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Ezra 5:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure-house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem; and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now therefore, if [it seem] good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure house, which [is] there at Babylon, whether it be [so], that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Now if it pleases the king, let a search be conducted in the king’s treasure house, which is there in Babylon, if it be that a decree was issued by King Cyrus to rebuild this house of God at Jerusalem; and let the king send to us his decision concerning this [matter].”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now therefore, if it [seemeth] good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure-house, which [is] there at Babylon, whether it is [so], that a decree was made by Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And now, if it seem good to the king, let search be made in the king's treasure-house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that orders were given by king Cyrus to build this house of God at Jerusalem; and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, therefore, if, unto the king, it seem good, let search be made in the treasure-house of the king which is there, in Babylon, whether it be so, that, from Cyrus the king, issued an edict, to build this house of God, in Jerusalem,—and, the pleasure of the king concerning this, let him send unto us.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And now, if to the king it be good, let search be made in the treasure-house of the king, that [is] there in Babylon, whether it be that of Cyrus the king there was made a decree to build this house of God in Jerusalem, and the will of the king concerning this thing he doth send unto us.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now therefore if it seem good to the king, let him search in the king's library, which is in Babylon, whether it hath been decreed by Cyrus the king, that the house of God in Jerusalem should be built, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now therefore, if it [seeme] good to the king, let there be search made in the kings treasure house which [is] there at Babylon, whether it be [so] that a decree was made of Cyrus the king, to build this house of God at Ierusalem: and let the king send his pleasure to vs concerning this matter.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And now, if it [seem] good to the king, lest search be made in the treasure-house of the king at Babylon, that thou mayest know [if it be] that a decree was made by king Cyrus to build that house of God that was in Jerusalem, and let the king send to us when he has learnt concerning this [matter].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Now therefore, if [it seem] good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure house, which [is] there at Bavel, whether it be [so], that a decree was made of Koresh the king to build this house of Elah at Yerushalaim, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now 3705
{3705} Prime
כְּעַן
k@`an
{keh-an'}
(Chaldee); probably from H3652; now.
therefore, if 2006
{2006} Prime
הֵן
hen
{hane}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2005; lo! also there, therefore, unless, less, whether, but, if.
[it seem] good 2869
{2869} Prime
טָב
tab
{tawb}
(Chaldee); from H2868; the same as H2896; good.
to 5922
{5922} Prime
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
the king, 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
let there be search y1240
[1240] Standard
בְּקַר
b@qar
{bek-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1239.
z8721
<8721> Grammar
Stem - Ithpael (See H8828)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 14
made x1240
(1240) Complement
בְּקַר
b@qar
{bek-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1239.
in the king's 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
treasure 1596
{1596} Prime
גְּנַז
g@naz
{ghen-az'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1595; treasure.
house, 1005
{1005} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1004.
which x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
[is] there 8536
{8536} Prime
תַּמָּה
tam
{tawm}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H8033; there.
at Bvel בָּבֶל, 895
{0895} Prime
בָּבֶל
Babel
{baw-bel'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0894.
whether 2006
{2006} Prime
הֵן
hen
{hane}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2005; lo! also there, therefore, unless, less, whether, but, if.
it be 383
{0383} Prime
יִתַי
'iythay
{ee-thah'ee}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3426; properly entity; used only as a particle of affirmation, there is.
[so], that x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
a decree 2942
{2942} Prime
טְעֵם
t@`em
{teh-ame'}
(Chaldee); from H2939, and equivalent to H2941; properly flavor; figuratively judgment (both subjectively and objectively); hence account (both subjectively and objectively).
was made 7761
{7761} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7760.
z8752
<8752> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 51
of 4481
{4481} Prime
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
Cre כּוֹרֶשׁ 3567
{3567} Prime
כּוֹרֶשׁ
Kowresh
{ko'-resh}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3566.
the king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
to build 1124
{1124} Prime
בְּנָא
b@na'
{ben-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1129; to build.
z8749
<8749> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 31
this 1791
{1791} Prime
דֵּךְ
dek
{dake}
(Chaldee); prolonged from H1668; this.
house 1005
{1005} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1004.
of lh אֱלָה 426
{0426} Prime
אֱלָהּ
'elahh
{el-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0433; God.
at Yrlaim יְרוּשָׁלִַם, 3390
{3390} Prime
ירוּשְׁלֶם
Y@ruwshalem
{yer-oo-shaw-lame'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3389.
and let the king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
send 7972
{7972} Prime
שְׁלַח
sh@lach
{shel-akh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7971.
z8748
<8748> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 145
his pleasure 7470
{7470} Prime
רְעוּת
r@uwth
{reh-ooth'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7469; desire.
to x5922
(5922) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
us concerning 5922
{5922} Prime
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
this matter. 1836
{1836} Prime
דְּנָה
den
{dane}
(Chaldee); an orthographical variation of H1791; this.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 5:5-17.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 5:3-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezra 5:17

Now therefore. &c. — If the case had been so fairly stated to Artaxerxes, he would hardly have hindered the work. The people of God could not be persecuted, if they were not belied.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezra 5:17

Now therefore, if [it seem] good to the king, let there be search made in the king's (g) treasure house, which [is] there at Babylon, whether it be [so], that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

(g) Meaning in the library or places where lay the register or record of times.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
am 3485, bc 519

let there be:

Ezra 4:15 That search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers: so shalt thou find in the book of the records, and know that this city [is] a rebellious city, and hurtful unto kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time: for which cause was this city destroyed.
Ezra 4:19 And I commanded, and search hath been made, and it is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and [that] rebellion and sedition have been made therein.
Ezra 6:1-2 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. ... And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that [is] in the province of the Medes, a roll, and therein [was] a record thus written:
Proverbs 25:2 [It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter.

a decree:

Ezra 6:3-5 In the first year of Cyrus the king [the same] Cyrus the king made a decree [concerning] the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof threescore cubits, [and] the breadth thereof threescore cubits; ... And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple which [is] at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon, be restored, and brought again unto the temple which [is] at Jerusalem, [every one] to his place, and place [them] in the house of God.
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