Now after this, in the reign of Ar-ta-xerx'es king of Persia, Ezra the son of Serai'ah, son of Azari'ah, son of Hilki'ah,
son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahi'tub,
son of Amari'ah, son of Azari'ah, son of Merai'oth,
son of Zerahi'ah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki,
son of Abi'shu-a, son of Phin'ehas, son of Elea'zar, son of Aaron the chief priest--
this Ezra went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the law of Moses which the LORD the God of Israel had given; and the king granted him all that he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was upon him.
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