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The number of those that
Chap. iii. returned out of Babylon.
See Ver. 76
Or, Harid, as
*Heb. they were
6 Chr. 24. 7.
Num. 276 216
Di Chr. 24. 8.
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.
was forty and two thousand three hundred
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
66 Their horses were seven hundred thir-
43 | The Nethinims: the children of 68 | And some of the chief of the fa
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.
CHA P. III.
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
Nch. 7. 57•
called Sala thiel.
*Or, Amon, Neh. 7. 59
1 Chr. 9. 2.
The adversaries letter.
The temple founded.
24, 32, 33 & 19. 37.
*Heb. the temple of the
> Ads 9. 36. 2 Chr. 2.16.
* 2 Chr. 23. 24, Jerusalem ;
Chap: 2. 49. * Heb. as one.
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
to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus
king of Persia, even until the reign of Da-
coming unto the house of God at Jerusa 6 And in the reign of † Ahasuerus,. in 529.
k and appointed the Levites of their * companions unto Artaxerxes king * Hob. focimen
ted in the Syrian tongue.
8 Rehum the chancellor, and Shimshai
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
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,
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.
endureth for ever towards Israel. And they sent unto him, even unto Artaxerxes
Jews which came up from thee to us, are
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
have we sent and certified the king,
building of the temple with the Jews, en of the records of thy fathers: so shalt thou
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:
ny Chr. 6. 31. & 16.7. & 23.1. • Exod. 18.21. 2 Chr. 7. 3. Neh. 12. 24. 91 Chr16.41.
& Chap 1.12. *Chald.Cheenako
! See Hag. 2o 3.
SceVer. 7,8.0. I E sdr. 5. 66. * Heb. the fons
The building hinded. Chap.v,vi.
Tatnai's letter to Darius.
* Chald. by mea decrie is set.
Chald. by arm - power.
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
Chritt $22. on this side the river.
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
18 The letter which ye fent unto us, hath 9. Then asked we those elders, and said
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.
11 And thus they returned us answer, say-
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
and Zechariah, set forward the building of 15 And said unto him, Take these vessels,
in his place.
phetand Zechariah son Iddo, laid the foundation of the house of God
get it is not finished.
Cyrus the king, to build this house of God
CH A P. VI.
building. 13 By the help of the enemies,
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
& 2, 2,21. * Or, deputy.
* 1 Elds. 6.1. Hag. 1. 1. Zech. I, I,
& Ver. 10.
* Chald. that build the builde
was upon T
* Chald. book. + Chald. made
Ezra. Ezra goeth up to Jerusalem.
Darius his decree,
• Gháp. I. ) 8. & s. 14.
ding to the write
& s. yo
4 decres is made,
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.
fions, and the Levites in their courses, for
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.
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
7 Let the work of this house of God a. had separated themselves unto them from
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
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.
11 Also I have made a decree, that who riah, the son of Meraioth,
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
II | Now
•Chap 7: 23 Jer. 29. 71 Chald.
be destroyed. Dan, 2. So
e • Ver. 9.
Chap 8.22 31
Chap. I. de & s. 13. & Ver. 3. i Chap. 4. 24• *
Cons of the transportation,
*Chald. to root
i Ezek. 26.7.
of the law of the God of
bi Chr. 3. 22.
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-
CHA P. VIII.
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
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.
an hundred and fifty.
6 Of the fons also of Adin; Ebed the son
diah the son of Michael, and with him four-
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
iż And of the fons of Azgad; Johanan, * *Or, the younge?
whose names are these, Eliphelet, Jeiel,
river that runneth to Ahava ; and there 26 And whosoever will not do the law of
B b b 2
tor, Zaccur, a