Ezra 2 NIV

The List of the Exiles Who Returned

1 Now these are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive to Babylon (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to their own town,

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2 in company with Zerubbabel, Joshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum and Baanah): The list of the men of the people of Israel:

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3 the descendants of Parosh1, 2,172

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4 of Shephatiah, 372
5 of Arah, 775
6 of Pahath-Moab (through the line 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 Adonikam2, 666

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14 of Bigvai, 2,056
15 of Adin, 454
16 of Ater (through Hezekiah), 98
17 of Bezai, 323
18 of Jorah, 112
19 of Hashum, 223
20 of Gibbar, 95
21 the men of Bethlehem3, 123

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22 of Netophah, 56
23 of Anathoth, 128
24 of Azmaveth, 42
25 of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth, 743
26 of Ramah4 and Geba, 621

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27 of Micmash, 122
28 of Bethel and Ai5, 223

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29 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 Jericho6, 345

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35 of Senaah, 3,630
36 The priests:

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37 of Immer7, 1,052

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38 of Pashhur8, 1,247

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39 of Harim9, 1,017

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40 The Levites:

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41 The musicians:

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42 The gatekeepers of the temple:

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43 The temple servants:

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44 Keros, Siaha, Padon,
45 Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,
46 Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan,
47 Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,
48 Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,
49 Uzza, Paseah, Besai,
50 Asnah, Meunim, Nephusim,
51 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
52 Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
53 Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
54 Neziah and Hatipha
55 The descendants of the servants of Solomon:
56 Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,
57 Shephatiah, Hattil,
58 The temple servants10 and the descendants of the servants of Solomon, 392

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59 The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel:

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60 The descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda 652
61 And from among the priests: The descendants of Hobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai (a man who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name).
62 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.

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63 The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there was a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.

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64 The whole company numbered 42,360,
65 besides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 200 male and female singers.

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66 They had 736 horses, 245 mules,

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67 435 camels and 6,720 donkeys.
68 When they arrived at the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families gave freewill offerings toward the rebuilding of the house of God on its site.

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69 According to their ability they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 daricsa of gold, 5,000 minasb of silver and 100 priestly garments.

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    • b 2:69 - That is, about 1,100 pounds or about 500 kilograms
    • c 2:69 - That is, about 3 tons or about 2.8 metric tons
      70 The priests, the Levites, the musicians, the gatekeepers and the temple servants settled in their own towns, along with some of the other people, and the rest of the Israelites settled in their towns.

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