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Nehemiah 7 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The wall had been rebuilt. I had put up the gates at the main entrances to the city. Those who guarded the gates were appointed to their positions. So were the singers and Levites. 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 in charge of Jerusalem. Hananiah helped him. Hananiah was commander of the fort that was by the temple. Hanani was an honest man. He had more respect for God 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 said to Hanani and Hananiah, "Don't open the gates of Jerusalem until the hottest time of the day. Tell the men who guard the gates to shut them before they go off duty. Make sure they lock them up tight. Also appoint as guards some people who live in Jerusalem. Station some of them at their appointed places. Station others near their own 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 Jerusalem was large. It had a lot of room. But only a few people lived there. The houses hadn't been rebuilt yet. 4 Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt.
5 So my God stirred me up to gather the people together. He also told me to gather the nobles and officials together with them. He wanted me to list them by families. I found the family history of those who had been the first to return. Here is what I found 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 Nebuchadnezzar had taken many Jews away from the land of Judah. He had forced them to go to Babylonia as prisoners. Now they returned to Jerusalem and Judah. All of them went back to their own towns. Nebuchadnezzar was king of Babylonia. 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 The leaders of the Jews included Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah and Nahamani. They also included Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum and Baanah. Here is a list of the men of Israel who returned home. 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 There were 2,172 from the family line of Parosh. 8 the descendants of Parosh, 2,172
9 There were 372 from Shephatiah. 9 of Shephatiah, 372
10 There were 652 from Arah. 10 of Arah, 652
11 There were 2,818 from Pahath-Moab through the family line of Jeshua and Joab. 11 of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab), 2,818
12 There were 1,254 from Elam. 12 of Elam, 1,254
13 There were 845 from Zattu. 13 of Zattu, 845
14 There were 760 from Zaccai. 14 of Zaccai, 760
15 There were 648 from Binnui. 15 of Binnui, 648
16 There were 628 from Bebai. 16 of Bebai, 628
17 There were 2,322 from Azgad. 17 of Azgad, 2,322
18 There were 667 from Adonikam. 18 of Adonikam, 667
19 There were 2,067 from Bigvai. 19 of Bigvai, 2,067
20 There were 655 from Adin. 20 of Adin, 655
21 There were 98 from Ater through the family line of Hezekiah. 21 of Ater (through Hezekiah), 98
22 There were 328 from Hashum. 22 of Hashum, 328
23 There were 324 from Bezai. 23 of Bezai, 324
24 There were 112 from Hariph. 24 of Hariph, 112
25 There were 95 from Gibeon. 25 of Gibeon, 95
26 There were 188 from the men of Bethlehem and Netophah. 26 the men of Bethlehem and Netophah, 188
27 There were 128 from Anathoth. 27 of Anathoth, 128
28 There were 42 from Beth Azmaveth. 28 of Beth Azmaveth, 42
29 There were 743 from Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth. 29 of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth, 743
30 There were 621 from Ramah and Geba. 30 of Ramah and Geba, 621
31 There were 122 from Micmash. 31 of Micmash, 122
32 There were 123 from Bethel and Ai. 32 of Bethel and Ai, 123
33 There were 52 from Nebo. 33 of the other Nebo, 52
34 There were 1,254 from the other Elam. 34 of the other Elam, 1,254
35 There were 320 from Harim. 35 of Harim, 320
36 There were 345 from Jericho. 36 of Jericho, 345
37 There were 721 from Lod, Hadid and Ono. 37 of Lod, Hadid and Ono, 721
38 There were 3,930 from Senaah. 38 of Senaah, 3,930
39 Here is a list of the priests. There were 973 from the family line of Jedaiah through the line of Jeshua. 39 The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua), 973
40 There were 1,052 from Immer. 40 of Immer, 1,052
41 There were 1,247 from Pashhur. 41 of Pashhur, 1,247
42 There were 1,017 from Harim. 42 of Harim, 1,017
43 The Levites belonged to the family line of Jeshua through Kadmiel through the line of Hodaviah. The total number of men was 74. 43 The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua (through Kadmiel through the line of Hodaviah), 74
44 The singers belonged to the family line of Asaph. The total number of men was 148. 44 The singers: the descendants of Asaph, 148
45 The men who guarded the temple gates belonged to the family lines of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita and Shobai. The total number of men was 138. 45 The gatekeepers: the descendants of
46 Here is a list of the members of the family lines of the temple servants. 46 The temple servants: the descendants of
47 Keros, Sia, Padon, 47 Keros, Sia, Padon,
48 Lebana, Hagaba, 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, Nephussim, 52 Besai, Meunim, Nephusim,
53 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur, 53 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
54 Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha, 54 Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
55 Barkos, Sisera, Temah, 55 Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
56 Neziah, Hatipha 56 Neziah and Hatipha
57 Here is a list of the members of the family lines of the servants of Solomon. 57 The descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of
58 Jaala, Darkon, Giddel, 58 Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,
59 Shephatiah, Hattil, 59 Shephatiah, Hattil,
60 The total number of the members of the family lines of the temple servants and the servants of Solomon was 392. 60 The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon, 392
61 Many people came up to Judah from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer. But they weren't able to prove that their families belonged to the people of Israel. 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 There were 642 of them from the family lines of 62 the descendants of
63 Here is a list of the members of the family lines of the priests. They were 63 And from among the priests: the descendants of
64 The priests looked for their family records. But they couldn't find them. So they weren't able to serve as priests. They weren't "clean." 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 gave them an order. He told them not to eat any of the most sacred food. They had to wait until there was a priest who could use the Urim and Thummim to get decisions from the Lord. 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 total number of the entire group that returned was 42,360. 66 The whole company numbered 42,360,
67 That didn't include their %"7,337 male and female slaves. There were also 245 male and female singers. 67 besides their %"7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 245 men and women singers.
68 And there were 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 family leaders helped pay for the work. The governor gave 19 pounds of gold to be added to the temple treasure. He also gave 50 bowls and 530 sets of clothes 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 family leaders gave 375 pounds of gold for the work. They also gave one and a third tons of silver. All of that was added to the temple treasure. 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 gave a total of 375 pounds of gold and one and a fourth tons of silver. They also gave 67 sets of clothes 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 and Levites settled down in their own towns. So did the singers, the temple servants and the men who guarded the gates. The rest of the people of Israel also settled in their own towns. The people of Israel had settled down in their towns. In the seventh month, 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,