Nehemiah 7
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Securing the City

1Then, after the wall was built, and I set up the double doors, and I enrolled the gatekeepers, and the singing men, and the Levites, 2I instructed Hanani, my brother, and Hananiah, the leader of the house of Jerusalem, (for he seemed to be a truthful man, fearing God more than the others,) 3and I said to them: “Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot.” And while they were standing there, the gates were closed and barred. And I stationed guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each one in his turn, and each one opposite his own house.

The List of Returning Exiles
(Ezra 2:1–67)

4Now the city was great and very wide, and the people in its midst were few, and the houses were not yet built.

5But God had given to my heart, and I gathered the nobles, and the magistrates, and the common people, so that I might enroll them. And I found a book of the census of those who first went up, and in it there was found written:

6These are the sons of the province, who ascended from the captivity of the transmigration, those whom Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, had taken away, and who returned into Jerusalem and Judea, each one to his own city. 7They arrived with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel: 8The sons of Parosh, two thousand one hundred seventy-two. 9The sons of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy-two. 10The sons of Arah, six hundred fifty-two. 11The sons of Pahath-moab of the sons of Jeshua and of Joab, two thousand eight hundred eighteen. 12The sons of Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four. 13The sons of Zattu, eight hundred forty-five. 14The sons of Zaccai, seven hundred sixty. 15The sons of Binnui, six hundred forty-eight. 16The sons of Bebai, six hundred twenty-eight. 17The sons of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty-two. 18The sons of Adonikam, six hundred sixty-seven. 19The sons of Bigvai, two thousand sixty-seven. 20The sons of Adin, six hundred fifty-five. 21The sons of Ater, sons of Hezekiah, ninety-eight. 22The sons of Hashum, three hundred twenty-eight. 23The sons of Bezai, three hundred twenty-four. 24The sons of Hariph, one hundred twelve. 25The sons of Gibeon, ninety-five. 26The sons of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred eighty-eight. 27The men of Anathoth, one hundred twenty-eight. 28The men of Beth-azmaveth, forty-two. 29The men of Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three. 30The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one. 31The men of Michmas, one hundred twenty-two. 32The men of Bethel and Ai, one hundred twenty-three. 33The men of the other Nebo, fifty-two. 34The men of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four. 35The sons of Harim, three hundred twenty. 36The sons of Jericho, three hundred forty-five. 37The sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-one. 38The sons of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred thirty.

39The priests: the sons of Jedaiah in the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy-three. 40The sons of Immer, one thousand fifty-two. 41The sons of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred forty-seven. 42The sons of Harim, one thousand and seventeen.

43The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, the sons 44of Hodaviah, seventy-four. The singing men: 45the sons of Asaph, one hundred forty-eight.

46The gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, one hundred thirty-eight. 47The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth, 48the sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha, the sons of Padon, the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Shalmai, 49the sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, 50the sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, 51the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, 52the sons of Besai, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephusim, 53the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur, 54the sons of Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha, 55the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah, 56the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.

57The sons of the servants of Solomon: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Perida, 58the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel, 59the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth, who was born from Hazzebaim, the son of Amon.

60All the temple servants and the sons of the servants of Solomon, three hundred ninety-two.

61Now these are the ones who ascended from Telmelah, Telharsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer; and they were not able to indicate the house of their fathers and their offspring, whether they were of Israel: 62the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, six hundred forty-two;

63and among the priests: the sons of Hobaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife from the daughters of Barzillai, a Gileadite, and he was called by their name. 64These sought their writing in the census, and they did not find it, and so they were cast out of the priesthood. 65And the cupbearer said to them that they should not eat from the Holy of Holies, until a priest would stand up who was learned and skillful.

66The entire multitude, which was like one man, was forty-two thousand three hundred sixty, 67aside from their men and women servants, who were seven thousand three hundred thirty-seven, and among them were singing men and singing women, two hundred forty-five. 68Their horses were seven hundred thirty-six; their were mules two hundred forty-five. 69Their camels were four hundred thirty-five; their donkeys were six thousand seven hundred twenty.

Offerings by the Exiles
(Exodus 38:21–31; Ezra 2:68–70)

70Now several of the leaders of the families gave to the work. The cupbearer gave to the treasury one thousand drachmas of gold, fifty bowls, and five hundred thirty priestly garments. 71And some of the leaders of the families gave to the treasury of the work twenty thousand drachmas of gold, and two thousand two hundred minas of silver. 72And what the remainder of the people gave was twenty thousand drachmas of gold, and two thousand minas of silver, and sixty-seven priestly garments.

73Now the priests, and the Levites, and the gatekeepers, and the singing men, and the rest of the common people, and the temple servants, and all of Israel dwelt in their own cities.

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Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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