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! See ch. . 55.

* See ch. 2. 1.

* See ch. 2. 10.

See ch. 4. 44.

P Ch. ch. 2. 12

"ch, 8. 19, 21. Judith 13. 18. Rest of Esth. 16. 16. Cp Mark 5.7.

7 u Cælesyria and Phænicia, and Sath

1-15,
Ree Ezra 6.
13-22.

Chaldeans; 161 and they pulled down look diligently to help those that be of
the house, and burned it, and carried the captivity of Judæa, till the house of
away the people captives unto Babylon. the Lord be finished : 29 and that out of
19 m But in the first year that Cyrus the tribute of u Cælesyria and Phænicia " See ch. 2.
reigned over the country of Babylon, a portion be carefully given these men
king Cyrus wrote to build up this house for the sacrifices of the Lord, that is, to
18 n And the holy vessels of gold and of Zorobabel the governor, for bullocks,
silver, that Nabuchodonosor had carried and rams, and lambs; 30 and also corn,
away out of the house at Jerusalem, salt, wine, and oil, and that continually
and had set up in his own temple, every year without further question,
o those Cyrus the king brought forth according as the priests that be in Jeru-
again out of the temple in Babylonia, salem shall signify to be daily spent :
and they were delivered to Zorobabel 31 that drink offerings may be made to
and to lp Sanabassarus the governor, the Most High God for the king and
19 with commandment that he should for his children, and that they may pray
carry away ?all these vessels, and put for their lives. 3a And that command
them in the temple at Jerusalem; and ment be given that whosoever shall
that the temple of the Lord should be transgress, yea, or neglect anything
built in its place. 20 Then P Sanabas. herein written, out of his own house
sarus, being come hither, laid the foun. shall a tree be taken, and he thereon
dations of the house of the Lord which be hanged, and all his goods seized for
is in Jerusalem; and from that time the king. 33 The Lord therefore, whose
to this being still a building, it is not name is there called upon, utterly de.
yet fully ended. 21 Now therefore, if it stroy every king and nation, that shall
seem good, o king, let search be made stretch out his hand to hinder or en-
among the royal archives of our lord damage that house of the Lord in
the king that are in Babylon : 22 and if Jerusalem. 341 Darius the king have
it be found that the building of the ordained that according unto these
house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem things it be done with diligence.
hath been done with the consent of I w Then Sisinnes the governor of For ver.
king Cyrus, and it seem good unto our
lord the king, let him signify unto us rabuzanes, with their companions,
thereof.

following the commandments of king
239 Then commanded king Darius to Darius, a did very carefully oversee the
seek among the archives that were laid holy works, assisting the elders of the

up at Babylon: and so at "Ecbatana Jews and rulers of the temple. 3 And Cp. Ezra the palace, which is in the country of so the holy works prospered, while

Media, there was found a 8 roll wherein Aggæus and Zacharias the prophets
these things were recorded. 24 In the prophesied. 4 And they finished these
first year of the reign of Cyrus king things by the commandment of the
Cyrus commanded to build up the house Lord, the God of Israel, and with the
of the Lord which is in Jerusalem, where consent of Cyrus, Darins, and Ar-
they do sacrifice with continual fire: taxerxes, kings of the Persians. 5 And
25 whose height shall be sixty cubits, and thus was 5the house finished by the
the breadth sixty cubits, with three rows x three and twentieth day of the month + (p. Ezra
of hewn stones, and one row of new Adar, in the sixth year of king Darius.
wood of that country; and the expenses 6 And the children of Israel, the priests,
thereof to be given out of the house of and the Levites, and the other that were
king Cyrus: 26 and that n the holy vessels of the captivity, that were added unto
of the house of the Lord, both of gold them, did according to the things written
and silver, that Nabuchodonosor took in the book of Moses. 7 And to the
out of the house at Jerusalem, and car- dedication of the temple of the Lord
ried away to Babylon, should be restored they offered a hundred bullocks, two
to the house at Jerusalem, and be set hundred rams, four hundred lambs;
in the place where they were before. Sand twelve he-goats for the sin of all

27 And also he commanded that Sisinnes Israel, according to the number of the Cp ver.29 the governor of Syria and Phænicia, twelve 6 princes of the tribes of Israel.

! For ver.
23-341,
see Ezra 6.
1-12.

6. 2.

• Ex. 29. 42 & 30. 8. Num. 16. 46 & 18. 6.

