59 The 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(A) from Israel:

60 The descendants of
Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda652

61 And from among the priests:

The descendants of
Hobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai (a man who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite(B) and was called by that name).

62 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood(C) as unclean. 63 The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food(D) until there was a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.(E)

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