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The Exiles Who Returned

1Now these are the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those who had been in exile, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his city,
  2who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.

The number of the men of the people of Israel:

 3 The sons of Parosh, 2,172.

 4 The sons of Shephatiah, 372.

 5 The sons of Arah, 775.

 6 The sons of Pahathmoab,

 of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,812.

 7 The sons of Elam, 1,254.

 8 The sons of Zattu, 945.

 9 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 Bethlehem, 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 Beeroth, 743.

 26 The sons of Ramah and Geba, 621.

 27 The men of Michmas, 122.

 28 The men of Bethel and Ai, 223.

 29 The sons of Nebo, 52.

 30 The sons 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.

The priests:

 the sons of Jedaiah, of 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.

The Levites:

 the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel,

 of the sons of Hodaviah, 74.

The singers:

 the sons of Asaph, 128.

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, the sons of Shobai,

 in all 139.

43The Temple servants:
the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha,
the sons of Tabbaoth,
44the sons of Keros,
the sons of Siaha, the sons of Padon,

45the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah,
the sons of Akkub, 46the sons of Hagab,
the sons of Shamlai, the sons of Hanan,

47the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar,
the sons of Reaiah, 48the sons of Rezin,
the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam,

49the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah,
the sons of Besai, 50the sons of Asnah,
the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephisim,

51the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha,
the sons of Harhur, 52the sons of Bazluth,
the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,

53the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera,
the sons of Temah, 54the sons of Neziah,
the sons of Hatipha.

55The sons of Solomon’s servants:
the sons of Sotai, the sons of Hassophereth,
the sons of Peruda, 56the sons of Jaalah,
the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,

57the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil,
the sons of Pochereth Hazzebaim, the sons of Ami.

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

59These were those who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not prove their fathers’ houses or their decent, whether they were of Israel:

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

61Of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai (who took a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and he was called by their name). 62These sought their place among those who were registered by genealogy, but they were not found there so they were considered unclean and excluded from the priesthood. 63The governor said to them that they could not eat of the most holy things until a priest stood up with the Urim and Thummim.

64The whole assembly together was 42,360,

65besides their male slaves and their female slaves, of whom there were 7,337;
and they had 200 singing men and singing women.

66Their horses were 736, their mules, 245,

67their camels, 435, their donkeys, 6,720.

Gifts for the Work

68Some of the heads of fathers’ households, when they came to the house of Yahweh that is in Jerusalem, offered willingly for God’s house to set it up on its site.
  69According to their ability they gave into the treasury for the work, 61,000 darics of gold and 5,000 minas of silver, and 100 priests’ garments.
  70Now the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the gatekeepers, and the Temple servants, lived in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.

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