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Nehemiah 11

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1The leaders of the people were already living in Jerusalem. The rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to come and live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the other nine would stay in their own cities.
2Everyone praised those who were willing to move to Jerusalem.
3This is a list of the leaders of the province who came to live in Jerusalem. (Most of the Israelites lived on their own property in the towns of Judah. This included the priests, the Levites, the Temple servants, and the descendants of Solomon's servants who lived in their home towns.
4However, some of the people of Judah and Benjamin moved to Jerusalem.) From the tribe of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, son of Zechariah, son of Amariah, son of Shephatiah, son of Mahalalel, of the sons of Perez;
5and Maaseiah, son of Baruch, son of Col-hozeh, son of Hazaiah, son of Adaiah, son of Joiarib, son of Zechariah, a descendant of Shelah.
6The total of the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem was 468 men of ability.
7From the tribe of Benjamin: Sallu, son of Meshullam, son of Joed, son of Pedaiah, son of Kolaiah, son of Maaseiah, son of Ithiel, son of Jeshaiah,
8and after him Gabbai and Sallai, a total of 928.
9Joel son of Zichri was the officer in charge of them, and Judah son of Hassenuah was in second-in-command of the city.
10From the priests: Jedaiah, son of Joiarib, Jachin;
11Seraiah, son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, chief administrator of the Temple of God,
12and their fellow priests who served at the Temple, a total of 822; Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pelaliah, son of Amzi, son of Zechariah, son of Pashhur, son of Malchijah,
13and those who worked with him, family leaders, a total of 242; and Amashsai, son of Azarel, son of Ahzai, son of Meshillemoth, son of Immer,
14and those who worked with him, a total of 128 strong warriors. Zabdiel, son of Haggedolim, was in charge of them.
15From the Levites: Shemaiah, son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, son of Bunni;
16and Shabbethai and Jozabad, Levite leaders who were in charge of the outside work of God's Temple;
17Mattaniah, son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, who led out in giving thanks and praise; and Bakbukiah, who was second; and Abda, son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.
18The total number of priests in the holy city was 284.
19The gatekeepers: Akkub, Talmon, and their fellow workers, who guarded the gates: a total of 172.
20The other Israelites, with rest of the priests and Levites, lived in their home towns in Judah, each on their own property.
21The Temple servants lived on the hill of Ophel. Ziha and Gishpa were in charge of them.
22The one in charge of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi, son of Bani, son of Hashabiah, son of Mattaniah, son of Mica, one of Asaph's descendants, the singers who led the service in God's Temple.
23They had specific orders from the king who had instructed them to perform a daily service.
24Pethahiah, son of Meshezabel, a descendant of Zerah, son of Judah, was the king's advisor on all things relating to the Israelites.
25Regarding the villages with their nearby fields: some of the people of Judah lived in Kiriath-arba, Dibon, and Jekabzeel, and their smaller settlements;
26in Jeshua, Moladah, and Beth-pelet;
27in Hazar-shual, in Beersheba with its settlements,
28in Ziklag, in Mekonah and its settlements,
29in En-rimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth,
30Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, and Azekah and its settlements. They lived all the way from Beersheba to the Valley of Hinnom.
31The people of Benjamin from Geba lived in Michmash, Aija, and Bethel and its settlements,
32in Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
33Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
34Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
35Lod, Ono, and in the Valley of Craftsmen.
36Some divisions of the Levites of Judah also settled in Benjamin.