Ezra 5:13
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree that this house of God should be rebuilt.

King James Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.

American Standard Version
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon, king Cyrus set forth al decree, that this house of God should be built.

English Revised Version
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon, the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.

Ezra 5:13 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In Ezra 5:6-17 follows the letter which the royal officials sent to the king. Ezra 5:6 and Ezra 5:7 form the introduction to this document, and correspond with Ezra 5:8-11 in Ezra 4. Copy of the letter (comp. Ezra 4:11) which Tatnai, etc., sent. The senders of the letter are, besides Tatnai, Shethar-Boznai and his companions the Apharsachites, the same called Ezra 4:9 the Apharsathchites, who perhaps, as a race specially devoted to the Persian king, took a prominent position among the settlers in Syria, and may have formed the royal garrison. After this general announcement of the letter, follows the more precise statement: They sent the matter to him; and in it was written, To King Darius, much peace. פּתגּן here is not command, but matter; see above. כלּא, its totality, is unconnected with, yet dependent on שׁלמא: peace in all things, in every respect. The letter itself begins with a simple representation of the state of affairs (Ezra 5:8): "We went into the province of Judaea, to the house of the great God (for so might Persian officials speak of the God of Israel, after what they had learned from the elders of Judah of the edict of Cyrus), and it is being built with freestone, and timber is laid in the walls; and this work is being diligently carried on, and is prospering under their hands." The placing of wood in the walls refers to building beams into the wall for flooring; for the building was not so far advanced as to make it possible that this should be said of covering the walls with wainscotting. The word אספּרנא here, and Ezra 6:8, Ezra 6:12-13; Ezra 7:17, Ezra 7:21, Ezra 7:26, is of Aryan origin, and is explained by Haug in Ew. Janro. v. p. 154, from the Old-Persian us-parna, to mean: carefully or exactly finished-a meaning which suits all these passages.

Ezra 5:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ezra 1:1-8 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled...

Ezra 6:3-5 In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem...

Isaiah 44:28 That said of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, You shall be built...

Isaiah 45:1 Thus said the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him...

Cross References
Ezra 1:1
In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing:

Ezra 6:3
In the first year of Cyrus the king, Cyrus the king issued a decree: Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the house be rebuilt, the place where sacrifices were offered, and let its foundations be retained. Its height shall be sixty cubits and its breadth sixty cubits,

Ezra 6:14
And the elders of the Jews built and prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. They finished their building by decree of the God of Israel and by decree of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes king of Persia;

Jeremiah 27:22
They shall be carried to Babylon and remain there until the day when I visit them, declares the LORD. Then I will bring them back and restore them to this place."

Jump to Previous
Babylon Build Building Cyrus Decree First House However Issued Order Orders Rebuild Rebuilt
Jump to Next
Babylon Build Building Cyrus Decree First House However Issued Order Orders Rebuild Rebuilt
Links
Ezra 5:13 NIV
Ezra 5:13 NLT
Ezra 5:13 ESV
Ezra 5:13 NASB
Ezra 5:13 KJV

Ezra 5:13 Bible Apps
Ezra 5:13 Biblia Paralela
Ezra 5:13 Chinese Bible
Ezra 5:13 French Bible
Ezra 5:13 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Ezra 5:12
Top of Page
Top of Page