Ezra 7:8
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New International Version
Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king.

New Living Translation
Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in August of that year.

English Standard Version
And Ezra came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

New American Standard Bible
He came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

King James Bible
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ezra came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, during the seventh year of the king.

International Standard Version
He arrived in Jerusalem during the fifth month of the seventh year of the king's reign.

NET Bible
He entered Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king.

New Heart English Bible
He came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In that same year in the fifth month, Ezra arrived in Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

New American Standard 1977
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, in the seventh year of the king.

King James 2000 Bible
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

American King James Version
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

American Standard Version
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, in the seventh year of the king.

Darby Bible Translation
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

English Revised Version
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

World English Bible
He came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

Young's Literal Translation
And he cometh in to Jerusalem in the fifth month, that is in the seventh year of the king,
Study Bible
Ezra Goes Up to Jerusalem
7Some of the sons of Israel and some of the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers and the temple servants went up to Jerusalem in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes. 8He came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king. 9For on the first of the first month he began to go up from Babylon; and on the first of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, because the good hand of his God was upon him.…
Cross References
Ezra 7:7
Some of the sons of Israel and some of the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers and the temple servants went up to Jerusalem in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes.

Ezra 7:9
For on the first of the first month he began to go up from Babylon; and on the first of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, because the good hand of his God was upon him.
Treasury of Scripture

And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

(8) In the seventh year.--The repeated notes of time must be marked. The journey itself comes afterwards: it is here indicated as having occupied four months. Ezra's company also is summarised beforehand, according to the manner of this book.

Verse 8. - And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month. From the ninth verse it appears that the first day of the first month - the opening day of the year - was selected for the commencement of the journey. This was no doubt viewed as an auspicious day for beginning an important undertaking. The time occupied on the way was exactly four months, which is longer than might have been supposed to be necessary. Herodotus reckoned it a three months journey from Sardis to Susa (ver. 53), and the younger Cyrus conducted an army from Ephesus to Cunaxa, near Babylon, in ninety- three marching days (Xen, 'Anab' 2 1, § 6) - the distance in either case being considerably more than that from Babylon to Jerusalem, even supposing the route followed to have been by Balis and Aleppo. But a caravan, like an army, requires rests; and we hear of one such rest at Ahava (Ezra 8:15). Cyrus gave his troops more days of rest than of movement, and took half the year to reach Cunaxa from Ephesus. We need not be surprised, therefore, that Ezra's journey occupied four months. Some delay must almost certainly have been caused by the perils of the route (see Ezra 8:31). And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month,.... With the above company; this was the month Abib, answering to part of July and part of August: which was in the seventh year of the king; as in the preceding verse. 8. he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month—that is, corresponding to the end of our July or beginning of our August. As he left Babylon on the Jewish New Year's Day (Ezr 7:9), the journey must have occupied not less than four months (a long period), but it was necessary to move at a slow pace and by short, easy stages, as he had to conduct a large caravan of poor people, including women, children, and all their household gear (see on [487]Ezr 8:24).7:1-10 Ezra went from Babylon to Jerusalem, for the good of his country. The king was kind to him; he granted all his requests, whatever Ezra desired to enable him to serve his country. When he went, many went with him; he obtained favour from his king, by the Divine favour. Every creature is that to us, which God makes it to be. We must see the hand of God in the events that befal us, and acknowledge him with thankfulness.
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