[EZ]   EZRA

» Ezra 1

¶ Ezra 1 v1-4

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v1

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia,
(that the word of the LORD
by the mouth of Jeremiah, might be fulfilled)
the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus, king of Persia,
that he made a proclamation
throughout all his kingdom,
and put it also in writing, saying;

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v2

Thus saith Cyrus, king of Persia,
The LORD GOD of heaven hath given me
all the kingdoms of the earth,
and HE hath charged me

 ‘To build HIM an house at Jerusalem,
which is in Judah’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v3

Who is there among you of all HIS people?
his GOD be with him,
and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah,
and build the house of the LORD GOD of Israel
(HE is the GOD) which is in Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v4

And whosoever remaineth in any place
where he sojourneth,
let the men of his place help him
with silver, and with gold,
and with goods, and with beasts,
beside the free-will offering for the house of GOD
that is in Jerusalem.

¶ Ezra 1 v5-11

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v5

Then rose up
the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin,
and the priests, and the Levites,
with all them whose spirit GOD had raised to go up,
to build the house of the LORD
which is in Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v6

And all they that were about them
strengthened their hands
with vessels of silver, with gold,
with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things;
besides all that was willingly offered.

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v7

Also Cyrus, the king,
brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD,
which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth
out of Jerusalem,
and had put them in the house of his gods;

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v8

Even those did Cyrus, king of Persia, bring forth
by the hand of Mithredath, the treasurer,
and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar,
the prince of Judah.

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v9

And this is the number of them:
thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver,
nine and twenty knives:

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v10

Thirty basins of gold:
silver basins of a second sort, four hundred and ten:
and other vessels, a thousand.

{ heart }   [EZ] 1v11

All the vessels of gold and of silver
were five thousand and four hundred.
All these did Sheshbazzar bring up
with them of the captivity
that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.

» Ezra 2

¶ Ezra 2 v1-2

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v1

Now these are the children of the province
that went up out of the captivity,
of those which had been carried away,
whom Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon,
had carried away unto Babylon,
and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah,
every one unto his city;

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v2

Which came with Zerubbabel:
Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah,
Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar,
Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah:
The number of the men of the people of Israel:

¶ Ezra 2 v3-35

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v3

The children of Parosh,
two thousand an hundred seventy and two.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v4

The children of Shephatiah,
three hundred seventy and two.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v5

The children of Arah,
seven hundred seventy and five.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v6

The children of Pahath-moab,
of the children of Jeshua and Joab,
two thousand eight hundred and twelve.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v7

The children of Elam,
a thousand two hundred fifty and four.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v8

The children of Zattu,
nine hundred forty and five.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v9

The children of Zaccai,
seven hundred and threescore.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v10

The children of Bani,
six hundred forty and two.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v11

The children of Bebai,
six hundred twenty and three.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v12

The children of Azgad,
a thousand two hundred twenty and two.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v13

The children of Adonikam,
six hundred sixty and six.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v14

The children of Bigvai,
two thousand fifty and six.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v15

The children of Adin,
four hundred fifty and four.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v16

The children of Ater of Hezekiah,
ninety and eight.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v17

The children of Bezai,
three hundred twenty and three.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v18

The children of Jorah,
an hundred and twelve.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v19

The children of Hashum,
two hundred twenty and three.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v20

The children of Gibbar,
ninety and five.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v21

The children of Bethlehem,
an hundred twenty and three.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v22

The men of Netophah,
fifty and six.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v23

The men of Anathoth,
an hundred twenty and eight.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v24

The children of Azmaveth,
forty and two.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v25

The children of Kiriath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth,
seven hundred and forty and three.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v26

The children of Ramah and Geba,
six hundred twenty and one.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v27

The men of Michmas,
an hundred twenty and two.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v28

The men of Bethel and Ai,
two hundred twenty and three.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v29

The children of Nebo,
fifty and two.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v30

The children of Magbish,
an hundred fifty and six.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v31

The children of the other Elam,
a thousand two hundred fifty and four.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v32

The children of Harim,
three hundred and twenty.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v33

The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono,
seven hundred twenty and five.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v34

The children of Jericho,
three hundred forty and five.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v35

The children of Senaah,
three thousand and six hundred and thirty.

