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Ezra 8


1  These428 are now the chief7218 of their fathers,1 and this is the genealogy3187 of them that went up5927 with5973 me from Babylon,4480 894 in the reign4438 of Artaxerxes783 the king.4428

2  Of the sons4480 1121 of Phinehas;6372 Gershom:1648 of the sons4480 1121 of Ithamar;385 Daniel:1840 of the sons4480 1121 of David;1732 Hattush.2407

3  Of the sons4480 1121 of Shechaniah,7935 of the sons4480 1121 of Pharosh;6551 Zechariah:2148 and with5973 him were reckoned by genealogy3187 of the males2145 a hundred3967 and fifty.2572

4  Of the sons4480 1121 of Pahath-moab;6355 Elihoenai454 the son1121 of Zerahiah,2228 and with5973 him two hundred3967 males.2145

5  Of the sons4480 1121 of Shechaniah;7935 the son1121 of Jahaziel,3166 and with5973 him three7969 hundred3967 males.2145

6  Of the sons4480 1121 also of Adin;5720 Ebed5651 the son1121 of Jonathan,3083 and with5973 him fifty2572 males.2145

7  And of the sons4480 1121 of Elam;5867 Jeshaiah3470 the son1121 of Athaliah,6271 and with5973 him seventy7657 males.2145

8  And of the sons4480 1121 of Shephatiah;8203 Zebadiah2069 the son1121 of Michael,4317 and with5973 him fourscore8084 males.2145

9  Of the sons4480 1121 of Joab;3097 Obadiah5662 the son1121 of Jehiel,3171 and with5973 him two hundred3967 and eighteen8083 6240 males.2145

10  And of the sons4480 1121 of Shelomith;8019 the son1121 of Josiphiah,3131 and with5973 him a hundred3967 and threescore8346 males.2145

11  And of the sons4480 1121 of Bebai;893 Zechariah2148 the son1121 of Bebai,893 and with5973 him twenty6242 and eight8083 males.2145

12  And of the sons4480 1121 of Azgad;5803 Johanan3110 the son1121 of Hakkatan,6997 and with5973 him a hundred3967 and ten6235 males.2145

13  And of the last sons4480 1121 314 of Adonikam,140 whose names8034 are these,428 Eliphelet,467 Jeiel,3273 and Shemaiah,8098 and with5973 them threescore8346 males.2145

14  Of the sons4480 1121 also of Bigvai;902 Uthai,5793 and Zabbud,2072 and with5973 them seventy7657 males.2145

15  And I gathered them together6908 to413 the river5104 that runneth935 to413 Ahava;163 and there8033 abode we in tents2583 three7969 days:3117 and I viewed995 the people,5971 and the priests,3548 and found4672 there8033 none3808 of the sons4480 1121 of Levi.3878

16  Then sent7971 I for Eliezer,461 for Ariel,740 for Shemaiah,8098 and for Elnathan,494 and for Jarib,3402 and for Elnathan,494 and for Nathan,5416 and for Zechariah,2148 and for Meshullam,4918 chief men;7218 also for Joiarib,3114 and for Elnathan,494 men of understanding.995

17  And I sent them with commandment6680 853 unto5921 Iddo112 the chief7218 at the place4725 Casiphia,3703 and I told7760 6310 them what1697 they should say1696 unto413 Iddo,112 and to his brethren251 the Nethinims,5411 at the place4725 Casiphia,3703 that they should bring935 unto us ministers8334 for the house1004 of our God.430

18  And by the good2896 hand3027 of our God430 upon5921 us they brought935 us a man376 of understanding,7922 of the sons4480 1121 of Mahli,4249 the son1121 of Levi,3878 the son1121 of Israel;3478 and Sherebiah,8274 with his sons1121 and his brethren,251 eighteen;8083 6240

19  And Hashabiah,2811 and with854 him Jeshaiah3470 of the sons4480 1121 of Merari,4847 his brethren251 and their sons,1121 twenty;6242

