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Number of Those Returning

1 Now R11 these are the people F5 of the province who came up out of the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his city. 2 These F6 came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, F7 Reelaiah, F8 Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, F9 Bigvai, Rehum F10 and Baanah.

The number of the men of the people of Israel: 3 the sons of Parosh, 2,172; 4 the sons of Shephatiah, 372; 5 the sons of Arah, R12 775; 6 the sons of Pahath-moab R13 of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,812; 7 the sons of Elam, 1,254; 8 the sons of Zattu, 945; 9 the sons of Zaccai, 760; 10 the sons of Bani, F11 642; 11 the sons of Bebai, 623; 12 the sons of Azgad, 1,222; 13 the sons of Adonikam, R14 666; 14 the sons of Bigvai, 2,056; 15 the sons of Adin, 454; 16 the sons of Ater of Hezekiah, 98; 17 the sons of Bezai, 323; 18 the sons of Jorah, F12 112; 19 the sons of Hashum, 223; 20 the sons of Gibbar, F13 95; 21 the men F14 of Bethlehem, R15 123; 22 the men of Netophah, 56; 23 the men of Anathoth, 128; 24 the sons of Azmaveth, F15 42; 25 the sons of Kiriath-arim, F16 Chephirah and Beeroth, 743; 26 the sons of Ramah R16 and Geba, 621; 27 the men of Michmas, 122; 28 the men of Bethel and Ai, 223; 29 the sons of Nebo, 52; 30 the sons of Magbish, 156; 31 the sons of the other Elam, 1,254; 32 the sons of Harim, 320; 33 the sons of Lod, Hadid and Ono, 725; 34 the men F17 of Jericho, R17 345; 35 the sons of Senaah, 3,630.

Priests Returning

36 The R18 priests: the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, 973; 37 the sons of Immer, R19 1,052; 38 the R20 sons of Pashhur, 1,247; 39 the sons of Harim, R21 1,017.

Levites Returning

40 The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodaviah, F18 74. 41 The singers: the sons of Asaph, 128. 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, the sons of Shobai, in all 139.

43 The temple R22 servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth, 44 the sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha, F19 the sons of Padon, 45 the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub, 46 the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shalmai, the sons of Hanan, 47 the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah, 48 the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam, 49 the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai, 50 the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephisim, F20 51 the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur, 52 the sons of Bazluth, F21 the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha, 53 the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah, 54 the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.

55 The sons of Solomon's R23 servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Hassophereth, F22 the sons of Peruda, F23 56 the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel, 57 the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the sons of Ami. F24

58 All the temple R24 servants and the sons of Solomon's R25 servants were 392.

59 Now these are those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan F25 and Immer, but they were not able to give F26 evidence of their fathers' households and their descendants, F27 whether they were of Israel: 60 the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, 652.

Priests Removed

61 Of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, F28 the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai, R26 who took a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and he was called by their name. 62 These searched among their ancestral registration, but they could not be located; therefore R27 they were considered unclean and excluded from the priesthood. 63 The governor F29 said to them that R28 they should not eat from the most holy things until a priest stood up with Urim R29 and Thummim.

64 The whole assembly numbered F30 42,360, 65 besides their male and female servants who F31 numbered 7,337; and they had 200 singing R30 men and women. 66 Their horses were 736; their mules, 245; 67 their camels, 435; their donkeys, 6,720.

68 Some of the heads of fathers' households, when they arrived at the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem, offered willingly for the house of God to restore F32 it on its foundation. 69 According to their ability they gave to R31 the treasury for the work 61,000 gold drachmas and 5,000 silver minas and 100 priestly garments. F33

70 Now R32 the priests and the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers and the temple servants lived in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.

F5: Lit sons
F6: Lit who
F7: In Neh 7:7, Azariah
F8: In Neh 7:7, Raamiah
F9: In Neh 7:7, Mispereth
F10: In Neh 7:7, Nehum
F11: In Neh 7:15, Binnui
F12: In Neh 7:24, Hariph
F13: In Neh 7:25, Gibeon
F14: Lit sons
F15: In Neh 7:28, Beth-azmaveth
F16: In Neh 7:29, Kiriath-jearim
F17: Lit sons
F18: In Ezra 3:9, Judah; in Neh 7:43, Hodevah
F19: In Neh 7:47, Sia
F20: In Neh 7:52, Nephushesim
F21: In Neh 7:54, Bazlith
F22: In Neh 7:57, Sophereth
F23: In Neh 7:57, Perida
F24: In Neh 7:59, Amon
F25: In Neh 7:61, Addon
F26: Lit tell
F27: Lit seed
F28: In Neh 7:63, Hobaiah
F29: Hebrew Tirshatha, a Persian title
F30: Lit together was
F31: Lit they were
F32: Lit establish
F33: Or tunics

R11: 2 Kings 24:14-16; 25:11; 2 Chronicles 36:20; Nehemiah 7:6-73
R12: Nehemiah 7:10
R13: Nehemiah 7:11
R14: Ezra 8:13
R15: Genesis 35:19; Matthew 2:6
R16: Joshua 18:25
R17: 1 Kings 16:34; 2 Chronicles 28:15
R18: 1 Chronicles 24:7-18
R19: 1 Chronicles 24:14
R20: 1 Chronicles 9:12
R21: 1 Chronicles 24:8
R22: 1 Chronicles 9:2
R23: 1 Kings 9:21
R24: 1 Chronicles 9:2
R25: 1 Kings 9:21
R26: 2 Samuel 17:27; 1 Kings 2:7
R27: Numbers 16:39,40
R28: Leviticus 2:3,10
R29: Exodus 28:30; Numbers 27:21
R30: 2 Chronicles 35:25
R31: Ezra 8:25-34
R32: 1 Chronicles 9:2; Nehemiah 11:3


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