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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then I commissioned Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, principals, also Joiarib and Elnathan, men of understanding;

King James 2000 Bible
Then I sent for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, leading men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding.

American King James 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, men of understanding.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And I sent 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, and for Joiarib and for Elnathan, men of understanding.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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;
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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, …

Ezra 10:21 And of the sons of Harim; Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and …

Nathan

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

Ezra 10:11 Now therefore make confession to the LORD God of your fathers, and …

chief men

Ezra 8:1 These are now the chief of their fathers, and this is the genealogy …

men of understanding

Ezra 8:18 And by the good hand of our God on us they brought us a man of understanding, …

1 Kings 3:11 And God said to him, Because you have asked this thing, and have …

1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding …

1 Chronicles 26:14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, …

2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made …

Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding …

Proverbs 28:2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof…

Daniel 2:21 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets …

2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, …







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

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

Eliezer,
לֶאֱלִיעֶ֡זֶר (le·’ĕ·lî·‘e·zer)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 740: Ariel -- 'lioness of El', a symbolic name for Jerusalem

Shemaiah,
לִֽ֠שְׁמַעְיָה (liš·ma‘·yāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3402: Jarib -- 'He contends', an Israelite name

Elnathan,
וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֧ן (ū·lə·’el·nā·ṯān)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

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

and Elnathan.
וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֖ן (ū·lə·’el·nā·ṯān)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 494: Elnathan -- 'God has given', the name of several Israelites
(16) Men of understanding.--Teachers, and perhaps priests. These were joined with nine chief men as a deputation to Iddo.

8:1-20 Ezra assembles the outcasts of Israel, and the dispersed of Judah. God raised up the spirits of a small remnant to accompany him. What a pity that good men should omit a good work, for want of being spoken to!
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