People Who Went with Ezra
1 Now these° are the heads° of their fathers’° [households] and the genealogical° enrollment° of those who went° up with me from Babylon° in the reign° of King° Artaxerxes°: 2 of the sons° of Phinehas°, Gershom°; of the sons° of Ithamar°, Daniel°; of the sons° of David°, aHattush°; 3 of the sons° of Shecaniah° [who was] of the sons° of aParosh°, Zechariah° and with him 150°° males° [who were in] the genealogical° list°; 4 of the sons° of Pahath-moab°, Eliehoenai° the son° of Zerahiah° and 200° males° with him; 5 of the sons° of Zattu°, Shecaniah°, the son° of Jahaziel° and 300°° males° with him; 6 and of the sons° of aAdin°, Ebed° the son° of Jonathan° and 50° males° with him; 7 and of the sons° of Elam°, Jeshaiah° the son° of Athaliah° and 70° males° with him; 8 and of the sons° of Shephatiah°, Zebadiah° the son° of Michael° and 80° males° with him; 9 of the sons° of Joab°, Obadiah° the son° of Jehiel° and 218°°° males° with him; 10 and of the sons° of Bani°, Shelomith°, the son° of Josiphiah° and 160°° males° with him; 11 and of the sons° of Bebai°, Zechariah° the son° of Bebai° and 28°° males° with him; 12 and of the sons° of Azgad°, Johanan° the son° of Hakkatan° and 110°° males° with him; 13 and of the sons° of Adonikam°, the last° ones°, these° being their names°, Eliphelet°, Jeuel° and Shemaiah°, and 60° males° with them; 14 and of the sons° of Bigvai°, Uthai° and IZabbud°, and 70° males° with IIthem.
Ezra Sends for Levites
15 ¶ Now I assembled° them at athe river° that runs° to Ahava°, where° we camped° for three° days°; and when I observed° the people° and the priests°, I bdid not find° any° Levites°° there°. 16 So I sent° for Eliezer°, Ariel°, Shemaiah°, Elnathan°, Jarib°, Elnathan°, Nathan°, Zechariah° and Meshullam°, Ileading° men°, and for Joiarib° and Elnathan°, teachers°. 17 I sent° them to Iddo° the Ileading° man° at the place° Casiphia°; and I IItold°°° them what° to say° to IIIIddo° [and] his brothers°, athe temple° servants° at the place° Casiphia°, [that is], to bring° ministers° to us for the house° of our God°. 18 aAccording to the good° hand° of our God° upon us they brought° us a bman° of insight° of the sons° of Mahli°, the son° of Levi°, the son° of Israel°, namely Sherebiah°, and his sons° and brothers°, 18°° men; 19 and Hashabiah° and IJeshaiah° of the sons° of Merari°, with his brothers° and their sons°, 20° men; 20 and 220°° of athe temple° servants°, whom° David° and the princes° had given° for the service° of the Levites°, all° of them designated° by name°.
 aEzr 8:21, 31 bEzr 7:7; 8:2
 ILit heads
 ILit head IILit put words in their mouth to say IIISo Gr; Heb Iddo his brother aEzr 2:43
 aEzr 7:6, 28 b2Ch 30:22
 ISo Gr; Heb with him Jeshaiah
 aEzr 2:43; 7:7
Protection of God Invoked
21 ¶ Then I proclaimed° aa fast° there° at bthe river° of Ahava°, that we might chumble° ourselves before° our God° to seek° from Him a Isafe° journey° for us, our little° ones°, and all° our possessions°. 22 For I was ashamed° to request° from the king° troops° and horsemen° to Iprotect° us from the enemy° on the way°, because° we had said° to the king°, “aThe hand° of our God° is IIfavorably° disposed° to all° those who seek° Him, but bHis power° and His anger° are against° all° those who cforsake° Him.” 23 So we fasted° and sought° our God° concerning° this° [matter], and He Ialistened° to our entreaty°.