20  Also of4480 the Nethinims,5411 whom7945 David1732 and the princes8269 had appointed5414 for the service5656 of the Levites,3881 two hundred3967 and twenty6242 Nethinims:5411 all3605 of them were expressed5344 by name.8034

21  Then I proclaimed7121 a fast6685 there,8033 at5921 the river5104 of Ahava,163 that we might afflict ourselves6031 before6440 our God,430 to seek1245 of4480 him a right3477 way1870 for us, and for our little ones,2945 and for all3605 our substance.7399

22  For3588 I was ashamed954 to require7592 of4480 the king4428 a band of soldiers2428 and horsemen6571 to help5826 us against the enemy4480 341 in the way:1870 because3588 we had spoken559 unto the king,4428 saying,559 The hand3027 of our God430 is upon5921 all3605 them for good2896 that seek1245 him; but his power5797 and his wrath639 is against5921 all3605 them that forsake5800 him.

23  So we fasted6684 and besought1245 our God4480 430 for5921 this:2063 and he was entreated6279 of us.

24  Then I separated914 twelve8147 6240 of the chief4480 8269 of the priests,3548 Sherebiah,8274 Hashabiah,2811 and ten6235 of their brethren4480 251 with5973 them,

25  And weighed8254 unto them 853 the silver,3701 and the gold,2091 and the vessels,3627 even the offering8641 of the house1004 of our God,430 which the king,4428 and his counselors,3289 and his lords,8269 and all3605 Israel3478 there present,4672 had offered:7311

26  I even weighed8254 unto5921 their hand3027 six8337 hundred3967 and fifty2572 talents3603 of silver,3701 and silver3701 vessels3627 a hundred3967 talents,3603 and of gold2091 a hundred3967 talents;3603

27  Also twenty6242 basins3713 of gold,2091 of a thousand505 drams;150 and two8147 vessels3627 of fine6668 2896 copper,5178 precious2530 as gold.2091

28  And I said559 unto413 them, Ye859 are holy6944 unto the LORD;3068 the vessels3627 are holy6944 also; and the silver3701 and the gold2091 are a freewill offering5071 unto the LORD3068 God430 of your fathers.1

29  Watch8245 ye, and keep8104 them, until5704 ye weigh8254 them before6440 the chief8269 of the priests3548 and the Levites,3881 and chief8269 of the fathers1 of Israel,3478 at Jerusalem,3389 in the chambers3957 of the house1004 of the LORD.3068

30  So took6901 the priests3548 and the Levites3881 the weight4948 of the silver,3701 and the gold,2091 and the vessels,3627 to bring935 them to Jerusalem3389 unto the house1004 of our God.430

31  Then we departed5265 from the river4480 5104 of Ahava163 on the twelfth8147 6240 day of the first7223 month,2320 to go1980 unto Jerusalem:3389 and the hand3027 of our God430 was1961 upon5921 us, and he delivered5337 us from the hand4480 3709 of the enemy,341 and of such as lay in wait693 by5921 the way.1870

32  And we came935 to Jerusalem,3389 and abode3427 there8033 three7969 days.3117

33  Now on the fourth7243 day3117 was the silver3701 and the gold2091 and the vessels3627 weighed8254 in the house1004 of our God430 by5921 the hand3027 of Meremoth4822 the son1121 of Uriah223 the priest;3548 and with5973 him was Eleazar499 the son1121 of Phinehas;6372 and with5973 them was Jozabad3107 the son1121 of Jeshua,3442 and Noadiah5129 the son1121 of Binnui,1131 Levites;3881

34  By number4557 and by weight4948 of every one:3605 and all3605 the weight4948 was written3789 at that1931 time.6256

35  Also the children1121 of those that had been carried away,1473 which were come935 out of the captivity,4480 7628 offered7126 burnt offerings5930 unto the God430 of Israel,3478 twelve8147 6240 bullocks6499 for5921 all3605 Israel,3478 ninety8673 and six8337 rams,352 seventy7657 and seven7651 lambs,3532 twelve8147 6240 he goats6842 for a sin offering:2403 all3605 this was a burnt offering5930 unto the LORD.3068

