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    1 Ezra goes up to Jerusalem. 11 The gracious commission of Artaxerxes to Ezra. 27 Ezra blesses God for this favor. VERSE 1 - A.M. 3547. B.C. 457. Artaxerxes. * :12,21; 6:14 Ne 2:1 - Ezra. * :10; 8:1-44 10:44 Ne 8:2-9 - Seraiah. * 2Ki 25:18 1Ch 6:4-14; 9:11 Ne 11:11 Jer 52:24-27 - Hilkiah. * 2Ki 22:4,8 2Ch 34:9,15 VERSE 2 - Zadok * 2Sa 8:17 1Ki 2:35 VERSE 3 - Amariah. i.e., whom Jehovah spoke of; the saying of Jehovah. <\\S#568h\\>. * :3; 10:42 1Ch 6:7,11,52; 23:19 Ne 10:3; 11:4; 12:2,13 Zep 1:1 - Azariah. i.e., help of Jah. * :1 - Meraioth. i.e., high places. * Ne 12:15 VERSE 4 - Zerahiah. i.e., whom Jehovah caused to rise; rising of Jah; rising of light of the Lord. <\\S#2228h\\>. * :4; 8:4 1Ch 6:6,51 - Uzzi. i.e., my strength. * 1Ch 6:5 - Bukki. i.e., cast off by Jah. * Nu 34:22 VERSE 5 - Phinehas * Ex 6:25 Nu 25:7-13; 31:6 Jos 22:13,31 Jud 20:28 1Ch 6:4,50-52 * Ps 106:30,31 - Eleazar * Le 10:6,12,16 Nu 3:32; 20:25-28; 27:2; 31:31,54 Jos 14:1; 24:33 * 1Ch 24:1-6 - chief priest * 2Ch 19:11; 26:20 Heb 5:4 VERSE 6 - a ready. {Sopher mahir} does not merely signify a speedy writer, or an excellent penman, but one eminently skilful in expounding the law, {sophro chochmo,} "a wise scribe," as the Syriac renders. * :11,12,21 Ps 45:1 Mt 13:52 - scribe. * Ne 8:4,9,13; 12:26,36 Jer 8:8 1Co 1:20 - the law. * De 4:5; 28:1 Mt 28:20 1Co 15:1 1Th 4:1,2 - granted him. * :11-26 - according to. * :9,28; 6:22; 8:18,22,31 Ge 32:28 Ne 1:10,11; 2:8,12,18; 4:15 * Pr 3:6 Isa 50:2; 59:1 VERSE 7 - the children. * Ezr 8:1-14 - the Levites. * Ezr 2:40,41; 8:15-20 - singers. * 1Ch 6:31-48; 25:1-8 - porters. * Ezr 2:42 1Ch 9:17-27 Ne 7:45 - Nethinims. * :24; 2:43-70; 8:20 Ne 7:46-73; 10:28 - Artaxerxes. * :11,12; 6:14; 8:1 Ne 2:1 VERSE 8 VERSE 9 - began he to go up. Heb. was the foundation of the going up. according to. * :6 Ne 2:8,18 VERSE 10 - prepared. * 1Sa 7:3 1Ch 29:18 2Ch 12:14; 19:3 Job 11:13 Ps 10:17; 57:7 - the law. * :6 Ps 1:2; 19:7; 119:45,96-100 - to do it. * De 16:12 Mt 5:19; 7:24 Joh 13:17 Re 22:14 - and to teach. * :25 De 33:10 2Ch 17:8,9; 30:22 Ne 8:1-9 Mal 2:7 Ac 1:1 1Ti 3:2 * 2Ti 4:2 Tit 2:1,15 VERSE 11 - the copy. * Ezr 4:11; 5:6 - a scribe. * :6 Mt 23:2,13 Mr 7:1-13 VERSE 12 - Artaxerxes. The title of the king would, in Persian, run thus: {Ardsheer shahinshah,} or {padshah,} "Ardsheer, king of kings," i.e., great or supreme king or emperor. * 1Ki 4:24; 20:1 Isa 10:8 Eze 26:7 Da 2:37,47 1Ti 6:15 Re 17:14 * Re 19:16 - unto Ezra, etc. or, to Ezra the priest, a perfect scribe of the law of the God of heaven, peace, etc. and at such a time. * Ezr 4:10,11,17 VERSE 13 - I make. * Ezr 5:13; 6:1 2Ch 30:5 Es 3:15; 9:14 Ps 148:6 - minded. * Ezr 1:3 Ps 110:3 Php 2:13 Re 22:17 VERSE 14 - of the king. Chal. from before the king. seven counsellors. Seven princes of Persia having conspired against and slain the usurper Smerdis, and thus made way for the family of Darius, which afterwards filled the throne, the Persian kings of this race had always seven chief princes as their counsellors, who possessed peculiar privileges, were his chief assistants in the