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Nehemiah 11 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Heads of the Provinces in Jerusalem

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And the officials of the people lived in Jerusalem, but the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while nine-tenths remained in the other cities.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:2 - And the people blessed all the men who freely offered to live in Jerusalem.
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Now these are the heads of the provinces who lived in Jerusalem, but in the cities of Judah each lived in his own possession in their cities[fn]the Israelites, the priests, the Levites, the [fn]temple servants, and the sons of Solomon’s servants.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:4 - And some of the sons of Judah and some of the sons of Benjamin lived in Jerusalem. From the sons of Judah:

Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, from the sons of Perez;

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and Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of the Shilonite.

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All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were 468 valiant men.

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Now these are the sons of Benjamin:

Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jeshaiah;

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and after him Gabbai and Sallai, 928.

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Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer,

and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second [fn]in command of the city.

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From the priests:

Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin,

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Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the leader of the house of God,

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and their [fn]relatives who did the work of the [fn]house, 822;

and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah,

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and his relatives, heads of fathers’ households, 242; and Amashsai the son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,

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and their relatives, mighty men of valor, 128.

And their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of [fn]Haggedolim.

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Now from the Levites:

Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;

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and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the [fn]chiefs of the Levites, who were over the outside work of the house of God;

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and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of [fn]Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the [fn]chief in beginning the thanksgiving in prayer,

and Bakbukiah, the second among his relatives;

and [fn]Abda the son of [fn]Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

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All the Levites in the holy city were 284.

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Now the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their relatives who kept watch at the gates, were 172.

Villages Outside Jerusalem

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:20 - The rest of Israel, of the priests and of the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, each on his own inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:21 - But the temple servants were living in Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were over the temple servants.
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Now the overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, from the sons of Asaph, who were the singers [fn]over the work of the house of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:23 - For there was a commandment from the king concerning them and a firm regulation for the song leaders day by day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:24 - Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the sons of Zerah the son of Judah, was the king’s [fn]representative in all matters concerning the people.
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Now as for the villages with their fields,

some of the sons of Judah lived in Kiriath-arba and its [fn]towns, in Dibon and its towns, and in Jekabzeel and its villages,

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and in Jeshua, in Moladah and Beth-pelet,

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and in Hazar-shual, in Beersheba and its towns,

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and in Ziklag, in Meconah and in its towns,

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and in En-rimmon, in Zorah and in Jarmuth,

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Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, Azekah and its towns. So they encamped from Beersheba as far as the valley of Hinnom.

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The sons of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash and Aija, at Bethel and its towns,

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at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,

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Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,

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Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,

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Lod and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.

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From the Levites, some divisions in Judah belonged to Benjamin.

LSB Footnotes
Lit Israel
Heb Nethinim
Lit over
Lit brothers, so in ch
Or temple
Or the great ones
Lit heads
In 1 Chr 9:15, Zichri
Lit head
In 1 Chr 9:16, Obadiah
In 1 Chr 9:16, Shemaiah
Lit in front of
Lit hand
Lit daughters, so in ch

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