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Book 15 Ezra
15:001:001 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word
15:001:002 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath
15:001:003 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him,
15:001:004 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let
15:001:005 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin,
15:001:006 And all they that were about them strengthened their hands
15:001:007 Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of
15:001:008 Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of
15:001:009 And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a
15:001:010 Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second sort four
15:001:011 All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and
15:002:001 Now these are the children of the province that went up out of
15:002:002 Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah,
15:002:003 The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and
15:002:004 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two.
15:002:005 The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy and five.
15:002:006 The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua and
15:002:007 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
15:002:008 The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty and five.
15:002:009 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore.
15:002:010 The children of Bani, six hundred forty and two.
15:002:011 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three.
15:002:012 The children of Azgad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two.
15:002:013 The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six.
15:002:014 The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty and six.
15:002:015 The children of Adin, four hundred fifty and four.
15:002:016 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight.
15:002:017 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and three.
15:002:018 The children of Jorah, an hundred and twelve.
15:002:019 The children of Hashum, two hundred twenty and three.
15:002:020 The children of Gibbar, ninety and five.
15:002:021 The children of Bethlehem, an hundred twenty and three.
15:002:022 The men of Netophah, fifty and six.
15:002:023 The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.
15:002:024 The children of Azmaveth, forty and two.
15:002:025 The children of Kirjatharim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven
15:002:026 The children of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty and one.
15:002:027 The men of Michmas, an hundred twenty and two.
15:002:028 The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred twenty and three.
15:002:029 The children of Nebo, fifty and two.
15:002:030 The children of Magbish, an hundred fifty and six.
15:002:031 The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty
15:002:032 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
15:002:033 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and
15:002:034 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.
15:002:035 The children of Senaah, three thousand and six hundred and
15:002:036 The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua,
15:002:037 The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two.
15:002:038 The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and
15:002:039 The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
15:002:040 The Levites: the children of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the
15:002:041 The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred twenty and
15:002:042 The children of the porters: the children of Shallum, the
15:002:043 The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha,
15:002:044 The children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of
15:002:045 The children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children
15:002:046 The children of Hagab, the children of Shalmai, the children
15:002:047 The children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of
15:002:048 The children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of
15:002:049 The children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of
15:002:050 The children of Asnah, the children of Mehunim, the children
15:002:051 The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children
15:002:052 The children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children
15:002:053 The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children
15:002:054 The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
15:002:055 The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the
15:002:056 The children of Jaalah, the children of Darkon, the children
15:002:057 The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the
15:002:058 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants,
15:002:059 And these were they which went up from Telmelah, Telharsa,
15:002:060 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children
15:002:061 And of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah,
15:002:062 These sought their register among those that were reckoned by
15:002:063 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of
15:002:064 The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand
15:002:065 Beside their servants and their maids, of whom there were
15:002:066 Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six; their mules,
15:002:067 Their camels, four hundred thirty and five; their asses, six
15:002:068 And some of the chief of the fathers, when they came to the
15:002:069 They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work
15:002:070 So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and
15:003:001 And when the seventh month was come, and the children of
15:003:002 Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the
15:003:003 And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them
15:003:004 They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and
15:003:005 And afterward offered the continual burnt offering, both of
15:003:006 From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer
15:003:007 They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters;
15:003:008 Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God
15:003:009 Then stood Jeshua with his sons and his brethren, Kadmiel and
15:003:010 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the
15:003:011 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks
15:003:012 But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers,
15:003:013 So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of
15:004:001 Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the
15:004:002 Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers,
15:004:003 But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the
15:004:004 Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people
15:004:005 And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their
15:004:006 And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign,
15:004:007 And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath,
15:004:008 Rehum the chancellor and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter
15:004:009 Then wrote Rehum the chancellor, and Shimshai the scribe, and
15:004:010 And the rest of the nations whom the great and noble Asnapper
15:004:011 This is the copy of the letter that they sent unto him, even
15:004:012 Be it known unto the king, that the Jews which came up from
15:004:013 Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city be builded,
15:004:014 Now because we have maintenance from the king's palace, and it
15:004:015 That search may be made in the book of the records of thy
15:004:016 We certify the king that, if this city be builded again, and
15:004:017 Then sent the king an answer unto Rehum the chancellor, and to
15:004:018 The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before
15:004:019 And I commanded, and search hath been made, and it is found
15:004:020 There have been mighty kings also over Jerusalem, which have
15:004:021 Give ye now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that
15:004:022 Take heed now that ye fail not to do this: why should damage
15:004:023 Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before
15:004:024 Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at
15:005:001 Then the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son
15:005:002 Then rose up Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the
15:005:003 At the same time came to them Tatnai, governor on this side
15:005:004 Then said we unto them after this manner, What are the names
15:005:005 But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that
15:005:006 The copy of the letter that Tatnai, governor on this side the
15:005:007 They sent a letter unto him, wherein was written thus; Unto
15:005:008 Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of
15:005:009 Then asked we those elders, and said unto them thus, Who
15:005:010 We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might
15:005:011 And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants
15:005:012 But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto
15:005:013 But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same
15:005:014 And the vessels also of gold and silver of the house of God,
15:005:015 And said unto him, Take these vessels, go, carry them into the
15:005:016 Then came the same Sheshbazzar, and laid the foundation of the
15:005:017 Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be
15:006:001 Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the
15:006:002 And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that is in the
15:006:003 In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king
15:006:004 With three rows of great stones, and a row of new timber: and
15:006:005 And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of
15:006:006 Now therefore, Tatnai, governor beyond the river,
