Ezra 8:20
New International Version
They 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.

New Living Translation
and 220 Temple servants. The Temple servants were assistants to the Levites—a group of Temple workers first instituted by King David and his officials. They were all listed by name.

English Standard Version
besides 220 of the temple servants, whom David and his officials had set apart to attend the Levites. These were all mentioned by name.

Berean Study Bible
They also brought 220 of the temple servants, all designated by name. David and the officials had appointed them to assist the Levites.

King James Bible
Also 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.

New King James Version
also of the Nethinim, whom David and the leaders had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim. All of them were designated by name.

New American Standard Bible
and 220 of the temple servants, whom David and the officials had provided for the service of the Levites, all of them designated by name.

NASB 1995
and 220 of the temple servants, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, all of them designated by name.

NASB 1977
and 220 of the temple servants, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, all of them designated by name.

Amplified Bible
also 220 of the temple servants, whom David and the leaders had set apart [with their descendants] for the service of the Levites. They were all designated by name.

Christian Standard Bible
There 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There 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.

American Standard Version
and of the Nethinim, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim: all of them were mentioned by name.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Of the men that David gave for the service of Levi, who gave two hundred and twenty, all were called by their names.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And of the Nathinim; whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites there were two hundred and twenty Nathinim; all were gathered by their names.

Contemporary English Version
In addition, 220 others came to help the Levites in the temple. The ancestors of these workers had been chosen years ago by King David and his officials, and they were all listed by name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And of the Nathinites, whom David, and the princes gave for the service of the Levites, Nathinites two hundred and twenty: all these were called by their names.

English Revised Version
and of the Nethinim, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim: all of them were expressed by name.

Good News Translation
In addition there were 220 Temple workers whose ancestors had been designated by King David and his officials to assist the Levites. They were all listed by name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and 220 temple servants. [They were descended] from the temple servants whom David and his officials had appointed to work for the Levites. These were all listed by name.

International Standard Version
220 descendants of the Temple Servants whom David and the leaders had appointed to serve the descendants of Levi, listed by name.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and of the Nethinim, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim; all of them were mentioned by name.

Literal Standard Version
and from the Nethinim, whom David and the heads gave for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim, all of them defined by name.

NET Bible
and some of the temple servants that David and his officials had established for the work of the Levites--220 of them. They were all designated by name.

New Heart English Bible
and from the temple servants, whom David and the officials had given for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty temple servants. All of them were mentioned by name.

World English Bible
and of the Nethinim, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim: all of them were mentioned by name.

Young's Literal Translation
and from the Nethinim, whom David and the heads gave for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim, all of them defined by name.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ezra Sends for the Levites
19also Hashabiah, together with Jeshaiah, from the descendants of Merari, and his brothers and their sons, 20 men. 20They also brought 220 of the temple servants, all designated by name. David and the officials had appointed them to assist the Levites.

Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:2
Now the first to resettle their own property in their cities were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.

Ezra 2:43
The temple servants: the descendants of Ziha, the descendants of Hasupha, the descendants of Tabbaoth,

Ezra 7:7
So in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes, he went up to Jerusalem with some of the Israelites, including priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, and temple servants.

Ezra 8:19
also Hashabiah, together with Jeshaiah, from the descendants of Merari, and his brothers and their sons, 20 men.


Treasury of Scripture

Also 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.

Nethinims

Ezra 8:17
And 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.

Ezra 2:43
The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth,

Ezra 7:7
And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.

all of them

Philippians 4:3
And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.









(20) The Nethinims--It is here alone recorded that David appointed these to aid the Levites.

All of them were expressed by name.--Not, as some think, that they were all famous, but that Iddo sent their names in a list not given. The relief of their coming is gratefully ascribed to the "good hand of our God upon us."

Verse 20. - The Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed. We learn this fact from the present passage only; since neither in Kings nor Chronicles is there any mention made of David's adding to the hieroduli, or temple servants. It is, however, quite in accordance with his other arrangements that he should have done so. The original Nethinims were the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:23). All... were expressed by name. Iddo sent to Ezra a list of the Nethinims, which, however, he does not think it necessary to insert.

CHAPTER 8:21-36

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[They also brought] 220
מָאתַ֣יִם (mā·ṯa·yim)
Number - fd
Strong's 3967: A hundred

of
וּמִן־ (ū·min-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the temple servants.
הַנְּתִינִ֗ים (han·nə·ṯî·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5411: The Nethinim, Temple-servants

(David
דָּוִ֤יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

and the officials
וְהַשָּׂרִים֙ (wə·haś·śā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

had appointed
שֶׁנָּתַ֨ן (šen·nā·ṯan)
Pronoun - relative | Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the temple servants
נְתִינִ֖ים (nə·ṯî·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5411: The Nethinim, Temple-servants

to assist
לַעֲבֹדַ֣ת (la·‘ă·ḇō·ḏaṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5656: Work of any kind

the Levites.)
הַלְוִיִּ֔ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

All of them
כֻּלָּ֖ם (kul·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

were designated
נִקְּב֥וּ (niq·qə·ḇū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5344: To puncture

by name.
בְשֵׁמֽוֹת׃ (ḇə·šê·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8034: A name


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