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Ezra 2
New Living Translation
2Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity. King Nebuchadnezzar had deported them to Babylon, but now they returned to Jerusalem and the other towns in Judah where they originally lived.

2Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the number of the men of Israel who returned from exile.

3The family of Parosh 2,172

4The family of Shephatiah 372

5The family of Arah 775

6The family of Pahath-moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab) 2,812

7The family of Elam 1,254

8The family of Zattu 945

9The family of Zaccai 760

10The family of Bani 642

11The family of Bebai 623

12The family of Azgad 1,222

13The family of Adonikam 666

14The family of Bigvai 2,056

15The family of Adin 454

16The family of Ater (descendants of Hezekiah) 98

17The family of Bezai 323

18The family of Jorah 112

19The family of Hashum 223

20The family of Gibbar 95

21The people of Bethlehem 123

22The people of Netophah 56

23The people of Anathoth 128

24The people of Beth-azmaveth[1] 42

25The people of Kiriath-jearim[2], Kephirah, and Beeroth 743

26The people of Ramah and Geba 621

27The people of Micmash 122

28The people of Bethel and Ai 223

29The citizens of Nebo 52

30The citizens of Magbish 156

31The citizens of West Elam[3] 1,254

32The citizens of Harim 320

33The citizens of Lod, Hadid, and Ono 725

34The citizens of Jericho 345

35The citizens of Senaah 3,630

36These are the priests who returned from exile: The family of Jedaiah (through the line of Jeshua) 973

37The family of Immer 1,052

38The family of Pashhur 1,247

39The family of Harim 1,017

40These are the Levites who returned from exile: The families of Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah) 74

41The singers of the family of Asaph 128

42The gatekeepers of the families of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai 139

43The descendants of the following Temple servants returned from exile: Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,

44Keros, Siaha, Padon,

45Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,

46Hagab, Shalmai[4], Hanan,

47Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,

48Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,

49Uzza, Paseah, Besai,

50Asnah, Meunim, Nephusim,

51Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,

52Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,

53Barkos, Sisera, Temah,

54Neziah, and Hatipha.

55The descendants of these servants of King Solomon returned from exile: Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,

56Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,

57Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-hazzebaim, and Ami.

58In all, the Temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants numbered 392.

59Another group returned at this time from the towns of Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Kerub, Addan, and Immer. However, they could not prove that they or their families were descendants of Israel.

60This group included the families of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda - a total of 652 people.

61Three families of priests - Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai - also returned. (This Barzillai had married a woman who was a descendant of Barzillai of Gilead, and he had taken her family name.)

62They searched for their names in the genealogical records, but they were not found, so they were disqualified from serving as priests.

63The governor told them not to eat the priests' share of food from the sacrifices until a priest could consult the LORD about the matter by using the Urim and Thummim - the sacred lots.

64So a total of 42,360 people returned to Judah,

65in addition to 7,337 servants and 200 singers, both men and women.

66They took with them 736 horses, 245 mules,

67435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

68When they arrived at the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the family leaders made voluntary offerings toward the rebuilding of God's Temple on its original site,

69and each leader gave as much as he could. The total of their gifts came to 61,000 gold coins[5], 6,250 pounds[6] of silver, and 100 robes for the priests.

70So the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers, the Temple servants, and some of the common people settled in villages near Jerusalem. The rest of the people returned to their own towns throughout Israel.



[1] Ezra 2:24As in parallel text at Neh 7.28; Hebrew reads Azmaveth
[2] Ezra 2:25As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek version (see also Neh 7.29); Hebrew reads Kiriath-arim
[3] Ezra 2:31Or of the other Elam
[4] Ezra 2:46As in an alternate reading of the Masoretic Text (see also Neh 7.48); the other alternate reads Shamlai
[5] Ezra 2:69Hebrew 61,000 darics of gold, about 1,100 pounds or 500 kilograms in weight
[6] Ezra 2:69Hebrew 5,000 minas [3,000 kilograms]



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