31 Then we journeyed from 1the river Ahava on 2the twelfth * of the first month to go to Jerusalem; and 3the hand of our God was over us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the ambushes by the way.
32 4Thus we came to Jerusalem and remained there three days.

Treasure Placed in the Temple

33 On the fourth day the silver and the gold and the utensils 5were weighed out in the house of our God into the hand of 6Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest, and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them were the Levites, Jozabad the son of Jeshua and Noadiah the son of Binnui.
34 Everything was numbered and weighed, and all the weight was recorded at that time.
35 7The exiles * who had come from the captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: 8 12 * bulls for all Israel, 96 rams, 77 * lambs, 12 * male goats for a sin offering, all as a burnt offering to the LORD.
36 Then 9they delivered the king's edicts to 10the king's satraps and to the governors in the provinces beyond the River, and they supported the people and the house of God.