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Ezra 5 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Temple Work Resumed

(Hag. 1:1; Zec 1:1 )
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:1 - Now the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zekharyah the son of `Iddo, prophesied to the Yehudim who were in Yehudah and Yerushalayim; in the name of the God of Yisra'el prophesied they to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:2 - Then rose up Zerubbavel the son of She'alti'el, and Yeshua the son of Yotzadak, and began to build the house of God which is at Yerushalayim; and with them were the prophets of God, helping them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:3 - At the same time came to them Tattenai, the governor beyond the River, and Shetar-Bozenai, and their companions, and said thus to them, Who gave you a decree to build this house, and to finish this wall?
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:4 - Then we told them after this manner, what the names of the men were who were making this building.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:5 - But the eye of their God was on the Zakenim of the Yehudim, and they did not make them cease, until the matter should come to Daryavesh, and then answer should be returned by letter concerning it.

Adversaries Write to Darius

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:6 - The copy of the letter that Tattenai, the governor beyond the River, and Shetar-Bozenai, and his companions the Afarsekhi, who were beyond the River, sent to Daryavesh the king;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:7 - they sent a letter to him, in which was written thus: To Daryavesh the king, all shalom.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:8 - Be it known to the king, that we went into the province of Yehudah, to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls; and this work goes on with diligence and prospers in their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:9 - Then asked we those Zakenim, and said to them thus, Who gave you a decree to build this house, and to finish this wall?
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:10 - We asked them their names also, to inform you that we might write the names of the men who were at the head of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:11 - Thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and eretz, and are building the house that was built these many years ago, which a great king of Yisra'el built and finished.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:12 - But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven to wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nevukhadnetztzar king of Bavel, the Kasdai, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away into Bavel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:13 - But in the first year of Koresh king of Bavel, Koresh the king made a decree to build this house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:14 - The gold and silver vessels also of the house of God, which Nevukhadnetztzar took out of the temple that was in Yerushalayim, and brought into the temple of Bavel, those did Koresh the king take out of the temple of Bavel, and they were delivered to one whose name was Sheshbatztzer, whom he had made governor;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:15 - and he said to him, Take these vessels, go, put them in the temple that is in Yerushalayim, and let the house of God be built in its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:16 - Then came the same Sheshbatztzer, and laid the foundations of the house of God which is in Yerushalayim: and since that time even until now has it been in building, and yet it is not completed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:17 - Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure-house, which is there at Bavel, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Koresh the king to build this house of God at Yerushalayim; and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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