61 King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives stored in the treasury at Babylon.

Other Translations of Ezra 6:1

King James Version

61 Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, rolls: Chaldee, books where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

English Standard Version

61 Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in Babylonia, in the house of the archives where the documents were stored.

The Message

61 So King Darius ordered a search through the records in the archives in Babylon.

New King James Version

61 Then King Darius issued a decree, and a search was made in the archives, where the treasures were stored in Babylon.

New Living Translation

61 So King Darius issued orders that a search be made in the Babylonian archives, which were stored in the treasury.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezra 6:1

Commentary on Ezra 6:1-12

(Read Ezra 6:1-12)

When God's time is come for fulfilling his gracious purposes concerning his church, he will raise up instruments to do it, from whom such good service was not expected. While our thoughts are directed to this event, we are led by Zechariah to fix our regard on a nobler, a spiritual building. The Lord Jesus Christ continues to lay one stone upon another: let us assist the great design. Difficulties delay the progress of this sacred edifice. Yet let not opposition discourage us, for in due season it will be completed to his abundant praise. He shall bring forth the head-stone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.