Ezra 2:59
New International Version
The 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:

New Living Translation
Another 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.

English Standard Version
The following were those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, though they could not prove their fathers’ houses or their descent, whether they belonged to Israel:

Berean Study Bible
The following came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but could not prove that their families were descended from Israel:

King James Bible
And these were they which went up from Telmelah, Telharsa, Cherub, Addan, and Immer: but they could not shew their father's house, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:

New King James Version
And these were the ones who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not identify their father’s house or their genealogy, whether they were of Israel:

New American Standard Bible
Now these were the ones who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they were not able to provide evidence of their fathers’ households and their descendants, whether they were of Israel:

NASB 1995
Now these are those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan and Immer, but they were not able to give evidence of their fathers’ households and their descendants, whether they were of Israel:

NASB 1977
Now these are those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they were not able to give evidence of their fathers’ households, and their descendants, whether they were of Israel:

Amplified Bible
Now these are the ones who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they could not provide evidence of their fathers’ households and their descendants, whether they were of Israel:

Christian Standard Bible
The following are those who came from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer but were unable to prove that their ancestral families and their lineage were Israelite:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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:

American Standard Version
And these were they that went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not show their fathers houses, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And theses are those who came up from Telmalkha to Telabah and to Korbi; then it was told and they could not show the families of their fathers and their seed, but only whoever were from Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And these are they that went up from Thelmelech, Thelaresa, Cherub, Hedan, Emmer: and they were not able to tell the house of their fathers, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And these are they that came up from Thelmela, Thelharsa, Cherub, and Adon, and Emer. And they could not shew the house of their fathers and their seed, whether they were of Israel.

English Revised Version
And these were they which went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer: but they could not shew their fathers' houses, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The following people came from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they couldn't prove they were Israelites on the basis of their father's family or their genealogy:

International Standard Version
Here is a list of returnees from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer who could not prove their ancestry and lineage from Israel:

JPS Tanakh 1917
And these were they that went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsa, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not tell their fathers' houses, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:

Literal Standard Version
And these [are] those going up from Tel-Melah, Tel-Harsa, Cherub, Addan, Immer, and they have not been able to declare the house of their fathers, and their seed, whether they [are] of Israel:

NET Bible
These are the ones that came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon, and Immer (although they were unable to certify their family connection or their ancestry, as to whether they really were from Israel):

New Heart English Bible
These were those who went up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not show whether their fathers' house, and their descent, were from Israel:

World English Bible
These were those who went up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, [and] Immer; but they could not show their fathers' houses, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:

Young's Literal Translation
And these are those going up from Tel-Melah, Tel-Harsa, Cherub, Addan, Immer, and they have not been able to declare the house of their fathers, and their seed, whether they are of Israel:

Additional Translations ...
Context
The List of Returning Exiles
58The temple servants and descendants of the servants of Solomon numbered 392 in all. 59The following came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but could not prove that their families were descended from Israel: 60the descendants of Delaiah, the descendants of Tobiah, and the descendants of Nekoda, 652 in all.…

Cross References
Numbers 1:18
and on the first day of the second month they assembled the whole congregation and recorded their ancestry by clans and families, counting one by one the names of those twenty years of age or older,

Ezra 2:58
The temple servants and descendants of the servants of Solomon numbered 392 in all.

Ezra 2:60
the descendants of Delaiah, the descendants of Tobiah, and the descendants of Nekoda, 652 in all.

Nehemiah 7:61
The following came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer, but could not prove that their families were descended from Israel:


Treasury of Scripture

And these were they which went up from Telmelah, Telharsa, Cherub, Addan, and Immer: but they could not show their father's house, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:

Tel-harsa

Nehemiah 7:61
And these were they which went up also from Telmelah, Telharesha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not shew their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel.

Tel-haresha, Addon.









(59-63) Finally, those who had lost the records of their lineage are mentioned. Of the people, the children of three families from Tel-melah, Hill of salt, Tel-harsa, Hill of the wood, and a few other places, are mentioned. Of the priests, there are also three families without their genealogy.

Verse 59. - Tel-melah is probably the Thelme of Ptolemy ('Geograph.,' 5:20), a city of Lower Babylonia, situated in the salt tract near the Persian Gulf. Hence the name, which means "Hill of Salt." Cherub is no doubt Ptolemy's Chiripha, which was in the same region. The other places here mentioned are unknown to us, but probably belonged to the same tract of country. Tel-Harsa means "Hill of the Wood." They could not show their father's house. It is more surprising that so many of the returning exiles had preserved their genealogies than that a certain number had omitted to do so. Considering the duration of the exile, its hardships, and the apparent improbability of a restoration, there could have been no cause for wonder if the great majority had forgotten their descent.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The following
וְאֵ֗לֶּה (wə·’êl·leh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

came up
הָֽעֹלִים֙ (hā·‘ō·lîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

from Tel-melah,
מֶ֙לַח֙ (me·laḥ)
Preposition | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8528: Tel-melah -- 'mound of salt', a place in Babylon

Tel-harsha,
חַרְשָׁ֔א (ḥar·šā)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8521: Tel-harsha -- 'mound of a craftsman', a city in Babylon

Cherub,
כְּר֥וּב (kə·rūḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3743: Cherub -- a place in Babylon

Addan,
אַדָּ֖ן (’ad·dān)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 135: Addan -- a place in Babylon

and Immer,
אִמֵּ֑ר (’im·mêr)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 564: Immer -- the name of several Israelites, perhaps also a place in Babylon

but could not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

prove
לְהַגִּ֤יד (lə·hag·gîḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

that their families
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

were descended
וְזַרְעָ֔ם (wə·zar·‘ām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

from Israel:
מִיִּשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (mî·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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