1#Ne 6:1; 6:15Once the wall was rebuilt and I had erected the doors, the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites were appointed. 2#Ne 1:2; 2:8Over Jerusalem, I put in charge both my brother Hanani and Hananiah, the palace commander, because each was a faithful man and feared God more than many. 3I said to them, “The gates of Jerusalem should not be opened until the sun is hot. Until guards are posted, the doors should be closed and bolted. Likewise, appoint guards from Jerusalem’s inhabitants—each at his post, across from his own house.”
4Now the city was large and spacious, yet the people in it were few since there had been no houses built.
The List of Returned Exiles
5So my God put an idea in my mind, and I gathered the nobles, the officials, and the people together to conduct a genealogy registration. When I found the book of the genealogical register, it contained the list of those who first came back. I found written in it:
6#Ezr 2:1–70These are the people of the province who returned from the captivity of the exiles whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had carried away, but came back to Jerusalem and to Judah, everyone to his city. 7#Ezr 2:2Those who came with Zerubbabel were Joshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah.
The number of the men of the people of Israel was this:
8The sons of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two;
9the sons of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy-two;
10#Ezr 2:5the sons of Arah, six hundred and fifty-two;
11#Ezr 2:6the sons of Pahath-Moab, of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen;
12the sons of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;
13#Ezr 2:8the sons of Zattu, eight hundred and forty-five;
14the sons of Zakkai, seven hundred and sixty;
15#Ezr 2:10the sons of Binnui, six hundred and forty-eight;
16the sons of Bebai, six hundred and twenty-eight;
17#Ezr 2:12the sons of Azgad, two thousand three hundred and twenty-two;
18the sons of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-seven;
19the sons of Bigvai, two thousand and sixty-seven;
20#Ezr 2:15the sons of Adin, six hundred and fifty-five;
21the sons of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety-eight;
22#Ezr 2:19the sons of Hashum, three hundred and twenty-eight;
23#Ezr 2:17the sons of Bezai, three hundred and twenty-four;
24the sons of Hariph, one hundred and twelve;
25#Ezr 2:20the sons of Gibeon, ninety-five.
26The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred and eighty-eight;
27the men of Anathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight;
28#Ezr 2:24the men of Beth Azmaveth, forty-two;
29#Jos 18:25; Ezr 2:25the men of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three;
30the men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one;
31the men of Mikmash, one hundred and twenty-two;
32#Ezr 2:28the men of Bethel and Ai, one hundred and twenty-three;
33the men of the other Nebo, fifty-two;
34#Ne 7:12the sons of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;
35the sons of Harim, three hundred and twenty;
36the sons of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five;
37#1Ch 8:12the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-one;
38the sons of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
the sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three;
40#1Ch 24:14the sons of Immer, one thousand and fifty-two;
41#1Ch 9:12the sons of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred and forty-seven;
42#1Ch 24:8the sons of Harim, one thousand and seventeen.
43#Ezr 2:40The Levites:
the sons of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and of the sons of Hodaviah, seventy-four.
the sons of Asaph, one hundred and forty-eight.
the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, one hundred and thirty-eight.
46The temple servants:
the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
47#Ezr 2:44the sons of Keros, the sons of Sia, the sons of Padon,
48the sons of Lebana, the sons of Hagaba, the sons of Shalmai,
49the sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar,
50the sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda,
51the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah,
52#Ezr 2:50the sons of Besai, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephusim,
53the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
54#Ezr 2:52the sons of Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,
55the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah,
56the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.
57#Ezr 2:55The sons of Solomon’s servants:
the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Perida,
58the sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
59#Ezr 2:57the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil,
the sons of Pokereth-Hazzebaim, the sons of Amon.
60All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants were three hundred and ninety-two.
61#Ezr 2:59These were they who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon, and Immer, but they could not show their fathers’ houses nor their lineage—whether they were of Israel:
62The sons of
Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, six hundred and forty-two.
63Of the priests:
the sons of
Hobaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai, who married one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called by their name.
64These sought for their fathers’ registration in the genealogical registry, but it was not found. Therefore, they were considered as unclean and removed from the priesthood. 65#Ne 8:9; Ex 28:30The magistrate said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things until there was an appointed priest with Urim and Thummim.
66#Ezr 2:64The whole congregation together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty, 67besides their male and female servants, which numbered seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred and forty-five male and female singers. 68Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six; their mules, two hundred and forty-five; 69their camels, four hundred and thirty-five; the donkeys, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
70#Ne 8:9Some of the chiefs of the fathers’ households gave to the work. The magistrate gave to the treasury one thousand gold drachmas,#About 19 pounds, or 8.4 kilograms. fifty basins, and five hundred and thirty priests’ garments. 71Others of the chiefs of the fathers’ households gave to the treasury for the work twenty thousand gold drachmas#About 375 pounds, or 170 kilograms; and in v. 72. and two thousand two hundred silver minas.#About 11/3 tons, or 1.2 metric tons. 72What the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand gold drachmas, two thousand silver minas,#About 11/4 tons, or 1.1 metric tons. and sixty-seven priests’ garments.
73So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and all Israel lived in their cities.
Ezra Reads the Law
When the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.