Nehemiah 7
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1NOW, when the wall was built and the doorposts were set up and the doors were completed and the ministers and the Levites were appointed, 2I gave orders to my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the palace and of Jerusalem, for he was an upright man and feared God and turned away from evil; 3And I said to them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is high; and while the sun is still shining, let them shut the doors and bar them and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every man in his watch, and every one to be opposite his own house.

4Now the city was large and wide; but there were few people in it, and their houses were not built.

5And my God put it into my heart, and I gathered together the nobles and the rulers of the people according to their genealogy. And I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up at the first, and I found that the names were written therein,

6These are the people of the province who went up out of the captivity, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away and who returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one to his city; 7Those who came up with Zerubbabel: Joshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamael, Mordecai, Belshan, Mespereth, Bigvai, Nahum, and Baanah. The number of men of the people of Israel was this: 8The descendants of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two. 9The descendants of Shephatiah, three thousand and seventy-two. 10The descendants of Arah, six hundred and fifty-two. 11The descendants of Shultan-moab, of the descendants of Joshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen. 12The descendants of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four. 13The descendants of Zattu, eight hundred and fifty-five. 14The descendants of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty. 15The descendants of Bani, six hundred and forty-eight. 16The descendants of Bachi, six hundred and twenty-eight. 17The descendants of Azgar, two thousand three hundred and twenty-two. 18The descendants of Arhikom, six hundred and sixty-seven. 19The descendants of Bigvai, two thousand and sixty-seven. 20The descendants of Adon, six hundred and fifty-five. 21The descendants of Ater, of Hezekiah, ninety-eight. 22The descendants of Hashum, three hundred and twenty-eight. 23The descendants of Bezel, three hundred and twenty-four. 24The descendants of Horam, one hundred and twelve. 25The descendants of Gibeon, ninety-five. 26The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred and eighty-eight? 27The men of Anathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight. 28The men of Beth-ramoth, forty-two. 29The men of Beth-naarin, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three. 30The men of Geba and Ramtha, seven hundred and twenty-one. 31The men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two. 32The men of Beth-el and Ai, one hundred and twenty-three. 33The men of Nebo, fifty-two. 34The descendants of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four. 35The descendants of Harem, three hundred and twenty. 36The descendants of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five. 37The descendants of Lod, Hadir, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-one. 38The descendants of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.

39The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah, of the house of Joshua, nine hundred and seventy-three. 40The descendants of Immer, one thousand and fifty-two. 41The descendants of Pashur, one thousand two hundred and forty-seven. 42The descendants of Hadom, one thousand and seventeen.

43The Levites: the descendants of Joshua, of Kadmiel, and of the descendants of Hodiah, seventy-four. 44The singers: the descendants of Asaph, one hundred and forty-eight. 45The porters: the descendants of Shallum, the descendants of Ater, the descendants of Altman, the descendants of Akkub, the descendants of Hatita, the descendants of Shobai, one hundred and thirty-eight.

46The Nethanites: the descendants of Azha, the descendants of Hashupha, the descendants of Tabboath. 47The descendants of Keros, the descendants of Sia, the descendants of Paron. 48The descendants of Lebana, the descendants of Hagabah, the descendants of Shalmai. 49The descendants of Hanan, the descendants of Ada, the descendants of Hagar. 50The descendants of Ana, the descendants of Dizon, the descendants of Deborah. 51The descendants of Gazzam, the descendants of Uzza, the descendants of Phaseah. 52The descendants of Besai, the descendants of Methanim, the descendants of Nephusin. 53The descendants of Bakbuk, the descendants of Hakupha, the descendants of Harhur. 54The descendants of Bazlith, the descendants of Mehadia, the descendants of Harsha. 55The descendants of Bezuk, the descendants of Sisera, the descendants of Tamah. 56The descendants of Neziah, the descendants of Hatopha.

57The descendants of Solomon's servants: the descendants of Sotai, the descendants of Sophereth, the descendants of Perida. 58The descendants of Jaala, the descendants of Daron, the descendants of Giddel. 59The descendants of Shephatiah, the descendants of Hattil, the descendants of Bachrut, the descendants of Zobin, the descendants of Amon.

60All Nethanites and descendants of Solomon's servants were three hundred and ninety-two.

61These were those who came up from Tel-milkha to Tel-ava and Kerob, and they spoke, but they could not show their father's genealogy nor their descent, whether they were of Israel. 62The descendants of Banai, the descendants of Delaiah, the descendants of Tobiah, the descendants of Zekora, six hundred and forty-two.

63And of the priests: the descendants of Hananiah, the descendants of Koz, the descendants of Barzillai, who took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife and was called after their name. 64These sought their register among those who were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found; therefore they were barred from the priesthood. 65And the elders of the priests said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things until there should rise a high priest who would make an inquiry and see about the matter.

66The whole congregation together was forty-two thousand four hundred and seventy. 67Besides their menservants and their maidservants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and thirty-three; and they had two hundred and forty-five attendants, male and female. 68Their camels were four hundred and thirty-five; 69Their asses six thousand seven hundred and twenty.

70And some of the chiefs of the fathers gave to the work of the temple. The elders among the priests gave to the treasury a thousand drams of gold, fifty bowls, five hundred and thirty priests' garments. 71And some of the chiefs of the fathers gave to the treasury for the work twenty thousand drams of gold and two thousand and two hundred pounds of silver. 72And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold and two thousand pounds of silver and sixty-seven priests' garments.

73So the priests and the Levites and the porters and the attendants and some of the people and the Nethanites and all Israel returned to their own cities; and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

Nehemiah 6
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