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Ezra 4:3 NIV

3 But Zerubbabel, Joshua 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.”

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  • a 4:4 - Or "and troubled them as they built"
  • b 4:6 - Hebrew "Ahasuerus"
  • c 4:7 - Or "written in Aramaic and translated"
  • d 4:7 - The text of 4:8–6:18 is in Aramaic.
  • e 4:13 - The meaning of the Aramaic for this clause is uncertain.