¶ Ezra 2 v36-39

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v36

The priests:
the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua,
nine hundred seventy and three.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v37

The children of Immer,
a thousand fifty and two.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v38

The children of Pashhur,
a thousand two hundred forty and seven.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v39

The children of Harim,
a thousand and seventeen.

¶ Ezra 2 v40

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v40

The Levites:
the children of Jeshua
and Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah,
seventy and four.

¶ Ezra 2 v41

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v41

The singers:
the children of Asaph,
an hundred twenty and eight.

¶ Ezra 2 v42

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v42

The children of the porters:
the children of Shallum,
the children of Ater,
the children of Talmon,
the children of Akkub,
the children of Hatita,
the children of Shobai,
in all an hundred thirty and nine.

¶ Ezra 2 v43-54

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v43

The Nethinim:
the children of Ziha,
the children of Hasupha,
the children of Tabbaoth,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v44

The children of Keros,
the children of Siaha,
the children of Padon,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v45

The children of Lebanah,
the children of Hagabah,
the children of Akkub,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v46

The children of Hagab,
the children of Shamlai,
the children of Hanan,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v47

The children of Giddel,
the children of Gahar,
the children of Reaiah,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v48

The children of Rezin,
the children of Nekoda,
the children of Gazzam,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v49

The children of Uzza,
the children of Paseah,
the children of Besai,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v50

The children of Asnah,
the children of Meunim,
the children of Nephusim,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v51

The children of Bakbuk,
the children of Hakupha,
the children of Harhur,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v52

The children of Bazluth,
the children of Mehida,
the children of Harsha,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v53

The children of Barkos,
the children of Sisera,
the children of Temah,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v54

The children of Neziah,
the children of Hatipha.

¶ Ezra 2 v55-58

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v55

The children of Solomon's servants:
the children of Sotai,
the children of Hassophereth,
the children of Peruda,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v56

The children of Jaalah,
the children of Darkon,
the children of Giddel,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v57

The children of Shephatiah,
the children of Hattil,
the children of Pochereth of Zebaim,
the children of Ami.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v58

All the Nethinim,
and the children of Solomon's servants,
were three hundred ninety and two.

¶ Ezra 2 v59-63

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v59

And these were they which went up from
Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer:
but they could not show their father's house,
and their seed, whether they were of Israel:

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v60

The children of Delaiah,
the children of Tobiah,
the children of Nekoda,
six hundred fifty and two.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v61

And of the children of the priests:
the children of Habaiah,
the children of Hakkoz,
the children of Barzillai,
(which took a wife of the daughters
of Barzillai the Gileadite,
and was called after their name.)

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v62

These sought their register
among those that were reckoned by genealogy,
but they were not found:
therefore were they as polluted,
put from the priesthood.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v63

And the Tirshatha said unto them,

That they should not eat of the most holy things,
till there stood up a priest
with Urim and with Thummim.

¶ Ezra 2 v64-67

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v64

The whole congregation together
was forty and two thousand
three hundred and threescore,

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v65

Besides their servants and their maids,
of whom there were
seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven;
and there were among them
two hundred singing men and singing women.

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v66

Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six;
their mules, two hundred forty and five;

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v67

Their camels, our hundred thirty and five;
their asses, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.

¶ Ezra 2 v68-69

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v68

And some of the chief of the fathers' houses,
when they came to the house of the LORD
which is at Jerusalem,
offered freely for the house of GOD
to set it up in his place:

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v69

They gave after their ability
unto the treasure of the work
threescore and one thousand drams of gold,
and five thousand pounds of silver,
and one hundred priests' garments.

¶ Ezra 2 v70

{ heart }   [EZ] 2v70

So the priests, and the Levites,
and some of the people,
and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinim,
dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.

» Ezra 3

¶ Ezra 3 v1-6

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v1

And when the seventh month was come,
and the children of Israel were in the cities,
the people gathered themselves together,
as one man to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v2

Then stood up Jeshua, the son of Jozadak,
and his brethren the priests,
and Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren,
and builded the altar of the GOD of Israel,
to offer burnt offerings thereon,
as it is written in the law of Moses, the man of GOD.

