Nehemiah the governor, the son of Hacaliah, and Zedekiah,
28The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Temple servants, and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons and their daughters, everyone who had knowledge and understanding—
29they joined with their brothers, their nobles, and entered into a curse and into an oath, to walk in God’s law that was given by Moses the servant of God and to observe and do all the commandments of Yahweh our Lord, and his ordinances and his statutes;
31And if the peoples of the land bring wares or any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy of them on the Sabbath or on a holy day; and that we would forego the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.
To charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God,
33for the show bread, and for the regular grain offering, and for the burnt offering, for the Sabbaths, for the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.
34We cast lots, the priests, the Levites and the people for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God according to our fathers’ houses at times appointed, year by year, to burn on the altar of Yahweh our God as it is written in the law;
35And to bring the firstfruit of our ground and the firstfruit of all fruit of all kinds of trees, year by year, to the house of Yahweh;
36also the firstborn of our sons and of our livestock, as it is written in the law, and the firstborn of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, to the priests who minister in the house of our God;
37and that we should bring the firstfruit of our dough and our wave offerings, and the fruit of all kinds of trees, the new wine and the oil, to the priests, to the rooms of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground to the Levites, for they, the Levites, take the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
38The priest the son of Aaron must be with the Levites when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites must bring up the tithe of the tithes to the house of our God, to the rooms, into the treasure house.
39For the children of Israel and the children of Levi are to bring the wave offering of the grain, of the new wine and of the oil to the rooms, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests who minister, and the gatekeepers, and the singers. We will not forsake the house of our God.