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The List of the Exiles Who Returned

1Now 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, 2in company with Zerubbabel, Joshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum and Baanah):


The list of the men of the people of Israel:

3the descendants of

Parosh 2,172

4Shephatiah 372

5Arah 775

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

7Elam 1,254

8Zattu 945

9Zakkai 760

10Bani 642

11Bebai 623

12Azgad 1,222

13Adonikam 666

14Bigvai 2,056

15Adin 454

16Ater (through Hezekiah) 98

17Bezai 323

18Jorah 112

19Hashum 223

20Gibbar 95

21the men of

Bethlehem 123

22Netophah 56

23Anathoth 128

24Azmaveth 42

25Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth 743

26Ramah and Geba 621

27Mikmash 122

28Bethel and Ai 223

29Nebo 52

30Magbish 156

31the other Elam 1,254

32Harim 320

33Lod, Hadid and Ono 725

34Jericho 345

35Senaah 3,630


36The priests:

the descendants of

Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua) 973

37Immer 1,052

38Pashhur 1,247

39Harim 1,017


40The Levites:

the descendants of

Jeshua and Kadmiel (of the line of Hodaviah) 74


41The musicians:

the descendants of

Asaph 128


42The gatekeepers of the temple:

the descendants of

Shallum, Ater, Talmon,

Akkub, Hatita and Shobai 139


43The temple servants:

the descendants of

Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,

44Keros, Siaha, Padon,

45Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,

46Hagab, Shalmai, 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 the servants of Solomon:

the descendants of

Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,

56Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,

57Shephatiah, Hattil,

Pokereth-Hazzebaim and Ami

58The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon 392


59The 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:

60The descendants of

Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda 652


61And 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).

62These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. 63The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there was a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.


64The whole company numbered 42,360, 65besides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 200 male and female singers. 66They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 67435 camels and 6,720 donkeys.


68When 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. 69According to their ability they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 darics of gold, 5,000 minas of silver and 100 priestly garments.

70The 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.

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