Ezra 4:17-22 NIV

17 The king sent this reply: To Rehum the commanding officer, Shimshai the secretary and the rest of their associates living in Samaria and elsewhere in Trans-Euphrates:1 Greetings.

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    • 19 4:17 - S ver 10
      18 The letter you sent us has been read and translated in my presence.
      19 I issued an order and a search was made, and it was found that this city has a long history of revolt2 against kings and has been a place of rebellion and sedition.

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      20 Jerusalem has had powerful kings ruling over the whole of Trans-Euphrates,3 and taxes, tribute and duty were paid to them.

      References for Ezra 4:20

      21 Now issue an order to these men to stop work, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order.
      22 Be careful not to neglect this matter. Why let this threat grow, to the detriment of the royal interests?4

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