Ezra 2 – New International Version NIV

New International Version

Ezra 2:1-70

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 Parosh2,1724of Shephatiah3725of Arah7756of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab)2,8127of Elam1,2548of Zattu9459of Zakkai76010of Bani64211of Bebai62312of Azgad1,22213of Adonikam66614of Bigvai2,05615of Adin45416of Ater (through Hezekiah)9817of Bezai32318of Jorah11219of Hashum22320of Gibbar95

21the men of Bethlehem12322of Netophah5623of Anathoth12824of Azmaveth4225of Kiriath Jearim,2:25 See Septuagint (see also Neh. 7:29); Hebrew Kiriath Arim. Kephirah and Beeroth74326of Ramah and Geba62127of Mikmash12228of Bethel and Ai22329of Nebo5230of Magbish15631of the other Elam1,25432of Harim32033of Lod, Hadid and Ono72534of Jericho34535of Senaah3,630

36The priests:

the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua)97337of Immer1,05238of Pashhur1,24739of Harim1,017

40The Levites:

the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel (of the line of Hodaviah)74

41The musicians:

the descendants of Asaph128

42The gatekeepers of the temple:

the descendants ofShallum, Ater, Talmon,Akkub, Hatita and Shobai139

43The temple servants:

the descendants ofZiha, 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 ofSotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,56Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,57Shephatiah, Hattil,Pokereth-Hazzebaim and Ami

58The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon392

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 ofDelaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda652

61And from among the priests:

The descendants ofHobaiah, 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 darics2:69 That is, about 1,100 pounds or about 500 kilograms of gold, 5,000 minas2:69 That is, about 3 tons or about 2.8 metric tons 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.