SEV Biblia, Chapter 7:24 Y a vosotros os hacemos saber, que a todos los sacerdotes y levitas, cantores, porteros, netineos y ministros de la casa de éste Dios, ninguno pueda imponerles tributo, o pecho, o renta.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ezra 7:24 Verse 24. It shall not be lawful to impose toll] As these persons had no private revenues, it would have been unreasonable to have laid them under taxation.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 24. Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God , etc.] The king had a right and perfect knowledge of the distinct offices and services of those persons, (see Ezra 7:7), it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them ; that they might be the less encumbered with the affairs of life, and be more at leisure to attend divine service, and do it the more readily and freely; it was usual with the Heathens to except ecclesiastics from taxes, tributes, and imposts; so the priests in Egypt f80 , and the Druids here in Britain f81 .
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 11-26 - The liberality of heathen kings to support the worship of God reproached the conduct of many kings of Judah, and will rise up i judgment against the covetousness of wealthy professed Christians, wh will not promote the cause of God. But the weapons of Christia ministers are not carnal. Faithful preaching, holy lives, ferven prayers, and patient suffering when called to it, are the means to bring men into obedience to Christ.
Original Hebrew ולכם מהודעין 3046 די 1768 כל 3606 כהניא 3549 ולויא 3879 זמריא 2171 תרעיא 8652 נתיניא 5412 ופלחי 6399 בית 1005 אלהא 426 דנה 1836 מנדה 4061 בלו 1093 והלך 1983 לא 3809 שׁליט 7990 למרמא 7412 עליהם׃ 5922