Nehemiah 11
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Inhabitants of Jerusalem

1The leaders of the people who lived in Jerusalem, along with the rest of the people, decided to choose one out of ten of them by lot to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, leaving the other nine of them in their towns. 2And the people blessed all of the men who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.

3These are the leaders of the provinces who lived in Jerusalem. Some lived in the towns of Judah—each on their property in their respective towns—that is, the Israelis, the priests, the descendants of Levi, the Temple Servants, and the descendants of Solomon’s servants.

4Some of the descendants of Judah and Benjamin lived in Jerusalem.

From Judah’s Descendants:

Uzziah’s son Athaiah, who was the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel;

From Perez’s Descendants

5Baruch’s son Maaseiah, who was the son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of the Shilonite. 6All of the descendants of Perez who lived in Jerusalem numbereda 468 men of valor.

7These Benjamin’s Descendants:

Meshullam’s son Sallu, who was the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jeshaiah; 8and after him Gabbai and Sallai, numberingb 928

9Zichri’s son Joel was their overseer, and Hassenuah’s son Judah was in command of the second district of the city.

10From the Priests:

Joiarib’s son Jedaiah, Jachin, 11Hilkiah’s son Seraiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the administrator of the Temple of God. 12Their associates who performed the work of the Temple numberedc 822. Jeroham’s son Adaiah, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah, 13along with his associates, the leaders of the families,d numberede 242, along with Amashsai, the son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer, 14along with their relatives, 128 mighty, valiant men, and their overseer Zabdiel son of Haggedolim.

15From the descendants of Levi:

Shemaiah son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni, 16and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the leaders of the descendants of Levi who oversaw the exterior work of the Temple of God, 17and Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who led the thanksgiving prayer, and Bakbukiah, second among his relatives, and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun. 18All of the descendants of Levi in the holy city numberedf 284

19The Gatekeepers:

Akkub, Talmon, and their relatives, who kept watch at the gates, numberedg 172

Those who Lived Outside Jerusalem

20The rest of Israel—the priests and the descendants of Levi—lived in all the cities of Judah, each on his own property, 21but the Temple Servants lived on Ophel. Ziha and Gishpa oversaw the Temple Servants.

22The overseer of the descendants of Levi at Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica. Singers from the descendants of Asaph oversaw the work of the Temple of God. 23They were subject to the commands of the king, who provided for the singers daily. 24Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, a descendant of Zerah son of Judah, represented the kingh in all matters concerning the people.

Outlying Towns

25Now concerning the villages and their fields, some of the people of Judah lived in Kiriath-arba and its villages, in Dibon and its villages, in Jekabzeel and its villages, 26in Jeshua, in Moladah, and Beth-pelet, 27in Hazar-shual, in Beer-sheba and its villages, 28in Ziklag, in Meconah and its villages, 29in En-rimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth, 30in Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, and Azekah and its villages. They encamped from Beer-sheba to the Hinnom Valley.

31The descendants of Benjamin lived from Geba to Michmash, Aija, Bethel and its villages, 32Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, 33Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim, 34Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat, 35Lod, and Ono’s Craftsmen Valley, 36with some Levitical divisions of Judah pertaining to Benjamin.

a 11:6 The Heb. lacks numbered
b 11:8 The Heb. lacks numbering
c 11:12 The Heb. lacks numbered
d 11:13 Lit. fathers
e 11:13 The Heb. lacks numbered
f 11:18 The Heb. lacks numbered
g 11:19 The Heb. lacks numbered
h 11:24 Lit. Judah, was at the king’s hand

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