Ezra 2

The Exiles Who Returned

1These now are the people of the province who came from those captive exiles King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had deported to Babylon. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town. 2They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.

The number of the Israelite men included

3Parosh’s descendants2,1724Shephatiah’s descendants3725Arah’s descendants7756Pahath-moab’s descendants:Jeshua’s and Joab’s descendants2,8127Elam’s descendants1,2548Zattu’s descendants9459Zaccai’s descendants76010Bani’s descendants64211Bebai’s descendants62312Azgad’s descendants1,22213Adonikam’s descendants66614Bigvai’s descendants2,05615Adin’s descendants45416Ater’s descendants: of Hezekiah9817Bezai’s descendants32318Jorah’s descendants11219Hashum’s descendants22320Gibbar’s descendants9521Bethlehem’s people12322Netophah’s men5623Anathoth’s men12824Azmaveth’s people4225Kiriatharim’s, Chephirah’s, and Beeroth’s people74326Ramah’s and Geba’s people62127Michmas’s men12228Bethel’s and Ai’s men22329Nebo’s people5230Magbish’s people15631the other Elam’s people1,25432Harim’s people32033Lod’s, Hadid’s, and Ono’s people72534Jericho’s people34535Senaah’s people3,630

36The priests included

Jedaiah’s descendants of the house of Jeshua97337Immer’s descendants1,05238Pashhur’s descendants1,24739and Harim’s descendants1,017

40The Levites included

Jeshua’s and Kadmiel’s descendantsfrom Hodaviah’s descendants74

41The singers included

Asaph’s descendants128

42The gatekeepers’ descendants included

Shallum’s descendants, Ater’s descendants,Talmon’s descendants, Akkub’s descendants,Hatita’s descendants, Shobai’s descendants, in all139

43The temple servants included

Ziha’s descendants, Hasupha’s descendants,

Tabbaoth’s descendants, 44Keros’s descendants,

Siaha’s descendants, Padon’s descendants,

45Lebanah’s descendants, Hagabah’s descendants,

Akkub’s descendants, 46Hagab’s descendants,

Shalmai’s descendants, Hanan’s descendants,

47Giddel’s descendants, Gahar’s descendants,

Reaiah’s descendants, 48Rezin’s descendants,

Nekoda’s descendants, Gazzam’s descendants,

49Uzza’s descendants, Paseah’s descendants,

Besai’s descendants, 50Asnah’s descendants,

Meunim’s descendants, Nephusim’s descendants,

51Bakbuk’s descendants, Hakupha’s descendants,

Harhur’s descendants, 52Bazluth’s descendants,

Mehida’s descendants, Harsha’s descendants,

53Barkos’s descendants, Sisera’s descendants,

Temah’s descendants, 54Neziah’s descendants,

and Hatipha’s descendants.

55The descendants of Solomon’s servants included

Sotai’s descendants, Hassophereth’s descendants,Peruda’s descendants, 56Jaalah’s descendants,Darkon’s descendants, Giddel’s descendants,57Shephatiah’s descendants, Hattil’s descendants,Pochereth-hazzebaim’s descendants, and Ami’s descendants.58All the temple servantsand the descendants of Solomon’s servants392.

59The following are those who came from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer but were unable to prove that their ancestral families and their lineage were Israelite:

60Delaiah’s descendants,Tobiah’s descendants,Nekoda’s descendants652

61and from the descendants of the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, the descendants of Hakkoz, the descendants of Barzillai — who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and who bore their name. 62These searched for their entries in the genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified from the priesthood. 63The governor ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim.

64The whole combined assembly numbered42,36065not including their 7,337 male and female servants,and their 200 male and female singers.66They had 736 horses, 245 mules,67435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

Gifts for the Work

68After they arrived at the Lord’s house in Jerusalem, some of the family heads gave freewill offerings for the house of God in order to have it rebuilt on its original site. 69Based on what they could give, they gave 61,000 gold coins, 6,250 pounds of silver, and 100 priestly garments to the treasury for the project. 70The priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, temple servants, and some of the people settled in their towns, and the rest of Israel settled in their towns.