Nehemiah 7
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1When the wall had been rebuilt and I had the doors installed, the gatekeepers, singers, and Levites were appointed. 2Then I put my brother Hanani in charge of Jerusalem, along with Hananiah, commander of the fortress, because he was a faithful man who feared God more than most. 3I said to them, "Do not open the gates of Jerusalem until the sun is hot, and let the doors be shut and securely fastened while the guards are on duty. Station the citizens of Jerusalem as guards, some at their posts and some at their homes."

4The city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and no houses had been built yet.

5Then my God put it into my mind to assemble the nobles, the officials, and the people to be registered by genealogy. I found the genealogical record of those who came back first, and I found the following written in it:

6These are the people of the province who went up among the captive exiles deported by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Each of them returned to Jerusalem and Judah, to his own town. 7They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah. The number of the Israelite men included: 8Parosh's descendants2,172 9Shephatiah's descendants372 10Arah's descendants652 11Pahath-moab's descendants: Jeshua's and Joab's descendants2,818 12Elam's descendants1,254 13Zattu's descendants845 14Zaccai's descendants760 15Binnui's descendants648 16Bebai's descendants628 17Azgad's descendants2,322 18Adonikam's descendants667 19Bigvai's descendants2,067 20Adin's descendants655 21Ater's descendants: of Hezekiah98 22Hashum's descendants328 23Bezai's descendants324 24Hariph's descendants112 25Gibeon's descendants95 26Bethlehem's and Netophah's men188 27Anathoth's men128 28Beth-azmaveth's men42 29Kiriath-jearim's, Chephirah's, and Beeroth's men743 30Ramah's and Geba's men621 31Michmas's men122 32Bethel's and Ai's men123 33the other Nebo's men52 34the other Elam's people1,254 35Harim's people320 36Jericho's people345 37Lod's, Hadid's, and Ono's people721 38Senaah's people3,930.

39The priests included: Jedaiah's descendants of the house of Jeshua973 40Immer's descendants1,052 41Pashhur's descendants1,247 42Harim's descendants1,017.

43The Levites included: Jeshua's descendants: of Kadmiel Hodevah's descendants74. 44The singers included: Asaph's descendants148. 45The gatekeepers included: Shallum's descendants, Ater's descendants, Talmon's descendants, Akkub's descendants, Hatita's descendants, Shobai's descendants138.

46The temple servants included: Ziha's descendants, Hasupha's descendants, Tabbaoth's descendants, 47Keros's descendants, Sia's descendants, Padon's descendants, 48Lebanah's descendants, Hagabah's descendants, Shalmai's descendants, 49Hanan's descendants, Giddel's descendants, Gahar's descendants, 50Reaiah's descendants, Rezin's descendants, Nekoda's descendants, 51Gazzam's descendants, Uzza's descendants, Paseah's descendants, 52Besai's descendants, Meunim's descendants, Nephishesim's descendants, 53Bakbuk's descendants, Hakupha's descendants, Harhur's descendants, 54Bazlith's descendants, Mehida's descendants, Harsha's descendants, 55Barkos's descendants, Sisera's descendants, Temah's descendants, 56Neziah's descendants, Hatipha's descendants.

57The descendants of Solomon's servants included: Sotai's descendants, Sophereth's descendants, Perida's descendants, 58Jaala's descendants, Darkon's descendants, Giddel's descendants, 59Shephatiah's descendants, Hattil's descendants, Pochereth-hazzebaim's descendants, Amon's descendants.

60All the temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants392.

61The following are those who came from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer, but were unable to prove that their families and ancestors were Israelite: 62Delaiah's descendants, Tobiah's descendants, and Nekoda's descendants642

63and from the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, the descendants of Hakkoz, and the descendants of Barzillai--who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by their name. 64These searched for their entries in the genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified from the priesthood. 65The governor ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim.

66The whole combined assembly numbered42,360 67not including their 7,337 male and female slaves, as well as their 245 male and female singers. 68They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 69 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

70Some of the family leaders gave to the project. The governor gave 1,000 gold coins, 50 bowls, and 530 priestly garments to the treasury. 71Some of the family leaders gave 20,000 gold coins and 2,200 silver minas to the treasury for the project. 72The rest of the people gave 20,000 gold coins, 2,000 silver minas, and 67 priestly garments.

73So the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, temple singers, some of the people, temple servants, and all Israel settled in their towns. When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns,

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