Nehemiah 7
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1After the wall had been completed and its doors installed, then the gatekeepers, singers, and descendants of Levi were appointed. 2I appointed my brother Hanani and fortress commander Hananiah to be over Jerusalem, since he was a faithful person who revered God more than many others did. 3I charged them, "Do not open the gates of Jerusalem until mid-day. Until then, let everyone stand watch, keeping the gates shut and locked. Appoint security watches from those who live in Jerusalem. Everyone should maintain his own watch near his house."

4Even though the city was large and spread out, not many people were living there and not many houses had been built.

5So my God gave me the idea to gather together the nobles, the officials, and the people so they could be registered according to their genealogies. I found a register of the original inhabitants in which there was recorded

6a list of descendants of the province of Judah who returned from captivity, from those who had been exiled by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. They had come back to Jerusalem and to Judah, each one to his town. 7They were coming with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah. Here is the enumeration of: The Men of Israel: 8Parosh's descendants: 2,172 9Shephatiah's descendants: 372 10Arah's descendants: 652 11Pahath-moab's descendants; that is, through Jeshua and Joab: 2,818 12Elam's descendants: 1,254 13Zattu's descendants: 845 14Zaccai's descendants: 760 15Binnui's descendants: 648 16Bebai's descendants: 628 17Azgad's descendants: 2,322 18Adonikam's descendants: 667 19Bigvai's descendants: 2,067 20Adin's descendants: 655 21Ater's descendants through Hezekiah: 98 22Hashum's descendants: 328 23Bezai's descendants: 324 24Hariph's descendants: 112 25Gibeon's descendants: 95 26People from Bethlehem and Netophah: 188 27People from Anathoth: 128 28People from Beth-azmaveth: 42 29People from Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth: 743 30People from Ramah and Geba: 621 31People from Michmas: 122 32People from Bethel and Ai: 123 33People from the other Nebo: 52 34The other Elam's descendants: 1,254 35Harim's descendants: 320 36Jericho's descendants: 345 37Descendants of Lod, Hadid, and Ono: 721 38Senaah's descendants: 3,930

39The Priests: Jedaiah's descendants from the household of Jeshua: 973 40Immer's descendants: 1,052 41Pashhur's descendants: 1,247 42Harim's descendants: 1,017

43The Descendants of Levi: Jeshua of Kadmiel's descendants: that is, Hodevah's descendants: 74 44The Singers: Asaph's descendants: 148 45The Gatekeepers: Shallum's descendants, Ater's descendants, Talmon's descendants, Akkub's descendants, Hatita's descendants, Shobai's descendants: 138

46The Temple Servants: Descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, and Tabbaoth. 47Descendants of Keros, Sia, and Padon. 48Descendants of Lebanah, Hagabah, and Shalmai. 49Descendants of Hanan, Giddel, and Gahar. 50Descendants of Reaiah, Rezin, and Nekoda. 51Descendants of Gazzam, Uzza, and Paseah. 52Descendants of Besai, Meunim, and Nephushesim, 53Descendants of Bakbuk, Hakupha, and Harhur. 54Descendants of Bazlith, Mehida, and Harsha. 55Descendants of Barkos, Sisera, and Temah. 56Descendants of Neziah and Hatipha.

57The Descendants of Solomon's Servants: Descendants of Sotai, Sophereth, and Perida, 58Descendants of Jaala, Darkon, and Giddel, 59Descendants of Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth-hazzebaim, and Ammon;

60All of the Temple Servants and descendants of Solomon's servants numbered 392.

61Here is a list of returnees from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, who could not prove their ancestry and lineage from Israel: 62Descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda: 642

63Of the Priests: Descendants of Habaiah, Koz, and Barzillai, who married one of the daughters of Barzillai from Gilead and took that name. 64These people searched for their ancestral records, but they couldn't be located. Accordingly, they were considered disqualified from the priesthood. 65The governor ordered them not to eat anything holy until a priest would be installed with Urim and Thummim.

66The entire assembly numbered 42,360, 67not including their 7,337 male and female servants. They had 245 men and women singers. 68 They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 69435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

70Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor contributed 1,000 gold drachmas to the treasury, along with 50 basins, and 530 priestly garments. 71Some of the heads of the families gave to the treasury 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,200 silver units for the work. 72The rest of the people gave 20,000 gold drachmas, 2,000 silver units , and 67 priestly garments.

73The priests, descendants of Levi, gatekeepers, singers, some of the people, the Temple Servants, and all the Israelis settled in their cities. Seven months later, the Israelis had settled in their own cities.

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