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Read the Bible in a Year - May 30

Ezra 8 - 10


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Ezra 8

1 Now these are the heads of their fathers' houses, and this is the genealogy of them that went up with me from Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king:

2 Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom. Of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel. Of the sons of David, Hattush.

3 Of the sons of Shecaniah, of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah; and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males a hundred and fifty.

4 Of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah; and with him two hundred males.

5 Of the sons of Shecaniah, the son of Jahaziel; and with him three hundred males.

6 And of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan; and with him fifty males.

7 And of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah; and with him seventy males.

8 And of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael; and with him fourscore males.

9 Of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel; and with him two hundred and eighteen males.

10 And of the sons of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah; and with him a hundred and threescore males.

11 And of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah the son of Bebai; and with him twenty and eight males.

12 And of the sons of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan; and with him a hundred and ten males.

13 And of the sons of Adonikam, that were the last; and these are their names: Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah; and with them threescore males.

14 And of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud; and with them seventy males.

15 And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there we encamped three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.

16 Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, who were teachers.

17 And I sent them forth unto Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia; and I told them what they should say unto Iddo, and his brethren the Nethinim, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.

18 And according to the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;

19 and Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, his brethren and their sons, twenty;

20 and of the Nethinim, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim: all of them were mentioned by name.

21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a straight way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

22 For I was ashamed to ask of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way, because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them that seek him, for good; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

23 So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was entreated of us.

24 Then I set apart twelve of the chiefs of the priests, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,

25 and weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering for the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors, and his princes, and all Israel there present, had offered:

26 I weighed into their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels a hundred talents; of gold a hundred talents;

27 and twenty bowls of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

28 And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto Jehovah, and the vessels are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill-offering unto Jehovah, the God of your fathers.

29 Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chiefs of the priests and the Levites, and the princes of the fathers' houses of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of Jehovah.

30 So the priests and the Levites received the weight of the silver and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.

31 Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the lier-in-wait by the way.

32 And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.

33 And on the fourth day the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed in the house of our God into the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, the Levite;

34 the whole by number and by weight: and all the weight was written at that time.

35 The children of the captivity, that were come out of exile, offered burnt-offerings unto the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety and six rams, seventy and seven lambs, twelve he-goats for a sin-offering: all this was a burnt-offering unto Jehovah.

36 And they delivered the king's commissions unto the king's satraps, and to the governors beyond the River: and they furthered the people and the house of God.

Ezra 9

1 Now when these things were done, the princes drew near unto me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the peoples of the lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

3 And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my robe, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down confounded.

4 Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the trespass of them of the captivity; and I sat confounded until the evening oblation.

5 And at the evening oblation I arose up from my humiliation, even with my garment and my robe rent; and I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto Jehovah my God;

6 and I said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God; for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our guiltiness is grown up unto the heavens.

7 Since the days of our fathers we have been exceeding guilty unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to plunder, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

8 And now for a little moment grace hath been showed from Jehovah our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

9 For we are bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended lovingkindness unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the ruins thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

10 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

11 which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land through the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, through their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their filthiness:

12 now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their prosperity for ever; that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.

13 And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great guilt, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such a remnant,

14 shall we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the peoples that do these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant, nor any to escape?

15 O Jehovah, the God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we are left a remnant that is escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our guiltiness; for none can stand before thee because of this.

Ezra 10

1 Now while Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there was gathered together unto him out of Israel a very great assembly of men and women and children; for the people wept very sore.

2 And Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have married foreign women of the peoples of the land: yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.

3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

4 Arise; for the matter belongeth unto thee, and we are with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chiefs of the priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they would do according to this word. So they sware.

6 Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water; for he mourned because of the trespass of them of the captivity.

7 And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem;

8 and that whosoever came not within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the assembly of the captivity.

9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within the three days; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month: and all the people sat in the broad place before the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.

10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have trespassed, and have married foreign women, to increase the guilt of Israel.

11 Now therefore make confession unto Jehovah, the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign women.

12 Then all the assembly answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said concerning us, so must we do.

13 But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without: neither is this a work of one day or two; for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

14 Let now our princes be appointed for all the assembly, and let all them that are in our cities that have married foreign women come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God be turned from us, until this matter be despatched.

15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah stood up against this matter: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.

16 And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest, with certain heads of fathers' houses, after their fathers' houses, and all of them by their names, were set apart; and they sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.

17 And they made an end with all the men that had married foreign women by the first day of the first month.

18 And among the sons of the priests there were found that had married foreign women: namely, of the sons of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and his brethren, Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.

19 And they gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their guilt.

20 And of the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.

21 And of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.

22 And of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.

23 And of the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (the same is Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

24 And of the singers: Eliashib. And of the porters: Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.

25 And of Israel: Of the sons of Parosh: Ramiah, and Izziah, and Malchijah, and Mijamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.

26 And of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Elijah.

27 And of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.

28 And of the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai.

29 And of the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, Jeremoth.

30 And of the sons of Pahath-moab: Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.

31 And of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.

33 Of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, Shimei.

34 Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, and Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasu,

38 and Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,

39 and Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,

40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azarel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah, Joseph.

43 Of the sons of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Iddo, and Joel, Benaiah.

44 All these had taken foreign wives; and some of them had wives by whom they had children.

Amplified

Ezra 8

1 THESE ARE the heads of their fathers' houses and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Babylonia in the reign of King Artaxerxes:

2 Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom; of Ithamar, Daniel; of David, Hattush

3 Of the sons of Shecaniah; of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah, and with him were registered 150 men by genealogy;

4 Of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai son of Zerahiah, with 200 men;

5 Of the sons of Zattu, Shecaniah son of Jahaziel, with 300 men;

6 Of the sons of Adin, Ebed son of Jonathan, with 50 men;

7 Of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah son of Athaliah, with 70 men;

8 Of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah son of Michael, with 80 men;

9 Of the sons of Joab, Obadiah son of Jehiel, with 218 men;

10 Of the sons of [Bani], Shelomith son of Josiphiah, with 160 men;

11 Of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah son of Bebai, with 28 men;

12 Of the sons of Azgad, Johanan son of Hakkatan, with 110 men;

13 Of the sons of Adonikam, the last to come, their names are Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah, with 60 men;

14 Of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud [Zaccur], with 70 men.

15 I [Ezra] gathered them together at the river that runs to Ahava, and there we encamped three days. I reviewed the people and the priests, and found no Levites.

16 Then I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, Meshullam, who were chief men, and also for Joiarib and Elnathan,who were teachers.

17 And I sent them to Iddo, the leading man at the place Casiphia, telling them to say to Iddo and his brethren the Nethinim [temple servants] at the place Casiphia, Bring to us servants for the house of our God.

18 And by the good hand of our God upon us, they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli son of Levi, the son of Israel, named Sherebiah, with his sons and his kinsmen, 18;

19 And Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, with his kinsmen and their sons, 20;

20 Also 220 of the Nethinim, whose forefathers David and the officials had set apart [with their descendants] to attend the Levites. They were all mentioned by name.

21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a straight {and} right way for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.

22 For I was ashamed to request of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy along the way, because we had told the king, The hand of our God is upon all them for good who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him.

23 So we fasted and besought our God for this, and He heard our entreaty.

24 Then I set apart twelve leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their kinsmen,

25 And weighed out to them the silver, the gold, and the vessels, the offering for the house of our God which the king, his counselors, his lords, and all Israel there present had offered.

26 I weighed into their hands 650 talents of silver, and silver vessels valued at 100 talents, and 100 talents of gold;

27 Also 20 basins of gold worth 1,000 darics, and two vessels of fine bright bronze, precious as gold.

28 And I said to them, You are holy to the Lord, the vessels are holy also, and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the Lord, the God of your fathers.

29 Guard and keep them until you weigh them before the chief priests and Levites and heads of the fathers' houses of Israel in Jerusalem in the chambers of the house of the Lord.

30 So the priests and the Levites received the weight of the silver, the gold, and the vessels to bring them to Jerusalem into the house of our God.

31 We left the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was upon us, and He delivered us from the enemy and those who lay in wait by the way.

32 And we came to Jerusalem, and [had been] there three days.

33 On the fourth day, the silver, the gold, and the vessels were weighed in the house of our God into the hands of Meremoth the priest, son of Uriah, and with him was Eleazar son of Phinehas, and with them were Jozabad son of Jeshua and Noadiah son of Binnui--the Levites.

34 Every piece was counted and weighed, and all the weight was recorded at once.

35 Also those returned exiles whose parents had been carried into captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: twelve young bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and twelve he-goats for a sin offering. All this was a burnt offering to the Lord.

36 And they delivered the king's commissions to the king's lieutenants and to the governors west of the River, and they aided the people and God's house.

Ezra 9

1 AFTERWARD, THE officials came to me and said, The Israelites and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, but have committed the abominations of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites.

2 For they have taken as wives some of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy offspring have mixed themselves with the peoples of the lands. Indeed, the officials and chief men have been foremost in this wicked act {and} direct violation [of God's will].

3 When I heard this, I rent my undergarment and my mantle, I pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.

4 Then all those who trembled at the words of the God of Israel because of the offensive violation of His will by the returned exiles gathered around me as I sat astounded until the evening sacrifice.

5 At the evening sacrifice I arose from my depression, and, having rent my undergarment and my mantle, I fell on my knees and spread out my hands to the Lord my God,

6 Saying, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads and our guilt has mounted to the heavens.

7 Since the days of our fathers we have been exceedingly guilty; and for our willfulness we, our kings, and our priests have been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, captivity, plundering, and utter shame, as it is today.

8 And now, for a brief moment, grace has been shown us by the Lord our God, Who has left us a remnant to escape and has given us a secure hold in His holy place, that our God may brighten our eyes and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

9 For we are bondmen; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended mercy {and} steadfast love to us before the kings of Persia, to give us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us a wall [of protection] in Judah and Jerusalem.

10 Now, O our God, what can we say after this? For we have forsaken Your commands

11 Which You have commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, The land which you are entering to possess is an unclean land with the pollutions of the peoples of the lands, through their abominations which have filled it from one end to the other with their filthiness.

12 Therefore, do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons; and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your children always.

13 And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, seeing that You, our God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserved and have given us such a remnant,

14 Shall we break Your commandments again and intermarry with the peoples who practice these abominations? Would You not be angry with us till You had consumed us, so that there would be no remnant nor any to escape?

15 O Lord, the God of Israel, You are rigidly just {and} righteous, for we are left a remnant that is escaped, as it is this day. Behold, we are before You in our guilt, for none can stand before You because of this.

Ezra 10

1 NOW WHILE Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there gathered to him out of Israel a very great assembly of men, women, and children; for the people wept bitterly.

2 And Shecaniah [II] son of Jehiel [one of the congregation], of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra: We have broken faith {and} dealt treacherously against our God and have married foreign women of the peoples of the land; yet now there is still hope for Israel in spite of this thing.

3 Therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the foreign wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the command of our God; and let it be done according to the Law.

4 Arise, for it is your duty, and we are with you. Be strong {and} brave and do it.

5 Then Ezra arose and made the chiefs of the priests, the Levites, and all Israel swear that they would do as had been said. So they took the oath.

6 Then Ezra came from before the house of God and went into the lodging place of Jehohanan son of Eliashib [for the night]. There he ate no bread and drank no water, for he mourned over the returned exiles' faithlessness [and violation of God's law].

7 And proclamation was made throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the returned exiles, that they should assemble in Jerusalem,

8 And that whoever did not come within three days, by order of the officials and the elders, all his property should be forfeited and he himself banned from the assembly of the exiles.

9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered at Jerusalem within three days. It was the twentieth day of the ninth month, and all the people sat in the open space before the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

10 And Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, You have acted wickedly {and} broken faith [with God] and have married foreign (heathen) women, increasing the guilt of Israel.

11 So now make confession {and} give thanks to the Lord, the God of your fathers [for not consuming you], and do His will. Separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from [your] foreign (heathen) wives.

12 Then all the assembly answered with a loud voice, As you have said, so must we do.

13 But the people are many and it is a time of heavy rain; we cannot stand outside. Nor can this work be done in a day or two, for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

14 Let our officials stand for the whole assembly; let all in our cities who have foreign wives come by appointment, and with each group the elders of that city and its judges, until the fierce wrath of our God over this matter is turned away from us.

15 Only Jonathan son of Asahel and Jahzeiah son of Tikvah opposed this, and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite supported them.

16 Then the returned exiles did so. Ezra the priest and certain heads of fathers' houses were selected, according to their fathers' houses, each of them by name; and they sat down on the first day of the tenth month to investigate the matter.

17 And by the first day of the first month they had come to the end of the cases of the men married to foreign wives.

18 Of the sons of the priests who had married non-Jewish women were found: of the sons of Jeshua [the high priest] son of Jozadak, and his brethren: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah.

19 They solemnly vowed to put away their [heathen] wives, and, being guilty, [each] offered a ram of the flock for [his] guilt.

20 Of the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.

21 Of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel, and Uzziah.

22 Of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.

23 Of the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

24 Of the singers: Eliashib. Of the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem, and Uri.

25 And of Israel: of the sons of Parosh: Ramiah, Izziah, Malchijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Malchijah (Hashabiah), and Benaiah.

26 Of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth, and Elijah.

27 Of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad, and Aziza.

28 Of the sons also of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai.

29 Of the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal, and Jeremoth.

30 Of the sons of Pahath-moab: Adna, Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui, and Manasseh.

31 Of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.

33 Of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei.

34 Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi (Cheluhu),

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, Jaasu [Jaasai],

38 Bani, Binnui, Shimei,

39 Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah,

40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.

43 Of the sons of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Iddo (Jaddai), Joel, and Benaiah.

44 All these had married foreign women, and some of the wives had borne children.

Basic Bible

Ezra 8

1 Now these are the heads of families who were listed of those who went up with me from Babylon, when Artaxerxes was king.

2 Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom; of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel; of the sons of David, Hattush;

3 Of the sons of Shecaniah; of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah; and with him were listed a hundred and fifty males.

4 Of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai, the son of Zerahiah; and with him two hundred males.

5 Of the sons of Shecaniah, the son of Jahaziel; and with him three hundred males.

6 And of the sons of Adin, Ebed, the son of Jonathan; and with him fifty males.

7 And of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah; the son of Athaliah; and with him seventy males.

8 And of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah, the son of Michael; and with him eighty males.

9 Of the sons of Joab, Obadiah, the son of Jehiel; and with him two hundred and eighteen males.

10 And of the sons of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah; and with him a hundred and sixty males.

11 And of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah, the son of Bebai; and with him twenty-eight males.

12 And of the sons of Azgad, Johanan, the son of Hakkatan; and with him a hundred and ten males.

13 And of the sons of Adonikam, the last, whose names were Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah; and with them sixty males.

14 And of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud; and with them seventy males.

15 And I made them come together by the river flowing to Ahava; and we were there in tents for three days: and after viewing the people and the priests I saw that no sons of Levi were there.

16 Then I sent for Eliezer and Ariel and Shemaiah and Elnathan Jarib and Elnathan and Nathan and Zechariah and Meshullam, all responsible men; and for Joiarib and Elnathan, who were wise men.

17 And I sent them to Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia, and gave them orders what to say to Iddo and his brothers the Nethinim at the place Casiphia, so that they might come back to us with men to do the work of the house of our God.

18 And by the help of our God they got for us Ish-sechel, one of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah with his sons and brothers, eighteen;

19 And Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, his brothers and their sons, twenty;

20 And of the Nethinim, to whom David and the captains had given the work of helping the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim, all of them specially named.

21 Then I gave orders for a time of going without food, there by the river Ahava, so that we might make ourselves low before our God in prayer, requesting from him a straight way for us and for our little ones and for all our substance.

22 For I would not, for shame, make request to the king for a band of armed men and horsemen to give us help against those who might make attacks on us on the way: for we had said to the king, The hand of our God is on his servants for good, but his power and his wrath are against all those who are turned away from him.

23 So we went without food, requesting our God for this: and his ear was open to our prayer.

24 So I put on one side twelve of the chiefs of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them,

25 And gave to them by weight the silver and the gold and the vessels, all the offering for the house of our God which the king and his wise men and his captains and all Israel there present had given:

26 Measuring into their hands six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels, a hundred talents' weight, and a hundred talents of gold,

27 And twenty gold basins, of a thousand darics, and two vessels of the best bright brass, equal in value to gold.

28 And I said to them, You are holy to the Lord and the vessels are holy: and the silver and the gold are an offering freely given to the Lord, the God of your fathers.

29 Take care of them and keep them, till you put them on the scales before the chiefs of the priests and the Levites and the chiefs of the families of Israel, in Jerusalem, in the rooms of the house of the Lord.

30 So the priests and the Levites took the weight of silver and gold and the vessels, to take them to Jerusalem into the house of our God.

31 Then we went away from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was on us, and he gave us salvation from our haters and those who were waiting to make an attack on us by the way.

