Chapter 1

The proclamation of Cyrus for the building of the temple (1:1-4)
The people provide for the return (1:5-6)
Cyrus restores the vessels of the temple to Sheshbazzar (1:7-11)

Chapter 2

The leaders (2:1-2)
The number of the people who return (2:3-35)
Of the priests, and of the Levites (2:36-42)
Of the temple servants (2:43-54)
Of Solomon's servants (2:55-61)
Of the priests who could not show their pedigree (2:62-63)
The total number, with their substance (2:64-67)
The gifts the people gave (2:68-70)

Chapter 3

The altar is set up (3:1-3)
Offerings scheduled regularly (3:4-7)
The foundations of the temple are laid, in both joy and weeping (3:8-13)

Chapter 4

Their adversaries, not permitted to help the Jews build the temple, try to hinder them (4:1-8)
Their letter to Artaxerxes (4:7-16)
The decree of Artaxerxes (4:17-22)
The building is stopped (4:23-24)

Chapter 5

Zerubbabel and Jeshua, urged on by Haggai and Zechariah, resume the building of the temple (5:1-2)
Tatnai and Shethar-boznai are unable to stop the Jews (5:3-5)
Their letter to Darius against the Jews (5:6-17)

Chapter 6

Darius, finding the decree of Cyrus, makes a new decree for advancing the building (6:1-12)
By help from the enemies and the directions of the prophets, the temple is finished (6:13-15)
The feast of the dedication is kept (6:16-18)
And also the feast of the passover (6:19-22)

Chapter 7

Ezra goes up to Jerusalem (7:1-10)
The gracious commission of Artaxerxes to Ezra (7:11-26)
Ezra praises God for His favor (7:27-28)

Chapter 8

The companions of Ezra who returned from Babylon (8:1-14)
He sends to Iddo for ministers for the temple (8:15-20)
Ezra proclaims a fast (8:21-23)
He commits the treasury to the custody of the priests (8:24-30)
They leave Ahava and come to Jerusalem (8:31-32)
The treasure is weighed in the temple (8:33-35)
The commission is delivered (8:36)

Chapter 9

Ezra mourns because Israel intermarries with foreigners of various lands (9:1-4)
Ezra prays, and God's faithfulness (9:5-9)
Israel's unfaithfulness (9:10-15)

Chapter 10

Shechaniah encourages Ezra to reform the foreign marriages (10:1-5)
Ezra, mourning, assembles the people (10:6-8)
The people, at the exhortation of Ezra, repent and promise to put away foreign wives (10:9-14)
Their diligence to fulfill this promise (10:15-17)
The separation of the priests (10:18-22)
The separation of the levites (10:23-24)
The separation of the people (10:25-44)

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Chapter 1

Nehemiah learns of the misery of Jerusalem (1:1-3)
He mourns, fasts, and prays (1:4)
His prayer (1:5-11)

Chapter 2

Artaxerxes understands the cause of Nehemiah's sadness and sends him to Jerusalem (2:1-8)
Nehemiah, to the grief of the enemies, arrives in Jerusalem (2:9-11)
He views the ruins of the walls (2:12-16)
He encourages the Jews to build, despite the enemies (2:17-18)
Nehemiah answers the enemies (2:19-20)

Chapter 3

The names and order of those who built the wall (3:1-32)

Chapter 4

While the enemies ridicule, Nehemiah prays and continues the work (4:1-6)
Understanding the wrath and secrets of the enemy, he sets a watch (4:7-9)
Opposition through discouragement (4:10-18)
He gives military precepts (4:19-23)

Chapter 5

The Jews complain of their debts and bondage (5:1-5)
Nehemiah rebukes the usurers, and exacts a promise of restitution (5:6-13)
Nehemiah's unselfish example, He forgoes his own allowance, yet entertains generously (5:14-19)

Chapter 6

Sanballat tries by craft, by rumors, and by hired prophecies, to terrify Nehemiah (6:1-4)
Opposition through slander (6:5-9)
Opposition through treachery (6:10-14)
The work is finished, to the terror of the enemies (6:15-16)
Secret intelligence passes between the enemies and the nobles of Judah (6:17-19)

