Parallel Bible results for Ezra 4:19-24

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Ezra 4:19-24

NRS 19 So I made a decree, and someone searched and discovered that this city has risen against kings from long ago, 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. NRS 20 Jerusalem has had mighty kings 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. NRS 21 Therefore issue an order that these people be made to cease, and that this city not be rebuilt, until I make a decree. NIV 21 Now issue an order to these men to stop work, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order. NRS 22 Moreover, 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? NRS 23 Then when the copy of King Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum and the scribe Shimshai and their associates, they hurried to the Jews in Jerusalem and by force and power made them cease. 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. NRS 24 At that time the work on the house of God in Jerusalem stopped and was discontinued until the second year of the reign of King Darius 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.