and half the princes of Judah,
33. along with Azariah, Ezra, Meshullam,
34. Judah, Benjamin, Shemaiah, and Jeremiah,
35. priests with the trumpets, and also Zechariah, son of Jonathan, son of Shemaiah, son of Mattaniah, son of Micaiah, son of Zaccur, son of Asaph,
36. and his brethren Shemaiah, Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, Judah, and Hanani, with the musical instruments of David, the man of God. (Ezra the scribe was at their head.)
37. At the Spring Gate they went straight up by the steps of the City of David and continued along the top of the wall above the house of David until they came to the Water Gate on the east.
38. The second choir proceeded to the left, followed by myself and the other half of the princes of the people, along the top of the wall past the Oven Tower as far as the Broad Wall,
39. then past the Ephraim Gate (the New City Gate), the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel, and the Hundred Tower, as far as the Sheep Gate (and they came to a halt at the Prison Gate).
40. The two choirs took up a position in the house of God; I, too, who had with me half the magistrates,
41. the priests Eliakim, Maaseiah, Minjamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, Hananiah, with the trumpets,
42. and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer. The singers were heard under the leadership of Jezrahiah.
43. Great sacrifices were offered on that day, and there was rejoicing over the great feast of the LORD in which they shared. The women and the children joined in, and the rejoicing at Jerusalem could be heard from afar off.
44. At that time men were appointed over the chambers set aside for stores, offerings, first fruits, and tithes; in them they were to collect from the fields of the various cities the portions legally assigned to the priests and Levites. For Judah rejoiced in its appointed priests and Levites
45. who carried out the ministry of their God and the ministry of purification (as did the singers and the gatekeepers) in accordance with the prescriptions of David and of Solomon, his son.
46. For the heads of the families of the singers and the hymns of praise and thanksgiving to God came down from the days of David and Asaph in times of old.
47. Thus all Israel, in the days of Zerubbabel (and in the days of Nehemiah), gave the singers and the gatekeepers their portions, according to their daily needs. They made their consecrated offering to the Levites, and the Levites made theirs to the sons of Aaron.