 ILit straight way a1S 7:6; 2Ch 20:3 bEzr 8:15, 31 cLv 16:29; 23:29; Is 58:3, 5
 ILit help IILit upon all...for good aEzr 7:6, 9, 28 bJsh 22:16 c2Ch 15:2
 ILit was entreated by us a1Ch 5:20; 2Ch 33:13
24 ¶ Then I set° apart° twelve°° of the leading° priests°, aSherebiah°, Hashabiah°, and with them ten° of their brothers°; 25 and I aweighed° out to them bthe silver°, the gold° and the utensils°, the offering° for the house° of our God° which the king° and chis counselors° and his princes° and all° Israel° present° [there] had offered°. 26 aThus I weighed° into their hands° 650°°° talents° of silver°, and silver° utensils° [worth] 100° talents°, [and] 100° gold° talents°, 27 and 20° gold° bowls° [worth] 1,000° darics°, and two° utensils° of fine° shiny° bronze°, precious° as gold°. 28 Then I said° to them, “aYou are holy° to the LORD°, and the butensils° are holy°; and the silver° and the gold° are a freewill° offering° to the LORD° God° of your fathers°. 29 Watch° and keep° [them] auntil° you weigh° [them] before° the leading° priests°, the Levites° and the heads° of the fathers’° [households] of Israel° at Jerusalem°, [in] the chambers° of the house° of the LORD°.” 30 So the priests° and the Levites° aaccepted° the weighed° out silver° and gold° and the utensils°, to bring° [them] to Jerusalem° to the house° of our God°.
 aEzr 8:18, 19
 aEzr 8:33 bEzr 7:15, 16 cEzr 7:14
 aEzr 1:9-11
 aLv 21:6-8 bLv 22:2, 3
 aEzr 8:33, 34
 aEzr 1:9
31 ¶ Then we journeyed° from athe river° Ahava° on bthe twelfth°° of the first° month° to go° to Jerusalem°; and cthe hand° of our God° was over° us, and He delivered° us from the hand° of the enemy° and the ambushes° by the way°. 32 aThus we came° to Jerusalem° and remained° there° three° days°.
Treasure Placed in the Temple
33 On the fourth° day° the silver° and the gold° and the utensils° awere weighed° out in the house° of our God° into the hand° of bMeremoth° the son° of Uriah° the priest°, and with him [was] Eleazar° the son° of Phinehas°; and with them [were] the Levites°, Jozabad° the son° of Jeshua° and Noadiah° the son° of Binnui°. 34 Everything° [was] numbered° and weighed°, and all° the weight° was recorded° at that time°.
35 ¶ aThe exiles°° who had come° from the captivity° offered° burnt° offerings° to the God° of Israel°: b12°° bulls° for all° Israel°, 96°° rams°, 77°° lambs°, 12°° male° goats° for a sin° offering°, all° as a burnt° offering° to the LORD°. 36 Then athey delivered° the king’s° edicts° to bthe king’s° satraps° and to the governors° [in the provinces] beyond° the IRiver°, and they supported° the people° and the house° of God°.
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The companions of Ezra, who returned from Babylon.
1 ¶ These² [are] now the chiefº of their fathers,º and [this is] the genealogyºª of them that went upºª with² me from Babylon,º² in the reignº of Artaxerxesº the king.º 2 Of the sonsº² of Phinehas;º Gershom:¹² of the sonsº² of Ithamar;º Daniel:º of the sonsº² of David;º Hattush.º 3 Of the sonsº² of Shechaniah,º of the sonsº² of Pharosh;º Zechariah:º and with² him were reckoned by genealogyºª of the malesº an hundredº and fifty.º 4 Of the sonsº² of Pahathmoab;º Elihoenaiº the sonº of Zerahiah,º and with² him two hundredº males.º 5 Of the sonsº² of Shechaniah;º the sonº of Jahaziel,º and with² him threeº hundredº males.º 6 Of the sonsº² also of Adin;º Ebedº the sonº of Jonathan,¹² and with² him fiftyº males.º 7 And of the sonsº² of Elam;º Jeshaiahº the sonº of Athaliah,º and with² him seventyº males.º 8 And of the sonsº² of Shephatiah;º Zebadiahº the sonº of Michael,º and with² him fourscoreº males.º 9 Of the sonsº² of Joab;º Obadiahº the sonº of Jehiel,º and with² him two hundredº and eighteenºº males.º 10 And of the sonsº² of Shelomith;º the sonº of Josiphiah,º and with² him an hundredº and threescoreº males.º 11 And of the sonsº² of Bebai;º Zechariahº the sonº of Bebai,º and with² him twentyº and eightº males.º 12 And of the sonsº² of Azgad;º Johananº the sonº of Hakkatan,º and with² him an hundredº and tenº males.º 13 And of the last¹ sonsº²² of Adonikam,º whose namesº [are] these,² Eliphelet,º Jeiel,º and Shemaiah,º and with² them threescoreº males.º 14 Of the sonsº² also of Bigvai;º Uthai,º and Zabbud,ºª¹ and with² them seventyº males.º
 1Ch 4:33; 9:1, 34; 24:31; 26:32; 2Ch 26:12; Ezr 1:5; 2:62; 7:7, 13; Ne 7:70.
