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6Â Now it came to pass when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;)
2Â That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.
3Â And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
4Â Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.
5Â Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;
6Â Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel: for which cause thou buildest the wall, that thou mayest be their king, according to these words.
7Â And thou hast also appointed prophets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together.
8Â Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.
9Â For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.
10Â Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee.
11Â And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
12Â And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
13Â Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.
14Â My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.
15Â So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.
16Â And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.
17Â Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.
18Â For there were many in Judah sworn unto him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.
19Â Also they reported his good deeds before me, and uttered my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.
7Â 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,
2Â 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.
3Â 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.
4Â Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.
5Â 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 written therein,
6Â 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 city;
7Â 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;
8Â The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and two.
9Â The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two.
10Â The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two.
11Â The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand and eight hundred and eighteen.
12Â The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
13Â The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five.
14Â The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore.
15Â The children of Binnui, six hundred forty and eight.
16Â The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and eight.
17Â The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty and two.
18Â The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and seven.
19Â The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and seven.
20Â The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five.
21Â The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight.
22Â The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight.
23Â The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and four.
24Â The children of Hariph, an hundred and twelve.
25Â The children of Gibeon, ninety and five.
26Â The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, an hundred fourscore and eight.
27Â The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.
28Â The men of Bethazmaveth, forty and two.
29Â The men of Kirjathjearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty and three.
30Â The men of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty and one.
31Â The men of Michmas, an hundred and twenty and two.
32Â The men of Bethel and Ai, an hundred twenty and three.
33Â The men of the other Nebo, fifty and two.
34Â The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
35Â The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
36Â The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.
37Â The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and one.
38Â The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
39Â The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.
40Â The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two.
41Â The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven.
42Â The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
43Â The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and of the children of Hodevah, seventy and four.
44Â The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight.
45Â 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.
46Â The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hashupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
47Â The children of Keros, the children of Sia, the children of Padon,
48Â The children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the children of Shalmai,
49Â The children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar,
50Â The children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda,
51Â The children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Phaseah,
52Â The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephishesim,
53Â The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,
54Â The children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,
55Â The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Tamah,
56Â The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
57Â The children of Solomon’s servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida,
58Â The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
59Â The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Amon.
60Â All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon’s servants, were three hundred ninety and two.
61Â 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 of Israel.
62Â The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred forty and two.
63Â 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.
64Â 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.
65Â 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.
66Â The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,
67Â 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.
68Â Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and five:
69Â Their camels, four hundred thirty and five: six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses.
70Â 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’ garments.
71Â 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.
72Â 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.
73Â 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.