7 1NOW WHEN the wall was built and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers, singers, and Levites had been appointed, 2I gave my brother Hanani, with Hananiah the ruler of the castle, charge over Jerusalem, for Hananiah was a more faithful and God-fearing man than many. 3I said to them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while the watchmen are still on guard, let them shut and bar the doors. Appoint guards from the people of Jerusalem, each to his watch [on the wall] and each opposite his own house. 4Now the city was wide and large, but the people in it were few, and their houses were not yet built. 5And my God put it into my mind and heart to assemble the nobles, the officers, and the people, that they might be counted by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of those who came [from Babylon] at the first, and found written in it: 6These are the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away; they returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, each to his town, 7Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah [not the author], Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The men of Israel numbered: 8The sons of Parosh, 2,172. 9The sons of Shephatiah, 372. 10The sons of Arah, 652. 11The sons of Pahath-moab, namely the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,818. 12The sons of Elam, 1,254. 13The sons of Zattu, 845. 14The sons of Zaccai, 760. 15The sons of Binnui, 648. 16The sons of Bebai, 628. 17The sons of Azgad, 2,322. 18The sons of Adonikam, 667. 19The sons of Bigvai, 2,067. 20The sons of Adin, 655. 21The sons of Ater, namely of Hezekiah, 98. 22The sons of Hashum, 328. 23The sons of Bezai, 324. 24The sons of Hariph, 112. 25The sons of Gibeon, 95. 26The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, 188. 27The men of Anathoth, 128. 28The men of Beth-azmaveth, 42. 29The men of Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, 743. 30The men of Ramah and Geba, 621. 31The men of Michmas, 122. 32The men of Bethel and Ai, 123. 33The men of the other Nebo, 52. 34The sons of the other Elam, 1,254. 35The sons of Harim, 320. 36The sons of Jericho, 345. 37The sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 721. 38The sons of Senaah, 3,930. 39The priests: the sons of Jedaiah, namely the house of Jeshua, 973. 40The sons of Immer, 1,052. 41The sons of Pashhur, 1,247. 42The sons of Harim, 1,017. 43The Levites: the sons of Jeshua, namely of Kadmiel of the sons of Hodevah, 74. 44The singers: the sons of Asaph, 148. 45The gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, of Ater, of Talmon, of Akkub, of Hatita, and of Shobai, 138. 46The Nethinim [temple servants]: the sons of Ziha, of Hasupha, of Tabbaoth, 47Of Keros, of Sia, of Padon, 48Of Lebana, of Hagaba, of Shalmai, 49Of Hanan, of Giddel, of Gahar, 50Of Reaiah, of Rezin, of Nekoda, 51Of Gazzam, of Uzza, of Paseah, 52Of Besai, of Meunim, of Nephushesim, 53Of Bakbuk, of Hakupha, of Harhur, 54Of Bazlith, of Mehida, of Harsha, 55Of Barkos, of Sisera, of Temah, 56Of Neziah, of Hatipha. 57The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, of Sophereth, of Perida, 58Of Jaala, of Darkon, of Giddel, 59Of Shephatiah, of Hattil, of Pochereth-hazzebaim, of Amon. 60All the Nethinim [temple servants] and the sons of Solomon’s servants, 392. 61And these were they who went up also from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer, but they [had no birth records and] could not prove their father’s house nor their descent, whether they were of Israel: 62The sons of Delaiah, of Tobiah, of Nekoda, 642. 63Of the priests: the sons of Hobaiah, of Hakkoz, and of Barzillai, who [was so named because he] married one of the daughters of the [noted] Gileadite Barzillai and was called by their name. 64These sought their registration among those recorded in the genealogies, but it was not found; so they were excluded from the priesthood as [ceremonially] unclean. 65The governor told them that they should refrain from eating any of the most holy food until a priest with Urim and Thummim should arise [to determine the will of God in the matter]. 66The congregation all together was 42,360, 67Besides their manservants and their maidservants, of whom there were 7,337; and they had 245 singers, men and women. 68Their horses were 736; their mules, 245; 69Their camels, 435; their donkeys, 6,720. 70And some of the heads of fathers’ houses gave to the work. The Tirshatha or governor gave to the treasury 1,000 darics of gold, 50 basins, 530 priests’ garments. 71Some of the heads of fathers’ houses gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 darics of gold and 2,200 minas of silver. 72What the rest of the people gave was 20,000 darics of gold, 2,000 minas of silver, and 67 priests’ garments. 73So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the Nethinim [the temple servants], along with all Israel, dwelt in their towns, and were in them when the seventh month came.
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