Ezra 2
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The Exiles Who Returned

1Now these are the [†]people of the province who came up out of the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had taken away into exile to Babylon, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his city. 2[†]These came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, [†]Seraiah, [†]Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, [†]Mispar, Bigvai, [†]Rehum, and Baanah.

The number of the men of the people of Israel:

3the sons of Parosh, 2,172;

4the sons of Shephatiah, 372;

5the sons of Arah, 775;

6the sons of Pahath-moab of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,812;

7the sons of Elam, 1,254;

8the sons of Zattu, 945;

9the sons of Zaccai, 760;

10the sons of [†]Bani, 642;

11the sons of Bebai, 623;

12the sons of Azgad, 1,222;

13the sons of Adonikam, 666;

14the sons of Bigvai, 2,056;

15the sons of Adin, 454;

16the sons of Ater of Hezekiah, 98;

17the sons of Bezai, 323;

18the sons of [†]Jorah, 112;

19the sons of Hashum, 223;

20the sons of [†]Gibbar, 95;

21the sons of Bethlehem, 123;

22the men of Netophah, 56;

23the men of Anathoth, 128;

24the sons of [†]Azmaveth, 42;

25the sons of [†]Kiriath-arim, Chephirah and Beeroth, 743;

26the sons of Ramah and Geba, 621;

27the men of Michmas, 122;

28the men of Bethel and Ai, 223;

29the sons of Nebo, 52;

30the sons of Magbish, 156;

31the sons of the other Elam, 1,254;

32the sons of Harim, 320;

33the sons of Lod, Hadid and Ono, 725;

34the [†]men of Jericho, 345;

35the sons of Senaah, 3,630.

36The priests:

the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, 973;

37the sons of Immer, 1,052;

38the sons of Pashhur, 1,247;

39the sons of Harim, 1,017.

40The Levites:

the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of [†]Hodaviah, 74.

41The singers:

the sons of Asaph, 128.

42The sons of the gatekeepers:

the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, in all 139.

43The temple servants:

the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,

44the sons of Keros, the sons of [†]Siaha, the sons of Padon,

45the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub,

46the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shalmai, the sons of Hanan,

47the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah,

48the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam,

49the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai,

50the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of [†]Nephisim,

51the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,

52the sons of [†]Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,

53the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah,

54the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.

55The sons of Solomon’s servants:

the sons of Sotai, the sons of [†]Hassophereth, the sons of [†]Peruda,

56the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,

57the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the sons of [†]Ami.

58All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants were 392.

59Now these are those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, [†]Addan, and Immer, but they were not able to declare their fathers’ households and their fathers’ seed, whether they were of Israel: 60the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, 652. 61Of the sons of the priests: the sons of Hobaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and he was called by their name. 62These searched in their genealogical records, but they could not be found; therefore they were considered unclean and excluded from the priesthood. 63The [†]governor said to them that they should not eat from the most holy things until a priest stood with Urim and Thummim.

64The whole assembly together was 42,360,

65besides their male and female slaves of whom there were 7,337;

and they had 200 male and female singers.

66Their horses were 736; their mules, 245;

67their camels, 435; their donkeys, 6,720.

68Some of the heads of fathers’ households, when they arrived at the house of Yahweh which is in Jerusalem, gave a freewill offering for the house of God to [†]restore it on its foundation. 69According to their ability, they gave to the treasury for the work 61,000 gold [†]drachmas and 5,000 silver [†]minas and 100 priestly tunics.

70So the priests and the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants lived in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.

1 Lit sons
2 Lit Who
2 In Neh 7:7, Azariah
2 In Neh 7:7, Raamiah
2 In Neh 7:7, Mispereth
2 In Neh 7:7, Nehum
10 In Neh 7:15, Binnui
18 In Neh 7:24, Hariph
20 In Neh 7:25, Gibeon
24 In Neh 7:28, Beth-azmaveth
25 In Neh 7:29, Kiriath-jearim
34 Lit sons
40 In Ezra 3:9, Judah; in Neh 7:43, Hodevah
44 In Neh 7:47, Sia
50 In Neh 7:52, Nephushesim
52 In Neh 7:54, Bazlith
55 In Neh 7:57, Sophereth
55 In Neh 7:57, Perida
57 In Neh 7:59, Amon
59 In Neh 7:61, Addon
63 Heb Tirshatha, a Persian title
68 Lit establish
69 A Greek silver coin, approx. a laborer’s daily wage
69 A mina was approx. 1.25 lb. or 0.6 kg

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