Ezra 6:10
Then they will be able to offer sacrifices of a sweet aroma to the God of heaven and to pray for the lives of the king and his sons.
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sweet savours.

Genesis 8:21
When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, He said in His heart, "Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from his youth. And never again will I destroy all living creatures as I have done.

Leviticus 1:9, 13
The entrails and legs must be washed with water, and the priest shall burn all of it on the altar as a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma to the LORD. . . .

Ephesians 5:2
and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God.


Ezra 7:23
Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven must be done diligently for the His house. For why should wrath fall on the realm of the king and his sons?

Jeremiah 29:7
Seek the prosperity of the city to which I have sent you as exiles. Pray to the LORD on its behalf, for if it prospers, you too will prosper.'

1 Timothy 2:1, 2
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men . . .

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New American Standard Bible
that they may offer acceptable sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

King James Bible
That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that they can offer sacrifices of pleasing aroma to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

International Standard Version
so they may approach the God of Heaven with fragrant sacrifices and pray for the life of this king and his sons.

NET Bible
so that they may be offering incense to the God of heaven and may be praying for the good fortune of the king and his family.
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