70 Some of the family leaders gave gifts for the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 gold coins,[a] 50 gold basins, and 530 robes for the priests.71 The other leaders gave to the treasury a total of 20,000 gold coins[b] and some 2,750 pounds[c] of silver for the work.72 The rest of the people gave 20,000 gold coins, about 2,500 pounds[d] of silver, and 67 robes for the priests.
73 So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Temple servants, and some of the common people settled near Jerusalem. The rest of the people returned to their own towns throughout Israel.
Ezra Reads the Law
In October,[e] when the Israelites had settled in their towns,
7:70Hebrew 1,000 darics of gold, about 19 pounds or 8.6 kilograms in weight.
7:71aHebrew 20,000 darics of gold, about 375 pounds or 170 kilograms in weight; also in 7:72.
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