And whosoever remaineth in any place where he
Is left behind, and cannot go up through poverty, not having a sufficiency to bear his charges in his journey to Jerusalem:
let the men of his place keep him with silver, and with
gold, and with
goods, and with beasts;
with money to bear the expenses of his journey, with goods to furnish his house, or trade with, when he came to Judea, and with cattle to carry him, and his goods, and to till the ground with, when he came thither; and the men exhorted to this are either the Gentiles that dwelt in the cities where these poor Jews were, or the richer Jews, who chose as yet not to go up until they saw how things would succeed; and are therefore called upon to assist their brethren who had a will, but not ability:
besides the freewill offering for the house of God that is
which they freely gave, and sent by them for the rebuilding of the temple.