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The number of those that

Chap. iii. returned out of Babylon.

536.

See Ver. 76

Or, Harid, as

copics.

*Heb. they were

6 Chr. 24. 7.

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I. Chr. g. 20

Before 29 The children of Nebo, fifcy and two. their fathers house, and their # seed, whe- 25efoje Chzift 30 The children of Magbilh, an hundred ther they were of Israel: fifty and fix.

60 The children of Delaiah, the children

Chrift 31 The children of the other - Elam, a of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, lix 530. thousand two hundred fifty and four. hundred fifty and two.

#0r, pedegrees 32 The children of Harim, three hun 61 And of the children of the priests i dred and twenty.

the children of Habaiah, the children of 33 The children of Lod, † Hadid, and Koz, the children of Barzillai :-(which took it is in some Ono, feven hundred twenty and five. a wife of the daughters of " Barzillai the "a sam. 17.276 6.

34 The children of Jericho, three hun- Gileadite, and was called after their name) dred forty and five.

62 These fought their register among those 35 The children of Senaah, three thou that were reckoned by genealogy, but they fand and six hundred and thirty.

were not found: therefore

were they, •Nuth. 3.10. 36 ( The priests: the children of Je- as polluted, put from the priesthood.

pollnied from the daiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred 63 And the t Tirshatha said unto them, prtefthood. seventy and three.

that they should not eat of the most holy See Nehr... 37 The children of 'Immer, a thousand things, till there stood up'a priest with PU- Exod. 28. 30. fifty and two.

rim and with Thummim.
38 The children of $ Pashur, a thousand 64 | The whole congregation together,
two hundred forty and seven.

was forty and two thousand three hundred
: 39 The children of h Harim, a thousand and threescore,
and seventeen.

65 Besides their servants and their maids, 40 | The Levites: the children of Je- of whom there were seven thousand three 7.1. *Os, Judas, fhua, and Kadmiel, of the children of * Ho- hundred thirty and seven: and there were called allo Ho- daviah, seventy and four.

among them two hundred singing-men, and
41 The lingers: the children of Afaph, singing-women.
an hundred twenty and eight.

66 Their horses were seven hundred thir-
42. The children of the porters: the ty and fix: their mules, two hundred forty
children of Shallum, the children of Ater, and five:
the children of Talmon, the children of Ak. 67 Their camels, four hundred thirty and
kub, the children of Hatita, the children of five: their asses, fix thousand seven hundred
Shobai, in all, an hundred thirty and nine.

43 | The Nethinims: the children of 68 | And some of the chief of the fa
Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children thers, when they came to the houfe of the
of Tabbaoth,

LORD which is at Jerusalem, offered free44 The children of Keros, the children ly for the house of God to set it up in his of † Siaha, the children of Padon,

place: 45 The children of Lebanah, the chil 69 They gave after their ability, unto the dren of Hagabah, the children of Akkub, 9 treasure of the work, threescore and one is Chr. 26. 106

46 The children of Hagab, the children thousand drams of gold, and five thousand | 01, Skumlaio. of Shalmai, the children of Hanan, pound of silver, and one hundred priests

47 The children of Giddel, the children garments. of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,

70 - So the priests, and the Levites, and "Chap. 6.16,17. 48 The children of Rezin, the children some of the people, and the fingers, and the of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam, porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their

49 The children of Uzza, the children cities, and all Ifrael in their cities.
of Paseah, the children of Befai,

CHA P. III.
50 The children of Asnah, the children 1 The altar is set up. 4 Offerings

frequent ? Or, Naphisbesin. of Mehunim, the children of * Nephusim, ted. 7 Workmen prepared. 8 The foun

51 The children of Bakbuk, the children dations of the temple are taid in great joy of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,

and mourning. 52. The children of t Bazluth, the chil Nd a when the seventh month was 44 Efdr, so gli dren of Mehida, the children of Harsha,

come, and the children of Israel were 53 The children of Barkos, the children in the cities, the people gathered themselves of Sisera, the children of Thamah,

together as one man, to Jerusalem. 54 The children of Neziah, the children 2 Then stood up * Jeshua the son of Jo- *Or, Foshuay of Hatipha.

zadak, and his brethren the priests, and t Ham 1:1 1 Kings' 9. 21. 55 The children of k Solomons ser- Zerubbabel the son of b Shealtiel, and his bre called

, "Zorar vants: the children of Sotai, the children of thren, and builded the altar of the God of $05 Porida, Sophereth, the children of Peruda, Ifrael, to offer burnt-offerings thereon, as it Luke 3. 24.

