Ezra - Chapter 2

Now these are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive to Babylon (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town,   1

in company with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum and Baanah): The list of the men of the people of Israel:   2

the descendants of Parosh 2,172   3

of Shephatiah 372   4

of Arah 775   5

of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab) 2,812   6

of Elam 1,254   7

of Zattu 945   8

of Zaccai 760   9

of Bani 642   10

of Bebai 623   11

of Azgad 1,222   12

of Adonikam 666   13

of Bigvai 2,056   14

of Adin 454   15

of Ater (through Hezekiah) 98   16

of Bezai 323   17

of Jorah 112   18

of Hashum 223   19

of Gibbar 95   20

the men of Bethlehem 123   21

of Netophah 56   22

of Anathoth 128   23

of Azmaveth 42   24

of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth 743   25

of Ramah and Geba 621   26

of Micmash 122   27

of Bethel and Ai 223   28

of Nebo 52   29

of Magbish 156   30

of the other Elam 1,254   31

of Harim 320   32

of Lod, Hadid and Ono 725   33

of Jericho 345   34

of Senaah 3,630   35

The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua) 973   36

of Immer 1,052   37

of Pashhur 1,247   38

of Harim 1,017   39

The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel (through the line of Hodaviah) 74   40

The singers: the descendants of Asaph 128   41

The gatekeepers of the temple: the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita and Shobai 139   42

The temple servants: the descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,   43

Keros, Siaha, Padon,   44

Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,   45

Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan,   46

Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,   47

Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,   48

Uzza, Paseah, Besai,   49

Asnah, Meunim, Nephussim,   50

Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,   51

Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,   52

Barkos, Sisera, Temah,   53

Neziah and Hatipha   54

The descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,   55

Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,   56

Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-Hazzebaim and Ami   57

The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon 392   58

The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel:   59

The descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda 652   60

And from among the priests: The descendants of Hobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai (a man who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name).   61

These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.   62

The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there was a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.   63

The whole company numbered 42,360,   64

besides their 7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 200 men and women singers.   65

They had 736 horses, 245 mules,   66

435 camels and 6,720 donkeys.   67

When they arrived at the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families gave freewill offerings toward the rebuilding of the house of God on its site.   68

According to their ability they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 drachmas of gold, 5,000 minas of silver and 100 priestly garments.   69

The priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers and the temple servants settled in their own towns, along with some of the other people, and the rest of the Israelites settled in their towns.   70





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