Ezra 7:14
New International Version
You are sent by the king and his seven advisers to inquire about Judah and Jerusalem with regard to the Law of your God, which is in your hand.

New Living Translation
I and my council of seven hereby instruct you to conduct an inquiry into the situation in Judah and Jerusalem, based on your God’s law, which is in your hand.

English Standard Version
For you are sent by the king and his seven counselors to make inquiries about Judah and Jerusalem according to the Law of your God, which is in your hand,

Berean Study Bible
You are sent by the king and his seven counselors to evaluate Judah and Jerusalem according to the Law of your God, which is in your hand.

New American Standard Bible
"Forasmuch as you are sent by the king and his seven counselors to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem according to the law of your God which is in your hand,

New King James Version
And whereas you are being sent by the king and his seven counselors to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, with regard to the Law of your God which is in your hand;

King James Bible
Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellers, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thine hand;

Christian Standard Bible
You are sent by the king and his seven counselors to evaluate Judah and Jerusalem according to the law of your God, which is in your possession.

Good News Translation
I, together with my seven counselors, send you to investigate the conditions in Jerusalem and Judah in order to see how well the Law of your God, which has been entrusted to you, is being obeyed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are sent by the king and his seven counselors to evaluate Judah and Jerusalem according to the law of your God, which is in your possession.

International Standard Version
You have authority to act for the king and for his Council of Seven to conduct an inquiry concerning Judah and Jerusalem in accordance with the Law of your God, which is in your possession.

NET Bible
You are authorized by the king and his seven advisers to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your possession,

New Heart English Bible
Because you are sent of the king and his seven counselors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your hand,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I, the king, and my seven advisers are sending you to evaluate the situation in Judah and Jerusalem on the basis of your God's Teachings, which you hold in your hands.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king and his seven counsellors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thy hand;

New American Standard 1977
“Forasmuch as you are sent by the king and his seven counselors to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem according to the law of your God which is in your hand,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou art sent on behalf of the king and of his seven counsellors, to inquire of Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thy hand,

King James 2000 Bible
For as you are sent by the king, and by his seven counselors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your hand;

American King James Version
For as much as you are sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your hand;

American Standard Version
Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king and his seven counsellors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thy hand,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
One has been sent from the king and the seven councillors, to visit Judea and Jerusalem, according to the law of their God that is in thine hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou art sent from before the king, and his seven counsellors, to visit Judea and Jerusalem according to the law of thy God, which is in thy hand.

Darby Bible Translation
Because thou art sent by the king, and by his seven counsellors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thy hand;

English Revised Version
Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king and his seven counsellors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thine hand;

Webster's Bible Translation
Forasmuch as thou art sent by the king, and by his seven counselors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thy hand;

World English Bible
Because you are sent of the king and his seven counselors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your hand,

Young's Literal Translation
because that from the king and his seven counsellors thou art sent, to inquire concerning Judah and concerning Jerusalem, with the law of God that is in thy hand,
Study Bible
Artaxerxes' Letter for Ezra
13I hereby decree that any volunteers among the Israelites in my kingdom, including the priests and Levites, may go up with you to Jerusalem. 14You are sent by the king and his seven counselors to evaluate Judah and Jerusalem according to the law of your God, which is in your hand. 15Moreover, you are to take with you the silver and gold that the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem,…
Cross References
Ezra 6:8
I hereby decree what you must do for these elders of the Jews who are rebuilding this house of God: The cost is to be paid in full to these men from the royal treasury out of the taxes of the provinces west of the Euphrates, so that the work will not be hindered.

Ezra 7:15
Moreover, you are to take with you the silver and gold that the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem,

Ezra 7:28
and who has shown me favor before the king, his counselors, and all his powerful officials. And because the hand of the LORD my God was upon me, I took courage and gathered the leaders of Israel to return with me.

Ezra 8:25
and I weighed out to them the contribution of silver and gold and the articles that the king, his counselors, his leaders, and all the Israelites there had offered for the house of our God.

Zechariah 6:10
"Take an offering from the exiles--from Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon--and go that same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah.

Treasury of Scripture

For as much as you are sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your hand;

of the king.

Esther 1:14
And the next unto him was Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, which saw the king's face, and which sat the first in the kingdom;)

according

Ezra 7:25,26
And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not…

Deuteronomy 17:18,19
And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: …

Isaiah 8:20
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

thy God

Ezra 1:3
Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.

Ezra 5:8
Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.

Ezra 6:12
And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.







Lexicon
You are sent
שְׁלִ֔יחַ (šə·lî·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7972: To send away, for, out

by
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4481: From, out of, by, by reason of, at, more than

the king
מַלְכָּ֜א (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

and his seven
וְשִׁבְעַ֤ת (wə·šiḇ·‘aṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7655: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

counselors
יָעֲטֹ֙הִי֙ (yā·‘ă·ṭō·hî)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3272: To counsel, to consult

to evaluate
לְבַקָּרָ֥א (lə·ḇaq·qā·rā)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1240: To plough, break forth, to inspect, admire, care for, consider

Judah
יְה֖וּד (yə·hūḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3061: Judah -- the southern kingdom, named for one of the twelve tribes

and Jerusalem
וְלִֽירוּשְׁלֶ֑ם (wə·lî·rū·šə·lem)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3390: Jerusalem -- the capital city of all Israel

according to the law
בְּדָ֥ת (bə·ḏāṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1882: A royal edict, statute

of your God,
אֱלָהָ֖ךְ (’ĕ·lā·hāḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 426: God

which
דִּי֩ (dî)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 1768: Who, which, that, because

is in your hand.
בִידָֽךְ׃ (ḇî·ḏāḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3028: A hand
(14) Seven counsellors.--These are mentioned in Esther 1:14, and were probably the heads of those families who aided Darius Hystaspis against the pseudo-Smerdis, as mentioned by Herodotus.

According to the law of thy God.--Ezra's commission was first to enquire into the condition of the city and province, with regard to the relation of both to the Divine law.

Verse 14. - Ezra received his commission from the king, and from his seven counsellors, who thus seem to occupy an important position in the Persian state. They are commonly identified with the "seven princes of Persia and Media," mentioned in Esther (Esther 1:14), "which saw the king's face," and "sate first in the kingdom." A conjecture, which, though not unreasonable, cannot be said to be substantiated, connects the "seven counsellors" with the seven great Persian septs, or families, which had privileges beyond the rest, and among them the right of unrestricted access to the royal presence ('Herod.,' 3:84). The commission which Ezra received is described in this verse as one to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem; but the subject-matter of the inquiry is not mentioned. He can scarcely have been sent to make inquiry whether the law of Moses was observed or no, since that was certainly not a matter with which the Persian government would concern itself. Probably he was to inquire generally into the material prosperity of the province, and to report thereon. 7:11-26 The liberality of heathen kings to support the worship of God, reproached the conduct of many kings of Judah, and will rise up in judgment against the covetousness of wealthy professed Christians, who will not promote the cause of God. But the weapons of Christian ministers are not carnal. Faithful preaching, holy lives, fervent prayers, and patient suffering when called to it, are the means to bring men into obedience to Christ.
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