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Nehemiah 7 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Census of First Returned Exiles

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:1 - Now when the wall was rebuilt and I had installed the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites were appointed,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:2 - then I put Hanani my brother, and Hananiah the commander of the citadel, in charge of Jerusalem, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:3 - Then I said to them, “The gates of Jerusalem are not to be opened until the sun is hot, and while they are standing guard, the gatekeepers are to [fn]keep the doors shut and bolted. Also appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each at his post, and each in front of his own house.”
(Ezr 2:1–70 )
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:4 - Now the city was large and spacious, but the people in it were few and the houses were not built.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:5 - Then my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials, and the other people to be enrolled by genealogies. Then I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up first, [fn]in which I found the following record:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:6 - These are the [fn]people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had taken into exile, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his city,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:7 - who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, [fn]Azariah, [fn]Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, [fn]Mispereth, Bigvai, [fn]Nehum, and Baanah.
The number of men of the people of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:8 - the sons of Parosh, 2,172;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:9 - the sons of Shephatiah, 372;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:10 - the sons of Arah, 652;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:11 - the sons of Pahath-moab of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,818;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:12 - the sons of Elam, 1,254;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:13 - the sons of Zattu, 845;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:14 - the sons of Zaccai, 760;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:15 - the sons of [fn]Binnui, 648;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:16 - the sons of Bebai, 628;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:17 - the sons of Azgad, 2,322;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:18 - the sons of Adonikam, 667;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:19 - the sons of Bigvai, 2,067;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:20 - the sons of Adin, 655;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:21 - the sons of Ater, of Hezekiah, 98;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:22 - the sons of Hashum, 328;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:23 - the sons of Bezai, 324;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:24 - the sons of [fn]Hariph, 112;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:25 - the sons of [fn]Gibeon, 95;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:26 - the men of Bethlehem and Netophah, 188;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:27 - the men of Anathoth, 128;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:28 - the men of [fn]Beth-azmaveth, 42;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:29 - the men of [fn]Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, 743;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:30 - the men of Ramah and Geba, 621;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:31 - the men of Michmas, 122;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:32 - the men of Bethel and Ai, 123;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:33 - the men of the other Nebo, 52;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:34 - the sons of the other Elam, 1,254;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:35 - the sons of Harim, 320;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:36 - the [fn]men of Jericho, 345;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:37 - the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 721;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:38 - the sons of Senaah, 3,930.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:39 - The priests: the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, 973;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:40 - the sons of Immer, 1,052;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:41 - the sons of Pashhur, 1,247;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:42 - the sons of Harim, 1,017.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:43 - The Levites: the sons of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, of the sons of [fn]Hodevah, 74.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:44 - The singers: the sons of Asaph, 148.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:45 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:46 - The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:47 - the sons of Keros, the sons of [fn]Sia, the sons of Padon,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:48 - the sons of Lebana, the sons of Hagaba, the sons of Shalmai,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:49 - the sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:50 - the sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:51 - the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:52 - the sons of Besai, the sons of Meunim, the sons of [fn]Nephushesim,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:53 - the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:54 - the sons of [fn]Bazlith, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:55 - the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:56 - the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:57 - The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of [fn]Sophereth, the sons of [fn]Perida,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:58 - the sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:59 - the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, and the sons of [fn]Amon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:60 - All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants totaled 392.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:61 - These were the ones who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, [fn]Addon, and Immer; but they could not provide evidence for their fathers’ households or their [fn]descendants, whether they were of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:62 - the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, 642.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:63 - And 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 after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:64 - These searched among their ancestral registration, but it could not be located; therefore they were considered unclean and disqualified from the priesthood.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:65 - And the [fn]governor said to them that they were not to eat from the most holy things until a priest arose with Urim and Thummim.

Total of People and Gifts

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:66 - The whole assembly together totaled 42,360,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:67 - besides their male slaves and their female slaves, [fn]of whom there were 7,337; and they had 245 male and female singers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:68 - [fn]Their horses were 736; their mules, 245;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:69 - their camels, 435; their donkeys, 6,720.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:70 - Some of the heads of fathers’ households gave to the work. The [fn]governor gave to the treasury a thousand gold drachmas, fifty basins, and 530 priests’ garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:71 - And some of the heads of fathers’ households gave to the treasury for the work twenty thousand gold drachmas and 2,200 silver minas.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:72 - What the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand gold drachmas, two thousand silver minas, and sixty-seven priests’ garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:73 - 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.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit shut the doors and bolt
Lit and I found written in it
Lit sons
In Ezra 2:2, Seraiah
In Ezra 2:2, Reelaiah
In Ezra 2:2, Mispar
In Ezra 2:2, Rehum
In Ezra 2:10, Bani
In Ezra 2:18, Jorah
In Ezra 2:20, Gibbar
In Ezra 2:24, Azmaveth
In Ezra 2:25, Kiriath-arim
Lit sons
In Ezra 2:40, Hodaviah, in Ezra 3:9, Judah
In Ezra 2:44, Siaha
In Ezra 2:50, Nephisim
In Ezra 2:52, Bazluth
In Ezra 2:55, Hassophereth
In Ezra 2:55, Peruda
In Ezra 2:57, Ami
In Ezra 2:59, Addan
Lit seed
Heb Tirshatha, a Persian title
Lit these
As in some ancient mss and LXX; verse not in MT
Heb Tirshatha, a Persian title

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