Ezra 8:24
New International Version
Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, namely, Sherebiah, Hashabiah and ten of their brothers,

New Living Translation
I appointed twelve leaders of the priests—Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten other priests—

English Standard Version
Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests: Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their kinsmen with them.

Berean Study Bible
Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, together with Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers,

King James Bible
Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,

New King James Version
And I separated twelve of the leaders of the priests—Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them—

New American Standard Bible
Then I selected twelve of the leading priests: Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them ten of their brothers;

NASB 1995
Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them ten of their brothers;

NASB 1977
Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them ten of their brothers;

Amplified Bible
Then I set apart twelve leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers (relatives),

Christian Standard Bible
I selected twelve of the leading priests, along with Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I selected 12 of the leading priests, along with Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and 10 of their brothers.

American Standard Version
Then I set apart twelve of the chiefs of the priests, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I chose from the Elders, twelve Priests, and Sherabyah and Kheshabyah, and of their ten brethren with them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I gave charge to twelve of the chiefs of the priests, to Saraia, to Asabia, and ten of their brethren with them.

Contemporary English Version
I chose twelve of the leading priests--Sherebiah, Hashabiah and ten of their relatives.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sarabias, and Hasabias, and with them ten of their brethren,

English Revised Version
Then I separated twelve of the chiefs of the priests, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,

Good News Translation
From among the leading priests I chose Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten others.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I selected 12 leaders from the priests-Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and 10 of their relatives.

International Standard Version
Next I selected twelve of the chief priests—Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them—

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then I separated twelve of the chiefs of the priests, besides Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,

Literal Standard Version
And I separate from the heads of the priests, twelve, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them of their brothers ten,

NET Bible
Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, together with Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers,

New Heart English Bible
Then I set apart twelve of the chiefs of the priests, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them,

World English Bible
Then I set apart twelve of the chiefs of the priests, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them,

Young's Literal Translation
And I separate from the heads of the priests, twelve, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them of their brethren ten,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Priests to Guard the Offerings
24Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, together with Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers, 25and I weighed out to them the contribution of silver and gold and the articles that the king, his counselors, his leaders, and all the Israelites there had offered for the house of our God.…

Cross References
Ezra 8:18
And since the gracious hand of our God was upon us, they brought us Sherebiah--a man of insight from the descendants of Mahli son of Levi, the son of Israel--along with his sons and brothers, 18 men;

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


Treasury of Scripture

Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them,

Sherebiah

Ezra 8:18,19
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; …









(24) Sherebiah.--Rather, to Sherebiah--that is, these two Levites, alone mentioned, with ten others, were associated with an equal number of priests in the charge of the Temple treasure.

Verse 24. - Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, etc. Our translators, following the Vulgate, have omitted to render the preposition לְ, which occurs in the Hebrew text before the name of Sherebiah, and have thus represented Sherebiah and Hashabiah as priests, whereas they were not priests, but Levites, as appears from vers. 18, 19. The true sense is given by the LXX. - "Then I assigned twelve of the chief priests to Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren; i.e. "then I appointed twelve chief priests to act with twelve chief Levites, of whom Sherebiah and Hashabiah were two, in the matter of the royal offering." Ezra seems to have considered, that as the gift of Artaxerxes was an offering to the house of God, it ought to be handed over at once to the custody of the ministers of religion, and not remain in secular hands (compare ver. 28).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then I set apart
וָאַבְדִּ֛ילָה (wā·’aḇ·dî·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 914: To be divided, separate

twelve
שְׁנֵ֣ים (šə·nêm)
Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

of the leading
מִשָּׂרֵ֥י (miś·śā·rê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

priests,
הַכֹּהֲנִ֖ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

together with Sherebiah,
לְשֵׁרֵֽבְיָ֣ה (lə·šê·rê·ḇə·yāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8274: Sherebiah -- 'Yah has sent burning heat', an Israelite name

Hashabiah,
חֲשַׁבְיָ֔ה (ḥă·šaḇ·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2811: Hashabiah -- 'Yah has taken account', the name of a number of Israelites

and
וְעִמָּהֶ֥ם (wə·‘im·mā·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

ten
עֲשָׂרָֽה׃ (‘ă·śā·rāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 6235: Ten

of their brothers,
מֵאֲחֵיהֶ֖ם (mê·’ă·ḥê·hem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 251: A brother, )


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