8/4/13

From Gary... Needful things


I like this picture because it says a great deal about life.  Just a few birds longing to be fed; a simple fact of life, yet, this picture made me think about what WE really NEED in LIFE!!!  I remembered verse three below and the others just seemed tied to it.  Please read the passage below...

Luke, Chapter 11
  1 When he finished praying in a certain place, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.” 



  2  He said to them, “When you pray, say, 
‘Our Father in heaven, 
may your name be kept holy. 
May your Kingdom come. 
May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. 
  3  Give us day by day our daily bread. 
  4  Forgive us our sins, 
for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. 
Bring us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from the evil one.’” 


I noticed several things here:

1. We need to acknowledge God and his rule over everything - verse two.  2. We should pray for the necessities of life - verse three. 3. We should be conscious of sin and therefore a "forgiving" people - verse four.  4. We should be aware of the pitfalls of sin and ask for help to avoid temptation - verse four (b).

At the center of all things is God and if we seek HIM and what we really need (instead of just what we WANT) we will do well in this life.  Simple thought here- LORD, help me need you as much as these birds need their next meal!!!  Please- just think about it and most of all- PRAY ABOUT IT!!!!  

Your Friend,

Gary

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, August 4



Bible Reading and Study, August 4


The World English Bible


Aug. 4
Ezra 1-3

Ezr 1:1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
Ezr 1:2 Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth has Yahweh, the God of heaven, given me; and he has commanded me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Ezr 1:3 Whoever there is 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 Yahweh, the God of Israel (he is God), which is in Jerusalem.
Ezr 1:4 Whoever is left, in any place where he sojourns, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with animals, besides the freewill offering for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.
Ezr 1:5 Then rose up the heads of fathers' houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, even all whose spirit God had stirred to go up to build the house of Yahweh which is in Jerusalem.
Ezr 1:6 All those who were around them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with animals, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered.
Ezr 1:7 Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of Yahweh, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put in the house of his gods;
Ezr 1:8 even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them to Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.
Ezr 1:9 This is the number of them: thirty platters of gold, one thousand platters of silver, twenty-nine knives,
Ezr 1:10 thirty bowls of gold, silver bowls of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels one thousand.
Ezr 1:11 All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up, when they of the captivity were brought up from Babylon to Jerusalem.

Ezr 2:1 Now these are the children of the province, who went up out of the captivity of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his city;
Ezr 2:2 who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
Ezr 2:3 The children of Parosh, two thousand one hundred seventy-two.
Ezr 2:4 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy-two.
Ezr 2:5 The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy-five.
Ezr 2:6 The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred twelve.
Ezr 2:7 The children of Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four.
Ezr 2:8 The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty-five.
Ezr 2:9 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred sixty.
Ezr 2:10 The children of Bani, six hundred forty-two.
Ezr 2:11 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty-three.
Ezr 2:12 The children of Azgad, one thousand two hundred twenty-two.
Ezr 2:13 The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty-six.
Ezr 2:14 The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty-six.
Ezr 2:15 The children of Adin, four hundred fifty-four.
Ezr 2:16 The children of Ater, of Hezekiah, ninety-eight.
Ezr 2:17 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty-three.
Ezr 2:18 The children of Jorah, one hundred twelve.
Ezr 2:19 The children of Hashum, two hundred Twenty-three.
Ezr 2:20 The children of Gibbar, ninety-five.
Ezr 2:21 The children of Bethlehem, one hundred twenty-three.
Ezr 2:22 The men of Netophah, fifty-six.
Ezr 2:23 The men of Anathoth, one hundred twenty-eight.
Ezr 2:24 The children of Azmaveth, forty-two.
Ezr 2:25 The children of Kiriath Arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three.
Ezr 2:26 The children of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one.
Ezr 2:27 The men of Michmas, one hundred twenty-two.
Ezr 2:28 The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred twenty-three.
Ezr 2:29 The children of Nebo, fifty-two.
Ezr 2:30 The children of Magbish, one hundred fifty-six.
Ezr 2:31 The children of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four.
Ezr 2:32 The children of Harim, three hundred twenty.
Ezr 2:33 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-five.
Ezr 2:34 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty-five.
Ezr 2:35 The children of Senaah, three thousand six hundred thirty.
Ezr 2:36 The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy-three.
Ezr 2:37 The children of Immer, one thousand fifty-two.
Ezr 2:38 The children of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred forty-seven.
Ezr 2:39 The children of Harim, one thousand seventeen.
Ezr 2:40 The Levites: the children of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah, seventy-four.
Ezr 2:41 The singers: the children of Asaph, one hundred twenty-eight.
Ezr 2:42 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 one hundred thirty-nine.
Ezr 2:43 The Nethinim: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
Ezr 2:44 the children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of Padon,
Ezr 2:45 the children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub,
Ezr 2:46 the children of Hagab, the children of Shamlai, the children of Hanan,
Ezr 2:47 the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,
Ezr 2:48 the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam,
Ezr 2:49 the children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai,
Ezr 2:50 the children of Asnah, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephisim,
Ezr 2:51 the children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,
Ezr 2:52 the children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,
Ezr 2:53 the children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Temah,
Ezr 2:54 the children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
Ezr 2:55 The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Hassophereth, the children of Peruda,
Ezr 2:56 the children of Jaalah, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
Ezr 2:57 the children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth Hazzebaim, the children of Ami.
Ezr 2:58 All the Nethinim, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety-two.
Ezr 2:59 These were those who went up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not show their fathers' houses, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:
Ezr 2:60 the children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty-two.
Ezr 2:61 Of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name.
Ezr 2:62 These sought their register among those who were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they deemed polluted and put from the priesthood.
Ezr 2:63 The governor said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, until there stood up a priest with Urim and with Thummim.
Ezr 2:64 The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred sixty,
Ezr 2:65 besides their male servants and their female servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty-seven: and they had two hundred singing men and singing women.
Ezr 2:66 Their horses were seven hundred thirty-six; their mules, two hundred forty-five;
Ezr 2:67 their camels, four hundred thirty-five; their donkeys, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
Ezr 2:68 Some of the heads of fathers' houses, when they came to the house of Yahweh which is in Jerusalem, offered willingly for the house of God to set it up in its place:
Ezr 2:69 they gave after their ability into the treasury of the work sixty-one thousand darics of gold, and five thousand minas of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.
Ezr 2:70 So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinim, lived in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.

