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Ezra 8

GNT 1 This is the list of the heads of the clans who had been in exile in Babylonia and who returned with Ezra to Jerusalem when Artaxerxes was emperor: NIV 1 These are the family heads and those registered with them who came up with me from Babylon during the reign of King Artaxerxes: GNT 2 Gershom, of the clan of Phinehas. Daniel, of the clan of Ithamar. Hattush son of Shecaniah, of the clan of David NIV 2 of the descendants of Phinehas, Gershom; of the descendants of Ithamar, Daniel; of the descendants of David, Hattush GNT 3 Zechariah, of the clan of Parosh, with 150 men of his clan (there were records of their ancestry) NIV 3 of the descendants of Shekaniah; of the descendants of Parosh, Zechariah, and with him were registered 150 men; GNT 4 Eliehoenai son of Zerahiah, of the clan of Pahath Moab, with 200 men NIV 4 of the descendants of Pahath-Moab, Eliehoenai son of Zerahiah, and with him 200 men; GNT 5 Shecaniah son of Jahaziel, of the clan of Zattu, with 300 men NIV 5 of the descendants of Zattu, Shekaniah son of Jahaziel, and with him 300 men; GNT 6 Ebed son of Jonathan, of the clan of Adin, with 50 men NIV 6 of the descendants of Adin, Ebed son of Jonathan, and with him 50 men; GNT 7 Jeshaiah son of Athaliah, of the clan of Elam, with 70 men NIV 7 of the descendants of Elam, Jeshaiah son of Athaliah, and with him 70 men; GNT 8 Zebadiah son of Michael, of the clan of Shephatiah, with 80 men NIV 8 of the descendants of Shephatiah, Zebadiah son of Michael, and with him 80 men; GNT 9 Obadiah son of Jehiel, of the clan of Joab, with 218 men NIV 9 of the descendants of Joab, Obadiah son of Jehiel, and with him 218 men; GNT 10 Shelomith son of Josiphiah, of the clan of Bani, with 160 men NIV 10 of the descendants of Bani, Shelomith son of Josiphiah, and with him 160 men; GNT 11 Zechariah son of Bebai, of the clan of Bebai, with 28 men NIV 11 of the descendants of Bebai, Zechariah son of Bebai, and with him 28 men; GNT 12 Johanan son of Hakkatan, of the clan of Azgad, with 110 men NIV 12 of the descendants of Azgad, Johanan son of Hakkatan, and with him 110 men; GNT 13 Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah, of the clan of Adonikam, with 60 men (they returned at a later date) NIV 13 of the descendants of Adonikam, the last ones, whose names were Eliphelet, Jeuel and Shemaiah, and with them 60 men; GNT 14 Uthai and Zaccur, of the clan of Bigvai, with 70 men NIV 14 of the descendants of Bigvai, Uthai and Zakkur, and with them 70 men. GNT 15 I assembled the entire group by the canal that runs to the town of Ahava, and we camped there three days. I found that there were priests in the group, but no Levites. NIV 15 I assembled them at the canal that flows toward Ahava, and we camped there three days. When I checked among the people and the priests, I found no Levites there. GNT 16 I sent for nine of the leaders: Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, and for two teachers, Joiarib and Elnathan. NIV 16 So I summoned Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah and Meshullam, who were leaders, and Joiarib and Elnathan, who were men of learning, GNT 17 I sent them to Iddo, head of the community at Casiphia, to ask him and his associates, the Temple workers, to send us people to serve God in the Temple. NIV 17 and I ordered them to go to Iddo, the leader in Kasiphia. I told them what to say to Iddo and his fellow Levites, the temple servants in Kasiphia, so that they might bring attendants to us for the house of our God. GNT 18 Through God's grace they sent us Sherebiah, an able man, a Levite from the clan of Mahli; and eighteen of his sons and brothers came with him. NIV 18 Because the gracious hand of our God was on us, they brought us Sherebiah, a capable man, from the descendants of Mahli son of Levi, the son of Israel, and Sherebiah’s sons and brothers, 18 in all; GNT 19 They also sent Hashabiah and Jeshaiah of the clan of Merari, with twenty of their relatives. NIV 19 and Hashabiah, together with Jeshaiah from the descendants of Merari, and his brothers and nephews, 20 in all. GNT 20 In addition there were 220 Temple workers whose ancestors had been designated by King David and his officials to assist the Levites. They were all listed by name. NIV 20 They also brought 220 of the temple servants—a body that David and the officials had established to assist the Levites. All were registered by name. GNT 21 There by the Ahava Canal I gave orders for us all to fast and humble ourselves before our God and to ask him to lead us on our journey and protect us and our children and all our possessions. NIV 21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. GNT 22 I would have been