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Nehemiah 9


1  Now in the twenty6242 and fourth702 day3117 of this2088 month2320 the children1121 of Israel3478 were assembled622 with fasting,6685 and with sackclothes,8242 and earth127 upon5921 them.

2  And the seed2233 of Israel3478 separated themselves914 from all4480 3605 strangers,1121 5236 and stood5975 and confessed3034 5921 their sins,2403 and the iniquities5771 of their fathers.1

3  And they stood up6965 in5921 their place,5977 and read7121 in the book5612 of the law8451 of the LORD3068 their God430 one fourth7243 part of the day;3117 and another fourth7243 part they confessed,3034 and worshiped7812 the LORD3068 their God.430

4  Then stood up6965 upon5921 the stairs,4608 of the Levites,3881 Jeshua,3442 and Bani,1137 Kadmiel,6934 Shebaniah,7645 Bunni,1138 Sherebiah,8274 Bani,1137 and Chenani,3662 and cried2199 with a loud1419 voice6963 unto413 the LORD3068 their God.430

5  Then the Levites,3881 Jeshua,3442 and Kadmiel,6934 Bani,1137 Hashabniah,2813 Sherebiah,8274 Hodijah,1941 Shebaniah,7645 and Pethahiah,6611 said,559 Stand up6965 and bless1288 853 the LORD3068 your God430 forever4480 5769 and5704 ever:5769 and blessed1288 be thy glorious3519 name,8034 which is exalted7311 above5921 all3605 blessing1293 and praise.8416

6  Thou,859 even thou,1931 art LORD3068 alone;905 thou859 hast made6213 853 heaven,8064 the heaven8064 of heavens,8064 with all3605 their host,6635 the earth,776 and all3605 things that834 are therein,5921 the seas,3220 and all3605 that834 is therein, and thou859 preservest2421 853 them all;3605 and the host6635 of heaven8064 worshipeth7812 thee.

7  Thou859 art the LORD3068 the God,430 who834 didst choose977 Abram,87 and broughtest him forth3318 out of Ur4480 218 of the Chaldees,3778 and gavest7760 him the name8034 of Abraham;85

8  And foundest4672 853 his heart3824 faithful539 before6440 thee, and madest3772 a covenant1285 with5973 him to give5414 853 the land776 of the Canaanites,3669 the Hittites,2850 the Amorites,567 and the Perizzites,6522 and the Jebusites,2983 and the Girgashites,1622 to give5414 it, I say, to his seed,2233 and hast performed6965 853 thy words;1697 for3588 thou859 art righteous:6662

9  And didst see7200 853 the affliction6040 of our fathers1 in Egypt,4714 and heardest8085 their cry2201 by5921 the Red5488 sea;3220

10  And showedst5414 signs226 and wonders4159 upon Pharaoh,6547 and on all3605 his servants,5650 and on all3605 the people5971 of his land:776 for3588 thou knewest3045 that3588 they dealt proudly2102 against5921 them. So didst thou get6213 thee a name,8034 as it is this2088 day.3117

11  And thou didst divide1234 the sea3220 before6440 them, so that they went through5674 the midst8432 of the sea3220 on the dry land;3004 and their persecutors7291 thou threwest7993 into the deeps,4688 as3644 a stone68 into the mighty5794 waters.4325

12  Moreover thou leddest5148 them in the day3119 by a cloudy6051 pillar;5982 and in the night3915 by a pillar5982 of fire,784 to give them light215 in 853 the way1870 wherein834 they should go.1980

13  Thou camest down3381 also upon5921 mount2022 Sinai,5514 and spakest1696 with5973 them from heaven,4480 8064 and gavest5414 them right3477 judgments,4941 and true571 laws,8451 good2896 statutes2706 and commandments:4687

14  And madest known3045 unto them thy holy6944 sabbath,7676 and commandedst6680 them precepts,4687 statutes,2706 and laws,8451 by the hand3027 of Moses4872 thy servant:5650

15  And gavest5414 them bread3899 from heaven4480 8064 for their hunger,7458 and broughtest forth3318 water4325 for them out of the rock4480 5553 for their thirst,6772 and promisedst559 them that they should go in935 to possess3423 853 the land776 which834 thou hadst sworn5375 853 3027 to give5414 them.

