Ezra 6:1
New International Version
King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives stored in the treasury at Babylon.

New Living Translation
So King Darius issued orders that a search be made in the Babylonian archives, which were stored in the treasury.

English Standard Version
Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in Babylonia, in the house of the archives where the documents were stored.

Berean Study Bible
Thus King Darius ordered a search of the archives stored in the treasury of Babylon.

New American Standard Bible
Then King Darius issued a decree, and search was made in the archives, where the treasures were stored in Babylon.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
King Darius gave the order, and they searched in the library of Babylon in the archives.

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
King Darius gave the order, and they searched in the library of Babylon in the archives.

International Standard Version
Then King Darius issued an order to search the Hall of Records where the Babylonian archives were stored.

NET Bible
So Darius the king issued orders, and they searched in the archives of the treasury which were deposited there in Babylon.

New Heart English Bible
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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then King Darius gave the order to search the library where the archives were stored in Babylon.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
Then King Darius issued a decree, and search was made in the archives, where the treasures were stored in Babylon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Darius, the king, gave a commandment, and a search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the scrolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
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.

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

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

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
Then Darius the king made a decree, and they sought in the house of the books of the treasuries placed there in Babylon,
Study Bible
The Decree of Darius
1Thus King Darius ordered a search of the archives stored in the treasury of Babylon. 2And a scroll was found in the fortress of Ecbatana, in the province of Media, with the following written on it: Memorandum:…
Cross References
Ezra 5:17
Now, therefore, if it pleases the king, let a search be made of the royal archives in Babylon to see if King Cyrus did indeed issue a decree to rebuild the house of God in Jerusalem. Then let the king send us his decision in this matter.

Ezra 6:22
For seven days they observed the Feast of Unleavened Bread with joy, because the LORD had made them joyful and turned the heart of the king of Assyria toward them to strengthen their hands in the work on the house of the God of Israel.

Ezra 7:13
I hereby decree that any volunteers among the Israelites in my kingdom, including the priests and Levites, may go up with you to Jerusalem.

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the glory of kings to search it out.

Daniel 9:25
Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, until the Messiah, the Prince, there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of distress.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

and search

Ezra 4:15,19
That search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers: so shalt thou find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful unto kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time: for which cause was this city destroyed…

Ezra 5:17
Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

Job 29:16
I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

rolls.

Psalm 40:7
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

Jeremiah 36:2-4,20-23,29,32
Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day…

Ezekiel 2:9
And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

laid up.







Lexicon
Thus
בֵּאדַ֛יִן (bê·ḏa·yin)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 116: Then, thereupon

King
מַלְכָּ֖א (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

Darius
דָּרְיָ֥וֶשׁ (dā·rə·yā·weš)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1868: Darius -- two person kings

ordered
שָׂ֣ם (śām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7761: To set, make

a search
וּבַקַּ֣רוּ ׀ (ū·ḇaq·qa·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1240: To plough, break forth, to inspect, admire, care for, consider

of the archives
בְּבֵ֣ית (bə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1005: A house

stored
מְהַחֲתִ֥ין (mə·ha·ḥă·ṯîn)
Verb - Hifil - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5182: To descend, to bring away, deposit, depose

in the treasury
גִנְזַיָּ֛א (ḡin·zay·yā)
Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 1596: A treasure

of Babylon.
בְּבָבֶֽל׃ (bə·ḇā·ḇel)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 895: Babylon -- an eastern Mediterranean empire and its capital city
(1) Made a decree.--Rather, gave an order.

Were laid up.--In the original, laid down, in a chamber for the storing of documents and other treasures.

Verse 1. - Darius the king made a decree. Rather, "gave an order" (Vulg., praecepit). A "decree" would not be necessary. And search was made in the house of the rolls. Literally, "in the house of the books," i.e. in the royal library, or record chamber. Where the treasures were laid up. The same repository was, apparently, used for documents of value and for the precious metals. An underground apartment is perhaps indicated by the word translated "laid up," which means "made to descend." 6:1-12 When God's time is come for fulfilling his gracious purposes concerning his church, he will raise up instruments to do it, from whom such good service was not expected. While our thoughts are directed to this event, we are led by Zechariah to fix our regard on a nobler, a spiritual building. The Lord Jesus Christ continues to lay one stone upon another: let us assist the great design. Difficulties delay the progress of this sacred edifice. Yet let not opposition discourage us, for in due season it will be completed to his abundant praise. He shall bring forth the head-stone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
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