The people who returned to Jerusalem
1 All the Israelites' names were included in the lists of their ancestors. Those lists are written in the history book about Israel's kings.
The people of Judah had turned away from the Lord. Their enemies took them away to Babylon as their prisoners. 2 The first people who returned to their home towns after that were some priests, Levites, servants in the temple and other Israelites.
3-4 Some people from the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim and Manasseh lived in Jerusalem.
Those people included: Uthai, son of Ammihud and grandson of Omri. Omri was Imri's son. Imri was Bani's son. Bani was a descendant of Judah's son, Perez.
5 From the clan of Judah's son Shelah, there were Asaiah and his sons. Asaiah was the oldest son in his family.
6 From the clan of Judah's son Zerah, there was Jeuel.
There were 690 people from Judah's tribe who returned.
7 From Benjamin's tribe, there was: Sallu, the son of Meshullam and grandson of Hodaviah, who was Hassenuah's son. 8 There was also Jeroham's son Ibneiah, Elah the son of Uzzi and grandson of Mikri's, and Meshullam, son of Shephatiah and grandson of Reuel, who was Ibnijah's son.
9 There were 956 people from Benjamin's tribe who returned. Their names are written in the lists of their ancestors. All those men were leaders of their clans.