Ezr 3:1 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.
Ezr 3:2 Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brothers the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brothers, and built 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.
Ezr 3:3 They set the altar on its base; for fear was on them because of the peoples of the countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon to Yahweh, even burnt offerings morning and evening.
Ezr 3:4 They kept the feast of tents, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the ordinance, as the duty of every day required;
Ezr 3:5 and afterward the continual burnt offering, and the offerings of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of Yahweh that were consecrated, and of everyone who willingly offered a freewill offering to Yahweh.
Ezr 3:6 From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings to Yahweh: but the foundation of the temple of Yahweh was not yet laid.
Ezr 3:7 They gave money also to the masons, and to the carpenters; and food, and drink, and oil, to them of Sidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea, to Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
Ezr 3:8 Now in the second year of their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the rest of their brothers the priests and the Levites, and all those who were come out of the captivity to Jerusalem, and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to have the oversight of the work of the house of Yahweh.
Ezr 3:9 Then stood Jeshua with his sons and his brothers, Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, together, to have the oversight of the workmen in the house of God: the sons of Henadad, with their sons and their brothers the Levites.
Ezr 3:10 When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of Yahweh, they set the priests in their clothing with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise Yahweh, after the order of David king of Israel.
Ezr 3:11 They sang one to another in praising and giving thanks to Yahweh, saying, For he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever toward Israel. All the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised Yahweh, because the foundation of the house of Yahweh was laid.
Ezr 3:12 But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers' houses, the old men who 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:

Ezr 3:13 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. 


