Ezra 7:23
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Whatever is decreed by the God of heaven, let it be done in full for the house of the God of heaven, lest his wrath be against the realm of the king and his sons.

King James Bible
Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?

American Standard Version
Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done exactly for the house of the God of heaven; for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?

Douay-Rheims Bible
All that belongeth to the rites of the God of heaven, let it be given diligently in the house of the God of heaven: lest his wrath should be enkindled against the realm of the king, and of his sons.

English Revised Version
Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done exactly for the house of the God of heaven; for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?

Webster's Bible Translation
Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?

Ezra 7:23 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The application of these contributions. דּנה כּל־קבל, for this very reason, sc. because furnished by the king and his counsellors, and by the heathen and Israelite inhabitants of Babylon, thou shalt diligently buy with this money bullocks, rams, lambs, with their meat-offerings and their drink-offerings (the meat and drink offerings pertaining by the law, Numbers 15:1, etc., to the sacrifices), and offer them upon the altar ... The Pael תּקרב instead of the Aphel, Ezra 6:10, Ezra 6:17. The distribution and collection were thus chiefly destined for the support of public worship, but were larger and more abundant than was necessary for this purpose. Hence the further injunction, Ezra 7:18 : "And whatsoever shall seem good to thee and to thy brethren to do with the rest of the gold and the silver, that do after the will of your God," i.e., according to the precept of the law in which the will of God is expressed. "Thy brethren" are the priests, to whom was committed the care of the temple and its worship.

Ezra 7:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Whatsoever is commanded. Chal. Whatsoever is of the decree

Ezra 7:13,18 I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm...

let it be

Psalm 119:4 You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently.

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.)

Ezra 6:10-12 That they may offer sacrifices of sweet smells to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons...

Zechariah 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces...

Cross References
Ezra 6:10
that they may offer pleasing sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

Ezra 7:22
up to 100 talents of silver, 100 cors of wheat, 100 baths of wine, 100 baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.

Jeremiah 29:7
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

Jump to Previous
Bed Carefully Commanded Completely Diligence Diligently Exactly Full Heaven Heavens House Kingdom Ordered Prescribed Realm Temple Whatever Whatsoever Wrath Zeal
Jump to Next
Bed Carefully Commanded Completely Diligence Diligently Exactly Full Heaven Heavens House Kingdom Ordered Prescribed Realm Temple Whatever Whatsoever Wrath Zeal
Links
Ezra 7:23 NIV
Ezra 7:23 NLT
Ezra 7:23 ESV
Ezra 7:23 NASB
Ezra 7:23 KJV

Ezra 7:23 Bible Apps
Ezra 7:23 Biblia Paralela
Ezra 7:23 Chinese Bible
Ezra 7:23 French Bible
Ezra 7:23 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Ezra 7:22
Top of Page
Top of Page