Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Nehemiah 7 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:1 - Now when the wall had been built and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:2 - I gave my brother Hana'ni and Hanani'ah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem, for he was a more faithful and God-fearing man than many.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:3 - And I said to them, "Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while they are still standing guard let them shut and bar the doors. Appoint guards from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each to his station and each opposite his own house."
(Ezr 2:1–70 )
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:4 - The city was wide and large, but the people within it were few and no houses had been built.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:5 - Then God put it into my mind to assemble the nobles and the officials and the people to be enrolled by genealogy. And I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up at the first, and I found written in it:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:6 - These were the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnez'zar the king of Babylon had carried into exile; they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his town.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:7 - They came with Zerub'babel, Jeshua, Nehemi'ah, Azari'ah, Raami'ah, Naham'ani, Mor'decai, Bilshan, Mis'pereth, Bigva'i, Nehum, Ba'anah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:8 - the sons of Parosh, two thousand a hundred and seventy-two.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:9 - The sons of Shephati'ah, 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 Pa'hath-mo'ab, namely the sons of Jeshua and Jo'ab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:12 - The sons of Elam, a 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 Zac'cai, seven hundred and sixty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:15 - The sons of Bin'nui, six hundred and forty-eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:16 - The sons of Be'bai, 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 Adoni'kam, six hundred and sixty-seven.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:19 - The sons of Bigva'i, 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, namely of Hezeki'ah, ninety-eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:22 - The sons of Hashum, three hundred and twenty-eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:23 - The sons of Be'zai, three hundred and twenty-four.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:24 - The sons of Hariph, a hundred and twelve.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:25 - The sons of Gibeon, ninety-five.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:26 - The men of Bethlehem and Neto'phah, a hundred and eighty-eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:27 - The men of An'athoth, a hundred and twenty-eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:28 - The men of Beth-az'maveth, forty-two.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:29 - The men of Kir'iath-je'arim, Chephi'rah, and Be-er'oth, 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, a hundred and twenty-two.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:32 - The men of Bethel and Ai, a 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, a 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 Sena'ah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:39 - The priests: the sons of Jedai'ah, namely the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:40 - The sons of Immer, a thousand and fifty-two.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:41 - The sons of Pashhur, a thousand two hundred and forty-seven.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:42 - The sons of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:43 - The Levites: the sons of Jeshua, namely of Kad'mi-el of the sons of Ho'devah, seventy-four.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:44 - The singers: the sons of Asaph, a 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 Hati'ta, the sons of Sho'bai, a hundred and thirty-eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:46 - The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasu'pha, the sons of Tabba'oth,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:47 - the sons of Keros, the sons of Si'a, the sons of Padon,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:48 - the sons of Leba'na, the sons of Hag'aba, the sons of Shalmai,
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 Re-ai'ah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Neko'da,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:51 - the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Pase'ah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:52 - the sons of Besai, the sons of Me-u'nim, the sons of Nephush'esim,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:53 - the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Haku'pha, the sons of Harhur,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:54 - the sons of Bazlith, the sons of Mehi'da, the sons of Harsha,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:55 - the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sis'era, the sons of Temah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:56 - the sons of Nezi'ah, the sons of Hati'pha.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:57 - The sons of Solomon's servants: the sons of So'tai, the sons of So'phereth, the sons of Peri'da,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:58 - the sons of Ja'ala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:59 - the sons of Shephati'ah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Po'chereth-hazzeba'im, the sons of Amon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:60 - All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon's servants were three hundred and ninety-two.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:61 - The following were those who came up from Tel-me'lah, Tel-har'sha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer, but they could not prove their fathers' houses nor their descent, whether they belonged to Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:62 - the sons of Delai'ah, the sons of Tobi'ah, the sons of Neko'da, six hundred and forty-two.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:63 - Also, of the priests: the sons of Hobai'ah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzil'lai (who had taken a wife of the daughters of Barzil'lai the Gileadite and was called by their name).
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:64 - These sought their registration among those enrolled in the genealogies, but it was not found there, so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:65 - the governor told them that they were not to partake of the most holy food, until a priest with Urim and Thummim should arise.

Total of People and Gifts

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:66 - The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:67 - besides their menservants and maidservants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred and forty-five singers, male and female.
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 their asses six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:70 - Now some of the heads of fathers' houses gave to the work. The governor gave to the treasury a thousand darics of gold, fifty basins, five hundred and thirty priests' garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:71 - And some of the heads of fathers' houses gave into the treasury of the work twenty thousand darics of gold and two thousand two hundred minas of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:72 - And what the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand darics of gold, two thousand minas of silver, and sixty-seven priests' garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:73 - So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and all Israel, lived in their towns. And when the seventh month had come, the children of Israel were in their towns.

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan