Securing the City
1Now after the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and numbered the porters and singing men, and Levites: 2I commanded Hanani my brother, and Hananias ruler of the house of Jerusalem, (for he seemed as a sincere man, and one that feared God above the rest,) 3And I said to them: Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened till the sun be hot. And while they were yet standing by, the gates were shut, and barred: and I set watchmen of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one by their courses, and every man over against his house.
Census of First Returned Exiles
4And the city was very wide and great, and the people few in the midst thereof, and the houses were not built.
5But God had put in my heart, and I assembled the princes and magistrates, and common people, to number them: and I found a book of the number of them who came up at first, and therein it was found written:
6These are the children of the province, who came up from the captivity of them that had been carried away, whom Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon had carried away, and who returned into Judea, every one into his own city. 7Who came with Zorobabel, Josue, Nehemias, Azarias, Raamias, Nahamani, Mardochai, Belsam, Mespharath, Begoia, Nahum, Baana. The number of the men of the people of Israel: 8The children of Pharos, two thousand one hundred seventy-two. 9The children of Sephatia, three hundred seventy-two. 10The children of Area, six hundred fifty-two. 11The children of Phahath Moab of the children of Josue and Joab, two thousand eight hundred eighteen. 12The children of Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four. 13The children of Zethua, eight hundred forty-five. 14The children of Zachai, seven hundred sixty. 15The children of Bannui, six hundred forty-eight. 16The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty-eight. 17The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty-two. 18The children of Adonicam, six hundred sixty-seven. 19The children of Beguai, two thousand sixty-seven. 20The children of Adin, six hundred fifty-five. 21The children of Ater, children of Hezechias, ninety-eight. 22The children of Hasem, three hundred twenty-eight. 23The children of Besai, three hundred twenty-four. 24The children of Hareph, a hundred and twelve. 25The children of Gabaon, ninety-five. 26The children of Bethlehem, and Netupha, a hundred eighty-eight. 27The men of Anathoth, a hundred twenty-eight. 28The men of Bethazmoth, forty-two. 29The men of Cariathiarim, Cephira, end Beroth, seven hundred forty-three. 30The men of Rama and Geba, six hundred twenty-one. 31The men of Machmas, a hundred twenty-two. 32The men of Bethel and Hai, a hundred twenty-three. 33The men of the other Nebo, fifty-two. 34The men of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four. 35The children of Harem, three hundred and twenty. 36The children of Jericho, three hundred forty-Ave. 37The children of Led, of Hadid and One, seven hundred twenty-one. 38The children of Senaa, three thousand nine hundred thirty.
39The priests: the children of Idaia in the house of Josue, nine hundred and seventy-three. 40The children of Emmer, one thousand fifty-two. 4141The children of Phashur, one thousand two hundred forty-seven. 42The children of Arem, one thousand and seventeen. The Levites:
43The children of Josue and Cedmihel, the sons 44Of Oduia, seventy-four. The singing men: 45The children of Asaph, a hundred forty-eight.
The Temple Servants
46The porters: the children of Sellum, the children of Ater, the children of Telmon, the children of Accub, the children of Hatita, the children of Sobai: a hundred thirty-eight. 47The Nathinites: the children of Soha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tebbaoth, 48The children of Ceros, the children of Siaa, the children of Phadon, the children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the children of Selmai, 49The children of Hanan, the children of Geddel, the children of Gaher, 50The children of Raaia, the children of Rasin, the children of Necoda, 51The children of Gezem, the children of Asa, the children of Phasea, 52The children of Besai, the children of Munim, the children of Nephussim, 53The children of Bacbuc, the children of Hacupha, the children of Harhur, 54The children of Besloth, the children of Mahida, the children of Harsa, 55The children of Bercos, the children of Sisara, the children of Thema, 56The children of Nasia, the children of Hatipha,
Descendants of Solomon's Servants
57The children of the servants of Solomon, the children of Sothai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Pharida, 58The children of Jahala, the children of Darcon, the children of Jeddel, 59The children of Saphatia, the children of Hatil, the children of Phochereth, who was born of Sabaim, the son of Amon.
60All the Nathinites, and the children of the servants of Solomon, three hundred ninety-two.
61And these are they that came up from Telmela, Thelharsa, Cherub, Addon, and Emmer: and could not shew the house of their fathers, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel. 62The children of Dalaia, the children of Tobia, the children of Necoda, six hundred forty-two.
Priests who Could Not Find Their Pedigree
63And of the priests, the children of Habia, the children of Accos, the children of Berzellai, who took a wife of the daughters of Berzellai the Galaadite, and he was called by their name. 64These sought their writing in the re- cord, and found it not: and they were cast out of the priesthood. 65And Athersatha said to them, that they should not eat of the holies of holies, until there stood up a priest learned and skilful.
Accounting of People and Offerings
66All the multitude as it were one man, forty-two thousand three hundred sixty, 67Beside their menservants and womenservants, who were seven thousand three hundred thirty-seven: and among them singing men, and singing women, two hundred forty-five. 68Their horses, seven hundred thirty- six: their mules two hundred forty-five: 69Their camels, four hundred thirty- five, their asses, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
70And some of the heads of the families gave unto the work. Athersatha gave into the treasure a thousand drama of gold, fifty bowls, and five hundred and thirty garments for priests. 71And some of the heads of families gave to the treasure of the work, twenty thousand drama of gold, and two thousand two hundred pounds of silver. 72And that which the rest of the people gave, was twenty thousand drama of gold, and two thousand pounds of silver, and sixty-seven garments for priests.
73And the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singing men, and the rest of the common people, and the Nathinites, and all Israel dwelt in their cities.