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¶ NOW, when the wall was built and the doorposts were set up and the doors were completed and the ministers and the Levites were appointed,
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I gave orders to my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the palace and of Jerusalem, for he was an upright man and feared God and turned away from evil;
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And I said to them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is high;
and while the sun is still shining, let them shut the doors and bar them and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every man in his watch, and every one to be opposite his own house.
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Now the city was large and wide;
but there were few people in it, and their houses were not built.
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¶ And my God put it into my heart, and I gathered together the nobles and the rulers of the people according to their genealogy.
And I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up at the first, and I found that the names were written therein,
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These are the people of the province who went up out of the captivity, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away and who returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one to his city;
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Those who came up with Zerubbabel: Joshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamael, Mordecai, Belshan, Mespereth, Bigvai, Nahum, and Baanah.
The number of men of the people of Israel was this:
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The descendants of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two.
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The descendants of Shephatiah, three thousand and seventy-two.
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The descendants of Arah, six hundred and fifty-two.
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The descendants of Shultan-moab, of the descendants of Joshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen.
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The descendants of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four.
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The descendants of Zattu, eight hundred and fifty-five.
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The descendants of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty.
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The descendants of Bani, six hundred and forty-eight.
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The descendants of Bachi, six hundred and twenty-eight.
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The descendants of Azgar, two thousand three hundred and twenty-two.
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The descendants of Arhikom, six hundred and sixty-seven.
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The descendants of Bigvai, two thousand and sixty-seven.
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The descendants of Adon, six hundred and fifty-five.
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The descendants of Ater, of Hezekiah, ninety-eight.
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The descendants of Hashum, three hundred and twenty-eight.
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The descendants of Bezel, three hundred and twenty-four.
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The descendants of Horam, one hundred and twelve.
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The descendants of Gibeon, ninety-five.
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The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred and eighty-eight?
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The men of Anathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight.
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The men of Beth-ramoth, forty-two.
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The men of Beth-naarin, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three.
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The men of Geba and Ramtha, seven hundred and twenty-one.
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The men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two.
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The men of Beth-el and Ai, one hundred and twenty-three.
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The men of Nebo, fifty-two.
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The descendants of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four.
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The descendants of Harem, three hundred and twenty.
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The descendants of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five.
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The descendants of Lod, Hadir, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-one.
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The descendants of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
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The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah, of the house of Joshua, nine hundred and seventy-three.
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The descendants of Immer, one thousand and fifty-two.
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The descendants of Pashur, one thousand two hundred and forty-seven.
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The descendants of Hadom, one thousand and seventeen.
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The Levites: the descendants of Joshua, of Kadmiel, and of the descendants of Hodiah, seventy-four.
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The singers: the descendants of Asaph, one hundred and forty-eight.
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The porters: the descendants of Shallum, the descendants of Ater, the descendants of Altman, the descendants of Akkub, the descendants of Hatita, the descendants of Shobai, one hundred and thirty-eight.
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The Nethanites: the descendants of Azha, the descendants of Hashupha, the descendants of Tabboath.
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The descendants of Keros, the descendants of Sia, the descendants of Paron.
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The descendants of Lebana, the descendants of Hagabah, the descendants of Shalmai.
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The descendants of Hanan, the descendants of Ada, the descendants of Hagar.
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The descendants of Ana, the descendants of Dizon, the descendants of Deborah.
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The descendants of Gazzam, the descendants of Uzza, the descendants of Phaseah.
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The descendants of Besai, the descendants of Methanim, the descendants of Nephusin.
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The descendants of Bakbuk, the descendants of Hakupha, the descendants of Harhur.
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The descendants of Bazlith, the descendants of Mehadia, the descendants of Harsha.
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The descendants of Bezuk, the descendants of Sisera, the descendants of Tamah.
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The descendants of Neziah, the descendants of Hatopha.
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The descendants of Solomon’s servants: the descendants of Sotai, the descendants of Sophereth, the descendants of Perida.
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The descendants of Jaala, the descendants of Daron, the descendants of Giddel.
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The descendants of Shephatiah, the descendants of Hattil, the descendants of Bachrut, the descendants of Zobin, the descendants of Amon.
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All Nethanites and descendants of Solomon’s servants were three hundred and ninety-two.
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These were those who came up from Tel-milkha to Tel-ava and Kerob, and they spoke, but they could not show their father’s genealogy nor their descent, whether they were of Israel.
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The descendants of Banai, the descendants of Delaiah, the descendants of Tobiah, the descendants of Zekora, six hundred and forty-two.
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And of the priests: the descendants of Hananiah, the descendants of Koz, the descendants of Barzillai, who took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife and was called after their name.
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These sought their register among those who were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found;
therefore they were barred from the priesthood.
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And the elders of the priests said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things until there should rise a high priest who would make an inquiry and see about the matter.
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The whole congregation together was forty-two thousand four hundred and seventy.
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Besides their menservants and their maidservants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and thirty-three;
and they had two hundred and forty-five attendants, male and female.
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Their camels were four hundred and thirty-five;
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Their asses six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
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And some of the chiefs of the fathers gave to the work of the temple.
The elders among the priests gave to the treasury a thousand drams of gold, fifty bowls, five hundred and thirty priests’ garments.
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And some of the chiefs of the fathers gave to the treasury for the work twenty thousand drams of gold and two thousand and two hundred pounds of silver.
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And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold and two thousand pounds of silver and sixty-seven priests’ garments.
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So the priests and the Levites and the porters and the attendants and some of the people and the Nethanites and all Israel returned to their own cities;
and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.