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Ezra 2 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Here is a list of the people of the province who had been exiled, carried off to Bavel by N’vukhadnetzar king of Bavel, but who later returned from exile and went up to Yerushalayim and Y’hudah, each to his own city; they went with Z’rubavel, Yeshua, Nechemyah, S’rayah, Re‘elyah, Mordekhai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rechum and Ba‘anah.

The number of men from the people of Isra’el:

descendants of Par‘osh2,172
descendants of Sh’fatyah372
descendants of Arach775
descendants of Pachat-Mo’av,
from the descendants of Yeshua and Yo’av2,812
descendants of ‘Eilam1,254
descendants of Zatu945
descendants of Zakkai760
10 descendants of Bani642
11 descendants of B’vai623
12 descendants of ‘Azgad1,222
13 descendants of Adonikam666
14 descendants of Bigvai2,056
15 descendants of ‘Adin454
16 descendants of Ater, of Y’chizkiyah98
17 descendants of Betzai323
18 descendants of Yorah112
19 descendants of Hashum223
20 descendants of Gibbar95
21 descendants of Beit-Lechem123
22 people of N’tofah56
23 people of ‘Anatot128
24 descendants of ‘Azmavet42
25 descendants of Kiryat-‘Arim, K’firah and Be’erot743
26 descendants of Ramah and Geva621
27 people of Mikhmas122
28 people of Beit-El and ‘Ai223
29 descendants of N’vo52
30 descendants of Magbish156
31 descendants of the other ‘Eilam1,254
32 descendants of Harim320
33 descendants of Lod, Hadid and Ono725
34 descendants of Yericho345
35 descendants of S’na’ah3,630
36 The cohanim:
descendants of Y’da‘yah, of the house of Yeshua973
37 descendants of Immer1,052
38 descendants of Pash’chur1,247
39 descendants of Harim1,017
40 The L’vi’im:
descendants of Yeshua and Kadmi’el,
of the descendants of Hodavyah74
41 The singers:
descendants of Asaf128
42 The descendants of the gatekeepers:
descendants of Shalum,
descendants of Ater,
descendants of Talmon,
descendants of ‘Akuv,
descendants of Hatita, and
descendants of Shovai —
in all,139
43 The temple servants:
descendants of Tzicha,
descendants of Hasufa,
descendants of Taba‘ot,
44 descendants of Keros,
descendants of Sia‘ha
descendants of Padon,
45 descendants of L’vanah,
descendants of Hagavah,
descendants of ‘Akuv,
46 descendants of Hagav,
descendants of Salmai,
descendants of Hanan,
47 descendants of Giddel,
descendants of Gachar,
descendants of Re’ayah,
48 descendants of Retzin,
descendants of N’koda,
descendants of Gazam,
49 descendants of ‘Uza,
descendants of Paseach,
descendants of Besai,
50 descendants of Asnah,
descendants of Me‘unim,
descendants of N’fusim,
51 descendants of Bakbuk,
descendants of Hakufa,
descendants of Harhur,
52 descendants of Batzlut,
descendants of M’chida,
descendants of Harsha,
53 descendants of Barkos,
descendants of Sisra,
descendants of Temach,
54 descendants of N’tziach, and
descendants of Hatifa.
55 The descendants of Shlomo’s servants:
descendants of Sotai,
descendants of Hasoferet,
descendants of P’ruda,
56 descendants of Ya‘alah,
descendants of Darkon,
descendants of Giddel,
57 descendants of Sh’fatyah,
descendants of Hatil,
descendants of Pokheret-Hatzvayim, and
descendants of Ami.
58 All the temple servants and the
descendants of Shlomo’s servants numbered392

59 The following went up from Tel-Melach, Tel-Harsha, K’ruv, Adan and Immer; but they could not state which fathers’ clan they or their children belonged to, [so it was not clear] whether they were from Isra’el:

60 descendants of D’layah,
descendants of Toviyah, and
descendants of N’koda652

61 and of the descendants of the cohanim:

descendants of Havayah,
descendants of Hakotz, and
descendants of Barzillai, who took a wife from the
daughters of Barzillai the Gil‘adi and was named after them.