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v3

And they set the altar upon his bases,
(for fear was upon them
because of the people of those countries)
and they offered burnt offerings thereon
unto the LORD,
even burnt offerings morning and evening.

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v4

They kept also the feast of tabernacles,
as it is written,
and offered the daily burnt offerings, by number,
according to the custom,
as the duty of every day required;

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v5

And afterward offered the continual burnt offering,
both of the new moons,
and of all the set feasts of the LORD
that were consecrated,
and of every one that willingly offered,
offered a free-will offering unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v6

From the first day of the seventh month
began they to offer burnt offerings unto the LORD:
but the foundation of the temple of the LORD
was not yet laid.

¶ Ezra 3 v7-9

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v7

They gave money, also,
unto the masons, and to the carpenters;
and meat, and drink, and oil,
unto them of Sidon, and to them of Tyre,
to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea, of Joppa,
according to the grant that they had of Cyrus,
king of Persia.

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v8

Now in the second year of their coming
unto the house of GOD at Jerusalem,
in the second month,
began Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel,
and Jeshua, the son of Jozadak,
and the remnant of their brethren,
the priests and the Levites,
and all they that were come out of the captivity
unto Jerusalem;
and appointed the Levites,
from twenty years old and upward,
to set forward the work of the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v9

Then stood Jeshua with his sons and his brethren,
Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, together,
to set forward the workmen in the house of GOD;
the sons of Henadad,
with their sons and their brethren, the Levites.

¶ Ezra 3 v10-13

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v10

And when the builders laid the foundation
of the temple of the LORD,
they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets,
and the Levites,
the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD,
after the ordinance of David, king of Israel.

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v11

And they sang together by course
in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD;
because HE is good,
for HIS mercy endureth forever towards Israel.
And all the people shouted with a great shout,
when they praised the LORD,
because the foundation of the house of the LORD
was laid.

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v12

But many of the priests and Levites
and chief of the fathers,
who were ancient men, that had seen the first house;
when the foundation of this house was laid
before their eyes,
wept with a loud voice,
and many shouted aloud for joy:

{ heart }   [EZ] 3v13

So that the people could not discern
the noise of the shout of joy
from the noise of the weeping of the people;
for the people shouted with a loud shout,
and the noise was heard afar off.

» Ezra 4

¶ Ezra 4 v1-5

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v1

Now when the adversaries
of Judah and Benjamin heard

 ‘That the children of the captivity builded the temple
unto the LORD GOD of Israel’:

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v2

Then they came to Zerubbabel,
and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them,

Let us build with you,
for we seek your GOD, as ye do,
and we do sacrifice unto HIM
since the days of Esar-haddon, king of Assyria,
which brought us up hither.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v3

But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua,
and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel,
said unto them,

Ye have nothing to do with us
to build an house unto our GOD;
but we ourselves together will build
unto the LORD GOD of Israel,
as king Cyrus, the king of Persia,
hath commanded us.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v4

Then the people of the land
weakened the hands of the people of Judah,
and troubled them in building,

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v5

And hired counselors against them,
to frustrate their purpose,
all the days of Cyrus, king of Persia,
even until the reign of Darius, king of Persia.

¶ Ezra 4 v6

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v6

And in the reign of Ahasuerus,
in the beginning of his reign,
wrote they unto him an accusation
against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.

¶ Ezra 4 v7

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v7

And in the days of Artaxerxes
wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel,
and the rest of their companions,
unto Artaxerxes, king of Persia;
and the writing of the letter
was written in the Syrian tongue,
and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.

