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Ezra 2 (Common English Bible)

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List of the returnees

1 These were the people of the province who went up from there—from among those captive exiles whom Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar had deported to Babylonia. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, all to their own towns. 2 They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.

The number of the people of Israel

3 The family of Parosh 2,172 4 of Shephatiah 372 5 of Arah 775 6 of Pahath-moab, namely the family of Jeshua and Joab 2,812 7 of Elam 1,254 8 of Zattu 945 9 of Zaccai 760 10 of Bani 642 11 of Bebai 623 12 of Azgad 1,222 13 of Adonikam 666 14 of Bigvai 2,056 15 of Adin 454 16 of Ater, namely of Hezekiah 98 17 of Bezai 323 18 of Jorah 112 19 of Hashum 223 20 of Gibbar 95 21 of Bethlehem 123 22 The people of Netophah 56 23 of Anathoth 128 24 The family of Azmaveth 42 25 of Kiriatharim, Chephirah, and Beeroth 743 26 of Ramah and Geba 621 27 The people of Michmash 122 28 of Bethel and Ai 223 29 The family of Nebo 52 30 of Magbish 156 31 of the other Elam 1,254 32 of Harim 320 33 of Lod, Hadid, and Ono 725 34 of Jericho 345 35 of Senaah 3,630

The priests

36 The family of Jedaiah, namely the house of Jeshua 973 37 of Immer 1,052 38 of Pashhur 1,247 39 of Harim 1,017 40 The Levites: the family of Jeshua and Kadmiel—the family of Hodaviah 74

The singers

41 The family of Asaph 128

The family of the gatekeepers

42 of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai 139 in all

The temple servants

43 The family of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth, 44 Keros, Siaha, Padon, 45 Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub, 46 Hagab, Shamlai, Hanan, 47 Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah, 48 Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam, 49 Uzza, Paseah, Besai, 50 Asnah, Meunim, Nephisim, 51 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur, 52 Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha, 53 Barkos, Sisera, Temah, 54 Neziah, and Hatipha

The family of Solomon’s servants

55 Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda, 56 Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel, 57 Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth-hazzebaim, and Ami. 58 All of the temple servants and the family of Solomon's servants 392

Exclusions

59 The following came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they were unable to demonstrate that their family or their descent was from Israel: 60 the family of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda, 652 61 and of the family of the priests: the family of Habaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai (who had married one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by their name). 62 They looked for their entries in the genealogical records, but they were not found there, so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. 63 The governor ordered them not to eat of the most holy food until a priest arose who could consult Urim and Thummim.

Total

64 The whole assembly together totaled 42,360, 65 not including their 7,337 male and female servants; they also had 200 male and female singers, 66 736 horses, 245 mules, 67 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

Arrival in Jerusalem

68 When they arrived at the LORD's house in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families brought spontaneous gifts for the rebuilding of God's house on its site. 69 According to their means, they gave to the building fund 61,000 drachmen of gold, 5,000 manehs of silver, and 100 priestly robes. 70 The priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants settled in their own towns, and all Israel in their towns.
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