These were the people in the province. They were the ones who left the place where the exiles had been taken captive. (King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had taken them to Babylon.) These exiles returned to Jerusalem and Judah. All of them went to their own cities.
They went with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the number of Israelite men from the people in exile:
the descendants of Parosh 2,172
of Pahath Moab, that is, of Jeshua and Joab 2,812
of Ater, that is, Hezekiah 98
The people of Bethlehem 123
of Kiriath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth 743
of the other Elam 1,254
of Lod, Hadid, and Ono 725
These priests returned from exile: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua) 973
These Levites returned from exile: the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel, that is, of Hodaviah 74
These singers returned from exile: the descendants of Asaph 128
These gatekeepers returned from exile: the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai 139
These temple servants returned from exile: the descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,
Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan,
Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,
Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,
Asnah, Meunim, Nephusim,
Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
These descendants of Solomon's servants returned from exile: the descendants of Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,
Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,
Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth Hazzebaim, and Ami.
The temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants totaled 392.
The following people came from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they couldn't prove they were Israelites on the basis of their father's family or their genealogy:
the descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda. These people totaled 652.
These descendants of the priests [couldn't prove their families were Israelites]: the descendants of Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai (who had married one of the daughters of Barzillai from Gilead and took that [family] name).
These people searched for their [family] names in the genealogical records, but their names couldn't be found there. For this reason they were considered contaminated and couldn't be priests.
The governor told them not to eat any of the most holy food until a priest could use the Urim and Thummim [to settle the problem].
The whole assembly totaled 42,360.
In addition to the male and female servants who numbered 7,337, they also had 200 male and female singers.
They had 736 horses, 245 mules,
435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
When some of the heads of the families came to the LORD's temple in Jerusalem, they contributed freewill offerings to help rebuild God's temple on its [former] site.
They contributed as much as they could to the treasury for this work: 1,030 pounds of gold, 5,740 pounds of silver, and 100 robes for the priests.
The priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants settled in their own cities. All the other Israelites settled in their own cities.