56 The children of Jaalah, the children is written in the law of Mofes the man of & Luke 3:27, of Darkon, the children of Giddel,

God. 57 The children of Shephatiah, the chil 3. And they set the altar upon his bases, Deut. 13. sa dren of Hattil, the children of Pochereth ( for fear was upon them, because of the of Zebaim, the children of * Ami.

people of those countries) and they offered Josh. 9.21, 27.

53 All the ! Nethinins, and the children burnt-offerings thereon unto the LORD, eof m Solomons servants, were three hundred vend burnt-offerings morning and evening; d Nam. 28.3,43 ninety and two.

4. They kept also the feast of taber- Neh. 8. 17. 59' And these were they which went up nacles, as it is written, and & offered the "Exod. 23.16. tor

, Addon, from Tel-melah, Tel-harsa, Cherub, † Ada daily burnt-offerings by number, according 12, &, Ncho 7.619

dan, and Immer: but they could not fhew

i Os, Sias

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called Sala thiel.

*Or, Amon, Neh. 7. 59

1 Chr. 9. 2.
1 Kings 9. 2 1.

Ezra.

The adversaries letter.

The temple founded.

24, 32, 33 & 19. 37.

*Heb. the temple of the

yet founded.

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2Before to the custom, $ as the duty of every day 2 Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to Before

the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Chrit required;

Chzii Ś And afterward offered the continual Let us build with

for we seek your you;

cir. 678. 536. burnt-offering, both of the new-moons, and God, as ye do

, and we do facrifice unto # Heb. the mat- of all the set feasts of the LORD that were him, since the days of Efar-haddon king 62 Kings 17. mount of the day in consecrated, and of every one that willing- of Assur, which brought us up hither.

ly offered a free-will-offering unto the 3 But Zerubbabel and Jeshua, and the vesse LORD.

rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said 6 From the first day of the seventh month unto them, “ You have nothing to do with · Neh. 2. 20. began they to offer burnt-offerings unto the us, to build an house unto our God, but

Lord: but * the foundation of the temple we our felves together will build unto the LORD was not of the Lord was not yet laid.

LORD God of Israel, as a king Cyrus the Chap. 1.1,2,3. 7 They gave money also unto the ma- king of Persia hath commanded us. tor, werkmeno sons, and to the † carpenters; and meat, and 4 Then the people of the land weak- Chap. 3. 3.

drink, and oyl, unto them of Zidon, and to ned the hands of the people of Judah, and 534. them of Tyre, to bring cedar-trees from troubled them in building,

Lebanon to the sea of " Joppa : i according 5 And hired counsellers against them, to
Chap 6. 3.

to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus
Persia.

king of Persia, even until the reign of Da-
8 T. Now in the second year of their rius king of Persia.
535

coming unto the house of God at Jerusa 6 And in the reign of † Ahasuerus,. in 529.
lem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the beginning of his reign, wrote they unto | Heb. Anasta
the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of him an accusation against the inhabitants of
Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren Judah and Jerusalem.
the priests and the Levites, and all they 7. And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote 522.
that were come out of the captivity unto Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rett oi, in peacto

k and appointed the Levites of their * companions unto Artaxerxes king * Hob. focimen
from twenty years old and upward, to of Persia ; and the writing of the letter was
fet forward the work of the house of the written in the Syrian tongue, and interpre-
LORD.

ted in the Syrian tongue.

8 Rehum the chancellor, and Shimshai
1 Then stood Jeshua, with his sons and
9

his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, the sons the t scribe, wrote a letter against Jerusalem Or, furetary. #or, Hodoviak, of Judah * together, to set forward the to Artaxerxes the king, in this fort : workmen in the house of God: the sons of

9

Then wrote Rehum the chancellor, and Henadad, with their sons and their bre- Shimshai the fçribe, and the rest of their † Chald. so thren the Levites.

companions; the Dinaites, the Apharsath- 12 Kings 17. ro And when the builders laid the foun- chites, the Tarpelites, the Apharfites, the 30, 31. ** ? Chr. 16.596. dation of the temple of the LORD, TM they Archevites, the Babylonians, the Sufanсhites,

set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, the Dehavites, and the Elamites,
and the Levites the fons of Asaph, with 10 8 And the rest of the nations whom sVer. 2.
cymbals to praise the LORD, after the or the great and noble Asnappar brought over,

cir. 678. dinance of David king of Israel.

