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Nehemiah 7 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 The gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites were assigned their duties after the wall had been rebuilt and I had hung the doors. 1 After the wall had been rebuilt and I had set the doors in place, the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed.
2 I put my brother Hanani and Hananiah, the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem. Hananiah was a trustworthy man, and he feared God more than most people do. 2 I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel, because he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most men do.
3 I told them, "The gates of Jerusalem should not be opened at the hottest time of the day. While the [gatekeepers] are still standing there, they should shut the doors and bar them. Order some of the men in Jerusalem to stand guard, some at their posts and others in front of their homes." 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."
4 The city was large and wide-open. Few people were in it, and no houses were being built. 4 Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt.
5 Then my God put the idea into my head that I should gather the nobles, leaders, and people so that they could check their genealogy. I found the book with the genealogy of those who came back the first time. I found the following written in it: 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 were the people in the province. They were the ones who left the place where the exiles had been taken captive. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had taken them captive. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah. All of them went to their own cities. 6 These are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town,
7 They went with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah. This is the number of Israelite men from the people in exile: 7 in company with Zerubbabel, 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 8 the descendants of Parosh, 2,172
9 of Shephatiah 372 9 of Shephatiah, 372
10 of Arah 652 10 of Arah, 652
11 of Pahath Moab, that is, of Jeshua and Joab 2,818 11 of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab), 2,818
12 of Elam 1,254 12 of Elam, 1,254
13 of Zattu 845 13 of Zattu, 845
14 of Zaccai 760 14 of Zaccai, 760
15 of Binnui 648 15 of Binnui, 648
16 of Bebai 628 16 of Bebai, 628
17 of Azgad 2,322 17 of Azgad, 2,322
18 of Adonikam 667 18 of Adonikam, 667
19 of Bigvai 2,067 19 of Bigvai, 2,067
20 of Adin 655 20 of Adin, 655
21 of Ater, that is, Hezekiah 98 21 of Ater (through Hezekiah), 98
22 of Hashum 328 22 of Hashum, 328
23 of Bezai 324 23 of Bezai, 324
24 of Hariph 112 24 of Hariph, 112
25 of Gibeon 95 25 of Gibeon, 95
26 the people of Bethlehem and Netophah 188 26 the men of Bethlehem and Netophah, 188
27 of Anathoth 128 27 of Anathoth, 128
28 of Beth Azmaveth 42 28 of Beth Azmaveth, 42
29 of Kiriath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth 743 29 of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth, 743
30 of Ramah and Geba 621 30 of Ramah and Geba, 621
31 of Michmas 122 31 of Micmash, 122
32 of Bethel and Ai 123 32 of Bethel and Ai, 123
33 of the other Nebo 52 33 of the other Nebo, 52
34 of the other Elam 1,254 34 of the other Elam, 1,254
35 of Harim 320 35 of Harim, 320
36 of Jericho 345 36 of Jericho, 345
37 of Lod, Hadid, and Ono 721 37 of Lod, Hadid and Ono, 721
38 of Senaah 3,930 38 of Senaah, 3,930
39 These priests returned from exile: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua) 973 39 The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua), 973
40 of Immer 1,052 40 of Immer, 1,052
41 of Pashhur 1,247 41 of Pashhur, 1,247
42 of Harim 1,017 42 of Harim, 1,017
43 These Levites returned from exile: the descendants of Jeshua, that is, of Kadmiel [and] of Hodeiah 74 43 The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua (through Kadmiel through the line of Hodaviah), 74
44 These singers returned from exile: the descendants of Asaph 148 44 The singers: the descendants of Asaph, 148
45 These gatekeepers returned from exile: the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai 138 45 The gatekeepers: the descendants of
46 These temple servants returned from exile: the descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth, 46 The temple servants: the descendants of
47 Keros, Sia, Padon, 47 Keros, Sia, Padon,
48 Lebanah, Hagabah, Shalmai, 48 Lebana, Hagaba, Shalmai,
49 Hanan, Giddel, Gahar, 49 Hanan, Giddel, Gahar,
50 Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda, 50 Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda,
51 Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah, 51 Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah,
52 Besai, Meunim, Nephusheshim, 52 Besai, Meunim, Nephusim,
53 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur, 53 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
54 Bazlith, Mehida, Harsha, 54 Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
55 Barkos, Sisera, Temah, 55 Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
56 Neziah, and Hatipha. 56 Neziah and Hatipha
57 These descendants of Solomon's servants returned from exile: the descendants of Sotai, Sophereth, Perida, 57 The descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of
58 Jaala, Darkon, Giddel, 58 Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,
59 Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth Hazzebaim, and Amon. 59 Shephatiah, Hattil,
60 The temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants totaled 392. 60 The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon, 392
61 The following people came from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they couldn't prove they were Israelites on the basis of their father's family or their genealogy: 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 Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda. These people totaled 642. 62 the descendants of
63 These priests [couldn't prove they were Israelites]: the descendants of Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai (who had married one of the daughters of Barzillai from Gilead and took that [family] name). 63 And from among the priests: the descendants of
64 These people searched for their [family] names in the genealogical records, but their names couldn't be found there. For this reason they were considered contaminated and couldn't be priests. 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 told them not to eat any of the most holy food until a priest could use the Urim and Thummim [to settle the problem]. 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.
66 The whole assembly totaled 42,360. 66 The whole company numbered 42,360,
67 In addition to the male and female servants who numbered 7,337, they also had 245 male and female singers. 67 besides their %"7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 245 men and women singers.
68 They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 68 There were 736 horses, 245 mules,
69 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys. 69 435 camels and %"6,720 donkeys.
70 Some of the heads of the families contributed to this work. The governor contributed the following to the treasury: nearly 18 pounds of gold, 50 bowls, and 530 robes for the priests. 70 Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury %"1,000 drachmas of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests.
71 Some of the heads of the families contributed to the treasury for this work: 337 pounds of gold and 3,215 pounds of silver. 71 Some of the heads of the families gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 drachmas of gold and %"2,200 minas of silver.
72 The rest of the people contributed 337 pounds of gold, 2,923 pounds of silver, and 67 robes for the priests. 72 The total given by the rest of the people was 20,000 drachmas of gold, %"2,000 minas of silver and 67 garments for priests.
73 The priests, Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and the rest of Israel settled in their own cities. When the seventh month came, the people of Israel were in their own cities. 73 The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers and the temple servants, along with certain of the people and the rest of the Israelites, settled in their own towns. When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns,