Ezra 8
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The Exiles who Returned with Ezra

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1These are the family heads and those registered with them who came up with me from Babylon during the reign of King Artaxerxes:1These are the heads of their fathers’ houses, and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Babylonia, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king:1Now 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:1These are now the chief of their fathers, and this is the genealogy of them that went up with me from Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king.1These are the family leaders and the genealogical records of those who returned with me from Babylon during the reign of King Artaxerxes:
2of the descendants of Phinehas, Gershom; of the descendants of Ithamar, Daniel; of the descendants of David, Hattush2Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom. Of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel. Of the sons of David, Hattush.2of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom; of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel; of the sons of David, Hattush;2Of the sons of Phinehas; Gershom: of the sons of Ithamar; Daniel: of the sons of David; Hattush.2Gershom, from Phinehas's descendants; Daniel, from Ithamar's descendants; Hattush, from David's descendants,
3of the descendants of Shekaniah; of the descendants of Parosh, Zechariah, and with him were registered 150 men;3Of the sons of Shecaniah, who was of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah, with whom were registered 150 men.3of the sons of Shecaniah who was of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah and with him 150 males who were in the genealogical list;3Of the sons of Shechaniah, of the sons of Pharosh; Zechariah: and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males an hundred and fifty.3who was of Shecaniah's descendants; Zechariah, from Parosh's descendants, and 150 men with him who were registered by genealogy;
4of the descendants of Pahath-Moab, Eliehoenai son of Zerahiah, and with him 200 men;4Of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah, and with him 200 men.4of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah and 200 males with him;4Of the sons of Pahathmoab; Elihoenai the son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundred males.4Eliehoenai son of Zerahiah from Pahath-moab's descendants, and 200 men with him;
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5of the descendants of Zattu, Shekaniah son of Jahaziel, and with him 300 men;5Of the sons of Zattu, Shecaniah the son of Jahaziel, and with him 300 men.5of the sons of Zattu, Shecaniah, the son of Jahaziel and 300 males with him;5Of the sons of Shechaniah; the son of Jahaziel, and with him three hundred males.5Shecaniah son of Jahaziel from Zattu's descendants, and 300 men with him;
6of the descendants of Adin, Ebed son of Jonathan, and with him 50 men;6Of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with him 50 men.6and of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan and 50 males with him;6Of the sons also of Adin; Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with him fifty males.6Ebed son of Jonathan from Adin's descendants, and 50 men with him;
7of the descendants of Elam, Jeshaiah son of Athaliah, and with him 70 men;7Of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him 70 men.7and of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah and 70 males with him;7And of the sons of Elam; Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him seventy males.7Jeshaiah son of Athaliah from Elam's descendants, and 70 men with him;
8of the descendants of Shephatiah, Zebadiah son of Michael, and with him 80 men;8Of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael, and with him 80 men.8and of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael and 80 males with him;8And of the sons of Shephatiah; Zebadiah the son of Michael, and with him fourscore males.8Zebadiah son of Michael from Shephatiah's descendants, and 80 men with him;
9of the descendants of Joab, Obadiah son of Jehiel, and with him 218 men;9Of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him 218 men.9of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel and 218 males with him;9Of the sons of Joab; Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteen males.9Obadiah son of Jehiel from Joab's descendants, and 218 men with him;
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10of the descendants of Bani, Shelomith son of Josiphiah, and with him 160 men;10Of the sons of Bani, Shelomith the son of Josiphiah, and with him 160 men.10and of the sons of Bani, Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah and 160 males with him;10And of the sons of Shelomith; the son of Josiphiah, and with him an hundred and threescore males.10Shelomith son of Josiphiah from Bani's descendants, and 160 men with him;
11of the descendants of Bebai, Zechariah son of Bebai, and with him 28 men;11Of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah, the son of Bebai, and with him 28 men.11and of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah the son of Bebai and 28 males with him;11And of the sons of Bebai; Zechariah the son of Bebai, and with him twenty and eight males.11Zechariah son of Bebai from Bebai's descendants, and 28 men with him;
12of the descendants of Azgad, Johanan son of Hakkatan, and with him 110 men;12Of the sons of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan, and with him 110 men.12and of the sons of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan and 110 males with him;12And of the sons of Azgad; Johanan the son of Hakkatan, and with him an hundred and ten males.12Johanan son of Hakkatan from Azgad's descendants, and 110 men with him;
13of the descendants of Adonikam, the last ones, whose names were Eliphelet, Jeuel and Shemaiah, and with them 60 men;13Of the sons of Adonikam, those who came later, their names being Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah, and with them 60 men.13and of the sons of Adonikam, the last ones, these being their names, Eliphelet, Jeuel and Shemaiah, and 60 males with them;13And of the last sons of Adonikam, whose names are these, Eliphelet, Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them threescore males.13these are the last ones, from Adonikam's descendants, and their names are: Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah, and 60 men with them;
14of the descendants of Bigvai, Uthai and Zakkur, and with them 70 men.14Of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zaccur, and with them 70 men.14and of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud, and 70 males with them.14Of the sons also of Bigvai; Uthai, and Zabbud, and with them seventy males.14Uthai and Zaccur from Bigvai's descendants, and 70 men with them.

