The Leaders in Jerusalem

Nehemiah 11

1 Now the leaders of the people dwelt at Jerusalem; the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, a the holy city, and nine-tenths were to dwell in other cities. 2 And the people blessed all the men who b willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.

3 c These are the heads of the province who dwelt in Jerusalem. (But in the cities of Judah everyone dwelt in his own possession in their cities - Israelites, priests, Levites, d Nethinim, and e descendants of Solomon's servants.) 4 Also f in Jerusalem dwelt some of the children of Judah and of the children of Benjamin.
The children 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 children of g 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 who dwelt at Jerusalem were four hundred and sixty-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 Jeshaiah; 8 and after him Gabbai and Sallai, nine hundred and twenty-eight. 9 Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer, and Judah the son of 1 Senuah was second over the city.

10 h Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, and 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 leader of the house of God. 12 Their brethren who did the work of the house were eight hundred and twenty-two; 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 brethren, heads of the fathers' houses, were two hundred and forty-two; and Amashai the son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer, 14 and their brethren, mighty men of valor, were one hundred and twenty-eight. Their overseer was Zabdiel 2 the son of one of the great men.

15 Also of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni; 16 i Shabbethai and j Jozabad, of the heads of the Levites, had the oversight of k the business outside of the 3 house of God; 17 Mattaniah the son of 4 Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the leader who began the thanksgiving with prayer; 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 l the holy city were two hundred and eighty-four.

19 Moreover the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren who kept the gates, were one hundred and seventy-two. 20 And the rest of Israel, of the priests and Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, everyone in his inheritance. 21 m But the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel. And Ziha and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.

22 Also the overseer 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 in charge of the 5 service of the 6 house of God. 23 For n it was the king's command concerning them that a 7 certain portion should be for the singers, a quota day by day. 24 Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the children of o Zerah the son of Judah, was p the 8 king's deputy in all matters concerning the people.

  1. Cross References
    Nehemiah 10:18
    Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai.
    Matthew 4:5
    Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple.
    Matthew 5:35
    Nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
    Matthew 27:53
    And coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
  2. Cross References
    Judges 5:9
    My heart is with the rulers of Israel Who offered themselves willingly with the people. Bless the LORD!
    2 Chronicles 17:16
    And next to him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to the LORD, and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor.
  3. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 9:2
    And the first inhabitants who dwelt in their possessions in their cities were Israelites, priests, Levites, and the Nethinim.
    1 Chronicles 9:3
    Now in Jerusalem the children of Judah dwelt, and some of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh:
  4. Cross References
    Ezra 2:43
    The Nethinim: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth.
  5. Cross References
    Ezra 2:55
    The sons of Solomon's servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Peruda.
  6. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 9:3
    Now in Jerusalem the children of Judah dwelt, and some of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh:
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 38:29
    Then it happened, as he drew back his hand, that his brother came out unexpectedly; and she said, "How did you break through? This breach be upon you!" Therefore his name was called Perez.
  8. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 9:10
    Of the priests: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, and Jachin.
  9. Cross References
    Ezra 10:15
    Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah opposed this, and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite gave them support.
  10. Cross References
    Ezra 8:33
    Now on the fourth day the silver and the gold and the articles were weighed in the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest, and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; with them were the Levites, Jozabad the son of Jeshua and Noadiah the son of Binnui.
  11. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 26:29
    Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons performed duties as officials and judges over Israel outside Jerusalem.
  12. Cross References
    Nehemiah 11:1
    Now the leaders of the people dwelt at Jerusalem; the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, the holy city, and nine-tenths were to dwell in other cities.
  13. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 27:3
    He built the Upper Gate of the house of the LORD, and he built extensively on the wall of Ophel.
    Nehemiah 3:26
    Moreover the Nethinim who dwelt in Ophel made repairs as far as the place in front of the Water Gate toward the east, and on the projecting tower.
  14. Cross References
    Ezra 6:8
    Moreover I issue a decree as to what you shall do for the elders of these Jews, for the building of this house of God: Let the cost be paid at the king's expense from taxes on the region beyond the River; this is to be given immediately to these men, so that they are not hindered.
    Ezra 6:9
    And whatever they need - young bulls, rams, and lambs for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the request of the priests who are in Jerusalem - let it be given them day by day without fail.
    Ezra 7:20
    And whatever more may be needed for the house of your God, which you may have occasion to provide, pay for it from the king's treasury.
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 38:30
    Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand. And his name was called Zerah.
  16. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 18:17
    Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers at the king's side.
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