16  But they1992 and our fathers1 dealt proudly,2102 and hardened7185 853 their necks,6203 and hearkened8085 not3808 to413 thy commandments,4687

17  And refused3985 to obey,8085 neither3808 were mindful2142 of thy wonders6381 that834 thou didst6213 among5973 them; but hardened7185 853 their necks,6203 and in their rebellion4805 appointed5414 a captain7218 to return7725 to their bondage:5659 but thou859 art a God433 ready to pardon,5547 gracious2587 and merciful,7349 slow750 to anger,639 and of great7227 kindness,2617 and forsookest5800 them not.3808

18  Yea,637 when3588 they had made6213 them a molten4541 calf,5695 and said,559 This2088 is thy God430 that834 brought thee up5927 out of Egypt,4480 4714 and had wrought6213 great1419 provocations;5007

19  Yet thou859 in thy manifold7227 mercies7356 forsookest5800 them not3808 in the wilderness:4057 853 the pillar5982 of the cloud6051 departed5493 not3808 from4480 5921 them by day,3119 to lead5148 them in the way;1870 neither the pillar5982 of fire784 by night,3915 to show them light,215 and the way1870 wherein834 they should go.1980

20  Thou gavest5414 also thy good2896 spirit7307 to instruct7919 them, and withheldest4513 not3808 thy manna4478 from their mouth,4480 6310 and gavest5414 them water4325 for their thirst.6772

21  Yea, forty705 years8141 didst thou sustain3557 them in the wilderness,4057 so that they lacked2637 nothing;3808 their clothes8008 waxed not old,1086 3808 and their feet7272 swelled1216 not.3808

22  Moreover thou gavest5414 them kingdoms4467 and nations,5971 and didst divide2505 them into corners:6285 so they possessed3423 853 the land776 of Sihon,5511 and the land776 of the king4428 of Heshbon,2809 and the land776 of Og5747 king4428 of Bashan.1316

23  Their children1121 also multipliedst7235 thou as the stars3556 of heaven,8064 and broughtest935 them into413 the land,776 concerning which834 thou hadst promised559 to their fathers,1 that they should go in935 to possess3423 it.

24  So the children1121 went in935 and possessed3423 853 the land,776 and thou subduedst3665 before6440 them 853 the inhabitants3427 of the land,776 the Canaanites,3669 and gavest5414 them into their hands,3027 with their kings,4428 and the people5971 of the land,776 that they might do6213 with them as they would.7522

25  And they took3920 strong1219 cities,5892 and a fat8082 land,127 and possessed3423 houses1004 full4392 of all3605 goods,2898 wells953 digged,2672 vineyards,3754 and oliveyards,2132 and fruit3978 trees6086 in abundance:7230 so they did eat,398 and were filled,7646 and became fat,8080 and delighted themselves5727 in thy great1419 goodness.2898

26  Nevertheless they were disobedient,4784 and rebelled4775 against thee, and cast7993 853 thy law8451 behind310 their backs,1458 and slew2026 thy prophets5030 which834 testified5749 against them to turn7725 them to413 thee, and they wrought6213 great1419 provocations.5007

27  Therefore thou deliveredst5414 them into the hand3027 of their enemies,6862 who vexed6887 them: and in the time6256 of their trouble,6869 when they cried6817 unto413 thee, thou859 heardest8085 them from heaven;4480 8064 and according to thy manifold7227 mercies7356 thou gavest5414 them saviors,3467 who saved3467 them out of the hand4480 3027 of their enemies.6862

28  But after they had rest,5117 they did6213 evil7451 again7725 before6440 thee: therefore leftest5800 thou them in the hand3027 of their enemies,341 so that they had the dominion7287 over them: yet when they returned,7725 and cried2199 unto thee, thou859 heardest8085 them from heaven;4480 8064 and many7227 times6256 didst thou deliver5337 them according to thy mercies;7356

29  And testifiedst5749 against them, that thou mightest bring them again7725 unto413 thy law:8451 yet they1992 dealt proudly,2102 and hearkened8085 not3808 unto thy commandments,4687 but sinned2398 against thy judgments,4941 (which834 if a man120 do,6213 he shall live2421 in them;) and withdrew5414 5637 the shoulder,3802 and hardened7185 their neck,6203 and would not3808 hear.8085

30  Yet many7227 years8141 didst thou forbear4900 5921 them, and testifiedst5749 against them by thy spirit7307 in3027 thy prophets:5030 yet would they not3808 give ear:238 therefore gavest5414 thou them into the hand3027 of the people5971 of the lands.776

31  Nevertheless for thy great7227 mercies' 7356 sake thou didst not3808 utterly consume6213 3617 them, nor3808 forsake5800 them; for3588 thou859 art a gracious2587 and merciful7349 God.410

32  Now6258 therefore, our God,430 the great,1419 the mighty,1368 and the terrible3372 God,410 who keepest8104 covenant1285 and mercy,2617 let not408 853 all3605 the trouble8513 seem little4591 before6440 thee, that834 hath come upon4672 us, on our kings,4428 on our princes,8269 and on our priests,3548 and on our prophets,5030 and on our fathers,1 and on all3605 thy people,5971 since the time4480 3117 of the kings4428 of Assyria804 unto5704 this2088 day.3117

33  Howbeit thou859 art just6662 in5921 all3605 that is brought935 upon5921 us; for3588 thou hast done6213 right,571 but we587 have done wickedly:7561

34  Neither have our kings,4428 our princes,8269 our priests,3548 nor3808 our fathers,1 kept6213 thy law,8451 nor3808 hearkened7181 unto413 thy commandments4687 and thy testimonies,5715 wherewith834 thou didst testify5749 against them.

