Nehemiah  7

  1. After the wall had been rebuilt and I had set the doors in place, the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed.
  2. I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel, because he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most men do.
  3. I said to them, "The gates of Jerusalem are not to be opened until the sun is hot. While the gatekeepers are still on duty, have them shut the doors and bar them. Also appoint residents of Jerusalem as guards, some at their posts and some near their own houses."
  4. Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt.
  5. So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the common people for registration by families. I found the genealogical record of those who had been the first to return. This is what I found written there:
  6. These are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town,
  7. in company with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Neemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Neum and Baanah): The list of the men of Israel:
  8. the descendants of Parosh 2,172
  9. of Shephatiah 372
  10. of Arah 652
  11. of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab) 2,818
  12. of Elam 1,254
  13. of Zattu 845
  14. of Zaccai 760
  15. of Binnui 648
  16. of Bebai 628
  17. of Azgad 2,322
  18. of Adonikam 667
  19. of Bigvai 2,067
  20. of Adin 655
  21. of Ater (through Hezekiah) 98
  22. of Hashum 328
  23. of Bezai 324
  24. of Hariph 112
  25. of Gibeon 95
  26. the men of Bethlehem and Netophah 188
  27. of Anathoth 128
  28. of Beth Azmaveth 42
  29. of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth 743
  30. of Ramah and Geba 621
  31. of Micmash 122
  32. of Bethel and Ai 123
  33. of the other Nebo 52
  34. of the other Elam 1,254
  35. of Harim 320
  36. of Jericho 345
  37. of Lod, Hadid and Ono 721
  38. of Senaah 3,0930
  39. The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua) 973
  40. of Immer 1,052
  41. of Pashhur 1,247
  42. of Harim 1,017
  43. The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua (through Kadmiel through the line of Hodaviah) 74
  44. The singers: the descendants of Asaph 148
  45. The gatekeepers: the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita and Shobai 138
  46. The temple servants: the descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
  47. Keros, Sia, Padon,
  48. Lebana, Hagaba, Shalmai,
  49. Hanan, Giddel, Gahar,
  50. Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda,
  51. Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah,
  52. Besai, Meunim, Nephussim,
  53. Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
  54. Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
  55. Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
  56. Neziah and Hatipha
  57. The descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of Sotai, Sophereth, Perida,
  58. Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,
  59. Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-Hazzebaim and Amon
  60. The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon 392
  61. The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel:
  62. the descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda 642
  63. And from among the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai (a man who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name).
  64. These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.
  65. The governor, therefore, ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there should be a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.
  66. The whole company numbered 42,360,
  67. besides their 7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 245 men and women singers.
  68. There were 736 horses, 245 mules,
  69. 435 camels and 6,720 donkeys.
  70. Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 drachmas of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests.
  71. Some of the heads of the families gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 drachmas of gold and 2,200 minas of silver.
  72. The total given by the rest of the people was 20,000 drachmas of gold, 2,000 minas of silver and 67 garments for priests.
  73. The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers and the temple servants, along with certain of the people and the rest of the Israelites, settled in their own towns. When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns,

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