“Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts(A) them to give.

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70 Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 darics[a] of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests. 71 Some of the heads of the families(A) gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 darics[b] of gold and 2,200 minas[c] of silver.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 7:70 That is, about 19 pounds or about 8.4 kilograms
  2. Nehemiah 7:71 That is, about 375 pounds or about 170 kilograms; also in verse 72
  3. Nehemiah 7:71 That is, about 1 1/3 tons or about 1.2 metric tons

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