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Resettling Jerusalem

1The leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem; the rest of the people also cast lots to bring one of ten to live in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts in the other cities.
  2The people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to live in Jerusalem.

3Now these are the chiefs of the province who lived in Jerusalem, but in the cities of Judah everyone lived in his possession in their cities: Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the Temple servants, and the children of Solomon’s servants.
  4In Jerusalem lived 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 Mahalalel of the children of Perez;
  5and 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 the Shilonite.
  6All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were 468 valiant men.

7These 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.
  8After him Gabbai, Sallai, 928.
  9Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer, and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second over the city.

10Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin,
  11Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of God’s house,
  12and their brothers who did the work of the house, 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,
  13and his brothers, chiefs of fathers’ households, 242; and Amashsai the son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
  14and their brothers, mighty men of valor, 128; and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of Haggedolim.

15Of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
  16and Shabbethai and Jozabad of the chiefs of the Levites who had the oversight of the outward business of God’s house;
  17and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the chief to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
  18All the Levites in the holy city were 284.

19Moreover the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brothers who kept watch at the gates were 172.

20The rest of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, everyone in his inheritance.
  21But the Temple servants lived in Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were over the Temple servants.

The Levites and Priests

22The overseer also of the Levites at Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, of the sons of Asaph, the singers, over the business of the house of God.
  23For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers as every day required.
  24Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel of the children of Zerah the son of Judah was at the king’s hand in all matters concerning the people.

25As for the villages with their fields, some of the children of Judah lived in Kiriath-arba and its towns, and in Dibon and its towns, and in Jekabzeel and its villages,
  26and in Jeshua, and in Moladah, and Beth-pelet,
  27and in Hazar-shual, and in Beer-sheba and its towns,
  28and in Ziklag, and in Meconah and in its towns,
  29and in En-rimmon, and in Zorah, and in Jarmuth,
  30Zanoah, Adullam and their villages, Lachish and its fields, Azekah and its towns. So they encamped from Beer-sheba to the valley of Hinnom.

31The children of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash and Ai,a and at Bethel and its towns,
  32at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
  33Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
  34Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
  35Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
  36Of the Levites, certain divisions in Judah settled in Benjamin’s territory.

“Ai” is spelled “Aia” in the Hebrew text

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