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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Online Bible | NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

The Book of Ezra

Chapters

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Outline of Contents

  • 1

    • King Cyrus’ decree to rebuild the temple (1-4)

    • Preparations for exiles’ return from Babylon (5-11)

  • 2

    • List of exiles who returned (1-67)

      • Temple servants (43-54)

      • Sons of the servants of Solomon (55-57)

    • Voluntary offerings for the temple (68-70)

  • 3

    • Altar rebuilt and sacrifices offered (1-7)

    • The temple rebuilding begins (8, 9)

    • Temple foundation laid (10-13)

  • 4

    • Opposition to rebuilding the temple (1-6)

    • Enemies send complaint to King Artaxerxes (7-16)

    • Artaxerxes’ reply (17-22)

    • Temple construction halted (23-24)

  • 5

    • The Jews resume temple building (1-5)

    • Tattenai’s letter to King Darius (6-17)

  •  6

    • Darius’ investigation and decree (1-12)

    • Temple completed and inaugurated (13-18)

    • Passover observed (19-22)

  • 7

    • Ezra comes to Jerusalem (1-10)

    • Artaxerxes’ letter to Ezra (11-26)

    • Ezra praises Jehovah (27-28)

  • 8

    • List of those returning with Ezra (1-14)

    • Preparations for the journey (15-30)

    • Departure from Babylon and arrival in Jerusalem (31-36)

  • 9

    • Intermarriage in Israel (1-4)

    • Ezra’s prayer of confession (5-15)

  • 10

    • Covenant to send away foreign wives (1-14)

    • Foreign wives dismissed (15-44)