and set in the cities of Samaria, and the rest II • And they sung together by course, that are on this side the river, hand * at SoVer. 11,17.

in praising and giving thanks unto the such a time.
1 Chr. 16.*3.. LORD; P because he is good, 9 for his mer II | This is the copy of the letter that
Jer. 33. 11.)

endureth for ever towards Israel. And they sent unto him, even unto Artaxerxes
су
all the people shouted with a great shout, the king, Thy servants the men on this fide
when they praised the LORD, because the the river, and at such a time.
foundation of the house of the LORD was 12 Be it known unto the king, that the
laid..

Jews which came up from thee to us, are
But many of the priests and Levites, come unto Jerusalem, building the rebelli-
and chief of the fathers, who were ancient ous and the bad city, and have † set up the for, fimifed.
men that had seen the first house, when the

walls thereof, and I joyned the foundations. Chald. Sowed foundation of this house was laid before their 13 Be it known now unto the king, that eyes, wept with a loud voice, and many if this city be builded, and the walls set

up fhouted aloud for joy:

again, then will they not * pay toll, tribute, *Chald. gives 13 So that the people could not discern and custom, and so thou shalt endamage the the noise of the shout of joy, from the noise t revenue of the kings. of the weeping of the people: for the Now because I we have maintenance Chald, we are people shouted with a loud thout, and the from the kings palace, and it was not meet fait of the palace noise was heard afar off.

for us to see the kings dishonour: therefore
CH A P. IV.

have we sent and certified the king,
1 The adversaries being not accepted in the 15 That search may be made in the book

building of the temple with the Jews, en of the records of thy fathers: so shalt thou
deavour to hinder it. 7 Their letter to find in the book of the records, and know
Artaxerxes. 17 The decree of Artaxer- that this city is a rebellious city, and hurt-
23 The building is hindred.

ful unto kings and provinces, and that they when - the adversaries of Judah have * moved ledition † within the same of *Chald. made of the transpore dren of the captivity builded the temple un destroyed. to the LORD God of lirael:

16 We

ny Chr. 6. 31. & 16.7. & 23.1. • Exod. 18.21. 2 Chr. 7. 3. Neh. 12. 24. 91 Chr16.41.

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16 We certifie the king, that if this city 7 They fent a letter unto him, f wherein Before w Chrić

be builded again, and the walls thereof fet was written thus ; Unto Darius the king, all
up: by this means thou shalt have no portion peace.

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8 Be it known unto the king, that we 519. 17 Then sent the king an answer unto went into the province of Judea, to the house with more be in the

Rehum the chancellor, and to Shimshai the of the great God, which is builded with # # Chald. fener $ Chald. socio- fcribe, and to the rest of their † companions great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, os relinge

that dwell in Samaria, and unto the rest be- and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth
yond the river, Peace, and at such a time. in their hands.

18 The letter which ye fent unto us, hath 9. Then asked we those elders, and said
been plainly read before me.

unto them thus, Who commanded you to 19 And * I commanded, and search hath build this house, and to make up these walls ?

been made, and it is found, that this city of 10 We asked their names alfo, to certifie + Chald, lifted old time hath + made infurrection against thee, that we might write the names of the

kings, and that rebellion and sedition have men that were the chief of them.
been made therein.

11 And thus they returned us answer, say-
20 There have been mighty kings also ing, We are the servants of the God of heaven
over Jerusalem, which have ruled over all and earth, and build the house that was
countries beyond the river ; and toll, tribute, builded these many years ago, which a great
and custom was paid unto them.

king of Israel builded, 8 and set up. 8 1 Kings 6.si $ Chald. Make 21 † Give ye now commandment to cause 12 But h after that our fathers had pro- b2 Chr. 360

these men to cease, and that this city be not voked the God of heaven unto wrath, he 16, 17. builded, until another commandment shall gave them into the hand of i Nebuchadnez- 12 Kings 24. 2 be given from 'me.

zar the king of Babylon the Chaldean, who & 250 8. 22 Take heed now that ye fail not to do destroyed this house, and carried the people this : why should damage grow to the hurt away into Babylon. of the kings?

13 But in the first year of * Cyrus the king 536. 23 Now when the copy ofking Artaxer- of Babylon, the same king Cyrus made a de- 'chap

. 1.1. xes letter was read before Rehum and Shim cree to build this house of God. shai the scribe, and their companions, they 14 And the vessels also of gold and sil- Chap. 1.7, si went up in hafte to Jerusalem, unto the Jews, ver of the house of God, which Nebuchad- & o.sg and made them to cease * by force and power. nezzar took out of the temple that was in

24 Then ceased the work of the house of Jerusalem, and brought them into the temple God, which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased of Babylon, those did Cyrus the king take

unto the second year of the reign of Darius out of the temple of Babylon, and they 4520. king of Persia.

were delivered unto one, whose name m Hag. 1.147 CH A P. V.

was Sheshbazzar, whom he had made
í Zerubbabel and Feshua, incited by Haggai governor ;

and Zechariah, set forward the building of 15 And said unto him, Take these vessels,
the temple. 3 Tatnai and Shethar-boznai go, carry them into the temple that is in Je-
could not hinder the Jews, 6 Their letter rusalem, and let the house of God be builded
to Darius against the Jews.

in his place.
Hen the prophetsHaggai the pro 16 Then came the same Sheshbazzar, and

phetand Zechariah son Iddo, laid the foundation of the house of God
prophesied unto the Jews that cere in Judah which is in Jerusalem. And since that time
and Jerusalem, in the name of the God of even until now, hath it been in building, and
Israel, even unto them.

get it is not finished.
2 Then rose up Zerubbabel the son of 17 Now therefore, if it seem good to the
Shealtiel, and Jefhua the son of Jozadak, and king, " let there be search made in the kings Chap.6.1, 26)
began to build the house of God, which is treasure-house, which is there at Babylon,
at Jerusalem : and with them were the pro- whether it be so that a decree was made of
phets of God helping them.

Cyrus the king, to build this house of God
3 At the same time came to them Tat at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure
nai, governor on this fide the river, and to us concerning this matter.
Shethar-boznai, and their companions, and

CH A P. VI.
said thus unto them, Who hath commanded i Darius finding the decree of Cyrus, maketh
you to build this house, and to make up this a new decree for the advancement of the
wall ?

building. 13 By the help of the enemies,
4

d Then said we unto them after this and the directions of the prophets, the temple manner, What are the names of the men * is finished, 16 The feast of the dedication is that make this building ?

kept, 19 and the pasover. 5 But e the eye of their God was upon Hen Darius the king made a decree, See Chap. 7. the elders of the Jews, that they could not

and search was made in the house of

519. cause them to cease, till the matter came to the * rolls, where the treasures were laid Etdi. 6. 23. Darius : and then they returned answer by up in Babylon. letter concerning this matter.

2 And there was found at | Achmetha, 1. defcend. 6 The copy of the letter that Tatnai, in the palace that is in the province of the Orio a coffer 519.

governor on this side the river, and She- Medes, a roll, and therein was a record thus

thar-boznai, and his companions the Aphar- written : + Ch P.69.

sachites, which were on this side the river, 3 In the first year of Cyrus the king, the
fent unto Darius the king :

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25efoze same Cyrus the king made a decree concer the children of the captivity, kept 'the de- Before Chiift ning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the dication of this house of God with joy,

Chritt house be builded, the place where they of 17 And m offered at the dedication of 519. fered facrifices, and let the foundations this houle of God, an hundred bullocks, 515.

thereof be strongly laid, the height thereof two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; '1 Kings 8.63. threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof and for a sin-offering for all Israel, twelve : Chagas.... threescore cubits:

he-goats, according to the number of the 61 Kings 6. 366

4 b With three rows of great stones, and tribes of Ifrael.
a row of new timber: and let the expences 18 And they set the priests in their divi-
be given out of the kings house.

fions, and the Levites in their courses, for
5 And also let the golden and silver the service of God, which is at Jerusalem ;
vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchad- I " as it is written in the book of Moses. *Chald. accor.
nezzar took forth out of the temple which 19

And the children of the captivity kept ing. is at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon, the passover, ° upon the fourteenth day of Num. 3. 6. *Chald. go.

be restored, and " brought again to the the first month.
temple which is at Jerusalem, every one to 20 For the priests and the Levites were
his place, and place them in the house of purified together, all of them were pure,
God.

and killed the passover for all the children 6 . Now therefore Tatnai, governor be of the captivity, and for their brethren the Chald. their

yond the river, Shethar-boznai, and + your priests, and for themselves. jocieties,

companions the Apharsachites, which are 21 And the children of Israel, which were
beyond the river, be ye far from thence: come again out of captivity, and all such as

7 Let the work of this house of God a. had separated themselves unto them from
lone, let the governor of the Jews, and the the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to
elders of the Jews, build this house of God seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat,
in his place.

