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Nehemiah 7:1-5 | Registration By Families


Registration By Families

Nehemiah 7:1-5 (+ 6-73)

Key Verse 7:5a

“So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the common people for registration by families.”

Rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem had been difficult. Attempts to hinder the work, together with threats against Nehemiah were made. But the work kept on going on and the walls kept on rising. And here is what Nehemiah writes after all the hindrances and the threats. In 6:15-16 he says, “So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.” The walls were up. It was supposed to be over. But … Read the rest

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