Nehemiah 7
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1Now it happened, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed, 2that I put my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many. 3I said to them, "Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while they stand guard, let them shut the doors, and you bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, everyone in his watch, with everyone near his house." 4Now the city was wide and large; but the people were few in it, and the houses were not built.

5My God put into my heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy. I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up at the first, and I found written in it:

6These are the people of the province, who went up out of the captivity of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and who returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, everyone to his city; 7who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the children of Israel: 8The descendants of Parosh, two thousand one hundred seventy-two. 9The descendants of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy-two. 10The descendants of Arah, six hundred fifty-two. 11The descendants of Pahath-Moab, of the descendants of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred eighteen. 12The descendants of Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four. 13The descendants of Zattu, eight hundred forty-five. 14The descendants of Zaccai, seven hundred sixty. 15The descendants of Bani, six hundred forty-eight. 16The descendants of Bebai, six hundred twenty-eight. 17The descendants of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty-two. 18The descendants of Adonikam, six hundred sixty-seven. 19The descendants of Bigvai, two thousand sixty-seven. 20The descendants of Adin, six hundred fifty-five. 21The descendants of Ater, of Hezekiah, ninety-eight. 22The descendants of Hashum, three hundred Twenty-eight. 23The descendants of Bezai, three hundred twenty-four. 24The descendants of Hariph, one hundred twelve. 25The descendants of Gibbar, ninety-five. 26The men 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, Kephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three. 30The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one. 31The men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two. 32The men of Bethel and Ai, a hundred twenty-three. 33The men of the other Nebo, fifty-two. 34The descendants of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four. 35The descendants of Harim, three hundred twenty. 36The descendants of Jericho, three hundred forty-five. 37The descendants of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-one. 38The descendants of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred thirty.

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

43The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, of the descendants of Hodaviah, seventy-four. 44The singers: the descendants of Asaph, one hundred forty-eight. 45The gatekeepers: the descendants of Shallum, the descendants of Ater, the descendants of Talmon, the descendants of Akkub, the descendants of Hatita, the descendants of Shobai, one hundred thirty-eight.

46The Nethinim: the descendants of Ziha, the descendants of Hasupha, the descendants of Tabbaoth, 47the descendants of Keros, the descendants of Siaha, the descendants of Padon, 48the descendants of Lebana, the descendants of Hagaba, the descendants of Salmai, 49the descendants of Hanan, the descendants of Giddel, the descendants of Gahar, 50the descendants of Reaiah, the descendants of Rezin, the descendants of Nekoda, 51the descendants of Gazzam, the descendants of Uzza, the descendants of Paseah. 52The descendants of Besai, the descendants of Meunim, the descendants of Nephusim, 53the descendants of Bakbuk, the descendants of Hakupha, the descendants of Harhur, 54the descendants of Bazluth, the descendants of Mehida, the descendants of Harsha, 55the descendants of Barkos, the descendants of Sisera, the descendants of Temah, 56the descendants of Neziah, the descendants of Hatipha.

57The descendants of Solomon's servants: the descendants of Sotai, the descendants of Hassophereth, the descendants of Peruda, 58the descendants of Jaalah, the descendants of Darkon, the descendants of Giddel, 59the descendants of Shephatiah, the descendants of Hattil, the descendants of Pokereth Hazzebaim, the descendants of Amon.

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

61These were those who went up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not prove their ancestral houses, nor their descent, whether they were of Israel: 62The descendants of Delaiah, the descendants of Tobiah, the descendants of Nekoda, six hundred forty-two. 63Of the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, the descendants of Hakkoz, the descendants of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name. 64These searched for their genealogical records, but couldn't find them. Therefore were they deemed polluted and put from the priesthood. 65The governor said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, until there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

66The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred sixty, 67besides their male servants and their female servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty-seven: and they had two hundred forty-five singing men and singing women. 68Their horses were seven hundred thirty-six; their mules, two hundred forty-five; 69their camels, four hundred thirty-five; their donkeys, six thousand seven hundred twenty.

70Some from among the heads of ancestral houses gave to the work. The governor gave to the treasury one thousand darics of gold, fifty basins, and five hundred thirty priests' garments. 71Some of the heads of ancestral houses gave into the treasury of the work twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand two hundred minas of silver. 72That which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand minas of silver, and sixty-seven priests' garments.

73So the priests, and the Levites, and the gatekeepers, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinim, and all Israel, lived in their cities. When the seventh month had come, the children of Israel were in their cities.

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Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
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