1When the wall was finished and I had set up the doors in place, and the gatekeepers and singers and Levites had been appointed,
2I gave my brother Hanani charge over Jerusalem, along with Hananiah who had oversight of the fortress, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.
3I said to them, “Do not open the gates of Jerusalem until the sun is hot. While the gatekeepers are on guard, you may shut the doors and bar them. Appoint guards from those who live in Jerusalem, some at the place of their guard station, and some in front of their own homes.”
4Now the city was wide and large, but there were few people within it, and no houses had yet been rebuilt.
5My God put into my heart to gather together the nobles, the officials, and the people to enroll them by their families. I found the book of the genealogy of those who returned at the first and found the following written in it.
6“These are the people of the province who went up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon took into exile. They returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, each to his city.
7They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel included the following.
8The descendants of Parosh, 2,172.
9The descendants of Shephatiah, 372.
10The descendants of Arah, 652.
11The descendants of Pahath-Moab, through the descendants of Jeshua and Joab, 2,818.
12The descendants of Elam, 1,254.
13The descendants of Zattu, 845.
14The descendants of Zakkai, 760.
15The descendants of Binnui, 648.
16The descendants of Bebai, 628.
17The descendants of Azgad, 2,322.
18The descendants of Adonikam, 667.
19The descendants of Bigvai, 2,067.
20The descendants of Adin, 655.
21The descendants of Ater, of Hezekiah, 98.
22The descendants of Hashum, 328.
23The descendants of Bezai, 324.
24The descendants of Hariph, 112.
25The descendants of Gibeon, 95.
26The men from Bethlehem and Netophah, 188.
27The men from Anathoth, 128.
28The men of Beth Azmaveth, 42.
29The men of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth, 743.
30The men of Ramah and Geba, 621.
31The men of Michmas, 122.
32The men of Bethel and Ai, 123.
33The men of the other Nebo, 52.
34The people of the other Elam, 1,254.
35The men of Harim, 320.
36The men of Jericho, 345.
37The men of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 721.
38The men of Senaah, 3,930.
39The priests: The descendants of Jedaiah (of the house of Jeshua), 973.
40The descendants of Immer, 1,052.
41The descendants of Pashhur, 1,247.
42The descendants of Harim, 1,017.
43The Levites: The descendants of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, of Binnui, and of Hodevah, 74.
44The singers: The descendants of Asaph, 148.
45The gatekeepers of the descendants of Shallum, the descendants of Ater, the descendants of Talmon, the descendants of Akkub, the descendants of Hatita, the descendants of Shobai, 138.
46The temple servants: The descendants of Ziha, the descendants of Hasupha, the descendants of Tabbaoth,
47the descendants of Keros, the descendants of Sia, the descendants of Padon,
48the descendants of Lebana, the descendants of Hagaba, the descendants of Shalmai,
49the descendants of Hanan, the descendants of Giddel, the descendants of Gahar.
50The descendants of Reaiah, the descendants of Rezin, the descendants of Nekoda,
51the descendants of Gazzam, the descendants of Uzza, the descendants of Paseah,
52the descendants of Besai, the descendants of Meunim, the descendants of Nephushesim.
53The descendants of Bakbuk, the descendants of Hakupha, the descendants of Harhur,
54the descendants of Bazluth, the descendants of Mehida, the descendants of Harsha,
55the descendants of Barkos, the descendants of Sisera, the descendants of Temah,
56the descendants of Neziah, the descendants of Hatipha.
57The descendants of Solomon's servants: the descendants of Sotai, the descendants of Sophereth, the descendants of Perida,
58the descendants of Jaala, the descendants of Darkon, the descendants of Giddel,
59the descendants of Shephatiah, the descendants of Hattil, the descendants of Pochereth Hazzebaim, the descendants of Amon.
60All the temple servants, and the descendants of Solomon's servants, were 392.
61These were the people who went up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon, and Immer. But they could not prove that they or their ancestors' families were descendants from Israel:
62the descendants of Delaiah, the descendants of Tobiah, and the descendants of Nekoda, 642.
63Those who were from the priests: the descendants of Habaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai (who took his wife from the daughters of Barzillai of Gilead and was called by their name).
64These sought their records among those enrolled by their genealogy, but they could not be found, so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.
65Then the governor said to them that they should not be allowed to eat the priests' share of food from the sacrifices until there rose up a priest with Urim and Thummim.
66The whole assembly together was 42,360,
67besides their male servants and their female servants, of whom there were 7,337. They had 245 singing men and women.
68Their horses were 736 in number, their mules, 245,
69their camels, 435, and their donkeys, 6,720.
70Some from among the heads of ancestors' families gave gifts for the work. The governor gave to the treasury one thousand darics of gold, 50 basins, and 530 priestly garments.
71Some of the heads of ancestors' families gave into the treasury for the work twenty thousand darics of gold and 2,200 minas of silver.
72The rest of the people gave twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand minas of silver, and sixty-seven priestly garments.
73So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and all Israel lived in their cities. By the seventh month the people of Israel were settled in their cities.”