Ezra Sends for Levites

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15I assembled them at the canal that flows toward Ahava, and we camped there three days. When I checked among the people and the priests, I found no Levites there.15I gathered them to the river that runs to Ahava, and there we camped three days. As I reviewed the people and the priests, I found there none of the sons of Levi.15Now I assembled them at the river that runs to Ahava, where we camped for three days; and when I observed the people and the priests, I did not find any Levites there.15And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.15I gathered them at the river that flows to Ahava, and we camped there for three days. I searched among the people and priests, but found no Levites there.
16So I summoned Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah and Meshullam, who were leaders, and Joiarib and Elnathan, who were men of learning,16Then I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, who were men of insight,16So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah and Meshullam, leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, teachers.16Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding.16Then I summoned the leaders: Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, as well as the teachers Joiarib and Elnathan.
17and I ordered them to go to Iddo, the leader in Kasiphia. I told them what to say to Iddo and his fellow Levites, the temple servants in Kasiphia, so that they might bring attendants to us for the house of our God.17and sent them to Iddo, the leading man at the place Casiphia, telling them what to say to Iddo and his brothers and the temple servants at the place Casiphia, namely, to send us ministers for the house of our God.17I sent them to Iddo the leading man at the place Casiphia; and I told them what to say to Iddo and his brothers, the temple servants at the place Casiphia, that is, to bring ministers to us for the house of our God.17And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia, and I told them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Nethinims, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.17I sent them to Iddo, the leader at Casiphia, with a message for him and his brothers, the temple servants at Casiphia, that they should bring us ministers for the house of our God.
18Because the gracious hand of our God was on us, they brought us Sherebiah, a capable man, from the descendants of Mahli son of Levi, the son of Israel, and Sherebiah's sons and brothers, 18 in all;18And by the good hand of our God on us, they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Mahli the son of Levi, son of Israel, namely Sherebiah with his sons and kinsmen, 18;18According to the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of insight of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel, namely Sherebiah, and his sons and brothers, 18 men;18And by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;18Since the gracious hand of our God was on us, they brought us Sherebiah--a man of insight from the descendants of Mahli, a descendant of Levi son of Israel--along with his sons and brothers, 18 men,
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19and Hashabiah, together with Jeshaiah from the descendants of Merari, and his brothers and nephews, 20 in all.19also Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, with his kinsmen and their sons, 20;19and Hashabiah and Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, with his brothers and their sons, 20 men;19And Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, his brethren and their sons, twenty;19plus Hashabiah, along with Jeshaiah, from the descendants of Merari, and his brothers and their sons, 20 men.
20They also brought 220 of the temple servants--a body that David and the officials had established to assist the Levites. All were registered by name.20besides 220 of the temple servants, whom David and his officials had set apart to attend the Levites. These were all mentioned by name.20and 220 of the temple servants, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, all of them designated by name.20Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.20There were also 220 of the temple servants, who had been appointed by David and the leaders for the work of the Levites. All were identified by name.

Fasting for Protection

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21There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions.21Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods.21Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.21Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.21I proclaimed a fast by the Ahava River, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask Him for a safe journey for us, our children, and all our possessions.
22I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, "The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him."22For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we had told the king, “The hand of our God is for good on all who seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him.”22For I was ashamed to request from the king troops and horsemen to protect us from the enemy on the way, because we had said to the king, "The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him."22For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.22I did this because I was ashamed to ask the king for infantry and cavalry to protect us from enemies during the journey, since we had told him, "The hand of our God is gracious to all who seek Him, but His great anger is against all who abandon Him."
23So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.23So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty.23So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our entreaty.23So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.23So we fasted and pleaded with our God about this, and He granted our request.

