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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ezra 7:28


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    King James Bible - Ezra 7:28

    And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellers, and before all the king's mighty princes. And I was strengthened as the hand of the LORD my God was upon me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.

    World English Bible

    and has extended loving kindness to me before the king, and his counselors, and before all the king's mighty princes. I was strengthened according to the
    hand of Yahweh my God on me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.

    Douay-Rheims - Ezra 7:28

    And hath inclined his mercy toward me before the king and his counsellors, and all the mighty princes of the king: and I being strengthened by the
    hand of the Lord my God, which was upon me, gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And hath extended mercy to me before the king, and his counselors, and before all the king's mighty princes. And I was strengthened as the
    hand of the LORD my God was upon me, and I assembled out of Israel chief men to go up with me.

    Original Hebrew

    ועלי
    5921 הטה 5186 חסד 2617 לפני 6440 המלך 4428 ויועציו 3289 ולכל 3605 שׂרי 8269 המלך 4428 הגברים 1368 ואני 589 התחזקתי 2388 כיד 3027 יהוה 3068 אלהי 430 עלי 5921 ואקבצה 6908 מישׂראל 3478 ראשׁים 7218 לעלות 5927 עמי׃ 5973

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    VERSE (28) -
    Ezr 9:9 Ge 32:28; 43:14 Ne 1:11

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 7:28

    Y sobre mí extendió misericordia delante del rey y de sus consultores, y de todos los príncipes poderosos del rey. Y yo, confortado según la mano de mi Dios sobre mí, junté los principales de Israel para que subiesen conmigo.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ezra 7:28

    Verse 28. And I was strengthened] In what the king
    decreed he saw the hand of God; he therefore gave him the praise, and took courage. There is a most amiable spirit of piety in these reflections. Ezra simply states the case; shows what the king had determined, and tells what he said; and then points out the grand agent in the whole business-it was the Lord God of his fathers. Thus God had put it into the king's heart to beautify the house of Jehovah; and, as that house was built for the salvation of the souls of men, he gives God praise for putting it into the king's heart to repair it: he who loves God and man will rejoice in the establishment of the Divine worship, because this is the readiest way to promote the best interests of man.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 28. And hath extended
    mercy unto me, before the king and his counsellors, and before all the king’s mighty princes , etc.] Before Artaxerxes, his seven counsellors, ( Ezra 7:14) and the nobles of his realm, in being appointed by them to carry their freewill offerings to Jerusalem, and the king’s commands to his treasurers, with leave to take as many of the Jews with him as were willing to go: and I was strengthened as the hand of the Lord my God was upon me ; animated to undertake this work, and execute this commission, being under the influence of divine favour and protection: and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me ; he went about in the several parts where Israelites dwelt, and persuaded some of the principal men among them to go along with him to Jerusalem, showing them the king’s decree, which gave them leave; and their names and numbers are described in the next chapter.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 27, 28 - Two things Ezra
    blessed God for: 1. For his commission. If any goo appear in our hearts, or in the hearts of others, we must own that God put it there, and bless him; it is he that worketh in us, both to wil and to do that which is good. 2. For his encouragement: God ha extended mercy to me. Ezra was a man of courage, yet he ascribed thi not to his own heart, but to God's hand. If God give us his hand, we are bold and cheerful; if he withdraw it, we are weak as water Whatever we are enabled to do for God and those around us, God mus have all the glory __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ועלי 5921 הטה 5186 חסד 2617 לפני 6440 המלך 4428 ויועציו 3289 ולכל 3605 שׂרי 8269 המלך 4428 הגברים 1368 ואני 589 התחזקתי 2388 כיד 3027 יהוה 3068 אלהי 430 עלי 5921 ואקבצה 6908 מישׂראל 3478 ראשׁים 7218 לעלות 5927 עמי׃ 5973


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