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.

Other Translations of Ezra 8:20

New International Version

20 They also brought 220 of the temple servants-a body that David and the officials had established to assist the Levites. All were registered by name.

English Standard Version

20 besides 220 of the temple servants, whom David and his officials had set apart to attend the Levites. These were all mentioned by name.

The Message

20 And then there were 220 temple servants, descendants of the temple servants that David and the princes had assigned to help the Levites in their work. They were all signed up by name.

New King James Version

20 also of the Nethinim, whom David and the leaders had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim. All of them were designated by name.

New Living Translation

20 and 220 Temple servants. The Temple servants were assistants to the Levites-a group of Temple workers first instituted by King David and his officials. They were all listed by name.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezra 8:20

Commentary on Ezra 8:1-20

(Read Ezra 8:1-20)

Ezra assembles the outcasts of Israel, and the dispersed of Judah. God raised up the spirits of a small remnant to accompany him. What a pity that good men should omit a good work, for want of being spoken to!