New Living Translation
So King Darius issued orders that a search be made in the Babylonian archives, which were stored in the treasury.
King James Bible
Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.
Darby Bible Translation
Then king Darius gave orders, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.
World English Bible
Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.
Young's Literal Translation
Then Darius the king made a decree, and they sought in the house of the books of the treasuries placed there in Babylon,
Ezra 6:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:1 A decree - To search the rolls in Babylon, where search was first made; but not finding the edict there, they searched in Achmetha, or Ecbatana, and found it.
'In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the Lord by the prophet Haggai, saying, 2. Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying, 3. Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? 4. Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"Not by Might, nor by Power"
The Return of the Exiles
A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
"Therefore, if it pleases the king, we request that a search be made in the royal archives of Babylon to discover whether King Cyrus ever issued a decree to rebuild God's Temple in Jerusalem. And then let the king send us his decision in this matter."
Then they celebrated the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days. There was great joy throughout the land because the LORD had caused the king of Assyria to be favorable to them, so that he helped them to rebuild the Temple of God, the God of Israel.
"I decree that any of the people of Israel in my kingdom, including the priests and Levites, may volunteer to return to Jerusalem with you.
It is God's privilege to conceal things and the king's privilege to discover them.
Now listen and understand! Seven sets of seven plus sixty-two sets of seven will pass from the time the command is given to rebuild Jerusalem until a ruler--the Anointed One--comes. Jerusalem will be rebuilt with streets and strong defenses, despite the perilous times.
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