The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

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Ezra 1 1
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah
might be accomplished, Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a
proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying,
And in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Jehovah by the mouth of
Jeremiah might be accomplished, Jehovah stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia,
and he made a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also in writing, saying,
And in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, at the completion of the word of
Jehovah from the mouth of Jeremiah, hath Jehovah waked up the spirit of Cyrus
king of Persia, and he causeth an intimation to pass over into all his kingdom,
and also in writing, saying,
Ezra 1 2
Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth has Yahweh, the God of heaven,
given me; and he has charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth has Jehovah the God of the
heavens given to me, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is
in Judah.
`Thus said Cyrus king of Persia, All kingdoms of the earth hath Jehovah, God of the
heavens, given to me, and He hath laid a charge on me to build to Him a house in
Jerusalem, that [is] in Judah;
Ezra 1 3
Whoever there is 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 Yahweh, the God of Israel (he is God), which
is in Jerusalem.
Whosoever there is 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 Jehovah the God of Israel -- he is God
-- which is at Jerusalem.
who [is] among you of all His people? His God is with him, and he doth go up to
Jerusalem, that [is] in Judah, and build the house of Jehovah, God of Israel -- He [is]
God -- that [is] in Jerusalem.
Ezra 1 4
Whoever is left, in any place where he sojourns, let the men of his place help him with silver,
and with gold, and with goods, and with animals, besides the freewill-offering for the house of
God which is in JEzra 1 1erusalem.
And whosoever remains in any place where he sojourns, let the men of his place help him
with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, besides the voluntary
offering for the house of God which is at Jerusalem.
`And every one who is left, of any of the places where he [is] a sojourner, assist him
do the men of his place with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with
beasts, along with a free-will offering for the house of God, that [is] in Jerusalem.`
Ezra 1 5
Then rose up the heads of fathers` [houses] of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the
Levites, even all whose spirit God had stirred to go up to build the house of Yahweh which is in
Jerusalem.
And the chief fathers of Judah and Benjamin rose up, and the priests, and the Levites,
even all those whose spirit God had stirred, to go up to build the house of Jehovah which
is at Jerusalem.
And heads of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin rise, and the priests and the
Levites, even every one whose spirit God hath waked, to go up to build the house of
Jehovah, that [is] in Jerusalem;
Ezra 1 6
All those who were round about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold,
with goods, and with animals, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered.
And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with articles of silver, with
gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, besides all that was
willingly offered.
and all those round about them have strengthened [them] with their hands, with
vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things,
apart from all that hath been offered willingly.
Ezra 1 7
Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of Yahweh, which Nebuchadnezzar
had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put in the house of his gods;
And king Cyrus brought forth the vessels of the house of Jehovah, which Nebuchadnezzar
had brought forth out of Jerusalem and had put in the house of his god.
And the king Cyrus hath brought out the vessels of the house of Jehovah that
Nebuchadnezzar hath brought out of Jerusalem, and putteth them in the house of
his gods;
Ezra 1 8
even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and
numbered them to Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.
And Cyrus king of Persia brought them forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer,
who counted them out to Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah.
yea, Cyrus king of Persia bringeth them out by the hand of Mithredath the
treasurer, and numbereth them to Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah.
Ezra 1 9
This is the number of them: thirty platters of gold, one thousand platters of silver, twenty-nine
knives,
And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver,
nine-and-twenty knives,
And this [is] their number: dishes of gold thirty, dishes of silver a thousand,
knives nine and twenty,
Ezra 1 10
thirty bowls of gold, silver bowls of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels one
thousand.
thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second [sort] four hundred and ten, [and] other
vessels a thousand.
basins of gold thirty, basins of silver (seconds) four hundred and ten, other vessels
a thousand.
Ezra 1 11
All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did
Sheshbazzar bring up, when they of the captivity were brought up from Babylon to Jerusalem.
All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand four hundred. The whole did
Sheshbazzar bring up, when they of the captivity were brought up from Babylon to
Jerusalem.
All the vessels of gold and of silver [are] five thousand and four hundred; the
whole hath Sheshbazzar brought up with the going up of the removal from
Babylon to Jerusalem.
Ezra 2 1
Now these are the children of the province, who went up out of the captivity of those who had
been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and
who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his city;
And these are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity of those that
had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to
Babylon, and who came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one to his city,