Chapter 7

Nehemiah places Jerusalem in the care of Hanani and Hananiah (7:1-4)
A register of the genealogy of those who first came out of Babylon (7:5-7)
Of the people (7:8-38)
Of the priests (7:39-42)
Of the Levites (7:43-45)
Of the temple servants (7:46-56)
Of Solomon's servants (7:57-62)
And of the priests who could not trace their pedigree (7:63-65)
The total number, with their substance and their gifts (7:66-73)

Chapter 8

The worshipful manner of reading and hearing the law (8:1-8)
Nehemiah, Ezra, and the Levites comfort the people (8:9-12)
Their eagerness to hear and be instructed (8:13-15)
They keep the feast of tabernacles (8:16-18)

Chapter 9

The people keep a solemn fast and repent (9:1-3)
The Levites make a solemn confession of God's goodness and their wickedness (9:4-15)
The great sins of Israel (9:16-31)
Renewal of the covenant (9:32-38)

Chapter 10

The names of those who sealed the covenant (10:1-28)
The points of the covenant (10:29-39)

Chapter 11

The rulers, volunteers, and every tenth man chosen by lot, dwell at Jerusalem (11:1-2)
A catalogue of their names (11:3-19)
The remainder dwell in other cities (11:20-36)

Chapter 12

The priests (12:1-7)
And the Levites who came up with Zerubbabel (12:8-9)
The succession of high priests (12:10-21)
Certain chief Levites (12:22-26)
The solemn but joyful dedication of the walls (12:27-43)
The duties of the priests and Levites appointed to temple service (12:44-47)

Chapter 13

At the reading of the law, the Israelites are separated from the mixed multitude (13:1-3)
Nehemiah, at his return, causes the chambers to be cleansed (13:4-9)
He reassigns duties in the house of God (13:10-13)
And prays for remembrance (13:14)
The restoration of the sabbath (13:15-22)
And the marriages with foreign wives corrected (13:23-31)

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Chapter 1

Ahasuerus makes a royal feast (1:1-9)
Queen Vashti refuses the king's command to appear before him (1:10-12)
Ahasuerus, seeks the counsel of Memucan (1:13-18)
Ahasuerus makes a decree about Vashti punishment, and of men's sovereignty (1:19-22)

Chapter 2

From the choice virgins, a queen is to be chosen (2:1-4)
Mordecai, the foster father of Esther, prepares her (2:5-7)
Esther is preferred by Hegai over the rest (2:8-10)
Mordecai's concern about Esther (2:11)
The manner of purification and going in to the king (2:12-14)
Esther, best pleasing the king, is made queen (2:15-20)
Mordecai's loyalty in discovering a treason is recorded in the chronicles (2:21-23)

Chapter 3

Haman, promoted by the king (3:1)
The reason for Haman's plot (3:2-6)
He casts lots (3:7-9)
He obtains a decree to put the Jews to death (3:10-15)

Chapter 4

The great mourning of Mordecai and the Jews (4:1-3)
Esther learning of it, sends to Mordecai, who advises her to undertake a plea to the king (4:4-9)
Offering reasons against it, she is threatened by Mordecai (4:10-14)
The promise of Queen Esther (4:15-17)

Chapter 5

Esther risks the king's disfavor, but obtains grace and invites the king and Haman to a banquet (5:1-5)
Being encouraged by the king in her plea, she invites them to another banquet (5:6-8)
Haman is stung by the contempt of Mordecai (5:9-13)
He builds a gallows for Mordecai (5:14)

Chapter 6

Ahasuerus reads in the chronicles of the good service done by Mordecai and plans his reward (6:1-3)
Haman, coming to ask that Mordecai might be hanged, unwittingly gives counsel on how to honor him (6:4-11)
As he complains of his misfortune, Haman's friends tell him of his final destiny (6:12-14)

