1 Chronicles 9:2
New International Version
Now the first to resettle on their own property in their own towns were some Israelites, priests, Levites and temple servants.

New Living Translation
The first of the exiles to return to their property in their former towns were priests, Levites, Temple servants, and other Israelites.

English Standard Version
Now the first to dwell again in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants.

Berean Study Bible
Now the first to resettle their own property in their cities were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.

New American Standard Bible
Now the first who lived in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites and the temple servants.

King James Bible
Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.

Christian Standard Bible
The first to live in their towns on their own property again were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.

Contemporary English Version
And the first people to return to their towns included priests, Levites, temple workers, and other Israelites.

Good News Translation
The first to return to their property in the cities included Israelite citizens, priests, Levites, and Temple workers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The first to live in their towns on their own property again were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.

International Standard Version
The first to settle on their own property in their own towns of Israel were priests, descendants of Levi, and the Temple Servants.

NET Bible
The first to resettle on their property and in their cities were some Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.

New Heart English Bible
Now the first inhabitants who lived in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The first to settle again on their property in their own cities were [some] Israelites, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, Israelites, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim.

New American Standard 1977
Now the first who lived in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites and the temple servants.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were thus of Israel, as of the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.

King James 2000 Bible
Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinim.

American King James Version
Now the first inhabitants that dwelled in their possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.

American Standard Version
Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they that dwelt before in their possessions in the cities of Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the appointed ones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the first that dwelt in their possessions, and in their cities, were the Israelites, and the priests, and the Levites, and the Nathineans.

Darby Bible Translation
And the inhabitants that were first in their possessions in their cities were the Israelites, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim.

English Revised Version
Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.

World English Bible
Now the first inhabitants who lived in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim.

Young's Literal Translation
And the first inhabitants, who are in their possession, in their cities, of Israel, are the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim.
Study Bible
The People of Jerusalem
1So all Israel was recorded in the genealogies written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. But Judah was exiled to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness. 2Now the first to resettle their own property in their cities were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants. 3These were some of the descendants of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh who lived in Jerusalem:…
Cross References
Ezra 2:43
The temple servants: the descendants of Ziha, the descendants of Hasupha, the descendants of Tabbaoth,

Ezra 2:58
The temple servants and descendants of the servants of Solomon numbered 392 in all.

Ezra 2:70
So the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants, along with some of the people, settled in their own towns; and the rest of the Israelites settled in their towns.

Ezra 8:20
They also brought 220 of the temple servants. (David and the officials had appointed the temple servants to assist the Levites.) All of them were designated by name.

Nehemiah 7:73
So the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, and temple servants, along with some of the people and the rest of the Israelites, settled in their own towns. And by the seventh month the Israelites had settled in their towns.

Nehemiah 11:3
These are the heads of the provinces who settled in Jerusalem (but in the villages of Judah each lived on his own property in their towns--the Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants, and descendants of Solomon's servants--

Treasury of Scripture

Now the first inhabitants that dwelled in their possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.

A.

Ezra 2:70
So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.

Nehemiah 7:73
So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities; and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.

Nehemiah 11:3
Now these are the chief of the province that dwelt in Jerusalem: but in the cities of Judah dwelt every one in his possession in their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants.

the Nethinims

Joshua 9:21-27
And the princes said unto them, Let them live; but let them be hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation; as the princes had promised them…

Ezra 2:43,58
The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth, …

Ezra 8:20
Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.







Lexicon
Now the first
הָרִ֣אשֹׁנִ֔ים (hā·ri·šō·nîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7223: First, in place, time, rank

to resettle
וְהַיּוֹשְׁבִים֙ (wə·hay·yō·wō·šə·ḇîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

their own property
בַּאֲחֻזָּתָ֖ם (ba·’ă·ḥuz·zā·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 272: Something seized, a possession

in their cities
בְּעָרֵיהֶ֑ם (bə·‘ā·rê·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

were Israelites,
יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

priests,
הַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

Levites,
הַלְוִיִּ֖ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

and temple servants.
וְהַנְּתִינִֽים׃ (wə·han·nə·ṯî·nîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5411: The Nethinim, Temple-servants
Verse 2. - Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions, in their cities. Authorities are very divided as to whether this expression describes inhabitants of the land before the Captivity or subsequent to it. Almost all the older authorities, and Keil amongst those of more modern date, take the former position; Movers, Bertheau, and others take the latter, as also Canon Rawlinson ('Speaker's Commentary,' 3:157, 211). It must be admitted that there is some obscurity, and which accounts for the contrariety of opinion. But obscurity and contrariety notwithstanding, a comparison of vers. 2 and 3 with Nehemiah 11:1-4: produces two impressions almost irresistible, viz. that the difficulty is occasioned by some comparatively slight corruption or mutilation in our ver. 2; and that, whatever the reference is in Nehemiah 11:1-4 (and there is no ambiguity there), that it is in the present passage. The fourfold classification intends the Israel people (Isaiah 24:2; Hosea 4:9), the priests, the Levites, the Nethinims, i.e. those given as helpers of the priests, bond-men of the temple (Numbers 8:18, 19; Numbers 31:47; Ezra 2:40-48; Ezra 8:17, 20). Not before the time of the return does the name Nethinim seem to have crystallized upon this class of helpers, the explanation of which may possibly be that their numbers and their services then became so much more necessary. To this classification is added in Nehemiah 11:3, "And the children of Solomon's servants" (Ezra 2:55). 9:1-44 Genealogies. - This chapter expresses that one end of recording all these genealogies was, to direct the Jews, when they returned out of captivity, with whom to unite, and where to reside. Here is an account of the good state into which the affairs of religion were put, on the return from Babylon. Every one knew his charge. Work is likely to be done well when every one knows the duty of his place, and makes a business of it. God is the God of order. Thus was the temple a figure of the heavenly one, where they rest not day nor night from praising God, Re 4:8. Blessed be His name, believers there shall, not in turn, but all together, without interruption, praise him night and day: may the Lord make each of us fit for the inheritance of the saints in light.
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