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Ezra 2:69

    Ezra 2:69 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They gave after their ability to the treasure of the work three score and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    they gave after their ability into the treasury of the work threescore and one thousand darics of gold, and five thousand pounds of silver, and one hundred priests garments.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Every one, as he was able, gave for the work sixty-one thousand darics of gold, five thousand pounds of silver and a hundred priests' robes.

    Webster's Revision

    they gave after their ability into the treasury of the work threescore and one thousand darics of gold, and five thousand pounds of silver, and one hundred priests garments.

    World English Bible

    they gave after their ability into the treasury of the work sixty-one thousand darics of gold, and five thousand minas of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    they gave after their ability into the treasury of the work threescore and one thousand darics of gold, and five thousand pounds of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.

    Definitions for Ezra 2:69

    Threescore - Sixty.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezra 2:69

    Threescore and one thousand drams of gold - דרכמונים darkemonim, drakmons or darics; a Persian coin, always of gold, and worth about 1. 5s., not less than 76,250 sterling in gold.

    Five thousand pounds of silver - מנים manim, manehs or minas. As a weight, the maneh was 100 shekels; as a coin, 60 shekels in value, or about 9.; 5000 of these manehs therefore will amount to 45,000, making in the whole a sum of about 120,000; and in this are not included the 100 garments for priests.

    Thus we find that God, in the midst of judgment, remembered mercy, and gave them favor in the land of their captivity.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezra 2:69

    The numbers here and in Nehemiah (see the marginal reference) vary.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezra 2:69

    2:69 Sixty one thousand drams - Sixty one thousand drams of gold amount to something more than so many pounds of our money. So bishop Cumberland, who likewise supposes five thousand pounds of silver, to be about thirty seven thousand pounds sterling.