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Ezra 7:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to enquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which [is] in thine hand;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “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,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Forasmuch as, from before the king and his seven counselors, thou art sent, to enquire concerning Judah and as to Jerusalem,—by the law of thy God which is in thy hand;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— 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.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seuen counsellers, to enquire concerning Iudah and Ierusalem, according to the Lawe of thy God, which [is] in thine hand;
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [One] has been sent from the king and the seven councillors, to visit Judah{gr.Judea} and Jerusalem, according to the law of their God that is in thine hand.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to enquire concerning Yehudah and Yerushalaim, according to the law of thy Elah which [is] in thine hand;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Forasmuch 1768
{1768} Prime
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
6903
{6903} Prime
קְבֵל
q@bel
{keb-ale'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6905; (adverbially) in front of; usually (with other particles) on account of, so as, since, hence.
x3606
(3606) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
as y3606
[3606] Standard
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
thou art sent 7972
{7972} Prime
שְׁלַח
sh@lach
{shel-akh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7971.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
of 4481
{4481} Prime
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
6925
{6925} Prime
קֳדָם
qodam
{kod-awm'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6924; before.
the king, 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
and of his seven 7655
{7655} Prime
שִׁבְעָה
shib`ah
{shib-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7651.
counsellors, 3272
{3272} Prime
יעט
y@`at
{yeh-at'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to to H3289; to counsel; reflexively to consult.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
to enquire 1240
{1240} Prime
בְּקַר
b@qar
{bek-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1239.
z8742
<8742> Grammar
Stem - Pael (See H8835)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 8
concerning 5922
{5922} Prime
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
Yh יְהוּדָה 3061
{3061} Prime
יְהוּד
Y@huwd
{yeh-hood'}
(Chaldee); contracted from a form. corresponding to H3063; properly Judah, hence Judaea.
and Yrlaim יְרוּשָׁלִַם, 3390
{3390} Prime
ירוּשְׁלֶם
Y@ruwshalem
{yer-oo-shaw-lame'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3389.
according to the law 1882
{1882} Prime
דָּת
dath
{dawth}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1881; decree, law.
of thy lh אֱלָה 426
{0426} Prime
אֱלָהּ
'elahh
{el-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0433; God.
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] in thine hand; 3028
{3028} Prime
יַד
yad
{yad}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3027.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezra 7:14

_ _ sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors — This was the fixed number of the privy council of the kings of Persia (Esther 1:10, Esther 1:14). The document describes, with great clearness and precision, the nature of Ezra’s commission and the extent of power and prerogatives with which he was invested. It gave him authority, in the first place, to organize the colony in Judea and institute a regular government, according to the laws of the Hebrew people, and by magistrates and rulers of their own nation (Ezra 7:25, Ezra 7:26), with power to punish offenders by fines, imprisonment, exile, or death, according to the degree of their criminality. Secondly, he was empowered to carry a large donation in money, partly from the royal treasury and partly raised by voluntary contributions among his countrymen, to create a fund out of which to make suitable provision for maintaining the regular worship of God in Jerusalem (Ezra 7:16, Ezra 7:17). Thirdly, the Persian officers in Syria were commanded to afford him every assistance by gifts of money within a certain specified limit, in carrying out the objects of his patriotic mission (Ezra 7:21).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 7:11-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezra 7:14

According, &c. — To make inquiry into all abuses and deviations from your law, and to redress them. Which — Which is now and always in thine hand, being the matter of thy daily study.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezra 7:14

Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to (h) enquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which [is] in (i) thine hand;

(h) To examine who lived according to the law.

(i) Of which you are an expert.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
of the king:
Chal, from before the king

seven counsellors:
Seven princes of Persia having conspired against and slain the usurper Smerdis, and thus made way for the family of Darius, which afterwards filled the throne, the Persian kings of this race had always seven chief princes as their counsellors, who possessed peculiar privileges, were his chief assistants in the government, and by whose advice all the public affairs of the empire were transacted. The names of these counsellors are given in the parallel place of the book of Esther.
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. ... And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether [it be] unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
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: ... And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
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.
Daniel 2:47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth [it is], that your God [is] a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
Daniel 6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: [and] the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
Daniel 6:26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he [is] the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion [shall be even] unto the end.
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