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Ezra 8:24-30 English Standard Version (ESV)

Priests to Guard Offerings

24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests: Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their kinsmen with them. 25 And I weighed out to them the silver and the gold and the vessels, the offering for the house of our God that the king and his counselors and his lords and all Israel there present had offered. 26 I weighed out into their hand 650 talents[a] of silver, and silver vessels worth 200 talents,[b] and 100 talents of gold, 27 20 bowls of gold worth 1,000 darics,[c] and two vessels of fine bright bronze as precious as gold. 28 And I said to them, “You are holy to the Lord, and the vessels are holy, and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the Lord, the God of your fathers. 29 Guard them and keep them until you weigh them before the chief priests and the Levites and the heads of fathers' houses in Israel at Jerusalem, within the chambers of the house of the Lord.” 30 So the priests and the Levites took over the weight of the silver and the gold and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem, to the house of our God.

Footnotes:

  1. Ezra 8:26 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms
  2. Ezra 8:26 Revocalization; the number is missing in the Masoretic Text
  3. Ezra 8:27 A daric was a coin weighing about 1/4 ounce or 8.5 grams
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Ezra 8:24-30 New International Version (NIV)

24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, namely, Sherebiah, Hashabiah and ten of their brothers, 25 and I weighed out to them the offering of silver and gold and the articles that the king, his advisers, his officials and all Israel present there had donated for the house of our God. 26 I weighed out to them 650 talents[a] of silver, silver articles weighing 100 talents,[b] 100 talents[c] of gold, 27 20 bowls of gold valued at 1,000 darics,[d] and two fine articles of polished bronze, as precious as gold.

28 I said to them, “You as well as these articles are consecrated to the Lord. The silver and gold are a freewill offering to the Lord, the God of your ancestors. 29 Guard them carefully until you weigh them out in the chambers of the house of the Lord in Jerusalem before the leading priests and the Levites and the family heads of Israel.” 30 Then the priests and Levites received the silver and gold and sacred articles that had been weighed out to be taken to the house of our God in Jerusalem.

Footnotes:

  1. Ezra 8:26 That is, about 24 tons or about 22 metric tons
  2. Ezra 8:26 That is, about 3 3/4 tons or about 3.4 metric tons
  3. Ezra 8:26 That is, about 3 3/4 tons or about 3.4 metric tons
  4. Ezra 8:27 That is, about 19 pounds or about 8.4 kilograms
New International Version (NIV)

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