35  For they1992 have not3808 served5647 thee in their kingdom,4438 and in thy great7227 goodness2898 that834 thou gavest5414 them, and in the large7342 and fat8082 land776 which834 thou gavest5414 before6440 them, neither3808 turned7725 they from their wicked7451 works.4480 4611

36  Behold,2009 we587 are servants5650 this day,3117 and for the land776 that834 thou gavest5414 unto our fathers1 to eat398 853 the fruit6529 thereof and the good2898 thereof, behold,2009 we587 are servants5650 in5921 it:

37  And it yieldeth much7235 increase8393 unto the kings4428 whom834 thou hast set5414 over5921 us because of our sins:2403 also they have dominion4910 over5921 our bodies,1472 and over our cattle,929 at their pleasure,7522 and we587 are in great1419 distress.6869

38  And because of all3605 this2063 we587 make3772 a sure548 covenant, and write3789 it; and our princes,8269 Levites,3881 and priests,3548 seal2856 5921 unto it.


‎1 ‏וּבְיוֹם֩ עֶשְׂרִ֨ים וְאַרְבָּעָ֜ה לַחֹ֣דֶשׁ הַזֶּ֗ה נֶאֶסְפ֤וּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ בְּצ֣וֹם וּבְשַׂקִּ֔ים וַאֲדָמָ֖ה עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃

‎2 ‏וַיִּבָּֽדְלוּ֙ זֶ֣רַע יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל מִכֹּ֖ל בְּנֵ֣י נֵכָ֑ר וַיַּעַמְד֗וּ וַיִּתְוַדּוּ֙ עַל־חַטֹּ֣אתֵיהֶ֔ם וַעֲוֹנ֖וֹת אֲבֹתֵיהֶֽם׃

‎3 ‏וַיָּק֙וּמוּ֙ עַל־עָמְדָ֔ם וַֽיִּקְרְא֗וּ בְּסֵ֨פֶר תּוֹרַ֧ת יְהוָ֛ה אֱלֹהֵיהֶ֖ם רְבִעִ֣ית הַיּ֑וֹם וּרְבִעִית֙ מִתְוַדִּ֣ים וּמִֽשְׁתַּחֲוִ֔ים לַיהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵיהֶֽם׃ פ

‎4 ‏וַיָּ֜קָם עַֽל־מַֽעֲלֵ֣ה הַלְוִיִּ֗ם יֵשׁ֨וּעַ וּבָנִ֜י קַדְמִיאֵ֧ל שְׁבַנְיָ֛ה בֻּנִּ֥י שֵׁרֵבְיָ֖ה בָּנִ֣י כְנָ֑נִי וַֽיִּזְעֲקוּ֙ בְּק֣וֹל גָּד֔וֹל אֶל־יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵיהֶֽם׃

‎5 ‏וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ הַלְוִיִּ֡ם יֵשׁ֣וּעַ וְ֠קַדְמִיאֵל בָּנִ֨י חֲשַׁבְנְיָ֜ה שֵׁרֵֽבְיָ֤ה הֽוֹדִיָּה֙ שְׁבַנְיָ֣ה פְתַֽחְיָ֔ה ק֗וּמוּ בָּרֲכוּ֙ אֶת־יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֔ם מִן־הָעוֹלָ֖ם עַד־הָעוֹלָ֑ם וִיבָֽרְכוּ֙ שֵׁ֣ם כְּבוֹדֶ֔ךָ וּמְרוֹמַ֥ם עַל־כָּל־בְּרָכָ֖ה וּתְהִלָּֽה׃

‎6 ‏אַתָּה־ה֣וּא יְהוָה֮ לְבַדֶּךָ֒ את אַתָּ֣ה עָשִׂ֡יתָ אֶֽת־הַשָּׁמַיִם֩ שְׁמֵ֨י הַשָּׁמַ֜יִם וְכָל־צְבָאָ֗ם הָאָ֜רֶץ וְכָל־אֲשֶׁ֤ר עָלֶ֙יהָ֙ הַיַּמִּים֙ וְכָל־אֲשֶׁ֣ר בָּהֶ֔ם וְאַתָּ֖ה מְחַיֶּ֣ה אֶת־כֻּלָּ֑ם וּצְבָ֥א הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם לְךָ֥ מִשְׁתַּחֲוִֽים׃

‎7 ‏אַתָּה־הוּא֙ יְהוָ֣ה הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֤ר בָּחַ֙רְתָּ֙ בְּאַבְרָ֔ם וְהוֹצֵאת֖וֹ מֵא֣וּר כַּשְׂדִּ֑ים וְשַׂ֥מְתָּ שְּׁמ֖וֹ אַבְרָהָֽם׃

