Ezra 7:9

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 7:9  (King James Version)
For upon the first day of the first month began he to go up from Babylon, and on the first day of the fifth month came he to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God upon him.

began he to go up
Hebrew was the foundation of the going up.
according to.
6 ; Nehemiah 2:8 Nehemiah 2:18