|1 And it came to pass in the month Nisan of the twentieth year of king Arthasastha, that the wine was before me: and I took the wine, and gave [it] to the king: and there was not another before him. 2 And the king said to me, Why is thy countenance sad, and dost thou not control thyself? and now this is nothing but sorrow of heart. Then I was very much alarmed, 3 and I said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be said, forasmuch as the city, even the home of the sepulchres of my fathers, has been laid waste, and her gates have been devoured with fire? 4 And the king said to me, For what dost thou ask thus? So I prayed to the God of heaven. 5 And I said to the king, If [it seem] good to the king, and if thy servant shall have found favour in thy sight, [I ask] that [thou] wouldest send him into Juda, to the city of the sepulchres of my fathers; then will I rebuild it. 6 And the king, and his concubine that sat next to him, said to me, For how long will thy journey be, and when wilt thou return? and [the proposal] was pleasing before the king, and he sent me away, and I appointed him a time. 7 And I said to the king, If [it seem] good to the king, let him give me letters to the governors beyond the river, so as to forward me till I come to Juda; 8 and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the garden which belongs to the king, that he may give me timber to cover the gates, and for the wall of the city, and for the house into which I shall enter. And the king gave to me, according as the good hand of God [was upon me]. 9 And I came to the governors beyond the river, and I gave them the king’s letters. (Now the king had sent with me captains of the army and horsemen.) 10 And Sanaballat the Aronite heard [it], and Tobia the servant, the Ammonite, and it was grievous to them that a man was come to seek good for the children of Israel. 11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days. 12 And I rose up by night, I and a few men with me; and I told no man what God put into my heart to do with Israel; and there was no beast with me, except the beast which I rode upon. 13 And I went forth by the gate of the valley by night, and to the mouth of the well of fig trees, and to the dung-gate: and I mourned over the wall of Jerusalem which they were destroying, and her gates were devoured with fire. 14 And I passed on to the fountain gate, and to the king’s pool; and there was no room for the beast to pass under me. 15 And I went up by the wall of the brook by night, and mourned over the wall, and passed through the gate of the valley, and returned. 16 And the sentinels knew not why I went, nor what I was doing; and until that time I told [it] not to the Jews, or to the priests, or to the nobles, or to the captains, or to the rest [of the men] who wrought the works. 17 Then I said to them, Ye see this evil, in which we are, how Jerusalem is desolate, and her gates have been set on fie: come, and let us build throughout the wall of Jerusalem, and we shall be no longer a reproach. 18 And I told them of the hand of God which was good upon me, also about the words of the king which he spoke to me: and I said, Let us arise and build. And their hands were strengthened for the good [work]. 19 And Sanaballat the Aronite, and Tobia the servant, the Ammonite, and Gesam the Arabian, heard [it], and they laughed us to scorn, and came to us, and said, What [is] this thing that ye are doing? are ye revolting against the king? 20 And I answered them, and said to them, The God of heaven, he shall prosper us, and we his servants are pure, and we will build: but ye have no part, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.||
ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο ἐν μηνὶ Νισὰν ἔτους εἰκοστοῦ ᾿Αρθασασθὰ βασιλεῖ καὶ ἦν ὁ οἶνος ἐνώπιον ἐμοῦ, καὶ ἔλαβον τὸν οἶνον καὶ ἔδωκα τῷ βασιλεῖ, καὶ οὐκ ἦν ἕτερος ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ. 2 καὶ εἶπέ μοι ὁ βασιλεύς· διατί τὸ πρόσωπόν σου πονηρὸν καὶ οὐκ εἶ μετριάζων; καὶ οὐκ ἔστι τοῦτο, εἰ μὴ πονηρία καρδίας. καὶ ἐφοβήθην πολὺ σφόδρα, 3 καὶ εἶπα τῷ βασιλεῖ· ὁ βασιλεὺς εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ζήτω· διατί οὐ μὴ γένηται πονηρὸν τὸ πρόσωπόν μου, διότι ἡ πόλις, οἶκος μνημείων πατέρων μου, ἠρημώθη καὶ αἱ πύλαι αὐτῆς κατεβρώθησαν ἐν πυρί; 4 καὶ εἶπέ μοι ὁ βασιλεύς· περὶ τίνος τοῦτο σὺ ζητεῖς; καὶ προσηυξάμην πρὸς τὸν Θεὸν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ 5 καὶ εἶπα τῷ βασιλεῖ· εἰ ἐπὶ τὸν βασιλέα ἀγαθόν, καὶ εἰ ἀγαθυνθήσεται ὁ παῖς σου ἐνώπιόν σου ὥστε πέμψαι αὐτὸν ἐν ᾿Ιούδᾳ εἰς πόλιν μνημείων πατέρων μου, καὶ ἀνοικοδομήσω αὐτήν. 6 καὶ εἶπέ μοι ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ ἡ παλλακὴ ἡ καθημένη ἐχόμενα αὐτοῦ· ἕως πότε ἔσται ἡ πορεία σου καὶ πότε ἐπιστρέψεις; καὶ ἠγαθύνθη ἐνώπιον τοῦ βασιλέως, καὶ ἀπέστειλέ με, καὶ ἔδωκα αὐτῷ ὅρον, 7 καὶ εἶπα τῷ βασιλεῖ· εἰ ἐπὶ τὸν βασιλέα ἀγαθόν, δότω μοι ἐπιστολὰς πρὸς τοὺς ἐπάρχους πέραν τοῦ ποταμοῦ ὥστε παραγαγεῖν με, ἕως ἔλθω ἐπὶ ᾿Ιούδαν, 8 καὶ ἐπιστολὴν ἐπὶ ᾿Ασὰφ φύλακα τοῦ παραδείσου, ὅς ἐστι τῷ βασιλεῖ, ὥστε δοῦναί μοι ξύλα στεγάσαι τὰς πύλας καὶ εἰς τὸ τεῖχος τῆς πόλεως καὶ εἰς οἶκον, ὃν εἰσελεύσομαι εἰς αὐτόν. καὶ ἔδωκέ μοι ὁ βασιλεὺς ὡς χεὶρ Θεοῦ ἡ ἀγαθή. 9 καὶ ἦλθον πρὸς τοὺς ἐπάρχους πέραν τοῦ ποταμοῦ καὶ ἔδωκα αὐτοῖς τὰς ἐπιστολὰς τοῦ βασιλέως, καὶ ἀπέστειλε μετ’ ἐμοῦ ὁ βασιλεὺς ἀρχηγοὺς δυνάμεως καὶ ἱππεῖς. 10 καὶ ἤκουσε Σαναβαλλὰτ ὁ ᾿Αρωνὶ καὶ Τωβία ὁ δοῦλος ᾿Αμμωνί, καὶ πονηρὸν αὐτοῖς ἐγένετο ὅτι ἥκει ὁ ἄνθρωπος ζητῆσαι ἀγαθὸν τοῖς υἱοῖς ᾿Ισραήλ.