 1Ch 3:1, 22; 6:3, 4; 24:1.
 Ezr 2:3; Ne 7:8; 10:14.
 Ezr 2:6; Ne 7:11; 10:14.
 Ezr 2:15; Ne 7:20; 10:16.
 Ezr 2:7, 31; Ne 7:12, 34.
 Ezr 2:4; Ne 7:9; 11:4.
 Ezr 2:6; Ne 7:11.
 Ezr 2:11; 10:28; Ne 7:16.
 Ezr 2:12; Ne 7:17.
 Ezr 2:13; Ne 7:18.
 Ezr 2:14; Ne 7:19; 10:12.
He sendeth to Iddo for ministers for the Temple.
15 ¶ And I gathered them togetherºª to² the riverº that runnethºª to² Ahava;º and there² abode we in tentsºª threeº days:º and I viewedºª the people,º and the priests,º and foundºª there² none² of the sonsº² of Levi.º 16 Then sentºª I for Eliezer,º for Ariel,º for Shemaiah,º and for Elnathan,º and for Jarib,º and for Elnathan,º and for Nathan,º and for Zechariah,º and for Meshullam,º chief men;º also for Joiarib,º and for Elnathan,º men of understanding.ºª 17 And I sent¹ª them with commandment¹ª²² unto² Iddoº the chiefº at the placeº Casiphia,º and I toldººª them whatº they should sayºª unto² Iddo,º [and] to his brethrenº the Nethinims,ºª at the placeº Casiphia,º that they should bringºª unto us ministersºª for the houseº of our God.º 18 And by the goodº handº of our Godº upon² us they broughtºª us a manº of understanding,º of the sonsº² of Mahli,º the sonº of Levi,º the sonº of Israel;º and Sherebiah,º with his sonsº and his brethren,º eighteen;ºº 19 And Hashabiah,º and with² him Jeshaiahº of the sonsº² of Merari,º his brethrenº and their sons,º twenty;º 20 Also of² the Nethinims,º whom² Davidº and the princesº had appointedºª for the serviceº of the Levites,º two hundredº and twentyº Nethinims:º all² of them were expressedºª by name.º
 Ezr 7:7, 24; 8:2, 21, 31; Ps 137:1; Ezk 1:1; 3:15; Ac 16:13.
 1K 3:11; 1Ch 12:32; 26:14; 2Ch 2:12; Ezr 8:1, 11, 13, 18; 10:21, 39; Pv 2:6; 20:5; 28:2; Dn 2:21; 2Ti 2:7; 1Jn 5:20.
 Ex 4:15; Nu 8:22; 18:6; Dt 18:18; 2S 14:3, 19; 1Ch 23:3, 26; Ezr 2:43, 58; 7:7, 9; 8:31; Jr 1:9; 15:19; Tit 1:5.
 Nu 3:20; 1Ch 6:19; Ezr 7:28; 8:16, 22, 24; Ne 2:8; 8:7; 9:4; 10:12; 12:24; Pv 3:6; 24:3; Jr 3:15; Dn 1:20; 1Co 14:20.
 1Ch 6:1, 16, 19; Ne 3:17; 10:11.
 1Ch 9:2; Ezr 2:43; 7:7; 8:17; Php 4:3.
He keepeth a fast.
21 ¶ Then I proclaimedºª a fastº there,² at² the riverº of Ahava,º that we might afflict¹ª ourselves² beforeº our God,º to seekºª of² him a rightº wayº for us, and for our little ones,º and for all² our substance.º 22 For² I was ashamedºª to requireºª of² the kingº a band of soldiersº and horsemenº to helpºª us against the enemyºª² in the way:º because² we had spokenºª unto the king,º saying,ºª The handº of our Godº [is] upon² all² them for goodº that seekºª him; but his powerº and his wrathº [is] against² all² them that forsakeºª him. 23 So we fastedºª and besoughtºª our Godº² for² this:² and he was intreatedºª of us.
