Then sent I for Eli-e'zer, for A'ri-el, for Shemai'ah, and for Elna'than, and for Jarib, and for Elna'than, and for Nathan, and for Zechari'ah, and for Meshul'lam, chief men; also for Joi'arib, and for Elna'than, men of understanding.
And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the place Casiphi'a, and I told them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Neth'inim, at the place Casiphi'a, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.
For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.
and weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counselors, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered:
¶ Then we departed from the river of Aha'va on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.
Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and the vessels weighed in the house of our God by the hand of Mer'emoth the son of Uri'ah the priest; and with him was Ele-a'zar the son of Phin'ehas; and with them was Joz'abad the son of Jesh'u-a, and Noadi'ah the son of Bin'nu-i, Levites;
¶ Also the children of those that had been carried away, which were come out of the captivity, offered burnt offerings unto the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety and six rams, seventy and seven lambs, twelve he goats for a sin offering: all this was a burnt offering unto the LORD.