Ezra 8:31

Overview - Ezra 8
The companions of Ezra, who returned from Babylon.
15 He sends to Iddo for ministers for the temple.
21 He keeps a fast.
24 He commits the treasures to the custody of the priests.
31 From Ahava they come to Jerusalem.
33 The treasure is weighed in the temple.
36 The commission is delivered.
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Ezra 8:31  (King James Version)
Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.
 


the river of Ahava
Ezra 8:15 Ezra 8:21

the hand
22 ; Ezra 7:9 Ezra 7:28 Job 5:19-24 ; Psalms 91:9-14 ; Isaiah 41:10-14 ; Acts 25:3 ; 26:22

and he delivered
Ezra and his company had now entered upon a journey of several hundred miles through the desert, which they were nearly four months in completing, encumbered with families and possessions, and carrying large treasures with them, which would invite the attempts of the Arabian hordes, and others, that infested that neighbourhood; yet, having declared to the king, "that the hand of God was upon all them for good that seek him, and that his power and wrath were against all them that forsook him," (ver. 22,) he determined to travel without a guard, except that of the Almighty, being ashamed to ask any other, after his former avowed confidence in Him! Having, therefore, humbled themselves before the Lord, and besought his guidance and protection, he was intreated by them, their enemies were restrained or disabled, and they arrived unmolested at Jerusalem.
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