Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Began he to go up
This Ezra went up from Babylon, and he was a
scribe skilled in the law of Moses, which the Lord God of Israel had given; and the king granted him all he requested because the hand of the Lord his God was upon him.
and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s
forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress which is by the temple, for the wall of the city and for the house to which I will go.” And the king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was on me.
Thus we came to Jerusalem and remained there three days.