Chapter 7

Esther, entertaining the king and Haman, makes a plea for her own life and her people's (7:1-4)
Esther accuses Haman (7:5-6)
The king learns of the gallows built for Mordecai by Haman, and causes him to be hanged instead (7:7-10)

Chapter 8

Mordecai is given Haman's house (8:1-2)
Esther makes a plea to reverse Haman's letters (8:3-6)
Ahasuerus grants the Jews the right to defend themselves (8:7-14)
Mordecai's honor and the joy of the Jews (8:15-17)

Chapter 9

The Jews slay their enemies, (9:1-11)
Ahasuerus, at the request of Esther, grants the hanging of Haman's sons (9:12-19)
The two days of Purim are made a festival (9:20-32)

Chapter 10

Ahasuerus' greatness (10:1-2)
Mordecai's advancement (10:3)

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Chapter 1

The holiness, riches, and religious care of Job for his children (1:1-5)
Satan, appearing before God obtains permission to test Job (1:6-12)
Learning of the loss of his property and children, in his mourning Job blesses God (1:13-22)

Chapter 2

Satan, appearing again before God, obtains further permission to test Job (2:1-6)
He smites Job with boils (2:7-8)
Job reproves his wife, who suggested that he curse God and die (2:9-10)
His three friends mourn with him in silence (2:11-13)

Chapter 3

Job curses the day of his birth (3:1-12)
The ease of death (3:13-19)
He complains of life, because of his anguish (3:20-26)

Chapter 4

Eliphaz believes that only the wicked suffer (4:1-6)
He teaches God's judgments to be not upon the righteous, but upon the wicked (4:7-11)
His fearful vision, designed to humble the pride of creatures before God (4:12-21)

Chapter 5

Eliphaz calls Job foolish (5:1-7)
God is to be appealed to in time of affliction (5:6-16)
The happy result of God's correction (5:17-27)

Chapter 6

Job shows that his complaints are not causeless (6:1-7)
He wishes for death, wherein he is assured of comfort (6:8-13)
He reproves his friends for unkindness (6:14-30)

Chapter 7

Job excuses his desire for death (7:1-11)
He complains of his own restlessness (7:12-16)
And God's watchfulness (7:17-21)

Chapter 8

Bildad shows God's justice in dealing with men according to their works (8:1-7)
He alludes to antiquity for proof of the certain destruction of the hypocrite (8:8-19)
He applies God's just dealing to Job (8:20-22)

Chapter 9

Job, acknowledging God's justice (9:1-21)
Man's innocence is not to be denied because of afflictions (9:22-35)

Chapter 10

Job questions his oppression (10:1-17)
He craves a little ease before death (10:18-22)

Chapter 11

Zophar reproves Job for seeking to justify himself (11:1-4)
God's wisdom is unsearchable (11:5-12)
The assured blessing of repentance (11:13-20)

Chapter 12

Job tells his friends only God knows(12:1-25)

Chapter 13

Job reproves his friends for partiality (13:1-13)
He professes his confidence in God (13:14-19)
And pleads for a revealing of his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him (13:20-28)

Chapter 14

Job beseeches God for favor, by the shortness of life and certainty of death (14:1-6)
Is it not possible for man to live after death? (14:7-15)
By sin the creature is subject to corruption (14:16-22)

Chapter 15

Eliphaz reproves Job of impiety in answering boldly for himself (15:1-16)
He proves by tradition the disturbed mind and body of wicked men (15:17-35)

Chapter 16

Job reproves his friends for lack of mercy (16:1-5)
Job laments his situation (16:6-14)
He maintains his innocence (16:15-22)

Chapter 17

Job appeals to God (17:1-16)

Chapter 18

Bildad reproves Job for presumption and impatience (18:1-4)
The calamities of the wicked (18:5-21)

Chapter 19

Job, complaining of his friend's cruelty, shows how much misery he has (19:1-20)
He craves pity (19:21-24)
Job states his faith in the resurrection (19:25-29)

Chapter 20

Zophar shows the state and lot of the wicked (20:1-29)

