Webster Bible Translation
Securing the City
1Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed, 2That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many. 3And I said to them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun shall be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one to be over against his house.
Census of First Returned Exiles
4Now the city was large and great: but the people in it were few, and the houses were not built.
5And my God put into my heart to assemble the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of them who came up at the first, and found written in it,
6These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one to his city; 7Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number, I say, of the men of the people of Israel was this; 8The children of Parosh, two thousand a hundred and seventy two. 9The children of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy two. 10The children of Arah, six hundred and fifty two. 11The children of Pahath-moab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand and eight hundred and eighteen. 12The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred and fifty four. 13The children of Zattu, eight hundred and forty five. 14The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty. 15The children of Binnui, six hundred and forty eight. 16The children of Bebai, six hundred and twenty eight. 17The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred and twenty two. 18The children of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty seven. 19The children of Bigvai, two thousand and sixty seven. 20The children of Adin, six hundred and fifty five. 21The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety eight. 22The children of Hashum, three hundred and twenty eight. 23The children of Bezai, three hundred and twenty four. 24The children of Hariph, a hundred and twelve. 25The children of Gibeon, ninety five. 26The men of Beth-lehem and Netophah, a hundred and eighty eight. 27The men of Anathoth, a hundred and twenty eight. 28The men of Beth-azmaveth, forty two. 29The men of Kirjath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty three. 30The men of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred and twenty one. 31The men of Michmas, a hundred and twenty two. 32The men of Beth-el and Ai, a hundred and twenty three. 33The men of the other Nebo, fifty two. 34The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred and fifty four. 35The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty. 36The children of Jericho, three hundred and forty five. 37The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty one. 38The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
39The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy three. 40The children of Immer, a thousand and fifty two. 41The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred and forty seven. 42The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
43The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and of the children of Hodevah, seventy four. 44The singers: the children of Asaph, a hundred and forty eight. 45The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, a hundred and thirty eight.
The Temple Servants
46The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hashupha, the children of Tabbaoth, 47The children of Keros, the children of Sia, the children of Padon, 48The children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the children of Shalmai, 49The children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, 50The children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, 51The children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Phaseah, 52The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephishesim, 53The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur, 54The children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha, 55The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Tamah, 56The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
Descendants of Solomon's Servants
57The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida, 58The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel, 59The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Amon.
60All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred and ninety two.
61And these were they who went up also from Tel-mela, Tel-haresha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not show their fathers house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel. 62The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred and forty two.
Priests who Could Not Find Their Pedigree
63And of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, who took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite for a wife, and was called after their name. 64These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood. 65And the Tirshatha said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there should stand up a priest with Urim and Thummim.
Accounting of People and Offerings
66The whole congregation together was forty two thousand three hundred and sixty. 67Besides their man-servants and their maid-servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and thirty seven: and they had two hundred and forty five singing-men and singing-women. 68Their horses, seven hundred and thirty six: their mules, two hundred and forty five: 69Their camels, four hundred and thirty five: six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses.
70And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the work. The Tirshatha gave to the treasure a thousand drams of gold, fifty basins, five hundred and thirty priests' garments. 71And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the treasure of the work, twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand and two hundred pounds of silver. 72And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pounds of silver, and sixty seven priests' garments.
73So 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.