Bible book Ezra Chapter 4 -
1 And [ heard G2532] the [ [ones] afflicting G3588] [ Judah and G2346] [ Benjamin] that G2532] [ the G3754] [ sons G3588] [ of the G5207] [ resettlement G3588] were building [ a house G3618] [ to the G3624] [ Boss ' G3588] [ the G2962] [ God ' G3588] [ of Israel. G2316] 2 And [ they approached G2532] [ to G1448] [ Zerubbabel, and G4314] [ to G2532] [ the G4314] [ rulers G3588] of the [ families G3588] [, and G3965] [ said G2532] [ to them G2036] [, We should build G1473] [ with G3618] [ you G3326] [, for G1473] [ as G3754] [ you G5613] [, we [also] inquire G1473] [ [to the G1567] [ your God ' G3588] [ G2316] [; and G1473] [ to him G2532] [ we G1473] [ sacrifice G1473] from days [ of Esar-haddon king G2250] of Assyria, the [ [one] bringing G3588] [ us G5342] [ here G1473] [. G5602] 3 And [ said G2532] [ to G2036] [ them G4314] [ Zerubbabel], and G1473] [ Jeshua, and G2532] [ the G2532] [ rest G3588] [ of the G2645] [ rulers G3588] of the [ families G3588] [ of the G3965] [ Israel, [It is] not for us G3588] [ G3756] [ and G1473] [ you G2532] [ the G1473] [ to build G3588] [ a house G3618] [ [to the G3624] [ our God ' G3588] [ G2316] [, for G1473] [ we G3754] [ ourselves G1473] [ together G1473] [ the G1909] [ G3588] [ will build G1473] [ to the G3618] [ Boss ' G3588] [ God ' G2962] [ of Israel, as G2316] [ gave charge G5613] [ to us G1781] [ Cyrus ["Boss" G1473] [ the G2962] [ king G3588] of Persians]. 4 And [ were G2532] the [ people G3588] [ of the G2992] [ land ' G3588] [ enfeebling G1093] [ the G1590] [ hands G3588] [ of the G5495] [ people G3588] [ of Judah, and G2992] [ they impeded G2532] them [ the G1473] [ to build G3588] [. G3618] 5 And [ they were hiring G2532] [ against G3409] [ them G1909] [ counselors G1473] [ the G4825] [ to efface G3588] the [ir counsel G3588] [ G1012] [ all G1473] [ the G3956] [ days G3588] [ of Cyrus ["Boss" G2250] [ king G2962] of Persians, and [ unto G2532] [ government ' G2193] of Darius, the [ king G3588] of Persians. 6 And [ in G2532] [ the G1722] [ government ' G3588] of Ahasuerus, and [ in G2532] [ beginning G1722] of his government ' [, they wrote G1473] [ a letter G1125] [ against G1992] [ the ones living in G1909] [ Judah and G3611] [ Jerusalem. G2532] 7 And [ in G2532] [ the G1722] [ days G3588] [ of Artaxerxes wrote G2250] [ in G1125] [ peace G1722] [ Mithridath], and G1515] [ Tabeel, with G2532] [ the G4862] [ rest G3588] [ of his fellow-servants G3062] [ G4889] [ to G1473] [ Artaxerxes king G4314] of Persians. wrote [ the G1125] [ tribute-gatherer G3588] the [ writing G3588] [ in Syrian and G1124] [ being translated G2532] [. G2059] 8 Rehum boss and [ Shimshai the G2532] [ scholar (scribe) ' G3588] [ (sofer G1122] [) wrote H5613] [ letter G1125] [ one G1992] [ against G1520] [ Jerusalem the G2596] [ to Artaxerxes king G3588] , [saying], 9 Thus [ judges G3592] [ Rehum boss G2919] , and [ Shimshai the G2532] [ scholar (scribe) ' G3588] [ (sofer G1122] [), and H5613] [ the G2532] [ rest G3588] [ of our fellow-servants G2645] [ G4889] [, Dinaites, Apharsathchites, Tarpelites, Apharsites, Archevites, Babylonians, Susanchites, Dehavites, Elamites, G1473] 10 and [ the G2532] [ rest G3588] [ of of the G2645] [ tradition-peoples (ethnics) ' G3588] [ whom G1484] [ resettled G3739] Asnapper the [ great G3588] [ and G3173] [ the G2532] [ esteemed G3588] [, and G5093] [ settled G2532] them [ in G1473] [ cities G1722] [ of the G4172] [ Samaria, and G3588] [ the G2532] [ rest G3588] [ on the other side G2645] [ of the G4008] [ river G3588] [. G4215] 11 This [is [ the G1473] [ disposition G3588] [ of the G1296] [ letter G3588] [ which G1992] [ they sent G3739] to [ him G4314] [ -- To G1473] [ Artaxerxes king G4314] . the [ [By] your servants G3588] [ G3816] [, men G1473] on the other side [ of the G4008] [ river G3588] [. G4215] 12 And [ now G2532] [ be made known G3568] [ let it G1110] to the [ king G3588] , that [ the G3754] [ Jews going up G3588] from you [ to G1473] [ us G4314] [ came G1473] [ into G2064] [ Jerusalem the G1519] [ city G3588] [ defecting G4172] and [ wicked G2532] [, which G4190] [ they are building G3739] [; and G3618] [ the G2532] [ walls G3588] [ of it G5038] [ are being readied G1473] [ G2675] , and [ foundations G2532] [ of it G2310] [ they elevated G1473] . 