¶ Ezra 4 v8-16

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v8

Rehum, the chancellor,
and Shimshai, the scribe,
wrote a letter against Jerusalem
to Artaxerxes, the king, in this sort:

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v9

Then wrote Rehum, the chancellor,
and Shimshai, the scribe,
and the rest of their companions;
the Dinaites, the Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites,
the Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylonians,
the Susanchites, the Dehaites, and the Elamites,

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v10

And the rest of the nations
whom the great and noble Osnappar brought over,
and set in the cities of Samaria,
and the rest that are on this side the river,
and at such a time.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v11

This is the copy of the letter that they sent unto him,
even unto Artaxerxes, the king:

Thy servants, the men on this side the river,
and at such a time.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v12

Be it known unto the king,
that the Jews which came up from thee to us
are come unto Jerusalem,
building the rebellious and the bad city,
and have set up the walls thereof,
and joined the foundations.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v13

Be it known now unto the king
that, if this city be builded, and the walls set up again,
then will they not pay toll, tribute, and custom,
and so thou shalt impair the revenue of the kings.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v14

Now, because we have maintenance
from the king's palace,
and it was not meet for us to see the king's dishonor:
therefore have we sent and certified the king,

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v15

That search may be made in the book
of the records of thy fathers;
so shalt thou find in the book of the records,
and know that this city is a rebellious city,
and hurtful unto kings and provinces,
and that they have moved
sedition within the same of old time;
for which cause was this city destroyed.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v16

We certify the king,
that if this city be builded again,
and the walls thereof set up:
by this means thou shalt have no portion
on this side the river.

¶ Ezra 4 v17-23

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v17

Then sent the king an answer
unto Rehum, the chancellor,
and to Shimshai, the scribe,
and to the rest of their companions,
that dwell in Samaria,
and unto the rest beyond the river,

Peace, and at such a time.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v18

The letter which ye sent unto us
hath been plainly read before me.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v19

And I commanded,
and search hath been made, and it is found,
that this city of old time hath made insurrection
against kings,
and that rebellion and sedition
have been made therein.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v20

There have been mighty kings, also, over Jerusalem,
which have ruled over all countries beyond the river;
and toll, tribute, and custom, was paid unto them.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v21

Give ye now commandment

 ‘To cause these men to cease,
and that this city be not builded,
until another commandment shall be given from me’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v22

Take heed now that ye fail not to do this:
why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v23

Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter
was read before Rehum, and Shimshai, the scribe,
and their companions,
they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews,
and made them to cease by force and power.

¶ Ezra 4 v24

{ heart }   [EZ] 4v24

Then ceased the work of the house of GOD
which is at Jerusalem.
So it ceased, unto the second year of the reign
of Darius, king of Persia.

» Ezra 5

¶ Ezra 5 v1-5

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v1

Then the prophets,
Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo,
prophesied unto the Jews
that were in Judah and Jerusalem
in the NAME of the GOD of Israel, even unto them.

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v2

Then rose up Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel,
and Jeshua, the son of Jozadak,
and began to build the house of GOD
which is at Jerusalem;
and with them were the prophets of GOD
helping them.

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v3

At the same time came to them Tatnai,
governor on this side of the river,
and Shethar-bozenai, and their companions,
and said thus unto them;

Who hath commanded you
to build this house, and to make up this wall?

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v4

Then said we unto them after this manner,

 ‘What are the names of the men
that make this building?’ 

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v5

But the eye of their GOD
was upon the elders of the Jews,
that they could not cause them to cease,
till the matter came to Darius;
and then they returned answer by letter
concerning this matter.

¶ Ezra 5 v6-17

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v6

The copy of the letter that Tatnai,
governor on this side of the river,
and Shethar-bozenai,
and his companions the Apharsachites,
which were on this side of the river,
sent unto Darius the king:

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v7

They sent a letter unto him, wherein was written thus:

Unto Darius, the king, all peace.

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v8

Be it known unto the king,
that we went into the province of Judea,
to the house of the great GOD,
which is builded with great stones,
and timber is laid in the walls,
and this work goeth fast on,
and prospereth in their hands.

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v9

Then asked we those elders,
and said unto them thus,

 ‘Who commanded you to build this house,
and to make up these walls?’ 

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v10

We asked their names also, to certify thee,
that we might write the names of the men
that were the chief of them.

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v11

And thus they returned us answer,
saying,

 ‘We are the servants
of the GOD of heaven and earth,
and build the house that was builded
these many years ago,
which a great king of Israel builded and set up’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v12

But after our fathers had provoked
the GOD of heaven unto wrath:
HE gave them into the hand
of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon,
the Chaldean, who destroyed this house,
and carried the people away into Babylon.

