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Ezra 7 - AMP

2 The son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub, 3 The son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth, 4 The son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki, 5 The son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest-- 6 This Ezra went up from Babylon. He was a skilled scribe in the five books of Moses, which the Lord, the God of Israel, had given. And the king granted him all he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was upon him. 7 And also some of the Israelites, with some of the priests and Levites, the singers and gatekeepers, and the temple servants, went up to Jerusalem in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes. 8 Ezra came to Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king. 9 On the first of the first month he started out from Babylon, and on the first of the fifth month he arrived in Jerusalem, for upon him was the good hand of his God. 10 For Ezra had God can use mightily one whose whole heart craves a knowledge of Him and His Word like that. Watch Ezra throughout the remainder of his story, as he turns the homes of his nation back from heathendom to God--in the pouring rain! He was not merely righteous, he was `` righteous" (I Kings 8:32); he worshiped God, Who is not merely just and righteous, but ``rigidly just and righteous" (Ezra 9:15.)prepared and set his heart to seek the Law of the Lord , and to do and teach in Israel its statutes and its ordinances. 11 Now this is the copy of the letter that King Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe the words of the commands of the Lord and of His statutes to Israel: 12 Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, scribe of the instructions of the God of heaven: Greetings. 13 I make a decree that all of the people of Israel and of their priests and Levites in my realm, who offer freely to go up to Jerusalem, may go with you. 14 For you are sent by the king and his seven counselors to inquire about Judah and Jerusalem according to the instruction of your God, which is in your hand, 15 And to carry the silver and gold which the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, Whose dwelling is in Jerusalem, 16 And all the silver and gold that you may find in all the province of Babylonia, with the freewill offerings of the people and of the priests, offered willingly for the house of their God in Jerusalem. 17 Therefore you shall with all speed and exactness buy with this money young bulls, rams, lambs, with their cereal offerings and drink offerings, and offer them on the altar of the house of your God in Jerusalem. 18 And whatever shall seem good to you and to your brethren to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do after the will of your God. 19 The vessels also that are given to you for the service of the house of your God, those deliver before the God of Jerusalem. 20 And whatever more shall be needful for the house of your God which you shall have occasion to provide, provide it out of the king's treasury. 21 And I, Artaxerxes the king, make a decree to all the treasurers in the province beyond the River that whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the instructions of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it shall be done exactly and at once-- 22 Up to 100 talents of silver, 100 measures of wheat, 100 baths of wine, 100 baths of oil, and salt not specified. 23 Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done diligently and honorably for the house of the God of heaven, lest His wrath be against the realm of the king and his sons. 24 Also we notify you that as to any of the priests and Levites, singers, gatekeepers, temple servants, or other servants of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose tribute, custom, or toll on them. 25 You, Ezra, after the wisdom of your God, which is in your hand, set magistrates and judges who may judge all the people of the River; choose those who know the instructions of your God, and teach him who does not know them. 26 And whoever will not do the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed upon him exactly and speedily, whether it be unto death or banishment or confiscation of goods or imprisonment. 27 Blessed be the Lord, the God of our fathers , Who put such a thing as this into the king's heart, to beautify the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, 28 And Who has extended His mercy and steadfast love to me before the king, his counselors, and all the king's mighty officers. I was strengthened and encouraged, for the hand of the Lord my God was upon me, and I gathered together outstanding men of Israel to go with me to Jerusalem.



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Rick Boyne avatar
The Hand of God
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jun, 2016
Summary: When God’s good hand is upon you, you prosper in Kingdom things
Scripture: Ezra 7:8-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 326
John Colbert avatar
How to do great things for the kingdom.
Shared by: John Colbert on Jun, 2016
Summary: There are some of God's servants that want to do great things for God, but want to do them the wrong way. There is only one way you can do anything for God and that is God's way according to His Word.
Craig Condon avatar
Our Priorities in Life
Shared by: Craig Condon on Aug, 2015
Summary: When we become Christians, we are engaged in the battle between good and evil. In the midst of the battle it is not too late for people to learn the Good News and repent. Everyone who remains on the straight and narrow path is blessed.
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Strength for the Journey
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Dec, 2014
Summary: This sermon is an overview of the qualities that helped Ezra succeed in his return to Israel along with 3000 other exiles to reestablish proper worship among the Jews.
Series: The Story
David Owens avatar
Ezra - A Person of Influence
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2014
Summary: In this sermon, we see that Ezra had an impact on others because he was devoted to the Word of God, he was devoted to prayer and fasting, and he was dependent on the hand of God.
Perry Greene avatar
Life-Long Learning
Shared by: Perry Greene on Sep, 2013
Summary: As disciples of our Rabbi, we have a never-ending source of material to learn and live.