The Priests Guard Offerings

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24Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, namely, Sherebiah, Hashabiah and ten of their brothers,24Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests: Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their kinsmen with them.24Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them ten of their brothers;24Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,24I selected 12 of the leading priests, along with Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and 10 of their brothers.
25and I weighed out to them the offering of silver and gold and the articles that the king, his advisers, his officials and all Israel present there had donated for the house of our God.25And I weighed out to them the silver and the gold and the vessels, the offering for the house of our God that the king and his counselors and his lords and all Israel there present had offered.25and I weighed out to them the silver, the gold and the utensils, the offering for the house of our God which the king and his counselors and his princes and all Israel present there had offered.25And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellers, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered:25I weighed out to them the silver, the gold, and the articles--the contribution for the house of our God that the king, his counselors, his leaders, and all the Israelites who were present had offered.
26I weighed out to them 650 talents of silver, silver articles weighing 100 talents, 100 talents of gold,26I weighed out into their hand 650 talents of silver, and silver vessels worth 200 talents, and 100 talents of gold,26Thus I weighed into their hands 650 talents of silver, and silver utensils worth 100 talents, and 100 gold talents,26I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents;26I weighed out to them 24 tons of silver, silver articles weighing 7,500 pounds, 7,500 pounds of gold,
2720 bowls of gold valued at 1,000 darics, and two fine articles of polished bronze, as precious as gold.2720 bowls of gold worth 1,000 darics, and two vessels of fine bright bronze as precious as gold.27and 20 gold bowls worth 1,000 darics, and two utensils of fine shiny bronze, precious as gold.27Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.27 20 gold bowls worth 1,000 gold coins, and two articles of fine gleaming bronze, as valuable as gold.
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28I said to them, "You as well as these articles are consecrated to the LORD. The silver and gold are a freewill offering to the LORD, the God of your ancestors.28And I said to them, “You are holy to the LORD, and the vessels are holy, and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the LORD, the God of your fathers.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.28And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the LORD; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the LORD God of your fathers.28Then I said to them, "You are holy to the LORD, and the articles are holy. The silver and gold are a freewill offering to the LORD God of your fathers.
29Guard them carefully until you weigh them out in the chambers of the house of the LORD in Jerusalem before the leading priests and the Levites and the family heads of Israel."29Guard them and keep them until you weigh them before the chief priests and the Levites and the heads of fathers’ houses in Israel at Jerusalem, within the chambers of the house of the LORD.”29"Watch and keep them until 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."29Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.29Guard them carefully until you weigh them out in the chambers of the LORD's house before the leading priests, Levites, and heads of the Israelite families in Jerusalem."
30Then the priests and Levites received the silver and gold and sacred articles that had been weighed out to be taken to the house of our God in Jerusalem.30So the priests and the Levites took over the weight of the silver and the gold and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem, to the house of our God.30So the priests and the Levites accepted the weighed out silver and gold and the utensils, to bring them to Jerusalem to the house of our God.30So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.30So the priests and Levites took charge of the silver, the gold, and the articles that had been weighed out, to bring them to the house of our God in Jerusalem.
31On the twelfth day of the first month we set out from the Ahava Canal to go to Jerusalem. The hand of our God was on us, and he protected us from enemies and bandits along the way.31Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go to Jerusalem. The hand of our God was on us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and from ambushes by the way.31Then we journeyed from the river Ahava on the twelfth of the first month to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was over us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the ambushes by the way.31Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.31We set out from the Ahava River on the twelfth day of the first month to go to Jerusalem. We were strengthened by our God, and He protected us from the power of the enemy and from ambush along the way.
32So we arrived in Jerusalem, where we rested three days.32We came to Jerusalem, and there we remained three days.32Thus we came to Jerusalem and remained there three days.32And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.32So we arrived at Jerusalem and rested there for three days.

Treasure Placed in the Temple

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33On the fourth day, in the house of our God, we weighed out the silver and gold and the sacred articles into the hands of Meremoth son of Uriah, the priest. Eleazar son of Phinehas was with him, and so were the Levites Jozabad son of Jeshua and Noadiah son of Binnui.33On the fourth day, within the house of our God, the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed into the hands of Meremoth the priest, son of Uriah, 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.33On the fourth day the silver and the gold and the utensils were weighed out in the house of our God into the hand of Meremoth 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.33Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and the vessels weighed in the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, Levites;33On the fourth day the silver, the gold, and the articles were weighed out in the house of our God into the care of Meremoth the priest, son of Uriah. Eleazar son of Phinehas was with him. The Levites Jozabad son of Jeshua and Noadiah son of Binnui were also with them.
34Everything was accounted for by number and weight, and the entire weight was recorded at that time.34The whole was counted and weighed, and the weight of everything was recorded.34Everything was numbered and weighed, and all the weight was recorded at that time.34By number and by weight of every one: and all the weight was written at that time.34Everything was verified by number and weight, and the total weight was recorded at that time.
35Then the exiles who had returned from captivity sacrificed burnt offerings to the God of Israel: twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven male lambs and, as a sin offering, twelve male goats. All this was a burnt offering to the LORD.35At that time those who had come from captivity, the returned exiles, offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel, twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and as a sin offering twelve male goats. All this was a burnt offering to the LORD.35The exiles who had come from the captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: 12 bulls for all Israel, 96 rams, 77 lambs, 12 male goats for a sin offering, all as a burnt offering to the LORD.35Also the children of those that had been carried away, which were come out of the captivity, offered burnt offerings unto the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety and six rams, seventy and seven lambs, twelve he goats for a sin offering: all this was a burnt offering unto the LORD.35The exiles who had returned from the captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: 12 bulls for all Israel, 96 rams, and 77 lambs, along with 12 male goats as a sin offering. All this was a burnt offering for the LORD.
36They also delivered the king's orders to the royal satraps and to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, who then gave assistance to the people and to the house of God.36They also delivered the king’s commissions to the king’s satraps and to the governors of the province Beyond the River, and they aided the people and the house of God.36Then they delivered the king's edicts to the king's satraps and to the governors in the provinces beyond the River, and they supported the people and the house of God.36And they delivered the king's commissions unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors on this side the river: and they furthered the people, and the house of God.36They also delivered the king's edicts to the royal satraps and governors of the region west of the Euphrates, so that they would support the people and the house of God.



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