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Nehemiah 7
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7After the wall was finished and I had set up the doors in the gates, the gatekeepers, singers, and Levites were appointed.H2346H1129H5975H1817H7778H7891H3881H6485 2I gave the responsibility of governing Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah, the commander of the fortress, for he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.H251H2607H2608H8269H1002H6680H3389H571H376H3372H430H7227 3I said to them, "Do not leave the gates open during the hottest part of the day. And even while the gatekeepers are on duty, have them shut and bar the doors. Appoint the residents of Jerusalem to act as guards, everyone on a regular watch. Some will serve at sentry posts and some in front of their own homes."H559H8179H3389H6605H8121H2527H5975H1479H1817H270H5975H4931H3427H3389H376H4929H376H1004

Nehemiah Registers the People

4At that time the city was large and spacious, but the population was small, and none of the houses had been rebuilt.H5892H7342H3027H1419H5971H4592H8432H1004H1129 5So my God gave me the idea to call together all the nobles and leaders of the city, along with the ordinary citizens, for registration. I had found the genealogical record of those who had first returned to Judah. This is what was written there.H430H5414H3820H6908H2715H5461H5971H3187H4672H5612H3188H5927H7223H4672H3789 6Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity. King Nebuchadnezzar had deported them to Babylon, but now they returned to Jerusalem and the other towns in Judah where they originally lived.H1121H4082H5927H7628H1473H5019H4428H894H1540H7725H3389H3063H376H5892 7Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the number of the men of Israel who returned from exile.H935H2216H3442H5166H5838H7485H5167H4782H1114H4559H902H5149H1196H4557H582H5971H3478 8The family of Parosh 2,172H1121H6551H8147H505H3967H7657H8147 9The family of Shephatiah 372H1121H8203H7969H3967H7657H8147 10The family of Arah 652H1121H733H8337H3967H2572H8147 11The family of Pahath-moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab) 2,818H1121H6355H1121H3442H3097H505H8083H3967H8083H6240 12The family of Elam 1,254H1121H5867H505H3967H2572H702 13The family of Zattu 845H1121H2240H8083H3967H705H2568 14The family of Zaccai 760H1121H2140H7651H3967H8346 15The family of Bani 648H1121H1131H8337H3967H705H8083 16The family of Bebai 628H1121H893H8337H3967H6242H8083 17The family of Azgad 2,322H1121H5803H8147H505H7969H3967H6242H8147 18The family of Adonikam 667H1121H140H8337H3967H8346H7651 19The family of Bigvai 2,067H1121H902H505H8346H7651 20The family of Adin 655H1121H5720H8337H3967H2572H2568 21The family of Ater (descendants of Hezekiah) 98H1121H333H2396H8673H8083 22The family of Hashum 328H1121H2828H7969H3967H6242H8083 23The family of Bezai 324H1121H1209H7969H3967H6242H702 24The family of Jorah 112H1121H2756H3967H8147H6240 25The family of Gibbar 95H1121H1391H8673H2568 26The people of Bethlehem and Netophah 188H582H1035H5199H3967H8084H8083 27The people of Anathoth 128H582H6068H3967H6242H8083 28The people of Beth-azmaveth 42H582H1041H705H8147 29The people of Kiriath-jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth 743H582H7157H3716H881H7651H3967H705H7969 30The people of Ramah and Geba 621H582H7414H1387H8337H3967H6242H259 31The people of Micmash 122H582H4363H3967H6242H8147 32The people of Bethel and Ai 123H582H1008H5857H3967H6242H7969 33The people of West Nebo 52H582H312H5015H2572H8147 34The citizens of West Elam 1,254H1121H312H5867H505H3967H2572H702 35The citizens of Harim 320H1121H2766H7969H3967H6242 36The citizens of Jericho 345H1121H3405H7969H3967H705H2568 37The citizens of Lod, Hadid, and Ono 721H1121H3850H2307H207H7651H3967H6242H259 38The citizens of Senaah 3,930H1121H5570H7969H505H8672H3967H7970 39These are the priests who returned from exile: The family of Jedaiah (through the line of Jeshua) 973H3548H1121H3048H1004H3442H8672H3967H7657H7969 40The family of Immer 1,052H1121H564H505H2572H8147 41The family of Pashhur 1,247H1121H6583H505H3967H705H7651 42The family of Harim 1,017H1121H2766H505H7651H6240 43These are the Levites who returned from exile: The families of Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah) 74H3881H1121H3442H6934H1121H1937H7657H702 44The singers of the family of Asaph 148H7891H1121H623H3967H705H8083 45The gatekeepers of the families of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai 138H7778H1121H7967H1121H333H1121H2929H1121H6126H1121H2410H1121H7630H3967H7970H8083 46The descendants of the following Temple servants returned from exile: Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,H5411H1121H6727H1121H2817H1121H2884 47Keros, Siaha, Padon,H1121H7026H1121H5517H1121H6303 48Lebanah, Hagabah, Shalmai,H1121H3838H1121H2286H1121H8014 49Hanan, Giddel, Gahar,H1121H2605H1121H1435H1121H1515 50Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda,H1121H7211H1121H7526H1121H5353 51Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah,H1121H1502H1121H5798H1121H6454 52Besai, Meunim, Nephusim,H1121H1153H1121H4586H1121H5300H5304 53Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,H1121H1227H1121H2709H1121H2744 54Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,H1121H1213H1121H4240H1121H2797 55Barkos, Sisera, Temah,H1121H1302H1121H5516H1121H8547 56Neziah, and Hatipha.H1121H5335H1121H2412 57The descendants of these servants of King Solomon returned from exile: Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,H1121H8010H5650H1121H5479H1121H5618H1121H6514 58Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,H1121H3279H1121H1874H1121H1435 59Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-hazzebaim, and Ami.H1121H8203H1121H2411H1121H6380H1121H526 60In all, the Temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants numbered 392.H5411H1121H8010H5650H7969H3967H8673H8147 61Another group returned at this time from the towns of Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Kerub, Addan, and Immer. However, they could not prove that they or their families were descendants of Israel.H5927H8528H8521H3743H114H564H3201H5046H1H1004H2233H3478 62This group included the families of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda—a total of 642 people.H1121H1806H1121H2900H1121H5353H8337H3967H705H8147 63Three families of priests—Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai—also returned. (This Barzillai had married a woman who was a descendant of Barzillai of Gilead, and he had taken her family name.)H3548H1121H2252H1121H6976H1121H1271H3947H1323H1271H1569H802H7121H8034 64They searched for their names in the genealogical records, but they were not found, so they were disqualified from serving as priests.H1245H3791H3187H4672H1351H3550 65The governor told them not to eat the priests' share of food from the sacrifices until a priest could consult the LORD about the matter by using the Urim and Thummim—the sacred lots.H8660H559H398H6944H6944H5975H3548H224H8550 66So a total of 42,360 people returned to Judah,H6951H259H702H7239H505H7969H3967H8346 67in addition to 7,337 servants and 245 singers, both men and women.H5650H519H7651H505H7969H3967H7970H7651H3967H705H2568H7891H7891 68They took with them 736 horses, 245 mules,H5483H7651H3967H7970H8337H6505H3967H705H2568 69435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.H1581H702H3967H7970H2568H8337H505H7651H3967H6242H2543 70Some of the family leaders gave gifts for the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 gold coins, 50 gold basins, and 530 robes for the priests.H7117H7218H1H5414H4399H8660H5414H214H505H1871H2091H2572H4219H2568H3967H7970H3548H3801 71The other leaders gave to the treasury a total of 20,000 gold coins and some 2,750 pounds of silver for the work.H7218H1H5414H214H4399H8147H7239H1871H2091H505H3967H4488H3701 72The rest of the people gave 20,000 gold coins, about 2,500 pounds of silver, and 67 robes for the priests.H7611H5971H5414H8147H7239H1871H2091H505H4488H3701H8346H7651H3548H3801

Ezra Reads the Law

73So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Temple servants, and some of the common people settled near Jerusalem. The rest of the people returned to their own towns throughout Israel. In October, when the Israelites had settled in their towns,H3548H3881H7778H7891H5971H5411H3478H3427H5892H7637H2320H5060H1121H3478H5892


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