NASB — Nehemiah 7 — KJV

Census of First Returned Exiles

1 Now when athe wall was rebuilt and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed, 2 then I put aHanani my brother, and bHananiah the commander of cthe fortress, in charge of Jerusalem, for he was da faithful man and feared God more than many. 3 Then I said to them, “Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot, and while they are standing [guard], let them shut and bolt the doors. Also appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each at his post, and each in front of his own house.” 4 Now the city was large and spacious, but the people in it were few and the houses were not built.

[1] aNe 6:1, 15
[2] aNe 1:2 bNe 10:23 cNe 2:8 dNe 13:13

5aThen my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the people to be enrolled by genealogies. Then I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up first Iin which I found the following record:

[5] ILit and I found written in it aPv 2:6; 3:6

6aThese are the Ipeople of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his city, 7 who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, IAzariah, IIRaamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, IIIMispereth, Bigvai, IVNehum, Baanah.

¶ The number of men of the people of Israel: 8 the sons of Parosh, 2,172; 9 the sons of Shephatiah, 372; 10 the sons of Arah, 652; 11 the sons of Pahath-moab of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,818; 12 the sons of Elam, 1,254; 13 the sons of Zattu, 845; 14 the sons of Zaccai, 760; 15 the sons of IBinnui, 648; 16 the sons of Bebai, 628; 17 the sons of Azgad, 2,322; 18 the sons of Adonikam, 667; 19 the sons of Bigvai, 2,067; 20 the sons of Adin, 655; 21 the sons of Ater, of Hezekiah, 98; 22 the sons of Hashum, 328; 23 the sons of Bezai, 324; 24 the sons of IHariph, 112; 25 the sons of IGibeon, 95; 26 the men of Bethlehem and Netophah, 188; 27 the men of Anathoth, 128; 28 the men of IBeth-azmaveth, 42; 29 the men of IKiriath-jearim, Chephirah and Beeroth, 743; 30 the men of Ramah and Geba, 621; 31 the men of Michmas, 122; 32 the men of Bethel and Ai, 123; 33 the men of the other Nebo, 52; 34 the sons of the other Elam, 1,254; 35 the sons of Harim, 320; 36 the Imen of Jericho, 345; 37 the sons of Lod, Hadid and Ono, 721; 38 the sons of Senaah, 3,930.

[6] ILit sons aEzr 2:1-70
[7] IIn Ezr 2:2, Seraiah IIIn Ezr 2:2, Reelaiah IIIIn Ezr 2:2, Mispar IVIn Ezr 2:2, Rehum
[15] IIn Ezr 2:10, Bani
[24] IIn Ezr 2:18, Jorah
[25] IIn Ezr 2:20, Gibbar
[28] IIn Ezr 2:24, Azmaveth
[29] IIn Ezr 2:25, Kiriath-arim
[36] ILit sons

39 ¶ The priests: the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, 973; 40 the sons of Immer, 1,052; 41 the sons of Pashhur, 1,247; 42 the sons of Harim, 1,017.

43 ¶ The Levites: the sons of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, of the sons of IHodevah, 74. 44 The singers: the sons of Asaph, 148. 45 The gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, 138.

[43] IIn Ezr 2:40, Hodaviah

46 ¶ The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth, 47 the sons of Keros, the sons of ISia, the sons of Padon, 48 the sons of Lebana, the sons of Hagaba, the sons of Shalmai, 49 the sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, 50 the sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, 51 the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, 52 the sons of Besai, the sons of Meunim, the sons of INephushesim, 53 the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur, 54 the sons of IBazlith, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha, 55 the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah, 56 the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.

[47] IIn Ezr 2:44, Siaha
[52] IIn Ezr 2:50, Nephisim
[54] IIn Ezr 2:52, Bazluth

57 ¶ The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of ISophereth, the sons of IIPerida, 58 the sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel, 59 the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the sons of IAmon.

[57] IIn Ezr 2:55, Hassophereth IIIn Ezr 2:55, Peruda
[59] IIn Ezr 2:57, Ami

60 ¶ All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants [were] 392.

61 ¶ These [were] they who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, IAddon and Immer; but they could not show their fathers’ houses or their IIdescendants, whether they were of Israel: 62 the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, 642. 63 Of the priests: the sons of IHobaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai, the Gileadite, and was named after them. 64 These searched [among] their ancestral registration, but it could not be located; therefore they were considered unclean [and excluded] from the priesthood. 65 aThe Igovernor said to them that they should not eat from the most holy things until a priest arose with bUrim and Thummim.

