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

 
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4 The city was wide and large, but the people within it were few and no houses had been 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 God put it into my mind to assemble the nobles and the officials and the people to be enrolled by genealogy. And I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up at the first, and 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: