Nehemiah 7

Nehemiah 7

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67 in addition to 7,337 servants and 245 singers, both men and women.

68 They took with them 736 horses, 245 mules,*1

69 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

70 "Some of the family leaders gave gifts for the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 gold coins,* 50 gold basins, and 530 robes for the priests.2

71 The other leaders gave to the treasury a total of 20,000 gold coins* and some 2,750 pounds* of silver for the work.3

72 The rest of the people gave 20,000 gold coins, about 2,500 pounds* of silver, and 67 robes for the priests.4

73 "So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Temple servants, along with some of the people--that is to say, all Israel--settled in their own towns." Now in midautumn,* when the Israelites had settled in their towns,5

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1: As in some Hebrew manuscripts (see also Ezra 2:66); most Hebrew manuscripts lack this verse.

2: Hebrew 1,000 darics of gold, about 19 pounds or 8.6 kilograms in weight.

3: Hebrew 20,000 darics of gold, about 375 pounds or 170 kilograms in weight; also in 7:72.

4: Hebrew 2,000 minas [1.2 metric tons].

5: Hebrew in the seventh month. This month of the Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in October and November 445 B.C.

New Living Translation Bible and Notes used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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