Ezra 8:21 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Preparing to Return
21 I proclaimed a fast by the Ahava River,[a] so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask Him for a safe journey for us, our children, and all our possessions.
Ezra 8:31 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Arrival in Jerusalem
31 We set out from the Ahava River[a] on the twelfth day of the first month to go to Jerusalem. We were strengthened by our God,[b] and He protected us from the power of the enemy and from ambush along the way.