Ezra Chapter Seven part 4, A study of Ezra 7:25 & 26 and Ezra 7:27 & 28 with our Common Man's Commentary and study quiz

Ezra 7:25 & 26

"And you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom of your God, which you possess, appoint magistrates and judges to administer justice to all the people of Trans-Euphrates - all who know the laws of your God. And you are to teach any who do not know them. Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment." NIV translation

The king also gave Ezra the authority to appoint leaders and to have them administer the law. Once again, we see that the king had seen the fact that Ezra was a man of God and so by extension was kind of afraid of Ezra as well.

Ezra 7:27 & 28

"Praise be to the Lord, the God of our fathers, who has put it into the king's heart to bring honor to the house of the Lord in Jerusalem in this way and who has extended his good favor to me before the king and his advisers and all the king's powerful officials. Because the hand of the Lord my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me." NIV translation

We once again see Ezra's faithfulness as he gives praise to God for all that has happened with the king. He recognized the hand of God upon the situation as well as the favor that was upon him and gave the glory to God. We also see that the focus of his heart was honoring God and His house in Jerusalem.

Ezra Chapter Seven Study Quiz

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