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Ezra 2 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Exiles Who Returned with Zerubbabel

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:1 - Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity. King Nebuchadnezzar had deported them to Babylon, but now they returned to Jerusalem and the other towns in Judah where they originally lived.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:2 - Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the number of the men of Israel who returned from exile:

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The family of Parosh2,172

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The family of Shephatiah372

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The family of Arah775

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The family of Pahath-moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab)2,812

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The family of Elam1,254

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The family of Zattu945

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The family of Zaccai760

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The family of Bani642

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The family of Bebai623

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The family of Azgad1,222

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The family of Adonikam666

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The family of Bigvai2,056

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The family of Adin454

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The family of Ater (descendants of Hezekiah)98

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The family of Bezai323

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The family of Jorah112

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The family of Hashum223

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The family of Gibbar95

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The people of Bethlehem123

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The people of Netophah56

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The people of Anathoth128

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The people of Beth-azmaveth[fn]42

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The people of Kiriath-jearim,[fn] Kephirah, and Beeroth743

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The people of Ramah and Geba621

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The people of Micmash122

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The people of Bethel and Ai223

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The citizens of Nebo52

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The citizens of Magbish156

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The citizens of West Elam[fn]1,254

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The citizens of Harim320

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The citizens of Lod, Hadid, and Ono725

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The citizens of Jericho345

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The citizens of Senaah3,630

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:36 - These are the priests who returned from exile:
The family of Jedaiah (through the line of Jeshua)973

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The family of Immer1,052

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The family of Pashhur1,247

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The family of Harim1,017

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:40 - These are the Levites who returned from exile:
The families of Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah)74

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The singers of the family of Asaph128

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The gatekeepers of the families of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai139

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:43 - The descendants of the following Temple servants returned from exile: Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:44 - Keros, Siaha, Padon,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:45 - Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:46 - Hagab, Shalmai,[fn] Hanan,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:47 - Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:48 - Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:49 - Uzza, Paseah, Besai,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:50 - Asnah, Meunim, Nephusim,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:51 - Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:52 - Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:53 - Barkos, Sisera, Temah,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:54 - Neziah, and Hatipha.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:55 - The descendants of these servants of King Solomon returned from exile: Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:56 - Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:57 - Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-hazzebaim, and Ami.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:58 - In all, the Temple servants and the descendants of Solomon’s servants numbered 392.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:59 - Another group returned at this time from the towns of Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Kerub, Addan, and Immer. However, they could not prove that they or their families were descendants of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:60 - This group included the families of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda—a total of 652 people.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:61 - Three families of priests—Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai—also returned. (This Barzillai had married a woman who was a descendant of Barzillai of Gilead, and he had taken her family name.)

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:62 - They searched for their names in the genealogical records, but they were not found, so they were disqualified from serving as priests.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:63 - The governor told them not to eat the priests’ share of food from the sacrifices until a priest could consult the LORD about the matter by using the Urim and Thummim—the sacred lots.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:64 - So a total of 42,360 people returned to Judah,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:65 - in addition to 7,337 servants and 200 singers, both men and women.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:66 - They took with them 736 horses, 245 mules,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:67 - 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:68 - When they arrived at the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the family leaders made voluntary offerings toward the rebuilding of God’s Temple on its original site,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:69 - and each leader gave as much as he could. The total of their gifts came to 61,000 gold coins,[fn] 6,250 pounds[fn] of silver, and 100 robes for the priests.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:70 - So the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers, the Temple servants, and some of the common people settled in villages near Jerusalem. The rest of the people returned to their own towns throughout Israel.
NLT Footnotes
As in parallel text at Neh 7:28; Hebrew reads Azmaveth.
As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek version (see also Neh 7:29); Hebrew reads Kiriath-arim.
Or of the other Elam.
As in an alternate reading of the Masoretic Text (see also Neh 7:48); the other alternate reads Shamlai.
Hebrew 61,000 darics of gold, about 1,100 pounds or 500 kilograms in weight.
Hebrew 5,000 minas [3,000 kilograms].
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