Ezra 7:18
New International Version
You and your fellow Israelites may then do whatever seems best with the rest of the silver and gold, in accordance with the will of your God.

New Living Translation
Any silver and gold that is left over may be used in whatever way you and your colleagues feel is the will of your God.

English Standard Version
Whatever seems good to you and your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and gold, you may do, according to the will of your God.

Berean Study Bible
You and your brothers may do whatever seems best with the rest of the silver and gold, according to the will of your God.

King James Bible
And whatsoever shall seem good to thee, and to thy brethren, to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do after the will of your God.

New King James Version
And whatever seems good to you and your brethren to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, do it according to the will of your God.

New American Standard Bible
And whatever seems good to you and your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and gold, you may do according to the will of your God.

NASB 1995
“Whatever seems good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and gold, you may do according to the will of your God.

NASB 1977
“And whatever seems good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and gold, you may do according to the will of your God.

Amplified Bible
And whatever seems good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, you may do in accordance with the will of your God.

Christian Standard Bible
You may do whatever seems best to you and your brothers with the rest of the silver and gold, according to the will of your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You may do whatever seems best to you and your brothers with the rest of the silver and gold, according to the will of your God.

American Standard Version
And whatsoever shall seem good to thee and to thy brethren to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do ye after the will of your God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And anything that is pleasing for you and for your brothers to do with the remainder of this money, according to the pleasure of your God you will do.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And whatever it shall seem good to thee and to thy brethren to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, do as it is pleasing to your God.

Contemporary English Version
If any silver or gold is left, you and your people may use it for whatever pleases your God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if it seem good to thee, and to thy brethren to do any thing with the rest of the silver and gold, do it according to the will of your God.

English Revised Version
And whatsoever shall seem good to thee and to thy brethren to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do ye after the will of your God.

Good News Translation
You may use the silver and gold that is left over for whatever you and your people desire, in accordance with the will of your God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You and your relatives may do whatever you think is right with the rest of the silver and gold. However, what you do must conform to the will of your God.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, the balance remaining of the silver and gold may be used for whatever other purpose you and your people desire, as long as such use is consistent with the will of your God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And whatsoever shall seem good to thee and to thy brethren to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do ye after the will of your God.

Literal Standard Version
and that which to you and to your brothers is good to do with the rest of the silver and gold, according to the will of your God you do.

NET Bible
You may do whatever seems appropriate to you and your colleagues with the rest of the silver and the gold, in keeping with the will of your God.

New Heart English Bible
Whatever shall seem good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, do that after the will of your God.

World English Bible
Whatever shall seem good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, do that after the will of your God.

Young's Literal Translation
and that which to thee and to thy brethren is good to do with the rest of the silver and gold, according to the will of your God ye do.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Artaxerxes' Letter for Ezra
17With this money, therefore, you are to buy as many bulls, rams, and lambs as needed, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings, and offer them on the altar at the house of your God in Jerusalem. 18You and your brothers may do whatever seems best with the rest of the silver and gold, according to the will of your God. 19You must deliver to the God of Jerusalem all the articles given to you for the service of the house of your God.…

Cross References
Ezra 7:17
With this money, therefore, you are to buy as many bulls, rams, and lambs as needed, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings, and offer them on the altar at the house of your God in Jerusalem.

Ezra 7:19
You must deliver to the God of Jerusalem all the articles given to you for the service of the house of your God.


Treasury of Scripture

And whatever shall seem good to you, and to your brothers, to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do after the will of your God.

whatsoever

2 Kings 12:15
Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.

2 Kings 22:7
Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.

that do

Ezra 7:26
And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.

Ephesians 5:17
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.









(18) The rest . . .--This clause of large latitude would be of great importance for the general beautify. ing of the Temple (Ezra 7:27).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You and your brothers
אֶחָ֜ךְ‪‬ (’e·ḥāḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 252: A brother

may do
לְמֶעְבַּ֑ד (lə·me‘·baḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5648: To do, make, prepare, keep

whatever
וּמָ֣ה (ū·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's 4101: Interrogative what?, what!, indefinitely what

seems best
יֵיטַ֗ב (yî·ṭaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3191: To be good or pleasing

with the rest
בִּשְׁאָ֛ר (biš·’ār)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7606: Rest, remainder

of the silver
כַּסְפָּ֥א (kas·pā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 3702: Silver, money

and gold,
וְדַהֲבָ֖ה (wə·ḏa·hă·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 1722: Gold

according to the will
כִּרְע֥וּת (kir·‘ūṯ)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7470: Pleasure, will

of your God.
אֱלָהֲכֹ֖ם (’ĕ·lā·hă·ḵōm)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 426: God


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