11Now afterthesethings, in the reign of 2Artaxerxesking of Persia, there went up Ezrason of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah,
2son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub,
3son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth,
4son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki,
5son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the chiefpriest.
6ThisEzrawent up from Babylon, and he was a 3scribeskilled in the law of Moses, which the LORDGod of Israel had given; and the kinggranted him allahe requested4because the hand of the LORD his God was upon him.
75Some of the sons of Israel and some of the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers and the templeservantswent up to Jerusalem in the seventhyear of KingArtaxerxes.
He came to Jerusalem in the fifthmonth, which was in the seventhyear of the king.
For on the first of the firstmonthbhe began to go up from Babylon; and on the first of the fifthmonth he came to Jerusalem, 6because the goodhand of his God was upon him.
For Ezra had set his heart to cstudy the law of the LORD and to practice it, and 7to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.