6. 15.

and Sathrabuzanes, and their com- 9 The priests also and the Levites stood
panions, and those which were ap- arrayed in their vestments, according to
pointed rulers in Syria and Phænicia, their kindreds, for the services of the
should be careful not to meddle with Lord, v the God of Israel, according to Luke 1.68.
the place, but suffer Zorobabel, the the book of Moses: and the porters at
servant of the Lord, and governor of every gate.
Judæa, and the elders of the Jews, to 10 And the children of Israel that came
build that house of the Lord in its place. out of the captivity held the passover
28 And I also do command to have it the fourteenth day of the first month,
built up whole again; and that they when the priests and the Levites were

| Another reading is, Sabanassarus. 2 Another reading is, the same. 3. Another reading is place.
* Another reading is, afore spoken or written. 6 Another reading is, the holy house. Another
reading in, trives of Israel.

& ch, 7. 1.

For ver. 58-62 see Ezra 3. 8-11. . See ver. 5.

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1-22

see Ezra

& ver. 2.

ch. 4. 63.

17.

1. 68.

For yer.

12, 13.

laid the foundation of the temple of finishing of the building all the time
God on the new moon of the second that king Cyrus lived: so they were
month, in the second year after they hindered from building for the space of
were come to Jewry and Jerusalem. two years, until the reign of Darius.
58 y And they Levites from

the second year of the Ezra 4. 24
Lord. Then stood up > Jesus, and his rias the son of 5 Addo, the prophets,
sons and brethren, and Kadmiel his bro- prophesied unto the Jews in Jewry and

ch. 5. ther, and the sons of Jesus, Emadabun, Jerusalem; in the name of the Lord, and the sons of Joda the son of Iliadun, the God of Israel, prophesied they anto and their sons and brethren, all the them. 3 Then stood up Zorobabel the Levites, with one accord setters forward son of Salathiel, and Jesus the son of of the business, labouring to advance Josedek, and began to build the house the works in the house of God. So the of the Lord at Jerusalem, the prophets builders builded the temple of the Lord. of the Lord being with them, and helping 59 And the priests stood arrayed in their them. 39 At the same time came unto Cp. Ezra vestments a with musical instruments them Sisinnes the governor of Syria ncp. ch. 2 and trumpets, and the Levites the sons and Phænicia, with ?

7 Sathrabuzanes of Asaph with their cymbals, 60 singing and his companions, and said unto songs of thanksgiving, and praising the them, 4 By whose appointment do ye Lord, after the order of David king of build this house and this roof, and per. Israel. 61 And they sang aloud, praising form all the other things ? and who are the Lord in songs of thanksgiving, be the builders that perform these things ? cause his goodness and his glory are 5 Nevertheless the elders of the Jews for ever in all Israel. 62 And all the obtained favour, because the Lord had people sounded trumpets, and shouted é visited the captivity; 6 and they were Cp. Luke with a loud voice, singing songs of not hindered from building, until such thanksgiving unto the Lord for the time as communication was made unto rearing up of the house of the Lord. Darius concerning them, and his answer

63 b Also of the priests the Levites, and signified.
sce Ezra 3. of the heads of their families, the 7 The copy of the letter which Sisinnes,

ancients who had seen the former house governor of Syria and Phænicia, and
came to the building of this with la- Sathrabuzanes, with their companions,
mentation and great weeping. 64 But the rulers in Syria and Phænicia, wrote
many with trumpets and joy shouted and sent unto Darius; 8 To king Da-
with loud voice, 65 insomuch that the rius, I greeting: Let all things be known ch. 8. 9.
people heard not the trumpets for the unto our lord the king, that being coine

Esth. 16.1.
weeping of the people: for the multitude into the country of Judæa, and entered
sounded marvellously, so that it was into the city of Jerusalem, we found in
heard afar off.

the city of Jerusalem the elders of the 66 c Wherefore when the enemies of Jews that were of the captivity 9 build66–73, the tribe of Judah and Benjamin heard ing a house unto the Lord, great and

Cp. Ezra 3. it, they came to know what that noise new, of hewn and costly stones, with of trumpets should mean. 67 And they timber laid in the walls. 10 And those perceived that they that were of the works are done with great speed, and captivity did build the temple unto the the work goeth on prosperously in their Lord, the God of Israel. 68 So they hands, and with all glory and diligence went to Zorobabel and <Jesus, and to is it accomplished. It Then asked we the chief men of the families, and said these elders, saying, By whose comunto them, We will build together with mandment build ye this house, and you. 69 For we likewise, as ye, do obey lay the foundations of these works?

