The Signs and Wonders - Nehemiah 9

Nehemiah 9:1 Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the  children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with  sack clothes, and earth upon them. 

Nehemiah 9:2 And the seed of  Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood  and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.   

Nehemiah 9:3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book  of the law of the LORD their God one fourth part of the  day; and another fourth part they confessed, and  worshipped the LORD their God.  

Nehemiah 9:4 Then stood up upon the stairs, of the Levites,  Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah,  Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loud voice unto the  LORD their God. 

Nehemiah 9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and  Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah,  and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the LORD your  God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name,  which is exalted above all blessing and praise. 

Nehemiah 9:6 Thou,  even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the  heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all  things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein,  and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven  worshippeth thee. 

Nehemiah 9:7 Thou art the LORD the God, who  didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of  the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham; 

Nehemiah 9:8  And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a  covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the  Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites,  and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast  performed thy words; for thou art righteous: 

Nehemiah 9:9 And  didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red sea; 


Nehemiah 9:10 And shewedst signs and  wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all  the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt  proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it  is this day. 

Nehemiah 9:11 And thou didst divide the sea before  them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the  dry land; and their persecutors thou threwest into the deeps,  as a stone into the mighty waters. 

Nehemiah 9:12 Moreover thou  leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night  by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way wherein they  should go. 

Nehemiah 9:13 Thou camest down also upon mount  Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them  right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and  commandments: 

Nehemiah 9:14 And madest known unto them thy  holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and  laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant: 

Nehemiah 9:15 And gavest  them bread from heaven for their hunger, and broughtest  forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and  promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land  which thou hadst sworn to give them. 

Nehemiah 9:16 But they and  our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and  hearkened not to thy commandments, 

Nehemiah 9:17 And refused to  obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst  among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion  appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art  a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to  anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.  

Nehemiah 9:18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and  said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt,  and had wrought great provocations; 

Nehemiah 9:19 Yet thou in thy  manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the  pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead  them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew  them light, and the way wherein they should go. 

Nehemiah 9:20  Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and  withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest  them water for their thirst. 

Nehemiah 9:21 Yea, forty years didst  thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked  nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not. 

Nehemiah 9:22 Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and  nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they  possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of  Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan. 

Nehemiah 9:23 Their  children also multipliedst thou as the stars of heaven, and  broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst  promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess  it. 

Nehemiah 9:24 So the children went in and possessed the land,  and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land,  the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their  kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with  them as they would. 

Nehemiah 9:25 And they took strong cities, and  a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells  digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in  abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat,  and delighted themselves in thy great goodness. 

Nehemiah 9:26  Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against  thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy  prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee,  and they wrought great provocations. 

Nehemiah 9:27 Therefore thou  deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed  them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto  thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to  thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved  them out of the hand of their enemies. 

Nehemiah 9:28 But after they  had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest  thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the  dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto  thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times  didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies; 

Nehemiah 9:29  And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them  again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened  not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy  judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and  withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would  not hear. 

Nehemiah 9:30 Yet many years didst thou forbear them,  and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet  would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the  hand of the people of the lands. 

Nehemiah 9:31 Nevertheless for thy  great mercies’ sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor  forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.   

Nehemiah 9:32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and  the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not  all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon  us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on  our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since  the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day. 

Nehemiah 9:33  Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for  thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly: 

Nehemiah 9:34  Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our  fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened unto thy  commandments and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst  testify against them. 

Nehemiah 9:35 For they have not served thee in  their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest  them, and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before  them, neither turned they from their wicked works. 

Nehemiah 9:36  Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that  thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the  good thereof, behold, we are servants in it: 

Nehemiah 9:37 And it  yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set  over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over  our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we  are in great distress. 

Nehemiah 9:38 And because of all this we  make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes,  Levites, and priests, seal unto it.