Ezra 2 – New International Version (NIV)

The List of the Exiles Who Returned

  1. 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,
  2. 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:
  3. the descendants of Parosh 2,172
  4. of Shephatiah 372
  5. of Arah 775
  6. of Pahath-Moab (through the line of Jeshua and Joab) 2,812
  7. of Elam 1,254
  8. of Zattu 945
  9. of Zakkai 760
  10. of Bani 642
  11. of Bebai 623
  12. of Azgad 1,222
  13. of Adonikam 666
  14. of Bigvai 2,056
  15. of Adin 454
  16. of Ater (through Hezekiah) 98
  17. of Bezai 323
  18. of Jorah 112
  19. of Hashum 223
  20. of Gibbar 95
  21. the men of Bethlehem 123
  22. of Netophah 56
  23. of Anathoth 128
  24. of Azmaveth 42
  25. of Kiriath Jearim,[a] Kephirah and Beeroth 743
  26. of Ramah and Geba 621
  27. of Mikmash 122
  28. of Bethel and Ai 223
  29. of Nebo 52
  30. of Magbish 156
  31. of the other Elam 1,254
  32. of Harim 320
  33. of Lod, Hadid and Ono 725
  34. of Jericho 345
  35. of Senaah 3,630
  36. The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua) 973
  37. of Immer 1,052
  38. of Pashhur 1,247
  39. of Harim 1,017
  40. The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel (of the line of Hodaviah) 74
  41. The musicians: the descendants of Asaph 128
  42. The gatekeepers of the temple: the descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita and Shobai 139
  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 Solomon 392
  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 Nekoda 652
  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.


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

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Ezra 2 – King James Version (KJV)

Zerubbabel’s Company

  1. Now these are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;
  2. which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mizpar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah.
    The number of the men of the people of Israel:
  3. the children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and two.
  4. The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two.
  5. The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy and five.
  6. The children of Pahath-moab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve.
  7. The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
  8. The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty and five.
  9. The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore.
  10. The children of Bani, six hundred forty and two.
  11. The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three.
  12. The children of Azgad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two.
  13. The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six.
  14. The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty and six.
  15. The children of Adin, four hundred fifty and four.
  16. The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight.
  17. The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and three.
  18. The children of Jorah, an hundred and twelve.
  19. The children of Hashum, two hundred twenty and three.
  20. The children of Gibbar, ninety and five.
  21. The children of Beth-lehem, an hundred twenty and three.
  22. The men of Netophah, fifty and six.
  23. The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.
  24. The children of Azmaveth, forty and two.
  25. The children of Kirjath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty and three.
  26. The children of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty and one.
  27. The men of Michmas, an hundred twenty and two.
  28. The men of Beth-el and Ai, two hundred twenty and three.
  29. The children of Nebo, fifty and two.
  30. The children of Magbish, an hundred fifty and six.
  31. The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
  32. The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
  33. The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and five.
  34. The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.
  35. The children of Senaah, three thousand and six hundred and thirty.
  36. The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.
  37. The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two.
  38. The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven.
  39. The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
  40. The Levites: the children of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah, seventy and four.
  41. The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred twenty and eight.
  42. The children of the porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, in all an hundred thirty and nine.
  43. The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
  44. 44the children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of Padon,
  45. 45the children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub,
  46. the children of Hagab, the children of Shalmai, the children of Hanan,
  47. the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,
  48. the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam,
  49. the children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai,
  50. the children of Asnah, the children of Mehunim, the children of Nephusim,
  51. the children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,
  52. the children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,
  53. the children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Thamah,
  54. the children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
  55. The children of Solomon’s servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Peruda,
  56. the children of Jaalah, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
  57. the children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Ami.
  58. All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon’s servants, were three hundred ninety and two.
  59. And these were they which went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsa, Cherub, Addan, and Immer: but they could not shew their father’s house, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:
  60. the children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty and two.
  61. And of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai; which took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name:
  62. these sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.
  63. And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and with Thummim.
  64. The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,
  65. beside their servants and their maids, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and there were among them two hundred singing men and singing women.
  66. Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six; their mules, two hundred forty and five;
  67. their camels, four hundred thirty and five; their asses, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
  68. And some of the chief of the fathers, when they came to the house of the LORD which is at Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of God to set it up in his place:
  69. they gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests’ garments.
  70. So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.