EZRA 8:22

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“For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.”

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Ezra 8:22 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
I was ashamed בֹ֗שְׁתִּי Properly, to pale, i.e., by implication to be ashamed; also (by implication) to be disappointed or delayed ashamed
to require לִשְׁא֤וֹל To inquire; by implication, to request; by extension, to demand require
of מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses of
the king הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ A king king
a band of soldiers חַ֣יִל Probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength band soldiers
and horsemen וּפָֽרָשִׁ֔ים A steed (as stretched out to a vehicle, not single nor for mounting ) horsemen
to help לְעָזְרֵ֥נוּ To surround, i.e., protect or aid help
us against the enemy מֵֽאוֹיֵ֖ב Hating; an adversary against enemy
in the way: בַּדָּ֑רֶךְ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
because כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
we had spoken אָמַ֨רְנוּ To say (used with great latitude) spoken
unto the king, לַמֶּ֜לֶךְ A king king
saying, לֵאמֹ֗ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
The hand יַד A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
of our God אֱלֹהֵ֤ינוּ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
them for good לְטוֹבָ֔ה Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
that seek מְבַקְשָׁיו֙ To search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after seek
him; but his power וְעֻזּ֣וֹ Strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise) power
and his wrath וְאַפּ֔וֹ Properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire wrath
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
against עַ֖ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications against
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
them that forsake עֹֽזְבָֽיו׃ To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc forsake
him. עֹֽזְבָֽיו׃ To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc him

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  • 20  Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.

  • 21  Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

  • 22  For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

  • 23  So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.

  • 24  Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,




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