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Nehemiah 7:4-5 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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4 Jerusalem was a large city, but not many people were living in it, and not many houses had been built 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 God inspired me to assemble the people and their leaders and officials and to check their family records. I located the records of those who had first returned from captivity, and this is the information I found: 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: