Ezra 2 GNT

1 Many of the exiles left the province of Babylon and returned to Jerusalem and Judah, all to their own hometowns. Their families had been living in exile in Babylonia ever since King Nebuchadnezzar had taken them there as prisoners.
2 Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Joshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the list of the clans of Israel, with the number of those from each clan who returned from exile:
3 Parosh - 2,172
4 Shephatiah - 372
5 Arah - 775
6 Pahath Moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab) - 2,812
7 Elam - 1,254
8 Zattu - 945
9 Zaccai - 760
10 Bani - 642
11 Bebai - 623
12 Azgad - 1,222
13 Adonikam - 666
14 Bigvai - 2,056
15 Adin - 454
16 Ater (also called Hezekiah) - 98
17 Bezai - 323
18 Jorah - 112
19 Hashum - 223
20 Gibbar - 95
21 People whose ancestors had lived in the following towns also returned: Bethlehem - 123
22 Netophah - 56
23 Anathoth - 128
24 Azmaveth - 42
25 Kiriath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth - 743
26 Ramah and Geba - 621
27 Michmash - 122
28 Bethel and Ai - 223
29 Nebo - 52
30 Magbish - 156
31 The other Elam - 1,254
32 Harim - 320
33 Lod, Hadid, and Ono - 725
34 Jericho - 345
35 Senaah - 3,630
36 This is the list of the priestly clans that returned from exile: Jedaiah (descendants of Jeshua) - 973
37 Immer - 1,052
38 Pashhur - 1,247
39 Harim - 1,017
40 Clans of Levites who returned from exile: Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah) - 74
41 Temple musicians (descendants of Asaph) - 128
42 Temple guards (descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai) - 139
43 Clans of temple workmen who returned from exile: 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
55 Clans of Solomon's servants who returned from exile: Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,
56 Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,
57 Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth Hazzebaim, and Ami
58 The total number of descendants of the temple workmen and of Solomon's servants who returned from exile was 392.
59 There were 652 belonging to the clans of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda who returned from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer;
60 but they could not prove that they were descendants of Israelites.
61 The following priestly clans could find no record to prove their ancestry: Habaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai. (The ancestor of the priestly clan of Barzillai had married a woman from the clan of Barzillai of Gilead and had taken the name of his father-in-law's clan.)
62 Since they were unable to prove who their ancestors were, they were not accepted as priests.
63 The Jewish governor told them that they could not eat the food offered to God until there was a priest who could use the Urim and Thummim. a 1

References for Ezra 2:63

    • 3 2:63 - 2.63 Nu 27.21.
    • b 2:63 - urim and thummim: [Two objects used by the priest to determine God's will; it is not known precisely how they were used.]
      64 Total number of exiles who returned - 42,360
      65 Their male and female servants - 7,337
      66 Male and female musicians - 200
      67 Horses - 736 Mules - 245 Camels - 435 Donkeys - 6,720
      68 When the exiles arrived at the Lord's Temple in Jerusalem, some of the leaders of the clans gave freewill offerings to help rebuild the Temple on its old site.
      69 They gave as much as they could for this work, and the total came to 500 kilogrammes of gold, 2,800 kilogrammes of silver, and 100 robes for priests.
      70 The priests, the Levites, and some of the people settled in or near Jerusalem; b the musicians, the temple guards, and the temple workmen settled in nearby towns; and the rest of the Israelites settled in the towns where their ancestors had lived. 2

      References for Ezra 2:70

        • 4 2:70 - 2.70 1 Ch 9.2; Ne 11.3.
        • c 2:70 - [One ancient translation] in or near Jerusalem; [Hebrew does not have these words.]