Ezra 8:27
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New International Version
20 bowls of gold valued at 1,000 darics, and two fine articles of polished bronze, as precious as gold.

New Living Translation
20 gold bowls, equal in value to 1,000 gold coins, 2 fine articles of polished bronze, as precious as gold.

English Standard Version
20 bowls of gold worth 1,000 darics, and two vessels of fine bright bronze as precious as gold.

New American Standard Bible
and 20 gold bowls worth 1,000 darics, and two utensils of fine shiny bronze, precious as gold.

King James Bible
Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
20 gold bowls worth 1,000 gold coins, and two articles of fine gleaming bronze, as valuable as gold.

International Standard Version
20 gold basins weighing 1,000 darics each, and two vessels made of polished brass, as valuable as gold.

NET Bible
20 gold bowls worth 1,000 darics, and two exquisite vessels of gleaming bronze, as valuable as gold.

New Heart English Bible
and twenty bowls of gold, of one thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright bronze, precious as gold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
20 gold bowls weighing 18 pounds apiece, and two utensils of fine polished bronze that were as precious as gold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and twenty bowels of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

New American Standard 1977
and 20 gold bowls, worth 1,000 darics; and two utensils of fine shiny bronze, precious as gold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
also twenty basins of gold, of a thousand drams, and two vessels of clean brass, precious as gold.

King James 2000 Bible
Also twenty bowls of gold, worth a thousand darics; and two vessels of fine polished bronze, as precious as gold.

American King James Version
Also twenty basins of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.

American Standard Version
and twenty bowls of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And twenty cups of gold, of a thousand solids, and two vessels of the best shining brass, beautiful as gold.

Darby Bible Translation
and twenty basons of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of shining copper, precious as gold.

English Revised Version
and twenty bowls of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also twenty basins of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.

World English Bible
and twenty bowls of gold, of one thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

Young's Literal Translation
and basins of gold twenty, of a thousand drams, and two vessels of good shining brass, desirable as gold.
Study Bible
The Priests Guard Offerings
26Thus I weighed into their hands 650 talents of silver, and silver utensils worth 100 talents, and 100 gold talents, 27and 20 gold bowls worth 1,000 darics, and two utensils of fine shiny bronze, precious as gold. 28Then I said to them, "You are holy to the LORD, and the utensils are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the LORD God of your fathers.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 29:7
and for the service for the house of God they gave 5,000 talents and 10,000 darics of gold, and 10,000 talents of silver, and 18,000 talents of brass, and 100,000 talents of iron.

Ezra 1:9
Now this was their number: 30 gold dishes, 1,000 silver dishes, 29 duplicates;

Ezra 8:26
Thus I weighed into their hands 650 talents of silver, and silver utensils worth 100 talents, and 100 gold talents,

Ezra 8:28
Then I said to them, "You are holy to the LORD, and the utensils are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the LORD God of your fathers.
Treasury of Scripture

Also twenty basins of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.

fine copper. Heb. yellow, or shining brass (The Syriac renders, nechosho korinthyo tovo, 'good Corinthian brass;' so called from the brass found after the burning of Corinth by Lucius Mummius, which was, as is generally supposed, brass, copper, silver, and gold, melted together. Sir J. Chardin, however, in a MS. note, cited by Harmer, mentioned a factitious metal used in the East, and highly esteemed there, which might probably be of an origin as ancient as Ezra. He says, 'I have heard some Dutch gentlemen speak of a metal in the island of Sumatra, and among the Macassars, much more esteemed than gold, which royal personages alone are privileged to wear. It is a mixture, if I remember right, of gold and steel, or copper and steel.' He afterwards added, 'calmbac is the name of this metal, which is composed of gold and copper.')

precious. Heb. desirable

Lamentations 4:2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they …

(27) A thousand drams.--Darics, and therefore the whole worth rather more than a thousand guineas.

Fine copper.--Probably the Roman Orichalcum, a metal very highly valued.

Verse 27. - Twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams (see comment on Ezra 2:69). The "basons" would be worth about £55 each. Fine copper, precious as gold. The metal intended is probably that known to the Romans as orichalchum, which is generally believed to have been brass, but which may have been a more complicated amalgam. Being rarely, and perhaps only accidentally, produced, this metal was highly valued. Also twenty basins of gold, of a thousand drams,.... Which were upwards of 1000 pounds of our money; for Bishop Cumberland says (e), the Persian "daric", "drachma", or "drachm", weighed twenty shillings and four pence; and, according to Dr. Bernard, it exceeded one of our guineas by two grains; see Gill on 1 Chronicles 29:7.

and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold; which perhaps is the same with the Indian or Persian brass Aristotle (f) speaks of, which is so bright and pure, and free from rust, that it cannot be known by its colour from gold, and that there are among the cups of Darius such as cannot be discerned whether they are brass or gold but by the smell: the Syriac version interprets it by Corinthian brass, which was a mixture of gold, silver, and copper, made when Corinth was burnt, and which is exceeding valuable; of which Pliny (g) makes three sorts, very precious, and of which he says, it is in value next to, and even before silver, and almost before gold; but this sort of brass was not as yet in being: Kimchi (h) interprets the word here of its colour, being next to the colour of gold.

(e) Scripture Weights and Measures, ch. 4. p. 115. (f) De Mirabilibus, p. 704, vol. 1.((g) Nat. Hist. l. 34. c. 1, 2.((h) Sepher Shorash. rad. 27. two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold—Almost all commentators agree in maintaining that the vessels referred to were not made of copper, but of an alloy capable of taking on a bright polish, which we think highly probable, as copper was then in common use among the Babylonians, and would not be as precious as gold. This alloy, much esteemed among the Jews, was composed of gold and other metals, which took on a high polish and was not subject to tarnish [Noyes].8:24-30 Do we expect that God should, by his providence, keep that which belongs to us, let us, by his grace, keep that which belongs to him. Let God's honour and interest be our care; and then we may expect that our lives and comforts will be his.
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