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Nehemiah 7:4-72 (New International Version)

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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,1 and the houses had not yet been rebuilt. 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 exiles2 whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town, 7 in company with Zerubbabel,3 Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum and Baanah): The list of the men of Israel: 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 Adin4, 655 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 Netophah5, 188 27 of Anathoth6, 128 28 of Beth Azmaveth, 42 29 of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah7 and Beeroth8, 743 30 of Ramah and Geba, 621 31 of Micmash, 122 32 of Bethel and Ai9, 123 33 of the other Nebo, 52 34 of the other Elam, 1,254 35 of Harim, 320 36 of Jericho10, 345 37 of Lod, Hadid and Ono11, 721 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:12 the descendants of Asaph, 148 45 The gatekeepers:13 the descendants of 46 The temple servants:14 the descendants of 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 Solomon15, 392 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.16 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,a 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 drachmasb of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests. 71 Some of the heads of the families17 gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 drachmasc of gold and %"2,200 minasd of silver. 72 The total given by the rest of the people was 20,000 drachmas of gold, %"2,000 minase of silver and 67 garments for priests.18
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