Ezra 5:2

2 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Joshua son of Jozadak set to work to rebuild the house of God in Jerusalem. And the prophets of God were with them, supporting them.

Ezra 5:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 Then rose up Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and began to build the house of God which is at Jerusalem: and with them were the prophets of God helping them.
ESV
2 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak arose and began to rebuild the house of God that is in Jerusalem, and the prophets of God were with them, supporting them.
NLT
2 Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jehozadak responded by starting again to rebuild the Temple of God in Jerusalem. And the prophets of God were with them and helped them.
MSG
2 And so Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jozadak started again, rebuilding The Temple of God in Jerusalem. The prophets of God were right there helping them.
CSB
2 Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jozadak began to rebuild God's house in Jerusalem. The prophets of God were with them, helping them.

Ezra 5:2 Meaning and Commentary

Ezra 5:26

And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children
of Israel
Which is repeated for the certainty of it, and for the sake of what follows:

and the stranger that sojourneth among them;
the proselyte of righteousness; so the blessing of pardon, through the propitiatory sacrifice of Christ, comes upon believing Gentiles as well as Jews, ( Romans 4:9 ) ( 1 John 2:2 ) ;

seeing all the people [were] in ignorance;
both the congregation of Israel and the stranger; (See Gill on Numbers 15:25).

Ezra 5:2 In-Context

1 Now Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the prophet, a descendant of Iddo, prophesied to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, who was over them.
2 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Joshua son of Jozadak set to work to rebuild the house of God in Jerusalem. And the prophets of God were with them, supporting them.
3 At that time Tattenai, governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and their associates went to them and asked, “Who authorized you to rebuild this temple and to finish it?”
4 They also asked, “What are the names of those who are constructing this building?”
5 But the eye of their God was watching over the elders of the Jews, and they were not stopped until a report could go to Darius and his written reply be received.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S 1 Chronicles 3:19; Haggai 1:14; Haggai 2:21; Zechariah 4:6-10
  • 2. S Ezra 2:2; Ezra 3:2
  • 3. ver 8; Haggai 2:2-5