‎8 ‏וּמָצָ֣אתָ אֶת־לְבָבוֹ֮ נֶאֱמָ֣ן לְפָנֶיךָ֒ וְכָר֨וֹת עִמּ֜וֹ הַבְּרִ֗ית לָתֵ֡ת אֶת־אֶרֶץ֩ הַכְּנַעֲנִ֨י הַחִתִּ֜י הָאֱמֹרִ֧י וְהַפְּרִזִּ֛י וְהַיְבוּסִ֥י וְהַגִּרְגָּשִׁ֖י לָתֵ֣ת לְזַרְע֑וֹ וַתָּ֙קֶם֙ אֶת־דְּבָרֶ֔יךָ כִּ֥י צַדִּ֖יק אָֽתָּה׃

‎9 ‏וַתֵּ֛רֶא אֶת־עֳנִ֥י אֲבֹתֵ֖ינוּ בְּמִצְרָ֑יִם וְאֶת־זַעֲקָתָ֥ם שָׁמַ֖עְתָּ עַל־יַם־סֽוּף׃

‎10 ‏וַ֠תִּתֵּן אֹתֹ֨ת וּמֹֽפְתִ֜ים בְּפַרְעֹ֤ה וּבְכָל־עֲבָדָיו֙ וּבְכָל־עַ֣ם אַרְצ֔וֹ כִּ֣י יָדַ֔עְתָּ כִּ֥י הֵזִ֖ידוּ עֲלֵיהֶ֑ם וַתַּֽעַשׂ־לְךָ֥ שֵׁ֖ם כְּהַיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃

‎11 ‏וְהַיָּם֙ בָּקַ֣עְתָּ לִפְנֵיהֶ֔ם וַיַּֽעַבְר֥וּ בְתוֹךְ־הַיָּ֖ם בַּיַּבָּשָׁ֑ה וְֽאֶת־רֹ֨דְפֵיהֶ֜ם הִשְׁלַ֧כְתָּ בִמְצוֹלֹ֛ת כְּמוֹ־אֶ֖בֶן בְּמַ֥יִם עַזִּֽים׃

‎12 ‏וּבְעַמּ֣וּד עָנָ֔ן הִנְחִיתָ֖ם יוֹמָ֑ם וּבְעַמּ֥וּד אֵשׁ֙ לַ֔יְלָה לְהָאִ֣יר לָהֶ֔ם אֶת־הַדֶּ֖רֶךְ אֲשֶׁ֥ר יֵֽלְכוּ־בָֽהּ׃

‎13 ‏וְעַ֤ל הַר־סִינַי֙ יָרַ֔דְתָּ וְדַבֵּ֥ר עִמָּהֶ֖ם מִשָּׁמָ֑יִם וַתִּתֵּ֨ן לָהֶ֜ם מִשְׁפָּטִ֤ים יְשָׁרִים֙ וְתוֹר֣וֹת אֱמֶ֔ת חֻקִּ֥ים וּמִצְוֹ֖ת טוֹבִֽים׃

‎14 ‏וְאֶת־שַׁבַּ֥ת קָדְשְׁךָ֖ הוֹדַ֣עַתָ1 לָהֶ֑ם וּמִצְו֤וֹת וְחֻקִּים֙ וְתוֹרָ֔ה צִוִּ֣יתָ לָהֶ֔ם בְּיַ֖ד מֹשֶׁ֥ה עַבְדֶּֽךָ׃

‎15 ‏וְ֠לֶחֶם מִשָּׁמַ֜יִם נָתַ֤תָּה לָהֶם֙ לִרְעָבָ֔ם וּמַ֗יִם מִסֶּ֛לַע הוֹצֵ֥אתָ לָהֶ֖ם לִצְמָאָ֑ם וַתֹּ֣אמֶר לָהֶ֗ם לָבוֹא֙ לָרֶ֣שֶׁת אֶת־הָאָ֔רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־נָשָׂ֥אתָ אֶת־יָדְךָ֖ לָתֵ֥ת לָהֶֽם׃

‎16 ‏וְהֵ֥ם וַאֲבֹתֵ֖ינוּ הֵזִ֑ידוּ וַיַּקְשׁוּ֙ אֶת־עָרְפָּ֔ם וְלֹ֥א שָׁמְע֖וּ אֶל־מִצְוֹתֶֽיךָ׃

‎17 ‏וַיְמָאֲנ֣וּ לִשְׁמֹ֗עַ וְלֹא־זָכְר֤וּ נִפְלְאֹתֶ֙יךָ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשִׂ֣יתָ עִמָּהֶ֔ם וַיַּקְשׁוּ֙ אֶת־עָרְפָּ֔ם וַיִּתְּנוּ־רֹ֛אשׁ לָשׁ֥וּב לְעַבְדֻתָ֖ם בְּמִרְיָ֑ם וְאַתָּה֩ אֱל֨וֹהַּ סְלִיח֜וֹת חַנּ֧וּן וְרַח֛וּם אֶֽרֶךְ־אַפַּ֥יִם וְרַב־וחסד חֶ֖סֶדy וְלֹ֥א עֲזַבְתָּֽם׃

