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Nehemiah 7 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:1 - After the wall had been rebuilt and I had set the doors in place, the gatekeepers, the musicians and the Levites were appointed.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:2 - I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel, because he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most people do.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:3 - I said to them, “The gates of Jerusalem are not to be opened until the sun is hot. While the gatekeepers are still on duty, have them shut the doors and bar them. Also appoint residents of Jerusalem as guards, some at their posts and some near their own houses.”

The List of the Exiles Who Returned

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:4 - Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:5 - So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the common people for registration by families. I found the genealogical record of those who had been the first to return. This is what I found written there:

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:6 - These are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:7 - in company with Zerubbabel, Joshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum and Baanah): The list of the men of Israel:

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:8 -
the descendants of Parosh2,172

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of Shephatiah372

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of Arah652

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of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab)2,818

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of Elam1,254

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of Zattu845

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of Zakkai760

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of Binnui648

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of Bebai628

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of Azgad2,322

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of Adonikam667

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of Bigvai2,067

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of Adin655

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of Ater (through Hezekiah)98

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of Hashum328

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of Bezai324

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of Hariph112

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of Gibeon95

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the men of Bethlehem and Netophah188

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of Anathoth128

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of Beth Azmaveth42

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of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth743

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of Ramah and Geba621

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of Mikmash122

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of Bethel and Ai123

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of the other Nebo52

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of the other Elam1,254

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of Harim320

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of Jericho345

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of Lod, Hadid and Ono721

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of Senaah3,930

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

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of Immer1,052

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of Pashhur1,247

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of Harim1,017

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 musicians:
the descendants of Asaph148

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:45 - The gatekeepers:
the descendants of
Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita and Shobai138

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

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Keros, Sia, Padon,

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Lebana, Hagaba, Shalmai,

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Hanan, Giddel, Gahar,

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Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda,

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Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah,

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Besai, Meunim, Nephusim,

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Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,

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Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,

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Barkos, Sisera, Temah,

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Neziah and Hatipha

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

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Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,

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Shephatiah, Hattil,
Pokereth-Hazzebaim and Amon

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The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon392

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:61 - The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel:

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the descendants of
Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda642

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:64 - These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:65 - The governor, therefore, ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there should be a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:66 - The whole company numbered 42,360,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:67 - besides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 245 male and female singers.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:68 - There were 736 horses, 245 mules,[fn]

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:70 - Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 darics[fn] of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:71 - Some of the heads of the families gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 darics[fn] of gold and 2,200 minas[fn] of silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:72 - The total given by the rest of the people was 20,000 darics of gold, 2,000 minas[fn] of silver and 67 garments for priests.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:73 - The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the musicians and the temple servants, along with certain of the people and the rest of the Israelites, settled in their own towns. When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns,
NIV Footnotes
Some Hebrew manuscripts (see also Ezra 2:66); most Hebrew manuscripts do not have this verse.
That is, about 19 pounds or about 8.4 kilograms
That is, about 375 pounds or about 170 kilograms; also in verse 72
That is, about 1 1/3 tons or about 1.2 metric tons
That is, about 1 1/4 tons or about 1.1 metric tons
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