Ezra and the Law

International Sunday School February 13 2022 Winter Quarter #11

Ezra 7:1-10 NIV  After these things, during the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,  (2)  the son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,  (3)  the son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,  (4)  the son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,  (5)  the son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest—  (6)  this Ezra came up from Babylon. He was a teacher well versed in the Law of Moses, which the LORD, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was on him.  (7)  Some of the Israelites, including priests, Levites, musicians, gatekeepers and temple servants, also came up to Jerusalem in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes.  (8)  Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king.  (9)  He had begun his journey from Babylon on the first day of the first month, and he arrived in Jerusalem on the first day of the fifth month, for the gracious hand of his God was on him.  (10)  For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.

Ezra 7:1-10 NIV

Ezra 7:23-26 NIV  Whatever the God of heaven has prescribed, let it be done with diligence for the temple of the God of heaven. Why should his wrath fall on the realm of the king and of his sons?  (24)  You are also to know that you have no authority to impose taxes, tribute or duty on any of the priests, Levites, musicians, gatekeepers, temple servants or other workers at this house of God.  (25)  And you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom of your God, which you possess, appoint magistrates and judges to administer justice to all the people of Trans-Euphrates—all who know the laws of your God. And you are to teach any who do not know them.  (26)  Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.

Ezra 7:23-26 NIV 

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