Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Ezra 8:29

Watch and keep them until you weigh them before the leading priests, the Levites and the heads of the fathers' households of Israel at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the Lord ."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ezra;   Integrity;   Levites;   Liberality;   Priest;   Temple;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Levites, the;  
Dictionaries:
Easton Bible Dictionary - Sherebiah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Meremoth;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ezra, Book of;   Hashabiah;   High Priest;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ezra;   Johanan;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Babylonish Captivity, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Captain;   Law in the Old Testament;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ahava;   Priest;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Watch ye, and keep them,.... The vessels, the gold, and the silver, that they be not hurt and diminished:

until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the Lord: that is, until they had delivered them in full weight, as they had received them, in the presence of those persons as witnesses, and into their hands, in order to be laid up in the chambers and treasuries of the temple.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:29". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ezra-8.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ezra 8:29 Watch ye, and keep [them], until ye weigh [them] before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.

Ver. 29. Watch ye] With utmost care and solicitude, as the word signifieth. How much more should we watch and treble watch, {as Luke 12:37-38; Luke 12:43} to keep our vessels (bodies) in sanctification and honour, not in the lust of concupiscence, &c.! especially since Adversus maiora vigilantibus quaedam incautis minutiora surrepant, and Satan worketh strongest on the fancy when the soul is sleepy, or a little drowsy (Aug.). Watch ye therefore and keep. This lesson had need to be often rung in our ears.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:29". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ezra-8.html. 1865-1868.

Sermon Bible Commentary

Ezra 8:29

I may venture, without being unduly fanciful, to take these words as a type of the injunctions which are given to us Christian people, and to see in them a striking and picturesque representation of the duties that devolve upon us in the course of our journey across the desert to the temple home above.

I. Notice, first, what the precious treasure is which is thus entrusted to our keeping and care. The metaphor is capable of two applications. The first is to the rich treasure and solemn trust of our own nature, of our own, souls, the faculties and capacities precious beyond all count, rich beyond all else that a man has ever received. The treasure is, first, our own selves, with all that we are and may be under the stimulating and quickening influence of God's grace and Spirit. The treasure is, next, His great word of salvation, once delivered unto the saints, and to be handed on, without diminution or alteration in its fair perspective and manifold harmonies, to the generations that are to come.

II. A word next as to the command, the guardianship that is here set forth. "Watch ye, and keep them." The treasure which is given into our hands requires for its safe preservation unceasing vigilance. Guardianship is (1) vigilance; (2) trust, like the trust which is glorified in the context, depending only on "the good hand of our God upon us;" (3) purity, because, as Ezra said, "ye are holy unto the Lord. The vessels are holy also," and therefore ye are the fit persons to guard them. (4) And besides that, there is in our keeping, our trust, a method which does not apply to the incident before us, namely, use, in order to their preservation.

A. Maclaren, Weekday Evening Addresses, p. 45.


Reference: Ezra 9:9.—R. D. B. Rawnsley, Sermons in Country Churches, 1st series, p. 240. Ezra 9:13, Ezra 9:14.—J. Budgen, Parochial Sermons, vol. ii., p. 168.




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Nicoll, William R. "Commentary on Ezra 8:29". "Sermon Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sbc/ezra-8.html.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

29.Watch ye, and keep them — Treasures of such great value were in danger of being stolen. Hence the care to weigh them at the beginning and at the end of the journey.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Ezra 8:29". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/ezra-8.html. 1874-1909.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.
Watch ye
1 Chronicles 26:20-26; Mark 13:34,35; Acts 20:31; 2 Timothy 4:5
until ye weigh them before
33,34
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 23:28 - for the service;  Jeremiah 35:2 - into one;  Ezekiel 40:7 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezra 8:29". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezra-8.html.