—came up from Babylon. He was a scribe skilled in the law of Moses,(A) which Yahweh, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he requested(B) because the hand of Yahweh his God was on him.(C)

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25 And you, Ezra, according to[a] God’s wisdom that you possess, appoint magistrates and judges to judge all the people in the region west of the Euphrates who know the laws of your God and to teach anyone who does not know them.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 7:25 Lit to your

Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform(A) made for this purpose. Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah stood beside him on his right; to his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash-baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

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