Ezra 5:5
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English Standard Version
But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not stop them until the report should reach Darius and then an answer be returned by letter concerning it.

King James Bible
But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this matter.

American Standard Version
But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, and they did not make them cease, till the matter should come to Darius, and then answer should be returned by letter concerning it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the eye of their God was upon the ancients of the Jews, and they could not hinder them. And it was agreed that the matter should be referred to Darius, and then they should give satisfaction concerning that accusation.

English Revised Version
But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, and they did not make them cease, till the matter should come to Darius, and then answer should be returned by letter concerning it.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this matter.

Ezra 5:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The result of this royal command. As soon as the copy of the letter was read before Rehum and his associates, they went up in haste to Jerusalem to the Jews, and hindered them by violence and force. אדרע with א prosthetic only here, elsewhere דּרע ( equals זרוע), arm, violence. Bertheau translates, "with forces and a host;" but the rendering of אדרע or זרוע by "force" can neither be shown to be correct from Ezekiel 17:9 and Daniel 11:15, Daniel 11:31, nor justified by the translation of the lxx, ἐν ἵπποις καὶ δυνάμει.

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But the eye

Ezra 7:6,28 This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given...

Ezra 8:22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way...

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth...

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye.

Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that hope in his mercy;

Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: the remainder of wrath shall you restrain.

Philippians 1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers...

that they

Psalm 129:2-5 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me...

then they returned

Ezra 6:6-12 Now therefore, Tatnai, governor beyond the river, Shetharboznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, which are beyond the river...

Cross References
Ezra 7:6
this Ezra went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the LORD, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all that he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was on him.

Ezra 7:28
and who extended to me his steadfast love before the king and his counselors, and before all the king's mighty officers. I took courage, for the hand of the LORD my God was on me, and I gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me.

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