 Lv 16:29, 31; 23:29; Nu 14:3, 31; Jg 20:26; 1S 7:6; 2Ch 20:3; Ps 5:8; 8:2; 107:2; 143:8; Pv 3:6; Is 30:21; 35:8; 42:16; 49:10; 58:3, 5; Jr 10:23; 31:8; 50:4; Jol 1:14; 2:12; Jna 3:5; Mk 10:13; Ac 2:39.
 Jsh 23:16; 1Ch 28:9; 2Ch 15:2; 16:9; Ezr 7:6, 9, 28; Ps 21:8; 33:18; 34:15, 16, 22; 90:11; Is 3:10; Lm 3:25; Zp 1:2; Ro 8:28; 1Co 9:15; 2Co 7:14; He 10:38; 1P 3:12.
 Dt 4:29; 1Ch 5:20; 2Ch 33:12; Ezr 8:31; Ne 9:1; Es 4:16; Ps 66:18; Is 19:22; Jr 29:12; 33:3; 50:4; Dn 9:3; Mt 7:7; Lk 2:37; Ac 10:30.
He committeth the treasures to the custody of the priests.
24 ¶ Then I separatedºª twelveºº of the chiefº² of the priests,º Sherebiah,º Hashabiah,º and tenº of their brethrenº² with² them, 25 And weighedºª unto them² the silver,º and the gold,º and the vessels,º [even] the offeringº of the houseº of our God,º which the king,º and his counsellors,ºª and his lords,º and all² Israelº [there] present,ºª had offered:ºª 26 I even weighedºª unto² their handº sixº hundredº and fiftyº talentsº of silver,º and silverº vesselsº an hundredº talents,º [and] of goldº an hundredº talents;º 27 Also twentyº basonsº of gold,º of a thousandº drams;º and twoº vesselsº of fineººª copper,º precious¹² as gold.º 28 And I saidºª unto² them, Ye² [are] holyº unto the LORD;º the vesselsº [are] holyº also; and the silverº and the goldº [are] a freewill offeringº unto the LORDº Godº of your fathers.º 29 Watchºª ye, and keepºª [them], until² ye weighºª [them] beforeº the chiefº of the priestsº and the Levites,º and chiefº of the fathersº of Israel,º at Jerusalem,º in the chambersº of the houseº of the LORD.º 30 So tookºª the priestsº and the Levitesº the weightº of the silver,º and the gold,º and the vessels,º to bringºª [them] to Jerusalemº unto the houseº of our God.º
 Ezr 8:18.
 Ezr 1:8; 7:15; 8:33; 2Co 8:20; Php 4:8.
 Lm 4:2.
 Lv 21:6; 22:2; Nu 4:4, 19; 7:13, 84; Dt 33:8; 1K 7:48; 1Ch 23:28; 2Ch 24:14; Ezr 1:7; Is 52:11.
 1Ch 26:20; Ezr 8:33; Mk 13:34; Ac 20:31; 2Ti 4:5.
 1Ch 29:2; Ezr 8:22; Ps 122:9; Is 60:13.
From Ahava they come to Jerusalem.
31 ¶ Then we departedºª from the riverº² of Ahavaº on the twelfthºº [day] of the firstº month,º to go¹ª² unto Jerusalem:º and the handº of our Godº was² upon² us, and he deliveredºª us from the handº² of the enemy,ºª and of such as lay in waitºª by² the way.º 32 And we cameºª to Jerusalem,º and abodeºª there² threeº days.º
The treasure is weighed in the Temple.
33 ¶ Now on the fourthº dayº was the silverº and the goldº and the vesselsº weighedºª in the houseº of our Godº by² the handº of Meremothº the sonº of Uriahº the priest;º and with² him [was] Eleazarº the sonº of Phinehas;º and with² them [was] Jozabadº the sonº of Jeshua,º and Noadiahº the sonº of Binnui,º Levites;º 34 By numberº [and] by weightº of every one:² and all² the weightº was writtenºª at that² time.º 35 [Also] the childrenº of those that had been carried away,º which were come² out¹ª of the captivity,º² offeredºª burnt offeringsº unto the Godº of Israel,º twelveºº bullocksº for² all² Israel,º ninetyº and sixº rams,º seventyº and sevenº lambs,º twelveºº he goatsº [for] a sin offering:º all² [this was] a burnt offeringº unto the LORD.º
 1Ch 28:14; Ezr 8:26, 30; Ne 3:4; 8:7; 10:5, 9; 2Co 8:20.
 Lv 1:1; Nu 7:27; 2Ch 29:31; Ezr 6:17; Ps 66:10; 116:12; Lk 1:74.
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