Ezra 7:27

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 7:27  (King James Version)
Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which hath put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem:

There is a most amiable spirit of piety in these reflections. Instead of expatiating on the praises of his munificent patron, or boasting of his own services, he blesses God for "putting such a thing in the king's heart;" and for all the
assistance and favour shown him by the king and his counsellors. 6:22 1 Chronicles 29:10-30 ; Philippians 4:10

put such
6:22 Nehemiah 2:12 ; 7:5 2 Corinthians 8:16 ; Hebrews 8:10 ; 10:16 James 1:17 ; Revelation 17:17

in the king's heart
Nehemiah 2:8 ; Proverbs 21:1

to beautify
Isaiah 60:13