Bible verses about "gatekeepers" | LEB

Nehemiah 10:1-39

1 Upon the sealed documents: Nehemiah the governor, son of Hacaliah and Zedekiah; 2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah, 3 Pashhur, Amariah, Malkijah, 4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch, 5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah, 6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch, 7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin, 8 Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah—these are the priests. 9 And the Levites: Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui from the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel; 10 their brothers Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan, 11 Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah, 12 Zaccur, Shereiah, Shebanaih, 13 Hodiah, Bani, Beninu. 14 The heads of the people: Parosh, Pahath-Moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani, 15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai, 16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, 17 Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur, 18 Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai, 19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nobai, 20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir, 21 Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua, 22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah, 23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub, 24 Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek, 25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, 26 Ahijah, Hanan, Anan, 27 Malluch, Harim, Baanah. 28 "The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants, and all who separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to observe the law* of God—their wives, their sons, their daughters, and all who know and understand— 29 are helping their brothers, their nobles, and entering into a solemn oath to walk in the law* of God which was given by the hand of Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all of the commandments of Yahweh our Lord and his judgments and regulations. 30 We will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land nor take their daughters for our sons. 31 And the peoples of the land who bring merchandise and any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, we will not accept it from them on the Sabbath or on a holy day. We will forego the crops of the seventh year and cancel every debt. 32 "We put on ourselves the commandment upon us to yearly give a third of a shekel for the service of the house of our God: 33 for the rows of bread, the offering of the daily sacrifice, the continual burnt sacrifice, the Sabbaths, the new moon festivals, the appointed festival times, the holy objects, the sin offerings that make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God. 34 And we have cast lots for the contributions of the wood offering of the priests, the Levites, and the people to bring it to the house of our God, by our fathers' houses, at designated times, year by year, to burn on the altar of Yahweh our God—as it is written in the law.* 35 We also bring the first fruits of our soil and the first fruits of all the fruit trees, year by year, for the house of Yahweh. 36 And the firstborn of our sons and beasts—as it is written in the law*—and the firstborn of our cattle and sheep, to bring to the house of our God and to the priests serving in the house of our God. 37 And we bring the best of our dough, our offerings, the fruit of every tree, new wine, and olive oil to the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and to bring the tithe of our soil to the Levites, for the Levites receive the tithes in all of our rural towns. 38 And the priest, the descendant* of Aaron, will be with the Levites during the tithe the Levites receive. The Levites will bring up a tithe of the tithes for the house of our God to the chambers of the storehouse. 39 For the Israelites* and the Levites* will bring to the storerooms the offering of grain, new wine, and olive oil. These are the objects of the sanctuary and the priests who minister and the gatekeepers and singers. We will not neglect the house of our God."

Psalms 118:1-29

1 Give thanks to Yahweh for he is good, for his loyal love is forever. 2 Let Israel say, "His loyal love is forever." 3 Let the house of Aaron say, "His loyal love is forever." 4 Let those who fear Yahweh say, "His loyal love is forever." 5 Out of my distress I called to Yah.* Yah answered me, setting me in a broad place. 6 Yahweh is for me; I do not fear. What can mere humans* do to me? 7 Yahweh is for me as my helper, and so I will look in triumph on those who hate me. 8 It is better to take refuge in Yahweh than to trust in humans.* 9 It is better to take refuge in Yahweh than to trust princes. 10 All nations surrounded me. In the name of Yahweh I opposed them indeed. 11 They surrounded me; yes, they surrounded me. In the name of Yahweh I opposed them indeed. 12 They surrounded me like bees; they were extinguished like a fire of thorns. In the name of Yahweh I opposed them indeed. 13 You pushed me hard* to make me fall, but Yahweh helped me. 14 Yah* is my strength and my song,* and he has become my salvation.* 15 The sound of rejoicing and salvation* is in the tents of the righteous; the right hand of Yahweh has done valiantly. 16 The right hand of Yahweh has exalted; the right hand of Yahweh has done valiantly. 17 I will not die but live, and tell of the works of Yah.* 18 Yah has disciplined me severely, but he did not consign* me to death. 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to Yah.* 20 This is the gate of Yahweh, through which the righteous will enter. 21 I will give thanks to you for you have answered me, and you have become my salvation.* 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. 23 This is from Yahweh; it is wonderful in our eyes. 24 This is the day Yahweh has worked;* let us rejoice and be glad in him.* 25 O Yahweh, please save; O Yahweh, please grant success. 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahweh. We bless you* from the house* of Yahweh. 27 Yahweh is God, and he has given us light.* Bind the festal sacrifice* with cords* to the horns* of the altar. 28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you. You are my God; I will exalt you. 29 Give thanks to Yahweh for he is good, for his loyal love is forever.

Nehemiah 11:19

19 The gatekeepers: Akkub, Talmon, and their brothers, the keepers of the gates, one hundred and seventy-two.

Malachi 3:1

1 "Look! I am going to send my messenger,* and he will prepare* the way before me.* And the Lord whom you are seeking will come suddenly to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you are taking pleasure—look!—he is about to come," says Yahweh of hosts.