Chapter 21

Job shows that, even in the judgment of man, he has reason to be grieved (21:1-6)
Sometimes the wicked do prosper, though they despise God (21:7-15)
Sometimes their destruction is manifest (21:16-21)
The happy and unhappy are alike in death (21:22-26)
The judgment of the wicked is in another world (21:27-34)

Chapter 22

Eliphaz shows that man's goodness does not profit God (22:1-4)
He accuses Job of various sins (22:5-20)
He exhorts him to repentance, with promises of mercy (22:21-30)

Chapter 23

Job desires to appear before God (23:1-5)
In confidence of His mercy (23:6-7)
God, who is invisible, observes our ways (23:8-10)
Job's innocence (23:11-12)
God's decree is changeless (23:13-17)

Chapter 24

God seems indifferent to the wicked (24:1-16)
There is a secret judgment for the wicked (24:17-25)

Chapter 25

Bildad shows that man cannot be justified before God (25:1-6)

Chapter 26

Job, reproving the uncharitable spirit of Bildad (26:1-4)
Acknowledges the power of God to be infinite and unsearchable (26:5-14)

Chapter 27

Job protests his sincerity (27:1-7)
The godless is without hope (27:8-10)
The blessings of the wicked are turned into curses (27:11-23)

Chapter 28

There is knowledge of natural things (28:1-11)
But wisdom is an excellent gift of God (28:12-28)

Chapter 29

Job grieves for his former prosperity and honor (29:1-25)

Chapter 30

Job's describes his present humiliation (30:1-14)
His prosperity is turned into calamity (30:15-31)

Chapter 31

Job solemnly protests his integrity in several duties (31:1-12)
Innocent of abusing his power (31:13-23)
Innocent of trusting in his wealth (31:24-28)
Innocent of not caring for his enemies (31:29-34)
Job pleads to meet God and defend himself (31:35-40)

Chapter 32

Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends (32:1-5)
Because wisdom comes not from age, he excuses the boldness of his youth (32:6-10)
He reproves them for not satisfying Job (32:11-22)

Chapter 33

Elihu offers himself, instead of God, with sincerity and meekness to reason with Job (33:1-7)
He excuses God from giving man an account of His ways, because of His greatness (33:8-13)
God calls man to repentance by visions (33:14-18)
By afflictions (33:19-22)
And by His ministry (33:23-30)
He calls Job to attention (33:31-33)

Chapter 34

Elihu accuses Job for charging God with injustice (34:1-9)
God, the omnipotent, cannot be unjust (34:10-30)
Man must humble himself unto God (34:31-33)
Elihu reproves Job (34:34-37)

Chapter 35

Comparison is not to be made with God, for our good or evil cannot extend to Him (35:1-8)
Many cry in their afflictions, but are not heard for lack of faith (35:9-16)

Chapter 36

Elihu shows how God is just in His ways (36:1-15)
Elihu believes that God is disciplining Job (36:16-23)
God's works are to be magnified (36:24-33)

Chapter 37

God is to be feared because of His great works (37:1-14)
His wisdom is unsearchable in them (37:15-24)

Chapter 38

God challenges Job to answer (38:1-3)
God, by His mighty works, convicts Job of ignorance (38:4-30)
And of foolishness (38:31-41)

Chapter 39

Of the wild goats and hinds (39:1-4)
Of the wild ass and the wild ox (39:5-12)
The ostrich (39:13-18)
The horse (39:19-25)
The hawk and the eagle (39:26-30)

Chapter 40

Job humbles himself to God (40:1-5)
God challenges Job to demonstrate his righteousness, power, and wisdom (40:6-14)
God compares the power of Job with that of the behemoth (40:15-24)

Chapter 41

God compares the power of Job with that of the leviathan (41:1-34)

Chapter 42

Job submits himself unto God, and confesses lack of understanding (42:1-6)
God, preferring Job, makes his friends submit themselves and accepts him (42:7-9)
He magnifies and blesses Job (42:10-15)
Job's age and death (42:16-17)


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