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EZR 8:19 And Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari,
his brethren and their sons, twenty;
EZR 8:20 Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had
appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty
Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.
EZR 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we
might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for
us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
EZR 8:22 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
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