1 Now when we had builded the wall I hanged on the doors; and the porters, singers and Levites were appointed. 2 And I commanded my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace at Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God more than did many others, 3 and I said unto them, "Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they are yet standing in the watch, the doors shall be shut and barred." And there were certain citizens of Jerusalem appointed to be watchmen every one in his watch, and about his house.
4 As for the city, it was large of room, and great, but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded. 5 And my God gave me in my heart, that I gathered together the principal men and the people to number them. And I found a register of the number of them, which came up afore out of the captivity: and found written therein:
6 "These are the sons of the land that went up from the captivity of the carrying away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had brought away, and came again to Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city; 7 which came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nahum, Baanah. This is the number of the men of the people of Israel. 8 The children of Parosh were two thousand, a hundred, and two and seventy; 9 the children of Shephatiah, three hundred and two and seventy; 10 The children of Arah, six hundred and two and fifty. 11 The children of Pahathmoab among the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand, eight hundred, and eighteen; 12 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred and four and fifty; 13 The children of Zattu, eight hundred and five and forty; 14 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore; 15 The children of Binnui, six hundred and eight and forty; 16 The children of Bebai, six hundred and eight and twenty; 17 The children of Azgad, two thousand, three hundred and two and twenty; 18 The children of Adonikam, six hundred and seven and threescore; 19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand, and seven and threescore; 20 The children of Adin, six hundred, and five and fifty; 21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, eight and ninety; 22 The children of Hashum, three hundred eight and twenty; 23 The children of Bezai, three hundred and four and twenty; 24 The children of Hariph, a hundred and twelve; 25 The children of Gibeon, five and ninety. 26 The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, a hundred and eight and fourscore; 27 The men of Anathoth, a hundred and eight and twenty; 28 The men of Bethazmaveth, two and forty; 29 The men of Kiriathjearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and three and forty; 30 The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and one and twenty; 31 The men of Michmash, a hundred and two and twenty; 32 The men of Bethel and Ai, a hundred and three and twenty; 33 The men of Nebo, a hundred and two and fifty. 34 The children of the other Elam, a thousand, two hundred and four and fifty; 35 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty; 36 The children of Jericho, three hundred and five and forty; 37 The children of Lod, Hadid and Ono, seven hundred and one and twenty; 38 The children of Senaah, three thousand, nine hundred and thirty.
39 The priests: The children of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and three and seventy; 40 The children of Immer, a thousand, and two and fifty; 41 The children of Pashhur, a thousand, two hundred and seven and forty; 42 The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
43 The Levites: the children of Jeshua of Kadmiel, among the children of Hodevah, four and seventy. 44 The singers: the children of Asaph, a hundred and eight and forty.
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, all together a hundred and eight and thirty.
46 The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth, 47 The children of Ceros, the children of Sia, the children of Padon, 48 The children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Shalmai, 49 the children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, 50 the children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, 51 the children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, 52 the children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephushesim, 53 The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur, 54 The children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha, 55 The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Temah, 56 The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
57 The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida, 58 The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel, 59 The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Amon.
60 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were all together three hundred and two and ninety.
61 And these went up also, Telmelah, Telharsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not show their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel.
62 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred and two and forty.
63 And of the priests, the children of Habaiah, the children of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was named after their name. 64 These sought the register of their generation, and when they found it not, they were put from the priesthood. 65 And Hathirsatha said unto them that they should not eat of the most holy, till there came up a Priest with light and perfectness.
66 The whole congregation as one man, was two and forty thousand, three hundred and threescore; 67 Beside their servants and maidens, of whom there were seven thousand, three hundred and seven and thirty. And they had two hundred and seven and forty singing men and women, 68 seven hundred and six and thirty horses, two hundred and five and forty Mules, 69 four hundred and five and thirty Camels, and six thousand, seven hundred and twenty Asses.
70 And certain of the ancient fathers gave unto the work. Hathirsatha gave to the treasure a thousand drams, fifty basens, five hundred and thirty priests' garments. 71 And some of the chief fathers gave unto the treasure of the work, twenty thousand and two hundred pound of silver. 72 And the other people gave twenty thousand drams, and two thousand pound of silver, and seven and three score priests' garments. 73 And the priests and Levites, the Porters, the singers, and the other of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities."