Ezra 8:15-20 KJV

15 And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: 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 .
17 And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia, and I tolda * them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Nethinims * , at the place Casiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.

References for Ezra 8:17

    • – 8:17 - I told...: Heb. I put words in their mouth
      18 And by the good hand 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 * ;
      19 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 twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.