Ezra 2
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The List of Returning Exiles
(Nehemiah 7:4-69)

1Now these are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles carried away to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar its king. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town, 2accompanied by Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.

This is the count of the men of Israel:

3the descendants of Parosh, 2,172;

4the descendants of Shephatiah, 372;

5the descendants of Arah, 775;

6the descendants of Pahath-moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab), 2,812;

7the descendants of Elam, 1,254;

8the descendants of Zattu, 945;

9the descendants of Zaccai, 760;

10the descendants of Bani, 642;

11the descendants of Bebai, 623;

12the descendants of Azgad, 1,222;

13the descendants of Adonikam, 666;

14the descendants of Bigvai, 2,056;

15the descendants of Adin, 454;

16the descendants of Ater (through Hezekiah), 98;

17the descendants of Bezai, 323;

18the descendants of Jorah, 112;

19the descendants of Hashum, 223;

20the descendants of Gibbar, 95;

21the men of Bethlehem, 123;

22the men of Netophah, 56;

23the men of Anathoth, 128;

24the descendants of Azmaveth,a 42;

25the men of Kiriath-jearim,b Chephirah, and Beeroth, 743;

26the men of Ramah and Geba, 621;

27the men of Michmash, 122;

28the men of Bethel and Ai, 223;

29the descendants of Nebo, 52;

30the descendants of Magbish, 156;

31the descendants of the other Elam,c 1,254;

32the descendants of Harim, 320;

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

34the men of Jericho, 345;

35and the descendants of Senaah, 3,630.

36The priests:

The descendants of Jedaiah (through the house of Jeshua), 973;

37the descendants of Immer, 1,052;

38the descendants of Pashhur, 1,247;

39and the descendants of Harim, 1,017.

40The Levites:

the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel (through the line of Hodaviahd ), 74.

41The singers:

the descendants of Asaph, 128.

42The descendants of the gatekeepers:

the descendants of Shallum,

the descendants of Ater,

the descendants of Talmon,

the descendants of Akkub,

the descendants of Hatita,

and the descendants of Shobai,

139 in all.

43The temple servantse :

the descendants of Ziha,

the descendants of Hasupha,

the descendants of Tabbaoth,

44the descendants of Keros,

the descendants of Siaha,

the descendants of Padon,

45the descendants of Lebanah,

the descendants of Hagabah,

the descendants of Akkub,

46the descendants of Hagab,

the descendants of Shalmai,f

the descendants of Hanan,

47the descendants of Giddel,

the descendants of Gahar,

the descendants of Reaiah,

48the descendants of Rezin,

the descendants of Nekoda,

the descendants of Gazzam,

49the descendants of Uzza,

the descendants of Paseah,

the descendants of Besai,

50the descendants of Asnah,

the descendants of Meunim,

the descendants of Nephusim,

51the descendants of Bakbuk,

the descendants of Hakupha,

the descendants of Harhur,

52the descendants of Bazluth,

the descendants of Mehida,

the descendants of Harsha,

53the descendants of Barkos,

the descendants of Sisera,

the descendants of Tamah,

54the descendants of Neziah,

and the descendants of Hatipha.

55The descendants of the servants of Solomon:

the descendants of Sotai,

the descendants of Sophereth,

the descendants of Peruda,

56the descendants of Jaala,

the descendants of Darkon,

the descendants of Giddel,

57the descendants of Shephatiah,

the descendants of Hattil,

the descendants of Pochereth-hazzebaim,

and the descendants of Ami.

58The temple servants and descendants of the servants of Solomon numbered 392 in all.

59The following came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but could not prove that their families were descended from Israel:

60the descendants of Delaiah,

the descendants of Tobiah,

and the descendants of Nekoda,

652 in all.

61And from among the priests: the descendants of Habaiah,

the descendants of Hakkoz,

and the descendants of Barzillai (who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by their name).

62These men searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. 63The governor ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest to consult the Urim and Thummim.g

64The whole assembly numbered 42,360, 65in addition to their 7,337 menservants and maidservants, as well as their 200 male and female singers. 66They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 67435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

Offerings by the Exiles
(Nehemiah 7:70-73)

68When they arrived at the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families gave freewill offerings to rebuild the house of God on its original site. 69According to their ability, they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 darics of gold,h 5,000 minas of silver,i and 100 priestly garments.

70So the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants, along with some of the people, settled in their own towns; and the rest of the Israelitesj settled in their towns.



Footnotes:

24 a Azmaveth is a variant of Beth-azmaveth; see Nehemiah 7:28.
25 b LXX (see also Nehemiah 7:29); Hebrew Kiriath-arim
31 c Or of West Elam
40 d Hodaviah is a variant of Hodevah; see Nehemiah 7:43.
43 e Hebrew The Nethinim; also in verses 58 and 70
46 f Alternate MT reading (see also Nehemiah 7:48); the other alternate reads Shamlai
63 g Literally lights and perfections
69 h Or 61,000 gold drachmas; that is, approximately 1,129.7 pounds or 512.4 kilograms of gold coins
69 i 5,000 minas is approximately 3.14 tons or 2.85 metric tons of silver.
70 j Or all Israel


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