Nehemiah 13:1-31
1. At that time, when there was reading from the book of Moses in the hearing of the people, it was found written there that "no Ammonite or Moabite may ever be admitted into the assembly of God;
2. for they would not succor the Israelites with food and water, but they hired Balaam to curse them, though our God turned the curse into a blessing."
3. When they had heard the law, they separated from Israel every foreign element.
4. Before this, the priest Eliashib, who had been placed in charge of the chambers of the house of our God and who was an associate of Tobiah,
5. had set aside for the latter's use a large chamber in which had previously been stored the cereal offerings, incense and utensils, the tithes in grain, wine, and oil allotted to the Levites, singers, and gatekeepers, and the offerings due the priests.
6. During all this time I had not been in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes, king of Babylon, I had gone back to the king. After due time, however, I asked leave of the king
7. and returned to Jerusalem, where I discovered the evil thing that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, in setting aside for him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.
8. This displeased me very much, and I had all of Tobiah's household goods thrown outside the chamber.
9. Then I gave orders to purify the chambers, and I had them replace there the utensils of the house of God, the cereal offerings, and the incense.
10. I learned, too, that the portions due the Levites were no longer being given, so that the Levites and the singers who should have been carrying out the services had deserted, each man to his own field.
11. I took the magistrates to task, demanding, "Why is the house of God abandoned?" Then I brought the Levites together and had them resume their stations.
12. All Judah once more brought in the tithes of grain, wine, and oil to the storerooms;
13. and in charge of the storerooms I appointed the priest Shelemiah, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah, one of the Levites, together with Hanan, son of Zaccur, son of Mattaniah, as their assistant; for these men were held to be trustworthy. It was their duty to make the distribution to their brethren.
14. Remember this to my credit, O my God! Let not the devotion which I showed for the house of my God and its services be forgotten!
15. In those days I perceived that men in Judah were treading the winepresses on the sabbath; that they were bringing in sheaves of grain, loading them on their asses, together with wine, grapes, figs, and every other kind of burden, and bringing them to Jerusalem on the sabbath day. I warned them to sell none of these victuals.
16. In Jerusalem itself the Tyrians who were resident there were importing fish and every other kind of merchandise and selling it to the Judahites on the sabbath.
17. I took the nobles of Judah to task, demanding of them: "What is this evil thing that you are doing, profaning the sabbath day?
18. Did not your fathers act in this same way, with the result that our God has brought all this evil upon us and upon this city? Would you add to the wrath against Israel by once more profaning the sabbath?"
19. When the shadows were falling on the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I ordered the doors to be closed and forbade them to be reopened till after the sabbath. I posted some of my own men at the gates so that no burden might enter on the sabbath day.
20. The merchants and sellers of various kinds of merchandise spent the night once or twice outside Jerusalem,
21. but then I warned them, saying to them: "Why do you spend the night alongside the wall? If you keep this up, I will lay hands on you!" From that time on, they did not return on the sabbath.
22. Then I ordered the Levites to purify themselves and to go and watch the gates, so that the sabbath day might be kept holy. This, too, remember in my favor, O my God, and have mercy on me in accordance with your great mercy!
23. Also in those days I saw Jews who had married Ashdodite, Ammonite, or Moabite wives.
24. Of their children, half spoke Ashdodite, and none of them knew how to speak Jewish; and so it was in regard to the languages of the various other peoples.
25. I took them to task and cursed them; I had some of them beaten and their hair pulled out; and I adjured them by God: "You shall not marry your daughters to their sons nor take any of their daughters for your sons or for yourselves!
26. Did not Solomon, the king of Israel, sin because of them? Though among the many nations there was no king like him, and though he was beloved of his God and God had made him king over all Israel, yet even he was made to sin by foreign women.
27. Must it also be heard of you that you have done this same very great evil, betraying our God by marrying foreign women?"
28. One of the sons of Joiada, son of Eliashib the high priest, was the son-in-law of Sanballat the Horonite! I drove him from my presence.
29. Remember against them, O my God, how they defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites!
30. Thus I cleansed them of all foreign contamination. I established the various functions for the priests and Levites, so that each had his appointed task.
31. I also provided for the procurement of wood at stated times and for the first fruits. Remember this in my favor, O my God!

Psalms 89:30-37
30. I will establish his dynasty forever, his throne as the days of the heavens.
31. If his descendants forsake my law, do not follow my decrees,
32. If they fail to observe my statutes, do not keep my commandments,
33. I will punish their crime with a rod and their guilt with lashes.
34. But I will not take my love from him, nor will I betray my bond of loyalty.
35. I will not violate my covenant; the promise of my lips I will not alter.
36. By my holiness I swore once for all: I will never be false to David.
37. His dynasty will continue forever, his throne, like the sun before me.

Proverbs 22:3-4
3. The shrewd man perceives evil and hides, while simpletons continue on and suffer the penalty.
4. The reward of humility and fear of the LORD is riches, honor and life.

Romans 1:1-32
1. Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God,
2. which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy scriptures,
3. the gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh,
4. but established as Son of God in power according to the spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.
5. Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith, for the sake of his name, among all the Gentiles,
6. among whom are you also, who are called to belong to Jesus Christ;
7. to all the beloved of God in Rome, called to be holy. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
8. First, I give thanks to my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is heralded throughout the world.
9. God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in proclaiming the gospel of his Son, that I remember you constantly,
10. always asking in my prayers that somehow by God's will I may at last find my way clear to come to you.
11. For I long to see you, that I may share with you some spiritual gift so that you may be strengthened,
12. that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by one another's faith, yours and mine.
13. I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I often planned to come to you, though I was prevented until now, that I might harvest some fruit among you, too, as among the rest of the Gentiles.
14. To Greeks and non-Greeks alike, to the wise and the ignorant, I am under obligation;
15. that is why I am eager to preach the gospel also to you in Rome.
16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then Greek.
17. For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith; as it is written, "The one who is righteous by faith will live."
18. The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness.
19. For what can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them.
20. Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse;
21. for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened.
22. While claiming to be wise, they became fools
23. and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes.
24. Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies.
25. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26. Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural,
27. and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity.
28. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper.
29. They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are gossips
30. and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, ingenious in their wickedness, and rebellious toward their parents.
31. They are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
32. Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.