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Nehemiah 11 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The People Dwelling in Jerusalem
The People Dwelling in Jerusalem
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:1 - Now the leaders of the people dwelt at Jerusalem; the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, the holy city, and nine-tenths were to dwell in other cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:2 - And the people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:3 - These are the heads of the province who dwelt in Jerusalem. (But in the cities of Judah everyone dwelt in his own possession in their cities—Israelites, priests, Levites, Nethinim, and descendants of Solomon’s servants.)
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:4 - Also in Jerusalem dwelt some of the children of Judah and of the children of Benjamin. The children of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, of the children of Perez;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:5 - 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 Shiloni.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:6 - All the sons of Perez who dwelt at Jerusalem were four hundred and sixty-eight valiant men.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:7 - And 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:8 - and after him Gabbai and Sallai, nine hundred and twenty-eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:9 - Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer, and Judah the son of Senuah[fn] was second over the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:10 - Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, and Jachin;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:11 - Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, was the leader of the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:12 - Their brethren who did the work of the house were eight hundred and twenty-two; 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:13 - and his brethren, heads of the fathers’ houses, were two hundred and forty-two; and Amashai the son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:14 - and their brethren, mighty men of valor, were one hundred and twenty-eight. Their overseer was Zabdiel the son of one of the great men.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:15 - Also of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:16 - Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the heads of the Levites, had the oversight of the business outside of the house of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:17 - Mattaniah the son of Micha,[fn] the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the leader who began the thanksgiving with prayer; Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:18 - All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred and eighty-four.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:19 - Moreover the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren who kept the gates, were one hundred and seventy-two.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:20 - And the rest of Israel, of the priests and Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, everyone in his inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:21 - But the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel. And Ziha and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:22 - Also the overseer of the Levites at Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micha, of the sons of Asaph, the singers in charge of the service of the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:23 - For it was the king’s command concerning them that a certain portion should be for the singers, a quota day by day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:24 - Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, was the king’s deputy[fn] in all matters concerning the people.
The People Dwelling Outside Jerusalem
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:25 - And as for the villages with their fields, some of the children of Judah dwelt in Kirjath Arba and its villages, Dibon and its villages, Jekabzeel and its villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:26 - in Jeshua, Moladah, Beth Pelet,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:27 - Hazar Shual, and Beersheba and its villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:28 - in Ziklag and Meconah and its villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:29 - in En Rimmon, Zorah, Jarmuth,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:30 - Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages; in Lachish and its fields; in Azekah and its villages. They dwelt from Beersheba to the Valley of Hinnom.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:31 - Also the children of Benjamin from Geba dwelt in Michmash, Aija, and Bethel, and their villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:32 - in Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:33 - in Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:34 - in Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:35 - in Lod, Ono, and the Valley of Craftsmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:36 - Some of the Judean divisions of Levites were in Benjamin.
NKJV Footnotes
Or Hassenuah
Or the son of Haggedolim
Or Michah
Literally at the king’s hand

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