Ezra 2:65

65 besides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 200 male and female singers.

Read Ezra 2:65 Using Other Translations

Beside their servants and their maids, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and there were among them two hundred singing men and singing women.
besides their male and female servants, of whom there were 7,337, and they had 200 male and female singers.
in addition to 7,337 servants and 200 singers, both men and women.

What does Ezra 2:65 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezra 2:65

Besides their servants and their maids, of whom there were
seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven
This shows that the greater part of those that returned were of the poorer sort, since there were so few servants that belonged unto them; these came not into the above account:

and there were among them two hundred singing men and singing women;
among the servants, who were kept by persons of figure for their pleasure and recreation, see ( Ecclesiastes 2:8 ) , for that these were such as were employed in sacred service is not so clear, especially the latter, though some conclude it from ( 1 Chronicles 25:5 1 Chronicles 25:6 ) , but rather they were such as were employed at marriages, festivals, and funerals; though Jarchi thinks they were employed by the returning captives, to make them cheerful as they travelled along, (See Gill on Isaiah 55:12).

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