(A)This one will say, ‘I am the Lord's,’
    another will call on the name of Jacob,
and another will write on his hand, ‘The Lord's,’
    and name himself by the name of Israel.”

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But you are (A)a chosen race, (B)a royal (C)priesthood, (D)a holy nation, (E)a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you (F)out of darkness into (G)his marvelous light.

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16 And as for all who walk by this rule, (A)peace and mercy be upon them, and upon (B)the Israel of God.

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and this, not as we expected, but they (A)gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

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And (A)I will put this third into the fire,
    and refine them as one refines silver,
    and test them as gold is tested.
(B)They will call upon my name,
    and (C)I will answer them.
(D)I will say, ‘They are my people’;
    and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”

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20 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: Peoples shall yet come, even the inhabitants of many cities. 21 The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, (A)‘Let us go at once (B)to entreat the favor of the Lord and to seek the Lord of hosts; I myself am going.’ 22 (C)Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem and (D)to entreat the favor of the Lord. 23 Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days (E)ten men (F)from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for (G)we have heard that God is with you.’”

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    and many nations shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
    and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,[a]
    and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 4:2 Or teaching

(A)They shall ask the way to Zion, with faces turned toward it, (B)saying, ‘Come, let us join ourselves to the Lord in an (C)everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten.’

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16 O Lord, I am your (A)servant;
    I am your servant, (B)the son of your maidservant.
    You have (C)loosed my bonds.

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38 [a] “Because of all this (A)we make a firm covenant in writing; on (B)the sealed document are the names of[b] our princes, our Levites, and our priests.

The People Who Sealed the Covenant

10 [c] (C)“On the seals are the names of[d] Nehemiah (D)the governor, (E)the son of Hacaliah, Zedekiah, (F)Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah, Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah, (G)Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch, Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah, Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch, Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin, Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah; these are the priests. And the Levites: (H)Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of (I)Henadad, Kadmiel; 10 and their brothers, Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan, 11 Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah, 12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah, 13 Hodiah, Bani, Beninu. 14 The chiefs of the people: (J)Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani, 15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai, 16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, 17 Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur, 18 Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai, 19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, 20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir, 21 Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua, 22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah, 23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub, 24 Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek, 25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, 26 Ahiah, Hanan, Anan, 27 Malluch, Harim, Baanah.

The Obligations of the Covenant

28 (K)“The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants, (L)and all who have separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the Law of God, their wives, their sons, their daughters, all who have knowledge and understanding, 29 join with their brothers, their nobles, (M)and enter into a curse and an oath (N)to walk in God's Law that was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord our Lord and his rules and his statutes.

Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 9:38 Ch 10:1 in Hebrew
  2. Nehemiah 9:38 Hebrew lacks the names of
  3. Nehemiah 10:1 Ch 10:2 in Hebrew
  4. Nehemiah 10:1 Hebrew lacks the names of

17 (A)You have declared today that the Lord is your God, and that you will walk in his ways, and keep his statutes and his commandments and his rules, and will obey his voice. 18 And the Lord has declared today that you are (B)a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments, 19 and that he will set you in praise and in fame and in honor (C)high above all nations (D)that he has made, and that you shall be (E)a people holy to the Lord your God, as he promised.”

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And it shall (A)be to you as a sign on your hand and as (B)a memorial (C)between your eyes, that the law of the Lord may be in your mouth. For with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt.

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