Ezra 10:4
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New International Version
Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it."

King James Bible
Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

Darby Bible Translation
Arise, for this matter is incumbent on thee, and we will be with thee: be of good courage, and do [it].

World English Bible
Arise; for the matter belongs to you, and we are with you. Be courageous, and do it."

Young's Literal Translation
rise, for on thee is the matter, and we are with thee; be strong, and do.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee - By the decree of Artaxerxes, he was authorized to do everything that the law of God required: see Ezra 7:23-28. And all officers were commanded to be aiding and assisting; hence Shechaniah says, We are with you.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Joshua 7:10 And the LORD said to Joshua, Get you up; why lie you thus on your face?

1 Chronicles 22:16,19 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the LORD be with you...

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

for this matter (By the decree of Artaxerxes, Ezra was authorised to do every thing that the law of God required.)

Ezra 7:23-28 Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven...

Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...

we also will

Joshua 1:16-18 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that you command us we will do, and wherever you send us, we will go...

1 Chronicles 28:10,21 Take heed now; for the LORD has chosen you to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it...

be of good

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees...

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:

Hebrews 12:12,13 Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees...

Ezra, the Praying Reformer
Before the Great War there were many signs of a new interest in PRAYER and new hope from its exercise. How these signs have multiplied is known to every one. This one thing at least that is good the War has done for us already. Let us not miss our opportunity. Prayer is not an easy exercise. It requires encouragement, exposition, and training. There never was a time when men and women were more sincerely anxious to be told how to pray. Prayer is the mightiest instrument in our armory, and if we are
Edward M. Bounds—Prayer and Praying Men

The Old Testament Canon from Its Beginning to Its Close.
The first important part of the Old Testament put together as a whole was the Pentateuch, or rather, the five books of Moses and Joshua. This was preceded by smaller documents, which one or more redactors embodied in it. The earliest things committed to writing were probably the ten words proceeding from Moses himself, afterwards enlarged into the ten commandments which exist at present in two recensions (Exod. xx., Deut. v.) It is true that we have the oldest form of the decalogue from the Jehovist
Samuel Davidson—The Canon of the Bible

Cross References
1 Chronicles 28:10
Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house as the sanctuary. Be strong and do the work."

Ezra 10:5
So Ezra rose up and put the leading priests and Levites and all Israel under oath to do what had been suggested. And they took the oath.

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