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Ezra 2 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Exiles Who Returned

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These now are the people of the province who came from those captive exiles King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon[fn] had deported to Babylon. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town.

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They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.

The number of the Israelite men included[fn]

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Parosh’s descendants2,172

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Shephatiah’s descendants372

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Arah’s descendants775

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Pahath-moab’s descendants:
Jeshua’s and Joab’s descendants2,812

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Elam’s descendants1,254

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Zattu’s descendants945

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Zaccai’s descendants760

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Bani’s descendants642

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Bebai’s descendants623

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Azgad’s descendants1,222

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Adonikam’s descendants666

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Bigvai’s descendants2,056

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Adin’s descendants454

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Ater’s descendants: of Hezekiah98

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Bezai’s descendants323

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Jorah’s descendants112

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Hashum’s descendants223

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Gibbar’s descendants95

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Bethlehem’s people123

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Netophah’s men56

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Anathoth’s men128

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Azmaveth’s people42

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Kiriatharim’s, Chephirah’s, and Beeroth’s people743

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Ramah’s and Geba’s people621

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Michmas’s men122

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Bethel’s and Ai’s men223

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Nebo’s people52

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Magbish’s people156

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the other Elam’s people1,254

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Harim’s people320

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Lod’s, Hadid’s, and Ono’s people725

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Jericho’s people345

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Senaah’s people3,630

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The priests included

Jedaiah’s descendants of the house of Jeshua973

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Immer’s descendants1,052

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Pashhur’s descendants1,247

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and Harim’s descendants1,017

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The Levites included

Jeshua’s and Kadmiel’s descendants
from Hodaviah’s descendants74

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The singers included

Asaph’s descendants128

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The gatekeepers’ descendants included

Shallum’s descendants, Ater’s descendants,
Talmon’s descendants, Akkub’s descendants,
Hatita’s descendants, Shobai’s descendants, in all139

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The temple servants included

Ziha’s descendants, Hasupha’s descendants,

Tabbaoth’s descendants,

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Keros’s descendants,

Siaha’s descendants, Padon’s descendants,

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Lebanah’s descendants, Hagabah’s descendants,

Akkub’s descendants,

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Hagab’s descendants,

Shalmai’s[fn] descendants, Hanan’s descendants,

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Giddel’s descendants, Gahar’s descendants,

Reaiah’s descendants,

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Rezin’s descendants,

Nekoda’s descendants, Gazzam’s descendants,

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Uzza’s descendants, Paseah’s descendants,

Besai’s descendants,

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Asnah’s descendants,

Meunim’s[fn] descendants, Nephusim’s[fn] descendants,

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Bakbuk’s descendants, Hakupha’s descendants,

Harhur’s descendants,

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Bazluth’s descendants,

Mehida’s descendants, Harsha’s descendants,

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Barkos’s descendants, Sisera’s descendants,

Temah’s descendants,

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Neziah’s descendants,

and Hatipha’s descendants.

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The descendants of Solomon’s servants included

Sotai’s descendants, Hassophereth’s descendants,
Peruda’s descendants,

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Jaalah’s descendants,
Darkon’s descendants, Giddel’s descendants,

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Shephatiah’s descendants, Hattil’s descendants,
Pochereth-hazzebaim’s descendants, and Ami’s descendants.

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All the temple servants
and the descendants of Solomon’s servants392.

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The following are those who came from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer but were unable to prove that their ancestral families[fn] and their lineage were Israelite:

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Delaiah’s descendants,
Tobiah’s descendants,
Nekoda’s descendants652

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and from the descendants of the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, the descendants of Hakkoz, the descendants of Barzillai ​— ​who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and who bore their name.

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These searched for their entries in the genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified from the priesthood.

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The governor ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim.

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The whole combined assembly numbered42,360

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not including their 7,337 male and female servants,
and their 200 male and female singers.

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They had 736 horses, 245 mules,

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435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
Gifts for the Work

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After they arrived at the Lord’s house in Jerusalem, some of the family heads gave freewill offerings for the house of God in order to have it rebuilt on its original site.

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Based on what they could give, they gave 61,000 gold coins,[fn] 6,250 pounds[fn] of silver, and 100 priestly garments to the treasury for the project.

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The priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, temple servants, and some of the people settled in their towns, and the rest of Israel settled in their towns.

CSB Footnotes
Nebuchadnezzar reigned 605–562 BC
Lit the men of the people of Israel
Alt Hb tradition reads Shamlai’s
Alt Hb tradition reads Meinim’s
Alt Hb tradition reads Nephisim’s
Lit that the house of their fathers
Or drachmas, or darics
Lit 5,000 minas

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