And these [are] sons of the province who are going up -- of the captives of the
removal that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed to Babylon, and they turn
back to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his city --
Ezra 2 2
who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar,
Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Saraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan,
Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
who have come in with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah,
Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah: The number of the men of the
people of Israel:
Ezra 2 3
The children of Parosh, two thousand one hundred seventy-two.
The children of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two.
Sons of Parosh, two thousand a hundred seventy and two.
Ezra 2 4
The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy-two.
The children of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy-two.
Sons of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two.
Ezra 2 5
The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy-five.
The children of Arah, seven hundred and seventy-five.
Sons of Arah, seven hundred five and seventy.
Ezra 2 6
The children of Pahath-moab, of the children of Jeshua [and] Joab, two thousand eight hundred
twelve.
The children of Pahath-Moab, of the children of Jeshua [and] Joab, two thousand eight
hundred and twelve.
Sons of Pahath-Moab, of the sons of Jeshua, Joab, two thousand eight hundred and
twelve.
Ezra 2 7
The children of Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four.
The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred and fifty-four.
Sons of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
Ezra 2 8
The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty-five.
The children of Zattu, nine hundred and forty-five.
Sons of Zattu, nine hundred and forty and five.
Ezra 2 9
The children of Zaccai, seven hundred sixty.
The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty.
Sons of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty.
Ezra 2 10
The children of Bani, six hundred forty-two.
The children of Bani, six hundred and forty-two.
Sons of Bani, six hundred forty and two.
Ezra 2 11
The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty-three.
The children of Bebai, six hundred and twenty-three.
Sons of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three.
Ezra 2 12
The children of Azgad, one thousand two hundred twenty-two.
The children of Azgad, a thousand two hundred and twenty-two.
Sons of Azgad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two.
Ezra 2 13
The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty-six.
The children of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-six.
Sons of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six.
Ezra 2 14
The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty-six.
The children of Bigvai, two thousand and fifty-six.
Sons of Bigvai, two thousand fifty and six.
Ezra 2 15
The children of Adin, four hundred fifty-four.
The children of Adin, four hundred and fifty-four.
Sons of Adin, four hundred fifty and four.
Ezra 2 16
The children of Ater, of Hezekiah, ninety-eight.
The children of Ater of [the family of] Hezekiah, ninety-eight.
Sons of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight.
Ezra 2 17
The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty-three.
The children of Bezai, three hundred and twenty-three.
Sons of Bezai, three hundred twenty and three.
Ezra 2 18
The children of Jorah, one hundred twelve.
The children of Jorah, a hundred and twelve.
Sons of Jorah, a hundred and twelve.
Ezra 2 19
The children of Hashum, two hundred Twenty-three.
The children of Hashum, two hundred and twenty-three.
Sons of Hashum, two hundred twenty and three.
Ezra 2 20
The children of Gibbar, ninety-five.
The children of Gibbar, ninety-five.
Sons of Gibbar, ninety and five.
Ezra 2 21
The children of Beth-lehem, one hundred twenty-three.
The children of Bethlehem, a hundred and twenty-three.
Sons of Beth-Lehem, a hundred twenty and three.
Ezra 2 22
The men of Netophah, fifty-six.
The men of Netophah, fifty-six.
Men of Netophah, fifty and six.
Ezra 2 23
The men of Anathoth, one hundred twenty-eight.
The men of Anathoth, a hundred and twenty-eight.
Men of Anathoth, a hundred twenty and eight.
Ezra 2 24
The children of Azmaveth, forty-two.
The children of Azmaveth, forty-two.
Sons of Azmaveth, forty and two.
Ezra 2 25
The children of Kiriath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three.
The children of Kirjath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three.
Sons of Kirjath-Arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty and three.
Ezra 2 26
The children of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one.
The children of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one.
Sons of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty and one.
Ezra 2 27
The men of Michmas, one hundred twenty-two.
The men of Michmas, a hundred and twenty-two.
Men of Michmas, a hundred twenty and two.
Ezra 2 28
The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred twenty-three.
The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred and twenty-three.
Men of Beth-El and Ai, two hundred twenty and three.
Ezra 2 29
The children of Nebo, fifty-two.
The children of Nebo, fifty-two.
Sons of Nebo, fifty and two.
Ezra 2 30
The children of Magbish, one hundred fifty-six.
The children of Magbish, a hundred and fifty-six.
Sons of Magbish, a hundred fifty and six.
Ezra 2 31
The children of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four.
The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred and fifty-four.
Sons of another Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
Ezra 2 32
The children of Harim, three hundred twenty.
The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
Sons of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
Ezra 2 33
The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-five.
The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-five.
Sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and five.
Ezra 2 34
The children of Jericho, three hundred forty-five.
The children of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five.