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v13

But in the first year of Cyrus, the king of Babylon,
the same king Cyrus made a decree

 ‘To build this house of GOD’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v14

And the vessels, also, of gold and silver
of the house of GOD,
which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple
that was in Jerusalem,
and brought them into the temple of Babylon,
those did Cyrus, the king,
take out of the temple of Babylon,
and they were delivered unto one,
whose name was Sheshbazzar,
whom he had made governor;

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v15

And he said unto him,

 ‘Take these vessels,
go, carry them into the temple that is in Jerusalem,
and let the house of GOD be builded in its place’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v16

Then came the same Sheshbazzar,
and laid the foundation of the house of GOD
which is in Jerusalem;
and since that time even until now
hath it been in building, and yet it is not finished.

{ heart }   [EZ] 5v17

Now, therefore, if it seem good to the king,

 ‘Let there be search made
in the king's treasure house which is there at Babylon,
whether it be so,
that a decree was made of Cyrus, the king,
to build this house of GOD at Jerusalem;
and let the king send his pleasure to us
concerning this matter’.

» Ezra 6

¶ Ezra 6 v1-5

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v1

Then Darius the king made a decree,
and search was made in the house of the rolls,
where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v2

And there was found at Achmetha,
in the palace that is in the province of the Medes,
a roll, and therein was a record thus written:

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v3

In the first year of Cyrus, the king,
the same Cyrus the king made a decree
concerning the house of GOD at Jerusalem:

 ‘Let the house be builded,
the place where they offered sacrifices,
and let the foundations thereof of
be strongly laid;
the height thereof threescore cubits,
and the breadth thereof threescore cubits’:

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v4

With three rows of great stones,
and a row of new timber;
and let the expenses be given out of the king's house:

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v5

And, also let the golden,
and silver vessels of the house of GOD,
which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple
which is at Jerusalem,
and brought unto Babylon,
be restored, and brought again unto the temple
which is at Jerusalem,
every one to his place,
and place them in the house of GOD.

¶ Ezra 6 v6-12

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v6

Now therefore Tatnai, governor beyond the river,
Shethar-bozenai,
and your companions the Apharsachites,
which are beyond the river,
be ye far from thence:

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v7

Let the work of this house of GOD alone,
let the governor of the Jews,
and the elders of the Jews,
build this house of GOD in his place.

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v8

Moreover I make a decree, what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews,
for the building of this house of GOD:

 ‘That of the king's goods,
even of the tribute beyond the river,
forthwith expenses be given unto these men,
that they be not hindered’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v9

And that which they have need of,
both young bullocks, and rams, and lambs,
for the burnt offerings of the GOD of heaven,
wheat, salt, wine, and oil,
according to the appointment of the priests
which are at Jerusalem,
let it be given them, day by day without fail:

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v10

That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savors
unto the GOD of heaven,
and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v11

Also, I have made a decree,

 ‘That whosoever shall alter this word,
let timber be pulled down from his house,
and being set up, let him be hanged thereon;
and let his house be made a dunghill for this’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v12

And the GOD
THAT hath caused HIS NAME to dwell there
destroy all kings and people,
that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroy
this house of GOD which is at Jerusalem.
I Darius have made a decree,
let it be done with speed.

¶ Ezra 6 v13-15

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v13

Then Tatnai governor on this side of the river,
Shethar-bozenai, and their companions,
according to that which Darius the king had sent,
so they did speedily.

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v14

And the elders of the Jews builded,
and they prospered through the prophesying
of Haggai, the prophet,
and Zechariah, the son of Iddo,
and they builded, and finished it,
according to the commandment of the GOD of Israel,
and according to the commandment of Cyrus
and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v15

And this house was finished
on the third day of the month Adar,
which was in the sixth year of the reign
of Darius the king.

¶ Ezra 6 v16-18

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v16

And the children of Israel,
the priests, and the Levites,
and the rest ofthe children of the captivity,
kept the dedication of this house of GOD with joy,

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v17

And offered at the dedication of this house of GOD
an hundred bullocks,
two hundred rams, four hundred lambs;
and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats,
according to the number of the tribes of Israel.

