Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that search may be made in the book of the annals of thy fathers: so shalt thou find in the book of the annals and know that this city is a rebellious city, which has done damage to kings and provinces, and that they have raised sedition within the same of old time, for which cause this city was destroyed.
And now, if it seem good to the king, let search be made in the king's treasure-house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that orders were given by king Cyrus to build this house of God at Jerusalem; and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
I was a father to the needy, and the cause which I knew not I searched out;
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.
Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me --
Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spoke unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day.
And I looked, and behold, a hand was put forth toward me; and behold, a roll of a book therein.
And he said unto me, Son of man, eat what thou findest; eat this roll, and go, speak unto the house of Israel.
And I saw on the right hand of him that sat upon the throne a book, written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals.