Ezra 2
Holman Christian Standard Bible

The Exiles Who Returned

1Thesea now are the people of the province who came from those captive exiles King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonb had deported to Babylon.c They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town. 2They came with Zerubbabel,d Jeshua,e Nehemiah, Seraiah,f Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.

The number of the Israelite men included:g

3Parosh’s descendantsh 2,172

4Shephatiah’s descendants 372

5Arah’s descendants 775

6Pahath-moab’s descendants:

Jeshua’s and Joab’s descendants 2,812

7Elam’s descendants 1,254

8Zattu’s descendants 945

9Zaccai’s descendants 760

10Bani’s descendants 642

11Bebai’s descendants 623

12Azgad’s descendants 1,222

13Adonikam’s descendantsi 666

14Bigvai’s descendants 2,056

15Adin’s descendants 454

16Ater’s descendants: of Hezekiah 98

17Bezai’s descendants 323

18Jorah’s descendants 112

19Hashum’s descendants 223

20Gibbar’s descendants 95

21Bethlehem’sj people 123

22Netophah’s men 56

23Anathoth’s men 128

24Azmaveth’s people 42

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

26Ramah’sk and Geba’s people 621

27Michmas’s men 122

28Bethel’s and Ai’sl men 223

29Nebo’s people 52

30Magbish’s people 156

31the other Elam’s people 1,254

32Harim’s people 320

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

34Jericho’sm people 345

35Senaah’s people 3,630

36The priests included:

Jedaiah’s descendants of the house of Jeshua 973

37Immer’s descendants 1,052

38Pashhur’s descendants 1,247

39and Harim’s descendants 1,017

40The Levites included:

Jeshua’s and Kadmiel’s descendants

from Hodaviah’s descendants 74

41The singers included:

Asaph’sn descendants 128

42The gatekeepers’o descendants included:

Shallum’s descendants, Ater’s descendants,

Talmon’s descendants, Akkub’s descendants,

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

43The temple servantsp included:

Ziha’s descendants, Hasupha’s descendants,

Tabbaoth’s descendants, 44Keros’s descendants,

Siaha’s descendants, Padon’s descendants,

45Lebanah’s descendants, Hagabah’s descendants,

Akkub’s descendants, 46Hagab’s descendants,

Shalmai’sq descendants, Hanan’s descendants,

47Giddel’s descendants, Gahar’s descendants,

Reaiah’s descendants, 48Rezin’s descendants,

Nekoda’s descendants, Gazzam’s descendants,

49Uzza’s descendants, Paseah’s descendants,

Besai’s descendants, 50Asnah’s descendants,

Meunim’sr descendants, Nephusim’ss descendants,

51Bakbuk’s descendants, Hakupha’s descendants,

Harhur’s descendants, 52Bazluth’s descendants,

Mehida’s descendants, Harsha’s descendants,

53Barkos’s descendants, Sisera’s descendants,

Temah’s descendants, 54Neziah’s descendants,

and Hatipha’s descendants.

55The descendants of Solomon’s servantst included:

Sotai’s descendants, Hassophereth’s descendants,

Peruda’s descendants, 56Jaalah’s descendants,

Darkon’s descendants, Giddel’s descendants,

57Shephatiah’s descendants, Hattil’s descendants,

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

58All the temple servants

and the descendants of Solomon’s servants 392.

59The 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:

60Delaiah’s descendants,

Tobiah’s descendants,

Nekoda’s descendants 652

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

64The whole combined assembly numbered 42,360

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

and their 200 male and female singers.w

66They had 736 horses, 245 mules,

67 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

Gifts for the Work

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

a. 2:1-70 Neh 7:6-73
b. 2:1 Nebuchadnezzar reigned 605–562 b.c.
c. 2:1 2Ch 36:17-20
d. 2:2 1Ch 3:19; Ezr 3:2; Hg 1:1; Zch 4:6
e. 2:2 Hg 1:1; Zch 3:1-10
f. 2:2 Neh 12:1
g. 2:2 Lit the men of the people of Israel
h. 2:3 Ezr 8:3; 10:25; Neh 3:25
i. 2:13 Ezr 8:13
j. 2:21 Mc 5:2; Mt 2:1,6
k. 2:26 Jr 31:15; Mt 2:18
l. 2:28 Gn 12:8; Jos 7:2; 8:9
m. 2:34 Jos 4:19; 5:13; 6:1-25
n. 2:41 1Ch 25:1; 2Ch 5:12; 35:15
o. 2:42 1Ch 9:17-32; Neh 12:25-26
p. 2:43 Ezr 8:20
q. 2:46 Alt Hb tradition reads Shamlai’s
r. 2:50 Alt Hb tradition reads Meinim’s
s. 2:50 Alt Hb tradition reads Nephisim’s
t. 2:55 Neh 11:3
u. 2:63 Ezr 6:7; Neh 5:14; Hg 1:1
v. 2:63 Ex 28:30; Lv 8:8; Nm 27:21; Neh 7:65
w. 2:65 2Ch 35:25
x. 2:68 Nm 15:3; Ezr 1:4
y. 2:69 Or drachmas, or darics
z. 2:69 Lit 5,000 minas
aa. 2:69 Ezr 8:33-34
ab. 2:70 1Ch 9:2; Neh 11:3
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