32 And we came to Jerusalem and were there for three days.

33 And on the fourth day, the silver and the gold and the vessels were measured out by weight in the house of our God into the hands of Meremoth, the son of Uriah, the priest; and with him was Eleazar, the son of Phinehas; and with them were Jozabad, the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah, the son of Binnui, the Levites;

34 All was handed over by number and by weight: and the weight was put on record at that time.

35 And those who had been prisoners, who had come back from a strange land, made burned offerings to the God of Israel, twelve oxen for all Israel, ninety-six male sheep, seventy-seven lambs, twelve he-goats for a sin-offering: all this was a burned offering to the Lord.

36 And they gave the king's orders to the king's captains and the rulers across the river, and they gave the people and the house of God the help which was needed.

Ezra 9

1 Now after these things were done, the captains came to me and said, The people of Israel and the priests and Levites have not kept themselves separate from the people of the lands, but have taken part in the disgusting ways of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

2 For they have taken their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed has been mixed with the peoples of the lands; and in fact the captains and rulers have been the first to do this evil.

3 And hearing this, with signs of grief and pulling out the hair of my head and my chin, I took my seat on the earth deeply troubled.

4 Then everyone who went in fear of the words of the God of Israel, because of the sin of those who had come back, came together to me; and I kept where I was, overcome with grief, till the evening offering.

5 And at the evening offering, having made myself low before God, I got up, and with signs of grief, falling down on my knees, with my hands stretched out to the Lord my God,

6 I said, O my God, shame keeps me from lifting up my face to you, my God: for our sins are increased higher than our heads and our evil-doing has come up to heaven.

7 From the days of our fathers till this day we have been great sinners; and for our sins, we and our kings and our priests have been given up into the hands of the kings of the lands, to the sword and to prison and to loss of goods and to shame of face, as it is this day.

8 And now for a little time grace has come to us from the Lord our God, to let a small band of us get free and to give us a nail in his holy place, so that our God may give light to our eyes and a measure of new life in our prison chains.

9 For we are servants; but our God has not been turned away from us in our prison, but has had mercy on us before the eyes of the kings of Persia, to give us new strength to put up again the house of our God and to make fair its waste places, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.

10 And now, O our God, what are we to say after this? for we have not kept your laws,

11 Which you gave to your servants the prophets, saying, The land into which you are going, to take it for a heritage, is an unclean land, because of the evil lives of the peoples of the land and their disgusting ways, which have made the land unclean from end to end.

12 So now do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons or do anything for their peace or well-being for ever; so that you may be strong, living on the good of the land, and handing it on to your children for a heritage for ever.

13 And after everything which has come on us because of our evil-doing and our great sin, and seeing that the punishment which you, O God, have given us, is less than the measure of our sins, and that you have kept from death those of us who are here;

14 Are we again to go against your orders, taking wives from among the people who do these disgusting things? would you not be angry with us till our destruction was complete, till there was not one who got away safe?

15 O Lord God of Israel, righteousness is yours; we are only a small band which has been kept from death, as at this day: see, we are before you in our sin; for no one may keep his place before you because of this.

Ezra 10

1 Now while Ezra was making his prayer and his statement of wrongdoing, weeping and falling down before the house of God, a very great number of men and women and children out of Israel came together round him: for the people were weeping bitterly.

2 And Shecaniah, the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answering, said to Ezra, We have done evil against our God, and have taken as our wives strange women of the peoples of the land: but still there is hope for Israel in this question.

3 Let us now make an agreement with our God to put away all the wives and all their children, if it seems right to my lord and to those who go in fear of the words of our God; and let it be done in keeping with the law.

4 Up, now! for this is your business, and we are with you; take heart and do it.

5 Then Ezra got up, and made the chiefs of the priests and the Levites and all Israel take an oath that they would do this. So they took an oath.

6 Then Ezra got up from before the house of God and went into the room of Jehohanan, the son of Eliashib; but when he came there, he took no food or drink, for he was sorrowing for the sin of those who had come back.

7 And they made a public statement through all Judah and Jerusalem, to all those who had come back, that they were to come together to Jerusalem;

8 And that if anyone did not come before three days were past, as ordered by the rulers and the responsible men, all his goods would be put under the curse, and he himself would be cut off from the meeting of the people who had come back.

9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin came together to Jerusalem before three days were past; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people were seated in the wide square in front of the house of God, shaking with fear because of this business and because of the great rain.

10 And Ezra the priest got to his feet and said to them, You have done wrong and taken strange women for your wives, so increasing the sin of Israel.

11 So now, give praise to the Lord, the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure; and make yourselves separate from the peoples of the land and from the strange women.

12 Then all the people, answering, said with a loud voice, As you have said, so it is right for us to do.

13 But the number of people is great, and it is a time of much rain; it is not possible for us to go on waiting outside, and this is not a thing which may be done in one day or even two: for our sin in this business is great.

14 So now let our rulers be representatives for all the people, and let all those in our towns who are married to strange women come at fixed times, and with them the responsible men and the judges of every town, till the burning wrath of our God is turned away from us, and this has been done.

15 Only Jonathan, the son of Asahel, and Jahzeiah, the son of Tikvah, were against this, Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite supporting them.

16 So those who had come back did so. And Ezra the priest, with certain heads of families, by their fathers' families, all of them by their names, were marked out; and on the first day of the tenth month they took their places to go into the question with care.

17 And they got to the end of all the men who were married to strange women by the first day of the first month.

18 And among the sons of the priests who were married to strange women were these: of the sons of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak and his brothers, Maaseiah and Eliezer and Jarib and Gedaliah.

19 And they gave their word that they would put away their wives; and for their sin, they gave an offering of a male sheep of the flock.

20 And of the sons of Immer, Hanani and Zebadiah.

21 And of the sons of Harim, Maaseiah and Elijah and Shemaiah and Jehiel and Uzziah.

22 And of the sons of Pashhur, Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.

23 And of the Levites, Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (that is Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

24 And of the music-makers, Eliashib; and of the door-keepers, Shallum and Telem and Uri.

25 And of Israel, the sons of Parosh, Ramiah and Izziah and Malchijah and Mijamin and Eleazar and Malchijah and Benaiah.

26 And of the sons of Elam, Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel and Abdi and Jeremoth and Elijah.

27 And of the sons of Zattu, Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth and Zabad and Aziza.

28 And of the sons of Bebai, Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai.

29 And of the sons of Bani, Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub and Sheal, Jeremoth.

30 And of the sons of Pahath-moab, Adna and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel and Binnui and Manasseh.

31 And of the sons of Harim, Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.

33 Of the sons of Hashum, Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, Shimei.

34 Of the sons of Bani, Maadai, Amram, and Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasu,

38 And Bani and Binnui, Shimei;

39 And Shelemiah and Nathan and Adaiah,

40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azarel and Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah, Joseph.

43 Of the sons of Nebo, Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Iddo, and Joel, Benaiah.

44 All these had taken strange wives; and some of them had wives by whom they had offspring.

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Ezra 8

1 And these are the chief fathers, and their genealogy, who went up with me from Babylon in the reign of Artaxerxes the king.

2 Of the children of Phinehas, Gershom; of the children of Ithamar, Daniel; of the children of David, Hattush;

3 of the children of Shecaniah, of the children of Parosh, Zechariah, and with him were registered by genealogy of the males a hundred and fifty.

4 Of the children of Pahath-Moab, Elihoenai the son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundred males.

5 Of the children of Shechaniah, the son of Jahaziel, and with him three hundred males.

6 And of the children of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with him fifty males.

7 And of the children of Elam, Isaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him seventy males.

8 And of the children of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael, and with him eighty males.

9 Of the children of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteen males.

10 And of the children of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah, and with him a hundred and sixty males.

11 And of the children of Bebai, Zechariah the son of Bebai, and with him twenty-eight males.

12 And of the children of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan, and with him a hundred and ten males.

13 And of the children of Adonikam, the last ones, whose names are these: Eliphelet, Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them sixty males.

14 And of the children of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud, and with them seventy males.

15 And I gathered them together at the river that runs to Ahava; and there we encamped three days; and I surveyed the people and the priests, and found none of the sons of Levi there.

16 And I sent for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men, and for Joiarib and for Elnathan, men of understanding.

17 And I gave them a commission to Iddo the chief, at the place Casiphia, and I put words in their mouths to say to Iddo [and] his brethren the Nethinim, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring to us ministers for the house of our God.

18 And by the good hand of our God upon us, they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel, namely, Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;

19 and Hashabiah, and with him Isaiah of the sons of Merari, his brethren and their sons, twenty;

20 and of the Nethinim, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim: all of them were expressed by name.

21 And I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way; for we had spoken to the king saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his anger is against all them that forsake him.

23 And we fasted, and besought our God for this; and he was entreated of us.

24 And I separated twelve of the chiefs of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,

25 and I weighed to them the silver and the gold and the vessels, the heave-offering for the house of our God, which the king and his counsellors and his princes, and all Israel present, had offered.

26 And I weighed into their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver; and silver vessels a hundred talents, [and] of gold a hundred talents;

27 and twenty basons of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of shining copper, precious as gold.

28 And I said to them, Ye are holy unto Jehovah; the vessels also are holy; and the silver and the gold is a voluntary offering to Jehovah the God of your fathers.

29 Watch and keep [them] until ye weigh them before the chiefs of the priests and the Levites, and the chiefs of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of Jehovah.

30 And the priests and the Levites received by weight the silver and the gold and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.

31 And we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth of the first month, to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.

32 And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.

33 And on the fourth day the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed in the house of our God into the hand of Meremoth the son of Urijah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them were Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, Levites:

34 the whole by number and by weight; and all the weight was written down at that time.

35 The children of those that had been carried away, who had come out of the captivity, presented burnt-offerings to the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, twelve he-goats for a sin-offering: all for a burnt-offering to Jehovah.

36 And they delivered the king's edicts to the king's satraps, and to the governors on this side the river. And they furthered the people and the house of God.

Ezra 9

1 Now when these things were completed, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, according to their abominations, [even] of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites;

2 for they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, and have mingled the holy seed with the peoples of the lands; and the hand of the princes and rulers has been chief in this unfaithfulness.

3 And when I heard this thing, I rent my mantle and my garment, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down overwhelmed.

4 Then were assembled to me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the unfaithfulness of those that had been carried away; and I sat overwhelmed until the evening oblation.

5 And at the evening oblation I arose up from my humiliation; and with my mantle and my garment rent, I fell on my knees, and spread out my hands to Jehovah my God,

6 and said: O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God; for our iniquities are increased over [our] head, and our trespass is grown up to the heavens.

7 Since the days of our fathers, we have been in great trespass to this day; and for our iniquities we, our kings, our priests, have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, and to captivity, and to spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

8 And now for a little space there hath been favour from Jehovah our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

9 For we are bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us before the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God and to repair the ruins thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

10 And now, what shall we say, our God, after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

11 which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess [it], is an unclean land through the filthiness of the peoples of the lands, through their abominations with which they have filled it from one end to another through their uncleanness.

12 Now therefore give not your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters to your sons, nor seek their peace or their prosperity for ever; that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.

13 And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities [deserve], and hast given us such deliverance as this,

14 should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the peoples of these abominations? wouldest thou not be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor any to escape?

15 Jehovah, God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we are a remnant that is escaped, as [it is] this day. Behold, we are before thee in our trespasses; for there is no standing before thee because of this.

Ezra 10

1 And while Ezra prayed, and made confession, weeping and falling down before the house of God, there were gathered to him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children; for the people wept very much.

2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, answered and said to Ezra, We have acted unfaithfully toward our God, and have taken foreign wives of the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.

3 And now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of [my] lord, and of those that tremble at the commandments of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

4 Arise, for this matter is incumbent on thee, and we will be with thee: be of good courage, and do [it].

5 Then Ezra arose, and made the chiefs of the priests, of the Levites, and of all Israel, to swear that they would do according to this word. And they swore.

6 And Ezra arose from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib; and when he came thither, he ate no bread and drank no water; for he mourned because of the unfaithfulness of them that had been carried away.

7 And they made proclamation in Judah and Jerusalem to all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem;

8 and that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be confiscated, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.

9 Then were all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered together at Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth of the month; and all the people sat in the open space of the house of God, trembling because of the matter, and because of the pouring rain.

10 And Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, Ye have acted unfaithfully, and have taken foreign wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.

11 And now make confession to Jehovah the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure, and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign wives.

12 And the whole congregation answered and said with a loud voice, Yes, it is for us to do according to thy words.

13 But the people are many, and it is a time of pouring rain, and it is not possible to stand without: neither is this a work for one day or two; for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.

14 Let now our princes, while this matter is going on, stand for all the congregation, and let all those that have taken foreign wives in our cities come at the appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce anger of our God be turned from us.

15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah stood up against this; and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.

16 And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest [and] certain of the chief fathers were separated according to their fathers' houses, and all of them [expressed] by name; and they sat down on the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.

17 And they ended with all the men that had taken foreign wives by the first day of the first month.

18 And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken foreign wives, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren: Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.

19 And they gave their hand to send away their wives; and they offered a ram of the flock, as trespass-offering for their guilt.

20 And of the children of Immer: Hanani, and Zebadiah.

21 And of the children of Harim: Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.

22 And of the children of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethaneel, Jozabad, and Elasah.

23 And of the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

24 And of the singers: Eliashib. And of the doorkeepers: Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.

25 And of Israel; of the children of Parosh: Ramiah, and Jizzijah, and Malchijah, and Mijamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.

26 And of the children of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Elijah.

27 And of the children of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.

28 And of the children of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai.

29 And of the children of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth.

30 And of the children of Pahath-Moab: Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.

31 And the children of Harim: Eliezer, Jishijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Simeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.

33 Of the children of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, Shimei.

34 Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, and Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bediah, Cheluhu,

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasai,

38 and Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,

39 and Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,

40 Machnadbai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah, Joseph.

43 Of the children of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, and Joel, Benaiah.

44 All these had taken foreign wives; and there were among them wives who had had children.

King James Version

Ezra 8

1 These are now the chief of their fathers, and this is the genealogy of them that went up with me from Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king.

2 Of the sons of Phinehas; Gershom: of the sons of Ithamar; Daniel: of the sons of David; Hattush.

3 Of the sons of Shechaniah, of the sons of Pharosh; Zechariah: and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males an hundred and fifty.

4 Of the sons of Pahathmoab; Elihoenai the son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundred males.

5 Of the sons of Shechaniah; the son of Jahaziel, and with him three hundred males.

6 Of the sons also of Adin; Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with him fifty males.

7 And of the sons of Elam; Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him seventy males.

8 And of the sons of Shephatiah; Zebadiah the son of Michael, and with him fourscore males.

9 Of the sons of Joab; Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteen males.

10 And of the sons of Shelomith; the son of Josiphiah, and with him an hundred and threescore males.

11 And of the sons of Bebai; Zechariah the son of Bebai, and with him twenty and eight males.

12 And of the sons of Azgad; Johanan the son of Hakkatan, and with him an hundred and ten males.

13 And of the last sons of Adonikam, whose names are these, Eliphelet, Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them threescore males.

14 Of the sons also of Bigvai; Uthai, and Zabbud, and with them seventy males.

15 And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.

16 Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding.

17 And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia, and I told them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Nethinims, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.

18 And by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;

19 And Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, his brethren and their sons, twenty;

20 Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.

21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

23 So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.

24 Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,

25 And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered:

26 I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents;

27 Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.

28 And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the LORD; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the LORD God of your fathers.

29 Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.

30 So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.

31 Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.

32 And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.

33 Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and the vessels weighed in the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, Levites;

34 By number and by weight of every one: and all the weight was written at that time.

35 Also the children of those that had been carried away, which were come out of the captivity, offered burnt offerings unto the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety and six rams, seventy and seven lambs, twelve he goats for a sin offering: all this was a burnt offering unto the LORD.

36 And they delivered the king's commissions unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors on this side the river: and they furthered the people, and the house of God.

Ezra 9

1 Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

3 And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.

4 Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice.

5 And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God,

6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.

7 Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

8 And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

9 For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

10 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

11 Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness.

12 Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.

13 And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this;

14 Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping?

15 O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.

Ezra 10

1 Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.

2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.

3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

4 Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they should do according to this word. And they sware.

6 Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.

7 And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem;

8 And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.

9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.

10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.

11 Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.

12 Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must we do.

13 But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.

14 Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us.

15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah were employed about this matter: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.

16 And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all of them by their names, were separated, and sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.

17 And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month.

18 And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.

19 And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.

20 And of the sons of Immer; Hanani, and Zebadiah.

21 And of the sons of Harim; Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.

22 And of the sons of Pashur; Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethaneel, Jozabad, and Elasah.

23 Also of the Levites; Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah, (the same is Kelita,) Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

24 Of the singers also; Eliashib: and of the porters; Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.

25 Moreover of Israel: of the sons of Parosh; Ramiah, and Jeziah, and Malchiah, and Miamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.

26 And of the sons of Elam; Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Eliah.

27 And of the sons of Zattu; Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.

28 Of the sons also of Bebai; Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai.

29 And of the sons of Bani; Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth.

30 And of the sons of Pahathmoab; Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.

31 And of the sons of Harim; Eliezer, Ishijah, Malchiah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.

33 Of the sons of Hashum; Mattenai, Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei.

34 Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram, and Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Chelluh,

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasau,

38 And Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,

39 And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,

40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.