‎18 ‏אַ֗ף כִּֽי־עָשׂ֤וּ לָהֶם֙ עֵ֣גֶל מַסֵּכָ֔ה וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ זֶ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ אֲשֶׁ֥ר הֶעֶלְךָ֖ מִמִּצְרָ֑יִם וַֽיַּעֲשׂ֔וּ נֶאָצ֖וֹת גְּדֹלֽוֹת׃

‎19 ‏וְאַתָּה֙ בְּרַחֲמֶ֣יךָ הָֽרַבִּ֔ים לֹ֥א עֲזַבְתָּ֖ם בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר אֶת־עַמּ֣וּד הֶ֠עָנָן לֹא־סָ֨ר מֵעֲלֵיהֶ֤ם בְּיוֹמָם֙ לְהַנְחֹתָ֣ם בְּהַדֶּ֔רֶךְ וְאֶת־עַמּ֨וּד הָאֵ֤שׁ בְּלַ֙יְלָה֙ לְהָאִ֣יר לָהֶ֔ם וְאֶת־הַדֶּ֖רֶךְ אֲשֶׁ֥ר יֵֽלְכוּ־בָֽהּ׃

‎20 ‏וְרוּחֲךָ֨ הַטּוֹבָ֔ה נָתַ֖תָּ לְהַשְׂכִּילָ֑ם וּמַנְךָ֙ לֹא־מָנַ֣עְתָּ מִפִּיהֶ֔ם וּמַ֛יִם נָתַ֥תָּה לָהֶ֖ם לִצְמָאָֽם׃

‎21 ‏וְאַרְבָּעִ֥ים שָׁנָ֛ה כִּלְכַּלְתָּ֥ם בַּמִּדְבָּ֖ר לֹ֣א חָסֵ֑רוּ שַׂלְמֹֽתֵיהֶם֙ לֹ֣א בָל֔וּ וְרַגְלֵיהֶ֖ם לֹ֥א בָצֵֽקוּ׃

‎22 ‏וַתִּתֵּ֨ן לָהֶ֤ם מַמְלָכוֹת֙ וַעֲמָמִ֔ים וַֽתַּחְלְקֵ֖ם לְפֵאָ֑ה וַיִּֽירְשׁ֞וּ אֶת־אֶ֣רֶץ סִיח֗וֹן וְאֶת־אֶ֙רֶץ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ חֶשְׁבּ֔וֹן וְאֶת־אֶ֖רֶץ ע֥וֹג מֶֽלֶךְ־הַבָּשָֽׁן׃

‎23 ‏וּבְנֵיהֶ֣ם הִרְבִּ֔יתָ כְּכֹכְבֵ֖י הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם וַתְּבִיאֵם֙ אֶל־הָאָ֔רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־אָמַ֥רְתָּ לַאֲבֹתֵיהֶ֖ם לָב֥וֹא לָרָֽשֶׁת׃

‎24 ‏וַיָּבֹ֤אוּ הַבָּנִים֙ וַיִּֽירְשׁ֣וּ אֶת־הָאָ֔רֶץ וַתַּכְנַ֨ע לִפְנֵיהֶ֜ם אֶת־יֹשְׁבֵ֤י הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ הַכְּנַ֣עֲנִ֔ים וַֽתִּתְּנֵ֖ם בְּיָדָ֑ם וְאֶת־מַלְכֵיהֶם֙ וְאֶת־עַֽמְמֵ֣י הָאָ֔רֶץ לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת בָּהֶ֖ם כִּרְצוֹנָֽם׃

‎25 ‏וַֽיִּלְכְּד֞וּ עָרִ֣ים בְּצֻרוֹת֮ וַאֲדָמָ֣ה שְׁמֵנָה֒ וַיִּֽירְשׁ֡וּ בָּתִּ֣ים מְלֵֽאִים־כָּל־ט֠וּב בֹּר֨וֹת חֲצוּבִ֜ים כְּרָמִ֧ים וְזֵיתִ֛ים וְעֵ֥ץ מַאֲכָ֖ל לָרֹ֑ב וַיֹּאכְל֤וּ וַֽיִּשְׂבְּעוּ֙ וַיַּשְׁמִ֔ינוּ וַיִּֽתְעַדְּנ֖וּ בְּטוּבְךָ֥ הַגָּדֽוֹל׃

