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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
These were the people in the province. They were the ones who left the place where the exiles had been taken captive. (King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had taken them to Babylon.) These exiles returned to Jerusalem and Judah. All of them went to their own cities.
They went with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the number of Israelite men from the people in exile:
the descendants of Parosh 2,172
of Shephatiah 372
of Arah 775
of Pahath Moab, that is, of Jeshua and Joab 2,812
of Elam 1,254
of Zattu 945
of Zaccai 760
of Bani 642
of Bebai 623
of Azgad 1,222
of Adonikam 666
of Bigvai 2,056
of Adin 454
of Ater, that is, Hezekiah 98
of Bezai 323
of Jorah 112
of Hashum 223
of Gibbar 95
The people of Bethlehem 123
of Netophah 56
of Anathoth 128
of Azmaveth 42
of Kiriath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth 743
of Ramah and Geba 621
of Michmas 122
of Bethel and Ai 223
of Nebo 52
of Magbish 156
of the other Elam 1,254
of Harim 320
of Lod, Hadid, and Ono 725
of Jericho 345
of Senaah 3,630
36These priests returned from exile: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua) 973
37of Immer 1,052
38of Pashhur 1,247
39of Harim 1,017
40These Levites returned from exile: the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel, that is, of Hodaviah 74
41These singers returned from exile: the descendants of Asaph 128
42These gatekeepers returned from exile: the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai 139
43These temple servants returned from exile: the descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
44Keros, Siaha, Padon,
45Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,
46Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan,
47Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,
48Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,
49Uzza, Paseah, Besai,
50Asnah, Meunim, Nephusim,
51Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
52Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
53Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
54Neziah, and Hatipha.
55These descendants of Solomon's servants returned from exile: the descendants of Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,
56Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,
57Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth Hazzebaim, and Ami.
58The temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants totaled 392.
59The following people came from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they couldn't prove they were Israelites on the basis of their father's family or their genealogy:
60the descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda. These people totaled 652.
61These descendants of the priests [couldn't prove their families were Israelites]: the descendants of Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai (who had married one of the daughters of Barzillai from Gilead and took that [family] name).
62These people searched for their [family] names in the genealogical records, but their names couldn't be found there. For this reason they were considered contaminated and couldn't be priests.
63The governor told them not to eat any of the most holy food until a priest could use the Urim and Thummim [to settle the problem].
64The whole assembly totaled 42,360.
65In addition to the male and female servants who numbered 7,337, they also had 200 male and female singers.
66They had 736 horses, 245 mules,
67435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
68When some of the heads of the families came to the LORD's temple in Jerusalem, they contributed freewill offerings to help rebuild God's temple on its [former] site.
69They contributed as much as they could to the treasury for this work: 1,030 pounds of gold, 5,740 pounds of silver, and 100 robes for the priests.
70The priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants settled in their own cities. All the other Israelites settled in their own cities.