62 These tried to locate their genealogical records, but they weren’t found. Therefore they were considered defiled and were not allowed to serve as cohanim. 63 The Tirshata told them not to eat any of the especially holy food until a cohen appeared who could consult the urim and tumim.

64 The entire assembly numbered 42,360 — 65 not including their male and female slaves, of whom there were 7,337. They also had 200 male and female singers.

66 Their horses numbered 736; their mules, 245; 67 their camels, 435; and their donkeys, 6,720.

68 Some of the heads of fathers’ clans, when they came to the house of Adonai in Yerushalayim, made voluntary offerings for rebuilding the house of God on its site. 69 According to their means they gave into the treasury for the work 61,000 gold darkmonim [about two-thirds of a ton], 5,000 manim of silver [just over three tons], and a hundred tunics for the cohanim.

70 So the cohanim, the L’vi’im, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers and the temple servants lived in their towns and all Isra’el in their towns.

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Ezra 2 New International Version (NIV)

The List of the Exiles Who Returned

Now these are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive to Babylon (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to their own town, in company with Zerubbabel, Joshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum and Baanah):

The list of the men of the people of Israel:

the descendants of Parosh2,172
of Shephatiah372
of Arah775
of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab)2,812
of Elam1,254
of Zattu945
of Zakkai760
10 of Bani642
11 of Bebai623
12 of Azgad1,222
13 of Adonikam666
14 of Bigvai2,056
15 of Adin454
16 of Ater (through Hezekiah)98
17 of Bezai323
18 of Jorah112
19 of Hashum223
20 of Gibbar95
21 the men of Bethlehem123
22 of Netophah56
23 of Anathoth128
24 of Azmaveth42
25 of Kiriath Jearim,[a] Kephirah and Beeroth743
26 of Ramah and Geba621
27 of Mikmash122
28 of Bethel and Ai223
29 of Nebo52
30 of Magbish156
31 of the other Elam1,254
32 of Harim320
33 of Lod, Hadid and Ono725
34 of Jericho345
35 of Senaah3,630

36 The priests:

the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua)973
37 of Immer1,052
38 of Pashhur1,247
39 of Harim1,017

40 The Levites:

the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel (of the line of Hodaviah)74

41 The musicians:

the descendants of Asaph128

42 The gatekeepers of the temple:

the descendants of
Shallum, Ater, Talmon,
Akkub, Hatita and Shobai139

43 The temple servants:

the descendants of
Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
44 Keros, Siaha, Padon,
45 Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,
46 Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan,
47 Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,
48 Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,
49 Uzza, Paseah, Besai,
50 Asnah, Meunim, Nephusim,
51 Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
52 Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
53 Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
54 Neziah and Hatipha

55 The descendants of the servants of Solomon:

the descendants of
Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,
56 Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,
57 Shephatiah, Hattil,
Pokereth-Hazzebaim and Ami
58 The temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon392

59 The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel:

60 The descendants of
Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda652

61 And from among the priests:

The descendants of
Hobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai (a man who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name).

62 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. 63 The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there was a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.

64 The whole company numbered 42,360, 65 besides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 200 male and female singers. 66 They had 736 horses, 245 mules, 67 435 camels and 6,720 donkeys.

68 When they arrived at the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families gave freewill offerings toward the rebuilding of the house of God on its site. 69 According to their ability they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 darics[b] of gold, 5,000 minas[c] of silver and 100 priestly garments.

70 The priests, the Levites, the musicians, the gatekeepers and the temple servants settled in their own towns, along with some of the other people, and the rest of the Israelites settled in their towns.


  1. Ezra 2:25 See Septuagint (see also Neh. 7:29); Hebrew Kiriath Arim.
  2. Ezra 2:69 That is, about 1,100 pounds or about 500 kilograms
  3. Ezra 2:69 That is, about 3 tons or about 2.8 metric tons
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