Sons of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.
Ezra 2 35
The children of Senaah, three thousand six hundred thirty.
The children of Senaah, three thousand six hundred and thirty.
Sons of Senaah, three thousand and six hundred and thirty.
Ezra 2 36
The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy-three.
The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-
three.
The Priests: sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and
three.
Ezra 2 37
The children of Immer, one thousand fifty-two.
The children of Immer, a thousand and fifty-two.
Sons of Imner, a thousand fifty and two.
Ezra 2 38
The children of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred forty-seven.
The children of Pashhur, a thousand two hundred and forty-seven.
Sons of Pashhur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven.
Ezra 2 39
The children of Harim, one thousand seventeen.
The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
Sons of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
Ezra 2 40
The Levites: the children of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah, seventy-four.
The Levites: the children of Jeshua and of Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah, seventy-
four.
The Levites; sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodaviah, seventy and four.
Ezra 2 41
The singers: the children of Asaph, one hundred twenty-eight.
The singers: the children of Asaph, a hundred and twenty-eight.
The singers: sons of Asaph, a hundred twenty and eight.
Ezra 2 42
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 one hundred
thirty-nine.
The children of the doorkeepers: 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 a hundred and thirty-nine.
Sons of the gatekeepers; sons of Shallum, sons of Ater, sons of Talmon, sons of
Akkub, sons of Hatita, sons of Shobai, the whole [are] a hundred thirty and nine.
Ezra 2 43
The Nethinim: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
The Nethinim: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
The Nethinim: sons of Ziha, sons of Hasupha, sons of Tabbaoth,
Ezra 2 44
the children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of Padon,
the children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of Padon,
Sons of Keros, sons of Siaha, sons of Padon,
Ezra 2 45
the children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub,
the children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub,
Sons of Lebanah, sons of Hagabah, sons of Akkub,
Ezra 2 46
the children of Hagab, the children of Shamlai, the children of Hanan,
the children of Hagab, the children of Shamlai, the children of Hanan,
Sons of Hagab, sons of Shalmai, sons of Hanan,
Ezra 2 47
the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,
the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,
Sons of Giddel, sons of Gahar, sons of Reaiah,
Ezra 2 48
the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam,
the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam,
Sons of Rezin, sons of Nekoda, sons of Gazzam,
Ezra 2 49
the children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai,
the children of Uzza, the children of Phaseah, the children of Besai,
Sons of Uzza, sons of Paseah, sons of Besai,
Ezra 2 50
the children of Asnah, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephisim,
the children of Asnah, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephusim,
Sons of Asnah, sons of Mehunim, sons of Nephusim,
Ezra 2 51
the children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,
the children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,
Sons of Bakbuk, sons of Hakupha, sons of Harhur,
Ezra 2 52
the children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,
the children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,
Sons of Bazluth, sons of Mehida, sons of Harsha,
Ezra 2 53
the children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Temah,
the children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Thamah,
Sons of Barkos, sons of Sisera, sons of Thamah,
Ezra 2 54
the children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
the children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
Sons of Neziah, sons of Hatipha.
Ezra 2 55
The children of Solomon`s servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Hassophereth, the
children of Peruda,
The children of Solomon`s servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the
children of Peruda,
Sons of the servants of Solomon: sons of Sotai, sons of Sophereth, sons of Peruda,
Ezra 2 56
the children of Jaalah, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
the children of Jaalah, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
Sons of Jaalah, sons of Darkon, sons of Giddel,
Ezra 2 57
the children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the
children of Ami.
the children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth-Hazzebaim,
the children of Ami.
Sons of Shephatiah, sons of Hattil, sons of Pochereth of Zebaim, sons of Ami.
Ezra 2 58
All the Nethinim, and the children of Solomon`s servants, were three hundred ninety-two.
All the Nethinim and the children of Solomon`s servants, three hundred and ninety-two.
All the Nethinim, and the sons of the servants of Solomon [are] three hundred
ninety and two.
Ezra 2 59
These were those who went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, [and] Immer; but they
could not show their fathers` houses, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:
And these are they that went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub-Addan, Immer; but
they could not shew their fathers` house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel.
And these [are] those going up from Tel-Melah, Tel-Harsa, Cherub, Addan, Immer,
and they have not been able to declare the house of their fathers, and their seed,
whether they [are] of Israel:
Ezra 2 60
the children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty-two.
The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobijah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred and
fifty-two.
sons of Delaiah, sons of Tobiah, sons of Nekoda, six hundred fifty and two.
Ezra 2 61
Of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Hakkoz, the children of
Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their
name.