11 Καὶ ἦλθον εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἤμην ἐκεῖ ἡμέρας τρεῖς. 12 καὶ ἀνέστην νυκτὸς ἐγὼ καὶ ἄνδρες ὀλίγοι μετ’ ἐμοῦ· καὶ οὐκ ἀπήγγειλα ἀνθρώπῳ τί ὁ Θεὸς δίδωσιν εἰς καρδίαν μου τοῦ ποιῆσαι μετὰ τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ κτῆνος οὐκ ἔστι μετ’ ἐμοῦ, εἰ μὴ τὸ κτῆνος, ᾧ ἐγὼ ἐπιβαίνω ἐπ’ αὐτῷ. 13 καὶ ἐξῆλθον ἐν πύλῃ τοῦ Γωληλὰ καὶ πρὸς στόμα πηγῆς τῶν συκῶν καὶ εἰς πύλην τῆς κοπρίας καὶ ἤμην συντρίβων ἐν τῷ τείχει ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, ὃ αὐτοὶ καθαιροῦσι καὶ πύλαι αὐτῆς κατεβρώθησαν πυρί. 14 καὶ παρῆλθον ἐπὶ πύλην τοῦ ᾿Αΐν καὶ εἰς κολυμβήθραν τοῦ βασιλέως, καὶ οὐκ ἦν τόπος τῷ κτήνει παρελθεῖν ὑποκάτω μου. 15 καὶ ἤμην ἀναβαίνων ἐν τῷ τείχει χειμάρρου νυκτὸς καὶ ἤμην συντρίβων ἐν τῷ τείχει, καὶ ἤμην ἐν πύλῃ τῆς φάραγγος καὶ ἐπέστρεψα. 16 τότε οἱ φυλάσσοντες οὐκ ἔγνωσαν τί ἐπορεύθην καὶ τί ἐγὼ ποιῶ, καὶ τοῖς ᾿Ιουδαίοις καὶ τοῖς ἱερεῦσι καὶ τοῖς ἐντίμοις καὶ τοῖς στρατηγοῖς καὶ τοῖς καταλοίποις τοῖς ποιοῦσι τὰ ἔργα, ἕως τότε οὐκ ἀπήγγειλα. 17 καὶ εἶπα πρὸς αὐτούς· ὑμεῖς βλέπετε τὴν πονηρίαν ταύτην, ἐν ᾗ ἐσμεν ἐν αὐτῇ, πῶς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἔρημος καὶ αἱ πύλαι αὐτῆς ἐδόθησαν πυρί· δεῦτε καὶ διοικοδομήσωμεν τὸ τεῖχος ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, καὶ οὐκ ἐσόμεθα ἔτι ὄνειδος. 18 καὶ ἀπήγγειλα αὐτοῖς τὴν χεῖρα τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἥ ἐστιν ἀγαθὴ ἐπ’ ἐμέ, καὶ τοὺς λόγους τοῦ βασιλέως, οὓς εἶπέ μοι, καὶ εἶπα· ἀναστῶμεν καὶ οἰκοδομήσωμεν. καὶ ἐκραταιώθησαν αἱ χεῖρες αὐτῶν εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν. 19 καὶ ἤκουσε Σαναβαλλὰτ ὁ ᾿Αρωνὶ καὶ Τωβία ὁ δοῦλος ὁ ᾿Αμμωνὶ καὶ Γησὰμ ὁ ᾿Αραβὶ καὶ ἐξεγέλασαν ἡμᾶς καὶ ἦλθον ἐφ’ ἡμᾶς καὶ εἶπαν· τί τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο, ὃ ὑμεῖς ποιεῖτε; ᾖ ἐπὶ τὸν βασιλέα ὑμεῖς ἀποστατεῖτε; 20 καὶ ἐπέστρεψα αὐτοῖς λόγον καὶ εἶπα αὐτοῖς· ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, αὐτὸς εὐοδώσει ἡμῖν, καὶ ἡμεῖς δοῦλοι αὐτοῦ καθαροί, καὶ οἰκοδομήσομεν· καὶ ὑμῖν οὐκ ἔστι μερὶς καὶ δικαιοσύνη καὶ μνημόσυνον ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.
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