Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Ezra 8:23

So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our entreaty.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Blessing;   Courage;   Fasting;   Humiliation and Self-Affliction;   Prayer;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Fasting;   Prayer, Answers to;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Fasting;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Humility;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Fast;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Fasting;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Exile;   Ezra, Book of;   Fasting;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ezra;   Fasting;   Johanan;   Prayer;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Babylonish Captivity, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ezra;   Prayer;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ahava;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

So we fasted, and besought our God for this,.... Sought the Lord by fasting and prayer for a good journey, and preservation in it:

and he was entreated of us; accepted their prayer, as Jarchi, so that they came safe to Jerusalem.

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Bibliographical Information
Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:23". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ezra-8.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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

Intreated — He gave us an assurance of his gracious answer to our request.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:23". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/ezra-8.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ezra 8:23 So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.

Ver. 23. So we fasted] They put their holy resolution into execution: purpose without practice is like Rachel, beautiful, but barren.

And besought our God for this] And they had it, Ezra 8:31. For fasting and prayer are like Jonathan’s bow and Saul’s sword, that never turned back or returned empty, 2 Samuel 1:22. God is a liberal rewarder of all such as in this sort diligently seek him, Hebrews 11:6, 2 Chronicles 15:2. he will turn their fasting into feasting, their prayers into praises, Ezekiel 36:37, Zechariah 8:19. They shall have out their prayers either in money or money’s worth; either in the very thing they desired, or at least strength to stay themselves upon God, with good assurance that his grace shall be sufficient for them, and that he will be their shield, and their exceeding great reward.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:23". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ezra-8.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

He gave us some assurance of his gracious answer to our request.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ezra 8:23". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ezra-8.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Ezra 8:23. And he was entreated of us — They had some comfortable assurance in their own minds that their prayers were answered; and the event showed that they were, for they escaped all the dangers they had been afraid of, and in due time arrived safe in Judea.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Ezra 8:23". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/ezra-8.html. 1857.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.
we fasted
Nehemiah 9:1; Esther 4:16; Daniel 9:3; Luke 2:37; Acts 10:30
besought
Jeremiah 29:12,13; 33:3; 50:4,5
and he was intreated
31; Deuteronomy 4:29; 1 Chronicles 5:20; 2 Chronicles 33:12,13; Psalms 66:18-20; Isaiah 19:22; Jeremiah 29:12,13; Matthew 7:7,8
Reciprocal: Genesis 25:21 - and the;  Proverbs 3:6 - In;  Acts 8:24 - Pray

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezra 8:23". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezra-8.html.