Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers: so you shall find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time; for which cause was this city laid waste.
Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let a search be made in the king's treasure house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king 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. The cause of him who I did not know, I searched out.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Then I said, "Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the scroll of a book.
"Take a scroll, and write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah, even to this day.
When I looked, behold, a hand was put forth to me; and, behold, a scroll of a book was in it.
He said to me, "Son of man, eat that which you find. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel."
I saw, in the right hand of him who sat on the throne, a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed shut with seven seals.