‎26 ‏וַיַּמְר֨וּ וַֽיִּמְרְד֜וּ בָּ֗ךְ וַיַּשְׁלִ֤כוּ אֶת־תּוֹרָֽתְךָ֙ אַחֲרֵ֣י גַוָּ֔ם וְאֶת־נְבִיאֶ֣יךָ הָרָ֔גוּ אֲשֶׁר־הֵעִ֥ידוּ בָ֖ם לַהֲשִׁיבָ֣ם אֵלֶ֑יךָ וַֽיַּעֲשׂ֔וּ נֶאָצ֖וֹת גְּדוֹלֹֽת׃

‎27 ‏וַֽתִּתְּנֵם֙ בְּיַ֣ד צָֽרֵיהֶ֔ם וַיָּצֵ֖רוּ לָהֶ֑ם וּבְעֵ֤ת צָֽרָתָם֙ יִצְעֲק֣וּ אֵלֶ֔יךָ וְאַתָּה֙ מִשָּׁמַ֣יִם תִּשְׁמָ֔ע וּֽכְרַחֲמֶ֣יךָ הָֽרַבִּ֗ים תִּתֵּ֤ן לָהֶם֙ מֽוֹשִׁיעִ֔ים וְיוֹשִׁיע֖וּם מִיַּ֥ד צָרֵיהֶֽם׃

‎28 ‏וּכְנ֣וֹחַ לָהֶ֔ם יָשׁ֕וּבוּ לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת רַ֖ע לְפָנֶ֑יךָ וַתַּֽעַזְבֵ֞ם בְּיַ֤ד אֹֽיְבֵיהֶם֙ וַיִּרְדּ֣וּ בָהֶ֔ם וַיָּשׁ֙וּבוּ֙ וַיִּזְעָק֔וּךָ וְאַתָּ֞ה מִשָּׁמַ֧יִם תִּשְׁמַ֛ע וְתַצִּילֵ֥ם כְּֽרַחֲמֶ֖יךָ רַבּ֥וֹת עִתִּֽים׃

‎29 ‏וַתָּ֨עַד בָּהֶ֜ם לַהֲשִׁיבָ֣ם אֶל־תּוֹרָתֶ֗ךָ וְהֵ֨מָּה הֵזִ֜ידוּ וְלֹא־שָׁמְע֤וּ לְמִצְוֹתֶ֙יךָ֙ וּבְמִשְׁפָּטֶ֣יךָ חָֽטְאוּ־בָ֔ם אֲשֶׁר־יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה אָדָ֖ם וְחָיָ֣ה בָהֶ֑ם וַיִּתְּנ֤וּ כָתֵף֙ סוֹרֶ֔רֶת וְעָרְפָּ֥ם הִקְשׁ֖וּ וְלֹ֥א שָׁמֵֽעוּ׃

‎30 ‏וַתִּמְשֹׁ֤ךְ עֲלֵיהֶם֙ שָׁנִ֣ים רַבּ֔וֹת וַתָּ֨עַד בָּ֧ם בְּרוּחֲךָ֛ בְּיַד־נְבִיאֶ֖יךָ וְלֹ֣א הֶאֱזִ֑ינוּ וַֽתִּתְּנֵ֔ם בְּיַ֖ד עַמֵּ֥י הָאֲרָצֹֽת׃

‎31 ‏וּֽבְרַחֲמֶ֧יךָ הָרַבִּ֛ים לֹֽא־עֲשִׂיתָ֥ם כָּלָ֖ה וְלֹ֣א עֲזַבְתָּ֑ם כִּ֛י אֵֽל־חַנּ֥וּן וְרַח֖וּם אָֽתָּה׃

‎32 ‏וְעַתָּ֣ה אֱ֠לֹהֵינוּ הָאֵ֨ל הַגָּד֜וֹל הַגִּבּ֣וֹר וְהַנּוֹרָא֮ שׁוֹמֵ֣ר הַבְּרִ֣ית וְהַחֶסֶד֒ אַל־יִמְעַ֣ט לְפָנֶ֡יךָ אֵ֣ת כָּל־הַתְּלָאָ֣ה אֲֽשֶׁר־מְ֠צָאַתְנוּ לִמְלָכֵ֨ינוּ לְשָׂרֵ֧ינוּ וּלְכֹהֲנֵ֛ינוּ וְלִנְבִיאֵ֥נוּ וְלַאֲבֹתֵ֖ינוּ וּלְכָל־עַמֶּ֑ךָ מִימֵי֙ מַלְכֵ֣י אַשּׁ֔וּר עַ֖ד הַיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃

‎33 ‏וְאַתָּ֣ה צַדִּ֔יק עַ֖ל כָּל־הַבָּ֣א עָלֵ֑ינוּ כִּֽי־אֱמֶ֥ת עָשִׂ֖יתָ וַאֲנַ֥חְנוּ הִרְשָֽׁעְנוּ׃

