Ezra 4:1
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New International Version
When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were building a temple for the LORD, the God of Israel,

New Living Translation
The enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were rebuilding a Temple to the LORD, the God of Israel.

English Standard Version
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the returned exiles were building a temple to the LORD, the God of Israel,

New American Standard Bible
Now when the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people of the exile were building a temple to the LORD God of Israel,

King James Bible
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the returned exiles were building a temple for Yahweh, the God of Israel,

International Standard Version
When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin learned that the descendants of the Babylonian captivity had built their Temple to the LORD, the God of Israel,

NET Bible
When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin learned that the former exiles were building a temple for the LORD God of Israel,

New Heart English Bible
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple to the LORD, the God of Israel;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people who returned from exile were building a temple for the LORD God of Israel,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple unto the LORD, the God of Israel;

New American Standard 1977
Now when the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people of the exile were building a temple to the LORD God of Israel,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now when the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the sons of the captivity built the temple unto the LORD God of Israel,

King James 2000 Bible
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity built the temple unto the LORD God of Israel;

American King James Version
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity built the temple to the LORD God of Israel;

American Standard Version
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple unto Jehovah, the God of Israel;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the enemies of Juda and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple to the Lord the God of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building the temple to Jehovah the God of Israel;

English Revised Version
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded a temple unto the LORD, the God of Israel;

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building the temple to the LORD God of Israel;

World English Bible
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple to Yahweh, the God of Israel;

Young's Literal Translation
And adversaries of Judah and Benjamin hear that the sons of the captivity are building a temple to Jehovah, God of Israel,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-5 Every attempt to revive true religion will stir up the opposition of Satan, and of those in whom he works. The adversaries were the Samaritans, who had been planted in the land of Israel, 2Ki 17. It was plain that they did not mean to unite in the worship of the Lord, according to his word. Let those who discourage a good work, and weaken them that are employed in it, see whose pattern they follow.
Study Bible
Adversaries Hinder the Work
1Now when the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people of the exile were building a temple to the LORD God of Israel, 2they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of fathers' households, and said to them, "Let us build with you, for we, like you, seek your God; and we have been sacrificing to Him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us up here."…
Cross References
Ezra 1:11
All the articles of gold and silver numbered 5,400. Sheshbazzar brought them all up with the exiles who went up from Babylon to Jerusalem.

Ezra 3:13
so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the shout of joy from the sound of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard far away.

Ezra 4:7
And in the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the text of the letter was written in Aramaic and translated from Aramaic.

Daniel 5:13
Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Are you that Daniel who is one of the exiles from Judah, whom my father the king brought from Judah?
Treasury of Scripture

Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity built the temple to the LORD God of Israel;

the adversaries (These were the Samaritans, the descendants of the various nations with which the kings of Assyria had peopled Israel, when they had carried the original inhabitants captive.)

Ezra 7:9 For on the first day of the first month began he to go up from Babylon, …

1 Kings 5:4,5 But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side, so that …

1 Chronicles 22:9,10 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and …

Nehemiah 4:1-11 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we built the …

Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand…

1 Corinthians 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

children of the captivity. Heb. sons of the transportation

Ezra 1:11 All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred…

Ezra 6:16,19,20 And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the …

Ezra 10:7,16 And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all …

Daniel 5:13 Then was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spoke and …

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