And of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the
children of Barzillai; who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and
was called after their name.
And of the sons of the priests: sons of Habaiah, sons of Koz, sons of Barzillai (who
took from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite a wife, and is called by their
name;)
Ezra 2 62
These sought their register [among] those who were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not
found: therefore were they deemed polluted and put from the priesthood.
These sought their genealogical register, but they were not found; therefore were they,
as polluted, removed from the priesthood.
these have sought their register among those reckoning themselves by genealogy,
and they have not been found, and they are redeemed from the priesthood,
Ezra 2 63
The governor said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, until there stood up
a priest with Urim and with Thummim.
And the Tirshatha said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there
stood up a priest with Urim and with Thummim.
and the Tirshatha saith to them, that they eat not of the most holy things till the
standing up of a priest with Urim and with Thummim.
Ezra 2 64
The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred sixty,
The whole congregation together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,
All the assembly together [is] four myriad two thousand three hundred sixty,
Ezra 2 65
besides their men-servants and their maid-servants, of whom there were seven thousand three
hundred thirty-seven: and they had two hundred singing men and singing women.
besides their servants and their maids, of whom there were seven thousand three
hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred singing men and singing women.
apart from their servants and their handmaids; these [are] seven thousand three
hundred thirty and seven: and of them [are] singers and songstresses two hundred.
Ezra 2 66
Their horses were seven hundred thirty-six; their mules, two hundred forty-five;
Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six; their mules two hundred and forty-five;
Their horses [are] seven hundred thirty and six, their mules, two hundred forty
and five,
Ezra 2 67
their camels, four hundred thirty-five; [their] donkeys, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
their camels four hundred and thirty-five; the asses six thousand seven hundred and
twenty.
their camels, four hundred thirty and five, asses, six thousand seven hundred and
twenty.
Ezra 2 68
Some of the heads of fathers` [houses], when they came to the house of Yahweh which is in
Jerusalem, offered willingly for the house of God to set it up in its place:
And some of the chief fathers, when they came to the house of Jehovah which is at
Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of God to set it up in its place.
And some of the heads of the fathers in their coming in to the house of Jehovah
that [is] in Jerusalem, have offered willingly for the house of God, to establish it
on its base;
Ezra 2 69
they gave after their ability into the treasury of the work sixty-one thousand darics of gold, and
five thousand pounds of silver, and one hundred priests` garments.
They gave after their ability to the treasure of the work sixty-one thousand darics of
gold, and five thousand pounds of silver, and one hundred priests` coats.
according to their power they have given to the treasure of the work; of gold,
drams six myriads and a thousand, and of silver, pounds five thousand, and of
priests` coats, a hundred.
Ezra 2 70
So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the
Nethinim, lived in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
And the priests, and the Levites, and [some] of the people, and the singers, and the
doorkeepers, and the Nethinim dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
And the priests dwell, and the Levites, and of the people, and the singers, and the
gatekeepers, and the Nethinim, in their cities; even all Israel in their cities.
Ezra 3 1
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.
And when the seventh month came, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the
people gathered together as one man to Jerusalem.
And the seventh month cometh, and the sons of Israel [are] in the cities, and the
people are gathered, as one men, unto Jerusalem.
Ezra 3 2
Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brothers the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of
Shealtiel, and his brothers, and built 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.
Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the
son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer up
burnt-offerings on it, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
And rise doth Jeshua son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel
son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and they build the altar of the God of Israel, to
cause to ascend upon it burnt-offerings, as it is written in the law of Moses, the
man of God.
Ezra 3 3
They set the altar on its base; for fear was on them because of the peoples of the countries: and
they offered burnt offerings thereon to Yahweh, even burnt offerings morning and evening.
And they set the altar on its base; for fear was upon them because of the people of the
countries; and they offered up burnt-offerings on it to Jehovah, the morning and evening
burnt-offerings.
And they establish the altar on its bases, because of the fear upon them of the
peoples of the lands, and he causeth burnt-offerings to ascend upon it to Jehovah,
burnt-offerings for the morning and for the evening.
Ezra 3 4
They kept the feast of tents, as it is written, and [offered] the daily burnt offerings by number,
according to the ordinance, as the duty of every day required;
And they held the feast of tabernacles as it is written, and [offered] daily burnt-offerings
by number, according to the ordinance, as the duty of every day required;
And they make the feast of the booths as it is written, and the burnt-offering of
the day daily in number according to the ordinance, the matter of a day in its day;
Ezra 3 5
and afterward the continual burnt-offering, and [the offerings] of the new moons, and of all the
