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Ezra 2 (Holman Christian Standard)

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The Exiles Who Returned

1 Thesea now are the people of the provinceb who came from those captive exiles King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonc had deported to Babylon. Each of them returned to his hometown Jerusalem and Judah. 2 They came with Zerubbabel,d Jeshua,e Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. The number of the Israelite men [included]:f 3 Parosh's descendants 2,172 4 Shephatiah's descendants 372 5 Arah's descendants 775 6 Pahath-moab's descendants: Jeshua's and Joab's descendants 2,812 7 Elam's descendants 1,254 8 Zattu's descendants 945 9 Zaccai's descendants 760 10 Bani's descendants 642 11 Bebai's descendants 623 12 Azgad's descendants 1,222 13 Adonikam's descendants 666 14 Bigvai's descendants 2,056 15 Adin's descendants 454 16 Ater's descendants: Hezekiah's 98 17 Bezai's descendants 323 18 Jorah's descendants 112 19 Hashum's descendants 223 20 Gibbar's descendants 95 21 Bethlehem's people 123 22 Netophah's men 56 23 Anathoth's men 128 24 Azmaveth's people 42 25 Kiriatharim's, Chephirah's, and Beeroth's people 743 26 Ramah's and Geba's people 621 27 Michmas's men 122 28 Bethel's and Ai's men 223 29 Nebo's people 52 30 Magbish's people 156 31 the other Elam's people 1,254 32 Harim's people 320 33 Lod's, Hadid's, and Ono's people 725 34 Jericho's people 345 35 Senaah's people 3,630 36 The priests [included]: Jedaiah's descendants of the house of Jeshua 973 37 Immer's descendants 1,052 38 Pashhur's descendants 1,247 39 and Harim's descendants 1,017 40 The Levites [included]: Jeshua's and Kadmiel's descendants from Hodaviah's descendants 74 41 The singers [included]: Asaph's descendants 128 42 The gatekeepers' descendants [included]: Shallum's descendants, Ater's descendants, Talmon's descendants, Akkub's descendants, Hatita's descendants, Shobai's descendants, in all 139 43 The temple servants [included]: Ziha's descendants, Hasupha's descendants, Tabbaoth's descendants, 44 Keros's descendants, Siaha's descendants, Padon's descendants, 45 Lebanah's descendants, Hagabah's descendants, Akkub's descendants, 46 Hagab's descendants, Shalmai'sg descendants, Hanan's descendants, 47 Giddel's descendants, Gahar's descendants, Reaiah's descendants, 48 Rezin's descendants, Nekoda's descendants, Gazzam's descendants, 49 Uzza's descendants, Paseah's descendants, Besai's descendants, 50 Asnah's descendants, Meunim'sh descendants, Nephusim'si descendants, 51 Bakbuk's descendants, Hakupha's descendants, Harhur's descendants, 52 Bazluth's descendants, Mehida's descendants, Harsha's descendants, 53 Barkos's descendants, Sisera's descendants, Temah's descendants, 54 Neziah's descendants, and Hatipha's descendants. 55 The descendants of Solomon's servants [included]: Sotai's descendants, Hassophereth's descendants, Peruda's descendants, 56 Jaalah's descendants, 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 servants 392 59 The 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: 60 Delaiah's descendants, Tobiah's descendants, Nekoda's descendants 652 61 and from the descendants of the priests: the descendants of Habaiah, 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. 63 The governorj ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim.k 64 The whole combined assembly numbered 42,360 65 not including their 7,337 male and female slaves, and their 200 male and female singers. 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 for the house of God in order to have it rebuilt on its [original] site. 69 Based on what they could give, they gave 61,000 gold coins,l 6,250 poundsm of silver, and 100 priestly garments to the treasury for the project. 70 The priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, temple servants, and some of the people settled in their towns, and [the rest of] Israel [settled] in their towns.n
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