22 For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we had told the king, (A)“The hand of our God is for good on (B)all who seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him.”

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31 Then we departed from the river Ahava (A)on the twelfth day of the first month, to go to Jerusalem. (B)The hand of our God was on us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and from ambushes by the way.

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