Nehemiah 7 GNT

1 And now the wall had been rebuilt, the gates had all been put in place, and the Temple guards, the members of the sacred choir, and the other Levites had been assigned their work.
2 I put two men in charge of governing the city of Jerusalem: my brother Hanani and Hananiah, commanding officer of the fortress. Hananiah was a reliable and God-fearing man without equal.
3 I told them not to have the gates of Jerusalem opened in the morning until well after sunrise and to have them closed and barred before the guards went off duty at sunset. I also told them to appoint guards from among the people who lived in Jerusalem and to assign some of them to specific posts and others to patrol the area around their own houses.
4 Jerusalem was a large city, but not many people were living in it, and not many houses had been built yet.
5 God inspired me to assemble the people and their leaders and officials and to check their family records. I located the records of those who had first returned from captivity, and this is the information I found:
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

References for Nehemiah 7:65

    • 5 7:65 - 7.65 Ex 28.30; Dt 33.8.
    • m 7:65 - urim and thummim: [Two objects used by the priest to determine God's will; it is not known precisely how they were used.]
      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

      References for Nehemiah 7:73

        • 6 7:73 - 7.73 1 Ch 9.2; Ne 11.3.