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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Nehemiah 7:1-73

7  And it came about that, as soon as the wall had been rebuilt,+ I at once set up the doors.+ Then there were appointed the gatekeepers+ and the singers+ and the Levites.+  And I went on to put in command of Jerusalem Ha·na′ni+ my brother and Han·a·ni′ah the prince of the Castle,+ for he was such a trustworthy+ man* and feared+ the [true] God more than many others.  So I* said to them: “The gates+ of Jerusalem should not be opened until the sun gets hot; and while they are standing by they should shut the doors and bolt [them].+ And station* guards of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each one at his own guardpost and each one in front of his own house.”+  Now the city was wide* and great, and there were few people inside it,+ and there were no houses built.  But my God put [it] into my heart+ that I should collect together the nobles and the deputy rulers and the people to get themselves enrolled genealogically.+ Then I found the book of genealogical enrollment+ of those who came up at the first, and found written in it:  These are the sons of the jurisdictional district*+ who came up out of the captivity+ of the exiled people whom Neb·u·chad·nez′zar+ the king of Babylon* had taken into exile+ and who later returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, each to his own city;+  those who came in with Ze·rub′ba·bel,+ Jesh′u·a,*+ Ne·he·mi′ah, Az·a·ri′ah,* Ra·a·mi′ah,* Na·ham′a·ni, Mor′de·cai,+ Bil′shan, Mis′pe·reth,* Big′vai, Ne′hum,* Ba′a·nah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:  The sons of Pa′rosh,+ two thousand one hundred and seventy-two;  the sons of Sheph·a·ti′ah,+ three hundred and seventy-two; 10  the sons of A′rah,+ six hundred and fifty-two; 11  the sons of Pa′hath-mo′ab,+ of the sons of Jesh′u·a and Jo′ab,+ two thousand eight hundred and eighteen; 12  the sons of E′lam,+ a thousand two hundred and fifty-four; 13  the sons of Zat′tu,+ eight hundred and forty-five; 14  the sons of Zac′cai,+ seven hundred and sixty; 15  the sons of Bin′nu·i,+ six hundred and forty-eight; 16  the sons of Be′bai,+ six hundred and twenty-eight; 17  the sons of Az′gad,+ two thousand three hundred and twenty-two; 18  the sons of Ad·o·ni′kam,+ six hundred and sixty-seven; 19  the sons of Big′vai,+ two thousand and sixty-seven; 20  the sons of A′din,+ six hundred and fifty-five; 21  the sons of A′ter,+ of Hez·e·ki′ah, ninety-eight; 22  the sons of Ha′shum,+ three hundred and twenty-eight; 23  the sons of Be′zai,+ three hundred and twenty-four; 24  the sons of Ha′riph,+ a hundred and twelve; 25  the sons of Gib′e·on,+ ninety-five; 26  the men of Beth′le·hem+ and Ne·to′phah,+ a hundred and eighty-eight; 27  the men of An′a·thoth,+ a hundred and twenty-eight; 28  the men of Beth-az′ma·veth,+ forty-two; 29  the men of Kir′i·ath-je′a·rim,+ Che·phi′rah+ and Be·er′oth,+ seven hundred and forty-three; 30  the men of Ra′mah+ and Ge′ba,+ six hundred and twenty-one; 31  the men of Mich′mas,+ a hundred and twenty-two; 32  the men of Beth′el+ and A′i,+ a hundred and twenty-three; 33  the men of the other Ne′bo,+ fifty-two; 34  the sons of the other E′lam,+ a thousand two hundred and fifty-four; 35  the sons of Ha′rim,+ three hundred and twenty; 36  the sons of Jer′i·cho,+ three hundred and forty-five; 37  the sons of Lod,+ Ha′did+ and O′no,+ seven hundred and twenty-one; 38  the sons of Se·na′ah,+ three thousand nine hundred and thirty. 39  The priests: The sons of Je·da′iah+ of the house of Jesh′u·a, nine hundred and seventy-three; 40  the sons of Im′mer,+ a thousand and fifty-two; 41  the sons of Pash′hur,+ a thousand two hundred and forty-seven; 42  the sons of Ha′rim,+ a thousand and seventeen. 43  The Levites: The sons of Jesh′u·a, of Kad′mi·el,+ of the sons of Ho′de·vah,+ seventy-four. 44  The singers,+ the sons of A′saph,+ a hundred and forty-eight. 45  The gatekeepers,+ the sons of Shal′lum,+ the sons of A′ter, the sons of Tal′mon,+ the sons of Ak′kub,+ the sons of Ha·ti′ta, the sons of Sho′bai,+ a hundred and thirty-eight. 