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Nehemiah 7

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1Now when the building of the wall was complete and I had put up the doors, and the door-keepers and the music-makers and the Levites had been given their places,
2I made my brother Hanani, and Hananiah, the ruler of the tower, responsible for the government of Jerusalem: for he was a man of good faith, fearing God more than most.
3And I said to them, Do not let the doors of Jerusalem be open till the sun is high; and while the watchmen are in their places, let the doors be shut and locked: and let the people of Jerusalem be put on watch, every one in his watch, opposite his house.
4Now the town was wide and great: but the people in it were only a small number, and the houses had not been put up.
5And my God put it into my heart to get together the rulers and the chiefs and the people so that they might be listed by families. And I came across a record of the names of those who came up at the first, and in it I saw these words:
6These are the people of the divisions of the kingdom, among those who had been made prisoners by Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, and taken away by him, who went back to Jerusalem and Judah, every one to his town;
7Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
8The children of Parosh, two thousand, one hundred and seventy-two.
9The children of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy-two.
10The children of Arah, six hundred and fifty-two.
11The children of Pahath-moab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand, eight hundred and eighteen.
12The children of Elam, a thousand, two hundred and fifty-four.
13The children of Zattu, eight hundred and forty-five.
14The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty.
15The children of Binnui, six hundred and forty-eight.
16The children of Bebai, six hundred and twenty-eight.
17The children of Azgad, two thousand, three hundred and twenty-two.
18The children of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-seven.

19The children of Bigvai, two thousand and sixty-seven.
20The children of Adin, six hundred and fifty-five.
21The children of Ater, of Hezekiah, ninety-eight.
22The children of Hashum, three hundred and twenty-eight.
23The children of Bezai, three hundred and twenty-four.
24The children of Hariph, a hundred and twelve.
25The children of Gibeon, ninety-five.
26The men of Beth-lehem and Netophah, a hundred and eighty-eight.
27The men of Anathoth, a hundred and twenty-eight.
28The men of Beth-azmaveth, forty-two.
29The men of Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three.
30The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one.
31The men of Michmas, a hundred and twenty-two.
32The men of Beth-el and Ai, a hundred and twenty-three.
33The men of the other Nebo, fifty-two.
34The children of the other Elam, a thousand, two hundred and fifty-four.
35The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
36The children of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five.

37The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-one.
38The children of Senaah, three thousand, nine hundred and thirty.
39The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the family of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three.
40The children of Immer, a thousand and fifty-two.
41The children of Pashhur, a thousand, two hundred and forty-seven.
42The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
43The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, of the children of Hodevah, seventy-four.
44The music-makers: the children of Asaph, a hundred and forty-eight.
45The door-keepers: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, a hundred and thirty-eight.
46The Nethinim: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
47The children of Keros, the children of Sia, the children of Padon,
48The children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the children of Salmai,
49The children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar,
50The children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda,
51The children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Paseah,
52The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephushesim,
53The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,
54The children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,

55The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Temah,
56The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
57The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida,
58The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
59The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the children of Amon.
60All the Nethinim and the children of Solomon's servants were three hundred and ninety-two.
61All these were the people who went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer; but because they had no knowledge of their fathers' families or offspring, it was not certain if they were Israelites:
62The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred and forty-two.
63And of the priests: the children of Hobaiah, the children of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, who was married to one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and took their name.
64They made search for their record among the lists of families, but their names were nowhere to be seen, so they were looked on as unclean and no longer priests.
65And the Tirshatha said that they were not to have the most holy things for their food, till a priest came to give decision by the Urim and Thummim.
66The number of all the people together was forty-two thousand, three hundred and sixty;
67As well as their men-servants and their women-servants, of whom there were seven thousand, three hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred and forty-five men and women to make music.
68They had seven hundred and thirty-six horses, two hundred and forty-five transport beasts;
69Four hundred and thirty-five camels, six thousand, seven hundred and twenty asses.
70And some of the heads of families gave money for the work. The Tirshatha gave into the store a thousand darics of gold, fifty basins, five hundred and thirty priests' robes.
71And some of the heads of families gave into the store for the work twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand, two hundred pounds of silver.
72And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand pounds of silver, and sixty-seven priests' robes.

73So the priests and the Levites and the door-keepers and the music-makers and some of the people and the Nethinim, and all Israel, were living in their towns.