Ezra 4:21
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New International Version
Now issue an order to these men to stop work, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order.

New Living Translation
Therefore, issue orders to have these men stop their work. That city must not be rebuilt except at my express command.

English Standard Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
"So, now issue a decree to make these men stop work, that this city may not be rebuilt until a decree is issued by me.

King James Bible
Give ye now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not builded, until another commandment shall be given from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, issue an order for these men to stop, so that this city will not be rebuilt until a further decree has been pronounced by me.

International Standard Version
Accordingly, issue an order to force these men to cease their work so that this city is not rebuilt until you receive further notice from me.

NET Bible
Now give orders that these men cease their work and that this city not be rebuilt until such time as I so instruct.

New Heart English Bible
Make a decree now to cause these men to cease, and that this city not be built, until a decree shall be made by me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So order these men to stop rebuilding. Keep this city from being rebuilt until I give the order.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Make ye now a decree to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not builded, until a decree shall be made by me.

New American Standard 1977
“So, now issue a decree to make these men stop work, that the city may not be rebuilt until a decree is issued by me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give ye now commandment to cause these men to cease and that this city not be built until another commandment shall be given from me.

King James 2000 Bible
Give you now command to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until another command shall be given from me.

American King James Version
Give you now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until another commandment shall be given from me.

American Standard Version
Make ye now a decree to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not builded, until a decree shall be made by me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore hear the sentence: Hinder those men, that this city be not built, till further orders be given by me.

Darby Bible Translation
Now give order to make these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until the order shall be given from me;

English Revised Version
Make ye now a decree to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not builded, until a decree shall be made by me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give ye now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until another commandment shall be given from me.

World English Bible
Make a decree now to cause these men to cease, and that this city not be built, until a decree shall be made by me.

Young's Literal Translation
'Now, make ye a decree to cause these men to cease, and this city is not builded, till by me a decree is made.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:6-24 It is an old slander, that the prosperity of the church would be hurtful to kings and princes. Nothing can be more false, for true godliness teaches us to honour and obey our sovereign. But where the command of God requires one thing and the law of the land another, we must obey God rather than man, and patiently submit to the consequences. All who love the gospel should avoid all appearance of evil, lest they should encourage the adversaries of the church. The world is ever ready to believe any accusation against the people of God, and refuses to listen to them. The king suffered himself to be imposed upon by these frauds and falsehoods. Princes see and hear with other men's eyes and ears, and judge things as represented to them, which are often done falsely. But God's judgment is just; he sees things as they are.
Study Bible
The Decree of Artaxerxes
20that mighty kings have ruled over Jerusalem, governing all the provinces beyond the River, and that tribute, custom and toll were paid to them. 21"So, now issue a decree to make these men stop work, that this city may not be rebuilt until a decree is issued by me. 22"Beware of being negligent in carrying out this matter; why should damage increase to the detriment of the kings?"…
Cross References
Ezra 4:20
that mighty kings have ruled over Jerusalem, governing all the provinces beyond the River, and that tribute, custom and toll were paid to them.

Ezra 4:22
"Beware of being negligent in carrying out this matter; why should damage increase to the detriment of the kings?"
Treasury of Scripture

Give you now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until another commandment shall be given from me.

Give ye, etc. Chal. Make a decree

Ezra 4:19 And I commanded, and search has been made, and it is found that this …

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