your Lord, and do sacrifice unto him 12 Therefore, to the intent that we Cp. Ezra from the days of 1d Asbasareth the king might give knowledge unto thee by

of the Assyrians, who brought us hither. writing who were the chief doers, we
70 Then Zorobabel and Jesus and the questioned them, and we required of
chief men of the families of Israel said them the names in writing of their prin-
unto them, It is not ? for you to build cipal men. 13 So they gave us this
the house unto the Lord our God. answer, We are the servants of the
71 We ourselves alone will build unto Lord which made heaven and earth.
the Lord of Israel, according as Cyrus 14 And as for this house, it was builded
the king of the Persians hath com many years ago by a king of Israel
manded us. 72 But the heathen of the great and strong, and was finished.
land lying heavy upon the inhabitants 15 But when our fathers sinned against
of Judæa, and 8 holding them strait, hin the Lord of Israel which is in heaven,
dered their building; 73 and 4 by their and k provoked him unto wrath, he gave Co. Heb.
secret plots, and popular persuasions them over into the hands of Nabucho-
and commotions, they hindered the donosor king of Babylon, king of the

! Another reading is, Axbacaphath. 2 Another reading is, for us and you. 3 Or, besieging them
Another reading is, leading the people astray in counsel, and raising comemwtions.

5 Iddo, Another
Tattenai. Shethar-bosenai.

Rest of

1 Macc. 10. 25 & 11. 32 2 Macc, 11. 34. Acts 15. 33 & 23. 26

• For ver.

see Ezra 4. 1-5.

7.

4. 2.

3. 16.

,

I See ch. 1. 55.

* See ch. 2

1.

* See ch. 2. 10.

44.

12.

21. Judith 13.

18.

Esth. 16. 16.

5. 7.

1-15,

13-02

Chaldeans; 161 and they pulled down look diligently to help those that be of
the house, and burned it, and carried the captivity of Judæa, till the house of

away the people captives unto Babylon. the Lord be finished : 29 and that out of See ch. 2. 17 But in the first year that Cyrus the tribute of u Cælesyria and Phænicia

17. reigned over the country of Babylon, a portion be carefully given these men king Cyrus wrote to build up this house. for the sacrifices of the Lord, that is, to 18 n And the holy vessels of gold and of Zorobabel the governor, for bullocks, silver, that Nabuchodonosor had carried and rams, and lambs; 30 and also corn, away out of the house at Jerusalem, salt, wine, and oil, and that continually

and had set up in his own temple, every year without further question, • See ch, 4. o those Cyrus the king brought forth according as the priests that be in Jeru

again out of the temple in Babylonia, salem shall signify to be daily spent:

and they were delivered to Zorobabel 31 that drink offerings may be made to P Cp. c. 2. and to 1p Sanabassarus the governor, the v Most High God for the king and ch. E. 19,

19 with commandment that he should for his children, and that they may pray
carry away all these vessels, and put for their lives. 32 And that command-
them in the temple at Jerusalem; and ment be given that whosoever shall

Rest of
that the temple of the Lord should be transgress, yea, or neglect anything
built in its place. 20 Then P Sanabas- herein written, out of his own house Cp. Mark
sarus, being come hither, laid the foun- shall a tree be taken, and he thereon
dations of the house of the Lord which be hanged, and all his goods seized for
is in Jerusalem; and from that time the king. 33 The Lord therefore, whose
to this being still a building, it is not name is there called upon, utterly de-
yet fully ended. 21 Now therefore, if it stroy every king and nation, that shall
seem good, O king, let search be made stretch out his hand to hinder or en.
among the royal archives of our lord damage that house of the Lord in
the king that are in Babylon : 22 and if Jerusalem. 341 Darius the king have
it be found that the building of the ordained that according unto these
house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem things it be done with diligence.
hath been done with the consent of I to Then Sisinnes the governor of * For ver.
king Cyrus, and it seem good unto our u Cælesyria and Phænicia, and Sath-

see Ezra 6. lord the king, let him signify unto us rabuzanes, with their companions, thereof.

following the commandments of king 239 Then commanded king Darius to Darius, 2 did very carefully oversee the

seek among the archives that were laid holy works, assisting the elders of the see Ezra 6.

up at Babylon: and so at "Ecbatana Jews and rulers of the temple. 3 And Cp. Ezra the palace, which is in the country of so the holy works prospered, while

Media, there was found a roll wherein Aggæus and Zacharias the prophets
these things were recorded. 24 In the prophesied. 4 And they finished these
first year of the reign of Cyrus king Things by the commandment of the
Cyrus commanded to build up the house Lord, the God of Israel, and with the
of the Lord which is in Jerusalem, where consent of Cyrus, Darius, and Ar.

