Ezra 2

The Exiles Who Returned

1 These a now are the people of the province who came from those captive exiles King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
Nebuchadnezzar reigned 605-562 b.c.
had deported to Babylon. c They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town.
2 They came with Zerubbabel d Jeshua e Nehemiah, Seraiah f Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.The number of the Israelite men included:
Lit the men of the people of Israel

3
Parosh’s descendants h2,172
(4) Shephatiah’s descendants372
(5) Arah’s descendants775
(6) Pahath-moab’s descendants:
Jeshua’s and Joab’s descendants2,812
(7) Elam’s descendants1,254
(8) Zattu’s descendants945
(9) Zaccai’s descendants760
(10) Bani’s descendants642
(11) Bebai’s descendants623
(12) Azgad’s descendants1,222
(13) Adonikam’s descendants i666
(14) Bigvai’s descendants2,056
(15) Adin’s descendants454
(16) Ater’s descendants: of Hezekiah98
(17) Bezai’s descendants323
(18) Jorah’s descendants112
(19) Hashum’s descendants223
(20) Gibbar’s descendants95
(21) Bethlehem’s j people123
(22) Netophah’s men56
(23) Anathoth’s men128
(24) Azmaveth’s people42
(25) Kiriatharim’s, Chephirah’s, and Beeroth’s people743
(26) Ramah’s k and Geba’s people621
(27) Michmas’s men122
(28) Bethel’s and Ai’s l men223
(29) Nebo’s people52
(30) Magbish’s people156
(31) the other Elam’s people1,254
(32) Harim’s people320
(33) Lod’s, Hadid’s, and Ono’s people725
(34) Jericho’s m people345
(35) Senaah’s people3,630

36The priests included:

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

40The Levites included:

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

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41The singers included:

Asaph: A musician appointed by David to oversee the music used in worship at the Temple; 12 psalms are attributed to Asaph.
Asaph’s o descendants
128

42The gatekeepers’ p descendants included:

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

43The temple servants q included:

Ziha’s descendants, Hasupha’s descendants,
Tabbaoth’s descendants, Keros’s descendants,
(44)Siaha’s descendants, Padon’s descendants, |

(45) Lebanah’s descendants, Hagabah’s descendants,
Akkub’s descendants, Hagab’s descendants,
(46)Shalmai’s
Alt Hb tradition reads Shamlai’s
descendants, Hanan’s descendants, |

(47) Giddel’s descendants, Gahar’s descendants,
Reaiah’s descendants, Rezin’s descendants,
(48)Nekoda’s descendants, Gazzam’s descendants, |

(49) Uzza’s descendants, Paseah’s descendants,
Besai’s descendants, Asnah’s descendants,
(50)Meunim’s
Alt Hb tradition reads Meinim’s
descendants, Nephusim’s
Alt Hb tradition reads Nephisim’s
descendants, |

(51) Bakbuk’s descendants, Hakupha’s descendants,
Harhur’s descendants, Bazluth’s descendants,
(52)Mehida’s descendants, Harsha’s descendants, |

(53) Barkos’s descendants, Sisera’s descendants,
Temah’s descendants, Neziah’s descendants,
(54)and Hatipha’s descendants.

55The descendants of Solomon’s servants u included:

Sotai’s descendants, Hassophereth’s descendants,
Peruda’s descendants, Jaalah’s descendants,
(56)Darkon’s descendants, Giddel’s descendants,
(57) Shephatiah’s descendants, Hattil’s descendants,
Pochereth-hazzebaim’s descendants, and Ami’s descendants.
(58) All 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 families and ancestry were Israelite:

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Delaiah’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 was called by their name. 62 These searched for their entries in the genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified from the priesthood. 63The governor v ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest who could consult the
Urim & Thummim: Two objects used by Israelite priests to determine God's will
Urim and Thummim. x

64
The whole combined assembly numbered42,360
(65) not including their 7,337 male and female slaves,
and their 200 male and female singers. y
(66) They had 736 horses, 245 mules,
(67) 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

Gifts for the Work

68 After they arrived at the Lord’s house in Jerusalem, some of the family leaders gave freewill offerings z 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,
Or drachmas, or darics
6,250 pounds
Lit 5,000 minas
of silver, and 100 priestly garments to the treasury ac 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. ad
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