William R. Nabaza avatar
Artaxerxes's generous giving
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you a cheerful giver? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that our motivation should be out of love not of fear when it comes to giving. IV. TEXT: Ezra 7:21-23 (New Living Translation, Second Edi
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,115
William R. Nabaza avatar
Ezra's prayer
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you a prayerful person? Do you pray earnestly? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show the model of New Testament Grace Prayers that gets answered. IV. TEXT: Ezra 7:27-28 (New Living Translation, Sec
Scripture: Ezra 7:27-28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 622
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD using King Artaxerxes
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you been so generously used by GOD as His channel? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that we are meant to be channels of blessings not storages of wealth or storehouses of wealth, for storehouses ar
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezra 7:17-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,202
William R. Nabaza avatar
Ezra priest scribe law expert teacher
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Is the hand of the LORD on you because of your own good works? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that GOD's hands is on us because of His own decision, plan and will not of our own choosing therefore we
Scripture: Ezra 7:6
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 901
William R. Nabaza avatar
Ezra devoted himself
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you devoted to the LORD or your spouse? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show our devotion to the LORD can take us new heights and growths with GOD. IV. TEXT: Ezra 7:10 (New Living Translation, Sec
Scripture: Ezra 7:10
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 816
William R. Nabaza avatar
Ezra priest scribe law expert teacher
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Is the hand of the LORD on you because of your own good works? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that GOD's hands is on us because of His own decision, plan and will not of our own choosing therefore we
Scripture: Ezra 7:6
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 815
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD using King Artaxerxes
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you been so generously used by GOD as His channel? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that we are meant to be channels of blessings not storages of wealth or storehouses of wealth, for storehouses ar
Scripture: Ezra 7:17-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 998
bala samson avatar
Snare of money
Shared by: bala samson on Mar, 2013
Summary: God cannot bless butter fingers! If you are allowing money to slip effortlessly through your fingers for extravagant spending, squandering and lavish living, mark it, God cannot trust you with His money!
Scripture: Ezra 7:8-28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 331
Hal Seed avatar
How Can I Master the Bible?
Shared by: Hal Seed on Nov, 2012
Summary: You can’t master the Bible, but the Bible can master you. This sermon teaches how to study the Bible.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:9-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,592
Larry Wilson avatar
The Preaching Pagan: Artaxerxes
Shared by: Larry Wilson on Jul, 2010
Summary: Sermon 13 in the series. God simply cannot be placed in a box. When He so chooses, He can use pagan kings to accomplish His will and His plan for Israel. In a letter preserved for us, not in Hebrew, but in the Aramaic, we have the word for word decree of
Scripture: Ezra 7:11-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,094
Larry Wilson avatar
Ezra the Man
Shared by: Larry Wilson on Jul, 2010
Summary: Sermon 12 in the series. Between the events of chapter 6 and the return of Ezra in chapter 7 is a period of fifty-seven years. The entire book of Esther fits between these chapters. We now find ourselves at a point of transition. Although the people had
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezra 7:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,962
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CUANDO LLAMA DIOS
Shared by: Kelly Cabrera on Mar, 2010
Summary: Todo llamado de Dios tiene una misión específica para cubrir una necesidad de su pueblo y él aun antes de nosotros saber a que nos llamará en el mundo espiritual comienza a mover las piezas para que esa misión se pueda cumplir.
Series: Liderazgo
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:12-14
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,996
Gregory Mc Donald Sr. avatar
Putting First Things First
Shared by: Gregory Mc Donald Sr. on Feb, 2010
Summary: Because Ezra not only knew the Scriptures but applied them to his life, he was granted great authority by this heathen King. His title would have been the equivalent of Secretary of State for Jewish Affairs.
Scripture: Ezra 7:10
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 746
Allen James avatar
Sacred Community
Shared by: Allen James on Nov, 2009
Summary: God desires to create sacred communities who are wholly devoted to Him.
Series: Sacred Space
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:1-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 743
Jerry Shirley avatar
Construction
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Mar, 2009
Summary: Anytime the people of God say let us rise up and build the devil and his forces rise up in opposition. Rebuilding Jerusalem, the Temple, and the Walls, and the coming reunification of Israel. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.
based on 39 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 1:1-7:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,926
Wilbur Madera Rivas avatar
Héroes: Esdras
Shared by: Wilbur Madera Rivas on Jul, 2008
Summary: Dios se deleita en usar al que ama Su Palabra
Series: Héroes
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:1-10
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 4,039
Jim Drake avatar
Powerful Witness
Shared by: Jim Drake on Apr, 2008
Summary: The presence of the temple and the work the remnant did to built it stood as a testimony and a powerful witness for God. What stands as a powerful witness to our age? The Word of God sent out from the Church of God proclaimed by the people of God.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:11-8:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,064
Jim Drake avatar
Look Who Finally Showed Up
Shared by: Jim Drake on Apr, 2008
Summary: Ezra had confidence in God’s providence. When you see God’s providential hand of control it takes away your worries and fears and it gives you joy and peace and assurance. When you see God in control it gives you boldness and confidence to do the things H
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,824
Marilyn Murphree avatar
Mining for Gold in the Word of God
Shared by: Marilyn Murphree on May, 2007
Summary: What do we need to know about God’s Word in order to be skillful in living a Christian life as well as helping others in their journey of faith?
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:6-10
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 11,350
Delfin Corona avatar
MOVING ON TO OUR HIGH CALLING
Shared by: Delfin Corona on Aug, 2006
Summary: This sermon suggests four steps to move on to our high calling base on the experience of Ezra.
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:1-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,613
Lee Henry avatar
The Hand of God was Upon Him
Shared by: Lee Henry on Jul, 2006
Summary: The story of Ezra is presented as an encouragement for us to study God’s word, practice God’s will and teach God’s law.
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:1-10
Views: 4,460
Ralph Andrus avatar
Ezra: The Leader
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Aug, 2005
Summary: Simple outline on the character of Ezra
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,947
Larry Brincefield avatar
How to Experience God
Shared by: Larry Brincefield on Jul, 2005
Summary: The "Hand of God" was with Ezra because: 1. He Studied God’s Word 2. He observed God’s Word 3. He Taught God’s Word
Series: Ezra
based on 23 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:6-10
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 6,749
Ray Searan avatar
A New Year's Example for the Church of the Living God
Shared by: Ray Searan on May, 2005
Summary: As we approach another New Year in a few days, many of us will continue a tradition that we have followed for hundreds of years. I am referring to the practice of making New Year’s resolutions. I am not going to tell you that whether or not you make New Y
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Ezra 7:10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,983