Ezra 1:6

“And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And all they that were about them, strengthened their hands with vessels of siluer, with golde, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things; besides all that was willingly offered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All those about them encouraged them with articles of silver, with gold, with goods, with cattle and with valuables, aside from all that was given as a freewill offering.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all they that were round about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all their neighbours gave them help with offerings of vessels of silver and gold and goods and beasts and things of great value, in addition to what was freely offered.
- Basic English Bible

And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with articles of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered.
- Darby Bible

And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered.
- Webster's Bible

All those who were around them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with animals, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered.
- World English Bible

and all those round about them have strengthened [them] with their hands, with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, apart from all that hath been offered willingly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And all they that were round about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezra 1:6


1:6 Strengthened their hands - God can, when he pleases, incline the hearts of strangers to be kind to his people; yea, make those strengthen their hands, who formerly weakened them.


Discussion for Ezra 1

  • BSP
    Verse 1: This shows that Jehovah God can move the hearts of kings in order to fulfill his purpose.
  • Irene123
    I love how the Lord Jesus works in ones life; and the sinners think it's their own idea. yes, many th'ots ln actions are of satan, but - they're allowed of God. Man has 'free will', but what he chooses comes from either satan or God. I love God's way because I know He's always aware of what's going on in our lives.
  • Wale
    Our God is God of all, He control every man both kings and followers. He uses anybody at anytime in fulfilment of his professes. The riches and prosperity comes from him to be useful for his glory alone. The children of God should continue faithful and trust him for their needs, he will supply us all our needs according to his glory.
  • Anthony Allen
    God can and He will provide, and if we have zeal to do God's plan for our life He will God will make a way I we need to do is trust Him.
  • Khan
    its a blessing to learn the word of God
  • Julia
    Anyway one has to be very strong to cotninue believing in God despite severe sufferings, it is not an easy thing and those who have not come across real suffering usually take things for granted. I think the grace of God is really needed for those who have had real temptations in life in order to cotninue trusting in God and spiritual consolation in a very special way.

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