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Nehemiah 7:6-73 (Good News Translation w/ Apocrypha)

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6 Many of the exiles left the province of Babylon and returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own hometown. Their families had been living in exile in Babylonia ever since King Nebuchadnezzar had taken them there as prisoners. 7 Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Joshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah. 8 This is the list of the clans of Israel, with the number of those from each clan who returned from exile: Parosh - 2,172 9 Shephatiah - 372 10 Arah - 652 11 Pahath Moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab) - 2,818 12 Elam - 1,254 13 Zattu - 845 14 Zaccai - 760 15 Binnui - 648 16 Bebai - 628 17 Azgad - 2,322 18 Adonikam - 667 19 Bigvai - 2,067 20 Adin - 655 21 Ater (also called Hezekiah) - 98 22 Hashum - 328 23 Bezai - 324 24 Hariph - 112 25 Gibeon - 95 26 People whose ancestors had lived in the following towns also returned: Bethlehem and Netophah - 188 27 Anathoth - 128 28 Beth Azmaveth - 42 29 Kiriath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth - 743 30 Ramah and Geba - 621 31 Michmash - 122 32 Bethel and Ai - 123 33 The other Nebo - 52 34 The other Elam - 1,254 35 Harim - 320 36 Jericho - 345 37 Lod, Hadid, and Ono - 721 38 Senaah - 3,930 39 This is the list of the priestly clans that returned from exile: Jedaiah (descendants of Jeshua) - 973 40 Immer - 1,052 41 Pashhur - 1,247 42 Harim - 1,017 43 Clans of Levites who returned from exile: Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah) - 74 44 Temple musicians (descendants of Asaph) - 148 45 Temple guards (descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai) - 138 46 Clans of temple workmen who returned from exile: Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth, 47 Keros, Sia, Padon, 48 Lebana, Hagaba, Shalmai, 49 Hanan, Giddel, Gahar, 50 Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda, 51 Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah, 52 Besai, Meunim, Nephushesim, 53 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur, 54 Bazlith, Mehida, Harsha, 55 Barkos, Sisera, Temah, 56 Neziah, and Hatipha. 57 Clans of Solomon's servants who returned from exile: Sotai, Sophereth, Perida, 58 Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel, 59 Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth Hazzebaim, and Amon. 60 The total number of descendants of the temple workmen and of Solomon's servants who returned from exile was 392. 61 There were 642 belonging to the clans of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda who returned from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer; 62 but they could not prove that they were descendants of Israelites. 63 The following priestly clans could find no record to prove their ancestry: Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai. (The ancestor of the priestly clan of Barzillai had married a woman from the clan of Barzillai of Gilead and taken the name of his father-in-law's clan.) 64 Since they were unable to prove who their ancestors were, they were not accepted as priests. 65 The Jewish governor told them that they could not eat the food offered to God until there was a priest who could use the Urim and Thummim. a 1 66 Total number of exiles who returned - 42,360 Their male and female servants - 7,337 67 Male and female musicians - 245 68 Horses - 736, Mules - 245 69 Camels - 435, Donkeys - 6,720 70 Many of the people contributed to help pay the cost of restoring the Temple: The governor 8 kilogrammes of gold, 50 ceremonial bowls, 530 robes for priests 71 eads of clans 168 kilogrammes of gold, 1,250 kilogrammes of silver, 72 he rest of the people 168 kilogrammes of gold, 140 kilogrammes of silver, 67 robes for priests 73 The priests, the Levites, the temple guards, the musicians, many of the ordinary people, the temple workmen - all the people of Israel - settled in the towns and cities of Judah. 2
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