All these gold and silver vessels totaled 5,400. 1 Sheshbazzar brought them all along when the captives were brought up from Babylon to Jerusalem.
Leave! Leave! Get out of there! Don’t touch anything unclean! Get out of it! Stay pure, you who carry the Lord’s holy items! 1
Damascus was your trade partner because of the abundance of your goods and of all your wealth: wine from Helbon, white wool from Zahar,
They traded with you choice garments, purple clothes and embroidered work, and multicolored carpets, bound and reinforced with cords; these were among your merchandise.
Then Haggai asked, “If a person who is ritually unclean because of touching a dead body 1 comes in contact with one of these items, will it become unclean?” The priests answered, “It will be unclean.”
Eat anything that is sold in the marketplace without questions of conscience,
Now in giving the following instruction I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse.
and have been clothed with the new man 1 that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it.
King Jehoash of Judah collected all the sacred items that his ancestors Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, and Ahaziah, kings of Judah, had consecrated, as well as his own sacred items and all the gold that could be found in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple and the royal palace. He sent it all 1 to King Hazael of Syria, who then withdrew 2 from Jerusalem.
Every 1 woman will ask her neighbor and the one who happens to be staying 2 in her house for items of silver and gold 3 and for clothing. You will put these articles on your sons and daughters – thus you will plunder Egypt!” 4
“When a person sins and commits a trespass 1 against the Lord by deceiving his fellow citizen 2 in regard to something held in trust, or a pledge, or something stolen, or by extorting something from his fellow citizen, 3
You must by all means 1 return to him at sunset the item he gave you as security so that he may sleep in his outer garment and bless you for it; it will be considered a just 2 deed by the Lord your God.
Nebuchadnezzar 1 took from there all the riches in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple and of the royal palace. He removed all the gold items which King Solomon of Israel had made for the Lord’s temple, just as the Lord had warned.
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron and his descendants were chosen on a permanent basis to consecrate the most holy items, to offer sacrifices before the Lord, to serve him, and to praise his name. 1
Their job was to help Aaron’s descendants in the service of the Lord’s temple. They were to take care of the courtyards, the rooms, ceremonial purification of all holy items, and other jobs related to the service of God’s temple. 1
Shelomith 1 and his relatives were in charge of all the storehouses containing the consecrated items dedicated by King David, the family leaders who led units of a thousand and a hundred, and the army officers.
He made ten washing basins; he put five on the south side and five on the north side. In them they rinsed the items used for burnt sacrifices; the priests washed in “The Sea.”