Nehemiah 7 NIV

1 After the wall had been rebuilt and I had set the doors in place, the gatekeepers1 and the singers2 and the Levites3 were appointed.

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2 I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani,4 along witha Hananiah5 the commander of the citadel,6 because he was a man of integrity and feared7 God more than most men do.

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    • a 7:2 - Or "Hanani, that is,"
      3 I said to them, "The gates of Jerusalem are not to be opened until the sun is hot. While the gatekeepers are still on duty, have them shut the doors and bar them. Also appoint residents of Jerusalem as guards, some at their posts and some near their own houses."

      The List of the Exiles Who Returned

      7:6-73pp -- Ezr 2:1-70

      4 Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it,8 and the houses had not yet been rebuilt.

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      5 So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the common people for registration by families. I found the genealogical record of those who had been the first to return. This is what I found written there:
      6 These are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles9 whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town,

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      7 in company with Zerubbabel,10 Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum and Baanah): The list of the men of Israel:

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      8 the descendants of Parosh, 2,172
      9 of Shephatiah, 372
      10 of Arah, 652
      11 of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab), 2,818
      12 of Elam, 1,254
      13 of Zattu, 845
      14 of Zaccai, 760
      15 of Binnui, 648
      16 of Bebai, 628
      17 of Azgad, 2,322
      18 of Adonikam, 667
      19 of Bigvai, 2,067
      20 of Adin11, 655

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      21 of Ater (through Hezekiah), 98
      22 of Hashum, 328
      23 of Bezai, 324
      24 of Hariph, 112
      25 of Gibeon, 95
      26 the men of Bethlehem and Netophah12, 188

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      27 of Anathoth13, 128

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      28 of Beth Azmaveth, 42
      29 of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah14 and Beeroth15, 743

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      30 of Ramah and Geba, 621
      31 of Micmash, 122
      32 of Bethel and Ai16, 123

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      33 of the other Nebo, 52
      34 of the other Elam, 1,254
      35 of Harim, 320
      36 of Jericho17, 345

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      37 of Lod, Hadid and Ono18, 721

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      38 of Senaah, 3,930
      39 The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua), 973
      40 of Immer, 1,052
      41 of Pashhur, 1,247
      42 of Harim, 1,017
      43 The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua (through Kadmiel through the line of Hodaviah), 74
      44 The singers:19 the descendants of Asaph, 148

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      45 The gatekeepers:20 the descendants of

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      46 The temple servants:21 the descendants of

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      47 Keros, Sia, Padon,
      48 Lebana, Hagaba, Shalmai,
      49 Hanan, Giddel, Gahar,
      50 Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda,
      51 Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah,
      52 Besai, Meunim, Nephusim,
      53 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
      54 Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
      55 Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
      56 Neziah and Hatipha
      57 The descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of
      58 Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,
      59 Shephatiah, Hattil,
      60 The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon22, 392

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      61 The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel:
      62 the descendants of
      63 And from among the priests: the descendants of
      64 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.
      65 The governor, therefore, ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there should be a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.23

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      66 The whole company numbered 42,360,
      67 besides their "7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 245 men and women singers.
      68 There were 736 horses, 245 mules,b

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        • b 7:68 - Some Hebrew manuscripts (see also Ezra 2:66); most Hebrew manuscripts do not have this verse.
          69 435 camels and "6,720 donkeys.
          70 Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury "1,000 drachmasc of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests.

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            • c 7:70 - That is, about 19 pounds (about 8.5 kilograms)
              71 Some of the heads of the families24 gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 drachmasd of gold and "2,200 minase of silver.

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                • d 7:71 - That is, about 375 pounds (about 170 kilograms); also in verse 72
                • e 7:71 - That is, about 1 1/3 tons (about 1.2 metric tons)
                  72 The total given by the rest of the people was 20,000 drachmas of gold, "2,000 minasf of silver and 67 garments for priests.25

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                    • f 7:72 - That is, about 1 1/4 tons (about 1.1 metric tons)

                      Ezra Reads the Law

                      73 The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers and the temple servants,26 along with certain of the people and the rest of the Israelites, settled in their own towns.27 When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns,28

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