Nehemiah 7
Darby Bible Translation

Securing the City

1And it came to pass when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, that the doorkeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed. 2And I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the citadel, charge over Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man and feared God above many. 3And I said to them that the gates of Jerusalem should not be opened until the sun was hot, and that they should shut the doors and bar them while they stood by; and that there should be appointed watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one over against his house.

Census of First Returned Exiles

(Ezra 2:1-35)

4Now the city was large and great; but the people in it were few, and no houses were built.

5And my God put into my heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, for registration by genealogy. And I found a genealogical register of those that had come up at the first, and I found written in it:

6These are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and who came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one to his city; 7those who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel: 8The children of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two. 9The children of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy-two. 10The children of Arah, six hundred and fifty-two. 11The children of Pahath-Moab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen. 12The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred and fifty-four. 13The children of Zattu, eight hundred and forty-five. 14The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty. 15The children of Binnui, six hundred and forty-eight. 16The children of Bebai, six hundred and twenty-eight. 17The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred and twenty-two. 18The children of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-seven. 19The children of Bigvai, two thousand and sixty-seven. 20The children of Adin, six hundred and fifty-five. 21The children of Ater of [the family of] Hezekiah, ninety-eight. 22The children of Hashum, three hundred and twenty-eight. 23The children of Bezai, three hundred and twenty-four. 24The children of Hariph, a hundred and twelve. 25The children of Gibeon, ninety-five. 26The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, a hundred and eighty-eight. 27The men of Anathoth, a hundred and twenty-eight. 28The men of Beth-azmaveth, forty-two. 29The men of Kirjath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three. 30The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one. 31The men of Michmas, a hundred and twenty-two. 32The men of Bethel and Ai, a hundred and twenty-three. 33The men of the other Nebo, fifty-two. 34The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred and fifty-four. 35The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty. 36The children of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five. 37The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-one. 38The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.

The Priests

39The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three. 40The children of Immer, a thousand and fifty-two. 41The children of Pashhur, a thousand two hundred and forty-seven. 42The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.

The Levites

43The Levites: the children of Jeshua [and] of Kadmiel, of the children of Hodvah, seventy-four. 44The singers: the children of Asaph, a hundred and forty-eight. 45The doorkeepers: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, a hundred and thirty-eight.

The Temple Servants

46The Nethinim: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth, 47the children of Keros, the children of Sia, the children of Padon, 48the children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the children of Salmai, 49the children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, 50the children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, 51the children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Phaseah, 52the children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephishesim, 53the children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur, 54the children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha, 55the children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Thamah, 56the children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.

Descendants of Solomon's Servants

57The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida, 58the children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel, 59the children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth-Hazzebaim, the children of Amon.

60All the Nethinim, and the children of Solomon's servants, three hundred and ninety-two.

61And these are they that went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub-Addon and Immer; but they could not shew their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel. 62The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobijah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred and forty-two.

Priests who Could Not Find Their Pedigree

63And of the priests: the children of Hobaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called after their name. 64These sought their genealogical register, but it was not found; therefore were they, as polluted, removed from the priesthood. 65And the Tirshatha said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up the priest with Urim and Thummim.

Accounting of People and Offerings

(Ezra 2:68-70)

66The whole congregation together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty, 67besides their servants and their maids, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred and forty-five singing-men and singing-women. 68Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six; their mules, two hundred and forty-five; 69the camels, four hundred and thirty-five; the asses, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.

70And some of the chief fathers gave to the work. The Tirshatha gave to the treasure a thousand darics of gold, fifty basons, five hundred and thirty priests' coats. 71And [some] of the chief fathers gave to the treasure of the work twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand two hundred pounds of silver. 72And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand pounds of silver, and sixty-seven priests' coats.

73And the priests, and the Levites, and the doorkeepers, and the singers, and [some] of the people, and the Nethinim, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities. And when the seventh month came, and the children of Israel were in their cities,

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