15:006:007 Let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of
15:006:008 Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of
15:006:009 And that which they have need of, both young bullocks, and
15:006:010 That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God
15:006:011 Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this
15:006:012 And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy
15:006:013 Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shetharboznai,
15:006:014 And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through
15:006:015 And this house was finished on the third day of the month
15:006:016 And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and
15:006:017 And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred
15:006:018 And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites
15:006:019 And the children of the captivity kept the passover upon the
15:006:020 For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of
15:006:021 And the children of Israel, which were come again out of
15:006:022 And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy:
15:007:001 Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of
15:007:002 The son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,
15:007:003 The son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,
15:007:004 The son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
15:007:005 The son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar,
15:007:006 This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in
15:007:007 And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the
15:007:008 And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the
15:007:009 For upon the first day of the first month began he to go up
15:007:010 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD,
15:007:011 Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes
15:007:012 Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of
15:007:013 I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of
15:007:014 Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven
15:007:015 And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his
15:007:016 And all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the
15:007:017 That thou mayest buy speedily with this money bullocks, rams,
15:007:018 And whatsoever shall seem good to thee, and to thy brethren,
15:007:019 The vessels also that are given thee for the service of the
15:007:020 And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God,
15:007:021 And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the
15:007:022 Unto an hundred talents of silver, and to an hundred measures
15:007:023 Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be
15:007:024 Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and
15:007:025 And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine
15:007:026 And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of
15:007:027 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which hath put such a
15:007:028 And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his
15:008:001 These are now the chief of their fathers, and this is the
15:008:002 Of the sons of Phinehas; Gershom: of the sons of Ithamar;
15:008:003 Of the sons of Shechaniah, of the sons of Pharosh; Zechariah:
15:008:004 Of the sons of Pahathmoab; Elihoenai the son of Zerahiah, and
15:008:005 Of the sons of Shechaniah; the son of Jahaziel, and with him
15:008:006 Of the sons also of Adin; Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with
15:008:007 And of the sons of Elam; Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and
15:008:008 And of the sons of Shephatiah; Zebadiah the son of Michael,
15:008:009 Of the sons of Joab; Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him
15:008:010 And of the sons of Shelomith; the son of Josiphiah, and with
15:008:011 And of the sons of Bebai; Zechariah the son of Bebai, and with
15:008:012 And of the sons of Azgad; Johanan the son of Hakkatan, and
15:008:013 And of the last sons of Adonikam, whose names are these,
15:008:014 Of the sons also of Bigvai; Uthai, and Zabbud, and with them
15:008:015 And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to
15:008:016 Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for
15:008:017 And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the
15:008:018 And by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man
15:008:019 And Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari,
15:008:020 Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had
15:008:021 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we
15:008:022 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers
15:008:023 So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was
15:008:024 Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests,
15:008:025 And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the
15:008:026 I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents
15:008:027 Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two
15:008:028 And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the LORD; the vessels
15:008:029 Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief
15:008:030 So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver,
15:008:031 Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of
15:008:032 And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.
15:008:033 Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and the
15:008:034 By number and by weight of every one: and all the weight was
15:008:035 Also the children of those that had been carried away, which
15:008:036 And they delivered the king's commissions unto the king's
15:009:001 Now when these things were done, the princes came to me,
15:009:002 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for
15:009:003 And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle,
15:009:004 Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the
15:009:005 And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and
15:009:006 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face
15:009:007 Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass
15:009:008 And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the
15:009:009 For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our
15:009:010 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have
15:009:011 Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets,
15:009:012 Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither
15:009:013 And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for
15:009:014 Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity
15:009:015 O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet
15:010:001 Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping
15:010:002 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam,
15:010:003 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away
15:010:004 Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be
15:010:005 Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and
15:010:006 Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into
15:010:007 And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto
15:010:008 And that whosoever would not come within three days, according
15:010:009 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves
15:010:010 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have
15:010:011 Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your
15:010:012 Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice,
15:010:013 But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we
15:010:014 Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all
15:010:015 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah
15:010:016 And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest,
15:010:017 And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange
15:010:018 And among the sons of the priests there were found that had
15:010:019 And they gave their hands that they would put away their
15:010:020 And of the sons of Immer; Hanani, and Zebadiah.
15:010:021 And of the sons of Harim; Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah,
15:010:022 And of the sons of Pashur; Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael,
15:010:023 Also of the Levites; Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah, (the
15:010:024 Of the singers also; Eliashib: and of the porters; Shallum,
15:010:025 Moreover of Israel: of the sons of Parosh; Ramiah, and Jeziah,
15:010:026 And of the sons of Elam; Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and
15:010:027 And of the sons of Zattu; Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and
15:010:028 Of the sons also of Bebai; Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and
15:010:029 And of the sons of Bani; Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah,
15:010:030 And of the sons of Pahathmoab; Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah,
15:010:031 And of the sons of Harim; Eliezer, Ishijah, Malchiah,
15:010:032 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.
15:010:033 Of the sons of Hashum; Mattenai, Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphelet,
15:010:034 Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram, and Uel,
15:010:035 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Chelluh,
15:010:036 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
15:010:037 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasau,
15:010:038 And Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,
15:010:039 And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,
15:010:040 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
15:010:041 Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,
15:010:042 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.
15:010:043 Of the sons of Nebo; Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau,
15:010:044 All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives
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