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Ezra 2 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Exiles Who Returned
(Neh 7:6–73 )
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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 descendants 2,172
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Shephatiah’s descendants 372
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Arah’s descendants 775
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Pahath-moab’s descendants:
Jeshua’s and Joab’s descendants 2,812
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Elam’s descendants 1,254
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Zattu’s descendants 945
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Zaccai’s descendants 760
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Bani’s descendants 642
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Bebai’s descendants 623
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Azgad’s descendants 1,222
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Adonikam’s descendants 666
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Bigvai’s descendants 2,056
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Adin’s descendants 454
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Ater’s descendants: of Hezekiah 98
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Bezai’s descendants 323
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Jorah’s descendants 112
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Hashum’s descendants 223
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Gibbar’s descendants 95
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Bethlehem’s people 123
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Netophah’s men 56
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Anathoth’s men 128
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Azmaveth’s people 42
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Kiriatharim’s, Chephirah’s, and Beeroth’s people 743
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Ramah’s and Geba’s people 621
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Michmas’s men 122
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Bethel’s and Ai’s men 223
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Nebo’s people 52
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Magbish’s people 156
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the other Elam’s people 1,254
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Harim’s people 320
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Lod’s, Hadid’s, and Ono’s people 725
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Jericho’s people 345
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Senaah’s people 3,630
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The priests included

Jedaiah’s descendants of the house of Jeshua 973
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Immer’s descendants 1,052
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Pashhur’s descendants 1,247
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and Harim’s descendants 1,017
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The Levites included

Jeshua’s and Kadmiel’s descendants
from Hodaviah’s descendants 74
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The singers included

Asaph’s descendants 128
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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 all 139
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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 servants 392.
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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 descendants 652
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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 numbered 42,360
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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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