22 And kept the feast of unleavened Chald. by me 8 Moreover, I make a decree, what ye bread seven days with joy: for the LORD

shall do to the elders of these Jews, for had made them joyful, and turned the heart
the building of this house of God: that of p of the king of Assyria unto them, to a Chr. 33. 11,

P2 Kings 23.29. the kings goods, even of the tribute beyond strengthen their hands in the work of the

the river, forthwith expences be given unto house of God, the God of Israel. *Chalds made these men, that they be not * hindred.

CHA P. VII.
9 And that which they have need of, both i Ezra goeth up to Jerusalem. ir The gra-
young bullocks, and rams, and lambs, for cious commission of Artaxerxes to Ezra.
the burnt-offerings of the God of heaven, 27 Ezra blefleth God for his favour.
wheat, salt, wine, and oyl, according to the TOw . after these things, in the reign of 459.
appointment of the priests which are at Je b Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra "the : 1Eidi. . .
rufalem, let it be given them day by day Ton of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son , Chroo.in
without fail:

of Hilkiah,
10 • That they may offer sacrifices † of 2 The son of Shallum, the son of Zadok,
sweet favours unto the God of heaven, and the son of Ahitub,
pray for the life of the king, and of his fons. 3 The son of Amariah, the son of Aza-

11 Also I have made a decree, that who riah, the son of Meraioth,
soever shall alter this word, let timber be

4 The son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, pulled down from his house, and being set the son of Bukki, Chald. let him up, # let him be hanged thereon, and let 5 The son of Abishua, the son of Phi

his house be made a dunghil for this. nehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron

12 And the God that hath caused his the chief priest: name to dwell there, destroy all kings and 6 This Ezra went up from Babylon, and people that shall put to their hand, to alter he was d a ready scribe in the law of Moses," Vec 11, 21. and to destroy this house of God which is which the LORD God of Israel had given: at Jerusalem: I Darius have made a decree, and the king granted him all his request, let it be done with speed.

according to the hand of the Lord his 13 Then Tatnai, governor on this side God upon him. the river, Shethar-boznai, and their compa 7 € And there went up some of the chil- 'Chap. 8. 1. nions, according to that which Darius the dren of Israel, and of the priests, and 8 the 5 See Chap. Si king had sent, so they did speedily.

Levites, and the fingers, and the porters, 14 8 And the elders of the Jews builded, and the Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the Chap. 2. 43. and they prospered through the prophefy-, seventh year of Artaxerxes the king. 457. ing of Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah 8 And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth the son of Iddo; and they builded, and fi- month, which was in the seventh year of nished it, according to the commandment

the king of the God of Israel, and according to the 9 For upon the first day of the first month *Chald.dectee . * commandment of Cyrus and i Darius, and began he to go up from Babylon, and on .Hcbwas

457. Artaxerxes king of Persia.

the first day of the fifth month, came he to foundation of it 15. And this house was finished on the Jerusalem, according to the good hand of going apa Chapo 7.1. third day of the month Adar, which was his God upon him.

515 in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the 10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek + Chald. the king

the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to 16 | And the children of Israel, the teach in Israel statutes and judgments

. priests and the Levites, and the rest of t

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25ekoze 11 Now this is the copy of the letter thy God, and the law of the king, let judg- Before Chrit

that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra ment be executed speedily upon him, whe

the priest, the scribe, even a lcribe of the ther it be unto death, or # to banishment, SI! 457 words of the commandments of the LORD, or to confifcation of goods, or to imprison- 457. and of his statutes to Israel.

ment. 12 Artaxerxes i king of kings, + Unto Ezra 27 Blessed be the LORD God of our Pós, To Ezrashe the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of fathers, " which hath put such a thing as this - Chap.6.dr. in prefie, heaven, perfect peace, * and at such a time.

