Nehemiah 7:1-73, NLT
1After the wall was finished and I had set up the doors in the gates, the gatekeepers, singers, and Levites were appointed.
Nehemiah Registers the People
4At that time the city was large and spacious, but the population was small, and none of the houses had been rebuilt.
6Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity. King Nebuchadnezzar had deported them to Babylon, but now they returned to Jerusalem and the other towns in Judah where they originally lived.
This is the number of the men of Israel who returned from exile:
|8The family of Parosh||2,172|
|9The family of Shephatiah||372|
|10The family of Arah||652|
|11The family of Pahath-moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab)||2,818|
|12The family of Elam||1,254|
|13The family of Zattu||845|
|14The family of Zaccai||760|
|15The family of Bani*7:15 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:10; Hebrew reads Binnui.||648|
|16The family of Bebai||628|
|17The family of Azgad||2,322|
|18The family of Adonikam||667|
|19The family of Bigvai||2,067|
|20The family of Adin||655|
|21The family of Ater (descendants of Hezekiah)||98|
|22The family of Hashum||328|
|23The family of Bezai||324|
|24The family of Jorah*7:24 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:18; Hebrew reads Hariph.||112|
|25The family of Gibbar*7:25 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:20; Hebrew reads Gibeon.||95|
|26The people of Bethlehem and Netophah||188|
|27The people of Anathoth||128|
|28The people of Beth-azmaveth||42|
|29The people of Kiriath-jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth||743|
|30The people of Ramah and Geba||621|
|31The people of Micmash||122|
|32The people of Bethel and Ai||123|
|33The people of West Nebo*7:33 Or of the other Nebo.||52|
|34The citizens of West Elam*7:34 Or of the other Elam.||1,254|
|35The citizens of Harim||320|
|36The citizens of Jericho||345|
|37The citizens of Lod, Hadid, and Ono||721|
|38The citizens of Senaah||3,930|
39These are the priests who returned from exile:
|The family of Jedaiah (through the line of Jeshua)||973|
|40The family of Immer||1,052|
|41The family of Pashhur||1,247|
|42The family of Harim||1,017|
43These are the Levites who returned from exile:
|The families of Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah*7:43 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:40; Hebrew reads Hodevah.)||74|
|44The singers of the family of Asaph||148|
|45The gatekeepers of the families of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai||138|
46The descendants of the following Temple servants returned from exile:
Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
47Keros, Siaha,*7:47 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:44; Hebrew reads Sia. Padon,
48Lebanah, Hagabah, Shalmai,
49Hanan, Giddel, Gahar,
50Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda,
51Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah,
52Besai, Meunim, Nephusim,*7:52 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:50; Hebrew reads Nephushesim.
53Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
54Bazluth,*7:54 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:52; Hebrew reads Bazlith. Mehida, Harsha,
55Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
56Neziah, and Hatipha.
57The descendants of these servants of King Solomon returned from exile:
Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,*7:57 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:55; Hebrew reads Sotai, Sophereth, Perida.
58Jaalah,*7:58 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:56; Hebrew reads Jaala. Darkon, Giddel,
59Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-hazzebaim, and Ami.*7:59 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:57; Hebrew reads Amon.
60In all, the Temple servants and the descendants of Solomon’s servants numbered 392.
61Another group returned at this time from the towns of Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Kerub, Addan,*7:61 As in parallel text at Ezra 2:59; Hebrew reads Addon. and Immer. However, they could not prove that they or their families were descendants of Israel.
63Three families of priests—Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai—also returned. (This Barzillai had married a woman who was a descendant of Barzillai of Gilead, and he had taken her family name.)
66So a total of 42,360 people returned to Judah,
70Some of the family leaders gave gifts for the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 gold coins,*7:70 Hebrew 1,000 darics of gold, about 19 pounds or 8.6 kilograms in weight. 50 gold basins, and 530 robes for the priests.
73So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Temple servants, and some of the common people settled near Jerusalem. The rest of the people returned to their own towns throughout Israel.
Ezra Reads the Law
In October,*7:73 Hebrew In the seventh month. This month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred within the months of October and November 445 b.c. when the Israelites had settled in their towns,