New International Version
King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives stored in the treasury at 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.
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.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In the house of the rolls - בית ספריא beith siphraiya, the house of the books, the king's library. This is the first time we hear of a library.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
rolls. Chal. books
laid up. Chal. made to descend
LibraryGod the Joy-Bringer
'They kept the feast ... seven days with joy; for the Lord had made them joyful.'--EZRA vi. 22. Twenty years of hard work and many disappointments and dangers had at last, for the Israelites returning from the captivity, been crowned by the completion of the Temple. It was a poor affair as compared with the magnificent house that had stood upon Zion; and so some of them 'despised the day of small things.' They were ringed about by enemies; they were feeble in themselves; there was a great deal to …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The "Fraternity" of Pharisees
Now if it pleases the king, let a search be made in the royal archives of Babylon to see if King Cyrus did in fact issue a decree to rebuild this house of God in Jerusalem. Then let the king send us his decision in this matter.
For seven days they celebrated with joy the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because the LORD had filled them with joy by changing the attitude of the king of Assyria so that he assisted them in the work on the house of God, the God of Israel.
Now I decree that any of the Israelites in my kingdom, including priests and Levites, who volunteer to go to Jerusalem with you, may go.
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
"Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.
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