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Chapter 4 60 Blessed art thou, who hast given me wisdom: for to thee I give thanks, O Lord of our fathers.61 And so he took the letters, and went out, and came unto Babylon, and told it all his brethren.62 And they praised the God of their fathers, because he had given them freedom and liberty63 To go up, and to build Jerusalem, and the temple which is called by his name: and they feasted with instruments of musick and gladness seven days.

Chapter 5 1 After this were the principal men of the families chosen according to their tribes, to go up with their wives and sons and daughters, with their menservants and maidservants, and their cattle.2 And Darius sent with them a thousand horsemen, till they had brought them back to Jerusalem safely, and with musical [instruments] tabrets and flutes.3 And all their brethren played, and he made them go up together with them.4 And these are the names of the men which went up, according to their families among their tribes, after their several heads.5 The priests, the sons of Phinees the son of Aaron: Jesus the son of Josedec, the son of Saraias, and Joacim the son of Zorobabel, the son of Salathiel, of the house of David, out of the kindred of Phares, of the tribe of Judah;6 Who spake wise sentences before Darius the king of Persia in the second year of his reign, in the month Nisan, which is the first month.7 And these are they of Jewry that came up from the captivity, where they dwelt as strangers, whom Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon.8 And they returned unto Jerusalem, and to the other parts of Jewry, every man to his own city, who came with Zorobabel, with Jesus, Nehemias, and Zacharias, and Reesaias, Enenius, Mardocheus. Beelsarus, Aspharasus, Reelius, Roimus, and Baana, their guides.9 The number of them of the nation, and their governors, sons of Phoros, two thousand an hundred seventy and two; the sons of Saphat, four hundred seventy and two:10 The sons of Ares, seven hundred fifty and six:11 The sons of Phaath Moab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve:12 The sons of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four: the sons of Zathul, nine hundred forty and five: the sons of Corbe, seven hundred and five: the sons of Bani, six hundred forty and eight:13 The sons of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three: the sons of Sadas, three thousand two hundred twenty and two:14 The sons of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and seven: the sons of Bagoi, two thousand sixty and six: the sons of Adin, four hundred fifty and four:15 The sons of Aterezias, ninety and two: the sons of Ceilan and Azetas threescore and seven: the sons of Azuran, four hundred thirty and two: