2 1NOW THESE are the people of the province [of Judah] who went up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, but who came again to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his own city. 2These came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah [not the author], Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai [not Esther’s relative], Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of Israel: 3The sons [meaning male descendants] of Parosh, 2,172. 4The sons of Shephatiah, 372. 5The sons of Arah, 775. 6The sons of Pahath-moab, namely of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,812. 7The sons of Elam, 1,254. 8The sons of Zattu, 945. 9The sons of Zaccai, 760. 10The sons of Bani, 642. 11The sons of Bebai, 623. 12The sons of Azgad, 1,222. 13The sons of Adonikam, 666. 14The sons of Bigvai, 2,056. 15The sons of Adin, 454. 16The sons of Ater, namely of Hezekiah, 98. 17The sons of Bezai, 323. 18The sons of Jorah, 112. 19The sons of Hashum, 223. 20The sons of Gibbar, 95. 21The sons of Bethlehem, 123. 22The men of Netophah, 56. 23The men of Anathoth, 128. 24The sons of Azmaveth, 42. 25The sons of Kiriath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, 743. 26The sons of Ramah and Geba, 621. 27The men of Michmas, 122. 28The men of Bethel and Ai, 223. 29The sons of Nebo, 52. 30The sons of Magbish, 156. 31The sons of the other Elam, 1,254. 32The sons of Harim, 320. 33The sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 725. 34The sons of Jericho, 345. 35The sons of Senaah, 3,630. 36The priests: the sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, 973. 37The sons of Immer, 1,052. 38The sons of Pashhur, 1,247. 39The sons of Harim, 1,017. 40The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the house of Hodaviah, 74. 41The singers: the sons of Asaph, 128. 42The sons of the gatekeepers: of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai, in all 139. 43The Nethinim [the temple servants]: the sons of Ziba, Hasupha, Tabbaoth, 44The sons of Keros, Siaha, Padon, 45The sons of Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub, 46The sons of Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan, 47The sons of Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah, 48The sons of Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam, 49The sons of Uzza, Paseah, Besai, 50The sons of Asnah, Meunim, Nephisim, 51The sons of Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur, 52The sons of Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha, 53The sons of Barkos, Sisera, Temah, 54The sons of Neziah [and] of Hatipha. 55The sons of [King] Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, Sophereth (Hassophereth), Peruda, 56The sons of Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel, 57The sons of Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth-hazzebaim, Ami. 58All the Nethinim [the temple servants] and the sons of Solomon’s servants were 392. 59And these were they who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they could not show a record of their fathers’ houses or prove their descent, whether they were of Israel: 60The sons of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda, 652. 61And of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, of Hakkoz, and of Barzillai, who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the [noted] Gileadite and had assumed their name. 62These sought their names among those enrolled in the genealogies, but they were not found; so they were excluded from the priesthood as [ceremonially] unclean. 63[Zerubbabel] the governor told them they should not eat of the most holy things [the priests’ food] until there should be a priest with Urim and Thummim [who by consulting these articles in his breastplate could [B]know God’s will in the matter]. 64The whole congregation numbered 42,360, 65Besides their menservants and maidservants, 7,337; and among them they had 200 men and women singers. 66Their horses were 736; their mules, 245; 67Their camels were 435; their donkeys, 6,720. 68Some of the heads of families, when they came to the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, made freewill offerings for the house of God to [re]build it on its site. 69They gave as they were able to the treasury for the work 61,000 darics of gold, 5,000 minas of silver, and 100 priests’ garments. 70So the priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants lived in their own towns, and all Israel [gradually settled] into their towns.
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