These sought their registration among those enrolled in the genealogies, but it was not found there, so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.
1The 2governor told them that they were not to partake of the most holy food until a priest with Urim and Thummim should arise.
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The whole assembly together was 42,360,
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besides their male and female servants, of whom there were 7,337. And they had 245 singers, male and female.
Their horses were 736, their mules 245,
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their camels 435, and their donkeys 6,720.
Now some of the heads of fathers' houses gave to the work. The 3governor gave to the treasury 1,000 darics of gold, 50 basins, 30 priests' garments and 500 minas of silver.
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[See ver. 65 above]
And some of the heads of fathers' houses gave into the treasury of the work 20,000 darics of gold and 2,200 minas of silver.
4And what the rest of the people gave was 20,000 darics of gold, 2,000 minas of silver, and 67 priests' garments.
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So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and all Israel, lived in their towns. 5And when the seventh month had come, the people of Israel were in their towns.
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