1 After the wall had been completed and its doors installed, then the gatekeepers, singers, and descendants of Levi were appointed. 2 I appointed my brother Hanani and fortress commander Hananiah to be over Jerusalem, since he was a faithful person who revered God more than many others did. 3 I charged them, "Do not open the gates of Jerusalem until mid-day. Until then, let everyone stand watch, keeping the gates shut and locked. Appoint security watches from those who live in Jerusalem. Everyone should maintain his own watch near his house."
4 Even though the city was large and spread out, not many people were living there and not many houses had been built. 5 So my God gave me the idea to gather together the nobles, the officials, and the people so they could be registered according to their genealogies.
6 I found a register of the original inhabitants in which there was recorded a list of descendants of the province of Judah who returned from captivity, from those who had been exiled by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. They had come back to Jerusalem and to Judah, each one to his town. 7 They were coming with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah. Here is the enumeration of: The Men of Israel: 8 Parosh's descendants: 2,172 9 Shephatiah's descendants: 372 10 Arah's descendants: 652 11 Pahath-moab's descendants; that is, through Jeshua and Joab: 2,818 12 Elam's descendants: 1,254 13 Zattu's descendants: 845 14 Zaccai's descendants: 760 15 Binnui's descendants: 648 16 Bebai's descendants: 628 17 Azgad's descendants: 2,322 18 Adonikam's descendants: 667 19 Bigvai's descendants: 2,067 20 Adin's descendants: 655 21 Ater's descendants through Hezekiah: 98 22 Hashum's descendants: 328 23 Bezai's descendants: 324 24 Hariph's descendants: 112 25 Gibeon's descendants: 95 26 People from Bethlehem and Netophah: 188 27 People from Anathoth: 128 28 People from Beth-azmaveth: 42 29 People from Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth: 743 30 People from Ramah and Geba: 621 31 People from Michmas: 122 32 People from Bethel and Ai: 123 33 People from the other Nebo: 52 34 The other Elam's descendants: 1,254 35 Harim's descendants: 320 36 Jericho's descendants: 345 37 Descendants of Lod, Hadid, and Ono: 721 38 Senaah's descendants: 3,930
39 The Priests: Jedaiah's descendants from the household of Jeshua: 973 40 Immer's descendants: 1,052 41 Pashhur's descendants: 1,247 42 Harim's descendants: 1,017
43 The Descendants of Levi: Jeshua of Kadmiel's descendants: that is, Hodevah's descendants: 74 44 The Singers: Asaph's descendants: 148
45 The Gatekeepers: Shallum's descendants, Ater's descendants, Talmon's descendants, Akkub's descendants, Hatita's descendants, Shobai's descendants: 138
46 The Temple Servants: Descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, and Tabbaoth. 47 Descendants of Keros, Sia, and Padon. 48 Descendants of Lebanah, Hagabah, and Shalmai. 49 Descendants of Hanan, Giddel, and Gahar. 50 Descendants of Reaiah, Rezin, and Nekoda. 51 Descendants of Gazzam, Uzza, and Paseah. 52 Descendants of Besai, Meunim, and Nephushesim, 53 Descendants of Bakbuk, Hakupha, and Harhur. 54 Descendants of Bazlith, Mehida, and Harsha. 55 Descendants of Barkos, Sisera, and Temah. 56 Descendants of Neziah and Hatipha.
57 The Descendants of Solomon's Servants: Descendants of Sotai, Sophereth, and Perida, 58 Descendants of Jaala, Darkon, and Giddel, 59 Descendants of Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth-hazzebaim, and Ammon;
61 Here is a list of returnees from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, who could not prove their ancestry and lineage from Israel:
63 Of the Priests: Descendants of Habaiah, Koz, and Barzillai, who married one of the daughters of Barzillai from Gilead and took that name. 64 These people searched for their ancestral records, but they couldn't be located. Accordingly, they were considered disqualified from the priesthood. 65 The governor ordered them not to eat anything holy until a priest would be installed with Urim and Thummim.
66 The entire assembly numbered 42,360, 67 not including their 7,337 male and female servants. They had 245 men and women singers. 68 They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 69 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
70 Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor contributed 1,000 gold drachmas to the treasury, along with 50 basins, and 530 priestly garments. 71 Some of the heads of the families gave to the treasury 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,200 silver units for the work. 72 The rest of the people gave 20,000 gold drachmas, 2,000 silver units, and 67 priestly garments. 73 The priests, descendants of Levi, gatekeepers, singers, some of the people, the Temple Servants, and all the Israelis settled in their cities.