Ezra 2
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The Exiles Who Returned

1Thesea now are the people of the province who came from those captive exiles King Nebuchadnezzar of BabylonA had deported to Babylon.b They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town. 2They came with Zerubbabel,a Jeshua,b Nehemiah, Seraiah,c Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.

The number of the Israelite men includedA

3Parosh’s descendantsa2,172
4Shephatiah’s descendants372
5Arah’s descendants775
6Pahath-moab’s descendants:
Jeshua’s and Joab’s descendants2,812
7Elam’s descendants1,254
8Zattu’s descendants945
9Zaccai’s descendants760
10Bani’s descendants642
11Bebai’s descendants623
12Azgad’s descendants1,222
13Adonikam’s descendantsa666
14Bigvai’s descendants2,056
15Adin’s descendants454
16Ater’s descendants: of Hezekiah98
17Bezai’s descendants323
18Jorah’s descendants112
19Hashum’s descendants223
20Gibbar’s descendants95
21Bethlehem’sa people123
22Netophah’s men56
23Anathoth’s men128
24Azmaveth’s people42
25Kiriatharim’s, Chephirah’s, and Beeroth’s people743
26Ramah’sa and Geba’s people621
27Michmas’s men122
28Bethel’s and Ai’sa men223
29Nebo’s people52
30Magbish’s people156
31the other Elam’s people1,254
32Harim’s people320
33Lod’s, Hadid’s, and Ono’s people725
34Jericho’sa people345
35Senaah’s people3,630

36The priests included

Jedaiah’s descendants of the house of Jeshua973
37Immer’s descendants1,052
38Pashhur’s descendants1,247
39and Harim’s descendants1,017

40The Levites included

Jeshua’s and Kadmiel’s descendants
from Hodaviah’s descendants74

41The singers included

Asaph’sa descendants128

42The gatekeepers’a descendants included

Shallum’s descendants, Ater’s descendants,
Talmon’s descendants, Akkub’s descendants,
Hatita’s descendants, Shobai’s descendants, in all139

43The temple servantsa included

  1. Ziha’s descendants, Hasupha’s descendants,
  2. Tabbaoth’s descendants, 44Keros’s descendants,
  3. Siaha’s descendants, Padon’s descendants,
  4. 45Lebanah’s descendants, Hagabah’s descendants,
  5. Akkub’s descendants, 46Hagab’s descendants,
  6. Shalmai’sA descendants, Hanan’s descendants,
  7. 47Giddel’s descendants, Gahar’s descendants,
  8. Reaiah’s descendants, 48Rezin’s descendants,
  9. Nekoda’s descendants, Gazzam’s descendants,
  10. 49Uzza’s descendants, Paseah’s descendants,
  11. Besai’s descendants, 50Asnah’s descendants,
  12. Meunim’sA descendants, Nephusim’sB descendants,
  13. 51Bakbuk’s descendants, Hakupha’s descendants,
  14. Harhur’s descendants, 52Bazluth’s descendants,
  15. Mehida’s descendants, Harsha’s descendants,
  16. 53Barkos’s descendants, Sisera’s descendants,
  17. Temah’s descendants, 54Neziah’s descendants,
  18. and Hatipha’s descendants.

55The descendants of Solomon’s servantsa included

Sotai’s descendants, Hassophereth’s descendants,
Peruda’s descendants, 56Jaalah’s descendants,
Darkon’s descendants, Giddel’s descendants,
57Shephatiah’s descendants, Hattil’s descendants,
Pochereth-hazzebaim’s descendants, and Ami’s descendants.
58All the temple servants
and the descendants of Solomon’s servants392.

59The following are those who came from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer but were unable to prove that their ancestral familiesA and their lineage were Israelite:

60Delaiah’s descendants,
Tobiah’s descendants,
Nekoda’s descendants652

61and from the descendants of the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, the descendants of Hakkoz, the descendants of Barzillai — who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and who bore their name. 62These searched for their entries in the genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified from the priesthood. 63The governora ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim.b

64The whole combined assembly numbered42,360
65not including their 7,337 male and female servants,
and their 200 male and female singers.a
66They had 736 horses, 245 mules,
67435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

Gifts for the Work

68After they arrived at the Lord’s house in Jerusalem, some of the family heads gave freewill offeringsa for the house of God in order to have it rebuilt on its original site. 69Based on what they could give, they gave 61,000 gold coins,A 6,250 poundsB of silver, and 100 priestly garments to the treasurya for the project. 70The priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, temple servants, and some of the people settled in their towns, and the rest of Israel settled in their towns.a

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