* the river of Ahava.
* the hand.
22 7:9,28 Job 5:19-24 Ps 91:9-14 Isa 41:10-14 Ac 25:3 26:22
* and he delivered.
Ezra and his company had now entered upon a journey of several
hundred miles through the desert, which they were nearly four
months in completing, encumbered with families and
possessions, and carrying large treasures with them, which
would invite the attempts of the Arabian hordes, and others,
that infested that neighbourhood; yet, having declared to the
king, "that the hand of God was upon all them for good that
seek him, and that his power and wrath were against all them
that forsook him," (ver. 22,) he determined to travel without
a guard, except that of the Almighty, being ashamed to ask any
other, after his former avowed confidence in Him! Having,
therefore, humbled themselves before the Lord, and besought
his guidance and protection, he was intreated by them, their
enemies were restrained or disabled, and they arrived
unmolested at Jerusalem.