New Living Translation
So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.
King James Bible
So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.
Darby Bible Translation
And we fasted, and besought our God for this; and he was entreated of us.
World English Bible
So we fasted and begged our God for this: and he was entreated of us.
Young's Literal Translation
And we fast, and seek from our God for this, and He is entreated of us.
Ezra 8:23 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:23 Intreated - He gave us an assurance of his gracious answer to our request.
LibraryUpon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
Discourse 7 "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: And thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6:16-18. 1. It has been the endeavour of Satan, from the beginning of the world, …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Isaac pleaded with the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was unable to have children. The LORD answered Isaac's prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant with twins.
1 Chronicles 5:20
They cried out to God during the battle, and he answered their prayer because they trusted in him. So the Hagrites and all their allies were defeated.
2 Chronicles 33:13
And when he prayed, the LORD listened to him and was moved by his request. So the LORD brought Manasseh back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh finally realized that the LORD alone is God!
On October 31 the people assembled again, and this time they fasted and dressed in burlap and sprinkled dust on their heads.
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