1. These were the people of the province who returned from captivity and exile. After being deported to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, they returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, each to his own town.

2. They arrived with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum and Baanah. The list of the clans of the people of Israel:

3. the clan of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two;

4. the clan of Sehphatiah, three hundred and seventy-two;

5. the clan of Arah, seven hundred and seventy-five;

6. the clan of Pahathmoab, that is to say the sons of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve;

7. the clan of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;

8. the clan of Zattu, nine hundred and forty-five;

9. the clan of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty;

10. the clan of Bani, six hundred and forty-two;

11. the clan of Bebai, six hundred and twenty-three;

12. the clan of Azgad, one thousand two hundred and twenty-two;

13. the clan of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-six;

14. the clan of Bigvai, two thousand and fifty-six;

15. the clan of Adin, four hundred and fifty-four;

16. the clan of Ater, that is to say of Hezekiah, ninety-eight;

17. the clan of Bezai, three hundred and twenty-three;

18. the clan of Jorah, one hundred and twelve;

19. the clan of Hashum, two hundred and twenty-three;

20. the clan of Gibbar, ninety-five;

21. people of Bethlehem, one hundred and twenty-three;

22. people of Netophah, fifty-six;

23. people of Anathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight;

24. the clan of Azmaveth, forty-two;

25. people of Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three;

26. people of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one;

27. people of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two;

28. people of Bethel and Ai, two hundred twenty-three;

29. people of Nebo, fifty-two;

30. people of Magbish, one hundred and fifty-six;

31. people of another Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;

32. people of Harim, three hundred and twenty;

33. people of Lod, Hadid and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-five;

34. people of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five;

35. people of Se-naah, three thousand six hundred and thirty.

36. The priests: the clan of Jedaiah, that is to say the House of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three;

37. the clan of Immer, one thousand and fifty-two;

38. the clan of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred and forty-seven;

39. the clan of Harim, one thousand and seventeen.

40. The Levites: descendants of Jeshua, that is to say Kadmiel, Binnui, Hodaviah, seventy-four.

41. The Temple musicians: the clan of Asaph, one hundred and twenty-eight.

42. The gatekeepers: the clan of Shallum, the clan of Ater, the clan of Talmon, the clan of Akkub, the clan of Hatita, the clan of Shobai: in all, one hundred and thirty-nine.

43. The helpers: the clans of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,

44. Keros, Siaha, Padon,

45. Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,

46. Hagab, Shamlai, Hanan,

47. Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,

48. Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,

49. Uzza, Paseah, Besai,

50. Asnah, the Meunites, the Nephisites,

51. Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,

52. Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,

53. Barkos, Sisera, Temah,

54. Neziah, Hatipha.

55. The clans of Solomon's slaves: Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,

56. Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,

57. Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth-hazzebaim, Ami.

58. The total of the helpers and the sons of Solomon's slaves: three hundred and ninety-two.

59. The following who came from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan and Immer, could not prove that their families and ancestry were of Israelite origin:

60. the clans of Dela-iah, Tobiah, Nekoda: six hundred and fifty-two.

61. And among the priests: the clans of Habaiah, Hakkoz, Barzillai, who had married one of the daughters of Barzillai, the Gileadite, whose name he adopted.

62. These people searched in their ancestral registers but could not be located in them, so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean

63. and His Excellency forbade them to eat the sacred foods until a priest could be found for the Urim and Thummim.

64. The whole assembly numbered forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty people,

65. not counting their slaves and maidservants to the number of seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven. They also had two hundred male and female singers.

66. Their horses numbered seven hundred and thirty-six, their mules two hundred and forty-five,

67. their camels four hundred and thirty-five and their donkeys six thousand seven hundred and twenty.

68. When they arrived at the Temple of Yahweh in Jerusalem, some of the leaders of the clans made voluntary offerings for the Temple of God, for its rebuilding on its old site.

69. In accordance with their means they gave one thousand drachmas of gold; 5,740 minas of silver; and one hundred priestly robes to the sacred funds.

70. The priests, Levites and part of the people settled in Jerusalem; the gatekeepers, Temple musicians, workmen and all the other Israelites, in their own towns.

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