Nehemiah 7 NLT

1 After the wall was finished and I had hung the doors in the gates, the gatekeepers, singers, and Levites were appointed.
2 I gave the responsibility of governing Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah, the commander of the fortress, for he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.
3 I said to them, "Do not leave the gates open during the hottest part of the day. a And while the gatekeepers are still on duty, have them shut and bar the doors. Appoint the residents of Jerusalem to act as guards, everyone on a regular watch. Some will serve at their regular posts and some in front of their own homes."

References for Nehemiah 7:3

    • s 7:3 - Or <I>Keep the gates of Jerusalem closed until the sun is hot.</I>
      4 At that time the city was large and spacious, but the population was small. And only a few houses were scattered throughout the city.
      5 So my God gave me the idea to call together all the leaders of the city, along with the ordinary citizens, for registration. I had found the genealogical record of those who had first returned to Judah. This is what was written there:
      6 "Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity to Jerusalem and to the other towns of Judah. They had been deported to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar.
      7 Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, b Reelaiah, c Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, d Bigvai, Rehum, e and Baanah. This is the number of men of Israel who returned from exile:

      References for Nehemiah 7:7

        • t 7:7 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:2; Hebrew reads <I>Azariah.</I>
        • u 7:7 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:2; Hebrew reads <I>Raamiah.</I>
        • v 7:7 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:2; Hebrew reads <I>Mispereth.</I>
        • w 7:7 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:2; Hebrew reads <I>Nehum.</I>
          8 The family of Parosh - 2,172
          9 The family of Shephatiah - 372
          10 The family of Arah - 652
          11 The family of Pahath-moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab) - 2,818
          12 The family of Elam - 1,254
          13 The family of Zattu - 845
          14 The family of Zaccai - 760
          15 The family of Bani f - 648

          References for Nehemiah 7:15

            • x 7:15 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:10; Hebrew reads <I>Binnui.</I>
              16 The family of Bebai - 628
              17 The family of Azgad - 2,322
              18 The family of Adonikam - 667
              19 The family of Bigvai - 2,067
              20 The family of Adin - 655
              21 The family of Ater (descendants of Hezekiah) - 98
              22 The family of Hashum - 328
              23 The family of Bezai - 324
              24 The family of Jorah g - 112

              References for Nehemiah 7:24

                • y 7:24 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:18; Hebrew reads <I>Hariph.</I>
                  25 The family of Gibbar h - 95

                  References for Nehemiah 7:25

                    • z 7:25 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:20; Hebrew reads <I>Gibeon.</I>
                      26 The peoples of Bethlehem and Netophah - 188
                      27 The people of Anathoth - 128
                      28 The people of Beth-azmaveth - 42
                      29 The peoples of Kiriath-jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth - 743
                      30 The peoples of Ramah and Geba - 621
                      31 The people of Micmash - 122
                      32 The peoples of Bethel and Ai - 123
                      33 The people of Nebo - 52
                      34 The citizens of Elam - 1,254
                      35 The citizens of Harim - 320
                      36 The citizens of Jericho - 345
                      37 The citizens of Lod, Hadid, and Ono - 721
                      38 The citizens of Senaah - 3,930"
                      39 "These are the priests who returned from exile: The family of Jedaiah (through the line of Jeshua) - 973
                      40 The family of Immer - 1,052
                      41 The family of Pashhur - 1,247
                      42 The family of Harim - 1,017"
                      43 "These are the Levites who returned from exile: The families of Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah i ) - 74

                      References for Nehemiah 7:43

                        • { 7:43 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:40; Hebrew reads <I>Hodevah.</I>
                          44 The singers of the family of Asaph - 148
                          45 The gatekeepers of the families of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai - 138"
                          46 "The descendants of the following Temple servants returned from exile: Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
                          47 Keros, Siaha, j Padon,

