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Nehemiah 11 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The leaders settled in Jerusalem, and the rest of the people drew lots to choose one family out of every ten to go and live in the holy city of Jerusalem, while the rest were to live in the other cities and towns. 1 Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem, and the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the remaining nine were to stay in their own towns.
2 The people praised anyone else who volunteered to live in Jerusalem. 2 The people commended all the men who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.
3 In the other towns and cities the people of Israel, the priests, the Levites, the Temple workers, and the descendants of Solomon's servants lived on their own property in their own towns. The following is the list of the leading citizens of the province of Judah who lived in Jerusalem: 3 These are the provincial leaders who settled in Jerusalem (now some Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants and descendants of Solomon's servants lived in the towns of Judah, each on his own property in the various towns,
4 [Members of the tribe of Judah:] Athaiah, the son of Uzziah and grandson of Zechariah. His other ancestors included Amariah, Shephatiah, and Mahalalel, descendants of Judah's son Perez. 4 while other people from both Judah and Benjamin lived in Jerusalem): From the descendants of Judah: Athaiah son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, a descendant of Perez;
5 Maaseiah, the son of Baruch and grandson of Colhozeh. His other ancestors included Hazaiah, Adaiah, Joiarib, and Zechariah, descendants of Judah's son Shelah. 5 and Maaseiah son of Baruch, the son of Col-Hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, a descendant of Shelah.
6 Of the descendants of Perez, 468 outstanding soldiers lived in Jerusalem. 6 The descendants of Perez who lived in Jerusalem totaled 468 able men.
7 [Members of the tribe of Benjamin:] Sallu, the son of Meshullam and grandson of Joed. His other ancestors included Pedaiah, Kolaiah, Maaseiah, Ithiel, and Jeshaiah. 7 From the descendants of Benjamin: Sallu son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jeshaiah,
8 Gabbai and Sallai, close relatives of Sallu. In all, 928 Benjaminites lived in Jerusalem. 8 and his followers, Gabbai and Sallai--928 men.
9 Joel son of Zichri was their leader, and Judah son of Hassenuah was the second ranking official in the city. 9 Joel son of Zicri was their chief officer, and Judah son of Hassenuah was over the Second District of the city.
10 [Priests:] Jedaiah son of Joiarib, and Jachin. 10 From the priests: Jedaiah; the son of Joiarib; Jakin;
11 Seraiah, the son of Hilkiah and grandson of Meshullam. His ancestors included Zadok, Meraioth, and Ahitub, who was the High Priest. 11 Seraiah son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, supervisor in the house of God,
12 In all, 822 members of this clan served in the Temple. Adaiah, the son of Jeroham and grandson of Pelaliah. His ancestors included Amzi, Zechariah, Pashhur, and Malchijah. 12 and their associates, who carried on work for the temple--822 men; Adaiah son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malkijah,
13 In all, 242 members of this clan were heads of families. Amashsai, the son of Azarel and grandson of Ahzai. His ancestors included Meshillemoth and Immer. 13 and his associates, who were heads of families--242 men; Amashsai son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
14 There were 128 members of this clan who were outstanding soldiers. Their leader was Zabdiel, a member of a leading family. 14 and his associates, who were able men--128. Their chief officer was Zabdiel son of Haggedolim.
15 [Levites:] Shemaiah, the son of Hasshub and grandson of Azrikam. His ancestors included Hashabiah and Bunni. 15 From the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
16 Shabbethai and Jozabad, prominent Levites in charge of the work outside the Temple. 16 Shabbethai and Jozabad, two of the heads of the Levites, who had charge of the outside work of the house of God;
17 Mattaniah, the son of Mica and grandson of Zabdi, a descendant of Asaph. He led the Temple choir in singing the prayer of thanksgiving. Bakbukiah, who was Mattaniah's assistant. Abda, the son of Shammua and grandson of Galal, a descendant of Jeduthun. 17 Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the director who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
18 In all, 284 Levites lived in the holy city of Jerusalem. 18 The Levites in the holy city totaled 284.
19 [Temple guards:] Akkub, Talmon, and their relatives, 172 in all. 19 The gatekeepers: Akkub, Talmon and their associates, who kept watch at the gates--172 men.
20 The rest of the people of Israel and the remaining priests and Levites lived on their own property in the other cities and towns of Judah. 20 The rest of the Israelites, with the priests and Levites, were in all the towns of Judah, each on his ancestral property.
21 The Temple workers lived in the part of Jerusalem called Ophel and worked under the supervision of Ziha and Gishpa. 21 The temple servants lived on the hill of Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were in charge of them.
22 The supervisor of the Levites who lived in Jerusalem was Uzzi, the son of Bani and grandson of Hashabiah. His ancestors included Mattaniah and Mica, and he belonged to the clan of Asaph, the clan that was responsible for the music in the Temple services. 22 The chief officer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica. Uzzi was one of Asaph's descendants, who were the singers responsible for the service of the house of God.
23 There were royal regulations stating how the clans should take turns in leading the Temple music each day. 23 The singers were under the king's orders, which regulated their daily activity.
24 Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, of the clan of Zerah and the tribe of Judah, represented the people of Israel at the Persian court. 24 Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, one of the descendants of Zerah son of Judah, was the king's agent in all affairs relating to the people.
25 Many of the people lived in towns near their farms. Those who were of the tribe of Judah lived in Kiriath Arba, Dibon, and Jekabzeel, and in the villages near these cities. 25 As for the villages with their fields, some of the people of Judah lived in Kiriath Arba and its surrounding settlements, in Dibon and its settlements, in Jekabzeel and its villages,
26 They also lived in the cities of Jeshua, Moladah, Bethpelet, 26 in Jeshua, in Moladah, in Beth Pelet,
27 and Hazarshual, and in Beersheba and the villages around it. 27 in Hazar Shual, in Beersheba and its settlements,
28 They lived in the city of Ziklag, in Meconah and its villages, 28 in Ziklag, in Meconah and its settlements,
29 in Enrimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth, 29 in En Rimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth,
30 in Zanoah, in Adullam, and in the villages near these towns. They lived in Lachish and on the farms nearby, and in Azekah and its villages. That is to say, the people of Judah lived in the territory between Beersheba in the south and Hinnom Valley in the north. 30 Zanoah, Adullam and their villages, in Lachish and its fields, and in Azekah and its settlements. So they were living all the way from Beersheba to the Valley of Hinnom.
31 The people of the tribe of Benjamin lived in Geba, Michmash, Ai, Bethel and the nearby villages, 31 The descendants of the Benjamites from Geba lived in Micmash, Aija, Bethel and its settlements,
32 Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, 32 in Anathoth, Nob and Ananiah,
33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim, 33 in Hazor, Ramah and Gittaim,
34 Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat, 34 in Hadid, Zeboim and Neballat,
35 Lod, and Ono, and in Craftsmen's Valley. 35 in Lod and Ono, and in the Valley of the Craftsmen.
36 Some groups of Levites that had lived in the territory of Judah were assigned to live with the people of Benjamin. 36 Some of the divisions of the Levites of Judah settled in Benjamin.