43 Of the sons of Nebo; Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, and Joel, Benaiah.

44 All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.

Latin Vulgate

Ezra 8

1 hii sunt ergo principes familiarum et genealogia eorum qui ascenderunt mecum in regno Artarxersis regis de Babylone

2 de filiis Finees Gersom de filiis Ithamar Danihel de filiis David Attus

3 de filiis Secheniae et de filiis Pharos Zaccharias et cum eo numerati sunt viri centum quinquaginta

4 de filiis Phaethmoab Helioenai filius Zareae et cum eo ducenti viri

5 de filiis Secheniae filius Hiezihel et cum eo trecenti viri

6 de filiis Adden Abeth filius Ionathan et cum eo quinquaginta viri

7 de filiis Helam Isaias filius Athaliae et cum eo septuaginta viri

8 de filiis Saphatiae Zebedia filius Michahel et cum eo octoginta viri

9 de filiis Ioab Obedia filius Iehihel et cum eo ducenti decem et octo viri

10 de filiis Selomith filius Iosphiae et cum eo centum sexaginta viri

11 de filiis Bebai Zaccharias filius Bebai et cum eo viginti octo viri

12 de filiis Ezgad Iohanan filius Eccetan et cum eo centum decem viri

13 de filiis Adonicam qui erant novissimi et haec nomina eorum Helifeleth et Heihel et Samaias et cum eis sexaginta viri

14 de filiis Beggui Uthai et Zacchur et cum eo septuaginta viri

15 congregavi autem eos ad fluvium qui decurrit ad Ahavva et mansimus ibi diebus tribus quaesivique in populo et in sacerdotibus de filiis Levi et non inveni ibi

16 itaque misi Heliezer et Arihel et Semeam et Helnathan et Iarib et alterum Helnathan et Nathan et Zacchariam et Mesolam principes et Ioarib et Helnathan sapientes

17 et misi eos ad Heddo qui est primus in Casphiae loco et posui in ore eorum verba quae loquerentur ad Addom et ad fratres eius Nathinneos in loco Casphiae ut adducerent nobis ministros domus Dei nostri

18 et adduxerunt nobis per manum Dei nostri bonam super nos virum doctissimum de filiis Moolli filii Levi filii Israhel et Sarabiam et filios eius et fratres eius decem et octo

19 et Asabiam et cum eo Isaiam de filiis Merari fratres eius et filios eius viginti

20 et de Nathinneis quos dederat David et principes ad ministeria Levitarum Nathinneos ducentos viginti omnes hii suis nominibus vocabantur

21 et praedicavi ibi ieiunium iuxta fluvium Ahavva ut adfligeremur coram Domino Deo nostro et peteremus ab eo viam rectam nobis et filiis nostris universaeque substantiae nostrae

22 erubui enim petere regem auxilium et equites qui defenderent nos ab inimico in via quia dixeramus regi manus Dei nostri est super omnes qui quaerunt eum in bonitate et imperium eius et fortitudo eius et furor super omnes qui derelinquunt eum

23 ieiunavimus autem et rogavimus Deum nostrum pro hoc et evenit nobis prospere

24 et separavi de principibus sacerdotum duodecim Sarabian Asabian et cum eis de fratribus eorum decem

25 adpendique eis argentum et aurum et vasa consecrata domus Dei nostri quae obtulerat rex et consiliatores eius et principes eius universusque Israhel eorum qui inventi fuerant

26 et adpendi in manibus eorum argenti talenta sescenta quinquaginta et vasa argentea centum auri centum talenta

27 et crateras aureos viginti qui habebant solidos millenos et vasa aeris fulgentis optimi duo pulchra ut aurum

28 et dixi eis vos sancti Domini et vasa sancta et argentum et aurum quod sponte oblatum est Domino Deo patrum vestrorum

29 vigilate et custodite donec adpendatis coram principibus sacerdotum et Levitarum et ducibus familiarum Israhel in Hierusalem et thesaurum domus Domini

30 susceperunt autem sacerdotes et Levitae pondus argenti et auri et vasorum ut deferrent in Hierusalem in domum Dei nostri

31 promovimus ergo a flumine Ahavva duodecimo die mensis primi ut pergeremus Hierusalem et manus Dei nostri fuit super nos et liberavit nos de manu inimici et insidiatoris in via

32 et venimus Hierusalem et mansimus ibi diebus tribus

33 die autem quarta adpensum est argentum et aurum et vasa in domo Dei nostri per manum Meremoth filii Uriae sacerdotis et cum eo Eleazar filius Finees cumque eis Iozaded filius Iosue et Noadaia filius Bennoi Levitae

34 iuxta numerum et pondus omnium descriptumque est omne pondus in tempore illo

35 sed et qui venerant de captivitate filii transmigrationis obtulerunt holocaustomata Deo Israhel vitulos duodecim pro omni Israhel arietes nonaginta sex agnos septuaginta septem hircos pro peccato duodecim omnia in holocaustum Domino

36 dederunt autem edicta regis satrapis qui erant de conspectu regis et ducibus trans Flumen et elevaverunt populum et domum Dei

Ezra 9

1 postquam autem haec conpleta sunt accesserunt ad me principes dicentes non est separatus populus Israhel et sacerdotes et Levitae a populis terrarum et de abominationibus eorum Chananei videlicet et Hetthei et Ferezei et Iebusei et Ammanitarum et Moabitarum et Aegyptiorum et Amorreorum

2 tulerunt enim de filiabus eorum sibi et filiis suis et commiscuerunt semen sanctum cum populis terrarum manus etiam principum et magistratuum fuit in transgressione hac prima

3 cumque audissem sermonem istum scidi pallium meum et tunicam et evelli capillos capitis mei et barbae et sedi maerens

4 convenerunt autem ad me omnes qui timebant verbum Dei Israhel pro transgressione eorum qui de captivitate venerant et ego sedebam tristis usque ad sacrificium vespertinum

5 et in sacrificio vespertino surrexi de adflictione mea et scisso pallio et tunica curvavi genua mea et expandi manus meas ad Dominum Deum meum

6 et dixi Deus meus confundor et erubesco levare Deus meus faciem meam ad te quoniam iniquitates nostrae multiplicatae sunt super caput et delicta nostra creverunt usque in caelum

7 a diebus patrum nostrorum sed et nos ipsi peccavimus granditer usque ad diem hanc et in iniquitatibus nostris traditi sumus ipsi et reges nostri et sacerdotes nostri in manum regum terrarum in gladium in captivitatem in rapinam et in confusionem vultus sicut et die hac

8 et nunc quasi parum et ad momentum facta est deprecatio nostra apud Dominum Deum nostrum ut dimitterentur nobis reliquiae et daretur paxillus in loco sancto eius et inluminaret oculos nostros Deus noster et daret nobis vitam modicam in servitute nostra

9 quia servi sumus et in servitute nostra non dereliquit nos Deus noster et inclinavit super nos misericordiam coram rege Persarum ut daret nobis vitam et sublimaret domum Dei nostri et extrueret solitudines eius et daret nobis sepem in Iuda et in Hierusalem

10 et nunc quid dicemus Deus noster post haec quia dereliquimus mandata tua

11 quae praecepisti in manu servorum tuorum prophetarum dicens terram ad quam vos ingredimini ut possideatis eam terra inmunda est iuxta inmunditiam populorum ceterarumque terrarum abominationibus eorum qui repleverunt eam ab ore usque ad os in coinquinatione sua

12 nunc ergo filias vestras ne detis filiis eorum et filias eorum non accipiatis filiis vestris et non quaeratis pacem eorum et prosperitatem eorum usque in aeternum ut confortemini et comedatis quae bona sunt terrae et heredes habeatis filios vestros usque in saeculum

13 et post omnia quae venerunt super nos in operibus nostris pessimis et in delicto nostro magno quia tu Deus noster liberasti nos de iniquitate nostra et dedisti nobis salutem sicut est hodie

14 ut non converteremur et irrita faceremus mandata tua neque matrimonia iungeremus cum populis abominationum istarum numquid iratus es nobis usque ad consummationem ne dimitteres nobis reliquias et salutem

15 Domine Deus Israhel iustus tu quoniam derelicti sumus qui salvaremur sicut die hac ecce coram te sumus in delicto nostro non enim stari potest coram te super hoc

Ezra 10

1 sic ergo orante Ezra et inplorante eo et flente et iacente ante templum Dei collectus est ad eum de Israhel coetus grandis nimis virorum et mulierum puerorumque et flevit populus multo fletu

2 et respondit Sechenia filius Iehihel de filiis Helam et dixit Ezrae nos praevaricati sumus in Deum nostrum et duximus uxores alienigenas de populis terrae et nunc si est paenitentia Israhel super hoc

3 percutiamus foedus cum Deo nostro ut proiciamus universas uxores et eos qui de his nati sunt iuxta voluntatem Domini et eorum qui timent praeceptum Dei nostri secundum legem fiat

4 surge tuum est decernere nosque erimus tecum confortare et fac

5 surrexit ergo Ezras et adiuravit principes sacerdotum Levitarum et omnem Israhel ut facerent secundum verbum hoc et iuraverunt

6 et surrexit Ezras ante domum Dei et abiit ad cubiculum Iohanan filii Eliasib et ingressus est illuc panem non comedit et aquam non bibit lugebat enim in transgressione eorum qui de captivitate venerant

7 et missa est vox in Iuda et in Hierusalem omnibus filiis transmigrationis ut congregarentur in Hierusalem

8 et omnis qui non venerit in tribus diebus iuxta consilium principum et seniorum auferetur universa substantia eius et ipse abicietur de coetu transmigrationis

9 convenerunt igitur omnes viri Iuda et Beniamin in Hierusalem tribus diebus ipse est mensis nonus vicesimo die mensis et sedit omnis populus in platea domus Dei trementes pro peccato et pluviis

10 et surrexit Ezras sacerdos et dixit ad eos vos transgressi estis et duxistis uxores alienigenas ut adderetis super delictum Israhel

11 et nunc date confessionem Domino Deo patrum vestrorum et facite placitum eius et separamini a populis terrae et ab uxoribus alienigenis

12 et respondit universa multitudo dixitque voce magna iuxta verbum tuum ad nos sic fiat

13 verumtamen quia populus multus est et tempus pluviae et non sustinemus stare foris et opus non est diei unius vel duorum vehementer quippe peccavimus in sermone isto

14 constituantur principes in universa multitudine et omnes in civitatibus nostris qui duxerunt uxores alienigenas veniant in temporibus statutis et cum his seniores per civitatem et civitatem et iudices eius donec avertatur ira Dei nostri a nobis super peccato hoc

15 igitur Ionathan filius Asahel et Iaazia filius Thecuae steterunt super hoc et Mesollam et Sebethai Levites adiuverunt eos

16 feceruntque sic filii transmigrationis et abierunt Ezras sacerdos et viri principes familiarum in domum patrum suorum et omnes per nomina sua et sederunt in die primo mensis decimi ut quaererent rem

17 et consummati sunt omnes viri qui duxerant uxores alienigenas usque ad diem primam mensis primi

18 et inventi sunt de filiis sacerdotum qui duxerant uxores alienigenas de filiis Iosue filii Iosedech et fratres eius Maasia et Eliezer et Iarib et Godolia

19 et dederunt manus suas ut eicerent uxores suas et pro delicto suo arietem de ovibus offerrent

20 et de filiis Emmer Anani et Zebedia

21 et de filiis Erim Masia et Helia et Semeia et Hiehihel et Ozias

22 et de filiis Phessur Helioenai Maasia Ismahel Nathanahel Iozabeth et Elasa

23 et de filiis Levitarum Iozabeth et Semei et Celaia ipse est Calita Phataia Iuda et Eliezer

24 et de cantoribus Eliasub et de ianitoribus Sellum et Telem et Uri

25 et ex Israhel de filiis Pharos Remia et Ezia et Melchia et Miamin et Eliezer et Melchia et Banea

26 et de filiis Helam Mathania Zaccharias et Hiehil et Abdi et Irimoth et Helia

27 et de filiis Zethua Helioenai Eliasib Mathania et Ierimuth et Zabeth et Aziza

28 et de filiis Bebai Iohanan Anania Zabbai Athalai

29 et de filiis Bani Mosollam et Melluch et Adaia Iasub et Saal et Ramoth

30 et de filiis Phaethmoab Edna et Chalal Banaias Maasias Mathanias Beselehel et Bennui et Manasse

31 et de filiis Erem Eliezer Iesue Melchias Semeias Symeon

32 Beniamin Maloch Samarias

33 de filiis Asom Matthanai Matthetha Zabed Elipheleth Iermai Manasse Semei

34 de filiis Bani Maaddi Amram et Huhel

35 Baneas et Badaias Cheiliau

36 Vannia Marimuth et Eliasib

37 Matthanias Mathanai et Iasi

38 et Bani et Bennui Semei

39 et Salmias et Nathan et Adaias

40 Mechnedabai Sisai Sarai

41 Ezrel et Selemau Semeria

42 Sellum Amaria Ioseph

43 de filiis Nebu Iaihel Matthathias Zabed Zabina Ieddu et Iohel Banaia

44 omnes hii acceperunt uxores alienigenas et fuerunt ex eis mulieres quae pepererant filios

NASB 1977

Ezra 8

1 Now these are the heads of their fathers' {households} and the genealogical enrollment of those who went up with me from Babylon in the reign of King Artaxerxes:

2 of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom; of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel; of the sons of David, Hattush;

3 of the sons of Shecaniah {who was} of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah and with him 150 males {who were in} the genealogical list;

4 of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah and 200 males with him;

5 of the sons of Shecaniah, the son of Jahaziel and 300 males with him;

6 and of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan and 50 males with him;

7 and of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah and 70 males with him;

8 and of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael and 80 males with him;

9 of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel and 218 males with him;

10 and of the sons of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah and 160 males with him;

11 and of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah the son of Bebai and 28 males with him;

12 and of the sons of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan and 110 males with him;

13 and of the sons of Adonikam, the last ones, these being their names, Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah and 60 males with them;

14 and of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud and 70 males with them.

15 Now I assembled them at the river that runs to Ahava, where we camped for three days; and when I observed the people and the priests, I did not find any Levites there.

16 So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, teachers.

17 And I sent them to Iddo the leading man at the place Casiphia; and I told them what to say to Iddo {and} his brothers, the temple servants at the place Casiphia, {that is,} to bring ministers to us for the house of our God.

18 And according to the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of insight of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel, namely Sherebiah, and his sons and brothers, 18 men;

19 and Hashabiah and Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, with his brothers and their sons, 20 men;

20 and 220 of the temple servants, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, all of them designated by name.

21 Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.

22 For I was ashamed to request from the king troops and horsemen to protect us from the enemy on the way, because we had said to the king, "The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him."

23 So we fasted and sought our God concerning this {matter,} and He listened to our entreaty.

24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them ten of their brothers;

25 and I weighed out to them the silver, the gold, and the utensils, the offering for the house of our God which the king and his counselors and his princes, and all Israel present {there,} had offered.

26 Thus I weighed into their hands 650 talents of silver, and silver utensils {worth} 100 talents, {and} 100 gold talents,

27 and 20 gold bowls, {worth} 1,000 darics; and two utensils of fine shiny bronze, precious as gold.

28 Then I said to them, "You are holy to the LORD, and the utensils are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the LORD God of your fathers.

29 "Watch and keep {them} until you weigh {them} before the leading priests, the Levites, and the heads of the fathers' {households} of Israel at Jerusalem, {in} the chambers of the house of the LORD."

30 So the priests and the Levites accepted the weighed out silver and gold and the utensils, to bring {them} to Jerusalem to the house of our God.

31 Then we journeyed from the river Ahava on the twelfth of the first month to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was over us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the ambushes by the way.

32 Thus we came to Jerusalem and remained there three days.

33 And on the fourth day the silver and the gold and the utensils were weighed out in the house of our God into the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest, and with him {was} Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them {were} the Levites, Jozabad the son of Jeshua and Noadiah the son of Binnui.

34 Everything {was} numbered and weighed, and all the weight was recorded at that time.

35 The exiles who had come from the captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: 12 bulls for all Israel, 96 rams, 77 lambs, 12 male goats for a sin offering, all as a burnt offering to the LORD.

36 Then they delivered the king's edicts to the king's satraps, and to the governors {in the provinces} beyond the River, and they supported the people and the house of God.

Ezra 9

1 Now when these things had been completed, the princes approached me, saying, "The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, according to their abominations, {those} of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

2 "For they have taken some of their daughters {as wives} for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has intermingled with the peoples of the lands; indeed, the hands of the princes and the rulers have been foremost in this unfaithfulness."

3 And when I heard about this matter, I tore my garment and my robe, and pulled some of the hair from my head and my beard, and sat down appalled.

4 Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel on account of the unfaithfulness of the exiles gathered to me, and I sat appalled until the evening offering.

5 But at the evening offering I arose from my humiliation, even with my garment and my robe torn, and I fell on my knees and stretched out my hands to the LORD my God;

6 and I said, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to Thee, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads, and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.

