Ezra 4:18
New International Version
The letter you sent us has been read and translated in my presence.

New Living Translation
“The letter you sent has been translated and read to me.

English Standard Version
the letter that you sent to us has been plainly read before me.

Berean Study Bible
The letter you sent us has been translated and read in my presence.

King James Bible
The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.

New King James Version
The letter which you sent to us has been clearly read before me.

New American Standard Bible
the document which you sent to us has been translated and read before me.

NASB 1995
the document which you sent to us has been translated and read before me.

NASB 1977
the document which you sent to us has been translated and read before me.

Amplified Bible
The document which you sent to us has been translated and read before me.

Christian Standard Bible
The letter you sent us has been translated and read in my presence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The letter you sent us has been translated and read in my presence.

American Standard Version
The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the letter that you sent to me arrived, truly they read it before me, and a decree was appointed before me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The tribute-gatherer whom ye sent to us, has been called before me.

Contemporary English Version
After your letter was translated and read to me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The accusation, which you have sent to us, hath been plainly read before me,

English Revised Version
The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.

Good News Translation
"The letter which you sent has been translated and read to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The letter you sent me has been read word for word in my presence.

International Standard Version
The memorandum you sent to us has been read and carefully considered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
the letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.

Literal Standard Version
The letter that you sent to us, explained, has been read before me,

NET Bible
The letter you sent to us has been translated and read in my presence.

New Heart English Bible
The letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me.

World English Bible
The letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me.

Young's Literal Translation
The letter that ye sent unto us, explained, hath been read before me,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Decree of Artaxerxes
17Then the king sent this reply: To Rehum the commander, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of your associates living in Samaria and elsewhere in the region west of the Euphrates: Greetings. 18The letter you sent us has been translated and read in my presence. 19I issued a decree, and a search was conducted. It was discovered that this city has revolted against kings from ancient times, engaging in rebellion and sedition.…

Cross References
Ezra 4:17
Then the king sent this reply: To Rehum the commander, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of your associates living in Samaria and elsewhere in the region west of the Euphrates: Greetings.

Ezra 4:19
I issued a decree, and a search was conducted. It was discovered that this city has revolted against kings from ancient times, engaging in rebellion and sedition.

Nehemiah 8:8
So they read from the Book of the Law of God, explaining it and giving insight, so that the people could understand what was being read.


Treasury of Scripture

The letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me.









Verse 18. - The letter hath been plainly read before me. Despatches are read to, not by, Oriental sovereigns, who have often no literary education. (Compare Esther 6:1.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The letter
נִשְׁתְּוָנָ֕א (niš·tə·wā·nā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 5407: An epistle

you sent
שְׁלַחְתּ֖וּן (šə·laḥ·tūn)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7972: To send away, for, out

us
עֲלֶ֑ינָא (‘ă·le·nā)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 5922: Above, over, upon, against

has been translated
מְפָרַ֥שׁ (mə·p̄ā·raš)
Verb - Piel - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 6568: To make distinct

and read
קֱרִ֖י (qĕ·rî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7123: To call, read out or aloud

in my presence.
קָדָמָֽי׃ (qā·ḏā·māy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 6925: Before


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