& For ver. 2-34,

1-12.

6. 2.

they do sacrifice with 8continual fire: taxerxes, kings of the Persians. 5 And & 30. 8.

25 whose height shall be sixty cubits, and thus was 5the house finished by the & 28. 6. the breadth sixty cubits, with three rows three and twentieth day of the month * Cp. Ezra

of hewn stones, and one row of new Adar, in the sixth year of king Darius.
wood of that country; and the expenses 6 And the children of Israel, the priests,
thereof to be given out of the house of and the Levites, and the other that were
king Cyrus: 26 and that n the holy vessels of the captivity, that were added unto
of the house of the Lord, both of gold them, did according to the things written
and silver, that Nabuchodonosor took in the book of Moses. 7 And to the
out of the house at Jerusalem, and car- dedication of the temple of the Lord
ried away to Babylon, should be restored they offered a hundred bullocks, two
to the house at Jerusalem, and be set hundred rams, four hundred lambs ;
in the place where they were before. 8and twelve he-goats for the sin of all

27 And also he commanded that Sisinnes Israel, according to the number of the ver. 29 the governor of 'Syria and Phænicia, twelve princes of the tribes of Israel. & ch7. 1.

and Sathrabuzanes, and their com- 9 The priests also and the Levites stood
panions, and those which were ap- arrayed in their vestments, according to
pointed rulers in Syria and Phænicia, their kindreds, for the services of the
should be careful not to meddle with Lord, v the God of Israel, according to Luke 1.69.
the place, but suffer Zorobabel, the the book of Moses: and the porters at
servant of the Lord, and governor of every gate.
Judæa, and the elders of the Jews, to 10 And the children of Israel that came
build that house of the Lord in its place. out of the captivity held the passover
28 And I also do command to have it the fourteenth day of the first month,
built up whole again; and that they when the priests and the Levites were

Another reading is, Sabanassarus. 2 Another reading is, the same. 3 Another reading is, place.
Another reading is, a fore spoken or written. 5 Another reading is, the holy house.
reading is, tribes of Israel.

• Ex. 29. 42

Num. 16. 46

6. 15.

6 Another

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ch. 7. b For ver. 1, 2, See 1 Chr. 6. 4-14 & 2 Esd. 1 1-3.

CHAP. 7, v. 10.)

sanctified together, 11 land all they that depart with thee, as it hath seemed
were of the captivity; for they were good both to me and my seven friends Cp. Esth.
sanctified. For the Levites were all the counsellors; sa that they may look

1. 14
sanctified together, 12 and they offered unto the affairs of Judæa and Jerusalem,
the passover for all them of the cap. agreeably to that which is in the law of
tivity, and for their brethren the priests, the Lord, 13 and carry the gifts unto
and for themselves. 13 And the children the Lord of Israel to Jerusalem, which
of Israel that came out of the captivity I and my friends have vowed; and that
did eat, even all they that had separated all the gold and silver that can be found
themselves from the abominations of the in the country of Babylonia for the Lord
heathen of the land, and sought the in Jerusalem, 14 with that also which is

Lord. 14 And they kept the feast of given of the people for the temple of • Ezra 6. 22

unleavened bread seven days, making the Lord their God that is at Jerusalem,
merry before the Lord, 15 for that he be collected: even the gold and silver
had turned the counsel of <the king of for bullocks, rams, and lambs, and
Assyria toward them, to strengthen their things thereunto appertaining; 15 to the
hands in the works of the Lord, ythe end that they may offer sacrifices unto
God of Israel.

the Lord upon the altar of the Lord . For ver.

1a And after these things, when their God, which is in Jerusalem. 16 And 1-27,

Artaxerxes the king of the Persians whatsoever thou and thy brethren are see Ezra

reigned, came bEsdras the son of minded to do with gold and silver, that Azaraias, the son of Zechrias, the son perform, according to the will of thy of Helkias, the son of Salem, 2 the son God. 17 And the holy vessels the of Sadduk, the son of Ahitob, the son of Lord, which are given thee for the use Amarias, the son of Ozias, 2 the son of of the temple of thy God, which is in Memeroth, the son of Zaraias, the son Jerusalem: 18 and whatsoever thing else of Savias, the son of Boccas, the son of thou shalt remember for the use of the Abisue, the son of Phinees, the son of temple of thy God, thou shalt give it Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief out of the king's treasury. 19 And I priest.

