Ezra 2 CSB

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.

References for Ezra 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Neh 7:6-73
    • b 2:1 - Neh 11:3
    • c 2:1 - Nebuchadnezzar reigned 605-562 b.c.
      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

      References for Ezra 2:2

        • d 2:2 - 1 Ch 3:19; Hg 1:1; Zch 4:6
        • e 2:2 - Hg 1:1; Zch 3:1
        • f 2:2 - Lit the men of the people of Israel
          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,

          References for Ezra 2:46

            • g 2:46 - Alt Hb tradition reads Shamlai's or Salmai's
              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,

              References for Ezra 2:50

                • h 2:50 - Alt Hb tradition reads Meinim's
                • i 2:50 - Alt Hb tradition reads Nephisim's
                  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

                  References for Ezra 2:63

                    • j 2:63 - Neh 7:65; 8:9-12
                    • k 2:63 - Two objects used to determine God's will; Ex 28:30
                      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.

                      References for Ezra 2:68

                          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.

                          References for Ezra 2:69

                            • l 2:69 - Lit drachmas
                            • m 2:69 - Lit 5,000 minas
                              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

                              References for Ezra 2:70

                                • n 2:70 - Jos 21; 1 Ch 9:2