Parallel Bible results for Ezra 4:17-22

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Ezra 4:17-22

RSV 17 The king sent an answer: "To Rehum the commander and Shim'shai the scribe and the rest of their associates who live in Sama'ria and in the rest of the province Beyond the River, greeting. And now 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. RSV 18 the letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me. NIV 18 The letter you sent us has been read and translated in my presence. RSV 19 And I made a decree, and search has been made, and it has been found that this city from of old has risen against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made in it. 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. RSV 20 And mighty kings have been over Jerusalem, who ruled over the whole province Beyond the River, to whom tribute, custom, and toll were paid. NIV 20 Jerusalem has had powerful kings ruling over the whole of Trans-Euphrates, and taxes, tribute and duty were paid to them. RSV 21 Therefore make a decree that these men be made to cease, and that this city be not rebuilt, until a decree is made by me. NIV 21 Now issue an order to these men to stop work, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order. RSV 22 And take care not to be slack in this matter; why should damage grow to the hurt of the king?" NIV 22 Be careful not to neglect this matter. Why let this threat grow, to the detriment of the royal interests?