Ezra 4:19-24 KJV

19 And I commanded * ,a and search hath been made, and it is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.

References for Ezra 4:19

    • ƒ 4:19 - I commanded: Chaldee, by me a decree is set
      20 There have been mighty kings also over Jerusalem, which have ruled over all countries beyond the river; and toll, tribute, and custom, was paid unto them.
      21 Giveb ye now commandment to cause these men to cease , and that this city be not builded , until another commandment shall be given from me.

      References for Ezra 4:21

        • „ 4:21 - Give...: Chaldee, Make a decree
          22 Take heed * now that ye fail not to do * this: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?
          23 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 forcec and power.

          References for Ezra 4:23

            • … 4:23 - by force...: Chaldee, by arm and power
              24 Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased * unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.