Ezra 4:21
New International Version
Now issue an order to these men to stop work, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order.

New Living Translation
Therefore, issue orders to have these men stop their work. That city must not be rebuilt except at my express command.

English Standard Version
Therefore make a decree that these men be made to cease, and that this city be not rebuilt, until a decree is made by me.

Berean Study Bible
Now, therefore, issue an order for these men to stop, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order.

King James Bible
Give ye now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not builded, until another commandment shall be given from me.

New King James Version
Now give the command to make these men cease, that this city may not be built until the command is given by me.

New American Standard Bible
Now issue a decree to make those men stop work, so that this city will not be rebuilt until a decree is issued by me.

NASB 1995
"So, now issue a decree to make these men stop work, that this city may not be rebuilt until a decree is issued by me.

NASB 1977
“So, now issue a decree to make these men stop work, that the city may not be rebuilt until a decree is issued by me.

Amplified Bible
So, now issue a decree to make these men stop [work], so that this city is not rebuilt until a [new] command is issued by me.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, issue an order for these men to stop, so that this city will not be rebuilt until a further decree has been pronounced by me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, issue an order for these men to stop, so that this city will not be rebuilt until a further decree has been pronounced by me.

American Standard Version
Make ye now a decree to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not builded, until a decree shall be made by me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now appoint a law to stop those men and this city will not be built, until there will be a commandment in front of me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now therefore make a decree to stop the work of those men, and that city shall no more be built.

Contemporary English Version
I want you to command the people to stop rebuilding the city until I give further notice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore hear the sentence: Hinder those men, that this city be not built, till further orders be given by me.

English Revised Version
Make ye now a decree to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not builded, until a decree shall be made by me.

Good News Translation
Therefore you are to issue orders that those men are to stop rebuilding the city until I give further commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So order these men to stop rebuilding. Keep this city from being rebuilt until I give the order.

International Standard Version
Accordingly, issue an order to force these men to cease their work so that this city is not rebuilt until you receive further notice from me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Make ye now a decree to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not builded, until a decree shall be made by me.

Literal Standard Version
Now make a decree to cause these men to cease, and this city is not built, until a decree is made by me.

NET Bible
Now give orders that these men cease their work and that this city not be rebuilt until such time as I so instruct.

New Heart English Bible
Make a decree now to cause these men to cease, and that this city not be built, until a decree shall be made by me.

World English Bible
Make a decree now to cause these men to cease, and that this city not be built, until a decree shall be made by me.

Young's Literal Translation
'Now, make ye a decree to cause these men to cease, and this city is not builded, till by me a decree is made.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Decree of Artaxerxes
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. 21Now, therefore, issue an order for these men to stop, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order. 22See that you do not neglect this matter. Why allow this threat to increase and the royal interests to suffer?…

Cross References
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.

Ezra 4:22
See that you do not neglect this matter. Why allow this threat to increase and the royal interests to suffer?


Treasury of Scripture

Give you now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until another commandment shall be given from me.

Give ye, etc.

Ezra 4:19
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.









Verse 21. - Until another commandment shall be given. It can scarcely be supposed that the Pseudo-Smerdis had any intention of issuing "another commandment;" but, since "the laws of the Medes and Persians," as a general rule, "altered not" (Esther 1:19; Daniel 6:15), it may well be that the clause before us was one inserted as a matter of form in most decrees, to prevent them from being irrevocable.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now, therefore,
כְּעַן֙ (kə·‘an)
Adverb
Strong's 3705: Now

issue
שִׂ֣ימוּ (śî·mū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 7761: To set, make

an order
טְּעֵ֔ם (ṭə·‘êm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2942: Flavor, judgment, account

for these
אִלֵּ֑ךְ (’il·lêḵ)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 479: These

men
גֻּבְרַיָּ֣א (guḇ·ray·yā)
Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's 1400: A person

to stop,
לְבַטָּלָ֖א (lə·ḇaṭ·ṭā·lā)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 989: To cease

so that this
דָךְ֙ (ḏāḵ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 1791: This

city
וְקִרְיְתָ֥א (wə·qir·yə·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular determinate
Strong's 7149: Building

will not
לָ֣א (lā)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3809: Not, no

be rebuilt
תִתְבְּנֵ֔א (ṯiṯ·bə·nê)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1124: To build

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5705: Even to, until

I
מִנִּ֖י (min·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4481: From, out of, by, by reason of, at, more than

so order.
טַעְמָ֥א (ṭa‘·mā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 2941: Account, to be commanded, commandment, matter


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