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v18

And they set the priests in their divisions,
and the Levites in their courses,
for the service of GOD, which is at Jerusalem;
as it is written in the book of Moses.

¶ Ezra 6 v19-22

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v19

And the children of the captivity kept the Passover
upon the fourteenth day of the first month.

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v20

For the priests and the Levites were purified together,
all of them were pure, and killed the Passover
for all the children of the captivity,
and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves.

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v21

And the children of Israel,
which were come again out of captivity,
and all such as had separated themselves unto them
from the filthiness of the heathen of the land,
to seek the LORD GOD of Israel, did eat,

{ heart }   [EZ] 6v22

And kept the feast of unleavened bread
seven days with joy;
for the LORD had made them joyful,
and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them,
to strengthen their hands
in the work of the house of GOD, the GOD of Israel.

» Ezra 7

¶ Ezra 7 v1-10

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v1

Now after these things,
in the reign of Artaxerxes, king of Persia,
Ezra, the son of Seraiah,
the son of Azariah,
the son of Hilkiah,

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v2

The son of Shallum,
the son of Zadok,
the son of Ahitub,

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v3

The son of Amariah,
the son of Azariah,
the son of Meraioth,

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v4

The son of Zerahiah,
the son of Uzzi,
the son of Bukki,

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v5

The son of Abishua,
the son of Phinehas,
the son of Eleazar,
the son of Aaron,
the chief priest;

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v6

This Ezra went up from Babylon;
and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses,
which the LORD GOD of Israel had given;
and the king granted him all his request,
according to the hand of the LORD his GOD
upon him.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v7

And there went up some of the children of Israel,
and of the priests, and the Levites,
and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinim,
unto Jerusalem,
in the seventh year of Artaxerxes, the king.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v8

And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month,
which was in the seventh year of the king.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v9

For upon the first day of the first month
began he to go up from Babylon,
and on the first day of the fifth month
came he to Jerusalem,
according to the good hand of his GOD upon him.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v10

For Ezra had prepared his heart

 ‘To seek the law of the LORD, and to do it,
and to teach in Israel

Statutes and judgments’.

¶ Ezra 7 v11-26

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v11

Now this is the copy of the letter
that the king, Artaxerxes,
gave unto Ezra, the priest, the scribe,
even a scribe of the words
of the commandments of the LORD,
and of HIS statutes to Israel.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v12

Artaxerxes, king of kings,

 ‘Unto Ezra, the priest,
a scribe of the law of the GOD of heaven,
Perfect peace, and at such a time’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v13

I make a decree,

 ‘That all they of the people of Israel,
and of his priests and Levites in my realm,
which are minded of their own free-will
to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v14

Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king,
and of his seven counselors,
to enquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem,
according to the law of thy GOD,
which is in thine hand;

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v15

And to carry the silver and gold,
which the king and his counselors
have freely offered unto the GOD of Israel,
WHOSE habitation is in Jerusalem,

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v16

And all the silver and gold
that thou canst find in all the province of Babylon,
with the free-will offering of the people,
and of the priests,
offering willingly for the house of their GOD
which is in Jerusalem;

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v17

That thou mayest buy speedily with this money
bullocks, rams, lambs,
with their meat offerings, and their drink offerings,
and offer them upon the altar
of the house of your GOD which is in Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v18

And whatsoever shall seem good to thee,
and to thy brethren,
to do with the rest of the silver and the gold,
that do after the will of your GOD.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v19

The vessels, also, that are given thee
for the service of the house of thy GOD,
those deliver thou before the GOD of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v20

And whatsoever more shall be needful
for the house of thy GOD,
which thou shalt have occasion to bestow,
bestow it out of the king's treasure house.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v21

And I, even I Artaxerxes the king,
do make a decree
to all the treasurers which are beyond the river,

 ‘That whatsoever Ezra, the priest,
the scribe of the law of the GOD of heaven,
shall require of you, it be done speedily’,

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v22

Unto an hundred talents of silver,
and to an hundred measures of wheat,
and to an hundred baths of wine,
and to an hundred baths of oil,
and salt without prescribing how much.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v23

Whatsoever is commanded by the GOD of heaven,
let it be diligently done
for the house of the GOD of heaven;
for why should there be wrath
against the realm of the king and his sons?

