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Nehemiah 7 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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List of Returning Exiles
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:1 - Then it was, when the wall was built and I had hung the doors, when the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:2 - that I gave the charge of Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the leader of the citadel, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:3 - And I said to them, “Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while they stand guard, let them shut and bar the doors; and appoint guards from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, one at his watch station and another in front of his own house.”
The Captives Who Returned to Jerusalem
(Ezra 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 rebuilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:5 - Then my God put it into my heart to gather the nobles, the rulers, and the people, that they might be registered by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of those who had come up in the first return, and found written in it:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:6 - These[fn] are the people of the province who came back from the captivity, of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his city.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:7 - Those who came with Zerubbabel were Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth,[fn] Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:8 - the sons of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:9 - the sons of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:10 - the sons of Arah, six hundred and fifty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:11 - the sons of Pahath-Moab, of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:12 - the sons of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:13 - the sons of Zattu, eight hundred and forty-five;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:14 - the sons of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:15 - the sons of Binnui,[fn] six hundred and forty-eight;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:16 - the sons of Bebai, six hundred and twenty-eight;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:17 - the sons of Azgad, two thousand three hundred and twenty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:18 - the sons of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-seven;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:19 - the sons of Bigvai, two thousand and sixty-seven;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:20 - the sons of Adin, six hundred and fifty-five;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:21 - the sons of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety-eight;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:22 - the sons of Hashum, three hundred and twenty-eight;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:23 - the sons of Bezai, three hundred and twenty-four;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:24 - the sons of Hariph,[fn] one hundred and twelve;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:25 - the sons of Gibeon,[fn] ninety-five;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:26 - the men of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred and eighty-eight;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:27 - the men of Anathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:28 - the men of Beth Azmaveth,[fn] forty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:29 - the men of Kirjath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:30 - the men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:31 - the men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:32 - the men of Bethel and Ai, one hundred and twenty-three;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:33 - the men of the other Nebo, fifty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:34 - the sons of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:35 - the sons of Harim, three hundred and twenty;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:36 - the sons of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:37 - the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-one;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:38 - the sons of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:39 - The priests: the sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:40 - the sons of Immer, one thousand and fifty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:41 - the sons of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred and forty-seven;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:42 - the sons of Harim, one thousand and seventeen.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:43 - The Levites: the sons of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and of the sons of Hodevah,[fn] seventy-four.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:44 - The singers: the sons of Asaph, one hundred and forty-eight.
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, one hundred and thirty-eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:46 - The Nethinim: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:47 - the sons of Keros, the sons of Sia,[fn] the sons of Padon,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:48 - the sons of Lebana,[fn] the sons of Hagaba,[fn] the sons of Salmai,[fn]
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 Nephishesim,[fn]
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 Bazlith,[fn] the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:55 - the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Tamah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:56 - the sons of Neziah, and the sons of Hatipha.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:57 - The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Perida,[fn]
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 of Zebaim, and the sons of Amon.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:60 - All the Nethinim, and the sons of Solomon’s servants, were three hundred and ninety-two.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:61 - And these were the ones who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addon,[fn] and Immer, but they could not identify their father’s house nor their lineage, whether they were of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:62 - the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, six hundred and forty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:63 - and of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Koz,[fn] the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called by their name.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:64 - These sought their listing among those who were registered by genealogy, but it was not found; therefore they were excluded from the priesthood as defiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:65 - And the governor[fn] said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things till a priest could consult with the Urim and Thummim.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:66 - Altogether the whole assembly was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:67 - besides their male and female servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred and forty-five men and women singers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:68 - Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six, their mules two hundred and forty-five,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:69 - their camels four hundred and thirty-five, and donkeys six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:70 - And some of the heads of the fathers’ houses gave to the work. The governor[fn] gave to the treasury one thousand gold drachmas, fifty basins, and five hundred and thirty priestly garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:71 - Some of the heads of the fathers’ houses gave to the treasury of the work twenty thousand gold drachmas, and two thousand two hundred silver minas.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:72 - And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand gold drachmas, two thousand silver minas, and sixty-seven priestly garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:73 - So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the Nethinim, and all Israel dwelt in their cities. When the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.
NKJV Footnotes
Compare verses 6–72 with Ezra 2:1–70
Spelled Mispar in Ezra 2:2
Spelled Bani in Ezra 2:10
Called Jorah in Ezra 2:18
Called Gibbar in Ezra 2:20
Called Azmaveth in Ezra 2:24
Spelled Hodaviah in Ezra 2:40
Spelled Siaha in Ezra 2:44
Masoretic Text reads Lebanah.
Masoretic Text reads Hogabah.
Or Shalmai, or Shamlai
Spelled Nephusim in Ezra 2:50
Spelled Bazluth in Ezra 2:52
Spelled Peruda in Ezra 2:55
Spelled Ami in Ezra 2:57
Spelled Addan in Ezra 2:59
Or Hakkoz
Hebrew Tirshatha
Hebrew Tirshatha

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