Ezra 8:23
Good News Translation
So we fasted and prayed for God to protect us, and he answered our prayers.

Contemporary English Version
So we went without food and asked God himself to protect us, and he answered our prayers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we fasted, and besought our God for this: and it fell out prosperously unto us.

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And we fasted, and besought our God for this: and it fell out prosperously unto us.

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Nehemiah 9:1 And in the four and twentieth day of the month the children of Israel came together with fasting and with sackcloth, and earth upon them.

Esther 4:16 Go, and gather together all the Jews whom thou shalt find in Susan, and pray ye for me. Neither eat nor drink for three days and three nights: and I with my handmaids will fast in like manner, and then I will go in to the king, against the law, not being called, and expose myself to death and to danger.

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face to the Lord, my God, to pray and make supplication with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.

Luke 2:37 And she was a widow until fourscore and four years: who departed not from the temple, by fastings and prayers serving night and day.

Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said: Four days ago, unto this hour, I was praying in my house, at the ninth hour and behold a man stood before me in white apparel and said:

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Jeremiah 29:12,13 And you shall call upon me, and you shall go. and you shall pray to me, and I will hear you. . . .

Jeremiah 33:3 Cry to me and I will hear thee: and I will shew thee great things, and sure things which thou knowest not.

Jeremiah 50:4,5 In those days, and at that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Juda together: going and weeping they shall make haste, and shall seek the Lord their God. . . .

and he was intreated

Ezra 8:31 Then we set forward from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month to go to Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.

Deuteronomy 4:29 And when thou shalt seek there the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him: yet so, if thou seek him with all thy heart, and all the affliction of thy soul.

1 Chronicles 5:20 Gave them help. And the Agarites were delivered into their hands, and all that were with them, because they called upon God in the battle: and he heard them, because they had put their faith in him.

2 Chronicles 33:12,13 And after that he was in distress he prayed to the Lord his God: and did penance exceedingly before the God of his fathers. . . .

Psalm 66:18-20 If I have looked at iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. . . .

Isaiah 19:22 And the Lord shall strike Egypt with a scourge, and shall heal it, and they shall return to the Lord, and he shall be pacified towards them, and heal them.

Jeremiah 29:12,13 And you shall call upon me, and you shall go. and you shall pray to me, and I will hear you. . . .

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. . . .

Context
Fasting for Protection
22For I was ashamed to ask the king for aid and for horsemen, to defend us from the enemy in the way: because we had said to the king: The hand of our God is upon all them that seek him in goodness: and his power and strength, and wrath upon all them that forsake him. 23And we fasted, and besought our God for this: and it fell out prosperously unto us.
Cross References
Genesis 25:21
And Isaac besought the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and he heard him, and made Rebecca to conceive.

1 Chronicles 5:20
Gave them help. And the Agarites were delivered into their hands, and all that were with them, because they called upon God in the battle: and he heard them, because they had put their faith in him.

2 Chronicles 33:13
And he entreated him, and besought him earnestly: and he heard his prayer, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom, and Manasses knew that the Lord was God.

Nehemiah 9:1
And in the four and twentieth day of the month the children of Israel came together with fasting and with sackcloth, and earth upon them.

Additional Translations
So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and He granted our request.So we fasted and sought our God for this: and he was entreated of us.

So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was entreated of us.

So we fasted, and asked of our God concerning this; and he hearkened to us.

And we fasted, and besought our God for this; and he was entreated of us.

So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was entreated of us.

So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was entreated by us.

So we fasted and begged our God for this: and he was entreated of us.

And we fast, and seek from our God for this, and He is entreated of us.
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