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    EZRA 1

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      1  The proclamation of Cyrus for the building of the temple.
     5  The people provide for their return.
     7  Cyrus restores the vessels of the temple to Sheshbazzar.
    
    
    VERSE 1
    - Now in the.
       * 2Ch 36:22,23
    - Cyrus.
      Cyrus is said to have been the son of Cambyses, king of
      Persia, and Mandane, daughter of Astyages, king of Media:  he
      was born about 600 years before Christ, and died at the age of
      70, after a reign of 30 years.  He was mentioned by name, and
      his conquests foretold, by the prophet Isaiah, about a century
      before his birth.  Josephus states the partiality he evinced
      towards the Jews, arose from the circumstance of these
      prophecies being shown him, probably by Daniel.
    
    - by the mouth.
       * Jer 25:12-14; 29:10; 33:7-13
    - the Lord.
       * Ezr 5:13-15; 6:22; 7:27 Ps 106:46 Pr 21:1 Da 2:1
    - made a proclamation.  Heb. caused a voice to pass.
       * Mt 3:1-3 Joh 1:23
    
    
    VERSE 2 
     - Lord God.
       * 1Ki 8:27 2Ch 2:12 Isa 66:1 Jer 10:11 Da 2:21,28; 5:23
    - hath given.
       * Jer 27:6,7 Da 2:37,38; 4:25,32; 5:19-21
    - all the kingdoms.
      According to the testimony of ancient writers, Cyrus, at this
      time, reigned over the Medes, Persians, Hyrcanians, Syrians,
      Assyrians, Indians, etc., and all lesser Asia.
    
    - he hath charged.
       * Isa 44:26-28; 45:1,12,13
    
    
    VERSE 3 
     - his God.
       * Jos 1:9 1Ch 28:20 Mt 28:20
    - he is the God.
       * De 32:31 Ps 83:18 Isa 45:5 Jer 10:10 Da 2:47; 6:26 Ac 10:36
    
    
    VERSE 4 
     - let the men.
       * Ezr 7:16-18 Ac 24:17 3Jo 1:6-8
    - help him.  Heb. lift him up.
       * Ec 4:9,10 Ga 6:2
    - the freewill.
       * Ezr 2:68-70 1Ch 29:3,9,17
    
    
    VERSE 5 
     - whose spirit.
       * :1 2Ch 36:22 Ne 2:12 Pr 16:1 2Co 8:16 Php 2:13 Jas 16 1:16,17
       * 3Jo 1:11
    
    
    VERSE 6 
     - strengthened their hands.  that is, helped them.
       * Ezr 7:15,16; 8:25-28,33
    - willingly offered.
       * :4 Ps 110:3 2Co 9:7
    
    
    VERSE 7 
     - Also Cyrus.
       * Ezr 5:14; 6:5
    - Nebuchadnezzar.
       * 2Ki 24:13; 25:13-16 2Ch 36:7,10,18 Jer 27:21,22; 28:3-6 Da 1:2
       * Da 5:2,3,23
    
    
    VERSE 8 
     - Sheshbazzar.
       * :11; 5:14,16 Hag 1:1,14; 2:2-4 Zec 4:6-10
    
    
    VERSE 9 
     - chargers of gold.
       * Nu 7:13,19-89 1Ki 7:50 2Ch 4:8,11,21,22; 24:14 Mt 14:8
    - nine.
       * Mt 10:29-31
    
    VERSE 10
    
    
    VERSE 11 
     - the vessels.
       * Ro 9:23 2Ti 2:19-21
    - five thousand.
      Instead of 5,400, the enumeration of the articles in ver. 9,
      10, only amounts to 2,499; but in the account, Esdras 13 2:13,
      14, the amount is 5,469, as will be evident from the following
      statements:
    
                 In Ezra.                     In Esdras.
         Gold chargers.....     30     Gold cups.........  1,000
         Silver ditto......  1,000     Silver cups.......  1,000
         Knives............     29     Silver censers....     29
         Gold basons.......     30     Gold vials........     30
         Silver ditto......    410     Silver vials......  2,410
         Other vessels.....  1,000     Other vessels.....  1,000
                             _____                         _____
    
         Said to be........  5,400     Total.............  5,469
         But only..........  2,499
                             _____                         _____
    
         Deficiency........  2,901     Surplus...........     69
    
      It is supposed that they actually amounted to 5,400, but that
      only the chief of them were specified, the spoons, etc. being
      omitted.
    
    - captivity.  Heb. transportation.
       * Mt 1:11,12
    
    
    
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