7 "Since the days of our fathers to this day we {have been} in great guilt, and on account of our iniquities we, our kings {and} our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to plunder and to open shame, as {it is} this day.

8 "But now for a brief moment grace has been {shown} from the LORD our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage.

9 "For we are slaves; yet in our bondage, our God has not forsaken us, but has extended lovingkindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us reviving to raise up the house of our God, to restore its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.

10 "And now, our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken Thy commandments,

11 which Thou hast commanded by Thy servants the prophets, saying, `The land which you are entering to possess is an unclean land with the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations which have filled it from end to end {and} with their impurity.

12 `So now do not give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters to your sons, and never seek their peace or their prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good {things} of the land and leave {it} as an inheritance to your sons forever.'

13 "And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and our great guilt, since Thou our God hast requited {us} less than our iniquities {deserve,} and hast given us an escaped remnant as this,

14 shall we again break Thy commandments and intermarry with the peoples who commit these abominations? Wouldst Thou not be angry with us to the point of destruction, until there is no remnant nor any who escape?

15 "O LORD God of Israel, Thou art righteous, for we have been left an escaped remnant, as {it is} this day; behold, we are before Thee in our guilt, for no one can stand before Thee because of this."

Ezra 10

1 Now while Ezra was praying and making confession, weeping and prostrating himself before the house of God, a very large assembly, men, women, and children, gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept bitterly.

2 And Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God, and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this.

3 "So now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

4 "Arise! For {this} matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act."

5 Then Ezra rose and made the leading priests, the Levites, and all Israel, take oath that they would do according to this proposal; so they took the oath.

6 Then Ezra rose from before the house of God and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib. Although he went there, he did not eat bread, nor drink water, for he was mourning over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

7 And they made a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the exiles, that they should assemble at Jerusalem,

8 and that whoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the leaders and the elders, all his possessions should be forfeited and he himself excluded from the assembly of the exiles.

9 So all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth of the month, and all the people sat in the open square {before} the house of God, trembling because of this matter and the heavy rain.

10 Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, "You have been unfaithful and have married foreign wives adding to the guilt of Israel.

11 "Now, therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers, and do His will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives."

12 Then all the assembly answered and said with a loud voice, "That's right! As you have said, so it is our duty to do.

13 "But there are many people, it is the rainy season, and we are not able to stand in the open. Nor {can} the task {be done} in one or two days, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter.

14 "Let our leaders represent the whole assembly and let all those in our cities who have married foreign wives come at appointed times, together with the elders and judges of each city, until the fierce anger of our God on account of this matter is turned away from us."

15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah opposed this, with Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite supporting them.

16 But the exiles did so. And Ezra the priest selected men {who were} heads of fathers' {households} for {each of} their father's households, all of them by name. So they convened on the first day of the tenth month to investigate the matter.

17 And they finished {investigating} all the men who had married foreign wives by the first of the first month.

18 And among the sons of the priests who had married foreign wives were found of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah.

19 And they pledged to put away their wives, and being guilty, {they offered} a ram of the flock for their offense.

20 And of the sons of Immer {there were} Hanani and Zebadiah;

21 and of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel, and Uzziah;

22 and of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.

23 And of Levites {there were} Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

24 And of the singers {there was} Eliashib; and of the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem, and Uri.

25 And of Israel, of the sons of Parosh {there were} Ramiah, Izziah, Malchijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Malchijah, and Benaiah;

26 and of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth, and Elijah;

27 and of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad, and Aziza;

28 and of the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, {and} Athlai;

29 and of the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal, {and} Jeremoth;

30 and of the sons of Pahath-moab: Adna, Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui, and Manasseh;

31 and {of} the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch, {and} Shemariah;

33 of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, {and} Shimei;

34 of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, Jaasu,

38 Bani, Binnui, Shimei,

39 Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah,

40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah, {and} Joseph.

43 Of the sons of Nebo {there were} Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel, {and} Benaiah.

44 All these had married foreign wives, and some of them had wives {by whom} they had children.

NASB 1995

Ezra 8

1 Now these are the heads of their fathers' {households} and the genealogical enrollment of those who went up with me from Babylon in the reign of King Artaxerxes:

2 of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom; of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel; of the sons of David, Hattush;

3 of the sons of Shecaniah {who was} of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah and with him 150 males {who were in} the genealogical list;

4 of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah and 200 males with him;

5 of the sons of Zattu, Shecaniah, the son of Jahaziel and 300 males with him;

6 and of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan and 50 males with him;

7 and of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah and 70 males with him;

8 and of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael and 80 males with him;

9 of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel and 218 males with him;

10 and of the sons of Bani, Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah and 160 males with him;

11 and of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah the son of Bebai and 28 males with him;

12 and of the sons of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan and 110 males with him;

13 and of the sons of Adonikam, the last ones, these being their names, Eliphelet, Jeuel and Shemaiah, and 60 males with them;

14 and of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud, and 70 males with them.

15 Now I assembled them at the river that runs to Ahava, where we camped for three days; and when I observed the people and the priests, I did not find any Levites there.

16 So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah and Meshullam, leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, teachers.

17 I sent them to Iddo the leading man at the place Casiphia; and I told them what to say to Iddo {and} his brothers, the temple servants at the place Casiphia, {that is,} to bring ministers to us for the house of our God.

18 According to the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of insight of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel, namely Sherebiah, and his sons and brothers, 18 men;

19 and Hashabiah and Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, with his brothers and their sons, 20 men;

20 and 220 of the temple servants, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, all of them designated by name.

21 Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.

22 For I was ashamed to request from the king troops and horsemen to protect us from the enemy on the way, because we had said to the king, "The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him."

23 So we fasted and sought our God concerning this {matter,} and He listened to our entreaty.

24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them ten of their brothers;

25 and I weighed out to them the silver, the gold and the utensils, the offering for the house of our God which the king and his counselors and his princes and all Israel present {there} had offered.

26 Thus I weighed into their hands 650 talents of silver, and silver utensils {worth} 100 talents, {and} 100 gold talents,

27 and 20 gold bowls {worth} 1,000 darics, and two utensils of fine shiny bronze, precious as gold.

28 Then I said to them, "You are holy to the LORD, and the utensils are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the LORD God of your fathers.

29 "Watch and keep {them} until you weigh {them} before the leading priests, the Levites and the heads of the fathers' {households} of Israel at Jerusalem, {in} the chambers of the house of the LORD."

30 So the priests and the Levites accepted the weighed out silver and gold and the utensils, to bring {them} to Jerusalem to the house of our God.

31 Then we journeyed from the river Ahava on the twelfth of the first month to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was over us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the ambushes by the way.

32 Thus we came to Jerusalem and remained there three days.

33 On the fourth day the silver and the gold and the utensils were weighed out in the house of our God into the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest, and with him {was} Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them {were} the Levites, Jozabad the son of Jeshua and Noadiah the son of Binnui.

34 Everything {was} numbered and weighed, and all the weight was recorded at that time.

35 The exiles who had come from the captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: 12 bulls for all Israel, 96 rams, 77 lambs, 12 male goats for a sin offering, all as a burnt offering to the LORD.

36 Then they delivered the king's edicts to the king's satraps and to the governors {in the provinces} beyond the River, and they supported the people and the house of God.

Ezra 9

1 Now when these things had been completed, the princes approached me, saying, "The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, according to their abominations, {those} of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians and the Amorites.

2 "For they have taken some of their daughters {as wives} for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has intermingled with the peoples of the lands; indeed, the hands of the princes and the rulers have been foremost in this unfaithfulness."

3 When I heard about this matter, I tore my garment and my robe, and pulled some of the hair from my head and my beard, and sat down appalled.

4 Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel on account of the unfaithfulness of the exiles gathered to me, and I sat appalled until the evening offering.

5 But at the evening offering I arose from my humiliation, even with my garment and my robe torn, and I fell on my knees and stretched out my hands to the LORD my God;

6 and I said, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.

7 "Since the days of our fathers to this day we {have been} in great guilt, and on account of our iniquities we, our kings {and} our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity and to plunder and to open shame, as {it is} this day.

8 "But now for a brief moment grace has been {shown} from the LORD our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage.

9 "For we are slaves; yet in our bondage our God has not forsaken us, but has extended lovingkindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us reviving to raise up the house of our God, to restore its ruins and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.

10 "Now, our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken Your commandments,

11 which You have commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, `The land which you are entering to possess is an unclean land with the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations which have filled it from end to end {and} with their impurity.

12 `So now do not give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters to your sons, and never seek their peace or their prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good {things} of the land and leave {it} as an inheritance to your sons forever.'

13 "After all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and our great guilt, since You our God have requited {us} less than our iniquities {deserve,} and have given us an escaped remnant as this,

14 shall we again break Your commandments and intermarry with the peoples who commit these abominations? Would You not be angry with us to the point of destruction, until there is no remnant nor any who escape?

15 "O LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for we have been left an escaped remnant, as {it is} this day; behold, we are before You in our guilt, for no one can stand before You because of this."

Ezra 10

1 Now while Ezra was praying and making confession, weeping and prostrating himself before the house of God, a very large assembly, men, women and children, gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept bitterly.

2 Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this.

3 "So now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

4 "Arise! For {this} matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act."

5 Then Ezra rose and made the leading priests, the Levites and all Israel, take oath that they would do according to this proposal; so they took the oath.

6 Then Ezra rose from before the house of God and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib. Although he went there, he did not eat bread nor drink water, for he was mourning over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

7 They made a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the exiles, that they should assemble at Jerusalem,

8 and that whoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the leaders and the elders, all his possessions should be forfeited and he himself excluded from the assembly of the exiles.

9 So all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth of the month, and all the people sat in the open square {before} the house of God, trembling because of this matter and the heavy rain.

10 Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, "You have been unfaithful and have married foreign wives adding to the guilt of Israel.

11 "Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers and do His will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives."

12 Then all the assembly replied with a loud voice, "That's right! As you have said, so it is our duty to do.

13 "But there are many people; it is the rainy season and we are not able to stand in the open. Nor {can} the task {be done} in one or two days, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter.

14 "Let our leaders represent the whole assembly and let all those in our cities who have married foreign wives come at appointed times, together with the elders and judges of each city, until the fierce anger of our God on account of this matter is turned away from us."

15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah opposed this, with Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite supporting them.

16 But the exiles did so. And Ezra the priest selected men {who were} heads of fathers' {households} for {each of} their father's households, all of them by name. So they convened on the first day of the tenth month to investigate the matter.

17 They finished {investigating} all the men who had married foreign wives by the first day of the first month.

18 Among the sons of the priests who had married foreign wives were found of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah.

19 They pledged to put away their wives, and being guilty, {they offered} a ram of the flock for their offense.

20 Of the sons of Immer {there were} Hanani and Zebadiah;

21 and of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel and Uzziah;

22 and of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad and Elasah.

23 Of Levites {there were} Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah and Eliezer.

24 Of the singers {there was} Eliashib; and of the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem and Uri.

25 Of Israel, of the sons of Parosh {there were} Ramiah, Izziah, Malchijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Malchijah and Benaiah;

26 and of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth and Elijah;

27 and of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad and Aziza;

28 and of the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai {and} Athlai;

29 and of the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch and Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal {and} Jeremoth;

30 and of the sons of Pahath-moab: Adna, Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui and Manasseh;

31 and {of} the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch {and} Shemariah;

33 of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh {and} Shimei;

34 of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, Jaasu,

38 Bani, Binnui, Shimei,

39 Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah,

40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah {and} Joseph.

43 Of the sons of Nebo {there were} Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel {and} Benaiah.

44 All these had married foreign wives, and some of them had wives {by whom} they had children.

NET Bible

Ezra 8

1 These are the leaders and those enrolled with them by genealogy who were coming up with me from Babylon during the reign of King Artaxerxes:

2 from the descendants of Phinehas, Gershom; from the descendants of Ithamar, Daniel; from the descendants of David, Hattush

3 the son of Shecaniah; from the descendants of Parosh, Zechariah, and with him were enrolled by genealogy 150 men;

4 from the descendants of Pahath-Moab, Eliehoenai son of Zerahiah, and with him 200 men;

5 from the descendants of Zattu, Shecaniah son of Jahaziel, and with him 300 men;

6 from the descendants of Adin, Ebed son of Jonathan, and with him 50 men;

7 from the descendants of Elam, Jeshaiah son of Athaliah, and with him 70 men;

8 from the descendants of Shephatiah, Zebadiah son of Michael, and with him 80 men;

9 from the descendants of Joab, Obadiah son of Jehiel, and with him 218 men;

10 from the descendants of Bani, Shelomith son of Josiphiah, and with him 160 men;

11 from the descendants of Bebai, Zechariah son of Bebai, and with him 28 men;

12 from the descendants of Azgad, Johanan son of Hakkatan, and with him 110 men;

13 from the descendants of Adonikam there were the latter ones. Their names were Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah, and with them 60 men;

14 from the descendants of Bigvai, Uthai, and Zaccur, and with them 70 men.

15 I had them assemble at the canal that flows toward Ahava, and we camped there for three days. I observed that the people and the priests were present, but I found no Levites there.

16 So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, who were leaders, and Joiarib and Elnathan, who were teachers.

17 I sent them to Iddo, who was the leader in the place called Casiphia. I told them what to say to Iddo and his relatives, who were the temple servants in Casiphia, so they would bring us attendants for the temple of our God.

18 Due to the fact that the good hand of our God was on us, they brought us a skilled man, from the descendants of Mahli the son of Levi son of Israel. This man was Sherebiah, who was accompanied by his sons and brothers, 18 men,

19 and Hashabiah, along with Jeshaiah from the descendants of Merari, with his brothers and their sons, 20 men,

20 and some of the temple servants that David and his officials had established for the work of the Levites – 220 of them. They were all designated by name.

21 I called for a fast there by the Ahava Canal, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and seek from him a safe journey for us, our children, and all our property.

22 I was embarrassed to request soldiers and horsemen from the king to protect us from the enemy along the way, because we had said to the king, “The good hand of our God is on everyone who is seeking him, but his great anger is against everyone who forsakes him.”

23 So we fasted and prayed to our God about this, and he answered us.

24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, together with Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers,

25 and I weighed out to them the silver, the gold, and the vessels intended for the temple of our God – items that the king, his advisers, his officials, and all Israel who were present had contributed.

26 I weighed out to them 650 talents of silver, silver vessels worth 100 talents, 100 talents of gold,

27 20 gold bowls worth 1,000 darics, and two exquisite vessels of gleaming bronze, as valuable as gold.

28 Then I said to them, “You are holy to the LORD, just as these vessels are holy. The silver and the gold are a voluntary offering to the LORD, the God of your fathers.

29 Be careful with them and protect them, until you weigh them out before the leading priests and the Levites and the family leaders of Israel in Jerusalem, in the storerooms of the temple of the LORD.”

30 Then the priests and the Levites took charge of the silver, the gold, and the vessels that had been weighed out, to transport them to Jerusalem to the temple of our God.

31 On the twelfth day of the first month we began traveling from the Ahava Canal to go to Jerusalem. The hand of our God was on us, and he delivered us from our enemy and from bandits along the way.

32 So we came to Jerusalem, and we stayed there for three days.

33 On the fourth day we weighed out the silver, the gold, and the vessels in the house of our God into the care of Meremoth son of Uriah, the priest, and Eleazar son of Phinehas, who were accompanied by Jozabad son of Jeshua and Noadiah son of Binnui, who were Levites.

34 Everything was verified by number and by weight, and the total weight was written down at that time.

35 The exiles who were returning from the captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel – twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven male lambs, along with twelve male goats as a sin offering. All this was a burnt offering to the LORD.

36 Then they presented the decrees of the king to the king’s satraps and to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, who gave help to the people and to the temple of God.

Ezra 9

1 Now when these things had been completed, the leaders approached me and said, “The people of Israel, the priests, and the Levites have not separated themselves from the local residents who practice detestable things similar to those of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

2 Indeed, they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has become intermingled with the local residents. Worse still, the leaders and the officials have been at the forefront of all of this!”

3 When I heard this report, I tore my tunic and my robe and ripped out some of the hair from my head and beard. Then I sat down, quite devastated.

4 Everyone who held the words of the God of Israel in awe gathered around me because of the unfaithful acts of the people of the exile. Devastated, I continued to sit there until the evening offering.

5 At the time of the evening offering I got up from my self-abasement, with my tunic and robe torn, and then dropped to my knees and spread my hands to the LORD my God.

6 I prayed, “O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift my face to you, my God! For our iniquities have climbed higher than our heads, and our guilt extends to the heavens.

7 From the days of our fathers until this very day our guilt has been great. Because of our iniquities we, along with our kings and priests, have been delivered over by the local kings to sword, captivity, plunder, and embarrassment – right up to the present time.

8 “But now briefly we have received mercy from the LORD our God, in that he has left us a remnant and has given us a secure position in his holy place. Thus our God has enlightened our eyes and has given us a little relief in our time of servitude.

9 Although we are slaves, our God has not abandoned us in our servitude. He has extended kindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, in that he has revived us to restore the temple of our God and to raise up its ruins and to give us a protective wall in Judah and Jerusalem.

10 “And now what are we able to say after this, our God? For we have forsaken your commandments

11 which you commanded us through your servants the prophets with these words: ‘The land that you are entering to possess is a land defiled by the impurities of the local residents! With their abominations they have filled it from one end to the other with their filthiness.

12 Therefore do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons, and do not take their daughters in marriage for your sons. Do not ever seek their peace or welfare, so that you may be strong and may eat the good of the land and may leave it as an inheritance for your children forever.’

13 “Everything that has happened to us has come about because of our wicked actions and our great guilt. Even so, our God, you have exercised restraint toward our iniquities and have given us a remnant such as this.

14 Shall we once again break your commandments and intermarry with these abominable peoples? Would you not be so angered by us that you would wipe us out, with no survivor or remnant?

15 O LORD God of Israel, you are righteous, for we are left as a remnant this day. Indeed, we stand before you in our guilt. However, because of this guilt no one can really stand before you.”

Ezra 10

1 While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself to the ground before the temple of God, a very large crowd of Israelites – men, women, and children alike – gathered around him. The people wept loudly.

2 Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, from the descendants of Elam, addressed Ezra: “We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the local peoples. Nonetheless, there is still hope for Israel in this regard.

3 Therefore let us enact a covenant with our God to send away all these women and their offspring, in keeping with your counsel, my lord, and that of those who respect the commandments of our God. And let it be done according to the law.

4 Get up, for this matter concerns you. We are with you, so be strong and act decisively!”

5 So Ezra got up and made the leading priests and Levites and all Israel take an oath to carry out this plan. And they all took a solemn oath.

6 Then Ezra got up from in front of the temple of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he stayed there, he did not eat food or drink water, for he was in mourning over the infidelity of the exiles.

7 A proclamation was circulated throughout Judah and Jerusalem that all the exiles were to be assembled in Jerusalem.

8 Everyone who did not come within three days would thereby forfeit all his property, in keeping with the counsel of the officials and the elders. Furthermore, he himself would be excluded from the assembly of the exiles.

9 All the men of Judah and Benjamin were gathered in Jerusalem within the three days. (It was in the ninth month, on the twentieth day of that month.) All the people sat in the square at the temple of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the rains.

10 Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have behaved in an unfaithful manner by taking foreign wives! This has contributed to the guilt of Israel.

11 Now give praise to the LORD God of your fathers, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the local residents and from these foreign wives.”

12 All the assembly replied in a loud voice: “We will do just as you have said!

13 However, the people are numerous and it is the rainy season. We are unable to stand here outside. Furthermore, this business cannot be resolved in a day or two, for we have sinned greatly in this matter.

14 Let our leaders take steps on behalf of all the assembly. Let all those in our towns who have married foreign women come at an appointed time, and with them the elders of each town and its judges, until the hot anger of our God is turned away from us in this matter.”

15 Only Jonathan son of Asahel and Jahzeiah son of Tikvah were against this, assisted by Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite.

16 So the exiles proceeded accordingly. Ezra the priest separated out by name men who were leaders in their family groups. They sat down to consider this matter on the first day of the tenth month,

17 and on the first day of the first month they finished considering all the men who had married foreign wives.

18 It was determined that from the descendants of the priests, the following had taken foreign wives: from the descendants of Jeshua son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah.

19 (They gave their word to send away their wives; their guilt offering was a ram from the flock for their guilt.)

20 From the descendants of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.

21 From the descendants of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel, and Uzziah.

22 From the descendants of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.

23 From the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (also known as Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

24 From the singers: Eliashib. From the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem, and Uri.

25 From the Israelites: from the descendants of Parosh: Ramiah, Izziah, Malkijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Malkijah, and Benaiah.

26 From the descendants of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth, and Elijah.

27 From the descendants of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad, and Aziza.

28 From the descendants of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai.

29 From the descendants of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal, and Jeremoth.

30 From the descendants of Pahath-Moab: Adna, Kelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui, and Manasseh.

31 From the descendants of Harim: Eliezer, Ishijah, Malkijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.

33 From the descendants of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei.

34 From the descendants of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Keluhi,

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasu.

38 From the descendants of Binnui: Shimei,

39 Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah,

40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.

43 From the descendants of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel, and Benaiah.

44 All these had taken foreign wives, and some of them also had children by these women.

New International Version

Ezra 8

1 These are the family heads and those registered with them who came up with me from Babylon during the reign of King Artaxerxes:

2 of the descendants of Phinehas, Gershom; of the descendants of Ithamar, Daniel; of the descendants of David, Hattush

3 of the descendants of Shecaniah; of the descendants of Parosh, Zechariah, and with him were registered 150 men;

4 of the descendants of Pahath-Moab, Eliehoenai son of Zerahiah, and with him 200 men;

5 of the descendants of Zattu, Shecaniah son of Jahaziel, and with him 300 men;

6 of the descendants of Adin, Ebed son of Jonathan, and with him 50 men;

7 of the descendants of Elam, Jeshaiah son of Athaliah, and with him 70 men;

8 of the descendants of Shephatiah, Zebadiah son of Michael, and with him 80 men;

9 of the descendants of Joab, Obadiah son of Jehiel, and with him 218 men;

10 of the descendants of Bani, Shelomith son of Josiphiah, and with him 160 men;

11 of the descendants of Bebai, Zechariah son of Bebai, and with him 28 men;

12 of the descendants of Azgad, Johanan son of Hakkatan, and with him 110 men;

13 of the descendants of Adonikam, the last ones, whose names were Eliphelet, Jeuel and Shemaiah, and with them 60 men;

14 of the descendants of Bigvai, Uthai and Zaccur, and with them 70 men.

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.

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,

17 and I sent them to Iddo, the leader in Casiphia. I told them what to say to Iddo and his kinsmen, the temple servants in Casiphia, so that they might bring attendants to us for the house of our God.

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 men;

19 and Hashabiah, together with Jeshaiah from the descendants of Merari, and his brothers and nephews, 20 men.

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.

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.

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."

23 So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.

24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, together with Sherebiah, Hashabiah and ten of their brothers,

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.

26 I weighed out to them 650 talents of silver, silver articles weighing 100 talents, 100 talents of gold,

27 20 bowls of gold valued at 1,000 darics, and two fine articles of polished bronze, as precious as gold.

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 fathers.

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."

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.

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.

32 So we arrived in Jerusalem, where we rested three days.

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.

34 Everything was accounted for by number and weight, and the entire weight was recorded at that time.

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.

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.

Ezra 9

1 After these things had been done, the leaders came to me and said, "The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighboring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians and Amorites.

2 They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness."

3 When I heard this, I tore my tunic and cloak, pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.

4 Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel gathered around me because of this unfaithfulness of the exiles. And I sat there appalled until the evening sacrifice.

5 Then, at the evening sacrifice, I rose from my self-abasement, with my tunic and cloak torn, and fell on my knees with my hands spread out to the LORD my God

6 and prayed: "O my God, I am too ashamed and disgraced to lift up my face to you, my God, because our sins are higher than our heads and our guilt has reached to the heavens.

7 From the days of our forefathers until now, our guilt has been great. Because of our sins, we and our kings and our priests have been subjected to the sword and captivity, to pillage and humiliation at the hand of foreign kings, as it is today.

8 "But now, for a brief moment, the LORD our God has been gracious in leaving us a remnant and giving us a firm place in his sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes and a little relief in our bondage.

9 Though we are slaves, our God has not deserted us in our bondage. He has shown us kindness in the sight of the kings of Persia: He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins, and he has given us a wall of protection in Judah and Jerusalem.

10 "But now, O our God, what can we say after this? For we have disregarded the commands

11 you gave through your servants the prophets when you said: `The land you are entering to possess is a land polluted by the corruption of its peoples. By their detestable practices they have filled it with their impurity from one end to the other.

12 Therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters for your sons. Do not seek a treaty of friendship with them at any time, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it to your children as an everlasting inheritance.'

13 "What has happened to us is a result of our evil deeds and our great guilt, and yet, our God, you have punished us less than our sins have deserved and have given us a remnant like this.

14 Shall we again break your commands and intermarry with the peoples who commit such detestable practices? Would you not be angry enough with us to destroy us, leaving us no remnant or survivor?

15 O LORD, God of Israel, you are righteous! We are left this day as a remnant. Here we are before you in our guilt, though because of it not one of us can stand in your presence."

Ezra 10

1 While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites--men, women and children--gathered around him. They too wept bitterly.

2 Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, one of the descendants of Elam, said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the peoples around us. But in spite of this, there is still hope for Israel.

3 Now let us make a covenant before our God to send away all these women and their children, in accordance with the counsel of my lord and of those who fear the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law.

4 Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it."

5 So Ezra rose up and put the leading priests and Levites and all Israel under oath to do what had been suggested. And they took the oath.

6 Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he was there, he ate no food and drank no water, because he continued to mourn over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

7 A proclamation was then issued throughout Judah and Jerusalem for all the exiles to assemble in Jerusalem.

8 Anyone who failed to appear within three days would forfeit all his property, in accordance with the decision of the officials and elders, and would himself be expelled from the assembly of the exiles.

9 Within the three days, all the men of Judah and Benjamin had gathered in Jerusalem. And on the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people were sitting in the square before the house of God, greatly distressed by the occasion and because of the rain.

10 Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, "You have been unfaithful; you have married foreign women, adding to Israel's guilt.

11 Now make confession to the LORD, the God of your fathers, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives."

12 The whole assembly responded with a loud voice: "You are right! We must do as you say.

13 But there are many people here and it is the rainy season; so we cannot stand outside. Besides, this matter cannot be taken care of in a day or two, because we have sinned greatly in this thing.

14 Let our officials act for the whole assembly. Then let everyone in our towns who has married a foreign woman come at a set time, along with the elders and judges of each town, until the fierce anger of our God in this matter is turned away from us."

15 Only Jonathan son of Asahel and Jahzeiah son of Tikvah, supported by Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite, opposed this.

16 So the exiles did as was proposed. Ezra the priest selected men who were family heads, one from each family division, and all of them designated by name. On the first day of the tenth month they sat down to investigate the cases,

17 and by the first day of the first month they finished dealing with all the men who had married foreign women.

18 Among the descendants of the priests, the following had married foreign women: From the descendants of Jeshua son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah.

19 (They all gave their hands in pledge to put away their wives, and for their guilt they each presented a ram from the flock as a guilt offering.)

20 From the descendants of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.

21 From the descendants of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel and Uzziah.

22 From the descendants of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad and Elasah.

23 Among the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah and Eliezer.

24 From the singers: Eliashib. From the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem and Uri.

25 And among the other Israelites: From the descendants of Parosh: Ramiah, Izziah, Malkijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Malkijah and Benaiah.

26 From the descendants of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth and Elijah.

27 From the descendants of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad and Aziza.

28 From the descendants of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai and Athlai.

29 From the descendants of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal and Jeremoth.

30 From the descendants of Pahath-Moab: Adna, Kelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui and Manasseh.

31 From the descendants of Harim: Eliezer, Ishijah, Malkijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch and Shemariah.

33 From the descendants of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh and Shimei.

34 From the descendants of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Keluhi,

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai and Jaasu.

38 From the descendants of Binnui: Shimei,

39 Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah,

40 Macnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah and Joseph.

43 From the descendants of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel and Benaiah.

44 All these had married foreign women, and some of them had children by these wives.

Revised Standard Version

Ezra 8

1 These are the heads of their fathers' houses, and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Babylonia, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king:

2 Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom. Of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel. Of the sons of David, Hattush,

3 of the sons of Shecaniah. Of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah, with whom were registered one hundred and fifty men.

4 Of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundred men.

5 Of the sons of Zattu, Shecaniah the son of Jahaziel, and with him three hundred men.

6 Of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with him fifty men.

7 Of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him seventy men.

8 Of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael, and with him eighty men.

9 Of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteen men.

10 Of the sons of Bani, Shelomith the son of Josiphiah, and with him a hundred and sixty men.

11 Of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah, the son of Bebai, and with him twenty-eight men.

12 Of the sons of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan, and with him a hundred and ten men.

13 Of the sons of Adonikam, those who came later, their names being Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah, and with them sixty men.

14 Of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zaccur, and with them seventy men.

15 I gathered them to the river that runs to Ahava, and there we encamped three days. As I reviewed the people and the priests, I found there none of the sons of Levi.

16 Then I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, who were men of insight,

17 and sent them to Iddo, the leading man at the place Casiphia, telling them what to say to Iddo and his brethren the temple servants at the place Casiphia, namely, to send us ministers for the house of our God.

18 And by the good hand of our God upon us, they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Mahli the son of Levi, son of Israel, namely Sherebiah with his sons and kinsmen, eighteen;

19 also Hashabiah and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, with his kinsmen and their sons, twenty;

20 besides two hundred and twenty of the temple servants, whom David and his officials had set apart to attend the Levites. These were all mentioned by name.

21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a straight way for ourselves, our children, and all our goods.

22 For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way; since we had told the king, "The hand of our God is for good upon all that seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all that forsake him."

23 So we fasted and besought our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty.

24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests: Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their kinsmen with them.

25 And I weighed out to them the silver and the gold and the vessels, the offering for the house of our God which the king and his counselors and his lords and all Israel there present had offered;

26 I weighed out into their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels worth a hundred talents, and a hundred talents of gold,

27 twenty bowls of gold worth a thousand darics, and two vessels of fine bright bronze as precious as gold.

28 And I said to them, "You are holy to the LORD, and the vessels are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the LORD, the God of your fathers.

29 Guard them and keep them until you weigh them before the chief priests and the Levites and the heads of fathers' houses in Israel at Jerusalem, within the chambers of the house of the LORD."

30 So the priests and the Levites took over the weight of the silver and the gold and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem, to the house of our God.

31 Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go to Jerusalem; the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and from ambushes by the way.

32 We came to Jerusalem, and there we remained three days.

33 On the fourth day, within the house of our God, the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed into the hands of Meremoth the priest, son of Uriah, and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas, and with them were the Levites, Jozabad the son of Jeshua and Noadiah the son of Binnui.

34 The whole was counted and weighed, and the weight of everything was recorded.

35 At that time those who had come from captivity, the returned exiles, offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel, twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and as a sin offering twelve he-goats; all this was a burnt offering to the LORD.

36 They also delivered the king's commissions to the king's satraps and to the governors of the province Beyond the River; and they aided the people and the house of God.

Ezra 9

1 After these things had been done, the officials approached me and said, "The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands with their abominations, from the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

2 For they have taken some of their daughters to be wives for themselves and for their sons; so that the holy race has mixed itself with the peoples of the lands. And in this faithlessness the hand of the officials and chief men has been foremost."

3 When I heard this, I rent my garments and my mantle, and pulled hair from my head and beard, and sat appalled.

4 Then all who trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the faithlessness of the returned exiles, gathered round me while I sat appalled until the evening sacrifice.

5 And at the evening sacrifice I rose from my fasting, with my garments and my mantle rent, and fell upon my knees and spread out my hands to the LORD my God,

6 saying: "O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to thee, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens.

7 From the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt; and for our iniquities we, our kings, and our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, to plundering, and to utter shame, as at this day.

8 But now for a brief moment favor has been shown by the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant, and to give us a secure hold within his holy place, that our God may brighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage.

9 For we are bondmen; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended to us his steadfast love before the kings of Persia, to grant us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us protection in Judea and Jerusalem.

10 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken thy commandments,

11 which thou didst command by thy servants the prophets, saying, 'The land which you are entering, to take possession of it, is a land unclean with the pollutions of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations which have filled it from end to end with their uncleanness.

12 Therefore give not your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters for your sons, and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.'

13 And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, seeing that thou, our God, hast punished us less than our iniquities deserved and hast given us such a remnant as this,

14 shall we break thy commandments again and intermarry with the peoples who practice these abominations? Wouldst thou not be angry with us till thou wouldst consume us, so that there should be no remnant, nor any to escape?

15 O LORD the God of Israel, thou art just, for we are left a remnant that has escaped, as at this day. Behold, we are before thee in our guilt, for none can stand before thee because of this."

Ezra 10

1 While Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, a very great assembly of men, women, and children, gathered to him out of Israel; for the people wept bitterly.

2 And Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, addressed Ezra: "We have broken faith with our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land, but even now there is hope for Israel in spite of this.

3 Therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all these wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

4 Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it."

5 Then Ezra arose and made the leading priests and Levites and all Israel take oath that they would do as had been said. So they took the oath.

6 Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God, and went to the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib, where he spent the night, neither eating bread nor drinking water; for he was mourning over the faithlessness of the exiles.

7 And a proclamation was made throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the returned exiles that they should assemble at Jerusalem,

8 and that if any one did not come within three days, by order of the officials and the elders all his property should be forfeited, and he himself banned from the congregation of the exiles.

9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month. And all the people sat in the open square before the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

10 And Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, "You have trespassed and married foreign women, and so increased the guilt of Israel.

11 Now then make confession to the LORD the God of your fathers, and do his will; separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives."

