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Jehovah’s Witnesses



Nehemiah 11:1-36

11  Now the princes+ of the people had their dwelling in Jerusalem;+ but as for the rest of the people, they cast lots+ to bring in one out of every ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city,+ and the nine other parts in the other cities.  Moreover, the people blessed+ all the men who volunteered+ to dwell in Jerusalem.  And these are the heads of the jurisdictional district+ who dwelt in Jerusalem;+ but in the cities of Judah there dwelt, each one in his own possession, in their cities,+ Israel,+ the priests+ and the Levites,+ and the Nethʹi·nim*+ and the sons of the servants of Solʹo·mon.+  Also, in Jerusalem there dwelt some of the sons of Judah and some of the sons of Benjamin.+ Of the sons of Judah there were A·thaiʹah the son of Uz·ziʹah the son of Zech·a·riʹah the son of Am·a·riʹah the son of Sheph·a·tiʹah the son of Ma·halʹa·lel of the sons of Peʹrez;+  and Ma·a·seiʹah the son of Barʹuch the son of Col·hoʹzeh the son of Ha·zaiʹah the son of A·daiʹah the son of Joiʹa·rib the son of Zech·a·riʹah the son of the She·laʹnite.*  All the sons of Peʹrez who were dwelling in Jerusalem were four hundred and sixty-eight, capable men.  And these were the sons of Benjamin:+ Salʹlu the son of Me·shulʹlam+ the son of Joʹed the son of Pe·daiʹah the son of Ko·laiʹah the son of Ma·a·seiʹah the son of Ithʹi·el the son of Je·shaʹiah;  and after him* Gab·baʹi [and] Sal·laʹi,* nine hundred and twenty-eight;  and Joel the son of Zichʹri, an overseer* over them, and Judah the son of Has·se·nuʹah over the city as second. 10  Of the priests: Je·daʹiah the son of Joiʹa·rib,+ Jaʹchin,+ 11  Se·raiʹah the son of Hil·kiʹah the son of Me·shulʹlam+ the son of Zaʹdok+ the son of Me·raʹioth the son of A·hiʹtub,+ a leader of the house of the [true] God; 12  and their brothers the doers of the work of the house,+ eight hundred and twenty-two; and A·daiʹah the son of Je·roʹham+ the son of Pel·a·liʹah the son of Amʹzi the son of Zech·a·riʹah the son of Pashʹhur+ the son of Mal·chiʹjah,+ 13  and his brothers, heads of paternal houses,+ two hundred and forty-two, and A·mashʹsai the son of Azʹar·el the son of Ahʹzai the son of Me·shilʹle·moth the son of Imʹmer, 14  and their brothers, mighty men of valor,+ a hundred and twenty-eight, and there was an overseer+ over them, Zabʹdi·el the son of the great ones. 15  And of the Levites:+ She·maiʹah the son of Hasʹshub the son of Az·riʹkam the son of Hash·a·biʹah+ the son of Bunʹni, 16  and Shabʹbe·thai+ and Joʹza·bad,+ of the heads of the Levites, over the outside business of the house of the [true] God; 17  and Mat·ta·niʹah+ himself, the son of Miʹcah the son of Zabʹdi the son of Aʹsaph,+ the conductor* of the praise [singing],+ did the lauding at prayer,+ and Bak·bu·kiʹah was second of his brothers, and Abʹda the son of Sham·muʹa the son of Gaʹlal+ the son of Je·duʹthun.+ 18  All the Levites in the holy+ city were two hundred and eighty-four. 19  And the gatekeepers+ were Akʹkub, Talʹmon+ and their brothers who were keeping guard in the gates,+ a hundred and seventy-two. 20  And the rest of Israel, of the priests [and] of the Levites, were in all the other cities of Judah, each one in his own hereditary possession.+ 21  And the Nethʹi·nim+ were dwelling in Oʹphel;+ and Ziʹha and Gishʹpa were over the Nethʹi·nim. 22  And the overseer+ of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzʹzi the son of Baʹni the son of Hash·a·biʹah the son of Mat·ta·niʹah+ the son of Miʹca+ of the sons of Aʹsaph,+ the singers,+ concerning the work of the house of the [true] God. 23  For there was a commandment of the king in behalf of them,+ and there was a fixed provision for the singers as each day required.+ 24  And Peth·a·hiʹah the son of Me·shezʹa·bel of the sons of Zeʹrah the son of Judah was at the side of the king for every matter of the people. 25  And as regards the settlements+ in their fields, there were some of the sons of Judah that dwelt in Kirʹi·ath-arʹba+ and its dependent towns* and in Diʹbon* and its dependent towns and in Je·kabʹze·el+ and its settlements, 26  and in Jeshʹu·a* and in Mo·laʹdah+ and in Beth-pelʹet+ 27  and in Haʹzar-shuʹal+ and in Beʹer-sheʹba+ and its dependent towns 28  and in Zikʹlag+ and in Me·coʹnah and its dependent towns 29  and in En-rimʹmon+ and in Zoʹrah+ and in Jarʹmuth,+ 30  Za·noʹah,+ A·dulʹlam+ and their settlements, Laʹchish+ and its fields, A·zeʹkah+ and its dependent towns. And they took up camping from Beʹer-sheʹba clear to the valley of Hinʹnom.*+ 31  And the sons of Benjamin were from Geʹba,+ Michʹmash+ and Aiʹja+ and Bethʹel+ and its dependent towns, 32  Anʹa·thoth,+ Nob,+ A·na·niʹah, 33  Haʹzor, Raʹmah,+ Gitʹta·im,+ 34  Haʹdid, Ze·boʹim, Ne·balʹlat, 35  Lod+ and Oʹno,+ the valley of the craftsmen. 36  And of the Levites there were divisions of Judah for Benjamin.*


See 10:28 ftn.
“Shelanite,” by a correction of the vowel points; M, “Shilonite.” Compare Nu 26:20.
“And his brothers,” LXXL.
Possibly, “and his brothers, mighty men of valor,” by a correction of M. Compare vs 14a.
“An overseer.” Heb., pa·qidhʹ; Gr., e·piʹsko·pos. See 2Ki 11:18 ftn; Ac 20:28 ftn, “Overseers.”
Lit., “head.” Heb., roʼsh.
Lit., “and her daughters.”
Probably the same as “Dimonah” in Jos 15:22.
“Jesus,” LXX.
“Valley of Hinnom.” Heb., gehʼ-Hin·nomʹ; Lat., valʹlem Enʹnom. See App 4C.
“For Judah and for Benjamin,” LXXL.