|Overview - Ezra 4|
|1||The adversaries, being not accepted in the building of the temple with the Jews, endeavour to hinder it.|
|7||Their letter to Artaxerxes.|
|17||The answer and decree of Artaxerxes.|
|23||The building is hindered.|
Ezra 4:23 (King James Version)
Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power.