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Nehemiah 7 (Lexham English Bible)

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1 Now when the wall had been built and I had erected the doors and appointed the gatekeepers, singers, and the Levites, 2 I gave command over Jerusalem to my brother Hanani and Hananiah the commander of the citadel. For he was a faithful man and feared God more than many. 3 I said to them, "Do not open the gates of Jerusalem until the sun is hot. While they are standing guard let them shut and fasten the doors. And appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, one at his post and another opposite his house." 4 The city [was] widespread and large, but the people in it were few and no houses were rebuilt.

Lists of the Exiles Who Returned

5 Then my God put into my heart to assemble the nobles, the prefects, and the people to be enrolled. I found the book of the genealogy of those who first came back, and I found [this] written upon it: 6 These are the people of the province who came up from captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried into exile. They returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, each one to his city. 7 These came with Zerubbabel, Joshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel: 8 the descendantsa of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two. 9 The descendantsb of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy-two. 10 The descendantsc of Arah, six hundred and fifty-two. 11 The descendantsd of Pahath-Moab, of the descendantse of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen. 12 The descendantsf of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four. 13 The descendantsg of Zattu, eight hundred and forty-five. 14 The descendantsh of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty. 15 The descendantsi of Binnui, six hundred and forty-eight. 16 The descendantsj of Bebai, six hundred and twenty-eight. 17 The descendantsk of Azgad, two thousand three hundred and twenty-two. 18 The descendantsl of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-seven. 19 The descendantsm of Bigvai, two thousand and sixty-seven. 20 The descendantsn of Adin, six hundred and fifty-five. 21 The descendantso of Ater, [namely] of Hezekiah, ninety-eight. 22 The descendantsp of Hashum, three hundred and twenty-eight. 23 The descendantsq of Bezai, three hundred and twenty-four. 24 The descendantsr of Hariph, one hundred and twelve. 25 The descendantss of Gibeon, ninety-five. 26 The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred and eighty-eight. 27 The men of Anathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight. 28 The men of Beth-azmaveth, forty-two. 29 The men of Kiriath-Jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three. 30 The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one. 31 The men of Micmash, one hundred and twenty-two. 32 The men of Bethel and Ai, one hundred and twenty-three. 33 The men of the other Nebo, fifty-two. 34 The peoplet of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four. 35 The peopleu of Harim, three hundred and twenty. 36 The peoplev of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five. 37 The peoplew of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-one. 38 The peoplex of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty. 39 The priests: The descendantsy of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three. 40 The descendantsz of Immer, one thousand and fifty-two. 41 The descendantsaa of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred and forty-seven. 42 The descendantsbb of Harim, one thousand and seventeen. 43 The Levites: the descendantscc of Jeshua, [namely] of Kadmiel of the descendantsdd of Hodaviah, seventy-four. 44 The singers: the descendantsee of Asaph, one hundred and forty-eight. 45 The gatekeepers: the descendantsff of Shallum, the descendantsgg of Ater, the descendantshh of Talmon, the descendantsii of Akkub, the descendantsjj of Hatita, the descendantskk of Shobai, one hundred and thirty-eight. 46 The temple servants: the descendantsll of Ziha, the descendantsmm of Hasupha, the descendantsnn of Tabbaoth, 47 the descendantsoo of Keros, the descendantspp of Siaha, the descendantsqq of Padon, 48 the descendantsrr of Lebanah, the descendantsss of Hagaba, the descendantstt of Shalmai, 49 the descendantsuu of Hanan, the descendantsvv of Giddel, the descendantsww of Gahar, 50 the descendantsxx of Reaiah, the descendantsyy of Rezin, the descendantszz of Nekoda, 51 the descendants52 of Gazzam, the descendants53 of Uzza, the descendants54 of Paseah, 52 the descendants55 of Besai, the descendants56 of Meunim, the descendants57 of Nephushesim, 53 the descendants58 of Bakbuk, the descendants59 of Hakupha, the descendants60 of Harhur, 54 the descendants61 of Bazlith, the descendants62 of Mehida, the descendants63 of Harsha, 55 the descendants64 of Barkos, the descendants65 of Sisera, the descendants66 of Temah, 56 the descendants67 of Neziah, the descendants68 of Hatipha. 57 The descendants69 of Solomon's servants: the descendants70 of Sotai, the descendants71 of Sophereth, the descendants72 of Perida, 58 the descendants73 of Jaala, the descendants74 of Darkon, the descendants75 of Giddel, 59 the descendants76 of Shephatiah, the descendants77 of Hattil, the descendants78 of Pochereth-Hazzebaim, the descendants79 of Amon. 60 All the temple servants and the descendants80 of Solomon's servants were three hundred and ninety-two. 61 These were the ones who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer, but they were not able to prove their ancestral houses or their descent, whether they were from Israel: 62 the descendants81 of Delaiah, the descendants82 of Tobiah, the descendants83 of Nekoda, six hundred and forty-two. 63 And from the priests: the descendants84 of Hobaiah, the descendants85 of Hakkoz, the descendants86 of Barzillai (who had taken as a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by their name). 64 These sought their record among those enrolled in the genealogy, but it was not found there, so they were excluded as unclean from the priesthood. 65 So the governor said to them that they could not eat the most holy food until a priest could come with Urim and Thummim. 66 All of the assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty, 67 besides their servants and female slaves--these were seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven. And the male and female singers were two hundred and forty-five,87 69 88 [there were] four hundred and thirty-five camels and six thousand seven hundred and twenty male donkeys. 70 Now some from the heads of the {families}89 gave to the work. The governor gave to the storehouse one thousand darics of gold, fifty basins, and five hundred and thirty priestly tunics. 71 Now some of the heads of the {families}90 gave to the storehouse of the work twenty thousand gold darics and two thousand two hundred silver minas. 72 And what the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand silver minas, and sixty-seven priestly tunics. 73 So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and all Israel settled in their cities. When the seventh month came, the {Israelites}91 [were] in their cities.
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