¶ These sealers were: Nehemiah, (that is) Hathirsatha, the son of Hachaliah, and Zedekiah, Saraiah, Asariah, Ieremy, Phashur, Amariah, Malchiah, Hatus, Sebaniah, Malluch, Harim, Merimoth, Obadiah, Daniel Ienthon, Baruch, Mosolam, Abiah, Miamin, Maasiah, Belgai and Semeiah: these were priests. The Levites were: Iesua the son of Azariah, Benui among the children of Henadad and Cadmiel. And their brethren: Sechaniah, Hodiah, Celita, Phalaiah, Hanan, Micha, Rehob, Hasabiah, Sachur, Serebiah, Sabaniah, Hodiah, Bani and Baninu. The heads of the people were: Phares, Pahath Moab, Elam, Zathua, Bani, Boni, Asgad, Bebai, Adoniah, Begoai, Adin, Ater, Hezekiah, Asur, Hodiah, Hasum, Bezai, Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, Magphias, Mosolam, Hesir, Mesesabel, Zadoc, Iaddua, Phalatia, Hanan, Anaiah, Hosea, Hananiah, Hasub, Halohes, Phaleha, Sobek, Rehum, Hasabnah, Maasiah, Ahiah, Hanan, Anan, Malluch, Harim, Baanah. And the other people, the priests, Levites, Porters, singers, Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people in the lands unto the law of God, with their wives, sons and daughters, as many as could understand it, and their lords that had rule of them, received it for their brethren. And they came to sware, and to bind themselves with an oath to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, that they would observe and do according unto all the commandments, judgements, and statutes of the LORD our God: and that we would not give our daughters unto the people in the land, neither to take their daughters for our sons. And if the people of the land brought ware on the Sabbath, and all manner of vitailles to sell, that we would not take it of them on the Sabbath and on the holy days. And that we would let the seventh year be free concerning all manner of charge.
¶ And we decreed a statute upon ourselves, to give yearly the third part of a sicle to the ministration in the house of our God, namely to the shewbread, to the daily meatoffering, to the daily burntoffering of the Sabbaths, of the new moons and feast days, and to the things that were sanctified, and to the sinofferings, to reconcile Israel withall, and to all the business in the house of our God. And we cast the lot among the priests, Levites and the people, for offering of the wood to be brought unto the house of our God from year to year, after the houses of our fathers that it might be brent at times appointed, upon the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the law: and yearly to bring the firstlings of our land, and the firstlings of our fruits of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the LORD: and the firstlings of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law: and the firstlings of our oxen and of our sheep, that we should bring all this to the house of our God unto the priests that minister in the house of our God: and that we should bring the firstlings of our dough, and our heaveofferings, and the fruits of all manner of trees, of wine also and of oil, unto the priests to the chests the house of our God. And the tithes of our land unto the Levites, that the Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our ministration. And the priest the son of Aaron shall with the Levites have also of the tithes of the Levites, so that the Levites shall bring up the tithes of their tithes unto the house of our God to the chest in the treasure house. For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring up the heaveofferings of the corn, wine, and oil unto the chests. And there shall be the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and singers, that we forsake not the house of our God.