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The Exiles Who Returned

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

The number of the Israelite men included: u

Parosh’s descendants v 2,172

Shephatiah’s descendants 372

Arah’s descendants 775

Pahath-moab’s descendants:

Jeshua’s and Joab’s descendants 2,812

Elam’s descendants 1,254

Zattu’s descendants 945

Zaccai’s descendants 760

10 Bani’s descendants 642

11 Bebai’s descendants 623

12 Azgad’s descendants 1,222

13 Adonikam’s descendants w 666

14 Bigvai’s descendants 2,056

15 Adin’s descendants 454

16 Ater’s descendants: of Hezekiah 98

17 Bezai’s descendants 323

18 Jorah’s descendants 112

19 Hashum’s descendants 223

20 Gibbar’s descendants 95

21 Bethlehem’s x people 123

22 Netophah’s men 56

23 Anathoth’s men 128

24 Azmaveth’s people 42

25 Kiriatharim’s, Chephirah’s, and Beeroth’s people 743

26 Ramah’s y and Geba’s people 621

27 Michmas’s men 122

28 Bethel’s and Ai’s z men 223

29 Nebo’s people 52

30 Magbish’s people 156

31 the other Elam’s people 1,254

32 Harim’s people 320

33 Lod’s, Hadid’s, and Ono’s people 725

34 Jericho’s a people 345

35 Senaah’s people 3,630

36 The priests included:

Jedaiah’s descendants of the house of Jeshua 973

37 Immer’s descendants 1,052

38 Pashhur’s descendants 1,247

39 and Harim’s descendants 1,017

40 The Levites included:

Jeshua’s and Kadmiel’s descendants

from Hodaviah’s descendants 74

41 The singers included:

* Asaph’s b descendants 128

42 The gatekeepers’ c descendants included:

Shallum’s descendants, Ater’s descendants,

Talmon’s descendants, Akkub’s descendants,

Hatita’s descendants, Shobai’s descendants, in all 139

43 The temple servants d included:

Ziha’s descendants, Hasupha’s descendants,

Tabbaoth’s descendants, 44 Keros’s descendants,

Siaha’s descendants, Padon’s descendants,

45 Lebanah’s descendants, Hagabah’s descendants,

Akkub’s descendants, 4Hagab’s descendants,

Shalmai’s e descendants, Hanan’s descendants,

47 Giddel’s descendants, Gahar’s descendants,

Reaiah’s descendants, 48 Rezin’s descendants,

Nekoda’s descendants, Gazzam’s descendants,

49 Uzza’s descendants, Paseah’s descendants,

Besai’s descendants, 50 Asnah’s descendants,

Meunim’s f descendants, Nephusim’s g descendants,

51 Bakbuk’s descendants, Hakupha’s descendants,

Harhur’s descendants, 52 Bazluth’s descendants,

Mehida’s descendants, Harsha’s descendants,

53 Barkos’s descendants, Sisera’s descendants,

Temah’s descendants, 54 Neziah’s descendants,

and Hatipha’s descendants.

55 The descendants of Solomon’s servants h included:

Sotai’s descendants, Hassophereth’s descendants,

Peruda’s descendants, 56 Jaalah’s descendants,

Darkon’s descendants, Giddel’s descendants,

57 Shephatiah’s descendants, Hattil’s descendants,

Pochereth-hazzebaim’s descendants, and Ami’s descendants.

58 All the temple servants

and the descendants of Solomon’s servants 392.

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

60 Delaiah’s descendants,

Tobiah’s descendants,

Nekoda’s descendants 652

61 and 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 was called by their name. 62 These searched for their entries in the genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified from the priesthood. 63 The governor i ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest who could consult the * Urim and Thummim. j

64 The whole combined assembly numbered 42,360

65 not including their 7,337 male and female slaves,

and their 200 male and female singers. k

66 They had 736 horses, 245 mules,

67 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

Gifts for the Work

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


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