Ezra 2

Ezra 2

The Captives Who Returned
1These are the people of the area who returned from captivity, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken away to Babylon. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each going back to his own town. 2These people returned with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.
These are the people from Israel: 3the descendants of Parosh—2,172; 4the descendants of Shephatiah—372; 5the descendants of Arah—775; 6the descendants of Pahath-Moab (through the family of Jeshua and Joab)—2,812; 7the descendants of Elam—1,254; 8the descendants of Zattu—945; 9the descendants of Zaccai—760; 10the descendants of Bani—642; 11the descendants of Bebai—623; 12the descendants of Azgad—1,222; 13the descendants of Adonikam—666; 14the descendants of Bigvai—2,056; 15the descendants of Adin—454; 16the descendants of Ater (through the family of Hezekiah)—98; 17the descendants of Bezai—323; 18the descendants of Jorah—112; 19the descendants of Hashum—223; 20the descendants of Gibbar—95.
21These are the people from the towns: of Bethlehem—123; 22of Netophah—56; 23of Anathoth—128; 24of Azmaveth—42; 25of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth—743; 26of Ramah and Geba—621; 27of Micmash—122; 28of Bethel and Ai—223; 29of Nebo—52; 30of Magbish—156; 31of the other town of Elam—1,254; 32of Harim—320; 33of Lod, Hadid and Ono—725; 34of Jericho—345; 35of Senaah—3,630.
36These are the priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua)—973; 37the descendants of Immer—1,052; 38the descendants of Pashhur—1,247; 39the descendants of Harim—1,017.
40These are the Levites: the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel (through the family of Hodaviah)—74.
41These are the singers: the descendants of Asaph—128.
42These are the gatekeepers of the Temple: the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai—139.
43These are the Temple servants: the descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth, 44Keros, Siaha, Padon, 45Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub, 46Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan, 47Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah, 48Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam, 49Uzza, Paseah, Besai, 50Asnah, Meunim, Nephussim, 51Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur, 52Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha, 53Barkos, Sisera, Temah, 54Neziah, and Hatipha.
55These are the descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda, 56Jaala, Darkon, Giddel, 57Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-Hazzebaim, and Ami.
58The Temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon numbered 392.
59Some people came to Jerusalem from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon, and Immer, but they could not prove that their ancestors came from Israel. 60They were the descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda—652.
61Also these priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai, who had married a daughter of Barzillai from Gilead and was called by her family name.
62These people searched for their family records but could not find them. So they could not be priests, because they were thought to be unclean. 63The governor ordered them not to eat any of the food offered to God until a priest had settled this matter by using the Urim and Thummim.
64The total number of those who returned was 42,360. 65This is not counting their 7,337 male and female servants and the 200 male and female singers they had with them. 66They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 67435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
68When they arrived at the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem, some of the leaders of families gave offerings to rebuild the Temple of God on the same site as before. 69They gave as much as they could to the treasury to rebuild the Temple—about 1,100 pounds of gold, about 6,000 pounds of silver, and 100 pieces of clothing for the priests.
70All the Israelites settled in their hometowns. The priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, and Temple servants, along with some of the other people, settled in their own towns as well.

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