Ezra 4:19
New International Version
I issued an order and a search was made, and it was found that this city has a long history of revolt against kings and has been a place of rebellion and sedition.

New Living Translation
I ordered a search of the records and have found that Jerusalem has indeed been a hotbed of insurrection against many kings. In fact, rebellion and revolt are normal there!

English Standard Version
And I made a decree, and search has been made, and it has been found that this city from of old has risen against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made in it.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
"A decree has been issued by me, and a search has been made and it has been discovered that that city has risen up against the kings in past days, that rebellion and revolt have been perpetrated in it,

King James Bible
And I commanded, and search hath been made, and it is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.

Christian Standard Bible
I issued a decree and a search was conducted. It was discovered that this city has had uprisings against kings since ancient times, and there have been rebellions and revolts in it.

Contemporary English Version
I had the old records checked. It is true that for years Jerusalem has rebelled and caused trouble for other kings and nations.

Good News Translation
I gave orders for an investigation to be made, and it has indeed been found that from ancient times Jerusalem has revolted against royal authority and that it has been full of rebels and troublemakers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I issued a decree and a search was conducted. It was discovered that this city has had uprisings against kings since ancient times, and there have been rebellions and revolts in it.

International Standard Version
Pursuant to my edict, an investigation has been undertaken. It is noted that this city has fomented rebellion against kings from time immemorial, and that rebellion and sedition has occurred in it.

NET Bible
So I gave orders, and it was determined that this city from long ago has been engaging in insurrection against kings. It has continually engaged in rebellion and revolt.

New Heart English Bible
I decreed, and search has been made, and it is found that this city of old time has made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made in it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I gave the order, and a search was made. I discovered that this city has a long history of uprisings against kings. Its inhabitants are guilty of treason and rebellion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I decreed, and search hath been made, and it is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.

New American Standard 1977
“And a decree has been issued by me, and a search has been made and it has been discovered that that city has risen up against the kings in past days, that rebellion and revolt have been perpetrated in it,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I commanded, and search has been made, and it is found that this city of old time has made insurrection against kings and that rebellion and sedition have been made in her

King James 2000 Bible
And I commanded, and search has been made, and it is found that this city from of old has made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made in it.

American King James Version
And I commanded, and search has been made, and it is found that this city of old time has made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.

American Standard Version
And I decreed, and search hath been made, and it is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And a decree has been made by me, and we have examined, and found that city of old time exalts itself against kings, and that rebellions and desertions take place within it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I commanded: and search hath been made, and it is found, that this city of old time hath rebelled against kings, and seditions and wars have been raised therein.

Darby Bible Translation
And I gave orders, and search has been made, and it has been found that this city of old time has made insurrection against the kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been raised therein.

English Revised Version
And I decreed, and search hath been made, and it is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I commanded, and search hath been made, and it is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made in it.

World English Bible
I decreed, and search has been made, and it is found that this city of old time has made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.

Young's Literal Translation
and by me a decree hath been made, and they sought, and have found that this city from the days of old against kings is lifting up itself, and rebellion and sedition is made in it,
Study Bible
The Decree of Artaxerxes
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. 20And mighty kings have ruled over Jerusalem and exercised authority over the whole region west of the Euphrates; and tribute, duty, and toll were paid to them.…
Cross References
Ezra 4:18
The letter you sent us has been translated and read in my presence.

Ezra 4:20
And mighty kings have ruled over Jerusalem and exercised authority over the whole region west of the Euphrates, and tribute, duty, and toll were paid to them.

Treasury of Scripture

And I commanded, and search has been made, and it is found that this city of old time has made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.

I commanded.

Ezra 4:15
That search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers: so shalt thou find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful unto kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time: for which cause was this city destroyed.

Ezra 5:17
Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

Ezra 6:1,2
Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon…

and it is found

2 Kings 18:7
And the LORD was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.

2 Kings 24:20
For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

Ezekiel 17:13-19
And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath of him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land: …

made insurrection.







Lexicon
I issued
שִׂ֣ים (śîm)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7761: To set, make

a decree,
טְעֵם֒ (ṭə·‘êm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2942: Flavor, judgment, account

and a search was conducted.
וּבַקַּ֣רוּ (ū·ḇaq·qa·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1240: To plough, break forth, to inspect, admire, care for, consider

It was discovered
וְהַשְׁכַּ֔חוּ (wə·haš·ka·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7912: To discover

that
דִּ֚י (dî)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 1768: Who, which, that, because

this
דָ֔ךְ (ḏāḵ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1791: This

city
קִרְיְתָ֣א (qir·yə·ṯā)
Noun - feminine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 7149: Building

has revolted
מִֽתְנַשְּׂאָ֑ה (miṯ·naś·śə·’āh)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5376: To lift, take, carry

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5922: Above, over, upon, against

kings
מַלְכִ֖ין (mal·ḵîn)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

from ancient
עָֽלְמָ֔א (‘ā·lə·mā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 5957: Remote time, the future, past, forever

times,
יוֹמָת֙ (yō·w·māṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3118: A day

engaging in rebellion
וּמְרַ֥ד (ū·mə·raḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4776: Rebellion

and sedition.
וְאֶשְׁתַּדּ֖וּר (wə·’eš·tad·dūr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 849: Rebellion
(19) Insurrection.--Never against Persia; but such as are alluded to in 2 Kings 24

Verse 19. - I commanded, and search has been made. The Pseudo-Smerdis, who was a fanatical adherent of Magism, which disallowed temples altogether (Herod., 1:130), and who had already destroyed the temples of Ormuzd in Persia ('Behistun Ins.,' col. 1. par. 14, 5), was naturally willing enough to do as the Samaritans desired, and stop the restoration of the Jewish temple. Accordingly, he had a search made among the state records, and found, as they had expected he would, evidence of insurrections on the part of the Jews against the foreign countries to which they had been subject, as Assyria (2 Kings 18:7) and Babylon (ibid. 24:1; Jeremiah 52:3), and also proof of the formidable power possessed by certain Jewish or Israelite kings; upon which he thought himself justified in complying with the Samaritan request, and ordering the work that was going on at Jerusalem to cease (see ver. 21). 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.
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