36  And they delivered5414 853 the king's4428 commissions1881 unto the king's4428 lieutenants,323 and to the governors6346 on this side5676 the river:5104 and they furthered5375 853 the people,5971 and the house1004 of God.430


‎1 ‏וְאֵ֛לֶּה רָאשֵׁ֥י אֲבֹתֵיהֶ֖ם וְהִתְיַחְשָׂ֑ם הָעֹלִ֣ים עִמִּ֗י בְּמַלְכ֛וּת אַרְתַּחְשַׁ֥סְתְּא הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ מִבָּבֶֽל׃ ס

‎2 ‏מִבְּנֵ֤י פִֽינְחָס֙ גֵּֽרְשֹׁ֔ם סמִבְּנֵ֥י אִיתָמָ֖ר דָּנִיֵּ֑אל סמִבְּנֵ֥י דָוִ֖יד חַטּֽוּשׁ׃ ס

‎3 ‏מִבְּנֵ֣י שְׁכַנְיָ֔ה סמִבְּנֵ֥י פַרְעֹ֖שׁ זְכַרְיָ֑ה וְעִמּ֛וֹ הִתְיַחֵ֥שׂ לִזְכָרִ֖ים מֵאָ֥ה וַחֲמִשִּֽׁים׃ ס

‎4 ‏מִבְּנֵי֙ פַּחַ֣ת מוֹאָ֔ב אֶלְיְהֽוֹעֵינַ֖י בֶּן־זְרַֽחְיָ֑ה וְעִמּ֖וֹ מָאתַ֥יִם הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ ס

‎5 ‏מִבְּנֵ֥י שְׁכַנְיָ֖ה בֶּן־יַחֲזִיאֵ֑ל וְעִמּ֕וֹ שְׁלֹ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ ס

‎6 ‏וּמִבְּנֵ֣י עָדִ֔ין עֶ֖בֶד בֶּן־יוֹנָתָ֑ן וְעִמּ֖וֹ חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ ס

‎7 ‏וּמִבְּנֵ֣י עֵילָ֔ם יְשַֽׁעְיָ֖ה בֶּן־עֲתַלְיָ֑ה וְעִמּ֖וֹ שִׁבְעִ֥ים הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ ס

‎8 ‏וּמִבְּנֵ֣י שְׁפַטְיָ֔ה זְבַדְיָ֖ה בֶּן־מִֽיכָאֵ֑ל וְעִמּ֖וֹ שְׁמֹנִ֥ים הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ ס

‎9 ‏מִבְּנֵ֣י יוֹאָ֔ב עֹבַדְיָ֖ה בֶּן־יְחִיאֵ֑ל וְעִמּ֕וֹ מָאתַ֛יִם וּשְׁמֹנָ֥ה עָשָׂ֖ר הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ ס

‎10 ‏וּמִבְּנֵ֥י שְׁלוֹמִ֖ית בֶּן־יוֹסִפְיָ֑ה וְעִמּ֕וֹ מֵאָ֥ה וְשִׁשִּׁ֖ים הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ ס

‎11 ‏וּמִבְּנֵ֣י בֵבַ֔י זְכַרְיָ֖ה בֶּן־בֵּבָ֑י וְעִמּ֕וֹ עֶשְׂרִ֥ים וּשְׁמֹנָ֖ה הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ ס

‎12 ‏וּמִבְּנֵ֣י עַזְגָּ֔ד יוֹחָנָ֖ן בֶּן־הַקָּטָ֑ן וְעִמּ֕וֹ מֵאָ֥ה וַעֲשָׂרָ֖ה הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ ס

‎13 ‏וּמִבְּנֵ֣י אֲדֹנִיקָם֮ אַחֲרֹנִים֒ וְאֵ֣לֶּה שְׁמוֹתָ֔ם אֱלִיפֶ֖לֶט יְעִיאֵ֣ל וּֽשְׁמַעְיָ֑ה וְעִמָּהֶ֖ם שִׁשִּׁ֥ים הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ ס

‎14 ‏וּמִבְּנֵ֥י בִגְוַ֖י עוּתַ֣י וזבוד וְזַכּ֑וּר וְעִמּ֖וֹ שִׁבְעִ֥ים הַזְּכָרִֽים׃ פ

‎15 ‏וָֽאֶקְבְּצֵ֗ם אֶל־הַנָּהָר֙ הַבָּ֣א אֶֽל־אַהֲוָ֔א וַנַּחֲנֶ֥ה שָׁ֖ם יָמִ֣ים שְׁלֹשָׁ֑ה וָאָבִ֤ינָה בָעָם֙ וּבַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים וּמִבְּנֵ֥י לֵוִ֖י לֹא־מָצָ֥אתִי שָֽׁם׃

‎16 ‏וָאֶשְׁלְחָ֡ה לֶאֱלִיעֶ֡זֶר לַאֲרִיאֵ֡ל לִֽ֠שְׁמַעְיָה וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֨ן וּלְיָרִ֜יב וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֧ן וּלְנָתָ֛ן וְלִזְכַרְיָ֥ה וְלִמְשֻׁלָּ֖ם רָאשִׁ֑ים וּלְיוֹיָרִ֥יב וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֖ן מְבִינִֽים׃3

‎17 ‏ואוצאה וָאֲצַוֶּ֤ה3 אוֹתָם֙ עַל־אִדּ֣וֹ הָרֹ֔אשׁ בְּכָסִפְיָ֖א הַמָּק֑וֹם וָאָשִׂימָה֩ בְּפִיהֶ֨ם דְּבָרִ֜ים לְ֠דַבֵּר אֶל־אִדּ֨וֹ אָחִ֤יו הנתונים הַנְּתִינִים֙ בְּכָסִפְיָ֣א הַמָּק֔וֹם לְהָֽבִיא־לָ֥נוּ מְשָׁרְתִ֖ים לְבֵ֥ית אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ׃

‎18 ‏וַיָּבִ֨יאּוּ לָ֜נוּ כְּיַד־אֱלֹהֵ֨ינוּ הַטּוֹבָ֤ה עָלֵ֙ינוּ֙ אִ֣ישׁ שֶׂ֔כֶל מִבְּנֵ֣י מַחְלִ֔י בֶּן־לֵוִ֖י בֶּן־יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְשֵׁרֵֽבְיָ֛ה וּבָנָ֥יו וְאֶחָ֖יו שְׁמֹנָ֥ה עָשָֽׂר׃

‎19 ‏וְאֶת־חֲשַׁבְיָ֔ה וְאִתּ֥וֹ יְשַֽׁעְיָ֖ה מִבְּנֵ֣י מְרָרִ֑י אֶחָ֥יו וּבְנֵיהֶ֖ם עֶשְׂרִֽים׃ ס

‎20 ‏וּמִן־הַנְּתִינִ֗ים שֶׁנָּתַ֨ן דָּוִ֤יד וְהַשָּׂרִים֙ לַעֲבֹדַ֣ת הַלְוִיִּ֔ם נְתִינִ֖ים מָאתַ֣יִם וְעֶשְׂרִ֑ים כֻּלָּ֖ם נִקְּב֥וּ בְשֵׁמֽוֹת׃

‎21 ‏וָאֶקְרָ֨א שָׁ֥ם צוֹם֙ עַל־הַנָּהָ֣ר אַהֲוָ֔א לְהִתְעַנּ֖וֹת לִפְנֵ֣י אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ לְבַקֵּ֤שׁ מִמֶּ֙נּוּ֙ דֶּ֣רֶךְ יְשָׁרָ֔ה לָ֥נוּ וּלְטַפֵּ֖נוּ וּלְכָל־רְכוּשֵֽׁנוּ׃

