Nehemiah 7 New American Standard Bible

Nehemiah Appoints Rulers for Jerusalem

7 Now when the wall was rebuilt and I had set up the doors , and the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed , 2  then I put Hanani my brother , and Hananiah the commander of the fortress , in charge of Jerusalem , for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many . 3  Then I said to them, "Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot , and while they are standing guard, let them shut and bolt the doors . Also appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem , each at his post , and each in front of his own house ." 4  Now the city was large e and spacious , but the people in it were few and the houses were not built .

The List of Returning Exiles

5  Then my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles , the officials and the people to be enrolled by genealogies . Then I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up first in which I found the following record : 6  These are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away , and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah , each to his city , 7  who came with Zerubbabel , Jeshua , Nehemiah , Azariah , Raamiah , Nahamani , Mordecai , Bilshan , Mispereth , Bigvai , Nehum , Baanah . The number of men of the people of Israel : 8  the sons of Parosh , 2,172 e e e ; 9  the sons of Shephatiah , 372 e e e ; 10  the sons of Arah , 652 e e e ; 11  the sons of Pahath-moab of the sons of Jeshua and Joab , 2,818 e e e e ; 12  the sons of Elam , 1,254 e e e ; 13  the sons of Zattu , 845 e e e ; 14  the sons of Zaccai , 760 e e ; 15  the sons of Binnui , 648 e e e ; 16  the sons of Bebai , 628 e e e ; 17  the sons of Azgad , 2,322 e e e e ; 18  the sons of Adonikam , 667 e e e ; 19  the sons of Bigvai , 2,067 e e ; 20  the sons of Adin , 655 e e e ; 21  the sons of Ater , of Hezekiah , 98 e ; 22  the sons of Hashum , 328 e e e ; 23  the sons of Bezai , 324 e e e ; 24  the sons of Hariph , 112 e e ; 25  the sons of Gibeon , 95 e ; 26  the men of Bethlehem and Netophah , 188 e e ; 27  the men of Anathoth , 128 e e ; 28  the men of Beth-azmaveth , 42 e ; 29  the men of Kiriath-jearim , Chephirah and Beeroth , 743 e e e ; 30  the men of Ramah and Geba , 621 e e e ; 31  the men of Michmas , 122 e e ; 32  the men of Bethel and Ai , 123 e e ; 33  the men of the other Nebo , 52 e ; 34  the sons of the other Elam , 1,254 e e e ; 35  the sons of Harim , 320 e e ; 36  the men of Jericho , 345 e e e ; 37  the sons of Lod , Hadid and Ono , 721 e e e ; 38  the sons of Senaah , 3,930 e e e e . 39  The priests : the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua , 973 e e e ; 40  the sons of Immer , 1,052 e e ; 41  the sons of Pashhur , 1,247 e e e ; 42  the sons of Harim , 1,017 e e . 43  The Levites : the sons of Jeshua , of Kadmiel , of the sons of Hodevah , 74 e . 44  The singers : the sons of Asaph , 148 e e . 45  The gatekeepers : the sons of Shallum , the sons of Ater , the sons of Talmon , the sons of Akkub , the sons of Hatita , the sons of Shobai , 138 e e . 46  The temple servants : the sons of Ziha , the sons of Hasupha , the sons of Tabbaoth , 47  the sons of Keros , the sons of Sia , the sons of Padon , 48  the sons of Lebana , the sons of Hagaba , the sons of Shalmai , 49  the sons of Hanan , the sons of Giddel , the sons of Gahar , 50  the sons of Reaiah , the sons of Rezin , the sons of Nekoda , 51  the sons of Gazzam , the sons of Uzza , the sons of Paseah , 52  the sons of Besai , the sons of Meunim , the sons of Nephushesim , 53  the sons of Bakbuk , the sons of Hakupha , the sons of Harhur , 54  the sons of Bazlith , the sons of Mehida , the sons of Harsha , 55  the sons of Barkos , the sons of Sisera , the sons of Temah , 56  the sons of Neziah , the sons of Hatipha . 57  The sons of Solomon's servants : the sons of Sotai , the sons of Sophereth , the sons of Perida , 58  the sons of Jaala , the sons of Darkon , the sons of Giddel , 59  the sons of Shephatiah , the sons of Hattil , the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim , the sons of Amon . 60  All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon's servants were 392 e e e . 61  These were they who came up from Tel-melah , Tel-harsha , Cherub , Addon and Immer ; but they could not show their fathers' houses or their descendants , whether they were of Israel : 62  the sons of Delaiah , the sons of Tobiah , the sons of Nekoda , 642 e e e . 63  Of the priests : the sons of Hobaiah , the sons of Hakkoz , the sons of Barzillai , who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai , the Gileadite , and was named e after them. 64  These searched among their ancestral registration e , but it could not be located ; therefore they were considered unclean and excluded from the priesthood . 65  The governor said to them that they should not eat from the most holy things until a priest arose with Urim and Thummim . 66  The whole assembly together was 42,360 e e e e e , 67  besides e their male and their female servants e , of whom there were 7,337 e e e e e ; and they had 245 e e male and female singers . 68  Their horses were 736 e e ; their mules , 245 e e ; 69  their camels , 435 e e e ; their donkeys , 6,720 e e e e . 70  Some from among the heads of fathers' households gave to the work . The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 gold drachmas , 50 basins , 530 e e priests' garments . 71  Some of the heads of fathers' households gave into the treasury of the work 20,000 e gold drachmas and 2,200 e silver minas . 72  That which the rest of the people gave was 20,000 e gold drachmas and 2,000 silver minas and 67 e priests' garments . 73  Now the priests , the Levites , the gatekeepers , the singers , some of the people , the temple servants and all Israel , lived in their cities . And when the seventh month came , the sons of Israel were in their cities .

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