Nehemiah 10:32
New International Version
"We assume the responsibility for carrying out the commands to give a third of a shekel each year for the service of the house of our God:

New Living Translation
"In addition, we promise to obey the command to pay the annual Temple tax of one-eighth of an ounce of silver for the care of the Temple of our God.

English Standard Version
“We also take on ourselves the obligation to give yearly a third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God:

Berean Study Bible
We also place ourselves under the obligation to contribute a third of a shekel yearly for the service of the house of our God:

New American Standard Bible
We also placed ourselves under obligation to contribute yearly one third of a shekel for the service of the house of our God:

King James Bible
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

Christian Standard Bible
We will impose the following commands on ourselves: To give an eighth of an ounce of silver yearly for the service of the house of our God:

Contemporary English Version
Once a year we will each donate a small amount of silver to the temple of our God.

Good News Translation
Every year we will each contribute one-eighth of an ounce of silver to help pay the expenses of the Temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We will impose the following commands on ourselves: To give an eighth of an ounce of silver yearly for the service of the house of our God:

International Standard Version
We also obligated ourselves to contribute annually a third of a shekel for services relating to the Temple of our God—

NET Bible
We accept responsibility for fulfilling the commands to give one third of a shekel each year for the work of the temple of our God,

New Heart English Bible
Also we made ordinances for ourselves, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Also, we take upon ourselves the obligation to give an eighth of an ounce of silver every year for worship in our God's temple:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

New American Standard 1977
We also placed ourselves under obligation to contribute yearly one third of a shekel for the service of the house of our God:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God,

King James 2000 Bible
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

American King James Version
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

American Standard Version
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And we will impose ordinances upon ourselves, to levy on ourselves the third part of a didrachm yearly for the service of the house of our God;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we made ordinances for ourselves, to give the third part of a side every year for the work of the house of our God,

Darby Bible Translation
And we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God,

English Revised Version
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

Webster's Bible Translation
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

World English Bible
Also we made ordinances for ourselves, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

Young's Literal Translation
And we have appointed for ourselves commands, to put on ourselves the third of a shekel in a year, for the service of the house of our God,
Study Bible
The Vows of the Covenant
31When the people of the land bring merchandise or any kind of grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on a Sabbath day or holy day. Every seventh year we will let the fields lie fallow, and will cancel every debt. 32We also place ourselves under the obligation to contribute a third of a shekel yearly for the service of the house of our God: 33for the showbread, for the regular grain offerings and burnt offerings, for the Sabbath offerings, for the New Moon and appointed feasts, for the holy offerings, for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the duties of the house of our God.…
Cross References
Matthew 17:24
After they had arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, "Does your Teacher pay the two drachmas?"

Exodus 30:11
Then the LORD said to Moses,

Treasury of Scripture

Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

to charge.

Genesis 28:22
And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

Proverbs 3:9
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

the third part.

Exodus 30:11-16
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, …

Matthew 17:24-27
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? …

2 Corinthians 8:12
For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.







Lexicon
We also place
וְהֶעֱמַ֤דְנוּ (wə·he·‘ĕ·maḏ·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

ourselves
עָלֵ֛ינוּ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

under
עָלֵ֙ינוּ֙ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the obligation
מִצְוֺ֔ת (miṣ·wōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

to contribute
לָתֵ֥ת (lā·ṯêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

a third
שְׁלִשִׁ֥ית (šə·li·šîṯ)
Number - ordinal feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7992: Third, feminine a, third, a third, a third-story cell)

of a shekel
הַשֶּׁ֖קֶל (haš·še·qel)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8255: A weight, a commercial standard

yearly
בַּשָּׁנָ֑ה (baš·šā·nāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

for the service
לַעֲבֹדַ֖ת (la·‘ă·ḇō·ḏaṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5656: Work of any kind

of the house
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of our God:
אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ׃ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(32) Also we made ordinances for us.--The covenant proceeds now to certain new regulations and resumption of neglected duties.

To charge ourselves.--Origin of that annual rate for the general service of the Temple which afterwards was raised to a half shekel (Matthew 17:24). The more ancient half shekel of the law was only an occasional tax (Exodus 30:13).

Verse 32. - To charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel. Hitherto the Jews had had no impost analogous to our "church-rate." The "half-shekel of the sanctuary," as it is called, being only payable on the rare, and forbidden, occasion of a census of the whole people (Exodus 30:13-16), could not possibly have served for the ordinary support of the temple service; but it was calculated to suggest to thoughtful minds the need of some regular fund, and the persons on whom the obligation lay to provide it. While the Jews were an independent nation, with their own kings and their own revenue, no difficulty had been felt in keeping up the service, since the kings easily provided for it; but in the existing condition of affairs the case was different. A "governor" was not like a king; he was responsible; he was removable; he was bound to remit the great bulk of the taxes to the court. Under these circumstances, and probably in connection with an immediate need, the idea arose of a special (voluntary) tax, to be paid annually by all adult males, for the support of the service, the continual provision of the morning and evening sacrifice, the incense, the shew-bread, the red heifers, the scape-goat, the numerous victims, and the numerous meat and drink offerings required on various occasions, and especially at each of the great festivals. It was felt that the provision in the law ruled two things -

1. The uniformity of the tax; and,

2. The sphere of its incidence - that it should be paid by all adult males.

With regard to its proper amount, that had to be fixed by a consideration of existing needs in comparison with existing means. The third part of a shekel was determined on, as sufficient at the time; but it was not long ere for the third part the half-shekel was substituted, a return being thus made to the standard fixed by the law, and an ample provision made for the maintenance of the established rites in full completeness and efficiency (comp. Matthew 17:24-27). 10:32-39 Having covenanted against the sins of which they had been guilty, they obliged themselves to observe the duties they had neglected. We must not only cease to do evil, but learn to do well. Let not any people expect the blessing of God, unless they keep up public worship. It is likely to go well with our houses, when care is taken that the work of God's house goes on well. When every one helps, and every one gives, though but little, toward a good work, the whole will come to be a large sum. We must do what we can in works of piety and charity; and whatever state we are placed in, cheerfully perform our duty to God, which will be the surest way to ease and liberty. As the ordinances of God are the appointed means of support to our souls, the believer will not grudge the expense; yet most people leave their souls to starve.
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