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Ezra 4:15-24

NIV 15 so that a search may be made in the archives of your predecessors. In these records you will find that this city is a rebellious city, troublesome to kings and provinces, a place of rebellion from ancient times. That is why this city was destroyed. NIV 15 so that a search may be made in the archives of your predecessors. In these records you will find that this city is a rebellious city, troublesome to kings and provinces, a place of rebellion from ancient times. That is why this city was destroyed. NIV 16 We inform the king that if this city is built and its walls are restored, you will be left with nothing in Trans-Euphrates. NIV 16 We inform the king that if this city is built and its walls are restored, you will be left with nothing in Trans-Euphrates. 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: Greetings. 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: Greetings. NIV 18 The letter you sent us has been read and translated in my presence. NIV 18 The letter you sent us has been read and translated in my presence. NIV 19 I issued an order and a search was made, and it was found that this city has a long history of revolt against kings and has been a place of rebellion and sedition. NIV 19 I issued an order and a search was made, and it was found that this city has a long history of revolt against kings and has been a place of rebellion and sedition. NIV 20 Jerusalem has had powerful kings ruling over the whole of Trans-Euphrates, and taxes, tribute and duty were paid to them. NIV 20 Jerusalem has had powerful kings ruling over the whole of Trans-Euphrates, and taxes, tribute and duty were paid to them. NIV 21 Now issue an order to these men to stop work, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order. NIV 21 Now issue an order to these men to stop work, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order. NIV 22 Be careful not to neglect this matter. Why let this threat grow, to the detriment of the royal interests? NIV 22 Be careful not to neglect this matter. Why let this threat grow, to the detriment of the royal interests? NIV 23 As soon as the copy of the letter of King Artaxerxes was read to Rehum and Shimshai the secretary and their associates, they went immediately to the Jews in Jerusalem and compelled them by force to stop. NIV 23 As soon as the copy of the letter of King Artaxerxes was read to Rehum and Shimshai the secretary and their associates, they went immediately to the Jews in Jerusalem and compelled them by force to stop. NIV 24 Thus the work on the house of God in Jerusalem came to a standstill until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia. NIV 24 Thus the work on the house of God in Jerusalem came to a standstill until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.