Now these are the people of the province who came back from the captivity, of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his own city. Those who came with Zerubbabel were Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
-This census was carried out on the people who came back from captivity in Babylon under king Nebuchadnezzar. The number of people & their livestock had more than double as compared to the ones taken to exile. The above mentioned people were their leaders.
Shower us with Your blessings Lord; that we may be fruitful in the land. Lead our hands in our assigned calling & direct us in all that we do. Amen