Nehemiah Appoints Rulers for Jerusalem
1Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed, 2that I gave my brother Hana´ni, and Hanani´ah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many. 3And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one to be over against his house. 4Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.
The List of Returning Exiles
5And my God put into mine heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of them which came up at the first, and found written therein,
6These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnez´zar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his city; 7who came with Zerub´babel, Jesh´u-a, Nehemi´ah, Azari´ah, Ra-ami´ah, Nahama´ni, Mor´decai, Bilshan, Mis´pe-reth, Big´vai, Nehum, Ba´anah.
The number, I say, of the men of the people of Israel was this; 8The children of Parosh, two thousand a hundred seventy and two. 9The children of Shephati´ah, three hundred seventy and two. 10The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two. 11The children of Pahath–mo´ab, of the children of Jesh´u-a and Jo´ab, two thousand and eight hundred and eighteen. 12The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four. 13The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five. 14The children of Zac´cai, seven hundred and threescore. 15The children of Bin´nu-i, six hundred forty and eight. 16The children of Be´bai, six hundred twenty and eight. 17The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty and two. 18The children of Adoni´kam, six hundred threescore and seven. 19The children of Big´vai, two thousand threescore and seven. 20The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five. 21The children of Ater of Hezeki´ah, ninety and eight. 22The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight. 23The children of Be´zai, three hundred twenty and four. 24The children of Hariph, a hundred and twelve. 25The children of Gibeon, ninety and five. 26The men of Bethlehem and Neto´phah, a hundred fourscore and eight. 27The men of An´athoth, a hundred twenty and eight. 28The men of Beth–azma´veth, forty and two. 29The men of Kir´jath–je´arim, Chephi´rah, and Beer´oth, seven hundred forty and three. 30The men of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty and one. 31The men of Michmas, a hundred and twenty and two. 32The men of Beth–el and A´i, a hundred twenty and three. 33The men of the other Nebo, fifty and two. 34The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four. 35The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty. 36The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five. 37The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and one. 38The children of Sena´ah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
39The priests: the children of Jedai´ah, of the house of Jesh´u-a, nine hundred seventy and three. 40The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two. 41The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven. 42The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
43The Levites: the children of Jesh´u-a, of Kad´mi-el, and of the children of Ho´devah, seventy and four. 44The singers: the children of Asaph, a hundred forty and eight. 45The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hati´ta, the children of Sho´bai, a hundred thirty and eight.
46The Neth´inim: the children of Ziha, the children of Hashu´pha, the children of Tabba´oth, 47the children of Keros, the children of Si´a, the children of Padon, 48the children of Leba´nah, the children of Hag´aba, the children of Shal´mai, 49the children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, 50the children of Re-ai´ah, the children of Rezin, the children of Neko´da, 51the children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Phase´ah, 52the children of Be´sai, the children of Me´unim, the children of Nephish´esim, 53the children of Bakbuk, the children of Haku´pha, the children of Harhur, 54the children of Bazlith, the children of Mehi´da, the children of Harsha, 55the children of Barkos, the children of Sis´era, the children of Tamah, 56the children of Nezi´ah, the children of Hati´pha.
57The children of Solomon's servants: the children of So´tai, the children of Soph´ereth, the children of Peri´da, 58the children of Ja´ala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel, 59the children of Shephati´ah, the children of Hattil, the children of Poch´ereth of Zeba´im, the children of Amon.
60All the Neth´inim, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.
61And these were they which went up also from Tel–me´lah, Tel–har´esha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not show their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel. 62The children of Delai´ah, the children of Tobi´ah, the children of Neko´da, six hundred forty and two. 63And of the priests: the children of Habai´ah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzil´lai, which took one of the daughters of Barzil´lai the Gil´e-adite to wife, and was called after their name. 64These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood. 65#Exod 28.30; Deut 33.8. And the Tirsha´tha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.
66The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore, 67besides their manservants and their maidservants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and they had two hundred forty and five singing men and singing women. 68Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and five: 69their camels, four hundred thirty and five: six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses.
70And some of the chief of the fathers gave unto the work. The Tirsha´tha gave to the treasure a thousand drams of gold, fifty basins, five hundred and thirty priests' garments. 71And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the treasure of the work twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand and two hundred pounds of silver. 72And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pounds of silver, and threescore and seven priests' garments.
73 # 1 Chr 9.2; Neh 11.3. So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Neth´inim, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities.
Ezra Reads the Law to the People
And when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.