Ezra 2:70

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.

Read Ezra 2:70 Using Other Translations

So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
Now the priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants lived in their towns, and all the rest of Israel in their towns.
So the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers, the Temple servants, and some of the common people settled in villages near Jerusalem. The rest of the people returned to their own towns throughout Israel.

What does Ezra 2:70 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezra 2:70

So the priests and the Levites, and some of the people, and
the singers, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities
Which were assigned to them out of the several tribes, and in which they or their forefathers had dwelt before the captivity:

and all Israel in their cities;
as those of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, so of the other ten, as many as returned and joined those who were left in the land.

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