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1Now these were the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnezʹzar the king of Babylon had carried captive to Babylonia; they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town. 2They came with Zerubʹbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiʹah, Seraiʹah, Reel-aiʹah, Morʹdecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigʹvai, Rehum, and Baʹanah.

The number of the men of the people of Israel: 3the sons of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two. 4The sons of Shephatiʹah, three hundred and seventy-two. 5The sons of Arah, seven hundred and seventy-five. 6The sons of Paʹhath-moʹab, namely the sons of Jeshua and Joʹab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve. 7The sons of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four. 8The sons of Zattu, nine hundred and forty-five. 9The sons of Zacʹcai, seven hundred and sixty. 10The sons of Bani, six hundred and forty-two. 11The sons of Beʹbai, six hundred and twenty-three. 12The sons of Azgad, one thousand two hundred and twenty-two. 13The sons of Adoniʹkam, six hundred and sixty-six. 14The sons of Bigʹvai, two thousand and fifty-six. 15The sons of Adin, four hundred and fifty-four. 16The sons of Ater, namely of Hezekiʹah, ninety-eight. 17The sons of Beʹzai, three hundred and twenty-three. 18The sons of Jorah, one hundred and twelve. 19The sons of Hashum, two hundred and twenty-three. 20The sons of Gibbar, ninety-five. 21The sons of Bethlehem, one hundred and twenty-three. 22The men of Netoʹphah, fifty-six. 23The men of Anʹathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight. 24The sons of Azʹmaveth, forty-two. 25The sons of Kirʹiatharʹim, Chephiʹrah, and Be-erʹoth, seven hundred and forty-three. 26The sons of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one. 27The men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two. 28The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred and twenty-three. 29The sons of Nebo, fifty-two. 30The sons of Magbish, one hundred and fifty-six. 31The sons of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four. 32The sons of Harim, three hundred and twenty. 33The sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-five. 34The sons of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five. 35The sons of Senaʹah, three thousand six hundred and thirty.

36The priests: the sons of Jedaiʹah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three. 37The sons of Immer, one thousand and fifty-two. 38The sons of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred and forty-seven. 39The sons of Harim, one thousand and seventeen.

40The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadʹmi-el, of the sons of Hodaviʹah, seventy-four. 41The singers: the sons of Asaph, one hundred and twenty-eight. 42The sons of the gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatiʹta, and the sons of Shoʹbai, in all one hundred and thirty-nine.

43The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasuʹpha, the sons of Tabbaʹoth, 44the sons of Keros, the sons of Siʹaha, the sons of Padon, 45the sons of Lebaʹnah, the sons of Hagʹabah, the sons of Akkub, 46the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shamlai, the sons of Hanan, 47the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Re-aiʹah, 48the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoʹda, the sons of Gazzam, 49the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseʹah, the sons of Besai, 50the sons of Asnah, the sons of Me-uʹnim, the sons of Nephiʹsim, 51the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakuʹpha, the sons of Harhur, 52the sons of Bazluth, the sons of Mehiʹda, the sons of Harsha, 53the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisʹera, the sons of Temah, 54the sons of Neziʹah, and the sons of Hatiʹpha.

55The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Soʹtai, the sons of Hassoʹphereth, the sons of Peruʹda, 56the sons of Jaʹalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel, 57the sons of Shephatiʹah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Poʹchereth-hazzebaʹim, and the sons of Ami.

58All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants were three hundred and ninety-two.

59The following were those who came up from Tel-meʹlah, Tel-harʹsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, though they could not prove their fathers’ houses or their descent, whether they belonged to Israel: 60the sons of Delaiʹah, the sons of Tobiʹah, and the sons of Nekoʹda, six hundred and fifty-two. 61Also, of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiʹah, the sons of Hakkoz, and the sons of Barzilʹlai (who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzilʹlai the Gileadite, and was called by their name). 62These sought their registration among those enrolled in the genealogies, but they were not found there, and so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean; 63the governor told them that they were not to partake of the most holy food, until there should be a priest to consult Urim and Thummim.

64The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty, 65besides their menservants and maidservants, of whom there were seven thouand three hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred male and female singers. 66Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six, their mules were two hundred and forty-five, 67their camels were four hundred and thirty-five, and their asses were six thousand seven hundred and twenty.

68Some of the heads of families, when they came to the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem, made freewill offerings for the house of God, to erect it on its site; 69according to their ability they gave to the treasury of the work sixty-one thousand darics of gold, five thousand minas of silver, and one hundred priests’ garments.

70The priests, the Levites, and some of the people lived in Jerusalem and its vicinity; and the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants lived in their towns, and all Israel in their towns.

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
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