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v24

Also we certify you,
that touching any of the priests and Levites,
singers, porters, Nethinim,
or ministers of this house of GOD,
it shall not be lawful to impose
toll, tribute, or custom upon them.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v25

And thou, Ezra,
after the wisdom of thy GOD, that is in thine hand,
set magistrates and judges,
which may judge all the people
that are beyond the river,
all such as know the laws of thy GOD;
and teach ye them that know them not.

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v26

And whosoever will not do the law of thy GOD,
and the law of the king,
let judgment be executed speedily upon him,
whether it be unto death, or to banishment,
or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.

¶ Ezra 7 v27-28

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v27

Blessed be the LORD GOD of our fathers,
WHICH hath put such a thing as this,
in the king's heart,
to beautify the house of the LORD
which is in Jerusalem,

{ heart }   [EZ] 7v28

And hath extended mercy unto me
before the king and his counselors,
and before all the king's mighty princes,
and I was strengthened
as the hand of the LORD my GOD was upon me,
and I gathered together out of Israel
chief men to go up with me.

» Ezra 8

¶ Ezra 8 v1-14

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v1

These are now the chief 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:

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v2

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v3

Of the sons of Shechaniah,
of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah,
and with him were reckoned,
by genealogy of the males, an hundred and fifty.

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v4

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v5

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v6

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v7

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v8

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v9

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v10

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v11

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v12

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v13

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v14

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

¶ Ezra 8 v15-20

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v15

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v16

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v17

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 Nethinim,
at the place Casiphia,

 ‘That they should bring unto us ministers
for the house of our GOD’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v18

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;

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v19

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v20

Also 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.

¶ Ezra 8 v21-23

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v21

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v22

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’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v23

So we fasted and besought our GOD for this;
and HE was entreated of us.

¶ Ezra 8 v24-30

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v24

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v25

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 counselors,
and his lords, and all Israel there present,
had offered:

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v26

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;

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v27

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v28

And I said unto them,

 ‘Ye are holy unto the LORD;
the vessels are holy also;
and the silver and the gold are a free-will offering
unto the LORD GOD of your fathers’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v29

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v30

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.

¶ Ezra 8 v31-36

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v31

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v32

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v33

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:

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v34

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v35

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 8v36

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

» Ezra 9

¶ Ezra 9 v1-4

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v1

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’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v2

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v3

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 astonished.

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v4

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 astonished, until the evening sacrifice.

¶ Ezra 9 v5-15

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v5

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,

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v6

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v7

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v8

And now for a little space
grace hath been shown 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:

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v9

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v10

And now, O our GOD, what shall we say after this?
for we have forsaken THY commandments,

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v11

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v12

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v13

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:

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v14

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?

{ heart }   [EZ] 9v15

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

¶ Ezra 10 v1-6

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v1

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v2

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v3

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’.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v4

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v5

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 swore.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v6

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.

¶ Ezra 10 v7-17

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v7

And they made proclamation
throughout Judah and Jerusalem
unto all the children of the captivity,

That they should gather themselves together
unto Jerusalem;

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v8

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v9

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v10

And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them,

Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives,
to increase the trespass of Israel.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v11

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v12

Then all the congregation answered
and said with a loud voice,

As thou hast said, so must we do.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v13

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v14

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v15

Only Jonathan, the son of Asahel,
and Jahzeiah, the son of Tikvah,
were employed about this matter;
and Meshullam and Shabbethai, the Levite,
helped them.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v16

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v17

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

¶ Ezra 10 v18-43

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v18

And among the sons of the priests
there were found some 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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v19

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.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v20

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v21

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v22

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v23

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v24

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v25

Moreover of Israel,
of the sons of Parosh,
Ramiah, and Izziah, and Malchiah, and Mijamin,
and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v26

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v27

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v28

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v29

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v30

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v31

And of the sons of Harim:
Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchiah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v32

Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v33

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v34

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

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v35

Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v36

Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v37

Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasau,

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v38

And Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v39

And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v40

Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v41

Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v42

Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v43

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

¶ Ezra 10 v44

{ heart }   [EZ] 10v44

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