Ezra 8


Rulers of the Families of the Captivity

And these are the rulers of their families, and the genealogy of the ones ascending with me, in the kingdom of Artaxerxes the king of Babylon. Of the sons of Phinehas -- Gershom; of the sons of Ithamar -- Daniel; of the sons of David -- Hattush; of the sons of Shechaniah of the sons of Pharosh -- Zechariah, and [3with 4him 5having traced descent 1the 2males] -- a hundred and fifty. Of the sons Pahath-moab -- Elihoenai son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundred males. Of the sons Shechaniah -- son Jahaziel, and with him three hundred males. Of the sons of Adin -- Ebed son of Jonathan, and with him fifty males. Of the sons of Elam -- Jeshaiaih son of Athaliah, and with him seventy males. Of the sons of Shephatiah -- Zebadiah son of Michael, and with him eighty males. Of the sons of Joab -- Obadiah son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred eighteen males. 10 From the sons of Shelomith -- son of Josiphiah, and with him a hundred sixty males. 11 From the sons of Bebai -- Zechariah son of Bebai, and with him twenty-eight males. 12 From the sons of Azgad -- Johanan son of Hakkatan, and with him, a hundred ten males. 13 Of the sons of Adonikam last, and these are the names of them -- Eliphelet, Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them sixty males. 14 Of the sons of Bigvai -- Uthai and Zabbud, and with them seventy males. 15 And I gathered them to the river, the one coming to Ahava; and we camped there [2days 1three]. And I perceived among the people, and among the priests, [2any 3from 4the sons 5of Levi 1there were not] found there. 16 And I sent to Eleazar, to Ariel, to Shemaiah, and to Elnathan, and to Jarib to Elnatham, to Nathan, to Zechariah, to Meshullam, rulers; to Joiarib, and to Elnathan, ones perceiving. 17 And I gave charge to them to Iddo the ruler of Casiphia of the place. And I put in their mouths words to speak to Iddo, and to their brethren of the Nethinim, of the ones with the money of the place Casiphia, to bring to us ministers and singers into the house of our God. 18 And they came to us as the [2hand 3of our God 1good] was upon us, [2man 1with a discerning] from the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi of Israel. And Sherebiah, and his sons, and his brethren -- eighteen. 19 And Hashabiah and Jeshaiah from the sons of Merari, his brethren and his sons -- twenty. 20 And from the Nethinim, whom David appointed and the rulers for service of the Levites -- [3Nethinim 1two hundred 2twenty]; all these were named. 21 And I called there a fast at the river Ahava, to humble ourselves before our God, to seek by him [2way 1a straight] for us, and for our children, and for all our property. 22 For I was ashamed to ask from the king for a force and horsemen to deliver us from the enemy in the way; for we said to the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all the ones seeking him for good, and his might and his rage is upon all the ones abandoning him. 23 And we fasted and sought from our God concerning this; and he heeded us. 24 And I separated [2of 3the rulers 4of the 5priests 1twelve], to Sherebiah, to Hashabiah, and with them from their brethren -- ten. 25 And I set before them the silver and the gold, and the items of the first-fruit of the house of our God, which [3separated in dedication 1the 2king], and his counselors, and his rulers, and all [3of Israel 1the ones 2being found]. 26 And I set in their hands silver -- [3talents 1six hundred 2fifty], and vessels made of silver -- a hundred, and talents of gold -- a hundred; 27 and [2bowls 3of gold 1twenty 5drachmas 4of a thousand], and vessels of brass, shining, good quality, diverse, desirable as gold. 28 And I said to them, You are holy to the  lord God, and the [2vessels 1holy], and the silver, and the gold are a voluntary offering to the  lord God of our fathers. 29 Be awake and give heed until you set them before the rulers of the priests and the Levites, and rulers of the families of Israel in Jerusalem, in the cubicles of the house of the  lord! 30 And [6took 1the 2priests 3and 4the 5Levites] the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them into Jerusalem into the house of our God. 31 And we lifted away from the river Ahava on the twelfth of the [2month 1first], to come unto Jerusalem. And the hand of our God was upon us, and he rescued us from the hand of the enemy, and the warlike people along the way. 32 And we came into Jerusalem, and we stayed there [2days 1three]. 33 And on the [2day 1fourth] we set the silver, and the gold, and the vessels in the house of our God into the hand of Meremoth son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad son of Jeshua, and Noadiah son of Binnui -- the Levites. 34 By number and by weight all were measured; and [4was written down 1all 2the 3weight] at that time. 35 And the ones coming out of the captivity, sons of the sojourn, brought whole burnt-offerings to the God of Israel; calves -- twelve for all Israel, rams -- ninety-six, lambs -- seventy-seven, winter yearlings of the goats for the sin offering -- twelve; the whole amount for whole burnt-offerings to the  lord. 36 And they gave the mandate of the king to the administrators of the king, and chief rulers on the other side of the river; and they glorified the people, and the house of God.
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