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The book of Nehemiah, chapter 7, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 7

New English Translation

   1 When the wall had been rebuilt and I had positioned the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed, 2 I then put in charge over Jerusalem my brother Hanani and Hananiah the chief of the citadel, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many do. 3 I said to them, "The gates of Jerusalem must not be opened in the early morning, until those who are standing guard close the doors and lock them. Position residents of Jerusalem as guards, some at their guard stations and some near their homes." 4 Now the city was spread out and large, and there were not a lot of people in it. At that time houses had not been rebuilt. 5 My God placed it on my heart to gather the leaders, the officials, and the ordinary people so they could be enrolled on the basis of genealogy. I found the genealogical records of those who had formerly returned. Here is what I found written in that record:
   6 These are the people of the province who returned from the captivity of the exiles, whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had forced into exile. They returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, each to his own city. 7 They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah. The number of Israelite men was as follows:
   8 the descendants of Parosh, 2, 172;
   9 the descendants of Shephatiah, 372;
   10 the descendants of Arah, 652;
   11 the descendants of Pahath-Moab (from the line of Jeshua and Joab), 2, 818;
   12 the descendants of Elam, 1, 254;
   13 the descendants of Zattu, 845;
   14 the descendants of Zaccai, 760;
   15 the descendants of Binnui, 648;
   16 the descendants of Bebai, 628;
   17 the descendants of Azgad, 2, 322;
   18 the descendants of Adonikam, 667;
   19 the descendants of Bigvai, 2, 067;
   20 the descendants of Adin, 655;
   21 the descendants of Ater (through Hezekiah), 98;
   22 the descendants of Hashum, 328;
   23 the descendants of Bezai, 324;
   24 the descendants of Harif, 112;
   25 the descendants of Gibeon, 95;
   26 The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, 188;
   27 the men of Anathoth, 128;
   28 the men of the family of Azmaveth, 42;
   29 the men of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth, 743;
   30 the men of Ramah and Geba, 621;
   31 the men of Micmash, 122;
   32 the men of Bethel and Ai, 123;
   33 the men of the other Nebo, 52;
   34 the descendants of the other Elam, 1, 254;
   35 the descendants of Harim, 320;
   36 the descendants of Jericho, 345;
   37 the descendants of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 721;
   38 the descendants of Senaah, 3, 930.
   39 The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua), 973;
   40 the descendants of Immer, 1, 052;
   41 the descendants of Pashhur, 1, 247;
   42 the descendants of Harim, 1, 017.
   43 The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua (through Kadmiel, through the line of Hodaviah), 74.
   44 The singers: the descendants of Asaph, 148.
   45 The gatekeepers: the descendants of Shallum, the descendants of Ater, the descendants of Talmon, the descendants of Akkub, the descendants of Hatita, and the descendants of Shobai, 138.
   46 The temple servants: the descendants of Ziha, the descendants of Hasupha, the descendants of Tabbaoth, 47 the descendants of Keros, the descendants of Sia, the descendants of Padon, 48 the descendants of Lebanah, the descendants of Hagabah, the descendants of Shalmai, 49 the descendants of Hanan, the descendants of Giddel, the descendants of Gahar, 50 the descendants of Reaiah, the descendants of Rezin, the descendants of Nekoda, 51 the descendants of Gazzam, the descendants of Uzzah, the descendants of Paseah, 52 the descendants of Besai, the descendants of Meunim, the descendants of Nephussim, 53 the descendants of Bakbuk, the descendants of Hakupha, the descendants of Harhur, 54 the descendants of Bazluth, the descendants of Mehida, the descendants of Harsha, 55 the descendants of Barkos, the descendants of Sisera, the descendants of Temah, 56 the descendants of Neziah, the descendants of Hatipha.
   57 The descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of Sotai, the descendants of Sophereth, the descendants of Perida, 58 the descendants of Jaala, the descendants of Darkon, the descendants of Giddel, 59 the descendants of Shephatiah, the descendants of Hattil, the descendants of Pokereth-Hazzebaim, and the descendants of Amon.
   60 All the temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon, 392.
   61 These are the ones who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon, and Immer (although they were unable to certify their family connection or their ancestry, as to whether they were really from Israel):
   62 the descendants of Delaiah, the descendants of Tobiah, and the descendants of Nekoda, 642.
   63 And from among the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, the descendants of Hakkoz, and the descendants of Barzillai (who had married a woman from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name). 64 They searched for their records in the genealogical materials, but none were found. They were therefore excluded from the priesthood. 65 The governor instructed them not to eat any of the sacred food until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim.
   66 The entire group numbered 42, 360, 67 not counting their 7, 337 male and female servants. They also had 245 male and female singers. 68 They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 69 (7:68) 435 camels, and 6, 720 donkeys. 70 Some of the family leaders contributed to the work. The governor contributed to the treasury 1, 000 gold drachmas, 50 bowls, and 530 priestly garments. 71 Some of the family leaders gave to the project treasury 20, 000 gold drachmas and 2, 200 silver minas. 72 What the rest of the people gave amounted to 20, 000 gold drachmas, 2, 000 silver minas, and 67 priestly garments.
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   73 The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and all the rest of Israel lived in their cities. When the seventh month arrived and the Israelites were settled in their cities,

