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Nehemia 11:1-36

Nnipa No Kɔtena Yerusalem

1Afei, ɔmanfo no ntuanofo kɔtenaa Yerusalem, kuropɔn kronkron no mu. Wɔbɔɔ ntonto kronkron wɔ nnipa no a na wɔtete Yuda ne Benyamin nkurow bi no so, yii mu nkyɛmu du mu baako ma wɔn nso kɔtenaa hɔ. Na nkae no de, wɔtenaa nea wɔte hɔ ara. 2Na ɔmanfo no kamfoo obiara a ofi ne pɛ mu san kɔtenaa Yerusalem no.

3Amantam mu mpanyimfo a wɔbaa Yerusalem no din na wɔakyerɛw wɔ ha yi. Ɔmanfo no mu fa kɛse a wɔyɛ asɔfo, Lewifo, Asɔredan mu asomfo ne Salomo asomfo asefo no kɔɔ so tenaa wɔn ankasa afi mu wɔ Yuda nkurow ahorow so, 4nanso nnipa no bi a wofi Yuda ne Benyamin mu no san kɔtenaa Yerusalem.

Yuda abusuakuw mu nnipa no ni:

Usia babarima Ataia, Sakaria babarima, Amaria babarima, Sefatia babarima, Mahalalel babarima a ofi Peres abusua mu;

5Baruk babarima Maaseia, Kol-Hose babarima, Hasaia babarima, Adaia babarima, Yoiarib babarima, Sakaria babarima a ofi Sela abusua mu.

6Afei, na Peres asefo ahannan ne aduosia awotwe (468) a wodi mu no na na wɔte Yerusalem.

7Benyamin abusuakuw no mu nnipa ni:

Mesulam babarima Salu, Yoed babarima, Pedaia babarima, Kolaia babarima, Maaseia babarima, Itiel babarima ne Yesaia babarima; 8na nʼakyi no na Gabai ne Salai, ne abusuafo ahankron aduonu awotwe (928) ba.

9Wɔn panyin pa ara no ne Sikri babarima Yoel na Hasenua, a ɔyɛ kuropɔn no sohwɛfo abediakyiri babarima Yuda boaa no.

10Asɔfo no mu nnipa ni:

Yoiarib babarima Yedaia; Yakin;

11ne Hilkia babarima Seraia, Mesulam babarima, Sadok babarima, Meraiot babarima ne Ahitub a na ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn Asɔredan no sohwɛfo babarima, 12ne wɔn mfɛfo ahanwɔtwe aduonu abien (822) a, na wɔyɛ adwuma wɔ Asɔredan no mu, ne Yeroham babarima Adaia, Pelalia babarima, Amsi babarima, Sakaria babarima, Pashur babarima, Malkia babarima 13ne ne mfɛfo ahannu aduanan abien (242) a wɔyɛ wɔn mmusua ntuanofo. Wɔn a na wɔka ho nso ne Asarel babarima Amasai, Ahsai babarima, Mesilemot babarima, Imer babarima 14ne ne mfɛfo atitiriw ɔha aduonu awotwe (128). Wɔn panyin pa ara a otua wɔn ano no ne Hagedolim babarima Sabdiel.

15Lewifo no nso ni:

Hasub babarima Semaia, Asrikam babarima, Hasabia babarima, Buni babarima;

16ne Sabetai ne Yosabad a na wɔhwɛ Onyankopɔn Asɔredan no mfikyiri dwumadi so;

17Mika babarima Matania, Sabdi babarima a ɔyɛ Asaf aseni a ɔde mpaebɔ buee aseda afɔre som ano;

Bakbukia a na ɔyɛ Matania abediakyiri ne Samua babarima Abda, Galal babarima, Yedutun babarima.

18Na Lewifo a wɔwɔ kuropɔn kronkron no mu no nyinaa dodow si ahannu aduɔwɔtwe anan (284).

19Aponanohwɛfo no ni:

Akub, Talmon ne wɔn mfɛfo ɔha aduɔson abien a (172) na wɔwɛn wɔ apon no ano.

20Asɔfo a wɔaka no, Lewifo ne Israelfo nkae no tenatenaa Yudaman mu baabiara a wɔn agyapade wɔ.

21Nanso Asɔredan mu asomfo no a na Siha ne Gispa da wɔn ano no de, wɔn nyinaa kɔtenaa Ofel koko so.