‎22 ‏כִּ֣י בֹ֗שְׁתִּי לִשְׁא֤וֹל מִן־הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ חַ֣יִל וּפָרָשִׁ֔ים לְעָזְרֵ֥נוּ מֵאוֹיֵ֖ב בַּדָּ֑רֶךְ כִּֽי־אָמַ֨רְנוּ לַמֶּ֜לֶךְ לֵאמֹ֗ר יַד־אֱלֹהֵ֤ינוּ עַל־כָּל־מְבַקְשָׁיו֙ לְטוֹבָ֔ה וְעֻזּ֣וֹ וְאַפּ֔וֹ עַ֖ל כָּל־עֹזְבָֽיו׃

‎23 ‏וַנָּצ֛וּמָה וַנְּבַקְשָׁ֥ה מֵאֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ עַל־זֹ֑את וַיֵּעָתֵ֖ר לָֽנוּ׃

‎24 ‏וָאַבְדִּ֛ילָה מִשָּׂרֵ֥י הַכֹּהֲנִ֖ים שְׁנֵ֣ים עָשָׂ֑ר לְשֵׁרֵֽבְיָ֣ה חֲשַׁבְיָ֔ה וְעִמָּהֶ֥ם מֵאֲחֵיהֶ֖ם עֲשָׂרָֽה׃

‎25 ‏ואשקולה וָאֶשְׁקֳלָ֣הy לָהֶ֔ם אֶת־הַכֶּ֥סֶף וְאֶת־הַזָּהָ֖ב וְאֶת־הַכֵּלִ֑ים תְּרוּמַ֣ת בֵּית־אֱלֹהֵ֗ינוּ הַהֵרִ֙ימוּ֙ הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ וְיֹעֲצָ֣יו וְשָׂרָ֔יו וְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל הַנִּמְצָאִֽים׃

‎26 ‏וָאֶשְׁקֲלָ֨ה עַל־יָדָ֜ם כֶּ֗סֶף כִּכָּרִים֙ שֵֽׁשׁ־מֵא֣וֹת וַחֲמִשִּׁ֔ים וּכְלֵי־כֶ֥סֶף מֵאָ֖ה לְכִכָּרִ֑ים זָהָ֖ב מֵאָ֥ה כִכָּֽר׃

‎27 ‏וּכְפֹרֵ֤י זָהָב֙ עֶשְׂרִ֔ים לַאֲדַרְכֹנִ֖ים אָ֑לֶף וּכְלֵ֨י נְחֹ֜שֶׁת מֻצְהָ֤ב טוֹבָה֙ שְׁנַ֔יִם חֲמוּדֹ֖ת כַּזָּהָֽב׃

‎28 ‏וָאֹמְרָ֣ה אֲלֵהֶ֗ם אַתֶּ֥ם קֹ֙דֶשׁ֙ לַיהוָ֔ה וְהַכֵּלִ֖ים קֹ֑דֶשׁ וְהַכֶּ֤סֶף וְהַזָּהָב֙ נְדָבָ֔ה לַיהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י אֲבֹתֵיכֶֽם׃

‎29 ‏שִׁקְד֣וּ וְשִׁמְר֗וּ עַֽד־תִּשְׁקְל֡וּ לִפְנֵי֩ שָׂרֵ֨י הַכֹּהֲנִ֧ים וְהַלְוִיִּ֛ם וְשָׂרֵֽי־הָאָב֥וֹת לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל בִּירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם הַלִּשְׁכ֖וֹת בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה׃

‎30 ‏וְקִבְּלוּ֙ הַכֹּהֲנִ֣ים וְהַלְוִיִּ֔ם מִשְׁקַ֛ל הַכֶּ֥סֶף וְהַזָּהָ֖ב וְהַכֵּלִ֑ים לְהָבִ֥יא לִירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם לְבֵ֥ית אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ׃ פ

