son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the chief priest. This Ezra went up from Babylon, and he was a (A)scribe skilled in the law of Moses, which the Lord God of Israel had given; and the king granted him all [a]he requested (B)because the hand of the Lord his God was upon him. (C)Some of the sons of Israel and some of the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers and the temple servants went up to Jerusalem in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes.

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  1. Ezra 7:6 Lit his request