King James VersionEzra8


1 These are now the chief of their fa­thers, and this is the ge­neal­o­gy of them that went up with me from Baby­lon, in the reign of Ar­tax­erx­es the king. 2 Of the sons of Phine­has; Ger­shom: of the sons of Ithamar; Daniel: of the sons of David; Hat­tush. 3 Of the sons of Shecha­ni­ah, of the sons of Pharosh; Zechari­ah: and with him were reck­oned by ge­neal­o­gy of the males an hun­dred and fifty. 4 Of the sons of Pa­hath­moab; Eli­hoe­nai the son of Zer­ahi­ah, and with him two hun­dred males. 5 Of the sons of Shecha­ni­ah; the son of Ja­haziel, and with him three hun­dred males. 6 Of the sons also of Adin; Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with him fifty males. 7 And of the sons of Elam; Je­sha­iah the son of Athali­ah, and with him sev­en­ty males. 8 And of the sons of Shep­ha­ti­ah; Ze­ba­di­ah the son of Michael, and with him fourscore males. 9 Of the sons of Joab; Oba­di­ah the son of Je­hiel, and with him two hun­dred and eigh­teen males. 10 And of the sons of Sh­elomith; the son of Josiphi­ah, and with him an hun­dred and three­score males. 11 And of the sons of Be­bai; Zechari­ah the son of Be­bai, and with him twen­ty and eight males. 12 And of the sons of Az­gad; Jo­hanan the son of Hakkatan, and with him an hun­dred and ten males. 13 And of the last sons of Adonikam, whose names are these, Eliphelet, Jeiel, and She­ma­iah, and with them three­score males. 14 Of the sons also of Big­vai; Uthai, and Zab­bud, and with them sev­en­ty males. 15 And I gath­ered them to­geth­er to the riv­er that run­neth to Aha­va; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the peo­ple, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi. 16 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. 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. 18 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; 19 And Hashabi­ah, and with him Je­sha­iah of the sons of Mer­ari, his brethren and their sons, twen­ty; 20 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. 21 Then I pro­claimed a fast there, at the riv­er of Aha­va, that we might af­flict our­selves be­fore our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our lit­tle ones, and for all our sub­stance. 22 For I was ashamed to re­quire of the king a band of sol­diers and horse­men to help us against the en­e­my in the way: be­cause we had spo­ken unto the king, say­ing, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his pow­er and his wrath is against all them that for­sake him. 23 So we fast­ed and be­sought our God for this: and he was in­treat­ed of us. 24 Then I sep­a­rat­ed twelve of the chief of the priests, Shere­bi­ah, Hashabi­ah, and ten of their brethren with them, 25 And weighed unto them the sil­ver, and the gold, and the ves­sels, even the of­fer­ing of the house of our God, which the king, and his coun­sel­lors, and his lords, and all Is­rael there pre­sent, had of­fered: 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; 27 Also twen­ty ba­sons of gold, of a thou­sand drams; and two ves­sels of fine cop­per, pre­cious as gold. 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. 29 Watch ye, and keep them, un­til ye weigh them be­fore the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fa­thers of Is­rael, at Jerusalem, in the cham­bers of the house of the LORD. 30 So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the sil­ver, and the gold, and the ves­sels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God. 31 Then we de­part­ed from the riv­er of Aha­va on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he de­liv­ered us from the hand of the en­e­my, and of such as lay in wait by the way. 32 And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days. 33 Now on the fourth day was the sil­ver and the gold and the ves­sels weighed in the house of our God by the hand of Mer­e­moth the son of Uri­ah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phine­has; and with them was Joz­abad the son of Jeshua, and Noa­di­ah the son of Bin­nui, Levites; 34 By num­ber and by weight of ev­ery one: and all the weight was writ­ten at that time. 35 Also the chil­dren of those that had been car­ried away, which were come out of the cap­tiv­i­ty, of­fered burnt of­fer­ings unto the God of Is­rael, twelve bul­locks for all Is­rael, nine­ty and six rams, sev­en­ty and sev­en lambs, twelve he goats for a sin of­fer­ing: all this was a burnt of­fer­ing unto the LORD. 36 And they de­liv­ered the king's com­mis­sions unto the king's lieu­tenants, and to the gov­er­nors on this side the riv­er: and they fur­thered the peo­ple, and the house of God.