set feasts of Yahweh that were consecrated, and of everyone who willingly offered a freewill-
offering to Yahweh.
and afterwards the continual burnt-offering, and those of the new moons, and of all the
set feasts of Jehovah that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a
voluntary offering to Jehovah.
and after this a continual burnt-offering, and for new moons, and for all
appointed seasons of Jehovah that are sanctified; and for every one who is
willingly offering a willing-offering to Jehovah.
Ezra 3 6
From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings to Yahweh: but the
foundation of the temple of Yahweh was not yet laid.
From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer up burnt-offerings to Jehovah.
But the foundation of the temple of Jehovah was not [yet] laid.
From the first day of the seventh month they have begun to cause burnt-offerings
to ascend to Jehovah, and the temple of Jehovah hath not been founded,
Ezra 3 7
They gave money also to the masons, and to the carpenters; and food, and drink, and oil, to them
of Sidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar-trees from Lebanon to the sea, to Joppa, according
to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
And they gave money to the masons and to the carpenters; and meat and drink and oil to
the Zidonians and to the Tyrians, to bring cedar-trees from Lebanon to the sea at Joppa,
according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
and they give money to hewers and to artificers, and food, and drink, and oil to
Zidonians and to Tyrians, to bring in cedar-trees from Lebanon unto the sea of
Joppa, according to the permission of Cyrus king of Persia concerning them.
Ezra 3 8
Now in the second year of their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month,
began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the rest of their
brothers the priests and the Levites, and all those who were come out of the captivity to
Jerusalem, and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to have the oversight
of the work of the house of Yahweh.
And in the second year of their coming to 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 had come out of
the captivity to Jerusalem; and they appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and
upward, to superintend the work of the house of Jehovah.
And in the second year of their coming in unto the house of God, to Jerusalem, in
the second month, began Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua son of Jozadak,
and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all those
coming from the captivity to Jerusalem, and they appoint the Levites from a son
of twenty years and upward, to overlook the work of the house of Jehovah.
Ezra 3 9
Then stood Jeshua with his sons and his brothers, Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah,
together, to have the oversight of the workmen in the house of God: the sons of Henadad, with
their sons and their brothers the Levites.
And Jeshua stood up, his sons and his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, as
one [man], to superintend the workmen in the house of God; [also] the sons of Henadad,
their sons and their brethren, the Levites.
And Jeshua standeth, [and] his sons, and his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, sons
of Judah together, to overlook those doing the work in the house of God; the sons of
Henadad, [and] their sons and their brethren the Levites.
Ezra 3 10
When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of Yahweh, they set the priests in their
clothing with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise Yahweh, after
the order of David king of Israel.
And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of Jehovah, they set the priests
in their apparel, with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to
praise Jehovah according to the directions of David king of Israel.
And those building have founded the temple of Jehovah, and they appoint the
priests, clothed, with trumpets, and the Levites, sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to
praise Jehovah, by means of [the instruments of] David king of Israel.
Ezra 3 11
They sang one to another in praising and giving thanks to Yahweh, [saying], For he is good, for
his lovingkindness endures forever toward Israel. All the people shouted with a great shout,
when they praised Yahweh, because the foundation of the house of Yahweh was laid.
And they sang alternately together in praising and giving thanks to Jehovah: For he is
good, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever toward Israel. And all the people
shouted with a great shout to the praise of Jehovah, because the foundation of the house
of Jehovah was laid.
And they respond in praising and in giving thanks to Jehovah, for good, for to the
age His kindness [is] over Israel, and all the people have shouted -- a great shout --
in giving praise to Jehovah, because the house of Jehovah hath been founded.
Ezra 3 12
But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers` [houses], the old men who 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:
But many of the priests and Levites and chief fathers, the ancient men that had seen the
first house, wept with a loud voice, [when] the foundation of this house was laid in their
sight; and many shouted aloud for joy.
And many of the priests, and the Levites, and the heads of the fathers, the aged
men who had seen the first house -- in this house being founded before their eyes -
- are weeping with a loud voice, and many with a shout, in joy, lifting up the
voice;
Ezra 3 13
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.
And 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 great shout, and the noise was heard
afar off.
and the people are not discerning the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of
the weeping of the people, for the people are shouting -- a great shout -- and the

noise hath been heard unto a distance.


Study Questions


What Persian king was appointed to build a house in Jerusalem for the God of heaven? 1:1-2

What articles did king Cyrus give for the house of the LORD 1:7-11

Who had the most sons (who returned) to Israel? 2:35

Who built an altar for the burnt offering? 3:2

What two sounds were heard when the foundation of the temple was laid? 3:10-13