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Ezra 7:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God that is in thy hand, appoint magistrates and judges, who may judge all the people that are beyond the River, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye him that knoweth them not.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “You, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God which is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges that they may judge all the people who are in [the province] beyond the River, [even] all those who know the laws of your God; and you may teach anyone who is ignorant [of them].
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that [is] in thy hand, set magistrates and judges, who 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, which is in thy hand, set magistrates and judges who may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye him that knows [them] not.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, thou, Ezra, according to the wisdom of thy God that is in thy hand, appoint thou judges and magistrates, who shall administer justice to all the people that are Beyond the River, to all who know the law of thy God,—and, whoso knoweth not, ye shall teach.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And thou, Ezra, according to the wisdom of thy God, that [is] in thy hand, appoint magistrates and judges who may be judges to all the people who are beyond the river, to all knowing the law of thy God, and he who hath not known ye cause to know;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And thou Esdras according to the wisdom of thy God, which is in thy hand, appoint judges and magistrates, that may judge all the people, that is beyond the river, that is, for them who know the law of thy God, yea and the ignorant teach ye freely.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And thou, Ezra, after the wisdome of thy God, that [is] in thine hand, set magistrates and iudges, which may iudge all the people, that [are] beyond the riuer, all such as know the lawes of thy God, and teach yee them that knowe [them] not.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And thou, Ezra{gr.Esdras}, as the wisdom of God [is] in thy hand, appoint scribes and judges, that they may judge for all the people beyond the river, all that know the law of the Lord thy God; and ye shall make it known to him that knows not.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And thou, Ezrah, after the wisdom of thy Elah, 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 Elah; and teach ye them that know [them] not.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And thou, 607
{0607} Prime
אַנְתְּ
'antah
{an-taw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0859; thou.
`Ezr עֶזרָה, 5831
{5831} Prime
עֶזְרָא
`Ezra'
{ez-raw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5830; Ezra, an Israelite.
after the wisdom 2452
{2452} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2451; wisdom.
of thy lh אֱלָה, 426
{0426} Prime
אֱלָהּ
'elahh
{el-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0433; God.
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.
[is] in thine hand, 3028
{3028} Prime
יַד
yad
{yad}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3027.
set 4483
{4483} Prime
מְנָא
m@na'
{men-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4487; to count, appoint.
z8740
<8740> Grammar
Stem - Pael (See H8835)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2
magistrates 8200
{8200} Prime
שְׁפַט
sh@phat
{shef-at'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H8199; to judge.
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
and judges, 1782
{1782} Prime
דַּיָּן
dayan
{dah-yawn'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1781.
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.
may x1934
(1934) Complement
הַוָא
hava'
{hav-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1933; to exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words).
judge y1934
[1934] Standard
הַוָא
hava'
{hav-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1933; to exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words).
z8748
<8748> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 145
y1778
[1778] Standard
דִּין
diyn
{deen}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1777; to judge.
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
x1780
(1780) Complement
דִּין
diyn
{deen}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1779.
all 3606
{3606} Prime
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
the people 5972
{5972} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5971.
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.
[are] beyond 5675
{5675} Prime
עֲבַר
`abar
{ab-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5676.
the river, 5103
{5103} Prime
נְהַר
n@har
{neh-har'}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H5102; a river, especially the Euphrates.
all 3606
{3606} Prime
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
such as know 3046
{3046} Prime
יְדַע
y@da`
{yed-ah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3045.
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
the laws 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.
and teach 3046
{3046} Prime
יְדַע
y@da`
{yed-ah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3045.
z8681
<8681> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 36
ye them 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.
know 3046
{3046} Prime
יְדַע
y@da`
{yed-ah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3045.
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
[them] not. 3809
{3809} Prime
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 7:11-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezra 7:25

The wisdom — Which God hath put into thy heart, and which appears in the works of thy hand. All that professed the Jewish religion, were to be under the jurisdiction of these judges.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezra 7:25

And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that [is] in thine hand, (o) 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.

(o) He gave Ezra full authority to restore all things according to the word of God, and to punish them who resisted and would not obey.

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the wisdom:

Ezra 7:14 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;
1 Kings 3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God [was] in him, to do judgment.
1 Chronicles 22:12 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.
Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple.
Psalms 119:98-100 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me. ... I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. ... And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

set magistrates:

Exodus 18:21-25 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place [such] over them, [to be] rulers of thousands, [and] rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: ... And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
Deuteronomy 16:18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
1 Chronicles 23:4 Of which, twenty and four thousand [were] to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand [were] officers and judges:
2 Chronicles 19:8-10 Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and [of] the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem. ... And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and [so] wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.

beyond the river:
That is, "west of the Euphrates," which was beyond with regard to the king of Persia, who was on the east.
Ezra 6:6 Now [therefore], Tatnai, governor beyond the river, Shetharboznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, which [are] beyond the river, be ye far from thence:

teach ye:

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do [it], and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
2 Chronicles 17:7-9 Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, [even] to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah. ... And they taught in Judah, and [had] the book of the law of the LORD with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.
Nehemiah 8:1-3 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that [was] before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel. ... And he read therein before the street that [was] before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people [were attentive] unto the book of the law.
Nehemiah 8:7-8 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people [stood] in their place. ... So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused [them] to understand the reading.
Nehemiah 9:3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the LORD their God [one] fourth part of the day; and [another] fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the LORD their God.
Nehemiah 13:1-3 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever; ... Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he [is] the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
Matthew 13:52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe [which is] instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man [that is] an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure [things] new and old.
Matthew 23:2-3 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: ... All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, [that] observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
Romans 10:14-17 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? ... So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
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