Ezra 5:10
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English Standard Version
We also asked them their names, for your information, that we might write down the names of their leaders.

King James Bible
We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chief of them.

American Standard Version
We asked them their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were at the head of them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We asked also of them their names, that we might give thee notice: and we have written the names of the men that are the chief among them.

English Revised Version
We asked them their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were at the head of them.

Webster's Bible Translation
We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chief of them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Then told we them after this manner (כּנמא, Ezra 4:8), what were the names of the men who were building this building. From אמרנא, we said, it is obvious that the author of this account was an eye-witness of, and sharer in, the work of building. These is not a shadow of reason for altering אמרנא into אמרוּ, or into the participle אמרין (Ew., Berth., and others); the εἴποσαν of the lxx being no critical authority for so doing. The answer in Ezra 5:4 seems not to correspond with the question in Ezra 5:3. The royal officials asked, Who had commanded them to build? The Jews told them the names of those who had undertaken and were conducting the building. But this incongruity between the question and answer is merely caused by the fact that the discussion is reported only by a short extract restricted to the principal subjects. We learn that this is the case from the contents of the letter sent by the officials to the king. According to these, the royal functionary inquired not merely concerning the author of the command to build, but asked also the names of those who were undertaking the work (comp. Ezra 5:9 and Ezra 5:10); while the rulers of the Jews gave a circumstantial answer to both questions (Ezra 5:11-15).

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Ezra 5:4 Then said we to them after this manner, What are the names of the men that make this building?

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Ezra 5:4
They also asked them this: "What are the names of the men who are building this building?"

Ezra 5:9
Then we asked those elders and spoke to them thus: 'Who gave you a decree to build this house and to finish this structure?'

Ezra 5:11
And this was their reply to us: 'We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are rebuilding the house that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

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