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Those Who Returned with Zerubbabel
Nehemiah 7:6–7
1 These were the people in the province. They were the ones who left the place where the exiles had been taken captive. (King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had taken them to Babylon.) These exiles returned to Jerusalem and Judah. All of them went to their own cities. 2 They went with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.
Families Listed by Ancestor
Nehemiah 7:8–25
This is the number of Israelite men from the people in exile:
3 the descendants of Parosh—2,172
4 of Shephatiah—372
5 of Arah—775
6 of Pahath Moab, that is, of Jeshua and Joab—2,812
7 of Elam—1,254
8 of Zattu—945
9 of Zaccai—760
10 of Bani—642
11 of Bebai—623
12 of Azgad—1,222
13 of Adonikam—666
14 of Bigvai—2,056
15 of Adin—454
16 of Ater, that is, Hezekiah—98
17 of Bezai—323
18 of Jorah—112
19 of Hashum—223
20 of Gibbar—95
Families Listed by Cities
Nehemiah 7:26–38
21 The people of Bethlehem—123
22 of Netophah—56
23 of Anathoth—128
24 of Azmaveth—42
25 of Kiriath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth—743
26 of Ramah and Geba—621
27 of Michmas—122
28 of Bethel and Ai—223
29 of Nebo—52
30 of Magbish—156
31 of the other Elam—1,254
32 of Harim—320
33 of Lod, Hadid, and Ono—725
34 of Jericho—345
35 of Senaah—3,630
Priests
Nehemiah 7:39–42
36 These priests returned from exile:
the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua)—973
37 of Immer—1,052
38 of Pashhur—1,247
39 of Harim—1,017
Levites
Nehemiah 7:43–45
40 These Levites returned from exile:
the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel, that is, of Hodaviah—74
41 These singers returned from exile:
the descendants of Asaph—128
42 These gatekeepers returned from exile:
the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai—139
Temple Servants
Nehemiah 7:46–56
43 These temple servants returned from exile: the descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth, 44 Keros, Siaha, Padon, 45 Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub, 46 Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan, 47 Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah, 48 Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam, 49 Uzza, Paseah, Besai, 50 Asnah, Meunim, Nephusim, 51 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur, 52 Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha, 53 Barkos, Sisera, Temah, 54 Neziah, and Hatipha.
Descendants of Solomon’s Servants
Nehemiah 7:57–60
55 These descendants of Solomon’s servants returned from exile: the descendants of Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda, 56 Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel, 57 Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth Hazzebaim, and Ami.
58 The temple servants and the descendants of Solomon’s servants totaled 392.
Those of Unknown Origin
Nehemiah 7:61–65
59 The following people came from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they couldn’t prove they were Israelites on the basis of their father’s family or their genealogy: 60 the descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda. These people totaled 652.
61 These descendants of the priests ⌊couldn’t prove their families were Israelites⌋: the descendants of Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai (who had married one of the daughters of Barzillai from Gilead and took that ⌊family⌋ name). 62 These people searched for their ⌊family⌋ names in the genealogical records, but their names couldn’t be found there. For this reason they were considered contaminated and couldn’t be priests. 63 The governor told them not to eat any of the most holy food until a priest could use the Urim and Thummim #The Urim and Thummim were used by the chief priest to determine God’s answer to questions. ⌊to settle the problem⌋.
The Total of the People and Animals Returning from Exile
Nehemiah 7:66–69
64 The whole assembly totaled 42,360. 65 In addition to the male and female servants who numbered 7,337, they also had 200 male and female singers. 66 They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 67 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
Gifts Given for the Temple
Nehemiah 7:70–73
68 When some of the heads of the families came to the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem, they contributed freewill offerings to help rebuild God’s temple on its ⌊former⌋ site. 69 They contributed as much as they could to the treasury for this work: 1,030 pounds of gold, 5,740 pounds of silver, and 100 robes for the priests.
70 The priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants settled in their own cities. All the other Israelites settled in their own cities.
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