NASB — Nehemiah 11 — KJV

Time Passes; Heads of Provinces

1 Now athe leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem, but the rest of the people bcast lots to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem, cthe holy city, while nine-tenths [remained] in the [other] cities. 2 And the people blessed all the men who avolunteered to live in Jerusalem.

[1] aNe 7:4 bNe 10:34 cNe 11:18; Is 48:2
[2] aJg 5:9

3aNow these are the heads of the provinces who lived in Jerusalem, but in the cities of Judah beach lived on his own property in their cities—the IIsraelites, the priests, the Levites, the IIctemple servants and the IIIddescendants of Solomon’s servants. 4 Some of the sons of Judah and some of the sons of Benjamin lived in Jerusalem. From the sons of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, of the sons of Perez; 5 and Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of the Shilonite. 6 All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were 468 able men.

[3] ILit Israel IIHeb Nethinim IIILit sons a1Ch 9:2-34 bNe 7:73; 11:20 cEzr 2:43 dNe 7:57

7 ¶ Now these are the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jeshaiah; 8 and after him Gabbai [and] Sallai, 928. 9 Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer, and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second Iin command of the city.

[9] ILit over

10 ¶ From the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin, 11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the leader of the house of God, 12 and their Ikinsmen who performed the work of the IItemple, 822; and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah, 13 and his kinsmen, heads of fathers’ [households], 242; and Amashsai the son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer, 14 and their brothers, valiant warriors, 128. And their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of IHaggedolim.

[12] ILit brothers, and so throughout the ch IILit house
[14] IOr the great ones

15 ¶ Now from the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni; 16 and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the Ileaders of the Levites, who were IIin charge of athe outside work of the house of God; 17 and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of IZabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the IIleader in beginning the thanksgiving at prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and IIIAbda the son of IVShammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun. 18 All the Levites in athe holy city [were] 284.

[16] ILit heads IILit over a1Ch 26:29
[17] IIn 1Ch 9:15, Zichri IILit head IIIIn 1Ch 9:16, Obadiah IVIn 1Ch 9:16, Shemaiah
[18] aNe 11:1

19 ¶ Also the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon and their brethren who kept watch at the gates, [were] 172.

Outside Jerusalem

20 The rest of Israel, of the priests [and] of the Levites, [were] in all the cities of Judah, each aon his own inheritance. 21 But athe temple servants were living in Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were Iin charge of the temple servants.

[20] aNe 11:3
[21] ILit over aNe 3:26

22 ¶ Now athe overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, from the sons of Asaph, who were the singers for the Iservice of the house of God. 23 aFor [there was] a commandment from the king concerning them and a firm regulation for the song leaders bday by day. 24 Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the sons aof Zerah the son of Judah, was the bking’s Irepresentative in all matters concerning the people.

[22] IOr work aNe 11:9, 14
[23] aEzr 6:8; 7:20 bNe 12:47
[24] ILit hand aGn 38:30 b1Ch 18:17

25 ¶ Now as for the villages with their fields, some of the sons of Judah lived in aKiriath-arba and its Itowns, in bDibon and its Itowns, and in Jekabzeel and its villages, 26 and in Jeshua, in Moladah and Beth-pelet, 27 and in Hazar-shual, in Beersheba and its towns, 28 and in Ziklag, in Meconah and in its towns, 29 and in En-rimmon, in Zorah and in Jarmuth, 30 Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, Azekah and its towns. So they encamped from Beersheba as far as the valley of Hinnom. 31 The sons of Benjamin also [lived] from Geba [onward], at Michmash and Aija, at Bethel and its towns, 32 at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, 33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim, 34 Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat, 35 Lod and Ono, the valley of craftsmen. 36 From the Levites, [some] divisions in Judah belonged to Benjamin.

[25] ILit daughters, and so throughout the ch aJsh 14:15 bJsh 13:9, 17


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The rulers, voluntary men, and the tenth man chosen by lot, dwell at Jerusalem.

1 ¶ And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts [to dwell] in [other] cities. 2 And the people blessed all the men, that willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.

[1] Dt 17:8; Jsh 18:10; Jg 20:9; 1Ch 26:13; Ne 7:4; 10:34; 11:18; Ps 122:5; Pv 16:33; Is 48:2; 52:1; Mt 4:5; 27:53; Ac 1:24.
[2] Dt 24:13; Jg 5:9; Jb 29:13; 31:20; 2Co 8:16.

A catalogue of their names.

3 ¶ Now these [are] the chief of the province that dwelt in Jerusalem: but in the cities of Judah dwelt every one in his possession in their cities, [to wit], Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants. 4 And at Jerusalem dwelt [certain] of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Perez; 5 And Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Colhozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni. 6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt at Jerusalem [were] four hundred threescore and eight valiant men. 7 And these [are] the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jesaiah. 8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred twenty and eight. 9 And Joel the son of Zichri [was] their overseer: and Judah the son of Senuah [was] second over the city. 10 Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin. 11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, [was] the ruler of the house of God. 12 And their brethren that did the work of the house [were] eight hundred twenty and two: and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchiah, 13 And his brethren, chief of the fathers, two hundred forty and two: and Amashai the son of Azareel, the son of Ahasai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer, 14 And their brethren, mighty men of valour, an hundred twenty and eight: and their overseer [was] Zabdiel, the son of [one of] the great men. 15 Also of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni; 16 And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chief of the Levites, [had] the oversight of the outward business of the house of God. 17 And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, [was] the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun. 18 All the Levites in the holy city [were] two hundred fourscore and four. 19 Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren that kept the gates, [were] an hundred seventy and two.

[3] 1Ch 9:1, 18; Ezr 2:1, 43, 55, 70; Ne 7:6, 57, 73.
[4] Gn 38:29; Ru 4:18; 1Ch 9:3, 4; Mt 1:3; Lk 3:33.
[5] Gn 38:5; Nu 26:20; 1Ch 4:21; 9:5; Ne 3:15.
[7] 1Ch 9:7.
[9] 1Ch 9:7.
[10] 1Ch 9:10; Ezr 2:36; 8:16; Ne 7:39; 12:6, 19.
[11] Nu 3:32; 1Ch 6:7; 9:1, 11; 2Ch 19:11; 31:13; Ezr 7:1; Ac 5:24.
[12] 1Ch 9:12.
[14] Ne 11:14.
[15] 1Ch 9:14, 19.
[16] 1Ch 26:20; Ne 8:7; Ac 6:2.
[17] 1Ch 9:15; 16:4, 41; 25:1; Ne 10:12; 12:8, 9, 25, 31; Php 4:6; 1Th 5:17.
[18] 1K 11:13; Ne 11:1; Dn 9:24; Mt 24:15; 27:53; Rv 11:2; 21:2.
[19] 1Ch 9:17; Ne 7:45; 12:25; Ps 84:10.

The residue dwell in other cities.

20 ¶ And the residue of Israel, of the priests, [and] the Levites, [were] in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance. 21 But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa [were] over the Nethinims. 22 The overseer also of the Levites at Jerusalem [was] Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micha. Of the sons of Asaph, the singers [were] over the business of the house of God. 23 For [it was] the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day. 24 And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, [was] at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people. 25 And for the villages, with their fields, [some] of the children of Judah dwelt at Kirjatharba, and [in] the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and [in] the villages thereof, and at Jekabzeel, and [in] the villages thereof, 26 And at Jeshua, and at Moladah, and at Bethphelet, 27 And at Hazarshual, and at Beersheba, and [in] the villages thereof, 28 And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah, and in the villages thereof, 29 And at Enrimmon, and at Zareah, and at Jarmuth, 30 Zanoah, Adullam, and [in] their villages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof, at Azekah, and [in] the villages thereof. And they dwelt from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom. 31 The children also of Benjamin from Geba [dwelt] at Michmash, and Aija, and Bethel, and [in] their villages, 32 [And] at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, 33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim, 34 Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat, 35 Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen. 36 And of the Levites [were] divisions [in] Judah, [and] in Benjamin.

[21] 2Ch 27:3; Ne 3:26, 31.
[22] 1Ch 9:15, 16; 25:1; Ezr 8:19; Ne 3:17; 8:7; 9:4; 10:11, 13; 11:9, 11, 14, 16, 17; 12:24, 25, 35, 42, 46; 13:13; Ac 20:28.
[23] 1Ch 9:33; Ezr 6:8; 7:20.
[24] Gn 38:30; Nu 26:20; 1Ch 18:17; 23:28; Ne 10:21; Mt 1:3.
[25] Jsh 14:15; 15:21, 22.
[26] Jsh 15:26, 27; 19:2.
[27] Gn 21:31; 26:33; Jsh 15:28; 19:3; Jg 20:1.
[28] Jsh 15:31; 1S 27:6.
[29] Jsh 12:11; 15:32, 33, 35; 19:41; Jg 13:25.
[30] Jsh 10:3; 12:15; 15:8, 34, 35, 39; 18:16; 2K 23:10; Ne 3:13; Is 37:8; Jr 7:31; 19:2, 6; 32:35; Mi 1:15.
[31] Gn 12:8; 28:19; Jsh 8:9; 18:13, 24; 1S 13:11, 23; Ne 7:30, 31, 32; Is 10:28.
[32] Jsh 21:18; 1S 21:1; 22:19; Ne 7:27; Is 10:30, 32; Jr 1:1.
[33] Jsh 18:25; 1S 7:17; 2S 4:3; Mt 2:18.
[34] 1S 13:18.
[35] 1Ch 4:14; 8:12; Ne 7:37.
[36] Gn 49:7; Jsh 21:1; 1Ch 6:54.


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