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Ezra 8:24-30 (English Standard Version)

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Priests to Guard Offerings

24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests: 1Sherebiah, 2Hashabiah, and ten of their kinsmen with them. 25 And I weighed out to them the 3silver and the gold and the vessels, the offering for the house of our God that the king and his 4counselors and his lords and all Israel there present had offered. 26 5I weighed out into their hand 650 talentsa of silver, and silver vessels worth 200 talents,b and 100 talents of gold, 27 20 bowls of gold worth 1,000 darics,c and two vessels of fine bright bronze as precious as gold. 28 And I said to them, 6"You are holy to the LORD, and 7the vessels are holy, and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the LORD, the God of your fathers. 29 Guard them and keep them until you weigh them before the chief priests and the Levites and the heads of fathers' houses in Israel at Jerusalem, 8within the chambers of the house of the LORD." 30 So the priests and the Levites 9took over the weight of the silver and the gold and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem, to the house of our God.
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