Ezra 8
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The Exiles Who Returned with Ezra

1And these the heads of their fathers, and the register of them going up with me in the kingdom of Arthasatha from Babel. 2From the sons of Phinehas, Gershom: from the sons of Ithamar, Daniel: from the sons of David, Hattush. 3From the sons of Shecaniah, from the sons of Parosh, Zechariah: and with him were enrolled to the males a hundred and fifty. 4From the sons of Pahath-Moab: Elihoenai the son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundred males. 5From the sons of Sheoaniah: the son of Jahaziel, and with him three hundred males. 6And from the sons of Adin: Ebed, son of Jonathan, and with him fifty males. 7And from the sons of Elam: Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him seventy males. 8And from the sons of Shephatiah: Zebadiah the son of Michael, and with him eighty males. 9From the sons of Joab: Obadiah son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteen males. 10And from the sons of Shelomith: son of Josiphiah, and with him a hundred and sixty males. 11And from the sons of Bebai: Zechariah son of Bebai, and with him twenty and eight males. 12And from the sons of Azgad; Johanan son of Hakkatan, and with him a hundred and ten males. 13And from the last sons of Adonikam, and these their names, Eliphalet, Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them sixty males. 14And from the sons of Bigvai: Uthi and Zabbud, and with them seventy males.

Ezra Sends for the Levites

15And I shall gather them together to the river going to Ahava, and there we shall encamp three days: and I shall look upon the people and upon the priests, and from the sons of Levi I found not these. 16And I shall send for Eleazar, for Ariel, for Shemaiah and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, the heads; and for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, they understanding. 17And I shall bring them forth to Iddo the head, with the silver of the place, and I shall set words in their mouth to speak to Iddo, his brethren the Nethinims, with the silver of the place, to bring to us those serving to the house of our God. 18And they will bring to us according to the good hand of our God upon us a man of understanding from the sons of Mahli, son of Levi, son of Israel; and Sherebiah, and his sons and his brethren, eighteen. 19And Hashabiab, and with him Jeshaiah, from the sons of Merari, brethren and their sons, twenty. 20And from the Nethinims David gave, and the chiefs, for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were specified by names.

Fasting for Protection

21And I shall call a fast there, upon the river Ahava, to humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a straight way for us and for our little ones, and for all our substance. 22For I was ashamed to ask from the king strength and horsemen to help us from the enemy in the way: for we said to the king, saying, The hand of our God upon all seeking him for good; and his strength and his anger against all forsaking him. 23And we will fast and seek of our God concerning this; and he will be entreated for us.

Priests to Guard the Offerings

24And I shall separate from the chiefs of the priests twelve to Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them ten from their brethren. 25And I shall weigh to them the silver and the gold, and the vessels of the oblation of the house of God, that the king and his counselors and his chiefs and all Israel being found had lifted up. 26And I shall weigh to their hand the silver, six hundred and fifty talents, and vessels of silver to a hundred talents; gold, a hundred talents; 27And twenty goblets of gold to a thousand darics: and different vessels of good shining brass, desirable as gold. 28And saying to them, Ye are holy to Jehovah, and the vessels are holy; and the silver and the gold a voluntary gift to Jehovah the God of your fathers. 29Watch and guard till ye shall weigh before the chiefs of the priests and the Levites, and the chiefs of the fathers to Israel in Jerusalem in the cells of the house of Jehovah. 30And the priests and the Levites received the weight of the silver and the gold, and the vessels, to bring to Jerusalem to the house of God.

31And we removed from the river Ahava in the twelfth to the first month, to go to Jerusalem: and the band of our God was upon us and he will deliver us from the hand of the enemy, and of him lying in wait upon the way.

Arrival in Jerusalem

32And we shall come to Jerusalem, and shall dwell there three days.

33And in the fourth day we shall weigh the silver and the gold and the vessels in the house of our God, by the hand of Meremoth son of Uriah the priest; and with him Eleazar son of Phinehas; and with them Jozabad son of Joshua, and Noadiah son of Levites; 34In number, in weight to all: and all the weight shall be written in that time.

35They coming from the captivity, the sons of the exile, brought near burnt-offerings to the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety and six rams, seventy and seven he lambs, the he goats of the sin, twelve: all the burnt-offering to Jehovah. 36And they will give the king's laws to the king's satraps and prefects beyond the river: and they lifted up the people and the house of God.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Ezra 7
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