‎34 ‏וְאֶת־מְלָכֵ֤ינוּ שָׂרֵ֙ינוּ֙ כֹּהֲנֵ֣ינוּ וַאֲבֹתֵ֔ינוּ לֹ֥א עָשׂ֖וּ תּוֹרָתֶ֑ךָ וְלֹ֤א הִקְשִׁ֙יבוּ֙ אֶל־מִצְוֹתֶ֔יךָ וּלְעֵ֣דְוֹתֶ֔יךָ אֲשֶׁ֥ר הַעִידֹ֖תָ בָּהֶֽם׃

‎35 ‏וְהֵ֣ם בְּמַלְכוּתָם֩ וּבְטוּבְךָ֨ הָרָ֜ב אֲשֶׁר־נָתַ֣תָּ לָהֶ֗ם וּבְאֶ֨רֶץ הָרְחָבָ֧ה וְהַשְּׁמֵנָ֛ה אֲשֶׁר־נָתַ֥תָּ לִפְנֵיהֶ֖ם לֹ֣א עֲבָד֑וּךָ וְֽלֹא־שָׁ֔בוּ מִמַּֽעַלְלֵיהֶ֖ם הָרָעִֽים׃

‎36 ‏הִנֵּ֛ה אֲנַ֥חְנוּ הַיּ֖וֹם עֲבָדִ֑ים וְהָאָ֜רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־נָתַ֣תָּה לַאֲבֹתֵ֗ינוּ לֶאֱכֹ֤ל אֶת־פִּרְיָהּ֙ וְאֶת־טוּבָ֔הּ הִנֵּ֛ה אֲנַ֥חְנוּ עֲבָדִ֖ים עָלֶֽיהָ׃

‎37 ‏וּתְבוּאָתָ֣הּ מַרְבָּ֗ה לַמְּלָכִ֛ים אֲשֶׁר־נָתַ֥תָּה עָלֵ֖ינוּ בְּחַטֹּאותֵ֑ינוּ וְעַ֣ל גְּ֠וִיֹּתֵינוּ מֹשְׁלִ֤ים וּבִבְהֶמְתֵּ֙נוּ֙ כִּרְצוֹנָ֔ם וּבְצָרָ֥ה גְדוֹלָ֖ה אֲנָֽחְנוּ׃ פ


1 In die autem vigesimo quarto mensis hujus, convenerunt filii Israël in jejunio et in saccis, et humus super eos.

2 Et separatum est semen filiorum Israël ab omni filio alienigena: et steterunt, et confitebantur peccata sua, et iniquitates patrum suorum.

3 Et consurrexerunt ad standum: et legerunt in volumine legis Domini Dei sui, quater in die, et quater confitebantur, et adorabant Dominum Deum suum.

4 Surrexerunt autem super gradum Levitarum Josue, et Bani, et Cedmihel, Sabania, Bonni, Sarebias, Bani, et Chanani: et clamaverunt voce magna ad Dominum Deum suum.

5 Et dixerunt Levitæ Josue, et Cedmihel, Bonni, Hasebnia, Serebia, Odaia, Sebnia, Phathathia: Surgite, benedicite Domino Deo vestro ab æterno usque in æternum: et benedicant nomini gloriæ tuæ excelso in omni benedictione et laude.

6 Tu ipse, Domine, solus, tu fecisti cælum, et cælum cælorum, et omnem exercitum eorum: terram, et universa quæ in ea sunt: maria, et omnia quæ in eis sunt: et tu vivificas omnia hæc, et exercitus cæli te adorat.

7 Tu ipse, Domine Deus, qui elegisti Abram, et eduxisti eum de igne Chaldæorum, et posuisti nomen ejus Abraham:

8 et invenisti cor ejus fidele coram te, et percussisti cum eo fœdus ut dares ei terram Chananæi, Hethæi, et Amorrhæi, et Pherezæi, et Jebusæi, et Gergesæi, ut dares semini ejus: et implesti verba tua, quoniam justus es.

9 Et vidisti afflictionem patrum nostrorum in Ægypto, clamoremque eorum audisti super mare Rubrum.

10 Et dedisti signa atque portenta in Pharaone, et in universis servis ejus, et in omni populo terræ illius: cognovisti enim quia superbe egerant contra eos: et fecisti tibi nomen, sicut et in hac die.

11 Et mare divisisti ante eos, et transierunt per medium maris in sicco: persecutores autem eorum projecisti in profundum, quasi lapidem in aquas validas.

12 Et in columna nubis ductor eorum fuisti per diem, et in columna ignis per noctem, ut appareret eis via per quam ingrediebantur.

13 Ad montem quoque Sinai descendisti, et locutus es cum eis de cælo, et dedisti eis judicia recta, et legem veritatis, cæremonias, et præcepta bona:

14 et sabbatum sanctificatum tuum ostendisti eis: et mandata, et cæremonias, et legem præcepisti eis in manu Moysi servi tui.

15 Panem quoque de cælo dedisti eis in fame eorum, et aquam de petra eduxisti eis sitientibus, et dixisti eis ut ingrederentur et possiderent terram, super quam levasti manum tuam ut traderes eis.

16 Ipsi vero et patres nostri superbe egerunt, et induraverunt cervices suas, et non audierunt mandata tua.

17 Et noluerunt audire, et non sunt recordati mirabilium tuorum quæ feceras eis. Et induraverunt cervices suas, et dederunt caput ut converterentur ad servitutem suam, quasi per contentionem. Tu autem, Deus propitius, clemens, et misericors, longanimis, et multæ miserationis, non dereliquisti eos,

18 et quidem cum fecissent sibi vitulum conflatilem, et dixissent: Iste est deus tuus, qui eduxit te de Ægypto: feceruntque blasphemias magnas:

19 tu autem in misericordiis tuis multis non dimisisti eos in deserto: columna nubis non recessit ab eis per diem ut duceret eos in viam, et columna ignis per noctem ut ostenderet eis iter per quod ingrederentur.

20 Et spiritum tuum bonum dedisti, qui doceret eos: et manna tuum non prohibuisti ab ore eorum, et aquam dedisti eis in siti.

21 Quadraginta annis pavisti eos in deserto, nihilque eis defuit: vestimenta eorum non inveteraverunt, et pedes eorum non sunt attriti.

22 Et dedisti eis regna, et populos, et partitus es eis sortes: et possederunt terram Sehon, et terram regis Hesebon, et terram Og regis Basan.

23 Et multiplicasti filios eorum sicut stellas cæli, et adduxisti eos ad terram de qua dixeras patribus eorum ut ingrederentur et possiderent.

24 Et venerunt filii, et possederunt terram, et humiliasti coram eis habitatores terræ Chananæos, et dedisti eos in manu eorum, et reges eorum, et populos terræ, ut facerent eis sicut placebant illis.

25 Ceperunt itaque urbes munitas et humum pinguem, et possederunt domos plenas cunctis bonis: cisternas ab aliis fabricatas, vineas, et oliveta, et ligna pomifera multa: et comederunt, et saturati sunt, et impinguati sunt, et abundaverunt deliciis in bonitate tua magna.

26 Provocaverunt autem te ad iracundiam, et recesserunt a te, et projecerunt legem tuam post terga sua: et prophetas tuos occiderunt, qui contestabantur eos ut reverterentur ad te: feceruntque blasphemias grandes.

27 Et dedisti eos in manu hostium suorum, et afflixerunt eos. Et in tempore tribulationis suæ clamaverunt ad te, et tu de cælo audisti, et secundum miserationes tuas multas dedisti eis salvatores, qui salvarent eos de manu hostium suorum.

28 Cumque requievissent, reversi sunt ut facerent malum in conspectu tuo, et dereliquisti eos in manu inimicorum suorum, et possederunt eos. Conversique sunt, et clamaverunt ad te: tu autem de cælo exaudisti, et liberasti eos in misericordiis tuis, multis temporibus.

29 Et contestatus es eos ut reverterentur ad legem tuam. Ipsi vero superbe egerunt, et non audierunt mandata tua, et in judiciis tuis peccaverunt, quæ faciet homo, et vivet in eis: et dederunt humerum recedentem, et cervicem suam induraverunt, nec audierunt.

30 Et protraxisti super eos annos multos, et contestatus es eos in spiritu tuo per manum prophetarum tuorum: et non audierunt, et tradidisti eos in manu populorum terrarum.

31 In misericordiis autem tuis plurimis non fecisti eos in consumptionem, nec dereliquisti eos: quoniam Deus miserationum et clemens es tu.

32 Nunc itaque Deus noster magne, fortis et terribilis, custodiens pactum et misericordiam, ne avertas a facie tua omnem laborem, qui invenit nos, reges nostros, et principes nostros, et sacerdotes nostros, et prophetas nostros, et patres nostros, et omnem populum tuum a diebus regis Assur usque in diem hanc.

33 Et tu justus es in omnibus quæ venerunt super nos: quia veritatem fecisti, nos autem impie egimus.

34 Reges nostri, principes nostri, sacerdotes nostri et patres nostri non fecerunt legem tuam, et non attenderunt mandata tua, et testimonia tua quæ testificatus es in eis.

35 Et ipsi in regnis suis, et in bonitate tua multa quam dederas eis, et in terra latissima et pingui quam tradideras in conspectu eorum, non servierunt tibi, nec reversi sunt a studiis suis pessimis.

36 Ecce nos ipsi hodie servi sumus: et terra quam dedisti patribus nostris ut comederent panem ejus, et quæ bona sunt ejus, et nos ipsi servi sumus in ea.

37 Et fruges ejus multiplicantur regibus quos posuisti super nos propter peccata nostra: et corporibus nostris dominantur, et jumentis nostris secundum voluntatem suam: et in tribulatione magna sumus.

38 Super omnibus ergo his nos ipsi percutimus fœdus, et scribimus: et signant principes nostri, Levitæ nostri, et sacerdotes nostri.

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