                          References for Nehemiah 7:47

                            • | 7:47 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:44; Hebrew reads <I>Sia.</I>
                              48 Lebanah, Hagabah, Shalmai,
                              49 Hanan, Giddel, Gahar,
                              50 Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda,
                              51 Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah,
                              52 Besai, Meunim, Nephusim, k

                              References for Nehemiah 7:52

                                • } 7:52 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:50; Hebrew reads <I>Nephushesim.</I>
                                  53 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
                                  54 Bazluth, l Mehida, Harsha,

                                  References for Nehemiah 7:54

                                    • ~ 7:54 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:52; Hebrew reads <I>Bazlith.</I>
                                      55 Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
                                      56 Neziah, and Hatipha."
                                      57 "The descendants of these servants of King Solomon returned from exile: Sotai, Sophereth, Peruda, m

                                      References for Nehemiah 7:57

                                        •  7:57 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:55; Hebrew reads <I>Perida.</I>
                                          58 Jaalah, n Darkon, Giddel,

                                          References for Nehemiah 7:58

                                            • € 7:58 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:56; Hebrew reads <I>Jaala.</I>
                                              59 Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-hazzebaim, and Ami. o"

                                              References for Nehemiah 7:59

                                                •  7:59 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:57; Hebrew reads <I>Amon.</I>
                                                  60 "In all, the Temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants numbered 392."
                                                  61 "Another group returned to Jerusalem at this time from the towns of Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Kerub, Addan, p and Immer. However, they could not prove that they or their families were descendants of Israel.

                                                  References for Nehemiah 7:61

                                                    • ‚ 7:61 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:59; Hebrew reads <I>Addon.</I>
                                                      62 This group included the families of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda -- a total of 642 people."
                                                      63 "Three families of priests -- Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai -- also returned to Jerusalem. (This Barzillai had married a woman who was a descendant of Barzillai of Gilead, and he had taken her family name.)
                                                      64 But they had lost their genealogical records, so they were not allowed to serve as priests.
                                                      65 The governor would not even let them eat the priests' share of food from the sacrifices until there was a priest who could consult the LORD about the matter by means of sacred lots. q"

                                                      References for Nehemiah 7:65

                                                        • ƒ 7:65 - Hebrew <I>consult the Urim and Thummim about the matter.</I>
                                                          66 "So a total of 42,360 people returned to Judah,
                                                          67 in addition to 7,337 servants and 245 singers, both men and women.
                                                          68 They took with them 736 horses, 245 mules, r

                                                          References for Nehemiah 7:68

                                                            • „ 7:68 - As in some Hebrew manuscripts (see also Ezra 2:66); most Hebrew manuscripts lack this verse.
                                                              69 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys."
                                                              70 "Some of the family leaders gave gifts for the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 gold coins, s 50 gold basins, and 530 robes for the priests.

                                                              References for Nehemiah 7:70

                                                                • … 7:70 - Hebrew <I>1,000 darics of gold,</I> about 19 pounds or 8.6 kilograms in weight.
                                                                  71 The other leaders gave to the treasury a total of 20,000 gold coins t and some 2,750 pounds u of silver for the work.

                                                                  References for Nehemiah 7:71

                                                                    • † 7:71 - Hebrew <I>20,000 darics of gold,</I> about 375 pounds or 170 kilograms in weight; also in 7:72.
                                                                    • ‡ 7:71 - Hebrew <I>2,200 minas</I> [1.3 metric tons].
                                                                      72 The rest of the people gave 20,000 gold coins, about 2,500 pounds v of silver, and 67 robes for the priests."

                                                                      References for Nehemiah 7:72

                                                                        • ˆ 7:72 - Hebrew <I>2,000 minas</I> [1.2 metric tons].
                                                                          73 "So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Temple servants, along with some of the people -- that is to say, all Israel -- settled in their own towns." Now in midautumn, w when the Israelites had settled in their towns,

                                                                          References for Nehemiah 7:73

                                                                            • ‰ 7:73 - Hebrew <I>in the seventh month.</I> This month of the Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in October and November 445 <MS>B.C.</I>