13 Now [ then G3568] [ let it be made known G3767] [ G1110] to the [ king G3588] , that [ if G3754] [ the G1437] [ that city G3588] [ G4172] [ should be rebuilt G1565] , and [ the G2532] [ walls G3588] [ of it G5038] [ should be readied G1473] [, [that] tributes G2675] [, tolls G5411] [, and G4234] [ customs G2532] they will not give [ G3756] [, and G1325] [ this G2532] [ to kings G3778] does evil [! G2554] 14 And [ now G2532] [ not G3568] [ as G3756] [ salt G2531] of the [ temple G3588] [ we salted G3485] , and [ an indecency G2532] [concerning the] king it is not allowed [ G3756] [ for us G1832] [ to look at G1473] [. On account of G1492] [ this G1223] [ we sent forth G3778] [ and G3992] [ made known G2532] [ to the G1107] [ king G3588] ; 15 that [ it should be examined G2443] [ in G1980] [ book G1722] of memoirs of the [ your fathers G3588] [ G3962] [; and G1473] [ you will find G2532] [ in G2147] [ the G1722] [ book G3588] of the [ memorial G3588] [, and G3422] [ will know G2532] [ that G1097] [ the G3754] [ that city G3588] [ G4172] [ city G1565] [ [is] a defecting G4172] , and [ one doing evil G2532] [ to kings G2554] ; and [ for places G2532] [ and G5561] [ 10> flights G2532] 11> for your [runaway] servants [ it is G1401] [ in G1096] [ midst G1722] [ of it G3319] [ from G1473] time [ of age (term) ` G5550] . On account of [ this G1223] [, the G3778] [ this city G3588] [ G4172] [ was made desolate G3778] [. G2049] 16 We make known [ then G1107] [ ourselves G3767] [ to the G1473] [ king G3588] , that [ if G3754] [ the G1437] [ that city G3588] [ G4172] [ should be built G1565] [, and G3618] [ the G2532] [ its walls G3588] [ G5038] [ should be readied G1473] [ for G2675] [ these [things] G4314] [, a part G3778] [ on G3313] [ the G1722] [ other side G3588] [ of the G4008] [ river G3588] [ there will not be G4215] [ G3756] to you [. G1473] 17 [And this then is] the [ word G3588] [ which G3056] [ sent G3739] the [ king G3588] to [ Rehum boss G4314] , and [ Shimshai scholar (scribe) ' G2532] [ (sofer G1122] [), and H5613] [ to the G2532] [ rest G3588] [ of their fellow-servants G2645] [ G4889] [ of the G1473] [ [ones] living G3588] [ in G3611] [ Samaria, and G1722] [ the G2532] [ rest G3588] [ on the other side G2645] [ of the G4008] [ river, [saying G3588] [, Peace G4215] [. And G1515] [ says [the king G2532] [, G5346] 18 The [ tribute-gatherer G3588] whom [ you sent G3739] to [ us G4314] [ was called G1473] [ before G2564] [ me G1715] [. G1473] 19 And [ by G2532] [ me G3844] [ was rendered G1473] [ a decree G5087] [, and G1106] [ they examined G2532] [ and G1980] [ it was found G2532] [ that G2147] [ the G3754] [ that city G3588] [ G4172] [ from G1565] days [ of age (term) ` G2250] against [ kings G1909] lifts itself up [, and G1869] [ defections G2532] and [ exiles G2532] take place [ in G1096] [ it G1722] [. G1473] 20 And [ kings G2532] strong [ were G2478] [ over G1096] [ the G1909] [ Jerusalem prevailing over G3588] all [ of the G3956] [ other side G3588] [ of the G4008] [ river G3588] [. And G4215] [ tribute G2532] [ [and] tolls G5411] [ both G4234] [ and G5037] [ customs G2532] were given [ to them G1325] [. G1473] 21 And [ now G2532] [ establish G3568] [ a decree G5087] [ to cease work G1106] [ the G2673] [ men G3588] for those [, so that G1565] [ the G2532] [ that city G3588] [ G4172] [ will not G1565] [ be built up G3756] [ any more G3618] [! G2089] 22 So that [ off G3704] the [ decree G3588] [ guarding G1106] [ you were G5442] [you not be] remiss to do [ concerning G4160] [ this G4012] [, lest at any time G3778] [ should be multiplied G3379] [ an extinction [of power G4129] for [ an evil deed G1519] [to happen to] kings . 23 Then [ the G5119] [ tribute-gatherer G3588] of the [ king G3588] Artaxerxes read in the presence of [ Rehum boss G1799] , and [ Shimshai scholar (scribe) ' G2532] [ (sofer G1122] [), and H5613] [ his fellow-servants G2532] [ G4889] [. And G1473] [ they went G2532] [ [with] diligence G4198] [ unto G4710] [ Jerusalem and G1519] [ to G2532] [ Judah, and G1722] [ they caused them to cease work G2532] [ G2673] [ with G1473] [ horses G1722] [ and G2462] [ a force G2532] [. G1411] 24 Then [ was idle G5119] the [ work G3588] [ of house G2041] [ of the G3624] [ God ' G3588] [, the G2316] [ [one] in G3588] [ Jerusalem. And G1722] [ it was G2532] idle until [ second G2193] [ year G1208] [ of the G2094] [ government ' G3588] of Darius king of Persia.
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