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Nehemiah 11 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The New Residents of Jerusalem

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:1 - Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem. The rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten of them to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the remaining nine were to stay in their own towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:2 - The people commended all who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:3 - These are the provincial leaders who settled in Jerusalem (now some Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants and descendants of Solomon’s servants lived in the towns of Judah, each on their own property in the various towns,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:4 - while other people from both Judah and Benjamin lived in Jerusalem): From the descendants of Judah:Athaiah son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, a descendant of Perez;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:5 - and Maaseiah son of Baruch, the son of Kol-Hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, a descendant of Shelah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:6 - The descendants of Perez who lived in Jerusalem totaled 468 men of standing.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:7 - From the descendants of Benjamin:Sallu 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:8 - and his followers, Gabbai and Sallai—928 men.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:9 - Joel son of Zikri was their chief officer, and Judah son of Hassenuah was over the New Quarter of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:10 - From the priests:Jedaiah; the son of Joiarib; Jakin;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:11 - Seraiah son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the official in charge of the house of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:12 - and their associates, who carried on work for the temple—822 men; Adaiah son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malkijah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:13 - and his associates, who were heads of families—242 men; Amashsai son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:14 - and his[fn] associates, who were men of standing—128. Their chief officer was Zabdiel son of Haggedolim.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:15 - From the Levites:Shemaiah son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:16 - Shabbethai and Jozabad, two of the heads of the Levites, who had charge of the outside work of the house of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:17 - Mattaniah son of Mika, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the director who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:18 - The Levites in the holy city totaled 284.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:19 - The gatekeepers:Akkub, Talmon and their associates, who kept watch at the gates—172 men.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:20 - The rest of the Israelites, with the priests and Levites, were in all the towns of Judah, each on their ancestral property.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:21 - The temple servants lived on the hill of Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were in charge of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:22 - The chief officer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mika. Uzzi was one of Asaph’s descendants, who were the musicians responsible for the service of the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:23 - The musicians were under the king’s orders, which regulated their daily activity.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:24 - Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, one of the descendants of Zerah son of Judah, was the king’s agent in all affairs relating to the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:25 - As for the villages with their fields, some of the people of Judah lived in Kiriath Arba and its surrounding settlements, in Dibon and its settlements, in Jekabzeel and its villages,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:26 - in Jeshua, in Moladah, in Beth Pelet,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:27 - in Hazar Shual, in Beersheba and its settlements,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:28 - in Ziklag, in Mekonah and its settlements,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:29 - in En Rimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:30 - Zanoah, Adullam and their villages, in Lachish and its fields, and in Azekah and its settlements. So they were living all the way from Beersheba to the Valley of Hinnom.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:31 - The descendants of the Benjamites from Geba lived in Mikmash, Aija, Bethel and its settlements,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:32 - in Anathoth, Nob and Ananiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:33 - in Hazor, Ramah and Gittaim,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:34 - in Hadid, Zeboim and Neballat,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:35 - in Lod and Ono, and in Ge Harashim.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:36 - Some of the divisions of the Levites of Judah settled in Benjamin.
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