Ezra 7:23

Overview - Ezra 7
Ezra goes up to Jerusalem.
11 The gracious commission of Artaxerxes to Ezra.
27 Ezra blesses God for this favour.
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Ezra 7:23  (King James Version)
Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?

Whatsoever is commanded
Chal. Whatsoever is of the decree.
Ezra 7:13 Ezra 7:18

let it be
Psalms 119:4

why should there be wrath
As Artaxerxes believed he was appointed by the Almighty to do this work, he therefore wished to do it heartily; knowing that if he did not, God would be displeased, and that the kingdom would be cut off from him or his posterity.
6:10-12 Zechariah 12:3