‎31 ‏וַֽנִּסְעָ֞ה מִנְּהַ֣ר אַֽהֲוָ֗א בִּשְׁנֵ֤ים עָשָׂר֙ לַחֹ֣דֶשׁ הָרִאשׁ֔וֹן לָלֶ֖כֶת יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וְיַד־אֱלֹהֵ֙ינוּ֙ הָיְתָ֣ה עָלֵ֔ינוּ וַיַּ֨צִּילֵ֔נוּ מִכַּ֥ף אוֹיֵ֛ב וְאוֹרֵ֖ב עַל־הַדָּֽרֶךְ׃

‎32 ‏וַנָּב֖וֹא יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וַנֵּ֥שֶׁב שָׁ֖ם יָמִ֥ים שְׁלֹשָֽׁה׃

‎33 ‏וּבַיּ֣וֹם הָרְבִיעִ֡י נִשְׁקַ֣ל הַכֶּסֶף֩ וְהַזָּהָ֨ב וְהַכֵּלִ֜ים בְּבֵ֣ית אֱלֹהֵ֗ינוּ עַ֠ל יַד־מְרֵמ֤וֹת בֶּן־אֽוּרִיָּה֙ הַכֹּהֵ֔ן וְעִמּ֖וֹ אֶלְעָזָ֣ר בֶּן־פִּֽינְחָ֑ס וְעִמָּהֶ֞ם יוֹזָבָ֧ד בֶּן־יֵשׁ֛וּעַ וְנֽוֹעַדְיָ֥ה בֶן־בִּנּ֖וּי הַלְוִיִּֽם׃

‎34 ‏בְּמִסְפָּ֥ר בְּמִשְׁקָ֖ל לַכֹּ֑ל וַיִּכָּתֵ֥ב כָּֽל־הַמִּשְׁקָ֖ל בָּעֵ֥ת הַהִֽיא׃ פ

‎35 ‏הַ֠בָּאִים מֵֽהַשְּׁבִ֨י בְנֵֽי־הַגּוֹלָ֜ה הִקְרִ֥יבוּ עֹל֣וֹת׀ לֵאלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל פָּרִ֨ים שְׁנֵים־עָשָׂ֤ר עַל־כָּל־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ אֵילִ֣ים׀ תִּשְׁעִ֣ים וְשִׁשָּׁ֗ה כְּבָשִׂים֙ שִׁבְעִ֣ים וְשִׁבְעָ֔ה צְפִירֵ֥י חַטָּ֖את שְׁנֵ֣ים עָשָׂ֑ר הַכֹּ֖ל עוֹלָ֥ה לַיהוָֽה׃ פ

‎36 ‏וַֽיִּתְּנ֣וּ׀ אֶת־דָּתֵ֣י הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ לַאֲחַשְׁדַּרְפְּנֵי֙ הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וּפַחֲו֖וֹת עֵ֣בֶר הַנָּהָ֑ר וְנִשְּׂא֥וּ אֶת־הָעָ֖ם וְאֶת־בֵּֽית־הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃ ס


1 Hi sunt ergo principes familiarum, et genealogia eorum, qui ascenderunt mecum in regno Artaxerxis regis de Babylone.

2 De filiis Phinees, Gersom. De filiis Ithamar, Daniel. De filiis David, Hattus.

3 De filiis Secheniæ, filiis Pharos, Zacharias: et cum eo numerati sunt viri centum quinquaginta.

4 De filiis Phahath Moab, Elioënai filius Zarehe, et cum eo ducenti viri.

5 De filiis Secheniæ, filius Ezechiel, et cum eo trecenti viri.

6 De filiis Adan, Abed filius Jonathan, et cum eo quinquaginta viri.

7 De filiis Alam, Isaias filius Athaliæ, et cum eo septuaginta viri.

8 De filiis Saphatiæ, Zebedia filius Michaël, et cum eo octoginta viri.

9 De filiis Joab, Obedia filius Jahiel, et cum eo ducenti decem et octo viri.

10 De filiis Selomith, filius Josphiæ, et cum eo centum sexaginta viri.

11 De filiis Bebai, Zacharias filius Bebai, et cum eo viginti octo viri.

12 De filiis Azgad, Johanan filius Eccetan, et cum eo centum et decem viri.

13 De filiis Adonicam, qui erant novissimi: et hæc nomina eorum: Elipheleth, et Jehiel, et Samaias, et cum eis sexaginta viri.

