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Ezra 5

Overview

Ezra 5:1, Zerubbabel and Jeshua, incited by Haggai and Zechariah, set forward the building of the temple; Ezra 5:3, Tatnai and Shethar-boznai are not able to hinder the Jews; Ezra 5:6, Their letter to Darius against the Jews.

Verse 1

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Haggai: These are the same Haggai and Zechariah, whose writings we have among the twelve minor prophets; and, as a great part of them refer to the events here recorded, the reader will find it very profitable to compare them with the history. Haggai 1:1-15

Zechariah: Zechariah 1:1-21

the son of Iddo: That is, "the grandson of Iddo;" for Zechariah was the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo.

in the name: Micah 5:4, Haggai 1:2-8, Zechariah 1:3, Zechariah 1:4, Zechariah 4:6-10

Reciprocal: Exodus 31:6 - I have given Ezra 6:14 - through Nehemiah 2:17 - come Haggai 1:3 - by Haggai Haggai 2:18 - even Zechariah 8:9 - the prophets

Verse 2

rose up: Ezra 3:2, Haggai 1:12-15

Jeshua: Zechariah 6:11, Joshua, Josedech.

the prophets: Ezra 6:14, Haggai 2:4-9, Haggai 2:20-23, Zechariah 3:1 - Zechariah 4:14, 2 Corinthians 1:24

Reciprocal: Exodus 31:6 - I have given 1 Chronicles 3:17 - Salathiel 1 Chronicles 6:15 - Jehozadak Ezra 2:2 - Jeshua Ezra 5:16 - laid Ezra 10:18 - Jeshua Nehemiah 2:17 - come Nehemiah 7:7 - Jeshua Nehemiah 12:1 - Zerubbabel Haggai 1:2 - This Haggai 1:14 - and they Haggai 2:18 - even Haggai 2:21 - Zerubbabel Zechariah 8:9 - the prophets Matthew 1:12 - and

Verse 3

Tatnai: Tatnai was governor of the provinces which belonged to the Persian empire west of the Euphrates, comprehending Syria, Arabia Deserta, Phoenicia, and Samaria. He seems to have been a mild and judicious man, and to have acted with great prudence and caution, and without any passion or prejudice. Ezra 5:6, Ezra 6:6, Ezra 6:13, Ezra 7:21, Nehemiah 2:7-9

Who hath commanded you: Ezra 5:9, Ezra 1:3, Matthew 21:23, Acts 4:7

Reciprocal: Zechariah 1:19 - scattered

Verse 4

What are: Ezra 5:10

make this building: Chal, build this building

Reciprocal: Ezra 5:9 - Who commanded

Verse 5

But the eye: Ezra 7:6, Ezra 7:28, Ezra 8:22, 2 Chronicles 16:9, Psalms 32:8, Psalms 33:18, Psalms 34:15, Psalms 76:10, Philippians 1:28, 1 Peter 3:12

that they: Psalms 129:2-5

then they returned: Ezra 6:6-12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 11:12 - the eyes Ezra 4:5 - Darius Ezra 4:24 - Darius Ezra 6:8 - hindered Nehemiah 2:8 - the king

Verse 6

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copy: Ezra 4:11, Ezra 4:23

Apharsachites: Ezra 4:9, Apharsathchites, Ezra 6:6

Reciprocal: Ezra 4:7 - companions Ezra 5:3 - Tatnai Ezra 6:13 - Tatnai Ezra 7:11 - the copy Ezra 8:36 - lieutenants

Verse 7

wherein: Chal, in the midst whereof

all peace: Ezra 4:17, Daniel 3:9, Daniel 4:1, Daniel 6:21, John 14:27, 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Verse 8

the province: Ezra 2:1, Nehemiah 7:6, Nehemiah 11:3, Esther 1:1, Esther 1:22

the great God: Ezra 1:2, Ezra 1:3, Ezra 6:10, Ezra 7:23, Deuteronomy 10:17, Deuteronomy 32:31, Psalms 145:3, Daniel 2:47, Daniel 3:26, Daniel 4:2, Daniel 4:34-37, Daniel 6:26

great stones: Chal, stones of rolling, Mark 13:1, Mark 13:2

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 12:12 - masons Ezra 7:14 - thy God Nehemiah 1:3 - the province Nehemiah 4:7 - heard Haggai 1:14 - and they

Verse 9

Who commanded: Ezra 5:3, Ezra 5:4

Verse 10

asked: Ezra 5:4

Verse 11

We are: Joshua 24:15, Psalms 119:46, Daniel 3:26, Jonah 1:9, Matthew 10:32, Luke 12:8, Acts 27:23, Romans 1:16, Romans 6:16, Galatians 6:14

which a great: 1 Kings 6:1 - 1 Kings 7:51, 2 Chronicles 3:1 - 2 Chronicles 5:14

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:1 - the house 1 Chronicles 17:12 - He shall Nehemiah 1:4 - the God Ezekiel 16:13 - and thou didst Ezekiel 19:11 - she had Revelation 16:11 - the God

Verse 12

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But after: 2 Kings 21:12-15, 2 Chronicles 34:24, 2 Chronicles 34:25, 2 Chronicles 36:16, 2 Chronicles 36:17, Nehemiah 9:26, Nehemiah 9:27, Isaiah 59:1, Isaiah 59:2, Jeremiah 5:29, Daniel 9:5

he gave: Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Deuteronomy 29:24-28, Deuteronomy 31:17, Deuteronomy 32:30, Judges 2:14, Judges 4:2, Judges 6:1, 1 Kings 9:6-9, 2 Chronicles 7:19-22, Psalms 106:40

into the hand: 2 Kings 24:2, 2 Kings 24:10-17, 2 Kings 25:1, 2 Kings 25:8-11, 2 Kings 25:12-30, 2 Chronicles 36:6-10, Jeremiah 39:1-14, Daniel 1:1, Daniel 1:2

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 29:6 - For our fathers Nehemiah 1:4 - the God Revelation 16:11 - the God

Verse 13

Ezra 1:1-8, Ezra 6:3-5, Isaiah 44:28, Isaiah 45:1

Reciprocal: Ezra 6:14 - Cyrus Ezra 7:13 - I make Jeremiah 27:22 - then Daniel 10:1 - Cyrus

Verse 14

the vessels: Ezra 1:7-10, Ezra 6:5, 2 Chronicles 36:7, 2 Chronicles 36:18, Jeremiah 52:19, Daniel 5:2, Daniel 5:3

the king: Ezra 7:27, Proverbs 21:1

Sheshbazzar: Ezra 5:16, Ezra 1:11

whom: Haggai 1:1, Haggai 1:14, Haggai 2:2, Haggai 2:21

governor: or, deputy, Acts 13:7, Acts 13:8, Acts 13:12

Reciprocal: Ezra 1:8 - Sheshbazzar

Verse 15

let the house: Ezra 1:2, Ezra 3:3, Ezra 6:3

Verse 16

Sheshbazzar: Ezra 5:14

laid: Ezra 5:2, Ezra 3:8, Ezra 3:10, Haggai 1:12-14, Haggai 2:18, Zechariah 4:10, am 3468-3485, bc 536-519

it is not finished: Ezra 6:15

Reciprocal: Ezra 1:8 - Sheshbazzar Zechariah 4:9 - have

Verse 17

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let there be: Ezra 4:15, Ezra 4:19, Ezra 6:1, Ezra 6:2, Proverbs 25:2

a decree: Ezra 6:3-5

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 2:5 - If it please

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezra 5". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezra-5.html.