Ezra 8:23
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New Living Translation
So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.

King James Bible
So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And we fast, and seek from our God for this, and He is entreated of us.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:23 Intreated - He gave us an assurance of his gracious answer to our request.

Ezra 8:23 Parallel Commentaries

Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
Discourse 7 "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: And thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6:16-18. 1. It has been the endeavour of Satan, from the beginning of the world,
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Some of the most complicated problems in Hebrew history as well as in the literary criticism of the Old Testament gather about the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Apart from these books, all that we know of the origin and early history of Judaism is inferential. They are our only historical sources for that period; and if in them we have, as we seem to have, authentic memoirs, fragmentary though they be, written by the two men who, more than any other, gave permanent shape and direction to Judaism, then
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 25:21
Isaac pleaded with the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was unable to have children. The LORD answered Isaac's prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant with twins.

1 Chronicles 5:20
They cried out to God during the battle, and he answered their prayer because they trusted in him. So the Hagrites and all their allies were defeated.

2 Chronicles 33:13
And when he prayed, the LORD listened to him and was moved by his request. So the LORD brought Manasseh back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh finally realized that the LORD alone is God!

Nehemiah 9:1
On October 31 the people assembled again, and this time they fasted and dressed in burlap and sprinkled dust on their heads.

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