Nehemiah 7
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List of Returning Exiles

1Then it was, when the wall was built and I had hung the doors, when the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed, 2that I gave the charge of Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the leader of the [a]citadel, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.

3And I said to them, “Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while they stand guard, let them shut and bar the doors; and appoint guards from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, one at his watch station and another in front of his own house.”

The Captives Who Returned to Jerusalem

4Now the city was large and spacious, but the people in it were few, and the houses were not rebuilt. 5Then my God put it into my heart to gather the nobles, the rulers, and the people, that they might be registered by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of those who had come up in the first return, and found written in it:

6These are the people of the province who came back from the captivity, of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his city.

7Those who came with Zerubbabel were Jeshua, Nehemiah, [b]Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, [c]Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah.

The number of the men of the people of Israel: 8the sons of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two;

9the sons of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy-two;

10the sons of Arah, six hundred and fifty-two;

11the sons of Pahath-Moab, of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen;

12the sons of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;

13the sons of Zattu, eight hundred and forty-five;

14the sons of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty;

15the sons of [d]Binnui, six hundred and forty-eight;

16the sons of Bebai, six hundred and twenty-eight;

17the sons of Azgad, two thousand three hundred and twenty-two;

18the sons of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-seven;

19the sons of Bigvai, two thousand and sixty-seven;

20the sons of Adin, six hundred and fifty-five;

21the sons of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety-eight;

22the sons of Hashum, three hundred and twenty-eight;

23the sons of Bezai, three hundred and twenty-four;

24the sons of [e]Hariph, one hundred and twelve;

25the sons of [f]Gibeon, ninety-five;

26the men of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred and eighty-eight;

27the men of Anathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight;

28the men of [g]Beth Azmaveth, forty-two;

29the men of [h]Kirjath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three;

30the men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one;

31the men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two;

32the men of Bethel and Ai, one hundred and twenty-three;

33the men of the other Nebo, fifty-two;

34the sons of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;

35the sons of Harim, three hundred and twenty;

36the sons of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five;

37the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-one;

38the sons of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.

39The priests: the sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three;

40the sons of Immer, one thousand and fifty-two;

41the sons of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred and forty-seven;

42the sons of Harim, one thousand and seventeen.

43The Levites: the sons of Jeshua, of Kadmiel,

and of the sons of [i]Hodevah, seventy-four.

44The singers: the sons of Asaph, one hundred and forty-eight.

45The gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum,

the sons of Ater,

the sons of Talmon,

the sons of Akkub,

the sons of Hatita,

the sons of Shobai, one hundred and thirty-eight.

46The Nethinim: the sons of Ziha,

the sons of Hasupha,

the sons of Tabbaoth,

47the sons of Keros,

the sons of [j]Sia,

the sons of Padon,

48the sons of [k]Lebana,

the sons of [l]Hagaba,

the sons of [m]Salmai,

49the sons of Hanan,

the sons of Giddel,

the sons of Gahar,

50the sons of Reaiah,

the sons of Rezin,

the sons of Nekoda,

51the sons of Gazzam,

the sons of Uzza,

the sons of Paseah,

52the sons of Besai,

the sons of Meunim,

the sons of [n]Nephishesim,

53the sons of Bakbuk,

the sons of Hakupha,

the sons of Harhur,

54the sons of [o]Bazlith,

the sons of Mehida,

the sons of Harsha,

55the sons of Barkos,

the sons of Sisera,

the sons of Tamah,

56the sons of Neziah,

and the sons of Hatipha.

57The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai,

the sons of Sophereth,

the sons of [p]Perida,

58the sons of Jaala,

the sons of Darkon,

the sons of Giddel,

59the sons of Shephatiah,

the sons of Hattil,

the sons of Pochereth of Zebaim,

and the sons of [q]Amon.

60All the Nethinim, and the sons of Solomon’s servants, were three hundred and ninety-two.

61And these were the ones who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, [r]Addon, and Immer, but they could not identify their father’s house nor their lineage, whether they were of Israel: 62the sons of Delaiah,

the sons of Tobiah,

the sons of Nekoda, six hundred and forty-two;

63and of the priests: the sons of Habaiah,

the sons of [s]Koz,

the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called by their name.

64These sought their listing among those who were registered by genealogy, but it was not found; therefore they were excluded from the priesthood as defiled. 65And the [t]governor said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things till a priest could consult with the Urim and Thummim.

66Altogether the whole assembly was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty, 67besides their male and female servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred and forty-five men and women singers. 68Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six, their mules two hundred and forty-five, 69their camels four hundred and thirty-five, and donkeys six thousand seven hundred and twenty.

70And some of the heads of the fathers’ houses gave to the work. The [u]governor gave to the treasury one thousand gold drachmas, fifty basins, and five hundred and thirty priestly garments. 71Some of the heads of the fathers’ houses gave to the treasury of the work twenty thousand gold drachmas, and two thousand two hundred silver minas. 72And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand gold drachmas, two thousand silver minas, and sixty-seven priestly garments.

73So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the Nethinim, and all Israel dwelt in their cities.

Ezra Reads the Law

When the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.


  1. Nehemiah 7:2 palace
  2. Nehemiah 7:7 Seraiah, Ezra 2:2
  3. Nehemiah 7:7 Mispar, Ezra 2:2
  4. Nehemiah 7:15 Bani, Ezra 2:10
  5. Nehemiah 7:24 Jorah, Ezra 2:18
  6. Nehemiah 7:25 Gibbar, Ezra 2:20
  7. Nehemiah 7:28 Azmaveth, Ezra 2:24
  8. Nehemiah 7:29 Kirjath Arim, Ezra 2:25
  9. Nehemiah 7:43 Hodaviah, Ezra 2:40; or Judah, Ezra 3:9
  10. Nehemiah 7:47 Siaha, Ezra 2:44
  11. Nehemiah 7:48 MT Lebanah
  12. Nehemiah 7:48 MT Hogabah
  13. Nehemiah 7:48 Shalmai, Ezra 2:46; or Shamlai
  14. Nehemiah 7:52 Nephusim, Ezra 2:50
  15. Nehemiah 7:54 Bazluth, Ezra 2:52
  16. Nehemiah 7:57 Peruda, Ezra 2:55
  17. Nehemiah 7:59 Ami, Ezra 2:57
  18. Nehemiah 7:61 Addan, Ezra 2:59
  19. Nehemiah 7:63 Or Hakkoz
  20. Nehemiah 7:65 Heb. Tirshatha
  21. Nehemiah 7:70 Heb. Tirshatha
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