Ezra 10

EZRA CHAPTER 10 The People’s Confession of Sin  1 While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites—men, women and children—gathered around him. They too wept bitterly. 2 Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, one of the descendants of...

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Ezra’s 9

EZRA CHAPTER   9 Ezra’s Prayer About Intermarriage  1 After these things had been done, the leaders came to me and said, “The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighboring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites,...

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Ezra 8

EZRA CHAPTER 8 List of the Family Heads Returning With Ezra  1 These are the family heads and those registered with them who came up with me from Babylon during the reign of King Artaxerxes:  2 of the descendants of Phinehas, Gershom;        of the descendants of Ithamar, Daniel;       ...

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Ezra 7

EZRA CHAPTER 7 Ezra Comes to Jerusalem  1 After these things, during the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah, 2 the son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub, 3 the son of Amariah, the...

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Ezra 6

EZRA CHAPTER  6 The Decree of Darius for the Temple to be Rebuilt  1 King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives stored in the treasury at Babylon.  2 A scroll was found in the citadel of Ecbatana in the province of Media, and this was...

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Ezra 5

EZRA CHAPTER  5 Tattenai’s Letter to Darius 1 Now Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the prophet, a descendant of Iddo, prophesied to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, who was over them.  2 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of...

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Ezra 4

EZRA CHAPTER 4 Opposition to the Rebuilding of the Temple  1 When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were building a temple for the LORD, the God of Israel, 2 they came to Zerubbabel and to the heads of the families and said, “Let us help...

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Ezra 3

EZRA CHAPTER 3 Rebuilding the Altar and the Remple 1 When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns, the people assembled as one man in Jerusalem. 2 Then Jeshua son of Jozadak and his fellow priests and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and his associates began...

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Ezra 2

EZRA CHAPTER 2  The List of the Exiles Who Returned  1 Now these are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive to Babylon (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town, 2...

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Ezra 1

EZRA CHAPTER 1 Cyrus Helps the Exiles to Return 1 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah, the LORD moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and to...

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