3 This Esdras went up from king Artaxerxes have also commanded Babylon, as being a ready scribe in the the keepers of the treasures in Syria Cp. ch. 2

17. law of Moses, that was given by ythe and Phænicia, that whatsoever Esdras God of Israel. 4 And the king did him the priest and ereader of the law of the honour: for he found grace in his sight Most High God shall send for, they ich. 6. 31. in all his requests. 5 There went up should give it him with all diligence, with him also certain of the children of 20 to the sum of a hundred talents of Israel, and of the priests, and Levites, silver, likewise also of wheat even to a

and holy singers, and porters, and hundred 6 measures, and a hundred yfir. Cp. John vor. 22, 49. 3c temple-servants, unto Jerusalem, 6 in kins of wine, and 7 salt in abundance. ch. 1. 3

the seventh year of the reign of Ar- 21 Let all things be performed after the (& mg. for

taxerxes, in the fifth month, this was law of God diligently unto the Most
the king's seventh year; for they went High God, that wrath come not upon
from Babylon on the new moon of the the kingdom of the king and his sons.
first month, and came to Jerusalem, | 22 I command you also, that no tax, nor

according to the d prosperous journey any other imposition, be laid on any of Cp. Ecclus which the Lord gave them for his the priests, or Levites, or holy singers,

sake. 7 For Esdras had very great or porters, or k temple-servants, or any * ver. 6, 49.
skill, so that he omitted nothing of the that have employment in this temple,
law and commandments of the Lord, and that no man have authority to
but taught all Israel the ordinances and impose anything upon them. 23 And
judgements.

thou, Esdras, according to the wisdom
8 Now the commission, which was of God ordain judges and justices, that

written from Artaxerxes the king, came they may judge in all * Syria and .ch. 9. 39,

to Esdras the priest and ereader of the Phænicia all those that know the law 42, 49

law of the Lord, whereof this that fol. of thy God; and those that know it not
loweth is a copy; 9 King Artaxerxes thou shalt teach. 24 And whosoever

unto Esdras the priest and ereader of shall transgress the law of thy God, I See ch. 6. 7. the law of the Lord, greeting: 10 Having and of the king, shall be punished dili

26.

mg.)
& 8. 29.

d ver. 50.

10. 5.

determined to deal graciously, I have gently, whether it be by death, or other given order, that such of the nation of punishment, by penalty of money, or by the Jews, and of the priests and Levites, Simprisonment. 5 and of those within our realm, as are 25 Then said Esdras the scribe, Blessed willing and desirous, should go with thee be the only Lord, the God of my fathers, unto Jerusalem. 11 As many therefore who hath put these things into the heart as have a mind thereunto, let them of the king, to glorify his house that is

1. Another reading

is, And they that were of the captivity were not all sancti ped together : but the Levites were all sanctified together. And dc. 2 The Vatican Ms. omits the son of Memeroth, the son of

Zaraias, the son of Savias. 3 That is, the Nethinim. * Some MSS. omit for his sake.

Another reading is, being within.

7 So some authorities. See Ezra 7. . The common reading is, other things.

Or, captivity

6 Gr. cors.

For ver.

see Ezra

ver. 6.

in Jerusalem : 26 and hath honoured me of Levi, the son of Israel, 22 Asebebias,
in the sight of the king, and his coun- and his sons, and his brethren, who
sellors, and all his friends and nobles. were eighteen, 48 and 28 Asebias, and
37 Therefore was I encouraged by the Annuus, and Osaias his brother, of the
help of the Lord my God, and gathered sons of Chanuneus, and their sons were
together out of Israel men to go up with twenty men; 49 and of n the temple. * ver. 5, 22.
me. 281 And these are the chief accord- servants whom David and the principal

ing to their families and the several men_had appointed for the service of ch. &

divisions thereof, that went up with me the Levites, two hundred and twenty
from Babylon in the reign of king Ar- temple-servants, the catalogue of all
taxerxes : 29 of the sons of Phinees, their names was shewed. 50 And there
Gerson: of the sons of Ithamar, Gamael: I vowed a fast for the young men before
of the sons of David, 1 Attus 2 the son of our Lord, to desire of him a "prosperous
Sechenias : 30 of the sons of Phoros, journey both for us and for our children
Zacharias; and with him were counted and cattle that were with us: 51 for I
a hundred and fifty men: 31 of the sons was ashamed to ask of the king footmen,
of Phaath Moab, Eliaonias the son of and horsemen, and conduct for safeguard
9 Zaraias, and with him two hundred against our adversaries. 5a For we had
men: 3a * of the sons of Zathoes, Seche. said unto the king, that the power of
nias the son of Jezelus, and with him our Lord would be with them that seek
6 three hundred men: of the sons of him, to support them in all ways.
Adin, Obeth the son of Jonathan, and 53 And again we besought our Lord as
with him two hundred and fifty men: touching these things, and found him
33 of the sons of Elam, Jesias son of favourable unto us. 54 Then I separated
6Gotholias, and with him seventy men: twelve men of the chiefs of the priests,

