Parallel Bible results for Ezra 4:17-22

Good News Translation w/ Apocrypha

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Ezra 4:17-22

GNTA 17 The emperor sent this answer: "To Rehum, the governor, to Shimshai, secretary of the province, and to their associates who live in Samaria and in the rest of West-of-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. GNTA 18 "The letter which you sent has been translated and read to me. NIV 18 The letter you sent us has been read and translated in my presence. GNTA 19 I gave orders for an investigation to be made, and it has indeed been found that from ancient times Jerusalem has revolted against royal authority and that it has been full of rebels and troublemakers. 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. GNTA 20 Powerful kings have reigned there and have ruled over the entire province of West-of-Euphrates, collecting taxes and revenue. NIV 20 Jerusalem has had powerful kings ruling over the whole of Trans-Euphrates, and taxes, tribute and duty were paid to them. GNTA 21 Therefore you are to issue orders that those men are to stop rebuilding the city until I give further commands. NIV 21 Now issue an order to these men to stop work, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order. GNTA 22 Do this at once, so that no more harm may be done to my interests." NIV 22 Be careful not to neglect this matter. Why let this threat grow, to the detriment of the royal interests?