22Na ɔpanyin pa ara a otua Lewifo a wɔwɔ Yerusalem ano no ne Bani babarima Usi, Hasabia babarima, Matania babarima, Mika babarima a ɔyɛ Asaf aseni, na nʼabusuafo som sɛ nnwontofo wɔ Onyankopɔn asɔredan mu no. 23Na wɔhyɛ ɔhene mmara a ɛkyerɛ nea ɛsɛ sɛ wɔyɛ da biara no ase.

24Mesesabel babarima Petahia a ɔyɛ Yuda babarima Serah aseni no yɛ ɔhene ananmusini wɔ ɔman no amammui mu.

25Yudafo no bi tenaa Kiriat-Arba ne ne nkuraa, Dibon ne ne nkuraa ne Yekabseel ne ne nkuraa. 26Wɔtenatenaa Yesua, Molada, Bet-Pelet, 27Hasar-Sual, Beer-Seba ne ɛho nkuraa, 28Siklag ne Mekona ne ɛho nkuraa. 29Na wɔtete En-Rimon, Sora, Yarmut, 30Sanoa ne Adulam ne wɔn nkuraa nso. Na wɔtete Lakis ne ne mfuw a ɛbɛn hɔ no so ne Aseka ne ne nkuraa nso. Enti Yudafo no tenatena nsase a efi Beer-Seba kosi Hinom bon no mu.

31Benyamin nkurɔfo no bi tenaa Geba, Mikmas, Aya ne Bet-El ne ɛho nkuraa. 32Ebinom nso tenatenaa Anatot, Nob, Anania, 33Hasor, Rama, Gitaim, 34Hadid, Seboim, Nebalat, 35Lod, Ono ne Adwumfo Bon mu nso.

36Wɔmaa Lewifo a na wɔte Yuda no bi kɔkaa Benyamin abusuakuw no ho, ne wɔn tenae.

New International Version

Nehemiah 11:1-36

The New Residents of Jerusalem

1Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem. The rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten of them to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the remaining nine were to stay in their own towns. 2The people commended all who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.

3These are the provincial leaders who settled in Jerusalem (now some Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants and descendants of Solomon’s servants lived in the towns of Judah, each on their own property in the various towns, 4while other people from both Judah and Benjamin lived in Jerusalem):

From the descendants of Judah:

Athaiah son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, a descendant of Perez; 5and Maaseiah son of Baruch, the son of Kol-Hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, a descendant of Shelah. 6The descendants of Perez who lived in Jerusalem totaled 468 men of standing.

7From the descendants of Benjamin:

Sallu 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, 8and his followers, Gabbai and Sallai—928 men. 9Joel son of Zikri was their chief officer, and Judah son of Hassenuah was over the New Quarter of the city.

10From the priests:

Jedaiah; the son of Joiarib; Jakin; 11Seraiah son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the official in charge of the house of God, 12and their associates, who carried on work for the temple—822 men; Adaiah son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malkijah, 13and his associates, who were heads of families—242 men; Amashsai son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer, 14and his11:14 Most Septuagint manuscripts; Hebrew their associates, who were men of standing—128. Their chief officer was Zabdiel son of Haggedolim.

15From the Levites:

Shemaiah son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni; 16Shabbethai and Jozabad, two of the heads of the Levites, who had charge of the outside work of the house of God; 17Mattaniah son of Mika, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the director who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun. 18The Levites in the holy city totaled 284.

19The gatekeepers:

Akkub, Talmon and their associates, who kept watch at the gates—172 men.

20The rest of the Israelites, with the priests and Levites, were in all the towns of Judah, each on their ancestral property.

21The temple servants lived on the hill of Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were in charge of them.

22The chief officer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mika. Uzzi was one of Asaph’s descendants, who were the musicians responsible for the service of the house of God. 23The musicians were under the king’s orders, which regulated their daily activity.

24Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, one of the descendants of Zerah son of Judah, was the king’s agent in all affairs relating to the people.

25As for the villages with their fields, some of the people of Judah lived in Kiriath Arba and its surrounding settlements, in Dibon and its settlements, in Jekabzeel and its villages, 26in Jeshua, in Moladah, in Beth Pelet, 27in Hazar Shual, in Beersheba and its settlements, 28in Ziklag, in Mekonah and its settlements, 29in En Rimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth, 30Zanoah, Adullam and their villages, in Lachish and its fields, and in Azekah and its settlements. So they were living all the way from Beersheba to the Valley of Hinnom.

31The descendants of the Benjamites from Geba lived in Mikmash, Aija, Bethel and its settlements, 32in Anathoth, Nob and Ananiah, 33in Hazor, Ramah and Gittaim, 34in Hadid, Zeboim and Neballat, 35in Lod and Ono, and in Ge Harashim.

36Some of the divisions of the Levites of Judah settled in Benjamin.