[61] IIn Ezr 2:59, Addan IILit seed
[63] IIn Ezr 2:61, Habaiah
[65] IHeb Tirshatha, a Persian title aNe 8:9; 10:1 bEx 28:30; Dt 33:8

Total of People and Gifts

66 ¶ The whole assembly together [was] 42,360, 67 besides their male and their female servants, Iof whom [there were] 7,337; and they had 245 male and female singers. 68 IaTheir horses were 736; their mules, 245; 69 [their] camels, 435; [their] donkeys, 6,720.

[67] ILit these
[68] ISo with some ancient mss and Gr aEzr 2:66

70 ¶ Some from among the heads of fathers’ [households] gave to the work. The Iagovernor gave to the treasury 1,000 gold drachmas, 50 basins, 530 priests’ garments. 71 Some of the heads of fathers’ [households] gave into the treasury of the work 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,200 silver minas. 72 That which the rest of the people gave was 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,000 silver minas and 67 priests’ garments.

[70] IHeb Tirshatha, a Persian title aNe 7:65; 8:9

73 ¶ Now athe priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants and all Israel, lived in their cities.

bAnd when the seventh month came, the sons of Israel [were] in their cities.

[73] a1Ch 9:2 bEzr 3:1

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Nehemiah committeth the charge of Jerusalem to Hanani and Hananiah.

1 ¶ Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed, 2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he [was] a faithful man, and feared God above many. 3 And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar [them]: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one [to be] over against his house. 4 Now the city [was] large and great: but the people [were] few therein, and the houses [were] not builded.

[1] 1Ch 23:1; 25:1; 2Ch 31:2; Ezr 3:8; Ne 3:1, 3; 6:1, 15; 10:39; 11:3; 12:24.
[2] Gn 42:18; Ex 18:21; Nu 12:7; 2S 23:3; 1K 18:3, 12; Ne 1:2; 2:8; 5:15; 10:23; Jb 1:1; Ps 101:6; Is 33:5; Dn 6:4; Mt 24:45; 25:21; Lk 16:10; 1Co 4:2; 2Ti 2:2.
[3] Ne 3:23, 28; 13:19; Ps 127:1; Mt 10:16.
[4] Is 58:12; Hg 1:4; Mt 6:33.

A register of the genealogy of them which came at the first out of Babylon,

5 ¶ And my God put into mine heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of them which came up at the first, and found written therein, 6 These [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 came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his city; 7 Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number, [I say], of the men of the people of Israel [was this];

[5] 1Ch 9:1; Ezr 2:62; 7:27; Ne 5:19; 6:14; 7:64; Is 28:26; 1Co 15:10; 2Co 3:5; 8:16; Php 2:12; Col 1:29; Jm 1:16.
[6] 2K 24:14; 25:11; 2Ch 36:1; Ezr 2:1; 5:8; 6:2; Jr 39:1; 52:1.
[7] Ezr 2:2; 3:8; 5:2; Ne 2:2; 12:1, 3, 7, 10; Ezk 1:11; Hg 1:1; Zc 3:1; Mt 1:12.

of the people,

8 The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and two. 9 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two. 10 The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two. 11 The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand and eight hundred [and] eighteen. 12 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four. 13 The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five. 14 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore. 15 The children of Binnui, six hundred forty and eight. 16 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and eight. 17 The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty and two. 18 The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and seven. 19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and seven. 20 The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five. 21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight. 22 The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight. 23 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and four. 24 The children of Hariph, an hundred and twelve. 25 The children of Gibeon, ninety and five. 26 The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, an hundred fourscore and eight. 27 The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight. 28 The men of Bethazmaveth, forty and two. 29 The men of Kirjathjearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty and three. 30 The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty and one. 31 The men of Michmas, an hundred and twenty and two. 32 The men of Bethel and Ai, an hundred twenty and three. 33 The men of the other Nebo, fifty and two. 34 The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four. 35 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty. 36 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five. 37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and one. 38 The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.

