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Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:1 - When the prophets, Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied to the Jews who were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, who was over them,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:2 - then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak arose and began to rebuild the house of God which is in Jerusalem; and the prophets of God were with them supporting them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:3 - At that time Tattenai, the governor of the province beyond the [fn]River, and Shethar-bozenai and their colleagues came to them and spoke to them thus, “Who issued you a decree to rebuild this [fn]temple and to finish this structure?”

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:4 - Then we told them accordingly what the names of the men were who were reconstructing this building.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:5 - But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not stop them until a report could come to Darius, and then a written reply be returned concerning it.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:6 - This is the copy of the letter which Tattenai, the governor of the province beyond the River, and Shethar-bozenai and his colleagues the officials, who were beyond the River, sent to Darius the king.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:7 - They sent a report to him in which it was written thus: “To Darius the king, all peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:8 - “Let it be known to the king that we have gone to the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is being built with huge stones, and [fn]beams are being laid in the walls; and this work is going on with great care and is succeeding in their hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:9 - “Then we asked those elders and said to them thus, ‘Who issued you a decree to rebuild this temple and to finish this structure?’

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:10 - “We also asked them their names so as to inform you, and that we might write down the names of the men who were at their head.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:11 - “Thus they [fn]answered us, saying, ‘We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth and are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:12 - ‘But because our fathers had provoked the God of heaven to wrath, He gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and deported the people to Babylon.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:13 - ‘However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:14 - ‘Also the gold and silver utensils of the house of God which Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple [fn]in Jerusalem, and brought them to the temple of Babylon, these King Cyrus took from the temple of Babylon and they were given to one whose name was Sheshbazzar, whom he had appointed governor.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:15 - ‘He said to him, “Take these utensils, go and deposit them in the temple [fn]in Jerusalem and let the house of God be rebuilt in its place.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:16 - ‘Then that Sheshbazzar came and laid the foundations of the house of God [fn]in Jerusalem; and from then until now it has been under construction and it is not yet completed.’

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:17 - “Now if it pleases the king, let a search be conducted in the king’s treasure house, which is there in Babylon, if it be that a decree was issued by King Cyrus to rebuild this house of God at Jerusalem; and let the king send to us his decision concerning this matter.
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I.e. Euphrates River, and so throughout the chapter
Literally: house, and so in vv 9, 11, 12
Literally: timber is
Literally: returned us the word
Literally: that was in
Literally: that is in
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