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Nehemiah 7 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 After the wall was finished and I had hung the doors in the gates, the gatekeepers, singers, and Levites were appointed. 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 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. 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 them, "Do not leave the gates open during the hottest part of the day. 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." 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 At that time the city was large and spacious, but the population was small. And only a few houses were scattered throughout the city. 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 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: 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 "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. 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 Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the number of men of Israel who returned from 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 family of Parosh - 2,172 8 the descendants of Parosh, 2,172
9 The family of Shephatiah - 372 9 of Shephatiah, 372
10 The family of Arah - 652 10 of Arah, 652
11 The family of Pahath-moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab) - 2,818 11 of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab), 2,818
12 The family of Elam - 1,254 12 of Elam, 1,254
13 The family of Zattu - 845 13 of Zattu, 845
14 The family of Zaccai - 760 14 of Zaccai, 760
15 The family of Bani - 648 15 of Binnui, 648
16 The family of Bebai - 628 16 of Bebai, 628
17 The family of Azgad - 2,322 17 of Azgad, 2,322
18 The family of Adonikam - 667 18 of Adonikam, 667
19 The family of Bigvai - 2,067 19 of Bigvai, 2,067
20 The family of Adin - 655 20 of Adin, 655
21 The family of Ater (descendants of Hezekiah) - 98 21 of Ater (through Hezekiah), 98
22 The family of Hashum - 328 22 of Hashum, 328
23 The family of Bezai - 324 23 of Bezai, 324
24 The family of Jorah - 112 24 of Hariph, 112
25 The family of Gibbar - 95 25 of Gibeon, 95
26 The peoples of Bethlehem and Netophah - 188 26 the men of Bethlehem and Netophah, 188
27 The people of Anathoth - 128 27 of Anathoth, 128
28 The people of Beth-azmaveth - 42 28 of Beth Azmaveth, 42
29 The peoples of Kiriath-jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth - 743 29 of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth, 743
30 The peoples of Ramah and Geba - 621 30 of Ramah and Geba, 621
31 The people of Micmash - 122 31 of Micmash, 122
32 The peoples of Bethel and Ai - 123 32 of Bethel and Ai, 123
33 The people of Nebo - 52 33 of the other Nebo, 52
34 The citizens of Elam - 1,254 34 of the other Elam, 1,254
35 The citizens of Harim - 320 35 of Harim, 320
36 The citizens of Jericho - 345 36 of Jericho, 345
37 The citizens of Lod, Hadid, and Ono - 721 37 of Lod, Hadid and Ono, 721
38 The citizens of Senaah - 3,930" 38 of Senaah, 3,930
39 "These are the priests who returned from exile: The family of Jedaiah (through the line of Jeshua) - 973 39 The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua), 973
40 The family of Immer - 1,052 40 of Immer, 1,052
41 The family of Pashhur - 1,247 41 of Pashhur, 1,247
42 The family of Harim - 1,017" 42 of Harim, 1,017
43 "These are the Levites who returned from exile: The families of Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah ) - 74 43 The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua (through Kadmiel through the line of Hodaviah), 74
44 The singers of the family of Asaph - 148 44 The singers: the descendants of Asaph, 148
45 The gatekeepers of the families of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai - 138" 45 The gatekeepers: the descendants of
46 "The descendants of the following Temple servants returned from exile: Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth, 46 The temple servants: the descendants of
47 Keros, Siaha, 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, Nephusim, 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, and Hatipha." 56 Neziah and Hatipha
57 "The descendants of these servants of King Solomon returned from exile: Sotai, Sophereth, Peruda, 57 The descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of
58 Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel, 58 Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,
59 Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-hazzebaim, and Ami. " 59 Shephatiah, Hattil,
60 "In all, the Temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants numbered 392." 60 The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon, 392
61 "Another group returned to Jerusalem at this time from the towns of Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Kerub, Addan, and Immer. However, they could not prove that they or their families were descendants 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 This group included the families of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda -- a total of 642 people." 62 the descendants of
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.) 63 And from among the priests: the descendants of
64 But they had lost their genealogical records, so they were not allowed to serve as 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 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. " 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 "So a total of 42,360 people returned to Judah, 66 The whole company numbered 42,360,
67 in addition to 7,337 servants and 245 singers, both men and women. 67 besides their %"7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 245 men and women singers.
68 They took with them 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 gave gifts for the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 gold coins, 50 gold basins, 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 The other leaders gave to the treasury a total of 20,000 gold coins and some 2,750 pounds of silver for the work. 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 20,000 gold coins, about 2,500 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 "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, when the Israelites had settled in their towns, 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,