Ezra 8:27
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King James Version
Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.

Darby Bible Translation
and twenty basons of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of shining copper, precious as gold.

World English Bible
and twenty bowls of gold, of one thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

Young's Literal Translation
and basins of gold twenty, of a thousand drams, and two vessels of good shining brass, desirable as gold.

Ezra 8:27 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

fine...: Heb. yellow, or, shining brass

precious: Heb. desirable

Geneva Study Bible

Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand {i} drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.

(i) Read Ezr 2:69.Ezra 8:27 Parallel Commentaries

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A Spiritual Revival
Ezra's arrival in Jerusalem was opportune. There was great need of the influence of his presence. His coming brought courage and hope to the hearts of many who had long labored under difficulties. Since the return of the first company of exiles under the leadership of Zerubbabel and Joshua, over seventy years before, much had been accomplished. The temple had been finished, and the walls of the city had been partially repaired. Yet much remained undone. Among those who had returned to Jerusalem in
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Ezra, the Priest and Scribe
About seventy years after the return of the first company of exiles under Zerubbabel and Joshua, Artaxerxes Longimanus came to the throne of Medo-Persia. The name of this king is connected with sacred history by a series of remarkable providences. It was during his reign that Ezra and Nehemiah lived and labored. He is the one who in 457 B.C. issued the third and final decree for the restoration of Jerusalem. His reign saw the return of a company of Jews under Ezra, the completion of the walls of
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Of the Public Fast.
A public fast is when, by the authority of the magistrate (Jonah iii. 7; 2 Chron. xx. 3; Ezra viii. 21), either the whole church within his dominion, or some special congregation, whom it concerneth, assemble themselves together, to perform the fore-mentioned duties of humiliation; either for the removing of some public calamity threatened or already inflicted upon them, as the sword, invasion, famine, pestilence, or other fearful sickness (1 Sam. vii. 5, 6; Joel ii. 15; 2 Chron. xx.; Jonah iii.
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
1 Chronicles 29:7
And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.

Ezra 1:9
And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives,

Ezra 8:26
I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents;

Ezra 8:28
And 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.

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