k and at such a time. in the kings heart, to beautifie the house of 13 I make a decree, that all they of the the LORD which is in Jerusalem : beaven, peace, people of Israel, and of his priests, and Le

28 And • hath extended mercy unto me, Chap. 9. 9. vites in my realm, which are minded of before the king, and his counsellers, and their own free will to go up to Jerusalem, before all the kings mighty princes : and I go with thee.

was strengthned as P'the hand of the LORD P See Chap.s.si $ Chald. from 14 Forafmuch as thou art sent $ of the my God was upon me, and I gathered tobefore the kingo king, and of his ' seven counsellers, to en- gether out of Israel, chief men to go up

quire concerning Judah, and Jerusalem, ac-
cording to the law of thy God which is in

CHA P. VIII.
thine hand :

1 The companions of Ezra, who returned from 15 And to carry the silver and gold, which Babylon. 15 He sendeth to Iddo for minithe king and his counsellers have freely of sters for the temple. 21 He keepeth a fast. fered unto the God of Israel, whose habita

24 He committeth the treasures to the tion is in Jerusalem,

custody of the priests. 31 From Ahava =Chap 8. 18+ 16 m And all the silver and gold that thou they come to Jerusalem. 33. The treasure

canst find in all the province of Babylon, with is weighed in the temple. 36 The commis
the free-will-offering of the people, and of fion is delivered.
the prices offering willingly
for the house There are

now the chief of their fathers:. 457

is of them that 1 8. 28; 17 That thou mayst buy speedily with this went up with me from Babylon, in the reign money, bullocks, rams, lambs, with their of Artaxerxes the king. meat-offerings, and their drink-offerings, and 2 Of the sons of Phinehas ; Gershom : of offer them upon the altar of the house of the fons of Ithamar; Daniel : of the sons of your God which is in Jerusalem.

David; 6 Hattush.
18 And whatsoever shall seem good to thee Of the sons of Shechaniah, of the fons
and to thy brethren, to do with the rest of of Pharosh ; Zechariah : and with him Chap. 2. 3.
the silver and gold, that do after the will of were reckoned by genealogy of the males,
your God.

an hundred and fifty.
19 The vessels alfo that are given thee, for 4 Of the sons of Pahath-moab; Elihoenai
the service of the house of thy God, those the son of Zerahiah, and with him two
deliver thou before the God of Jerusalem.

hundred males.
20' And whatsoever more thall be needful 5 Of the sons of Shechaniah ; the son
for the house of thy God, which thou Malt of Jahaziel, and with him three hundred
have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of males.
the kings treasure-house.

6 Of the fons also of Adin; Ebed the son
21 And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do of Jonathan, and with him fifty males.
make a decree to all the treasurers which 9 And of the sons of Elam ; Jeshaiah the
are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra son of Athaliah, and with him feventy
the priest, the fcribe of the law of the God males.
of heaven, Ihall require of you, it be done 8 And of the sons of Shephatiah; Zeba-
fpeedily ;

diah the son of Michael, and with him four-
22 Unto an hundred talents of silver, and score males.
to an hundred * measures of wheat, and to 9 Of the sons of Joab; Obadiah the son of
an hundred baths of wine, and to an hun- Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eigh-
dred baths of oyl, and salt without prescrib- teen males.
ing how much.

io And of the fons of Shelomith; the son 23 | Whatsoever is commanded by the of Josiphiah, and with him an hundred and tser is of the ac God of heaven, let it be diligently done, for threescore males.

the house of the God of heaven: for why 11 And of the sons of Bebai ; Zechariah
should there be wrath against the realm of the son of Bebai, and with him twenty and
the king and his sons ?

eight males.
24 Also we certifie you, that touching any

iż And of the fons of Azgad; Johanan, * *Or, the younge?
of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, the son of Hakkatan, and with him an hun-
Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God, dred and ten males.
it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, 13 And of the last fons of Adonikam,
or custom

upon
them.

whose names are these, Eliphelet, Jeiel,
25. And thou Ezra, after the wisdom of and Shemaiah, and with them threescore
thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates males.
and judges, which may judge all the people 14 Of the sons also of Bigvai ; Uthai, and
that are beyond the river, all such as know t Zabbud, and with them leventy males.
the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that 15 And I gathered them together to the fome read..
know them not.

river that runneth to Ahava ; and there 26 And whosoever will not do the law of

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