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18 Due to the fact that the good hand of our God was on us, they brought us a skilled man, from the descendants of Mahli the son of Levi son of Israel. This man was Sherebiah,[a] who was accompanied by his sons and brothers,[b] 18 men;

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  1. Ezra 8:18 tn Heb “and Sherebiah.” The words “this man was” are not in the Hebrew text, but have been supplied in the translation for clarity and for stylistic reasons.
  2. Ezra 8:18 tn Or “relatives” (so CEV; NRSV “kin”); also in v. 19.