Opposition to the Completed Wall (continued)
7:1 Now 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,
7:2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler
of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful
man, and feared God above many.
7:3 And 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.
The List of the Exiles
7:4 Now the city was large and great: but the people
were few therein, and the houses were not builded.
7:5 And 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
7:6 These are the children of the province, that went up
out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away,
whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away,
and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his
7:7 Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah,
Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai,
Nehum, Baanah. The number, I say, of the men of the people
of Israel was this;
7:8 The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy
7:9 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and
7:10 The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two.
7:11 The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua
and Joab, two thousand and eight hundred and eighteen.
7:12 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and
7:13 The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five.
7:14 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore.
7:15 The children of Binnui, six hundred forty and eight.
7:16 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and eight.
7:17 The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred
twenty and two.
7:18 The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and
7:19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and
7:20 The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five.
7:21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight.
7:22 The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and
7:23 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and four.
7:24 The children of Hariph, an hundred and twelve.
7:25 The children of Gibeon, ninety and five.
7:26 The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, an hundred
fourscore and eight.
7:27 The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.
7:28 The men of Bethazmaveth, forty and two.
7:29 The men of Kirjathjearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth,
seven hundred forty and three.
7:30 The men of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty and one.
7:31 The men of Michmas, an hundred and twenty and two.
7:32 The men of Bethel and Ai, an hundred twenty and three.
7:33 The men of the other Nebo, fifty and two.
7:34 The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred
fifty and four.
7:35 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
7:36 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.
7:37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred
twenty and one.
7:38 The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred
7:39 The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of
Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.
7:40 The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two.
7:41 The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty
7:42 The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
7:43 The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and
of the children of Hodevah, seventy and four.
7:44 The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty
7:45 The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of
Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the
children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, an hundred
thirty and eight.
7:46 The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of
Hashupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
7:47 The children of Keros, the children of Sia, the
children of Padon,
7:48 The children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the
children of Shalmai,
7:49 The children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the
children of Gahar,
7:50 The children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the
children of Nekoda,
7:51 The children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the
children of Phaseah,
7:52 The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the
children of Nephishesim,
7:53 The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the
children of Harhur,
7:54 The children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the
children of Harsha,
7:55 The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the
children of Tamah,
7:56 The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
7:57 The children of Solomon's servants: the children of
Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida,
7:58 The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the
children of Giddel,
7:59 The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil,
the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Amon.
7:60 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's
servants, were three hundred ninety and two.
7:61 And these were they which went up also from Telmelah,
Telharesha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not
shew their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were
7:62 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the
children of Nekoda, six hundred forty and two.
7:63 And of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the
children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, which took one
of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was
called after their name.
7:64 These sought their register among those that were
reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were
they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.
7:65 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not
eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest
with Urim and Thummim.
7:66 The whole congregation together was forty and two
thousand three hundred and threescore,
7:67 Beside 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.
7:68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their
mules, two hundred forty and five:
7:69 Their camels, four hundred thirty and five: six
thousand seven hundred and twenty asses.
7:70 And some of the chief of the fathers gave unto the
work. The Tirshatha gave to the treasure a thousand drams of
gold, fifty basons, five hundred and thirty priests'
7:71 And 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 pound of silver.
7:72 And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty
thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pound of silver,
and threescore and seven priests' garments.
7:73 So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and
the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinims, and
all Israel, dwelt in their cities; and when the seventh
month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.