government, and by whose advice all the public affairs of the empire were transacted. The names of these counsellors are given in the parallel place of the book of Esther. * Es 1:14 - according. * :25,26 De 17:18,19 Isa 8:20 - thy God. * Ezr 1:3; 5:8; 6:12 Da 2:47; 6:20,26 VERSE 15 - the silver. * Ezr 6:4,8-10 Ps 68:29,30; 72:10; 76:11 Isa 60:6-9 Re 21:24-26 - whose habitation. * Ezr 6:12 2Ch 2:6; 6:2,6 Ps 9:11; 26:8; 76:2; 135:21 VERSE 16 - all the silver. * Ezr 8:25-28 - offering. * Ezr 1:4,6 1Ch 29:6,9,17 2Co 8:12; 9:7 VERSE 17 - buy speedily. See on ch. * Ezr 6:9,10 De 14:24-26 Mt 21:12,13 Joh 2:14 - their meat offerings. * Nu 15:4-13 - offer them. * De 12:5-11 VERSE 18 - whatever. * 2Ki 12:15; 22:7 - that do. * :26 Eph 5:17 - after the will. He gave them the fullest liberty to order every thing according to their own institutions; binding them to no form or mode of worship. VERSE 19 - The vessels. * Ezr 8:27-30,33,34 - the God of Jerusalem. * 2Ch 32:19 Jer 3:17 VERSE 20 - bestow it. * Ezr 6:4,8-18 VERSE 21 - Artaxerxes. * :12,13 - beyond the river. * Ezr 4:16,20; 6:6 - Ezra the priest. * :6,10,11 VERSE 22 - measures. Chal. cors. * Lu 16:7 *marg: - baths of wine. * Eze 45:14 Lu 16:6 *marg: - salt. * Le 2:13 VERSE 23 - Whatever is commanded. Chal. Whatever is of the decree. * :13,18 - let it be. * Ps 119:4 - why should there be wrath. As Artaxerxes believed he was appointed by the Almighty to do this work, he therefore wished to do it heartily; knowing that if he did not, God would be displeased, and that the kingdom would be cut off from him or his posterity. * Ezr 6:10-12 Zec 12:3 VERSE 24 - touching any. * :7; 2:36-55 VERSE 25 - the wisdom. * :14 1Ki 3:28 1Ch 22:12 Ps 19:7; 119:98-100 Pr 2:6; 6:23 Jas 5 1:5 * Jas 17 3:17,18 - set civil officers. * Ex 18:21-25 De 16:18 1Ch 23:4 2Ch 19:8-10 - beyond the river. That is, "west of the Euphrates," which was beyond with regard to the king of Persia, who was on the east. * Ezr 6:6 - teach ye. * :10 2Ch 17:7-9 Ne 8:1-3,7,8; 9:3; 13:1-3 Mal 2:7 Mt 13:52; 23:2,3 * Mr 6:34 Ro 10:14-17 VERSE 26 - whosoever. * Ezr 6:11 Da 3:28,29; 6:26 - the law of thy God. * 2Ch 30:12 - whether it be. * Ex 21:1-31 22:31 Le 20:1-27 De 13:1-18 - banishment. Chal. rooting out. * Ps 52:5 VERSE 27 - Blessed. There is a most amiable spirit of piety in these reflections. Instead of expatiating on the praises of his munificent patron, or boasting of his own services, he blesses God for "putting such a thing in the king's heart;" and for all the assistance and favor shown him by the king and his counsellors. * Ezr 6:22 1Ch 29:10-30 Php 4:10 - put such. * Ezr 6:22 Ne 2:12; 7:5 2Co 8:16 Heb 8:10; 10:16 Jas 17 1:17 Re 17:17 - in the king's heart. * Ne 2:8 Pr 21:1 - to beautify. * Isa 60:13 VERSE 28 - extended. * Ezr 9:9 Ge 32:28; 43:14 Ne 1:11 - his counsellors. * :14 Jon 3:7 - And I was strengthened. In what the king decreed he saw the hand of God: he therefore gave Him the praise, and took courage. - as the hand. * :6,9; 5:5; 8:18 Ne 2:8 2Ti 4:17,18 GOTO NEXT CHAPTER - TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE INDEX

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