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 Ezra 4:1 - 5
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   Book of Ezra
   Chapter 4
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were building a temple for the LORD, the God of Israel,
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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they came to Zerubbabel and to the heads of the families and said, "Let us help you build because, like you, we seek your God and have been sacrificing to him since the time of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us here."
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Zerubbabel, Jeshua and the rest of the heads of the families of Israel answered, "You have no part with us in building a temple to our God. We alone will build it for the LORD, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus, the king of Persia, commanded us."
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the peoples around them set out to discourage the people of Judah and make them afraid to go on building. F7
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They hired counselors to work against them and frustrate their plans during the entire reign of Cyrus king of Persia and down to the reign of Darius king of Persia.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F7 Or and troubled them as they built

 
 

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