Ezra 4:16
Good News Translation
We therefore are convinced that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are completed, Your Majesty will no longer be able to control West-of-Euphrates Province."

Contemporary English Version
If Jerusalem is rebuilt and its walls completed, you will no longer have control over Western Province.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We certify the king, that if this city be built, and the walls thereof repaired, thou shalt have no possession on this side of the river.

New American Bible
We therefore inform the king, that if this city is rebuilt and its walls completed again, you will thereupon not have a portion in the province West-of-Euphrates.”

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We certify the king, that if this city be built, and the walls thereof repaired, thou shalt have no possession on this side of the river.

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Ezra 4:20 For there have been powerful kings in Jerusalem, who have had dominion over all the country that is beyond the river: and have received tribute, and toll and revenues.

2 Samuel 8:3 David defeated also Adarezer the son of Rohob king of Soba, when he went to extend his dominion over the river Euphrates.

1 Kings 4:24 For he had all the country which was beyond the river, from Thaphsa to Gazan, and all the kings of those countries: and he had peace on every side round about.

Context
Opposition under Xerxes and Artaxerxes
15That search may be made in the books of the histories of thy fathers, and thou shalt find written in the records: and shalt know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to the kings and provinces, and that wars were raised therein of old time: for which cause also the city was destroyed. 16We certify the king, that if this city be built, and the walls thereof repaired, thou shalt have no possession on this side of the river.
Cross References
Ezra 4:15
That search may be made in the books of the histories of thy fathers, and thou shalt find written in the records: and shalt know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to the kings and provinces, and that wars were raised therein of old time: for which cause also the city was destroyed.

Ezra 4:17
The king sent word to Reum Beelteem and Samsai the scribe, and to the rest that were in their council, inhabitants of Samaria, and to the rest beyond the river, sending greeting and peace.

Additional Translations
We advise the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are restored, you will have no dominion west of the Euphrates.We certify the king that, if this city be built again, and the walls thereof set up, by this means you shall have no portion on this side the river.

We certify the king that, if this city be builded, and the walls finished, by this means thou shalt have no portion beyond the River.

We therefore declare to the king, that, if that city be built, and its walls be set up, thou shalt not have peace.

We inform the king that if this city be built and its walls be completed, by this means thou shalt have no portion on this side the river.

We certify the king that, if this city be builded, and the walls finished, by this means thou shalt have no portion beyond the river.

We certify the king that, if this city shall be built again, and its walls set up, by this means thou wilt have no portion on this side of the river.

We inform the king that, if this city be built, and the walls finished, by this means you shall have no portion beyond the River.

We are making known to the king that, if this city be builded and the walls finished, by this means a portion beyond the river thou hast none.'
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