Ezra 1:9

9 This was the inventory:

Ezra 1:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives,
ESV
9 And this was the number of them: basins of gold, 1,000 basins of silver, 29 censers,
NLT
9 This is a list of the items that were returned: gold basins 30 silver basins 1,000 silver incense burners 29
MSG
9 30 gold dishes 1,000 silver dishes
CSB
9 This was the inventory: 30 gold basins, 1,000 silver basins, 29 silver knives,

Ezra 1:9 Meaning and Commentary

Ezra 1:9

And this is the number of them
Of the vessels delivered, as follows:

thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver;
these, according to Ben Melech, were vessels in which water was put to wash hands in; but rather they were, as Aben Ezra observes from the Jerusalem Talmud F18, vessels in which they gathered the blood of lambs and bullocks slain for sacrifices:

nine and twenty knives;
which, because the handles of them were of gold or silver, were valuable, and might be very large knives, and what the priests used in slaying and cutting up the sacrifices.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 T. Hieros. Yoma, fol. 41. 1.

Ezra 1:9 In-Context

7 Moreover, King Cyrus brought out the articles belonging to the temple of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem and had placed in the temple of his god.
8 Cyrus king of Persia had them brought by Mithredath the treasurer, who counted them out to Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah.
9 This was the inventory:
10 gold bowls, 30 matching silver bowls, 410 other articles, 1,000
11 In all, there were 5,400 articles of gold and of silver. Sheshbazzar brought all these along with the exiles when they came up from Babylon to Jerusalem.