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Ezra 2 - NIV

The List of the Exiles Who Returned

1 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 their own town,

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

the descendants of Parosh     2,172

of?Shephatiah     372

of?Arah     775

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

of?Elam     1,254

of?Zattu     945

of?Zakkai     760

of?Bani     642

of?Bebai     623

of?Azgad     1,222

of?Adonikam     666

of?Bigvai     2,056

of?Adin     454

of?Ater (through Hezekiah)     98

of?Bezai     323

of?Jorah     112

of?Hashum     223

of?Gibbar     95

the men of Bethlehem     123

of?Netophah     56

of?Anathoth     128

of?Azmaveth     42

of?Kiriath?Jearim,[a] Kephirah and Beeroth     743

of?Ramah and Geba     621

of?Mikmash     122

of?Bethel and Ai     223

of?Nebo     52

of?Magbish     156

of?the?other?Elam     1,254

of?Harim     320

of?Lod, Hadid and Ono     725

of?Jericho     345

of?Senaah     3,630

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

of?Immer     1,052

of?Pashhur     1,247

of?Harim     1,017

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

41 The musicians:
the descendants of Asaph     128

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

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

Keros, Siaha, Padon,

Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,

Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan,

Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,

Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,

Uzza, Paseah, Besai,

Asnah, Meunim, Nephusim,

Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,

Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,

Barkos, Sisera, Temah,

Neziah and Hatipha

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

Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,

Shephatiah, Hattil,
Pokereth-Hazzebaim and Ami

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

59 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:

The descendants of
Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda     652

61 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).

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

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

64 The whole company numbered 42,360,

65 besides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 200 male and female singers.

66 They had 736 horses, 245 mules,

67 435 camels and 6,720 donkeys.

68 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.

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

70 The priests, the Levites, the musicians, 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.


a. Ezra 2:25 See Septuagint (see also Neh. 7:29); Hebrew Kiriath Arim.
b. Ezra 2:69 That is, about 3 tons or about 2.8 metric tons
c. Ezra 2:69 That is, about 1,100 pounds or about 500 kilograms

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Shared by: Jonathan Campbell on Feb, 2008
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Shared by: Jonathan Campbell on Jan, 2008
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Shared by: Jonathan Campbell on Jan, 2008
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Hall of fame # 6 - Ramah
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Shared by: Jim Drake on Dec, 2007
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Shared by: Jim Drake on Nov, 2007
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Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Jul, 2007
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