Nehemiah 7

After the wall had been rebuilt and I had set the doors in place, the gatekeepers, the musicians and the Levites were appointed. I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel, because he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most people do. I said to them, ‘The gates of Jerusalem are not to be opened until the sun is hot. While the gatekeepers are still on duty, make them shut the doors and bar them. Also appoint residents of Jerusalem as guards, some at their posts and some near their own houses.’

The list of the exiles who returned

Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt. So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the common people for registration by families. I found the genealogical record of those who had been the first to return. This is what I found written there:

These are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town, in company with Zerubbabel, Joshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum and Baanah):

The list of the men of Israel:

the descendants of Parosh
2,172

of Shephatiah
372

10 
of Arah
652

11 
of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Joshua and Joab)
2,818

12 
of Elam
1,254

13 
of Zattu
845

14 
of Zakkai
760

15 
of Binnui
648

16 
of Bebai
628

17 
of Azgad
2,322

18 
of Adonikam
667

19 
of Bigvai
2,067

20 
of Adin
655

21 
of Ater (through Hezekiah)
98

22 
of Hashum
328

23 
of Bezai
324

24 
of Hariph
112

25 
of Gibeon
95

26 
the men of Bethlehem and Netophah
188

27 
of Anathoth
128

28 
of Beth Azmaveth
42

29 
of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth
743

30 
of Ramah and Geba
621

31 
of Mikmash
122

32 
of Bethel and Ai
123

33 
of the other Nebo
52

34 
of the other Elam
1,254

35 
of Harim
320

36 
of Jericho
345

37 
of Lod, Hadid and Ono
721

38 
of Senaah
3,930

39 The priests:

the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua)
973

40 
of Immer
1,052

41 
of Pashhur
1,247

42 
of Harim
1,017

43 The Levites:

the descendants of Jeshua (through Kadmiel through the line of Hodaviah)
74

44 The musicians:

the descendants of Asaph
148

45 The gatekeepers:

the descendants of
Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita and Shobai
138

46 The temple servants:

the descendants of
Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
47 
Keros, Sia, Padon,
48 
Lebana, Hagaba, Shalmai,
49 
Hanan, Giddel, Gahar,
50 
Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda,
51 
Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah,
52 
Besai, Meunim, Nephussim,
53 
Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
54 
Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
55 
Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
56 
Neziah and Hatipha

57 The descendants of the servants of Solomon:

the descendants of
Sotai, Sophereth, Perida,
58 
Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,
59 
Shephatiah, Hattil,
Pokereth-Hazzebaim and Amon
60 
The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon
392

61 The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel:

62 
the descendants of
Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda
642

63 And from among the priests:

the descendants of
Hobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai (a man who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name).

64 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. 65 The governor, therefore, ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there should be a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.

66 The whole company numbered 42,360, 67 besides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 245 male and female singers. 68 There were 736 horses, 245 mules,
Some Hebrew manuscripts (see also Ezra 2:66); most Hebrew manuscripts do not have this verse.
69 435 camels and 6,720 donkeys.

70 Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 darics
That is, about 8.4 kilograms
of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests.
71 Some of the heads of the families gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 darics
That is, about 170 kilograms; also in verse 72
of gold and 2,200 minas
That is, about 1.2 metric tons
of silver.
72 The total given by the rest of the people was 20,000 darics of gold, 2,000 minas
That is, about 1.1 metric tons
of silver and 67 garments for priests.

73 The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the musicians and the temple servants, along with certain of the people and the rest of the Israelites, settled in their own towns.

Ezra reads the Law

When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns,
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