Colossians 1:1-29

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ in Colossae. Grace to you and peace from God our Father. 3 We give thanks always to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ when we* pray for you, 4 since we* heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope reserved for you in heaven, which you have heard about beforehand in the word of truth, the gospel, 6 that has come to you, just as also in all the world it is bearing fruit and increasing, just as also among you from the day you heard about and understood the grace of God in truth, 7 just as you learned it* from Epaphras, our dear fellow slave who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,* 8 who also made clear to us your love in the Spirit. 9 Because of this also we, from the day we heard about it,* did not cease praying for you, and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual insight, 10 so that you may live in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please him in all respects*, bearing fruit in every good deed and increasing in the knowledge of God, 11 enabled with all power, according to his glorious might, for all steadfastness and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you for a share of the inheritance of the saints in light, 13 who has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us* to the kingdom of the Son he loves*, 14 in whom we have the redemption, the forgiveness of sins, 15 who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all* creation, 16 because all things in the heavens and on the earth were created by him, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers, all things were created through him and for him, 17 and he himself is before all things, and in him all things are held together, 18 and he himself is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself may become first in everything, 19 because he was well pleased for all the fullness to dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself, by* making peace through the blood of his cross, through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven. 21 And although you were formerly alienated** and enemies in attitude, because of your evil deeds, 22 but now you have been reconciled* by his physical body* through death, to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you remain in the faith, established and steadfast and not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister. 24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings on behalf of you, and I fill up in my flesh what is lacking of the afflictions of Christ, on behalf of his body which is the church, 25 of which I became a minister, according to God's stewardship which was given to me for you, to complete the word of God, 26 the mystery which has been hidden from the ages and from the generations, but has now been revealed to his saints, 27 to whom God wanted to make known what is the glorious wealth of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory, 28 whom we proclaim, by* admonishing every person* and teaching every person* with all wisdom, in order that we may present every person* mature in Christ, 29 for which purpose also I labor, striving according to his working which is at work powerfully in me.

James 5:1-20

1 Come now, you rich people, weep and cry aloud over the miseries that are coming upon you! 2 Your wealth has rotted, and your clothing has become moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver have become corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you, and it will consume your flesh like fire. You have stored up treasure in the last days. 4 Behold, the wages that were held back by you from the workers who reap your fields cry out, and the cries of the reapers have come to the ears of the Lord of hosts. 5 You have lived self-indulgently on the earth* and have lived luxuriously. You have fattened your hearts in the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous person; he does not resist you. 7 Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the soil, being patient concerning it until it receives the early and late rains. 8 You also be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Brothers, do not complain against one another, in order that you may not be judged. Behold, the judge stands before the doors! 10 Brothers, take as an example of perseverance and endurance the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider blessed those who have endured. You have heard about the patient endurance of Job, and you saw the outcome from the Lord, that the Lord is compassionate and merciful. 12 Now above all, my brothers, do not swear either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no, no, in order that you may not fall under judgment. 13 Is anyone among you suffering misfortune? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the elders of the church and they should pray over him, anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins he will be forgiven*. 16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous person accomplishes much. 17 Elijah was a human being* with the same nature as us, and he prayed fervently* for it not to rain, and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the earth produced its fruit. 19 My brothers, if anyone among you should wander away from the truth and someone turns him back, 20 he should know that the one who turns a sinner back from the error of his way will save that person's* soul from death, and will cover over a great number of sins.

Malachi 3:1-18

1 "Look! I am going to send my messenger,* and he will prepare* the way before me.* And the Lord whom you are seeking will come suddenly to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you are taking pleasure—look!—he is about to come," says Yahweh of hosts. 2 And who can endure the day of his coming? And who is the one who can stand when he appears?* For he is like a refiner's fire, like launderers' alkali.* 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the children of Levi, and he will refine them like gold and like silver, and they will present to Yahweh offerings* in righteousness. 4 And the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to Yahweh, like in the days of old and like in former years. 5 "Then I will approach you for judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers, and against those who swear falsely,* and against the oppressors of the hired worker with his wages, the widow and the orphan, and the abusers of* the alien,* and yet do not fear me," says Yahweh of hosts. 6 "For I, Yahweh, have not changed,* and you, O children of Jacob, have not perished.* 7 From the days of your ancestors* you have turned aside from my rules, and have not kept* them! Return to me and I will return to you," says Yahweh of hosts, "but you say, 'How shall we return?' 8 Will a human dare to rob God? Yet you are robbing me! And you say, 'How have we robbed you?' In the tithes and the contributions! 9 You are being cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you! 10 Bring the whole tithe to the storehouse,* so that there will be food in my house, and test me please in this," says Yahweh of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour forth for you an overflowing blessing.* 11 I will rebuke the devourer* for you; it will not destroy the fruit of your soil; your vine in the field will not be unfruitful," says Yahweh of hosts. 12 "And all the nations will call you blessed, because you will be a land in which one takes joy,"* says Yahweh of hosts. 13 "Your words have been harsh* against me," says Yahweh. "But you say, 'How have we spoken together against you?' 14 You have said, 'It is useless* to serve God! What is the gain if we keep* his requirements, and if we walk as mourners before* Yahweh of hosts? 15 And now we are calling the arrogant blessed! Not only do those who do wickedness prosper; they also test God and they escape!'" 16 Then those who revered* Yahweh spoke with one another.* And Yahweh listened attentively* and heard, and a scroll of remembrance was written before him* of those who revere* Yahweh and ponder his name. 17 "They will be mine," says Yahweh of hosts, "on the day that I am acting, my treasured possession. I will have compassion on them as a man has compassion on his son who serves him. 18 You will return and see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who does not serve him.

Isaiah 62:6-10

6 I have appointed watchmen upon your walls, Jerusalem; all day and all night they shall never be silent. You who profess Yahweh have no rest. 7 And you must not give him rest until he establishes, and until he makes* Jerusalem an object of praise* in the earth. 8 Yahweh has sworn by his right hand, and by his mighty arm,* "Surely I will never again give your grain as food to your enemies,* and surely foreigners* shall not drink your new wine at which you have labored." 9 But those who gather it shall eat it, and they shall praise Yahweh, and those who gather it shall drink it in my holy courts.* 10 Pass through, pass through the gates! Make the way clear for* the people! Pile up, pile up the highway; clear it of stones!* Lift up an ensign over the peoples!

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