Parallel Bible results for Nehemiah 7:61-65

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Nehemiah 7:61-65

NLT 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. NIV 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: NLT 62 This group included the families of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda -- a total of 642 people." NIV 62 the descendants of NLT 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.) NIV 63 And from among the priests: the descendants of NLT 64 But they had lost their genealogical records, so they were not allowed to serve as priests. NIV 64 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. NLT 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. " NIV 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.