BRAGADAYJAH 139

Thursday, January 19, 2017

BRAGADAYJAH 1204


Those Dwelling at Jerusalem
Now the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem; and the rest of the people cast lots to see who would also get to live in the holy city, the ratio being one in ten, that is to say, one out of every ten would dwell in Jerusalem while the other nine out of every ten dwelt in other cities. And the people blessed all the men that willingly elected to dwell at Jerusalem. Jerusalem was the chief province but in the city of Judah everyone dwelt in his own possession and in Israel dwelt the priests and the Levites, the Nethinims and the children of Solomon’s servants. And at Jerusalem dwelt also certain of the children of Judah and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah Athaiah, the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah the son of Amariah the son of Shephatiah the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Perez. Also Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Col-hozeh the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni. And all the descendants of Perez that dwelt at Jerusalem were four hundred and sixty eight valiant men.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

BRAGADAYJAH 1203

BRAGADAYJAH 1203
Pledge of Firstfruits, Corn and Wine.
And they cast lots among the priests and Levites and the people for the provision of the wood-offering to bring it into the house of God after the houses of their fathers, according to the appointed time year by year to burn upon the altar of the Lord their God as it is written in the law. The written undertaking also was to bring the firstfruits of their sons and of their cattle as it is written in the law and the firstfruits of the herds and of their flocks to bring to the house of God, as it written in the law before the priests who ministered unto the Lord, and that they would bring the firstfruits of their dough and their offerings, and of all manner of trees, and wine, and of oil unto the priests to the chambers of the house of God and the tithes of the ground unto the Levites that they may have the tithes of all the tillage. And the priests, the sons of Aaron were to be with the Levites when the Levites took the tithes and the Levites were to bring the tithes of the tithes unto the chambers of the house of the treasury. The children of Israel and the children of Levi were to bring the offering of the corn, new wine, and oil unto the chambers where the vessels of the sanctuary where the priests that ministered were, together with the porters and the singers so that the house of the Lord would not be forsaken.


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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

BRAGADAYJAH 1202

BRAGADAYJAH 1202
Voluntary pledge of Support for the upkeep of the House of God
So the nobles, priests, fathers and people turned to God and bound themselves by a solemn oath signed and sealed to adhere to their God. They also vowed that they would not give their daughters to the people of the land, nor accept their daughters for their sons. They also pledged that if the people of the land took to them any supplies on the Sabbath day, that they should not purchase any on that day. That they would forego the seventh year and the exaction of every debt in that year. Then they made ordinances whereby they pledged support for the upkeep of the house of God. In that regard, they charged themselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of their God. For the shewbread and the continual meat-offering; and for the continual burnt-offering, of the Sabbaths, of the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offering, to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the work for the upkeep of the house of their God.


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Monday, January 16, 2017

BRAGADAYJAH 1201

BRAGADAYJAH 1201
The Sealed Covenant.
As a result of the realization and confession of their transgressions against the commandments of their Lord their God, and of His continual goodness and mercy toward them, and pledging themselves to be obedient and faithful in the future, Nehemiah together with the nobles, the Levites, priests and rulers, made a solemn covenant; and having written it signed it with their signatures and sealed it. There were twenty seven signatures in all, in addition to the assent of the rest of the people, the priests and the Levites the porters, the singers, the Nethinims and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the land unto the law of God, together with their wives, their sons, and their daughters and everyone old enough to have knowledge and understanding. They clave to their brethren, their nobles and entered into the curse and into an oath, to walk in God’s law which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord their God, His judgments and his statutes. 


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

BRAGADAYJAH 1200

BRAGADAYJAH 1200
The Levites Confession continued.
“ Nevertheless for Thy great mercies sake, Thou did not utterly consume or forsake them; for thou art gracious and merciful. Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keeps covenants and mercy, let not all this trouble that has come upon us, our kings, our princes, our priests our prophets, our fathers and our people, since the time of the Kings of Assyria unto this day, seem little before Thee. However, because Thou art just in all that is brought upon us, for you have done right while we have done wickedly, neither have our kings, our princes, our priests nor our fathers kept your law nor hearkened unto your commandments; and thy testimonies wherein thou did testify against them; for they have not served thee in their kingdom; and they have grieved thee in Thy great goodness. Therefore we are servants this day. And the land you gave to our fathers which yielded much, were given to them that now rule over us; because of our sins; and they rule over our bodies and distress us.


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Saturday, January 14, 2017

BRAGADAYJAH 1199

BRAGADAYJAH 1199
The Levites Confession continued.
And therefore, “Because they provoked you greatly, you delivered them into the hand of their enemies who vexed them, and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto you, in accordance with your mercy, when they cried unto you gave them saviors who saved them out of the hand of their enemies. But after they had rest, they did evil in your sight; therefore you left them in the hand of their enemies so that they had dominion over them. Yet when they returned and cried unto you, you heard from heaven many times, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies, because you are merciful. And you testified against them, that they may bring themselves again unto your law. Yet they dealt proudly and hearkened not unto your commandment; but sinned against your judgments which said, if man does, he shall live in them. Yet they withdrew their shoulder, and hardened the neck, and would not listen. For many years, you did forbear them, and testified against them by the spirit in thy prophets; yet they would not give ear; so they were given into the hand of the people of the land.”


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Friday, January 13, 2017

BRAGADAYJAH 1198


BRAGADAYJAH 1198
The Levites Confession
“Yes forty years did you sustain them in the wilderness so that they lacked nothing; their clothes wore not out, and their feet swelled not. In addition, you gave them kingdoms and nations and divided them into corners so that they possessed the land of Sihon, and the lands of the kings of Heshbon and the land of the king of Og of Bashan. Their children also you multiplies as the stars of heaven; and you brought them into the land wherein you promised to their fathers to possess. And so the children went in and possessed the land and you subdued before them the inhabitants of the land the Canaanites and gave them unto your hands, with the kings and the people of their land that they might deal with them as they would. And they took strong cities, and a fat land; and possessed houses full of all goods, wells dug, vineyards and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance; so they did eat and were filled, and became fat; and delighted themselves in Thy great goodness. Nevertheless they were disobedient and rebelled against Thee, and cast Thy law behind their backs; and slew the prophets who testified against them, and urged them to turn their faces to Thee; and they did provoke thee greatly.” [ to be continued.]


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