Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Ezra 8:34

Everything was numbered and weighed, and all the weight was recorded at that time.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Levites;   Liberality;   Temple;  
Dictionaries:
Holman Bible Dictionary - Ezra, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ezra;   Johanan;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Babylonish Captivity, the;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

By number and by weight of everyone,.... They were delivered in by tale and weight, which exactly agreed to the number and weight in which they received them:

and all the weight was written at that time; an account was taken in writing, and laid up, that it might not only be known hereafter what freewill offerings had been made in Babylon, but that it might be a voucher for the fidelity and integrity of those that brought them, should it ever be called in question.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:34". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ezra-8.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ezra 8:34 By number [and] by weight of every one: and all the weight was written at that time.

Ver. 34. By number and by weight, &c.] In reference to this text, let thy confession be full, saith a reverend man; bring out thy sins as those in Ezra did the vessels of the temple, by number and by weight. 1. By number, Leviticus 16:21. Aaron was to confess over the scape-goat all the iniquities of the children of Israel 2. By weight he was to confess all their transgressions in all their sins; that is, laying open how many transgressions were wrapped up in their various sins and their circumstances.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:34". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ezra-8.html. 1865-1868.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

Ezra 8:34

‘The whole by number and by weight, and all the weight was written at that time.’

Full records were kept of both the vessels and ingots by number, and also by weight, and everything that was brought and handed over was recorded by weight. It is probable that Ezra knew that he would have to report back details of the handing over, and written proof that he had done so. Indeed these two chapters may heave been written up from that report.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Ezra 8:34". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/ezra-8.html. 2013.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Ezra 8:34. All the weight was written at that time — There was a public record made of it; and the persons before mentioned, who brought the money and the vessels, were discharged by a public instrument signed by them that received it.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Ezra 8:34". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/ezra-8.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

By number and by weight of every one: or, the whole by number and weight.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezra 8:34". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/ezra-8.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(34) By number and by weight.—The number of the vessels and the weight of the ingots were recorded and laid up for security.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:34". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/ezra-8.html. 1905.