32 And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.
32 So we arrived in Jerusalem, where we rested three days.
32 We came to Jerusalem, and there we remained three days.
32 We arrived in Jerusalem and waited there three days.
32 So we came to Jerusalem, and stayed there three days.
32 So we arrived safely in Jerusalem, where we rested for three days.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezra 8:32
Commentary on Ezra 8:31-36
(Read Ezra 8:31-36)
Enemies laid wait for the Jews, but God protected them. Even the common perils of journeys, call us to go out with prayer, and to return with praise and thanksgiving. But what shall we render when the Lord has led us safely through the pilgrimage of life, through the gloomy vale of death, out of the reach of all our enemies, into everlasting happiness! Among their sacrifices they had a sin-offering. The atonement sweetens and secures every mercy to us, which will not be truly comfortable, unless sin be taken away, and our peace made with God. Then had the church rest. The expressions here used, direct us to the deliverance of sinners from spiritual bondage, and their pilgrimage to the heavenly Jerusalem, under the care and protection of their God and Saviour.