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The List of the Prisoners Who Returned
1These are the people of the province who returned from captivity. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had taken these people as prisoners to Babylon. They now returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to their own town. 2These are the people who returned with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the list of names and numbers of men from Israel who returned:
3the descendants of Parosh 2172
4the descendants of Shephatiah 372
5the descendants of Arah 775
6the descendants of Pahath Moab of the family of Jeshua and Joab 2812
7the descendants of Elam 1254
8the descendants of Zattu 945
9the descendants of Zaccai 760
10the descendants of Bani 642
11the descendants of Bebai 623
12the descendants of Azgad 1222
13the descendants of Adonikam 666
14the descendants of Bigvai 2056
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
21from the town of Bethlehem 123
22from the town of Netophah 56
23from the town of Anathoth 128
24from the town of Azmaveth 42
25from the towns of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth 743
26from the towns of Ramah and Geba 621
27from the town of Micmash 122
28from the towns of Bethel and Ai 223
29from the town of Nebo 52
30from the town of Magbish 156
31from the other town named Elam 1254
32from the town of Harim 320
33from the towns of Lod, Hadid, and Ono 725
34from the town of Jericho 345
35from the town of Senaah 3630
36These are the priests:
the descendants of Jedaiah through the family of Jeshua 973
37the descendants of Immer 1052
38the descendants of Pashhur 1247
39the descendants of Harim 1017
40These are the people from the tribe of Levi:
the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel through the family of Hodaviah 74
41These are the singers:
the descendants of Asaph 128
42These are the descendants of the Temple gatekeepers:
the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai 139
43These are the descendants of the special Temple servants:
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 Solomon’s servants:
Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,
56Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,
57Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth Hazzebaim, and Ami,
58the Temple servants and descendants of Solomon’s servants 392
59Some people came to Jerusalem from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon, and Immer. But these people could not prove that their families were from the family of Israel:
60the descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda 652
61From the family of priests there were descendants of
Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai. (If a man married a daughter of Barzillai from Gilead, he was counted as a descendant of Barzillai.)
62These people searched for their family histories, but they could not find them. Their names were not included in the list of priests. They could not prove that their ancestors were priests, so they could not serve as priests. 63The governor ordered them not to eat any of the holy food until there was a priest who could use the Urim and Thummim to ask God what to do.
64-65All together, there were 42,360 people in the group who came back. This is not counting their 7337 men and women slaves. They also had 200 men and women singers with them. 66-67They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 435 camels, and 6720 donkeys.
68When the group arrived at the place in Jerusalem where the Lord’S Temple had been, the family leaders gave their gifts for building this house of God again. They wanted to build it in this same place. 69They gave as much as they were able. These are the things they gave for building the Temple: 1100 pounds#2:69 1100 pounds Literally, “61,000 drachmas” (about 526 kg). of gold, about 4 tons#2:69 about 4 tons Literally, “5000 minas” (3450 kg). of silver, and 100 coats that priests wear.
70So the priests, Levites, and some of the other people moved to Jerusalem and the area around it. This group included the Temple singers, gatekeepers, and the Temple servants. The other Israelites settled in their own hometowns.
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