King James Version

   1 Now 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,
   2 That 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.
   3 And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun 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.
   4 Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.
   5 ¶ And my God put into mine heart to gather together 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 which came up at the first, and found written therein,
   6 These 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 unto his city;
   7 Who 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;
   8 The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and two.
   9 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two.
   10 The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two.
   11 The children of Pahath-moab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand and eight hundred and eighteen.
   12 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
   13 The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five.
   14 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore.
   15 The children of Binnui, six hundred forty and eight.
   16 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and eight.
   17 The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty and two.
   18 The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and seven.
   19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and seven.
   20 The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five.
   21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight.
   22 The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight.
   23 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and four.
   24 The children of Hariph, an hundred and twelve.
   25 The children of Gibeon, ninety and five.
   26 The men of Beth-lehem and Netophah, an hundred fourscore and eight.
   27 The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.
   28 The men of Beth-azmaveth, forty and two.
   29 The men of Kirjath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty and three.
   30 The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty and one.
   31 The men of Michmas, an hundred and twenty and two.
   32 The men of Beth-el and Ai, an hundred twenty and three.
   33 The men of the other Nebo, fifty and two.
   34 The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
   35 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
   36 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.
   37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and one.
   38 The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
   39 ¶ The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.
   40 The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two.
   41 The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven.
   42 The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
   43 ¶ The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and of the children of Hodevah, seventy and four.
   44 ¶ The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight.
   45 ¶ The 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, an hundred thirty and eight.
   46 ¶ The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hashupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
   47 The children of Keros, the children of Sia, the children of Padon,
   48 The children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the children of Shalmai,
   49 The children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar,
   50 The children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda,
   51 The children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Phaseah,
   52 The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephishesim,
   53 The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,
   54 The children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,
   55 The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Tamah,
   56 The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
   57 The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida,
   58 The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
   59 The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Amon.
   60 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.
   61 And these were they which went up also from Tel-melah, Tel-haresha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not shew their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel.
   62 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred forty and two.
   63 ¶ And of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after their name.
   64 These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.
   65 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.
   66 ¶ The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,
   67 Beside their manservants and their maidservants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and they had two hundred forty and five singing men and singing women.
   68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and five:
   69 Their camels, four hundred thirty and five: six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses.
   70 ¶ And some of the chief of the fathers gave unto the work. The Tirshatha gave to the treasure a thousand drams of gold, fifty basons, five hundred and thirty priests' garments.
   71 And 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 pound of silver.
   72 And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pound of silver, and threescore and seven priests' garments.
   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.

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