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 Ezra 4:2 - 11
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   Book of Ezra
   Chapter 4  - Click for Chapter Audio
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of fathers' households, and said to them, "Let us build with you, for we, like you, seek your God; and R61 we have been sacrificing to Him since the days of Esarhaddon R62 king of Assyria, who brought us up here."
 
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But Zerubbabel and Jeshua and the rest of the heads of fathers' households of Israel said to them, "You R63 have nothing in common with us in building a house to our God; but we ourselves will together build to the LORD God of Israel, as R64 King Cyrus, the king of Persia has commanded us."
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the R65 people of the land discouraged F42 the people of Judah, and frightened them from building,
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and hired counselors against them to frustrate their counsel all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
 
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Now in the reign of Ahasuerus, R66 F43 in the beginning of his reign, they wrote an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And in the days of Artaxerxes, F44 Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the text F45 of the letter was written in Aramaic and translated from R67 Aramaic.
 
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Rehum F46 the commander and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to King Artaxerxes, as follows--
 
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then wrote Rehum the commander and Shimshai the scribe and the R68 rest of their colleagues, the judges and the R69 lesser governors, the officials, the secretaries, the men of Erech, the Babylonians, the men of Susa, that is, the Elamites,
 
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and the rest of the nations which the great and honorable Osnappar F47 deported and settled in the city of Samaria, and in the rest of the region beyond the River. F48 Now R70
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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this is the copy of the letter which they sent to him: "To King Artaxerxes: Your servants, the men in the region beyond the River, and now
 

FOOTNOTES:
F42 Lit weakened the hands of
F43 Or Xerxes; Heb Ahash-verosh
F44 Heb Artah-shashta
F45 Lit writing
F46 Ch 4:8-6:18 is in Aram
F47 I.e. probably Ashurbanipal
F48 I.e. Euphrates River, and so throughout the ch

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R61 2 Kings 17:32
R62 2 Kings 19:37
R63 Nehemiah 2:20
R64 Ezra 1:1,2
R65 Ezra 3:3
R66 Esther 1:1; Daniel 9:1
R67 2 Kings 18:26; Daniel 2:4
R68 2 Kings 17:24
R69 Ezra 5:6; 6:6
R70 Ezra 4:11,17; 7:12

 
 

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