14 De filii Begui, Uthai et Zachur, et cum eis septuaginta viri.

15 Congregavi autem eos ad fluvium qui decurrit ad Ahava, et mansimus ibi tribus diebus: quæsivique in populo et in sacerdotibus de filiis Levi, et non inveni ibi.

16 Itaque misi Eliezer, et Ariel, et Semeiam, et Elnathan, et Jarib, et alterum Elnathan, et Nathan, et Zachariam, et Mosollam principes: et Jojarib, et Elnathan sapientes.

17 Et misi eos ad Eddo, qui est primus in Chasphiæ loco, et posui in ore eorum verba, quæ loquerentur ad Eddo, et fratres ejus Nathinæos in loco Chasphiæ, ut adducerent nobis ministros domus Dei nostri.

18 Et adduxerunt nobis per manum Dei nostri bonam super nos, virum doctissimum de filiis Moholi filii Levi, filii Israël, et Sarabiam et filios ejus et fratres ejus decem et octo,

19 et Hasabiam, et cum eo Isaiam de filiis Merari, fratresque ejus, et filios ejus viginti:

20 et de Nathinæis, quos dederat David et principes ad ministeria Levitarum, Nathinæos ducentos viginti: omnes hi suis nominibus vocabantur.

21 Et prædicavi ibi jejunium juxta fluvium Ahava, ut affligeremur coram Domino Deo nostro, et peteremus ab eo viam rectam nobis et filiis nostris, universæque substantiæ nostræ.

22 Erubui enim petere a rege auxilium et equites, qui defenderent nos ab inimico in via: quia dixeramus regi: Manus Dei nostri est super omnes qui quærunt eum in bonitate: et imperium ejus, et fortitudo ejus, et furor, super omnes qui derelinquunt eum.

23 Jejunavimus autem, et rogavimus Deum nostrum per hoc: et evenit nobis prospere.

24 Et separavi de principibus sacerdotum duodecim, Sarabiam, et Hasabiam, et cum eis de fratribus eorum decem:

25 appendique eis argentum et aurum, et vasa consecrata domus Dei nostri, quæ obtulerat rex et consiliatores ejus, et principes ejus, universusque Israël eorum qui inventi fuerant:

26 et appendi in manibus eorum argenti talenta sexcenta quinquaginta, et vasa argentea centum, auri centum talenta:

27 et crateres aureos viginti, qui habebant solidos millenos, et vasa æris 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 nostrorum:

29 vigilate et custodite, donec appendatis coram principibus sacerdotum, et Levitarum, et ducibus familiarum Israël in Jerusalem, in thesaurum domus Domini.

30 Susceperunt autem sacerdotes et Levitæ pondus argenti, et auri, et vasorum, ut deferrent Jerusalem in domum Dei nostri.

31 Promovimus ergo a flumine Ahava duodecimo die mensis primi ut pergeremus Jerusalem: et manus Dei nostri fuit super nos, et liberavit nos de manu inimici et insidiatoris in via.

32 Et venimus Jerusalem, et mansimus ibi tribus diebus.

33 Die autem quarta appensum est argentum, et aurum, et vasa in domo Dei nostri per manum Meremoth filii Uriæ sacerdotis, et cum eo Eleazar filius Phinees, cumque eis Jozabed filius Josue, et Noadaia filius Bennoi Levitæ,

34 juxta numerum et pondus omnium: descriptumque est omne pondus in tempore illo.

35 Sed et qui venerant de captivitate filii transmigrationis, obtulerunt holocautomata Deo Israël, vitulos duodecim pro omni populo Israël, 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.

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