34 of the sons of Saphatias, 7 Žaraias 24 Eserebias, and Assamias, and ten men
son of Michael, and with him threescore of their brethren with them: 55 and I
and ten men: 35 of the sons of Joab, Pweighed them the silver, and the gold, ver, 56, 62.

Cp. Matt. 8 Abadias son of Jezelus, and with him and the holy vessels of the house of our

28. 15. two hundred and twelve men: 36 10 of Lord, which the king, and his coun. the song of Banias, Salimoth son of sellors, and the nobles, and all Israel, Josaphias, and with him a hundred and had given. 56 And when I had weighed threescore men: 37 of the sons of Babi, it, I delivered unto them six hundred Zacharias son of Bebai, and with him and fifty talents of silver, and silver twenty and eight men: 38 of the sons of vessels of a hundred talents, and a 11 Astath, Joannes son of 12 Akatan, and hundred talents of gold, 57 and twenty with him a hundred and ten men: 39 of golden vessels, and twelve vessels of Cp. Ezra the sons of Adonikam, the last, and brass, even of fine brass, glittering like these are the names of them, Eliphalat, gold. 58 And I said unto them, Both ye Jeuel, and 18 Samaias, and with them are holy unto the Lord, 25 and the vessels seventy men: 40 of the sons of 14 Bago, are holy, and the gold and the silver are Uthi the son of Istalcurus, and with a vow unto the Lord, the Lord of our him seventy men.

fathers. 59 Watch ye, and keep them 45 And I gathered them together to till ye deliver them to the chiefs of the

the river called m Theras; and there we priests and Levites, and to the principal Cp. Ezra & 15, 21, 81,

8. 27.

pitched our tents three days, and I sur- men of the families of Israel, in Jeru.
veyed them. 42 But when I had found salem, in the chambers of the house of
there none of the priests and Levites, our Lord. 60 So the priests and the
43 then sent I unto Eleazar, and 15 Iduel, Levites, who received the silver and the
and 16 Maasmas, 44 and Elnathan, and gold and the vessels which were in Jeru.
Samaias, and 17Joribus, Nathan, En. salem, brought them into the temple of
natan, Zacharias, and Mosollamus, prin. the Lord.
cipal men and men of understanding. 61 And from the river r Theras we
45 And I bade them that they should go departed the twelfth day of the first
unto 18 Loddeus the captain, who was month, until we came to Jerusalem, by
in the place of 19 the treasury: 46 and the mighty hand of our Lord which was
commanded them that they should speak upon us : and the Lord delivered us
unto Loddeus, and to his brethren, and from assault by the way, from every
to the treasurers in that place, to send enemy, and so we came to Jerusalem.
as such men as might execute the 62 And when we had been there three
priests' office in the house of our Lord. days, the silver and gold was P weighed
17 And by the mighty hand of our Lord and delivered in the house of our Lord
they brought unto us 20 men of under on the fourth day unto 26 Marmoth the
standing of the sons of 21 Mooli the son priest the son of 27 Urias. 63 And with

m ver. 61.

ver. 41.

3 Zerahiah. Ezra 1 Hattush. 2 Ezra 8. 3, of the sons of Shecaniah; of the sons of Parosh.

Another reading is, two. & Athaliah. 8. 5, of the sons of Shecaniah, the son of Jahaziel.

7 Zebadiah.

11 Azgad.
8 Obadiah 9 Jehiel. 19 Ezra & 10, of the sons of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah.
12 Hakkatan, 13 Shemaiah. 14 Bigai.

16 Ariel. 16 Shemaiah. 17 Jarib.

18 Iddo.
21 Mahli.
20 Another reading is, a man.

22 Sherehah. » Hashabiah. 24 Sherebiah,
19 Casiphia.

% Meremoth.
Hashabiah. > Another reading is, and the holy vessels and the silver and the gold dc.
n Uriah.

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