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This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

7:6 the hand of the LORD. A variation of the striking clause, “the hand of the LORD his God upon him,” occurs six times in Ezra (7:6,9,28; 8:18,22,31) and twice in Nehemiah (2:8,18). Both writers emphasize that their own remarkable accomplishments were by the protecting and enabling grace of God.

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