12 Then all the assembly answered with a loud voice, "It is so; we must do as you have said.

13 But the people are many, and it is a time of heavy rain; we cannot stand in the open. Nor is this a work for one day or for two; for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

14 Let our officials stand for the whole assembly; let all in our cities who have taken foreign wives come at appointed times, and with them the elders and judges of every city, till the fierce wrath of our God over this matter be averted from us."

15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah opposed this, and Meshullum and Shabbethai the Levite supported them.

16 Then the returned exiles did so. Ezra the priest selected men, heads of fathers' houses, according to their fathers' houses, each of them designated by name. On the first day of the tenth month they sat down to examine the matter;

17 and by the first day of the first month they had come to the end of all the men who had married foreign women.

18 Of the sons of the priests who had married foreign women were found Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his brethren.

19 They pledged themselves to put away their wives, and their guilt offering was a ram of the flock for their guilt.

20 Of the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.

21 Of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel, and Uzziah.

22 Of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.

23 Of the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

24 Of the singers: Eliashib. Of the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem, and Uri.

25 And of Israel: of the sons of Parosh: Ramiah, Izziah, Malchijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Hashabiah, and Benaiah.

26 Of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth, and Elijah.

27 Of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad, and Aziza.

28 Of the sons of Bebai were Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai.

29 Of the sons of Bani were Meshullum, Malluch, Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal, and Jeremoth.

30 Of the sons of Pahath-moab: Adna, Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui, and Manasseh.

31 Of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.

33 Of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei.

34 Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, Jaasu.

38 Of the sons of Binnui: Shimei,

39 Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah,

40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.

43 Of the sons of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel, and Benaiah.

44 All these had married foreign women, and they put them away with their children.

Spanish LBLA

Ezra 8

1 Y estos son los jefes de sus {casas} paternas, con su genealogía, que subieron conmigo de Babilonia en el reinado del rey Artajerjes:

2 de los hijos de Finees, Gersón; de los hijos de Itamar, Daniel; de los hijos de David, Hatús;

3 de los hijos de Secanías, {que era} de los hijos de Paros, Zacarías, y con él ciento cincuenta varones {que estaban en} la lista genealógica;

4 de los hijos de Pahat-moab, Elioenai, hijo de Zeraías, y con él doscientos varones;

5 de los hijos de Zatu, Secanías, hijo de Jahaziel, y con él trescientos varones;

6 de los hijos de Adín, Ebed, hijo de Jonatán, y con él cincuenta varones;

7 de los hijos de Elam, Jesaías, hijo de Atalías, y con él setenta varones;

8 de los hijos de Sefatías, Zebadías, hijo de Micael, y con él ochenta varones;

9 de los hijos de Joab, Obadías, hijo de Jehiel, y con él doscientos dieciocho varones;

10 de los hijos de Bani, Selomit, hijo de Josifías, y con él ciento sesenta varones;

11 de los hijos de Bebai, Zacarías, hijo de Bebai, y con él veintiocho varones;

12 de los hijos de Azgad, Johanán, hijo de Hacatán, y con él ciento diez varones;

13 de los hijos de Adonicam, los postreros, cuyos nombres son estos: Elifelet, Jeiel y Semaías, y con ellos sesenta varones;

14 y de los hijos de Bigvai, Utai y Zabud, y con ellos setenta varones.

15 Y los reuní junto al río que corre a Ahava, donde acampamos tres días; y habiendo buscado entre el pueblo y los sacerdotes, no hallé ninguno de los hijos de Leví allí.

16 Por eso envié a llamar a Eliezer, Ariel, Semaías, Elnatán, Jarib, Elnatán, Natán, Zacarías y Mesulam, jefes, y a Joiarib y a Elnatán, {hombres} sabios;

17 y los envié a Iddo, jefe en la localidad de Casifia; puse en boca de ellos las palabras que debían decir a Iddo {y} a sus hermanos, los sirvientes del templo en la localidad de Casifia, para que nos trajeran ministros para la casa de nuestro Dios.

18 Y conforme a la mano bondadosa de nuestro Dios sobre nosotros, nos trajeron a un hombre de entendimiento de los hijos de Mahli, hijo de Leví, hijo de Israel, es decir, a Serebías, con sus hijos y hermanos, dieciocho {hombres;}

19 y a Hasabías y a Jesaías de los hijos de Merari, con sus hermanos y sus hijos, veinte {hombres;}

20 y de los sirvientes del templo, a quienes David y los príncipes habían puesto para el servicio de los levitas, doscientos veinte sirvientes del templo, todos ellos designados por sus nombres.

21 Entonces proclamé allí, junto al río Ahava, un ayuno para que nos humilláramos delante de nuestro Dios a fin de implorar de El un viaje feliz para nosotros, para nuestros pequeños y para todas nuestras posesiones.

22 Porque tuve vergüenza de pedir al rey tropas y hombres de a caballo para protegernos del enemigo en el camino, pues habíamos dicho al rey: La mano de nuestro Dios es propicia para con todos los que le buscan, mas su poder y su ira contra todos los que le abandonan.

23 Ayunamos, pues, y pedimos a nuestro Dios acerca de esto, y El escuchó nuestra súplica.

24 Entonces aparté a doce de los sacerdotes principales, a Serebías, a Hasabías, y con ellos diez de sus hermanos;

25 y les pesé la plata, el oro y los utensilios, la ofrenda para la casa de nuestro Dios que habían ofrecido el rey, sus consejeros, sus príncipes y todo Israel que {allí} estaba.

26 Pesé, pues, {y entregué} en sus manos seiscientos cincuenta talentos de plata, y utensilios de plata {que valían} cien talentos, {y} cien talentos de oro;

27 también veinte tazas de oro {que valían} mil dáricos [Un dárico equivale aprox. a 8.5 gramos], y dos utensilios de fino y reluciente bronce, valiosos como el oro.

28 Y les dije: Vosotros estáis consagrados al SEÑOR, y los utensilios son sagrados; y la plata y el oro son ofrenda voluntaria al SEÑOR, Dios de vuestros padres.

29 Velad y guardad{los} hasta que {los} peséis delante de los principales sacerdotes, los levitas y los jefes de {casas} paternas de Israel en Jerusalén, {en} las cámaras de la casa del SEÑOR.

30 Los sacerdotes y los levitas recibieron la plata, el oro y los utensilios {ya} pesados, para traer{los} a Jerusalén a la casa de nuestro Dios.

31 Partimos del río Ahava el {día} doce del mes primero para ir a Jerusalén; y la mano de nuestro Dios estaba sobre nosotros, y nos libró de mano del enemigo y de las emboscadas en el camino.

32 Y llegamos a Jerusalén y nos quedamos allí tres días.

33 Y al cuarto día la plata y el oro y los utensilios fueron pesados en la casa de nuestro Dios {y entregados} en mano de Meremot, hijo del sacerdote Urías, y con él {estaba} Eleazar, hijo de Finees; y con ellos {estaban} los levitas Jozabad, hijo de Jesúa, y Noadías, hijo de Binúi.

34 Todo {fue} contado y pesado, y todo el peso fue anotado en aquel tiempo.

35 Los desterrados que habían venido de la cautividad ofrecieron holocaustos al Dios de Israel: doce novillos por todo Israel, noventa y seis carneros, setenta y siete corderos, doce machos cabríos como ofrenda por el pecado; todo como holocausto al SEÑOR.

36 Entonces entregaron los edictos del rey a los sátrapas del rey, y a los gobernadores del otro lado del río; y éstos apoyaron al pueblo y a la casa de Dios.

Ezra 9

1 Y acabadas estas cosas, se me acercaron los príncipes, diciendo: El pueblo de Israel, los sacerdotes y los levitas no se han separado de los pueblos de las tierras y sus abominaciones: de los cananeos, hititas, ferezeos, jebuseos, amonitas, moabitas, egipcios y amorreos;

2 sino que han tomado mujeres de entre las hijas de ellos para sí y para sus hijos, y el linaje santo se ha mezclado con los pueblos de las tierras; es más, la mano de los príncipes y de los gobernantes ha sido la primera en {cometer} esta infidelidad.

3 Y cuando oí de este asunto, rasgué mi vestido y mi manto, y arranqué pelo de mi cabeza y de mi barba, y me senté atónito.

4 Entonces se reunieron conmigo todos los que temblaban ante las palabras del Dios de Israel por causa de la infidelidad de los desterrados, y estuve sentado atónito hasta la ofrenda de la tarde.

5 Pero a {la hora de} la ofrenda de la tarde, me levanté de mi humillación con mi vestido y mi manto rasgados, y caí de rodillas y extendí mis manos al SEÑOR mi Dios;

6 y dije: Dios mío, estoy avergonzado y confuso para {poder} levantar mi rostro a ti, mi Dios, porque nuestras iniquidades se han multiplicado por encima de {nuestras} cabezas, y nuestra culpa ha crecido hasta los cielos.

7 Desde los días de nuestros padres hasta el día de hoy {hemos estado} bajo gran culpa, y a causa de nuestras iniquidades, nosotros, nuestros reyes {y} nuestros sacerdotes hemos sido entregados en mano de los reyes de estas tierras, a la espada, al cautiverio, al saqueo y a la vergüenza pública, como en este día.

8 Pero ahora, por un breve momento, ha habido misericordia de parte del SEÑOR nuestro Dios, para dejarnos un remanente {que ha} escapado y darnos un refugio en su lugar santo, para que nuestro Dios ilumine nuestros ojos y nos conceda un poco de vida en nuestra servidumbre.

9 Porque siervos somos; mas en nuestra servidumbre, nuestro Dios no nos ha abandonado, sino que ha extendido {su} misericordia sobre nosotros ante los ojos de los reyes de Persia, dándonos ánimo para levantar la casa de nuestro Dios y para restaurar sus ruinas, y dándonos una muralla en Judá y en Jerusalén.

10 Y ahora, Dios nuestro, ¿qué diremos después de esto? Porque hemos abandonado tus mandamientos,

11 que por medio de tus siervos los profetas ordenaste, diciendo: "La tierra a la cual entráis para poseerla es una tierra inmunda con la inmundicia de los pueblos de estas tierras, con sus abominaciones que la han llenado de un extremo a otro, {y} con su impureza.

12 "Ahora pues, no deis vuestras hijas a sus hijos ni toméis sus hijas para vuestros hijos, y nunca procuréis su paz ni su prosperidad, para que seáis fuertes y comáis lo mejor de la tierra y {la} dejéis por heredad a vuestros hijos para siempre."

13 Y después de todo lo que nos ha sobrevenido a causa de nuestras malas obras y nuestra gran culpa, puesto que tú, nuestro Dios, {nos} has pagado menos de {lo que} nuestras iniquidades {merecen,} y nos has dado un {remanente} que ha escapado como éste,

14 ¿hemos de quebrantar de nuevo tus mandamientos emparentándo{nos} con los pueblos que cometen estas abominaciones? ¿No te enojarías con nosotros hasta destruir{nos}, sin que quedara remanente ni quien escapara?

15 Oh SEÑOR, Dios de Israel, tú eres justo, porque hemos quedado un {remanente} que ha escapado, como {en} este día; he aquí, estamos delante de ti en nuestra culpa, porque nadie puede estar delante de ti a causa de esto.

Ezra 10

1 Mientras Esdras oraba y hacía confesión, llorando y postrándose delante de la casa de Dios, una gran asamblea de Israel, hombres, mujeres y niños se juntó a él; y el pueblo lloraba amargamente.

2 Y Secanías, hijo de Jehiel, uno de los hijos de Elam, respondió, y dijo a Esdras: Hemos sido infieles a nuestro Dios, y nos hemos casado con mujeres extranjeras de los pueblos de esta tierra; pero todavía hay esperanza para Israel a pesar de esto.

3 Hagamos ahora un pacto con nuestro Dios de despedir a todas las mujeres y a sus hijos, conforme al consejo de mi señor [O, {del Señor}] y de los que tiemblan ante el mandamiento de nuestro Dios; y que sea hecho conforme a la ley.

4 Levántate, porque {este} asunto es tu responsabilidad, pero estaremos contigo; anímate y haz{lo}.

5 Esdras se levantó e hizo jurar a los principales sacerdotes, a los levitas y a todo Israel que harían conforme a esta propuesta; y ellos juraron.

6 Después se levantó Esdras de delante de la casa de Dios y entró a la cámara de Johanán, hijo de Eliasib. Aunque entró allí, no comió pan ni bebió agua, porque hacía duelo a causa de la infidelidad de los desterrados.

7 E hicieron una proclama en Judá y Jerusalén a todos los desterrados para que se reunieran en Jerusalén,

8 y a cualquiera que no viniera dentro de tres días, conforme al consejo de los jefes y de los ancianos, le serían confiscadas todas sus posesiones y él mismo sería excluido de la asamblea de los desterrados.

9 Se reunieron, pues, todos los hombres de Judá y Benjamín en Jerusalén dentro de los tres días. Era el mes noveno, el {día} veinte del mes, y todo el pueblo se sentó en la plaza {delante} de la casa de Dios, temblando a causa de este asunto y de la intensa lluvia.

10 Entonces se levantó el sacerdote Esdras y les dijo: Vosotros habéis sido infieles y os habéis casado con mujeres extranjeras añadiendo {así} a la culpa de Israel.

11 Ahora pues, confesad al SEÑOR, Dios de vuestros padres, y haced su voluntad; separaos de los pueblos de esta tierra y de las mujeres extranjeras.

12 Y toda la asamblea respondió, y dijo a gran voz: ¡Está bien! Tal como has dicho es nuestro deber hacer.

13 Sólo que el pueblo es numeroso, y es la temporada de lluvia, y no podemos permanecer fuera. Tampoco se puede hacer todo en un solo día ni en dos, porque hemos pecado en gran manera en este asunto.

14 Que nuestros jefes representen toda la asamblea y que todos aquellos en nuestras ciudades que se han casado con mujeres extranjeras vengan en tiempos señalados, junto con los ancianos y jueces de cada ciudad, hasta que la tremenda ira de nuestro Dios a causa de este asunto se aparte de nosotros.

15 Solamente Jonatán, hijo de Asael, y Jahazías, hijo de Ticva, se opusieron a esto, con Mesulam y el levita Sabetai respaldándolos.

16 Pero los desterrados sí lo hicieron. Y el sacerdote Esdras designó a hombres jefes de {casas} paternas por cada una de sus casas paternas, todos ellos por nombre. Y se reunieron el primer día del décimo mes para investigar el asunto.

17 Terminaron {de investigar} a todos los hombres que se habían casado con mujeres extranjeras el primer día del mes primero.

18 Entre los hijos de los sacerdotes que se habían casado con mujeres extranjeras se encontraron, de los hijos de Jesúa, hijo de Josadac, y de sus hermanos: Maasías, Eliezer, Jarib y Gedalías.

19 (Ellos juraron despedir a sus mujeres, y siendo culpables, {ofrecieron} un carnero del rebaño por su delito.)

20 De los hijos de Imer: Hananí y Zebadías;

21 de los hijos de Harim: Maasías, Elías, Semaías, Jehiel y Uzías;

22 de los hijos de Pasur: Elioenai, Maasías, Ismael, Natanael, Jozabad y Elasa.

23 Entre los levitas: Jozabad, Simei, Kelaía, (es decir, Kelita), Petaías, Judá y Eliezer.

24 De los cantores: Eliasib, y de los porteros: Salum, Telem y Uri.

25 También entre los de Israel: de los hijos de Paros: Ramía, Jezías, Malquías, Mijamín, Eleazar, Malquías y Benaía;

26 de los hijos de Elam: Matanías, Zacarías, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremot y Elías;

27 de los hijos de Zatu: Elioenai, Eliasib, Matanías, Jeremot, Zabad y Aziza;

28 de los hijos de Bebai: Johanán, Hananías, Zabai {y} Atlai;

29 de los hijos de Bani: Mesulam, Maluc, Adaía, Jasub, Seal {y} Ramot;

30 de los hijos de Pahat-moab: Adna, Quelal, Benaía, Maasías, Matanías, Bezaleel, Binúi y Manasés;

31 {de} los hijos de Harim: Eliezer, Isías, Malquías, Semaías, Simeón,

32 Benjamín, Maluc {y} Semarías;

33 de los hijos de Hasum: Matenai, Matata, Zabad, Elifelet, Jeremai, Manasés {y} Simei;

34 de los hijos de Bani: Madai, Amram, Uel,

35 Benaía, Bedías, Quelúhi,

36 Vanías, Meremot, Eliasib,

37 Matanías, Matenai, Jaasai,

38 Bani, Binúi, Simei,

39 Selemías, Natán, Adaía,

40 Macnadebai, Sasai, Sarai,

41 Azareel, Selemías, Semarías,

42 Salum, Amarías {y} José;

43 de los hijos de Nebo: Jeiel, Matatías, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, Joel {y} Benaía.

44 Todos éstos se habían casado con mujeres extranjeras, y algunos de ellos {tenían} mujeres que {les} habían dado a luz hijos.

Transliterated Hebrew OT

Ezra 8

1 Wª'eeleh raa'sheey 'ªboteeyhem. Wªhityachsaam haa`oliym `imiy bªmalkuwt 'Artachshact', hamelek, mi-Baabel:

2 Mibneey Piynªchaac, Geerªshom; mibneey 'Iytaamaar, Daaniyee'l; mibneey Daawiyd, ChaTuwsh

3 mibneey Shªkanyaah; mibneey Par`osh, Zªkaryaah (wª`imow hityachees lizkaariym mee'aah wachªmishiym);

4 mibneey Pachat-Mow'aab, 'Elyªhow`eeynay, ben-Zªrachyaah (wª`imow maa'tayim hazªkaariym);

5 mibneey (*) Shªkanyaah, ben-Yachªziy'eel (wª`imow shªlosh mee'owt hazªkaariym);

6 uwmibneey `Aadiyn, `Ebed, ben-Yownaataan (wª`imow chªmishiym hazªkaariym);

7 uwmibneey `Eeylaam, Yªsha`yaah, ben-`Atalyaah (wª`imow shib`iym hazªkaariym);

8 uwmibneey ShªpaTyaah, Zªbadyaah, ben-Miykaa'eel (wª`imow shªmoniym hazªkaariym);

9 mibneey Yow'aab, `Obadyaah, ben-Yªchiy'eel (wª`imow maa'tayim uwshmonaah `aasaar hazªkaariym);

10 uwmibneey (*) Shªlowmiyt, ben-Yowcipyaah (wª`imow mee'aah wªshishiym hazªkaariym);

11 uwmibneey Beebay, Zªkaryaah, ben-Beebaay (wª`imow `esriym uwshmonaah hazªkaariym);

12 uwmibneey `Azgaad, Yowchaanaan, ben-Ha-QaaTaan (wª`imow mee'aah wa`ªsaaraah hazªkaariym);

13 uwmibneey 'Adoniyqaam, ('achªroniym) wª'eeleh shªmowtaam: 'EliypeleT, Yª`iy'eel, uw-Shªma`yaah (wª`imaahem shishiym hazªkaariym);

14 uwmibneey Bigway, `Uwtay wª-Zakuwr (*) (wª`imow shib`iym hazªkaariym).

15 Waa'eqbªtseem 'el-hanaahaar habaa' 'el-'Ahªwaa'. Wanachªneh shaam yaamiym shªloshaah. Waa'aabiynaah baa`aam uwbakohªniym, uwmibneey Leewiy lo'-maatsaa'tiy shaam.

16 Waa'eshlªchaah le-'Eliy`ezer, la-'Ariy'eel, li-Shªma`yaah, uwl-'Elnaataan, uwl-Yaariyb, uwl-'Elnaataan, uwl-Naataan, wªli-Zªkaryaah, wªli-Mªshullaam (raa'shiym), uwl-Yowyaariyb uwl-'Elnaataan (mªbiyniym).

17 Waa'ªtsaweh (*) 'owtaam `al-'Idow, haaro'sh bª-Kaacipyaa' hamaaqowm. Waa'aasiymaah bªpiyhem dªbaariym lªdabeer 'el-'Idow, 'aachiyw, ha-Nªtiyniym (*) bª-Kaacipyaa' hamaaqowm, lªhaabiy'-laanuw mªshaarªtiym lªbeeyt 'Eloheeynuw.

18 Wayaabiy'uw laanuw kªyad-'Eloheeynuw haTowbaah `aaleeynuw 'iysh sekel mibneey Machliy, ben-Leewiy, ben-Yisraa'eel: wª-Sheereebyaah, uwbaanaayw, wª'echaayw -- shªmonaah `aasaar.

19 Wª'et-Chªshabyaah, wª'itow Yªsha`yaah, mibneey Mªraariy, 'echaayw uwbneeyhem -- `esriym.

20 Uwmin-ha-Nªtiyniym shenaatan Daawiyd wªhasaariym la`ªbodat ha-Lªwiyim Nªtiyniym maa'tayim wª`esriym. Kulaam niqbuw bªsheemowt.

21 Waa'eqraa' shaam tsowm `al-hanaahaar 'Ahªwaa', lªhit`anowt lipneey 'Eloheeynuw, lªbaqeesh mimenuw derek yªshaaraah laanuw, uwlTapeenuw, uwlkaal-rªkuwsheenuw.

22 Kiy boshªtiy lishª'owl min-hamelek chayil uwpaaraashiym lª`aazªreenuw mee'owyeeb badaarek, kiy-'aamarnuw lamelek lee'mor: Yad-'Eloheeynuw `al-kaal-mªbaqshaayw lªTowbaah. Wª`uzow wª'apow `al kaal-`ozªbaayw.

23 Wanaatsuwmaah wanªbaqshaah mee-'Eloheeynuw `al-zo't. Wayee`aateer laanuw.

24 Waa'abdiylaah misaareey hakohªniym shªneeym `aasaar, lª-Sheereebªyaah, Chªshabyaah wª`imaahem mee'acheeyhem `ªsaaraah.

25 Waa'eshqªlaah (*) laahem 'et-hakecep, wª'et-hazaahaab, wª'et-hakeeliym, tªruwmat beeyt-'Eloheeynuw, haheeriymuw hamelek wªyo`ªtsaayw wªsaaraayw wªkaal-Yisraa'eel hanimtsaa'iym.

26 Waa'eshqªlaah `al-yaadaam kecep kikaariym sheesh-mee'owt wachªmishiym. Uwkleey-kecep mee'aah lªkikaariym. Zaahaab mee'aah kikaar.

27 Uwkporeey zaahaab `esriym la'ªdarkoniym 'aalep. Uwkleey nªchoshet mutsªhaab Towbaah shªnayim chªmuwdot kazaahaab.

28 Waa'omªraah 'ªleehem, 'Atem qodesh la-Yahweh! Wªhakeeliym qodesh! Wªhakecep wªhazaahaab nªdaabaah la-Yahweh, 'Eloheey 'ªboteeykem!

29 Shiqduw wªshimruw `ad-tishqªluw lipneey saareey hakohªniym wªha-Lªwiyim wªsaareey-haa'aabowt lª-Yisraa'eel bi-Yªruwshaalaaim, halishkowt beeyt Yahweh!

30 Wªqibluw hakohªniym wªha-Lªwiyim mishqal hakecep, wªhazaahaab, wªhakeeliym lªhaabiy' li-Yªruwshaalaim, lªbeeyt 'Eloheeynuw.

31 Wanic`aah minªhar 'Ahªwaa', bishneeym `aasaar lachodesh haari'shown laaleket Yªruwshaalaaim. Wªyad-'Eloheeynuw haayªtaah `aaleeynuw. Wayatsiyleenuw mikap 'owyeeb wª'owreeb `al-hadaarek.

32 Wanaabow' Yªruwshaalaaim waneesheb shaam yaamiym shªloshaah.

33 Uwbayowm haarªbiy`iy, nishqal hakecep wªhazaahaab wªhakeeliym bªbeeyt 'Eloheeynuw `al yad-Mªreemowt, ben-'Uwriyaah, hakoheen (wª`imow 'El`aazaar, ben-Piynªchaac; wª`imaahem Yowzaabaad, ben-Yeeshuwa`, wª-Now`adyaah, ben-Binuwy, ha-Lªwiyim.

34 Bªmicpaar bªmishqaal lakol. Wayikaateeb kaal-hamishqaal baa`eet hahiy'.

35 Habaa'iym meehashbiy, bªneey-hagowlaah, hiqriybuw `olowt lee-'Eloheey Yisraa'eel -- paariym, shªneeym-`aasaar `al-kaal-Yisraa'eel; 'eeyliym, tish`iym wªshishaah; kªbaasiym, shib`iym wªshib`aah; tsªpiyreey chaTaa't, shªneeym `aasaar. Hakol `owlaah la-Yahweh.

36 Wayitªnuw 'et-daateey hamelek la'ªchashdarpªneey hamelek uwpachªwowt `eeber hanaahaar. Wªnis'uw 'et-haa`aam wª'et-beeyt-haa-'Elohiym.

Ezra 9

1 Uwkkalowt 'eeleh, nigshuw 'eelay hasaariym lee'mor: Lo'-nibdªluw haa`aam Yisraa'eel, wªhakohªniym, wªha-Lªwiyim mee`ameey haa'ªraatsowt kªtow`aboteeyhem -- la-Kªna`aniy, ha-Chitiy, ha-Pªriziy, ha-Yªbuwciy, haa-`Amoniy, ha-Mo'aabiy, ha-Mitsriy, wªhaa-'Emoriy!

2 Kiy-naasª'uw mibªnoteeyhem laahem wªlibneeyhem! Wªhit`aarªbuw zera` haqodesh bª`ameey haa'ªraatsowt! Wªyad hasaariym wªhacªgaaniym haayªtaah bama`al hazeh ri'shownaah!

3 Uwkshaamª`iy 'et-hadaabaar hazeh, qaara`ªtiy 'et-bigdiy uwm`iyliy. Waa'emrªTaah mis`ar ro'shiy uwzqaaniy. Waa'eeshªbaah mªshowmeem.

4 Wª'eelay yee'aacªpuw kol chaareed bªdibreey 'Eloheey-Yisraa'eel, `al ma`al hagowlaah, wa'ªniy yosheeb mªshowmeem `ad lªminchat haa`aareb.

5 Uwbminchat haa`ereb, qamtiy mita`ªniytiy, uwbqaarª`iy bigdiy uwm`iyliy, waa'ekrª`aah `al-birkay waa'eprªsaah kapay 'el-Yahweh, 'Elohaay.

6 Waa'omªraah: 'Elohay, boshªtiy wªniklamtiy lªhaariym, 'Elohay, paanay! 'Eeleykaa kiy `ªwonoteeynuw raabuw lªma`ªlaah ro'sh! Wª'ashmaateenuw gaadªlaah `ad lashaamaayim!

7 Miymeey 'ªboteeynuw, 'ªnachnuw bª'ashmaah gªdolaah `ad hayowm hazeh! Uwba`ªwonoteeynuw nitanuw 'ªnachnuw mªlaakeeynuw kohªneeynuw bªyad malkeey haa'ªraatsowt -- bachereb, bashªbiy, uwbabizaah, uwbboshet paaniym, kªhayowm hazeh!

8 Wª`ataah, kimª`aT-rega`, haayªtaah tªchinaah mee'eet Yahweh, 'Eloheeynuw, lªhash'iyr laanuw pªleeyTaah, wªlaatet-laanuw yaateed bimqowm qaadªshow, lªhaa'iyr `eeyneeynuw 'Eloheeynuw, uwltiteenuw michyaah mª`aT bª`abduteenuw.

9 Kiy-`ªbaadiym 'ªnachnuw, uwb`abduteenuw lo' `ªzaabaanuw 'Eloheeynuw. WayaT-`aaleeynuw checed lipneey malkeey Paarac, laatet-laanuw michªyaah, lªrowmeem 'et-beeyt 'Eloheeynuw, uwlha`ªmiyd 'et-chaarªbotaayw, wªlaatet-laanuw gaadeer bi-Yªhuwdaah uwbi-Yªruwshaalaaim.

10 Wª`ataah, mah-no'mar, 'Eloheeynuw, 'achªreey-zo't? Kiy `aazabnuw mitswoteykaa,

11 ªsher tsiwiytaa bªyad `ªbaadeykaa, hanªbiy'iym, lee'mor: Haa'aarets 'ªsher 'atem baa'iym lªrishtaah 'erets nidaah hiy' bªnidat `ameey haa'ªraatsowt, bªtow`ªboteeyhem, 'ªsher milª'uwhaa mipeh 'el-peh bªTum'aataam!

12 Wª`ataah, bªnowteeykem 'al-titªnuw libneeyhem! Uwbnoteeyhem 'al-tis'uw libneeykem! Wªlo'-tidrªshuw shªlomaam wªTowbaataam `ad-`owlaam, lªma`an techezquw, wa'ªkaltem 'et-Tuwb haa'aarets, wªhowrashtem libneeykem `ad-`owlaam!

13 Wª'achªreey kaal-habaa' `aaleeynuw bªma`ªseeynuw haaraa`iym uwb'ashmaateenuw hagªdolaah, kiy 'ataah 'Eloheeynuw chaasaktaa lªmaTaah mee`awoneenuw, wªnaatataah laanuw pªleeyTaah kaazo't,

14 hªnaashuwb lªhaapeer mitswoteykaa uwlhitchateen bª`ameey hato`eebowt haa'eeleh? Hªlow' te'ªnap-baanuw `ad-kaleeh, lª'eeyn shª'eeriyt uwpleeyTaah?

15 Yahweh, 'Eloheey Yisraa'eel, tsadiyq 'ataah! Kiy-nish'arnuw pªleeyTaah kªhayowm hazeh. Hinnuw lªpaaneykaa bª'ashmaateeynuw. Kiy 'eeyn la`ªmowd lªpaaneykaa `al-zo't.

Ezra 10

1 Uwkhitpaleel `Ezraa' uwkhitwadotow, bokeh uwmitnapeel lipneey beeyt haa-'Elohiym, niqbªtsuw 'eelaayw mi-Yisraa'eel qaahaal rab-mª'od -- 'ªnaashiym, wªnaashiym, wiylaadiym -- kiy-baakuw haa`aam harbeeh-bekeh.

2 Waya`an Shªkanyaah, ben-Yªchiy'eel, mibneey `Eeylaam (*), wayo'mer lª-`Ezraa': 'Anachnuw maa`alnuw bee-'Eloheeynuw! Wanosheb naashiym naakriyowt mee`ameey haa'aarets. Wª`ataah, yeesh-miqweh lª-Yisraa'eel `al-zo't.

3 Wª`ataah, nikraat-bªriyt lee-'Eloheeynuw lªhowtsiy' kaal-naashiym wªhanowlaad meehem, ba`ªtsat 'ªdonaay wªhachªreediym bªmitswat 'Eloheeynuw. Wªkatowraah yee`aaseh!

4 Quwm, kiy-`aaleykaa hadaabaar! Wa'ªnachnuw `imaak. Chªzaq wa`ªseeh!

5 Wayaaqaam `Ezraa' wayashªba` 'et-saareey hakohªniym, ha-Lªwiyim, wªkaal-Yisraa'eel, la`ªsowt kadaabaar hazeh. Wayishaabee`uw.

6 Wayaaqaam `Ezraa' milipneey beeyt haa-'Elohiym. Wayeelek 'el-lishkat Yªhowchaanaan, ben-'Elyaashiyb. Wayeelek shaam, lechem lo'-'aakal uwmayim lo'-shaataah, kiy mit'abeel `al-ma`al hagowlaah.

7 Waya`ªbiyruw qowl bi-Yªhuwdaah wi-Yªruwshaalaim, lªkol bªneey hagowlaah, lªhiqaabeets Yªruwshaalaaim.

8 Wªkol 'ªsher lo'-yaabow' lishloshet hayaamiym, ka`ªtsat hasaariym wªhazªqeeniym, yaachªram kaal-rªkuwshow, wªhuw' yibaadeel miqhal hagowlaah.

9 Wayiqaabªtsuw kaal-'ansheey-Yªhuwdaah uw-Binyaamin Yªruwshaalaim lishloshet hayaamiym. Huw' chodesh hatªshiy`iy, bª`esriym bªchodesh. Wayeeshªbuw kaal-haa`aam birchowb beeyt haa-'Elohiym, mar`iydiym `al-hadaabaar uwmeehagshaamiym.

10 Wayaaqaam `Ezraa', hakoheen. Wayo'mer 'ªleehem, 'Atem mª`altem watoshiybuw naashiym naakriyowt, lªhowciyp `al-'ashmat Yisraa'eel!

11 Wª`ataah, tªnuw towdaah la-Yahweh, 'Eloheey-'ªboteeykem, wa`ªsuw rªtsownow! Wªhibaadªluw mee`ameey haa'aarets uwmin-hanaashiym hanaakªriyowt!

12 Waya`ªnuw kaal-haqaahaal wayo'mªruw qowl gaadowl, Keen! Kidbaarªkaa (*) `aaleeynuw la`ªsowt!

13 Abaal haa`aam raab. Wªhaa`eet gªshaamiym; wª'eeyn koach la`ªmowd bachuwts. Wªhamªlaa'kaah lo'-lªyowm 'echaad wªlo' lishnayim, kiy-hirbiynuw lipshoa` badaabaar hazeh!

14 Ya`amªduw-naa' saareeynuw lªkaal-haqaahaal. Wªkol 'ªsher be`aareeynuw hahoshiyb naashiym naakriyowt yaabo' lª`itiym mªzumaaniym, wª`imaahem ziqneey-`iyr waa`iyr, wªshopªTeyhaa `ad lªhaashiyb chªrown 'ap-'Eloheeynuw mimenuw `ad ladaabaar hazeh!

15 Ak Yownaataan, ben-`Asaah'eel, wª-Yachzªyaah, ben-Tiqwaah, `aamªduw `al-zo't. Uw-Mªshullaam wª-Shabªtay, ha-Leewiy, `ªzaarum.

16 Waya`ªsuw-keen bªneey hagowlaah. Wayibaadªluw `Ezraa', hakoheen, 'ªnaashiym, raa'sheey haa'aabowt, lªbeeyt 'ªbotaam, wªkulaam bªsheemowt. Wayeeshªbuw bªyowm 'echaad lachodesh haa`ªsiyriy lªdaryowsh hadaabaar.

