Ezra 4:24
New International Version
Thus the work on the house of God in Jerusalem came to a standstill until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

New Living Translation
So the work on the Temple of God in Jerusalem had stopped, and it remained at a standstill until the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.

English Standard Version
Then the work on the house of God that is in Jerusalem stopped, and it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Berean Study Bible
Thus the construction of the house of God in Jerusalem ceased, and it remained at a standstill until the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.

New American Standard Bible
Then work on the house of God in Jerusalem ceased, and it was stopped until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

King James Bible
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Christian Standard Bible
Now the construction of God's house in Jerusalem had stopped and remained at a standstill until the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.

Contemporary English Version
The Jews were forced to stop work on the temple and were not able to do any more building until the year after Darius became king of Persia.

Good News Translation
Work on the Temple had been stopped and had remained at a standstill until the second year of the reign of Emperor Darius of Persia.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the construction of God's house in Jerusalem had stopped and remained at a standstill until the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.

International Standard Version
As a result, work on the Temple of God in Jerusalem ceased and did not begin again until the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.

NET Bible
So the work on the temple of God in Jerusalem came to a halt. It remained halted until the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.

New Heart English Bible
Then ceased the work of God's house which is at Jerusalem; and it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the work on God's temple in Jerusalem was stopped. Nothing more was done until Darius' second year as king of Persia.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem; and it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

New American Standard 1977
Then work on the house of God in Jerusalem ceased, and it was stopped until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the work of the house of God which was at Jerusalem ceased. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius, king of Persia.

King James 2000 Bible
Then ceased the work on the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

American King James Version
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased to the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

American Standard Version
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem; and it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then ceased the work of the house of God in Jerusalem, and it was at a stand until the second year of the reign of Darius king of the Persians.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the work of the house of the Lord in Jerusalem was interrupted, and ceased till the second year of the reign of Darius king of the Persians.

Darby Bible Translation
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem; and it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

English Revised Version
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem; and it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

World English Bible
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem; and it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Young's Literal Translation
then ceased the service of the house of God that is in Jerusalem, and it ceased till the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.
Study Bible
The Decree of Artaxerxes
23When the text of the letter from King Artaxerxes was read to Rehum, Shimshai the scribe, and their associates, they went immediately to the Jews in Jerusalem and forcibly stopped them. 24Thus the construction of the house of God in Jerusalem ceased, and it remained at a standstill until the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.
Cross References
Ezra 4:23
When the text of the letter from King Artaxerxes was read to Rehum, Shimshai the scribe, and their associates, they went immediately to the Jews in Jerusalem and forcibly stopped them.

Ezra 5:1
Later, the prophets Haggai and Zechariah son of Iddo prophesied to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, who was over them.

Ezra 6:14
So the Jewish elders built and prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah son of Iddo. They finished building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes, kings of Persia.

Daniel 9:25
Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, until the Messiah, the Prince, there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of distress.

Haggai 1:1
In the second year of the reign of Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came through Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, stating

Haggai 2:15
Now consider carefully from this day forward: Before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,

Zechariah 1:1
In the eighth month of the second year of the reign of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, saying:

Treasury of Scripture

Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased to the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

So

Nehemiah 6:3,9
And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? …

Job 20:5
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

1 Thessalonians 2:18
Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

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Ezra 5:5
But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this matter.

Ezra 6:1
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.

Haggai 1:15
In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.







Lexicon
Thus
בֵּאדַ֗יִן (bê·ḏa·yin)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 116: Then, thereupon

the construction
עֲבִידַ֣ת (‘ă·ḇî·ḏaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5673: Labor, business

of the house
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1005: A house

of God
אֱלָהָ֔א (’ĕ·lā·hā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 426: God

in Jerusalem
בִּירוּשְׁלֶ֑ם (bî·rū·šə·lem)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3390: Jerusalem -- the capital city of all Israel

ceased,
בְּטֵלַת֙ (bə·ṭê·laṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 989: To cease

and it remained
וַהֲוָת֙ (wa·hă·wāṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1934: To become, come to pass, be

at a standstill
בָּֽטְלָ֔א (bā·ṭə·lā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 989: To cease

until
עַ֚ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5705: Even to, until

the second
תַּרְתֵּ֔ין (tar·tên)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8648: Two

year
שְׁנַ֣ת (šə·naṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8140: A year

of the reign
לְמַלְכ֖וּת (lə·mal·ḵūṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4437: Royalty, reign, kingdom

of King
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

Darius
דָּרְיָ֥וֶשׁ (dā·rə·yā·weš)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1868: Darius -- two person kings

of Persia.
פָּרָֽס׃ (pā·rās)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6540: Persians -- a country in west Asia which conquered Babylon
(24) The second year.--The record here returns to Ezra 4:5, with more specific indication of time. The suspension of the general enterprise--called "the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem"--lasted nearly two years. But it must be remembered that the altar was still the centre of a certain amount of worship.

Verse 24. - Then ceased the work... until the second year of the reign of Darius. The interval of compelled inaction was not long. The Pseudo-Smerdis reigned, at the utmost, ten months; after which a revolution occurred, and the throne was occupied by Darius, the son of Hystaspes. If the work was resumed early in this monarch's second year, the entire period of suspension cannot have much exceeded a year and a half. King of Persia. There is probably no intention of distinguishing the Darius of this book from "Darius the Mede" (Daniel 5:31; Daniel 6:1). "King of Persia" is appended to his name merely out of respect and honor, as it is to the names of Cyrus (Daniel 1:1, 2, 8), Artaxerxes I. (Daniel 4:7), and Artaxerxes II. (Daniel 6:14). Such a superfluous attachment to his name of the style and title of a monarch is common throughout the Old Testament, and generally marks a distinct intention to do the individual honour (see Genesis 41:46; 1 Kings 3:1; 1 Kings 9:11, 16; 1 Kings 11:18; 2 Chronicles 36:22, etc.).



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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