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The Book of Nehemiah Chapter 11 (11 of 13)
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.
The capital city, Jerusalem, did not have enough
people to sustain it's walls and give it a proper
defense, so Nehemiah required that a tenth part of the
people would live in the capital city itself. Some by
lot and others voluntarily.
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
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
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 h ...
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