46  The Neth′i·nim:*+ The sons of Zi′ha, the sons of Ha·su′pha, the sons of Tab·ba′oth,+ 47  the sons of Ke′ros, the sons of Si′a,* the sons of Pa′don,+ 48  the sons of Le·ba′nah, the sons of Hag′a·bah,+ the sons of Sal′mai, 49  the sons of Ha′nan,+ the sons of Gid′del, the sons of Ga′har, 50  the sons of Re·a′iah,+ the sons of Re′zin,+ the sons of Ne·ko′da, 51  the sons of Gaz′zam, the sons of Uz′za, the sons of Pa·se′ah, 52  the sons of Be′sai,+ the sons of Me·u′nim, the sons of Ne·phush′e·sim,*+ 53  the sons of Bak′buk, the sons of Ha·ku′pha, the sons of Har′hur,+ 54  the sons of Baz′lith,* the sons of Me·hi′da, the sons of Har′sha,+ 55  the sons of Bar′kos, the sons of Sis′e·ra, the sons of Te′mah,+ 56  the sons of Ne·zi′ah, the sons of Ha·ti′pha.+ 57  The sons of the servants of Sol′o·mon:+ The sons of So′tai, the sons of So·phe′reth, the sons of Pe·ri′da,*+ 58  the sons of Ja′a·la, the sons of Dar′kon, the sons of Gid′del,+ 59  the sons of Sheph·a·ti′ah, the sons of Hat′til, the sons of Po′che·reth-haz·ze·ba′im, the sons of A′mon.*+ 60  All the Neth′i·nim+ and the sons of the servants of Sol′o·mon were three hundred and ninety-two. 61  And these were the ones going up from Tel-me′lah, Tel-har′sha, Che′rub, Ad′don and Im′mer,+ and they were not able to tell the house of their fathers and their origin,* whether they were of Israel: 62  the sons of De·la′iah, the sons of To·bi′ah, the sons of Ne·ko′da,+ six hundred and forty-two. 63  And of the priests:+ the sons of Ha·bai′ah, the sons of Hak′koz,+ the sons of Bar·zil′lai,+ who took a wife from the daughters of Bar·zil′lai+ the Gil′e·ad·ite and came to be called by their name. 64  These were the ones that looked for their register, to establish their genealogy publicly, and it was not found,+ so that they were barred as polluted from the priesthood.+ 65  Consequently the Tir·sha′tha*+ said to them that they should not eat+ from the most holy things until the priest with U′rim+ and Thum′mim+ stood up. 66  The entire congregation as one group was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,+ 67  apart from their men slaves+ and their slave girls, these being seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven;+ and they had two hundred and forty-five* male+ singers and female+ singers. [ 68  Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six, their mules two hundred and forty-five.]*+ 69  The camels were four hundred and thirty-five. The asses+ were six thousand seven hundred and twenty.+ 70  And there was a part of the heads+ of the paternal+ houses that gave to the work.+ The Tir·sha′tha+ himself gave to the treasure a thousand gold drachmas,* fifty bowls, five hundred and thirty priests’ robes.+ 71  And there were some of the heads of the paternal houses that gave to the treasure for the work twenty thousand gold drachmas and two thousand two hundred silver mi′nas.*+ 72  And what the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand gold drachmas and two thousand silver mi′nas and sixty-seven priests’ robes. 73  And the priests+ and the Levites and the gatekeepers and the singers+ and some of the people and the Neth′i·nim+ and all Israel took up dwelling in their cities.+ When the seventh month arrived,+ the sons of Israel were then in their cities.+


Or, “a man of truth.”
“I,” MmarginLXXSyVg; M, “he.” Compare 5:9 ftn.
“Station,” MLXX; Vg and one Heb. ms, “I stationed.”
Lit., “wide on both sides,” that is, spacious.
“Jurisdictional district.” Lat., pro·vin′ci·ae.
“Babylon,” LXXVg; MSy, “Babel.”
“Jesus,” LXX.
“Seraiah” in Ezr 2:2.
“Reelaiah” in Ezr 2:2.
“Mispar” in Ezr 2:2.
“Rehum” in Ezr 2:2.
Or, “The temple slaves.” Lit., “The given ones.” Compare Nu 3:9 ftn.
“Siaha” in Ezr 2:44.
“Nephusim” in Ezr 2:50.
“Bazluth” in Ezr 2:52.
“Peruda” in Ezr 2:55.
“Ami” in Ezr 2:57.
Lit., “seed.”
The Persian title for a governor of a jurisdictional district.
“Two hundred” in Ezr 2:65.
LXXVgc and some Heb. mss add the bracketed portion in agreement with Ezr 2:66.
A drachma was generally equated with the Persian gold daric that weighed 8.4 g (0.27 oz t). Not the drachma of the Greek Scriptures. See App 8A.
A mina weighed 570 g (18.35 oz t). Not the mina of the Greek Scriptures.