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. 2 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
3 Parosh’s descendants v 2,172
Jeshua’s and Joab’s descendants 2,812
13 Adonikam’s descendants w 666
21 Bethlehem’s x people 123
26 Ramah’s y and Geba’s people 621
28 Bethel’s and Ai’s z men 223
34 Jericho’s a people 345
Jedaiah’s descendants of the house of Jeshua 973
Jeshua’s and Kadmiel’s descendants
from Hodaviah’s descendants 74
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,
Siaha’s descendants, Padon’s descendants,
Shalmai’s e descendants, Hanan’s descendants,
Nekoda’s descendants, Gazzam’s descendants,
Mehida’s descendants, Harsha’s descendants,
and Hatipha’s descendants.
55 The descendants of Solomon’s servants h included:
Sotai’s descendants, Hassophereth’s descendants,
Darkon’s descendants, Giddel’s descendants,
Pochereth-hazzebaim’s descendants, and Ami’s descendants.
and the descendants of Solomon’s servants 392.
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
and their 200 male and female singers. k
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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