Week 26: Conviction Under Fire | Day 3

Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of Conviction Under Fire
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Daniel 6:26-27 and Daniel 9:19

Week 26: Day 3

Please watch the second part of Conviction Under Fire today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Ezra 1-2

1:1 In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in fulfillment of the Lord’s message spoken through Jeremiah, the Lord motivated King Cyrus of Persia to issue a proclamation throughout his kingdom and also to put it in writing. It read: 2“This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: “‘The Lord God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has appointed me to build a temple for him in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3Anyone of his people among you (may his God be with him!) may go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and may build the temple of the Lord God of Israel—he is the God who is in Jerusalem. 4Anyone who survives in any of those places where he is a resident foreigner must be helped by his neighbors with silver, gold, equipment, and animals, along with voluntary offerings for the temple of God which is in Jerusalem.’” 5Then the leaders of Judah and Benjamin, along with the priests and the Levites—all those whose mind God had stirred—got ready to go up in order to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. 6All their neighbors assisted them with silver utensils, gold, equipment, animals, and expensive gifts, not to mention all the voluntary offerings. 7Then King Cyrus brought out the vessels of the Lord’s temple which Nebuchadnezzar had brought from Jerusalem and had displayed in the temple of his gods. 8King Cyrus of Persia entrusted them to Mithredath the treasurer, who counted them out to Sheshbazzar the leader of the Judahite exiles. 9The inventory of these items was as follows: 30 gold basins, 1,000 silver basins, 29 silver utensils, 1030 gold bowls, 410 other silver bowls, and 1,000 other vessels. 11All these gold and silver vessels totaled 5,400. Sheshbazzar brought them all along when the captives were brought up from Babylon to Jerusalem. 2:1 These are the people of the province who were going up, from the captives of the exile whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had forced into exile in Babylon. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own city. 2They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. The number of Israelites was as follows: 3the descendants of Parosh: 2,172; 4the descendants of Shephatiah: 372; 5the descendants of Arah: 775; 6the descendants of Pahath Moab (from the line of Jeshua and Joab): 2,812; 7the descendants of Elam: 1,254; 8the descendants of Zattu: 945; 9the descendants of Zaccai: 760; 10the descendants of Bani: 642; 11the descendants of Bebai: 623; 12the descendants of Azgad: 1,222; 13the descendants of Adonikam: 666; 14the descendants of Bigvai: 2,056; 15the descendants of Adin: 454; 16the descendants of Ater (through Hezekiah): 98; 17the descendants of Bezai: 323; 18the descendants of Jorah: 112; 19the descendants of Hashum: 223; 20the descendants of Gibbar: 95. 21The men of Bethlehem: 123; 22the men of Netophah: 56; 23the men of Anathoth: 128; 24the men of the family of Azmaveth: 42; 25the men of Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth: 743; 26the men of Ramah and Geba: 621; 27the men of Micmash: 122; 28the men of Bethel and Ai: 223; 29the descendants of Nebo: 52; 30the descendants of Magbish: 156; 31the descendants of the other Elam: 1,254; 32the descendants of Harim: 320; 33the men of Lod, Hadid, and Ono: 725; 34the men of Jericho: 345; 35the descendants of Senaah: 3,630. 36The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah (through the family of Jeshua): 973; 37the descendants of Immer: 1,052; 38the descendants of Pashhur: 1,247; 39the descendants of Harim: 1,017. 40The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel (through the line of Hodaviah): 74. 41The singers: the descendants of Asaph: 128. 42The gatekeepers: the descendants of Shallum, the descendants of Ater, the descendants of Talmon, the descendants of Akkub, the descendants of Hatita, and the descendants of Shobai: 139. 43The temple servants: the descendants of Ziha, the descendants of Hasupha, the descendants of Tabbaoth, 44the descendants of Keros, the descendants of Siaha, the descendants of Padon, 45the descendants of Lebanah, the descendants of Hagabah, the descendants of Akkub, 46the descendants of Hagab, the descendants of Shalmai, the descendants of Hanan, 47the descendants of Giddel, the descendants of Gahar, the descendants of Reaiah, 48the descendants of Rezin, the descendants of Nekoda, the descendants of Gazzam, 49the descendants of Uzzah, the descendants of Paseah, the descendants of Besai, 50the descendants of Asnah, the descendants of Meunim, the descendants of Nephussim, 51the descendants of Bakbuk, the descendants of Hakupha, the descendants of Harhur, 52the descendants of Bazluth, the descendants of Mehida, the descendants of Harsha, 53the descendants of Barkos, the descendants of Sisera, the descendants of Temah, 54the descendants of Neziah, and the descendants of Hatipha. 55The descendants of the servants of Solomon: the descendants of Sotai, the descendants of Hassophereth, the descendants of Peruda, 56the descendants of Jaala, the descendants of Darkon, the descendants of Giddel, 57the descendants of Shephatiah, the descendants of Hattil, the descendants of Pokereth Hazzebaim, and the descendants of Ami. 58All the temple servants and the descendants of the servants of Solomon: 392. 59These are the ones that came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon, and Immer (although they were unable to certify their family connection or their ancestry, as to whether they really were from Israel): 60the descendants of Delaiah, the descendants of Tobiah, and the descendants of Nekoda: 652. 61And from among the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, the descendants of Hakkoz, and the descendants of Barzillai (who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name). 62They searched for their records in the genealogical materials, but did not find them. They were therefore excluded from the priesthood. 63The governor instructed them not to eat any of the sacred food until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim. 64The entire group numbered 42,360, 65not counting their male and female servants, who numbered 7,337. They also had 200 male and female singers 66and 736 horses, 245 mules, 67435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys. 68When they came to the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem, some of the family leadersoffered voluntary offerings for the temple of God in order to rebuild it on its site. 69As they were able, they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 drachmas of gold, 5,000 minas of silver, and 100 priestly robes. 70The priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants lived in their towns, and all the rest of Israel lived in their towns. (NET Bible)

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