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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ezra 7:12


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    King James Bible - Ezra 7:12

    Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time.

    World English Bible

    Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, the scribe of the
    law of the God of heaven, perfect and so forth.

    Douay-Rheims - Ezra 7:12

    Artaxerxes king of kings to Esdras the priest, the most learned scribe of the
    law of the God of heaven, greeting.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Artaxerxes, king of kings, To Ezra the priest, a scribe of the
    law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time.

    Original Hebrew

    ארתחשׁסתא
    783 מלך 4430 מלכיא 4430 לעזרא 5831 כהנא 3549 ספר 5613 דתא 1882 די 1768 אלה 426 שׁמיא 8065 גמיר 1585 וכענת׃ 3706

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 7:12

    Artajerjes, rey de los reyes, a Esdras sacerdote, escriba perfecto de la ley del Dios del cielo y a Cheenet:

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ezra 7:12

    Verse 12. Artaxerxes, king of kings] This letter, from the beginning of this verse to the end of ver. 26, is in the Aramitic or Chaldee
    language.

    This title of the king would, in Persian, run thus: Ardsheer shahinshah, or padshah, "Ardsheer, king of kings;"great or supreme king, or emperor."


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 12. Artaxerxes, king of kings , etc.] Having many kings and kingdoms subject and tributary to him; for this was not merely a proud haughty title which the eastern kings assumed, particularly the Persians; for after Cyrus they were so in fact, who took this title also, and had it put on his sepulchral monument, “Here I lie, Cyrus, king of kings f75 ;” this title was given to Grecian kings, particularly Agamemnon is called king of kings f76 , he being general at the siege of Troy, under whom the rest of the kings fought; if this was Darius Hystaspis, of him Cyrus dreamed that he had wings on his shoulders, with one he covered Asia, and with the other Europe f77 : unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven ; of which titles (see Ezra 7:11): perfect [peace], and at such a time ; the word “perfect” belongs to Ezra’s title as a scribe, signifying that he was a most learned and complete scribe or teacher of the law of God; “peace” is not in the text, and the phrase “at such a time” respects the date of the letter, though not expressed, or is only an “et cetera”, (See Gill on “ Ezra 4:10”).

    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

    ארתחשׁסתא 783 מלך 4430 מלכיא 4430 לעזרא 5831 כהנא 3549 ספר 5613 דתא 1882 די 1768 אלה 426 שׁמיא 8065 גמיר 1585 וכענת׃ 3706


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    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

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