ashamed to ask the emperor for a troop of cavalry to guard us from any enemies during our journey, because I had told him that our God blesses everyone who trusts him, but that he is displeased with and punishes anyone who turns away from him. NIV 22 I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him.” GNT 23 So we fasted and prayed for God to protect us, and he answered our prayers. NIV 23 So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer. GNT 24 From among the leading priests I chose Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten others. NIV 24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, namely, Sherebiah, Hashabiah and ten of their brothers, GNT 25 Then I weighed out the silver, the gold, and the utensils which the emperor, his advisers and officials, and the people of Israel had given to be used in the Temple, and I gave it to the priests. NIV 25 and I weighed out to them the offering of silver and gold and the articles that the king, his advisers, his officials and all Israel present there had donated for the house of our God. GNT 26 This is what I gave them: silver - 22 tonnes, 100 silver utensils - 70 kilogrammes NIV 26 I weighed out to them 650 talents of silver, silver articles weighing 100 talents, 100 talents of gold, GNT 27 gold - 3,400 kilogrammes, 20 gold bowls - 8.4 kilogrammes, 2 fine bronze bowls, equal in value to gold bowls NIV 27 20 bowls of gold valued at 1,000 darics, and two fine articles of polished bronze, as precious as gold. GNT 28 I said to them, "You are sacred to the Lord, the God of your ancestors, and so are all the silver and gold utensils brought to him as freewill offerings. NIV 28 I said to them, “You as well as these articles are consecrated to the LORD. The silver and gold are a freewill offering to the LORD, the God of your ancestors. GNT 29 Guard them carefully until you reach the Temple. There in the priests' rooms weigh them and turn them over to the leaders of the priests and of the Levites, and to the leaders of the people of Israel in Jerusalem." NIV 29 Guard them carefully until you weigh them out in the chambers of the house of the LORD in Jerusalem before the leading priests and the Levites and the family heads of Israel.” GNT 30 So the priests and the Levites took charge of the silver, the gold, and the utensils, to take them to the Temple in Jerusalem. NIV 30 Then the priests and Levites received the silver and gold and sacred articles that had been weighed out to be taken to the house of our God in Jerusalem. GNT 31 It was on the twelfth day of the first month that we left the Ahava Canal to go to Jerusalem. Our God was with us and protected us from enemy attacks and from ambush as we traveled. NIV 31 On the twelfth day of the first month we set out from the Ahava Canal to go to Jerusalem. The hand of our God was on us, and he protected us from enemies and bandits along the way. GNT 32 When we reached Jerusalem, we rested three days. NIV 32 So we arrived in Jerusalem, where we rested three days. GNT 33 Then on the fourth day we went to the Temple, weighed the silver, the gold, and the utensils, and turned them over to Meremoth the priest, son of Uriah. With him were Eleazar son of Phinehas and two Levites, Jozabad son of Jeshua and Noadiah son of Binnui. NIV 33 On the fourth day, in the house of our God, we weighed out the silver and gold and the sacred articles into the hands of Meremoth son of Uriah, the priest. Eleazar son of Phinehas was with him, and so were the Levites Jozabad son of Jeshua and Noadiah son of Binnui. GNT 34 Everything was counted and weighed, and a complete record was made at the same time. NIV 34 Everything was accounted for by number and weight, and the entire weight was recorded at that time. GNT 35 All those who had returned from exile then brought offerings to be burned as sacrifices to the God of Israel. They offered 12 bulls for all Israel, 96 rams, and 77 lambs; they also offered 12 goats to purify themselves from sin. All these animals were burned as sacrifices to the Lord. NIV 35 Then the exiles who had returned from captivity sacrificed burnt offerings to the God of Israel: twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven male lambs and, as a sin offering, twelve male goats. All this was a burnt offering to the LORD. GNT 36 They also took the document the emperor had given them and gave it to the governors and officials of West-of-Euphrates Province, who then gave their support to the people and the Temple worship. NIV 36 They also delivered the king’s orders to the royal satraps and to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, who then gave assistance to the people and to the house of God.

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