Abishua’s son, Phinehas’s son,

Eleazar’s son, the chief priest Aaron’s son(A)

—came up from Babylon. He was a scribe skilled in the law of Moses,(B) which the Lord, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he requested(C) because the hand of the Lord his God was on him.(D) Some of the Israelites, priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, and temple servants(E) accompanied him to Jerusalem in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes.

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