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Ezra 2

1

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:

3
the descendants of Parosh     2,172

4
of?Shephatiah     372

5
of?Arah     775

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[a] of gold, 5,000 minas[b] 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.

60
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).

61

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,

54
Neziah and Hatipha

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

56
Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,

57
Shephatiah, Hattil,
Pokereth-Hazzebaim and Ami

58
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:

48
Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,

49
Uzza, Paseah, Besai,

50
Asnah, Meunim, Nephusim,

51
Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,

52
Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,

53
Barkos, Sisera, Temah,

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,

44
Keros, Siaha, Padon,

45
Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,

46
Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan,

47
Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,

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

37
of?Immer     1,052

38
of?Pashhur     1,247

39
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

30
of?Magbish     156

31
of?the?other?Elam     1,254

32
of?Harim     320

33
of?Lod, Hadid and Ono     725

34
of?Jericho     345

35
of?Senaah     3,630

24
of?Azmaveth     42

25
of?Kiriath?Jearim,[c] Kephirah and Beeroth     743

26
of?Ramah and Geba     621

27
of?Mikmash     122

28
of?Bethel and Ai     223

29
of?Nebo     52

18
of?Jorah     112

19
of?Hashum     223

20
of?Gibbar     95

21
the men of Bethlehem     123

22
of?Netophah     56

23
of?Anathoth     128

12
of?Azgad     1,222

13
of?Adonikam     666

14
of?Bigvai     2,056

15
of?Adin     454

16
of?Ater (through Hezekiah)     98

17
of?Bezai     323

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

7
of?Elam     1,254

8
of?Zattu     945

9
of?Zakkai     760

10
of?Bani     642

11
of?Bebai     623

Footnotes:

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