THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
Welcome back my friends.
This week, April 13-15, 2021, we conclude our 'verbatim posts' for the 'book' of 'Ezra'. Next, in a few weeks, as the Lord wills, we will post our final planned Old Testament Book for this 'room', 'Nehemiah'.
Below are the links to the posts for the 'overviews' for all three books for your ease in future reference, from Esther, now Ezra, and soon, Nehemiah. Amen. Amen, and Continuing into 2021:
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Esther', Introduction, Post A, November 9, 2020
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Introduction, Post B, November 11, 2020
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Nehemiah', Introduction, Post C, November 13, 2020
[Includes the review of where we have been in this 'room', for easy and continuing reference.]
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Post Chapter 1-AM, March 22, 2021
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Post Chapter 1-PM, March 22, 2021
The contents of the book of Ezra may be summarized as follows:
Outline of the Book of Ezra
1) The return of the exiles to Jerusalem at the decree of Cyrus, 546 BC (Ezra 1-2 ).
2 ) The work of rebuilding the temple begun, brought to a standstill through the efforts of heathen neighbors, and finally completed at the urging of Haggai and Zechariah (Ezra 3-6).
3 ) Ezra's return to Jerusalem for the purpose of restoring the temple service (Ezra 7-8).
4 ) The problem of mixed marriages, which threatened to plunge the Jews into the same course of idolatry which had brought about their original downfall (Ezra 9-10). Amen. Amen.
Ezra Chapter 9-10 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Continuing from:
I. The Return Under Ezra, 7:1-10:44audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
A. The Return to Jerusalem, 7:1-8:36
1. The leader, Ezra, 7:1-10
2. The letter of Artaxerxes, 7:11-28 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Post Chapter 7, April 7, 2021.
3. The journey, 8:1-36 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Post Chapter 8, April 9, 2021
Our final section: audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Post Chapter 9, April 13, 2021
B. The Revival of Jerusalem, 9:1-10:44 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
1. The condition of the people, 9:1-4 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
2. The confession of Ezra, 9:5-15 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Post Chapter 10, April 15, 2021
3. The covenant of the people, 10:1-8 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
4. The cleansing of the people, 10:9-44 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Chapter 10 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Ezra encourages to reformation. (1-5) He assembles the people. (6-14) Reformation effected. (15-44)
1 'Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.
2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.
3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
4 Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.
5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they should do according to this word. And they sware.'
Ezra encourages to reformation. (1-5) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 1-5 'Shechaniah owned the national guilt. The case is sad, but it is not desperate; the disease threatening, but not incurable. Now that the people begin to lament, a spirit of repentance seems to be poured out; now there is hope that God will forgive, and have mercy. The sin that rightly troubles us, shall not ruin us. In melancholy times we must observe what makes for us, as well as against us. And there may be good hopes through grace, even where there is the sense of great guilt before God.
The case is plain; what has been done amiss, must be undone again as far as possible; nothing less than this is true repentance. Sin must be put away, with a resolution never to have any thing more to do with it. What has been unjustly got, must be restored. No exception! Arise, be of good courage. Weeping, in this case, is good, but reforming is better.
As to being unequally yoked with unbelievers, such marriages, it is certain, are sinful, and ought not to be made; but now they are not null, as they were before the gospel did away the separation between Jews and Gentiles.
[See generally 1 Corinthians Chapter 7]audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
He assembles the people. (6-14) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
6 'Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.
7 And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem;
8 And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.
9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.
10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.
11 Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.
12 Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must we do.
13 But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.
14 Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us.'
He assembles the people. (6-14) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 6-14 'There is hope concerning people, when they are convinced, not only that it is good to part with their sins, but that it is necessary; we must do it, or we are undone. So rich is the mercy, and so plenteous the redemption of God, that there is hope for the vilest who hear the gospel, and are willing to accept of free salvation. When sinners mourn for their sins, and tremble at the word of God, there is hope that they will forsake them. To affect others with godly sorrow or love to God, we must ourselves be affected. It was carefully agreed how this affair should be carried on. That which is hastily resolved on seldom proves lasting.'
Reformation effected. (15-44)audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
15 'Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah were employed about this matter: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.
16 And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all of them by their names, were separated, and sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
17 And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month.
18 And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.
19 And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.
20 And of the sons of Immer; Hanani, and Zebadiah.
21 And of the sons of Harim; Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.
22 And of the sons of Pashur; Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethaneel, Jozabad, and Elasah.
23 Also of the Levites; Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah, (the same is Kelita,) Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.
24 Of the singers also; Eliashib: and of the porters; Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
25 Moreover of Israel: of the sons of Parosh; Ramiah, and Jeziah, and Malchiah, and Miamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.
26 And of the sons of Elam; Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Eliah.
27 And of the sons of Zattu; Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.
28 Of the sons also of Bebai; Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai.
29 And of the sons of Bani; Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth.
30 And of the sons of Pahathmoab; Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.'
Reformation effected. (15-44) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html, continuing.
31 'And of the sons of Harim; Eliezer, Ishijah, Malchiah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,
32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.
33 Of the sons of Hashum; Mattenai, Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei.
34 Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram, and Uel,
35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Chelluh,
36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasau,
38 And Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,
39 And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,
40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
41 Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,
42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.
43 Of the sons of Nebo; Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, and Joel, Benaiah.
44 All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.'
Reformation effected. (15-44) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 15-44 'The best reformers can but do their endeavour; when the Redeemer himself shall come to Zion, he shall effectually turn away ungodliness from Jacob. And when sin is repented of and forsaken, God will forgive it; but the blood of Christ, our Sin-offering, is the only atonement which takes away our guilt.
No seeming repentance or amendment will benefit those who reject Him, for self-dependence proves them still un-humbled.
All the names written in the book of life, are those of penitent sinners, not of self-righteous persons, who think they have no need of repentance.' Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Amen. Amen.
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