Ezra 2 NIV

The List of the Exiles Who Returned

2:1-70pp -- Ne 7:6-73

1 Now these are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles,1 whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon2 had taken captive to Babylon (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town,3

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2 in company with Zerubbabel,4 Jeshua,5 Nehemiah, Seraiah,6 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 Parosh7, 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 Adonikam8, 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 Bethlehem9, 123

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22 of Netophah, 56
23 of Anathoth, 128
24 of Azmaveth, 42
25 of Kiriath Jearim,a Kephirah and Beeroth, 743

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    • a 2:25 - See Septuagint (see also Neh. 7:29); Hebrew "Kiriath Arim."
      26 of Ramah10 and Geba, 621

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      27 of Micmash, 122
      28 of Bethel and Ai11, 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 Jericho12, 345

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      35 of Senaah, 3,630
      36 The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah13 (through the family of Jeshua), 973

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      37 of Immer14, 1,052

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      38 of Pashhur15, 1,247

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      39 of Harim16, 1,017

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      40 The Levites:17 the descendants of Jeshua18 and Kadmiel (through the line of Hodaviah), 74

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      41 The singers:19 the descendants of Asaph, 128

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      42 The gatekeepers20 of the temple: the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita and Shobai 139

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      43 The temple servants:21 the descendants of

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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: the descendants of
      56 Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,
      57 Shephatiah, Hattil,
      58 The temple servants22 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 descended23 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 priesthood24 as unclean.

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      63 The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food25 until there was a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.26

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      64 The whole company numbered 42,360,
      65 besides their 7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 200 men and women singers.27

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      66 They had 736 horses,28 245 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 families29 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 drachmasb of gold, 5,000 minasc of silver and 100 priestly garments.

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        • b 2:69 - That is, about 1,100 pounds (about 500 kilograms)
        • c 2:69 - That is, about 3 tons (about 2.9 metric tons)
          70 The priests, the Levites, the singers, 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.30

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