[8] Ezr 2:3; 8:3; Ne 10:14, 25.
[9] Ezr 2:4; 8:8.
[10] Ezr 2:5; Ne 6:18.
[11] Ezr 2:6; 8:4; Ne 10:14.
[12] Ezr 2:7; 8:7; 10:26.
[13] Ezr 2:8.
[14] Ezr 2:9.
[15] Ezr 2:10.
[16] Ezr 2:11.
[17] Ezr 2:12.
[18] Ezr 2:13.
[19] Ezr 2:2, 14, 56.
[20] Ezr 2:15.
[21] Ezr 2:16.
[22] Ezr 2:19.
[23] Ezr 2:17.
[24] Ezr 2:18.
[25] Ezr 2:20.
[26] Ezr 2:21.
[27] Ezr 2:23; Is 10:30; Jr 1:1; 11:21.
[28] Ezr 2:24.
[29] Jsh 9:17; 18:25; Jg 18:12; Ezr 2:25.
[30] Jsh 18:24; Ezr 2:26.
[31] 1S 13:5, 23; Ezr 2:27; Is 10:28.
[32] Jsh 8:9, 17; Ezr 2:28.
[33] Ezr 2:29, 30.
[34] Ezr 2:31; Ne 7:12.
[35] Ezr 2:32; 10:31.
[36] Ezr 2:34.
[37] 1Ch 8:12; Ezr 2:33; Ne 6:2; 11:34.
[38] Ezr 2:35.

of the priests,

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

[39] 1Ch 24:7; Ezr 2:36.
[40] 1Ch 24:14; Ezr 2:37.
[41] 1Ch 9:12; 24:9; Ezr 2:38; 10:22.
[42] 1Ch 24:8; Ezr 2:39; 10:31.

of the Levites,

43 ¶ The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, [and] of the children of Hodevah, seventy and four.

[43] Ezr 2:40; Ne 3:9.

44 ¶ The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight.

[44] 1Ch 25:2; Ezr 2:41.

45 ¶ The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, an hundred thirty and eight.

[45] 1Ch 26:1; Ezr 2:42.

of the Nethinims,

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

[46] Lv 27:2; Jsh 9:23; 1Ch 9:2; Ezr 2:43.
[47] Ezr 2:44.
[48] Ezr 2:45, 46.
[51] Ezr 2:49.
[52] Ezr 2:50.
[54] Ezr 2:52.
[55] Ezr 2:53.

of Solomon's servants,

57 ¶ The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida, 58 The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel, 59 The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Amon. 60 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, [were] three hundred ninety and two. 61 And these [were] they which went up [also] from Telmelah, Telharesha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not shew their father's house, nor their seed, whether they [were] of Israel. 62 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred forty and two.

[57] Ezr 2:55; Ne 11:3.
[58] Ezr 2:56.
[59] Ezr 2:57.
[60] Ezr 2:58.
[61] Ezr 2:59.
[62] Ezr 2:60.

and of the priests which could not find their pedigree.

63 ¶ And of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, which took [one] of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after their name. 64 These sought their register [among] those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood. 65 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood [up] a priest with Urim and Thummim.

[63] 2S 17:27; 19:31; 1K 2:7; Ezr 2:61.
[64] Lv 4:3; 1Ch 9:1; Ne 7:5; 13:29; Mt 22:11; 25:11.
[65] Ex 28:30; Lv 2:3, 10; 6:17; 7:19; 10:17; 21:21; Nu 27:21; Dt 33:8; Ezr 2:63; Ne 8:9; 10:1.

The whole number of them, with their substance.

66 ¶ The whole congregation together [was] forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore, 67 Beside their manservants and their maidservants, of whom [there were] seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and they had two hundred forty and five singing men and singing women. 68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and five: 69 [Their] camels, four hundred thirty and five: six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses.

[66] Ezr 2:64.
[67] Ezr 2:65; Is 45:1; Jr 27:7.
[68] Ezr 2:66.
[69] He 6:10.

Their obligations.

70 ¶ And some of the chief of the fathers gave unto the work. The Tirshatha gave to the treasure a thousand drams of gold, fifty basons, five hundred and thirty priests' garments. 71 And [some] of the chief of the fathers gave to the treasure of the work twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand and two hundred pound of silver. 72 And [that] which the rest of the people gave [was] twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pound of silver, and threescore and seven priests' garments. 73 So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and [some] of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities; and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel [were] in their cities.

[70] Ex 12:22; 24:6; Nu 7:2; 1K 7:45; 1Ch 28:17; 29:3; 2Ch 4:8, 11; Ezr 2:68; Ne 8:9; 10:1; Jr 52:19.
[71] Jb 34:19; Lk 21:1; 2Co 8:12.
[73] Ezr 2:70; 3:1.

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