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Ezra 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Captives Who Returned to Jerusalem
Those Who Returned from Captivity
(Neh. 7:6–73 )
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:1 - Now[fn] these are the people of the province who came back from the captivity, of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his own city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:2 - Those who came with Zerubbabel were Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar,[fn] Bigvai, Rehum,[fn] and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:3 - the people of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:4 - the people of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:5 - the people of Arah, seven hundred and seventy-five;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:6 - the people of Pahath-Moab, of the people of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:7 - the people of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:8 - the people of Zattu, nine hundred and forty-five;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:9 - the people of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:10 - the people of Bani,[fn] six hundred and forty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:11 - the people of Bebai, six hundred and twenty-three;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:12 - the people of Azgad, one thousand two hundred and twenty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:13 - the people of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-six;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:14 - the people of Bigvai, two thousand and fifty-six;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:15 - the people of Adin, four hundred and fifty-four;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:16 - the people of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety-eight;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:17 - the people of Bezai, three hundred and twenty-three;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:18 - the people of Jorah,[fn] one hundred and twelve;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:19 - the people of Hashum, two hundred and twenty-three;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:20 - the people of Gibbar,[fn] ninety-five;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:21 - the people of Bethlehem, one hundred and twenty-three;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:22 - the men of Netophah, fifty-six;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:23 - the men of Anathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:24 - the people of Azmaveth,[fn] forty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:25 - the people of Kirjath Arim,[fn] Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:26 - the people of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:27 - the men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:28 - the men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred and twenty-three;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:29 - the people of Nebo, fifty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:30 - the people of Magbish, one hundred and fifty-six;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:31 - the people of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:32 - the people of Harim, three hundred and twenty;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:33 - the people of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-five;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:34 - the people of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:35 - the people of Senaah, three thousand six hundred and thirty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:36 - The priests: the sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:37 - the sons of Immer, one thousand and fifty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:38 - the sons of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred and forty-seven;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:39 - the sons of Harim, one thousand and seventeen.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:40 - The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodaviah,[fn] seventy-four.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:41 - The singers: the sons of Asaph, one hundred and twenty-eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:42 - 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, one hundred and thirty-nine in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:43 - The Nethinim: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:44 - the sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha,[fn] the sons of Padon,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:45 - the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:46 - the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shalmai, the sons of Hanan,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:47 - the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:48 - the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:49 - the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:50 - the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephusim,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:51 - the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:52 - the sons of Bazluth,[fn] the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:53 - the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Tamah,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:54 - the sons of Neziah, and the sons of Hatipha.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:55 - The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Peruda,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:56 - the sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:57 - the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth of Zebaim, and the sons of Ami.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:58 - All the Nethinim and the children of Solomon’s servants were three hundred and ninety-two.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:59 - And these were the ones who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan,[fn] and Immer; but they could not identify their father’s house or their genealogy,[fn] whether they were of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:60 - the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, and the sons of Nekoda, six hundred and fifty-two;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:61 - and of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Koz,[fn] and the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called by their name.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:62 - These sought their listing among those who were registered by genealogy, but they were not found; therefore they were excluded from the priesthood as defiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:63 - And the governor[fn] said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things till a priest could consult with the Urim and Thummim.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:64 - The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:65 - besides their male and female servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred men and women singers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:66 - Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six, their mules two hundred and forty-five,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:67 - their camels four hundred and thirty-five, and their donkeys six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:68 - Some of the heads of the fathers’ houses, when they came to the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of God, to erect it in its place:
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:69 - According to their ability, they gave to the treasury for the work sixty-one thousand gold drachmas, five thousand minas of silver, and one hundred priestly garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:70 - So the priests and the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the Nethinim, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
NKJV Footnotes
Compare this chapter with Nehemiah 7:6–73.
Spelled Mispereth in Nehemiah 7:7
Spelled Nehum in Nehemiah 7:7
Spelled Binnui in Nehemiah 7:15
Called Hariph in Nehemiah 7:24
Called Gibeon in Nehemiah 7:25
Called Beth Azmaveth in Nehemiah 7:28
Called Kirjath Jearim in Nehemiah 7:29
Spelled Hodevah in Nehemiah 7:43
Spelled Sia in Nehemiah 7:47
Spelled Nephishesim in Nehemiah 7:52
Spelled Bazlith in Nehemiah 7:54
Spelled Perida in Nehemiah 7:57
Spelled Amon in Nehemiah 7:59
Spelled Addon in Nehemiah 7:61
Literally seed
Or Hakkoz
Hebrew Tirshatha

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