5 son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron, priest at the beginning (the chief priest, or the High Priest), this Ezra was (serving God) in the realm of Artaxerxes, king of Persia;
6 that Ezra went up from Babylon, and he was a swift writer in the law of Moses (this Ezra left Babylon, and he was a writer, or a teacher, learned in the Law of Moses), which the Lord God of Israel gave; and the king gave to him all his asking, by the good hand of his Lord God on him.
7 And in the seventh year of Artaxerxes (the) king, there went up into Jerusalem men of the sons of Israel, and of the sons of priests, and of the sons of deacons, and of singers, and of porters, and of Nethinims. (And in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes, some men of the Israelites, and of the sons of the priests, and of the sons of the Levites, and some of the singers, and the guards, or the doorkeepers, and the Temple workers, went up with Ezra to Jerusalem.)Read full chapter