These are now the chief of their fathers, and this is the genealogy of them that went up with me from Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king.2
Of the sons of Phinehas;Gershom: of the sons of Ithamar;Daniel: of the sons of David;Hattush.3
Of the sons of Shechaniah, of the sons of Pharosh;Zechariah: and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males an hundred and fifty.4
Of the sons of Pahathmoab;Elihoenai the son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundredmales.5
Of the sons of Shechaniah; the son of Jahaziel, and with him threehundredmales.6
Of the sons also of Adin;Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with him fiftymales.7
And of the sons of Elam;Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him seventymales.8
And of the sons of Shephatiah;Zebadiah the son of Michael, and with him fourscoremales.9
Of the sons of Joab;Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteenmales.10
And of the sons of Shelomith; the son of Josiphiah, and with him an hundred and threescoremales.11
And of the sons of Bebai;Zechariah the son of Bebai, and with him twenty and eightmales.12
And of the sonsa of Azgad;Johanan the son of Hakkatan, and with him an hundred and tenmales.13
And of the lastsons of Adonikam, whose names are these, Eliphelet,Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them threescoremales.14
Of the sons also of Bigvai;Uthai, and Zabbud ,b and with them seventymales.15
And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tentsthreedays: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.16
Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding .
And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the placeCasiphia, and I toldc them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Nethinims , at the placeCasiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.18
And by the goodhand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren,eighteen ;
And Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, his brethren and their sons,twenty;20
Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twentyNethinims: all of them were expressed by name.21
Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a rightway for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.22
For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king,saying , The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.
So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.
Then I separatedtwelveof the chief of the priests,Sherebiah,Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,
And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors , and his lords, and all Israel there present , had offered :
I even weighed unto their handsixhundred and fiftytalents of silver, and silvervessels an hundredtalents, and of gold an hundredtalents;27
Also twentybasons of gold, of a thousanddrams; and twovessels of finedcopper,precious as gold.28
And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the LORD; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the LORDGod of your fathers.29Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.30
So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.31
Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfthday of the firstmonth, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy , and of such as lay in wait by the way.32
And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there threedays.33
Now on the fourthday was the silver and the gold and the vesselsweighed in the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui,Levites;34
By number and by weight of every one: and all the weight was written at that time.