Ezra 8:31

8:31 twelfth day. According to 7:9, departure was on the first day. The difference is due to the delay experienced in order to find the needed Levites.

he delivered us. Again Ezra attributes his success to God’s providential control. The fasting and prayer for a safe journey was answered with the arrival of people and possessions in Jerusalem (vv. 21, 32).