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Nehemiah 7 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:1 - When the wall had been rebuilt and I had positioned the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:2 - I then put in charge over Jerusalem my brother Hanani and Hananiah the chief of the citadel, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many do.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:3 - I said to them, "The gates of Jerusalem must not be opened in the early morning, until those who are standing guard close the doors and lock them. Position residents of Jerusalem as guards, some at their guard stations and some near their homes."

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:4 - Now the city was spread out and large, and there were not a lot of people in it. At that time houses had not been rebuilt.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:5 - My God placed it on my heart to gather the leaders, the officials, and the ordinary people so they could be enrolled on the basis of genealogy. I found the genealogical records of those who had formerly returned. Here is what I found written in that record:

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:6 - These are the people of the province who returned from the captivity of the exiles, whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had forced into exile. They returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, each to his own city.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:7 - They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah. The number of Israelite men was as follows:

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:8 - the descendants of Parosh, 2,172;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:9 - the descendants of Shephatiah, 372;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:10 - the descendants of Arah, 652;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:11 - the descendants of Pahath-Moab (from the line of Jeshua and Joab), 2,818;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:12 - the descendants of Elam, 1,254;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:13 - the descendants of Zattu, 845;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:14 - the descendants of Zaccai, 760;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:15 - the descendants of Binnui, 648;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:16 - the descendants of Bebai, 628;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:17 - the descendants of Azgad, 2,322;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:18 - the descendants of Adonikam, 667;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:19 - the descendants of Bigvai, 2,067;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:20 - the descendants of Adin, 655;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:21 - the descendants of Ater (through Hezekiah), 98;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:22 - the descendants of Hashum, 328;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:23 - the descendants of Bezai, 324;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:24 - the descendants of Harif, 112;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:25 - the descendants of 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 the family of Azmaveth, 42;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:29 - the men of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth, 743;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:30 - the men of Ramah and Geba, 621;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:31 - the men of Micmash, 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 descendants of the other Elam, 1,254;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:35 - the descendants of Harim, 320;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:36 - the descendants of Jericho, 345;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:37 - the descendants of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 721;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:38 - the descendants of Senaah, 3,930.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:39 - The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua), 973;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:40 - the descendants of Immer, 1,052;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:41 - the descendants of Pashhur, 1,247;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:42 - the descendants of Harim, 1,017.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:43 - The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua (through Kadmiel, through the line of Hodaviah), 74.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:44 - The singers: the descendants of Asaph, 148.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:45 - The gatekeepers: the descendants of Shallum, the descendants of Ater, the descendants of Talmon, the descendants of Akkub, the descendants of Hatita, and the descendants of Shobai, 138.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:46 - The temple servants: the descendants of Ziha, the descendants of Hasupha, the descendants of Tabbaoth,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:47 - the descendants of Keros, the descendants of Sia, the descendants of Padon,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:48 - the descendants of Lebanah, the descendants of Hagabah, the descendants of Shalmai,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:49 - the descendants of Hanan, the descendants of Giddel, the descendants of Gahar,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:50 - the descendants of Reaiah, the descendants of Rezin, the descendants of Nekoda,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:51 - the descendants of Gazzam, the descendants of Uzzah, the descendants of Paseah,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:52 - the descendants of Besai, the descendants of Meunim, the descendants of Nephussim,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:53 - the descendants of Bakbuk, the descendants of Hakupha, the descendants of Harhur,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:54 - the descendants of Bazluth, the descendants of Mehida, the descendants of Harsha,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:55 - the descendants of Barkos, the descendants of Sisera, the descendants of Temah,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:56 - the descendants of Neziah, the descendants of Hatipha.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:57 - The descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of Sotai, the descendants of Sophereth, the descendants of Perida,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:58 - the descendants of Jaala, the descendants of Darkon, the descendants of Giddel,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:59 - the descendants of Shephatiah, the descendants of Hattil, the descendants of Pokereth-Hazzebaim, and the descendants of Amon.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:60 - All the temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon, 392.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:61 - These are the ones who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon, and Immer (although they were unable to certify their family connection or their ancestry, as to whether they were really from Israel):

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:62 - the descendants of Delaiah, the descendants of Tobiah, and the descendants of Nekoda, 642.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:63 - And from among the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, the descendants of Hakkoz, and the descendants of Barzillai (who had married a woman from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name).

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:64 - They searched for their records in the genealogical materials, but none were found. They were therefore excluded from the priesthood.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:65 - The governor instructed them not to eat any of the sacred food until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:66 - The entire group numbered 42,360,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:67 - not counting their 7,337 male and female servants. They also had 245 male and female singers.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:68 - They had 736 horses, 245 mules,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:69 - (7:68) 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:70 - Some of the family leaders contributed to the work. The governor contributed to the treasury 1,000 gold drachmas, 50 bowls, and 530 priestly garments.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:71 - Some of the family leaders gave to the project treasury 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,200 silver minas.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:72 - What the rest of the people gave amounted to 20,000 gold drachmas, 2,000 silver minas, and 67 priestly garments.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:73 - The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and all the rest of Israel lived in their cities.

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