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Numbering Those Returning

Now these are the people of the province who went up from the captives of the exile, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive to Babylon. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his town. They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordechai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah.

The number of men of the people of Israel:

the sons of Parosh—2,172

the sons of Shephatiah—372

the sons of Arah—775

the sons of Pahath-moab,

of the sons of Jeshua and Joab—2,812

the sons of Elam—1,254

the sons of Zattu—945

the sons of Zaccai—760

10 the sons of Bani—642

11 the sons of Bebai—623

12 the sons of Azgad—1,222

13 the sons of Adonikam—666

14 the sons of Bigvai—2,056

15 the sons of Adin—454

16 the sons of Ater, of Hezekiah—98

17 the sons of Bezai—323

18 the sons of Jorah—112

19 the sons of Hashum—223

20 the sons of Gibbar—95

21 the sons of Beth-lehem—123

22 the men of Netophah—56

23 the men of Anathoth—128

24 the sons of Azmaveth—42

25 the sons of Kiriath-arim, Chephirah,

and Beerot—743

26 the sons of Ramah and Geba—621

27 the men of Michmas—122

28 the men of Beth-el and Ai—223

29 the sons of Nebo—52

30 the son of Magbish—156

31 the sons of the other Elam—1,254

32 the sons of Harim—320

33 the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono—725

34 the sons of Jericho—345

35 the sons of Senaah—3,630

36 The kohanim:

the sons of Jedaiah from the house of Jeshua—973

37 the sons of Immer—1,052

38 the sons of Pashhur—1,247

39 the sons of Harim—1,017

40 The Levites:

the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel

(through the line of Hodaviah)—74

41 The singers

the sons of Asaph—128

42 The sons of the gatekeepers:

the sons of Shallum,

the sons of Ater,

the sons of Talmon,

the sons of Akkub,

the sons of Hatita,

and the sons of Shobai—in all 139

43 The Temple servants:

the sons of Ziha, the sons Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,

44 the sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha, the sons of Padon,

45 the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub,

46 the sons of Hagab, the sons of Salmai, the sons of Hanan,

47 the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah,

48 the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam,

49 the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai,

50 the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephusim,

51 the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,

52 the sons of Batzluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,

53 the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah

54 the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.

55 The sons of Solomon’s servants:

the sons of Sotai, the sons of Hassophereth, the sons of Peruda,

56 the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,

57 the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil,

the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, and the sons of Ami.

58 All the Temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants—392.

59 The following came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsa, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they were not able to prove their family connection[a] or their ancestry[b] whether they were from Israel:

60 the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda—652.

61 Also from the sons of the kohanim:

the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, and the sons of Barzillai. (He took a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was subsequently called by their name). 62 These sought their records in the genealogical lists, but did not find them. So they were disqualified from the priesthood. 63 As a result, the governor said to them that they should not eat any of the most holy food until a kohen was ministering with the Urim and Thummim.

64 The entire assembly totaled 42,360, 65 not including their male and female servants, who numbered 7,337. They also had 200 male and female singers. 66 They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 67 435 camels, 6,702 donkeys.

68 When they arrived at the House of Adonai in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families gave voluntary offerings toward the rebuilding of the House of God on its foundation. 69 According to their ability, they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 gold drachmas, 5,000 silver minas and 100 priestly


70 Now the kohanim, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers and the Temple servants settled in their own towns, and all the rest of Israel in their towns.


  1. Ezra 2:59 Lit. house of their fathers.
  2. Ezra 2:59 Lit. seed.