17 Wayªkaluw bakol 'ªnaashiym hahoshiybuw naashiym naakriyowt `ad yowm 'echaad lachodesh haari'shown.

18 Wayimaatsee' mibneey hakohªniym, 'ªsher hoshiybuw naashiym naakriyowt: Mibneey Yeeshuwa`, ben-Yowtsaadaaq wª'echaayw: Ma`ªseeyaah, we-'Eliy`ezer, wª-Yaariyb, uw-Gªdalyaah.

19 (Wayitªnuw yaadaam lªhowtsiy' nªsheeyhem. Wa'ªsheemiym 'eeyl-tso'n `al-'ashmaataam.)

20 Uwmibneey 'Imeer: Chªnaaniy uw-Zªbadyaah.

21 Uwmibneey Chaarim: Ma`ªseeyaah, wª-'Eeliyaah, uw-Shªma`yaah, wi-Yªchiy'eel, wª-`Uziyaah.

22 Uwmibneey Pashchuwr: 'Elyow`eeynay, Ma`ªseeyaah, Yishmaa`ee'l, Nªtan'eel, Yowzaabaad, wª'El`aasaah.

23 Uwmin-ha-Lªwiyim: Yowzaabaad, wª-Shim`iy, wª-Qeelaayaah (huw' QªliyTaa'), Pªtachyaah, Yªhuwdaah, we-'Eliy`ezer.

24 Uwmin-hamªshorªriym: 'Elyaashiyb. Uwmin-hasho`ariym: Shallum, waa-Telem, wª-'Uwriy.

25 Uwmi-Yisraa'eel: Mibneey Par`osh: Ramyaah, wª-Yiziyaah, uw-Malkiyaah, uw-Miyaamin, wª-'El`aazaar, uw-Malkiyaah, uw-Bªnaayaah.

26 Uwmibneey `Eeylaam: Matanyaah, Zªkaryaah, wi-Yªchiy'eel, wª-`Abdiy, wi-Yªreemowt, wª-'Eeliyaah.

27 Uwmibneey Zatuw': 'Elyow`eenay, 'Elyaashiyb, Matanyaah, wi-Yªreemowt, wª-Zaabaad, wa-`Aziyzaa'.

28 Uwmibneey Beebaay: Yªhowchaanaan, Chªnanyaah, Zabay, `Atlaay.

29 Uwmibneey Baaniy: Mªshullaam, Malluwk, wa-`Adaayaah, Yaashuwb, uw-Shª'aal, wª-Raamowt (*).

30 Uwmibneey Pachat-Mow'aab: `Adnaa', uw-Kªlaal, Bªnaayaah, Ma`ªseeyaah, Matanyaah, Bªtsal'eel, uw-Binuwy, uw-Mªnasheh.

31 Uwbneey Chaarim: 'Eliy`ezer, Yishiyaah, Malkiyaah, Shªma`yaah, Shim`own,

32 Binyaamin, Malluwk, Shªmaryaah.

33 Mibneey Chaashum: Matªnay, Matataah, Zaabaad, 'EliypeleT, Yªreemay, Mªnasheh, Shim`iy.

34 Mibneey Baaniy: Ma`ªday, `Amraam, wª-'Uw'eel,

35 Bªnaayaah, Beedªyaah, Kªluwhuw (*),

36 Wanyaah, Mªreemowt, 'Elyaashiyb,

37 Matanyaah, Matªnay, wª-Ya`ªsaay (*).

38 (*) Uwbneey (*) uw-Binuwy: Shim`iy,

39 wª-Shelemyaah, wª-Naataan, wa-`Adaayaah,

40 Maknadbay, Shaashay, Shaaraay,

41 `Azar'eel, wª-Shelemyaahuw, Shªmaryaah,

42 Shalluwm, 'Amaryaah, Yowceep.

43 Mibneey Nªbow: Yª`iy'eel, Matityaah, Zaabaad, Zªbiynaa', Yaday (*), wª-Yow'eel, Bªnaayaah.

44 Kaal-'eeleh naasª'uw (*) naashiym naakriyowt. Wªyeesh meehem naashiym wayaasiymuw baaniym.

World English Bible

Ezra 8

1 Now these are the heads of their fathers' houses, and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king:

2 Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom. Of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel. Of the sons of David, Hattush.

3 Of the sons of Shecaniah, of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah; and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males one hundred fifty.

4 Of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah; and with him two hundred males.

5 Of the sons of Shecaniah, the son of Jahaziel; and with him three hundred males.

6 Of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan; and with him fifty males.

7 Of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah; and with him seventy males.

8 Of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael; and with him eighty males.

9 Of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel; and with him two hundred and eighteen males.

10 Of the sons of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah; and with him one hundred sixty males.

11 Of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah the son of Bebai; and with him twenty-eight males.

12 Of the sons of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan; and with him one hundred ten males.

13 Of the sons of Adonikam, who were the last; and these are their names: Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah; and with them sixty males.

14 Of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud; and with them seventy males.

15 I gathered them together to the river that runs to Ahava; and there we encamped three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.

16 Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, who were teachers.

17 I sent them forth to Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia; and I told them what they should tell Iddo, and his brothers the Nethinim, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring to us ministers for the house of our God.

18 According to the good hand of our God on us they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brothers, eighteen;

19 and Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, his brothers and their sons, twenty;

20 and of the Nethinim, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim: all of them were mentioned by name.

21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a straight way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

22 For I was ashamed to ask of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way, because we had spoken to the king, saying, The hand of our God is on all those who seek him, for good; but his power and his wrath is against all those who forsake him.

23 So we fasted and begged our God for this: and he was entreated of us.

24 Then I set apart twelve of the chiefs of the priests, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them,

25 and weighed to them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering for the house of our God, which the king, and his counselors, and his princes, and all Israel there present, had offered:

26 I weighed into their hand six hundred fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels one hundred talents; of gold one hundred talents;

27 and twenty bowls of gold, of one thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

28 I said to them, You are holy to Yahweh, and the vessels are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill-offering to Yahweh, the God of your fathers.

29 Watch you, and keep them, until you weigh them before the chiefs of the priests and the Levites, and the princes of the fathers' houses of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of Yahweh.

30 So the priests and the Levites received the weight of the silver and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem to the house of our God.

31 Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go to Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was on us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the bandit by the way.

32 We came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.

33 On the fourth day the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed in the house of our God into the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, the Levite;

34 the whole by number and by weight: and all the weight was written at that time.

35 The children of the captivity, who had come out of exile, offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel, twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and twelve male goats for a sin-offering: all this was a burnt offering to Yahweh.

36 They delivered the king's commissions to the king's satraps, and to the governors beyond the River: and they furthered the people and the house of God.

Ezra 9

1 Now when these things were done, the princes drew near to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed have mixed themselves with the peoples of the lands: yes, the hand of the princes and rulers has been chief in this trespass.

3 When I heard this thing, I tore my garment and my robe, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down confounded.

4 Then were assembled to me everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the trespass of them of the captivity; and I sat confounded until the evening offering.

5 At the evening offering I arose up from my humiliation, even with my garment and my robe torn; and I fell on my knees, and spread out my hands to Yahweh my God;

6 and I said, my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to you, my God; for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our guiltiness is grown up to the heavens.

7 Since the days of our fathers we have been exceeding guilty to this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to plunder, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

8 Now for a little moment grace has been shown from Yahweh our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

9 For we are bondservants; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended loving kindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the ruins of it, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

10 Now, our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken your commandments,

11 which you have commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, The land, to which you go to possess it, is an unclean land through the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, through their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their filthiness:

12 now therefore don't give your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters to your sons, nor seek their peace or their prosperity forever; that you may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever.

13 After all that is come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great guilt, seeing that you our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such a remnant,

14 shall we again break your commandments, and join in affinity with the peoples that do these abominations? would not you be angry with us until you had consumed us, so that there should be no remnant, nor any to escape?

15 Yahweh, the God of Israel, you are righteous; for we are left a remnant that is escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before you in our guiltiness; for none can stand before you because of this.

Ezra 10

1 Now while Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there was gathered together to him out of Israel a very great assembly of men and women and children; for the people wept very sore.

2 Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have married foreign women of the peoples of the land: yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.

3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

4 Arise; for the matter belongs to you, and we are with you: be of good courage, and do it.

5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chiefs of the priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they would do according to this word. So they swore.

6 Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came there, he ate no bread, nor drink water; for he mourned because of the trespass of them of the captivity.

7 They made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together to Jerusalem;

8 and that whoever didn't come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the assembly of the captivity.

9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together to Jerusalem within the three days; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month: and all the people sat in the broad place before the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.

10 Ezra the priest stood up, and said to them, You have trespassed, and have married foreign women, to increase the guilt of Israel.

11 Now therefore make confession to Yahweh, the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign women.

12 Then all the assembly answered with a loud voice, As you have said concerning us, so must we do.

13 But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand outside: neither is this a work of one day or two; for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

14 Let now our princes be appointed for all the assembly, and let all those who are in our cities who have married foreign women come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges of it, until the fierce wrath of our God be turned from us, until this matter be dispatched.

15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah stood up against this matter: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.

16 The children of the captivity did so. Ezra the priest, with certain heads of fathers' houses, after their fathers' houses, and all of them by their names, were set apart; and they sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.

17 They made an end with all the men who had married foreign women by the first day of the first month.

18 Among the sons of the priests there were found who had married foreign women: namely, of the sons of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and his brothers, Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.

19 They gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their guilt.

20 Of the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.

21 Of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.

22 Of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.

23 Of the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (the same is Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

24 Of the singers: Eliashib. Of the porters: Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.

25 Of Israel: Of the sons of Parosh: Ramiah, and Izziah, and Malchijah, and Mijamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.

26 Of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Elijah.

27 Of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.

28 Of the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai.

29 Of the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, Jeremoth.

30 Of the sons of Pahath-moab: Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.

31 of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

32 Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.

33 Of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, Shimei.

34 Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, and Uel,

35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,

36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasu,

38 and Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,

39 and Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,

40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

41 Azarel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,

42 Shallum, Amariah, Joseph.

43 Of the sons of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Iddo, and Joel, Benaiah.

44 All these had taken foreign wives; and some of them had wives by whom they had children.

Young's Literal Translation

Ezra 8

1 And these are heads of their fathers, and the genealogy of those going up with me, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king, from Babylon.

2 From the sons of Phinehas: Gershom; from the sons of Ithamar: Daniel; from the sons of David: Hattush;

3 from the sons of Shechaniah, from the sons of Pharosh: Zechariah, and with him, reckoning themselves by genealogy, of males a hundred and fifty.

4 From the sons of Pahath-Moab: Elihoenai son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundred who are males.

5 From the sons of Shechaniah: the son of Jahaziel, and with him three hundred who are males.

6 And from the sons of Adin: Ebed son of Jonathan, and with him fifty who are males.

7 And from the sons of Elam: Jeshaiah son of Athaliah, and with him seventy who are males.

8 And from the sons of Shephatiah: Zebadiah son of Michael, and with him eighty who are males.

9 From the sons of Joab: Obadiah son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteen who are males.

10 And from the sons of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah, and with him a hundred and sixty who are males.

11 And from the sons of Bebai: Zechariah son of Bebai, and with him twenty and eight who are males.

12 And from the sons of Azgad: Johanan son of Hakkatan, and with him a hundred and ten who are males.

13 And from the younger sons of Adonikam -- and these are their names -- Eliphelet, Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them sixty who are males.

14 And from the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud, and with them seventy who are males.

15 And I gather them unto the river that is going unto Ahava, and we encamp there three days; and I consider about the people, and about the priests, and of the sons of Levi I have found none there;

16 and I send for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, heads, and for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding;

17 and I charge them for Iddo the head, in the place Casiphia, and put in their mouth words to speak unto Iddo, and his brethren the Nethinim, in the place Casiphia, to bring to us ministrants for the house of our God.

18 And they bring to us, according to the good hand of our God upon us, a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, son of Levi, son of Israel, and Sherebiah, and his sons, and his brethren, eighteen;

19 and Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah, of the sons of Merari, his brethren, and their sons, twenty;

20 and from the Nethinim, whom David and the heads gave for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim, all of them defined by name.

21 And I proclaim there a fast, by the river Ahava, to afflict ourselves before our God, to seek from Him a right way for us, and for our infants, and for all our substance,

22 for I was ashamed to ask from the king a force and horsemen to help us because of the enemy in the way, for we spake to the king, saying, "The hand of our God is upon all seeking Him for good, and His strength and His wrath is upon all forsaking Him."

23 And we fast, and seek from our God for this, and He is entreated of us.

24 And I separate from the heads of the priests, twelve, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them of their brethren ten,

25 and I weigh to them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, a heave-offering of the house of our God, that the king, and his counsellors, and his heads, and all Israel -- those present -- lifted up;

26 and I weigh to their hand, of silver, talents six hundred and fifty, and of vessels of silver a hundred talents, of gold a hundred talents,

27 and basins of gold twenty, of a thousand drams, and two vessels of good shining brass, desirable as gold.

28 And I say unto them, "Ye are holy to Jehovah, and the vessels are holy, and the silver and the gold are a willing-offering to Jehovah, God of your fathers;

29 watch, and keep, till ye weigh before the heads of the priests, and of the Levites, and the heads of the fathers of Israel, in Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of Jehovah."

30 And the priests and the Levites took the weight of the silver, and of the gold, and of the vessels, to bring to Jerusalem to the house of our God.

31 And we journey from the river Ahava, on the twelfth of the first month, to go to Jerusalem, and the hand of our God hath been upon us, and He delivereth us from the hand of the enemy and the lier in wait by the way;

32 and we come in to Jerusalem, and dwell there three days.

33 And on the fourth day hath been weighed the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, in the house of our God, unto the hand of Meremoth son of Uriah the priest, and with him Eleazar son of Phinehas, and with them Jozabad son of Jeshua, and Noadiah son of Binnui, the Levites:

34 by number, by weight of every one, and all the weight is written at that time.

35 Those coming in of the captives -- sons of the removal -- have brought near burnt-offerings to the God of Israel, bullocks twelve, for all Israel, rams ninety and six, lambs seventy and seven, young he-goats for a sin-offering twelve -- the whole a burnt-offering to Jehovah;

36 and they give the laws of the king to the lieutenants of the king and the governors beyond the river, and they have lifted up the people and the house of God.

Ezra 9

1 And at the completion of these things, drawn nigh unto me have the heads, saying, "The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not been separated from the peoples of the lands, as to their abominations, even the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite, the Ammonite, the Moabite, the Egyptian, and the Amorite,

2 for they have taken of their daughters to them, and to their sons, and the holy seed have mingled themselves among the peoples of the lands, and the hand of the heads and of the seconds have been first in this trespass."

3 And at my hearing this word, I have rent my garment and my upper robe, and pluck out of the hair of my head, and of my beard, and sit astonished,

4 and unto me are gathered every one trembling at the words of the God of Israel, because of the trespass of the removal, and I am sitting astonished till the present of the evening.

5 And at the present of the evening I have risen from mine affliction, and at my rending my garment and my upper robe, then I bow down on my knees, and spread out my hands unto Jehovah my God,

6 and say, "O my God, I have been ashamed, and have blushed to lift up, O my God, my face unto Thee, for our iniquities have increased over the head, and our guilt hath become great unto the heavens.

7 "From the days of our fathers we are in great guilt unto this day, and in our iniquities we have been given -- we, our kings, our priests -- into the hand of the kings of the lands, with sword, with captivity, and with spoiling, and with shame of face, as at this day.

8 "And now, as a small moment hath grace been from Jehovah our God, to leave to us an escape, and to give to us a nail in His holy place, by our God's enlightening our eyes, and by giving us a little quickening in our servitude;

9 for servants we are, and in our servitude our God hath not forsaken us, and stretcheth out unto us kindness before the kings of Persia, to give to us a quickening to lift up the house of our God, and to cause its wastes to cease, and to give to us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

10 "And now, what do we say, O our God, after this? for we have forsaken Thy commands,

11 that Thou hast commanded by the hands of thy servants the prophets, saying, The land into which ye are going to possess it, is a land of impurity, by the impurity of the people of the lands, by their abominations with which they have filled it -- from mouth unto mouth -- by their uncleanness;

12 and now, your daughters ye do not give to their sons, and their daughters ye do not take to your sons, and ye do not seek their peace, and their good -- unto the age, so that ye are strong, and have eaten the good of the land, and given possession to your sons unto the age.

13 "And after all that hath come upon us for our evil works, and for our great guilt (for Thou, O our God, hast kept back of the rod from our iniquities, and hast given to us an escape like this),

14 do we turn back to break Thy commands, and to join ourselves in marriage with the people of these abominations? art not Thou angry against us -- even to consumption -- till there is no remnant and escaped part?

15 "O Jehovah, God of Israel, righteous art Thou, for we have been left an escape, as it is this day; lo, we are before Thee in our guilt, for there is none to stand before Thee concerning this."


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