Ezra 6:1
Good News Translation
So Emperor Darius issued orders for a search to be made in the royal records that were kept in Babylon.

Contemporary English Version
King Darius ordered someone to go through the old records kept in Babylonia.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then king Darius gave orders, and they searched in the library of the books that were laid up in Babylon,

New American Bible
Thereupon King Darius issued an order to search the archives in which the treasures were stored in Babylon.

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Then king Darius gave orders, and they searched in the library of the books that were laid up in Babylon,

and search

Ezra 4:15,19 That search may be made in the books of the histories of thy fathers, and thou shalt find written in the records: and shalt know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to the kings and provinces, and that wars were raised therein of old time: for which cause also the city was destroyed. . . .

Ezra 5:17 Now therefore if it seem good to the king, let him search in the king's library, which is in Babylon, whether it hath been decreed by Cyrus the king, that the house of God in Jerusalem should be built, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

Job 29:16 I was the father of the poor: and the cause which I knew not, I searched out most diligently.

Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal the word, and the glory of kings to search out the speech.

rolls.

Psalm 40:7 Then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me

Jeremiah 36:2-4,20-23,29,32 Take thee a roll of a book, and thou shalt write in it all the words that I have spoken to thee against Israel and Juda, and against all the nations from the day that I spoke to thee, from the days of Josias even to this day. . . .

Ezekiel 2:9 And I looked, and behold, a hand was sent to me, wherein was a book rolled up: and he spread it before me, and it was written within and without: and there were written in it lamentations, and canticles, and woe.

Ezekiel 3:1 And he said to me: Son of man, eat all that thou shalt find: eat this book, and go speak to the children of Israel.

Revelation 5:1 And I saw, in the right hand of him that sat on the throne, a book, written within and without, sealed with seven seals.

laid up.

Context
The Decree of Darius
1Then king Darius gave orders, and they searched in the library of the books that were laid up in Babylon,2And there was found in Ecbatana, which is a castle in the province of Media, a book in which this record was written.…
Cross References
Ezra 5:17
Now therefore if it seem good to the king, let him search in the king's library, which is in Babylon, whether it hath been decreed by Cyrus the king, that the house of God in Jerusalem should be built, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

Ezra 6:22
And they kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy, for the Lord had made them joyful, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, that he should help their hands in the work of the house of the Lord the God of Israel.

Ezra 7:13
It is decreed by me, that all they of the people of Israel, and of the priests and of the Levites in my realm, that are minded to go into Jerusalem, should go with thee.

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal the word, and the glory of kings to search out the speech.

Daniel 9:25
Know thou, therefore, and take notice: that from the going forth of the word, to build up Jerusalem again, unto Christ, the prince, there shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks: and the street shall be built again, and the walls, in straitness of times.

Additional Translations
Thus King Darius ordered a search of the archives stored in the treasury of Babylon.Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Then Darius the king made a decree, and caused a search to be made in the record-offices, where the treasure is stored in Babylon.

Then king Darius gave orders, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Then Darius the king made a decree, and they sought in the house of the books of the treasuries placed there in Babylon,
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