Ezra 2 – New International Version – UK NIVUK

New International Version – UK

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 ofParosh 2,1724Shephatiah 3725Arah 7756Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab) 2,8127Elam 1,2548Zattu 9459Zakkai 76010Bani 64211Bebai 62312Azgad 1,22213Adonikam 66614Bigvai 2,05615Adin 45416Ater (through Hezekiah) 9817Bezai 32318Jorah 11219Hashum 22320Gibbar 9521the men ofBethlehem 12322Netophah 5623Anathoth 12824Azmaveth 4225Kiriath Jearim,2:25 See Septuagint (see also Neh. 7:29); Hebrew Kiriath Arim. Kephirah and Beeroth 74326Ramah and Geba 62127Mikmash 12228Bethel and Ai 22329Nebo 5230Magbish 15631the other Elam 1,25432Harim 32033Lod, Hadid and Ono 72534Jericho 34535Senaah 3,630

36The priests:

the descendants ofJedaiah (through the family of Jeshua) 97337Immer 1,05238Pashhur 1,24739Harim 1,017

40The Levites:

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

41The musicians:

the descendants ofAsaph 128

42The gatekeepers of the temple:

the descendants ofShallum, Ater, Talmon,Akkub, Hatita and Shobai 139

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, Nephussim,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 Ami58The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon 392

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 Nekoda 652

61And from among the priests:

The descendants of

Hobaiah, 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 towards 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 500 kilograms of gold, 5,000 minas2:69 That is, 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.