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.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give ye now commandment to cause these men to cease and that this city not be built until another commandment shall be given from me.

King James 2000 Bible
Give you now command to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until another command shall be given from me.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Now give order to make these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until the order shall be given from 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give ye now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until another commandment shall be given from 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.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
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. Chal. Make a decree

Ezra 4:19 And I commanded, and search has been made, and it is found that this …







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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