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Ezra 2

Exiles Who Returned with Zerubbabel
 1  Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity. King Nebuchadnezzar had deported them to Babylon, but now they returned to Jerusalem and the other towns in Judah where they originally lived.  2  Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.

This is the number of the men of Israel who returned from exile:
 3  The family of Parosh 2,172
 4  The family of Shephatiah 372
 5  The family of Arah 775
 6  The family of Pahath-moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab) 2,812
 7  The family of Elam 1,254
 8  The family of Zattu 945
 9  The family of Zaccai 760
 10  The family of Bani 642
 11  The family of Bebai 623
 12  The family of Azgad 1,222
 13  The family of Adonikam 666
 14  The family of Bigvai 2,056
 15  The family of Adin 454
 16  The family of Ater (descendants of Hezekiah) 98
 17  The family of Bezai 323
 18  The family of Jorah 112
 19  The family of Hashum 223
 20  The family of Gibbar 95
 21  The people of Bethlehem 123
 22  The people of Netophah 56
 23  The people of Anathoth 128
 24  The people of Beth-azmaveth [24]  42
 25  The people of Kiriath-jearim, [25]  Kephirah, and Beeroth 743
 26  The people of Ramah and Geba 621
 27  The people of Micmash 122
 28  The people of Bethel and Ai 223
 29  The citizens of Nebo 52
 30  The citizens of Magbish 156
 31  The citizens of West Elam [31]  1,254
 32  The citizens of Harim 320
 33  The citizens of Lod, Hadid, and Ono 725
 34  The citizens of Jericho 345
 35  The citizens of Senaah 3,630

 36  These are the priests who returned from exile:
The family of Jedaiah (through the line of Jeshua) 973
 37  The family of Immer 1,052
 38  The family of Pashhur 1,247
 39  The family of Harim 1,017

 40  These are the Levites who returned from exile:
The families of Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah) 74
 41  The singers of the family of Asaph 128
 42  The gatekeepers of the families of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai 139

 43  The descendants of the following Temple servants returned from exile:
Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
 44  Keros, Siaha, Padon,
 45  Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,
 46  Hagab, Shalmai, [46]  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 these servants of King Solomon returned from exile:
Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,
 56  Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,
 57  Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-hazzebaim, and Ami.

 58  In all, the Temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants numbered 392.

   59  Another group returned at this time from the towns of Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Kerub, Addan, and Immer. However, they could not prove that they or their families were descendants of Israel.  60  This group included the families of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda—a total of 652 people.
   61  Three families of priests—Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai—also returned. (This Barzillai had married a woman who was a descendant of Barzillai of Gilead, and he had taken her family name.)  62  They searched for their names in the genealogical records, but they were not found, so they were disqualified from serving as priests.  63  The governor told them not to eat the priests' share of food from the sacrifices until a priest could consult the LORD about the matter by using the Urim and Thummim—the sacred lots.
   64  So a total of 42,360 people returned to Judah,  65  in addition to 7,337 servants and 200 singers, both men and women.  66  They took with them 736 horses, 245 mules,  67  435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
   68  When they arrived at the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the family leaders made voluntary offerings toward the rebuilding of God's Temple on its original site,  69  and each leader gave as much as he could. The total of their gifts came to 61,000 gold coins, [69]  6,250 pounds [69]  of silver, and 100 robes for the priests.
   70  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.
<<  2:24 As in parallel text at Neh 7:28; Hebrew reads Azmaveth.
<<  2:25 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek version (see also Neh 7:29); Hebrew reads Kiriath-arim.
<<  2:31 Or of the other Elam.
<<  2:46 As in an alternate reading of the Masoretic Text (see also Neh 7:48); the other alternate reads Shamlai.
<<  2:69a Hebrew 61,000 darics of gold, about 1,100 pounds or 500 kilograms in weight. 2:69b Hebrew 5,000 minas [3,000 kilograms].

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