Bible Cross References
strengthened their hands
Ezra 7:15
You are to take with you the gold and silver offerings which I and my counselors desire to give to the God of Israel, whose Temple is in Jerusalem.
Ezra 7:16
You are also to take all the silver and gold which you collect throughout the province of Babylon and the offerings which the Israelite people and their priests give for the Temple of their God in Jerusalem.
Ezra 8:25-28
Then I weighed out the silver, the gold, and the utensils which the emperor, his advisers and officials, and the people of Israel had given to be used in the Temple, and I gave it to the priests.
This is what I gave them: silver - 25 tons; 100 silver utensils - 150 pounds; gold - 7,500 pounds; 20 gold bowls - 270 ounces; fine bronze bowls, equal in value to gold bowls
(SEE 8:26)
I said to them, "You are sacred to the LORD, the God of your ancestors, and so are all the silver and gold utensils brought to him as freewill offerings.
Ezra 8:33-28
willingly offered
Ezra 1:4
If any of his people in exile need help to return, their neighbors are to give them this help. They are to provide them with silver and gold, supplies and pack animals, as well as offerings to present in the Temple of God in Jerusalem."
Psalm 110:3
On the day you fight your enemies, your people will volunteer. Like the dew of early morning your young men will come to you on the sacred hills.
2 Corinthians 9:7
You should each give, then, as you have decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly.