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Ezra 8 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:1 - Now these are the heads of their fathers' houses, and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Bavel, in the reign of Artachshasta the king:
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:2 - Of the sons of Pinechas, Gershom. Of the sons of Itamar, Daniyel. Of the sons of David, Hattush.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:3 - Of the sons of Shekhanyahu, of the sons of Par`osh, Zekharyah; and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males one hundred fifty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:4 - Of the sons of Pachat-Mo'av, Elyeho`enai the son of Zerachyah; and with him two hundred males.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:5 - Of the sons of Shekhanyahu, the son of Yachazi'el; and with him three hundred males.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:6 - Of the sons of `Adin, `Eved the son of Yonatan; and with him fifty males.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:7 - Of the sons of `Elam, Yesha`yah the son of `Atalyah; and with him seventy males.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:8 - Of the sons of Shefatyah, Zevadyah the son of Mikha'el; and with him eighty males.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:9 - Of the sons of Yo'av, `Ovadyah the son of Yechi'el; and with him two hundred and eighteen males.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:10 - Of the sons of Shelomit, the son of Yosifyah; and with him one hundred sixty males.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:11 - Of the sons of Bevai, Zekharyah the son of Bevai; and with him twenty-eight males.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:12 - Of the sons of Azgad, Yochanan the son of Katan; and with him one hundred ten males.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:13 - Of the sons of Adonikam, who were the last; and these are their names: Elifelet, Ye`u'el, and Shemayah; and with them sixty males.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:14 - Of the sons of Bigvai, `Utai and Zakkur; and with them seventy males.

Ezra Sends for Levites

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:15 - I gathered them together to the river that runs to Ahava; and there we encamped three days: and I viewed the people, and the Kohanim, and found there none of the sons of Levi.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:16 - Then sent I for Eli`ezer, for Ari'el, for Shemayah, and for Elnatan, and for Yariv, and for Elnatan, and for Natan, and for Zekharyah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Yoiariv, and for Elnatan, who were teachers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:17 - I sent them forth to `Iddo the chief at the place Kasifyah; and I told them what they should tell `Iddo, and his brothers the temple servants, at the place Kasifyah, that they should bring to us ministers for the house of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:18 - According to the good hand of our God on us they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Machli, the son of Levi, the son of Yisra'el; and Sherevyah, with his sons and his brothers, eighteen;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:19 - and Hashavyah, and with him Yesha`yah of the sons of Merari, his brothers and their sons, twenty;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:20 - and of the temple servants, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty temple servants: all of them were mentioned by name.

Protection of God Invoked

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:21 - Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a straight way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:22 - For I was ashamed to ask of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way, because we had spoken to the king, saying, The hand of our God is on all those who seek him, for good; but his power and his wrath is against all those who forsake him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:23 - So we fasted and begged our God for this: and he was entreated of us.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:24 - Then I set apart twelve of the chiefs of the Kohanim, even Sherevyah, Hashavyah, and ten of their brothers with them,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:25 - and weighed to them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering for the house of our God, which the king, and his counselors, and his princes, and all Yisra'el there present, had offered:
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:26 - I weighed into their hand six hundred fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels one hundred talents; of gold one hundred talents;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:27 - and twenty bowls of gold, of one thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:28 - I said to them, You are holy to the LORD, and the vessels are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill-offering to the LORD, the God of your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:29 - Watch you, and keep them, until you weigh them before the chiefs of the Kohanim and the Levites, and the princes of the fathers' houses of Yisra'el, at Yerushalayim, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:30 - So the Kohanim and the Levites received the weight of the silver and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Yerushalayim to the house of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:31 - Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go to Yerushalayim: and the hand of our God was on us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the bandit by the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:32 - We came to Yerushalayim, and abode there three days.

Treasure Placed in the Temple

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:33 - On the fourth day the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed in the house of our God into the hand of Meremot the son of Uriyah the Kohen; and with him was El`azar the son of Pinechas; and with them was Yozavad the son of Yeshua, and No`adyah the son of Binnui, the Levite;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:34 - the whole by number and by weight: and all the weight was written at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:35 - The children of the captivity, who had come out of exile, offered burnt offerings to the God of Yisra'el, twelve bulls for all Yisra'el, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and twelve male goats for a sin-offering: all this was a burnt offering to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:36 - They delivered the king's commissions to the king's satraps, and to the governors beyond the River: and they furthered the people and the house of God.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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