Ezra 8:16
New International Version
So I summoned Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah and Meshullam, who were leaders, and Joiarib and Elnathan, who were men of learning,

New Living Translation
So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, who were leaders of the people. I also sent for Joiarib and Elnathan, who were men of discernment.

English Standard Version
Then 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,

Berean Study Bible
Then I summoned the leaders: Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, as well as the teachers Joiarib and Elnathan.

King James Bible
Then 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.

New King James Version
Then I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, leaders; also for Joiarib and Elnathan, men of understanding.

New American Standard Bible
So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, teachers.

NASB 1995
So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah and Meshullam, leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, teachers.

NASB 1977
So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, teachers.

Amplified Bible
So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, [who were] leading men, and also for Joiarib and Elnathan, [who were] teachers.

Christian Standard Bible
Then I summoned the leaders: Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, as well as the teachers Joiarib and Elnathan.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I summoned the leaders: Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, as well as the teachers Joiarib and Elnathan.

American Standard Version
Then 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, who were teachers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I sent Lazar and Ariel and Shemaiah and Ilithan and Yarib and Elnathan and Nathan and Zekaryah and Mashlum, the Chiefs, and Yunadab and Elnathan, these are all the Chiefs.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I sent men of understanding to Eleazar, to Ariel, to Semeias, and to Alonam, and to Jarib, and to Elnatham, and to Nathan, and to Zacharias, and to Mesollam, and to Joarim, and to Elnathan.

Contemporary English Version
So I sent for the leaders Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam. I also sent for Joiarib and Elnathan, who were very wise counselors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So I sent Eliezer, and Ariel, and Semeias, and Elnathan, and Jarib, and another Elnathan, and Nathan, and Zacharias, and Mosollam, chief men: and Joiarib, and Elnathan, wise men.

English Revised Version
Then 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, which were teachers.

Good News Translation
I sent for nine of the leaders: Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, and for two teachers, Joiarib and Elnathan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam (who were leading men) and for Joiarib and Elnathan (who were wise).

International Standard Version
So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, who were senior leaders, as well as for Joiarib and Elnathan, who were men of discernment.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then 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, teachers.

Literal Standard Version
and I send for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, heads, and for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding;

NET Bible
So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, who were leaders, and Joiarib and Elnathan, who were teachers.

New Heart English Bible
Then 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, who were teachers.

World English Bible
Then 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, who were teachers.

Young's Literal Translation
and I send for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, heads, and for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ezra Sends for the Levites
15Now I assembled these exiles at the canal that flows to Ahava, and we camped there three days. And when I searched among the people and priests, I found no Levites there. 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 sent them to Iddo, the leader at Casiphia, with a message for him and his kinsmen, the temple servants at Casiphia, that they should bring to us ministers for the house of our God.…

Cross References
Ezra 8:15
Now I assembled these exiles at the canal that flows to Ahava, and we camped there three days. And when I searched among the people and priests, I found no Levites there.

Ezra 8:17
And I sent them to Iddo, the leader at Casiphia, with a message for him and his kinsmen, the temple servants at Casiphia, that they should bring to us ministers for the house of our God.


Treasury of Scripture

Then 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.

Shemaiah

Ezra 8:13
And of the last sons of Adonikam, whose names are these, Eliphelet, Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them threescore males.

Ezra 10:21
And of the sons of Harim; Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.

Nathan

Ezra 10:39
And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,

Ezra 10:11
Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.

chief men

Ezra 8:1
These 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.

men of understanding

Ezra 8:18
And 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;

1 Kings 3:11
And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

1 Chronicles 12:32
And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.









(16) Men of understanding.--Teachers, and perhaps priests. These were joined with nine chief men as a deputation to Iddo.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then I summoned
וָאֶשְׁלְחָ֡ה (wā·’eš·lə·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

the leaders:
רָאשִׁ֑ים (rā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7218: The head

Eliezer,
לֶאֱלִיעֶ֡זֶר (le·’ĕ·lî·‘e·zer)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 461: Eliezer -- 'God is help', the name of several Israelites, also of a Damascene

Ariel,
לַאֲרִיאֵ֡ל (la·’ă·rî·’êl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 740: Ariel -- 'lioness of El', a symbolic name for Jerusalem

Shemaiah,
לִֽ֠שְׁמַעְיָה (liš·ma‘·yāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8098: Shemaiah -- 'Yah hears', the name of a number of Israelites

Elnathan,
וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֨ן (ū·lə·’el·nā·ṯān)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 494: Elnathan -- 'God has given', the name of several Israelites

Jarib,
וּלְיָרִ֜יב (ū·lə·yā·rîḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3402: Jarib -- 'He contends', an Israelite name

Elnathan,
וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֧ן (ū·lə·’el·nā·ṯān)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 494: Elnathan -- 'God has given', the name of several Israelites

Nathan,
וּלְנָתָ֛ן (ū·lə·nā·ṯān)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5416: Nathan -- the name of a number of Israelites

Zechariah,
וְלִזְכַרְיָ֥ה (wə·liz·ḵar·yāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2148: Zachariah -- the name of a number of Israelites

and Meshullam,
וְלִמְשֻׁלָּ֖ם (wə·lim·šul·lām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4918: Meshullam -- the name of a number of Israelites

as well as the teachers
מְבִינִֽים׃ (mə·ḇî·nîm)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

Joiarib
וּלְיוֹיָרִ֥יב (ū·lə·yō·w·yā·rîḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3114: Jojarib

and Elnathan.
וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֖ן (ū·lə·’el·nā·ṯān)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 494: Elnathan -- 'God has given', the name of several Israelites


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