Ezra 6:12
New International Version
May God, who has caused his Name to dwell there, overthrow any king or people who lifts a hand to change this decree or to destroy this temple in Jerusalem. I Darius have decreed it. Let it be carried out with diligence.

New Living Translation
May the God who has chosen the city of Jerusalem as the place to honor his name destroy any king or nation that violates this command and destroys this Temple. "I, Darius, have issued this decree. Let it be obeyed with all diligence."

English Standard Version
May the God who has caused his name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who shall put out a hand to alter this, or to destroy this house of God that is in Jerusalem. I Darius make a decree; let it be done with all diligence.”

Berean Study Bible
May God, who has caused His name to dwell there, overthrow any king or people who lifts a hand to alter this decree or to destroy this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued the decree. Let it be carried out with diligence.

New American Standard Bible
"May the God who has caused His name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who attempts to change it, so as to destroy this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued this decree, let it be carried out with all diligence!"

King James Bible
And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.

Christian Standard Bible
May the God who caused his name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who dares to harm or interfere with this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued the decree. Let it be carried out diligently.

Contemporary English Version
I ask the God who is worshiped in Jerusalem to destroy any king or nation who tries either to change what I have said or to tear down his temple. I, Darius, give these orders, and I expect them to be followed carefully.

Good News Translation
May the God who chose Jerusalem as the place where he is to be worshiped overthrow any king or nation that defies this command and tries to destroy the Temple there. I, Darius, have commanded. My command is to be fully obeyed."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the God who caused His name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who dares to harm or interfere with this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued the decree. Let it be carried out diligently.

International Standard Version
And may the God who causes his Name to rest there destroy any king or people who might attempt to destroy this Temple of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued this decree. Let it be carried out quickly.

NET Bible
May God who makes his name to reside there overthrow any king or nation who reaches out to cause such change so as to destroy this temple of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have given orders. Let them be carried out with precision!"

New Heart English Bible
and the God who has caused his name to dwell there overthrow all kings and peoples who shall put forth their hand to alter the same, to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with all diligence.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May the God whose name is worshiped there cause the downfall of each king and nation who tries to tamper with my orders or tries to destroy the temple of the God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued a decree. It's to be carried out exactly as ordered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and may the God that hath caused His name to dwell there overthrow all kings and peoples, that shall put forth their hand to alter the same, to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with all diligence.'

New American Standard 1977
“And may the God who has caused His name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who attempts to change it, so as to destroy this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued this decree, let it be carried out with all diligence!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the God that has caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people that shall put to their hand to alter or to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made the decree; let it be done with speed.

King James 2000 Bible
And the God that has caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put their hand to alter it and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done diligently.

American King James Version
And the God that has caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.

American Standard Version
and the God that hath caused his name to dwell there overthrow all kings and peoples that shall put forth their hand to alter the same , to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with all diligence.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And may the God whose name dwells there, overthrow every king and people who shall stretch out his hand to alter or destroy the house of God which is in Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be diligently attended to.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And may the God, that hath caused his name to dwell there, destroy all kingdoms, and the people that shall put out their hand to resist, and to destroy the house of God, that is in Jerusalem. I Darius have made the decree, which I will have diligently complied with.

Darby Bible Translation
And the God that has caused his name to dwell there overthrow every king and people that shall put forth their hand to alter [or] to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have given [this] order; let it be done diligently.

English Revised Version
and the God that hath caused his name to dwell there overthrow all kings and peoples, that shall put forth their hand to alter the same, to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with all diligence.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall attempt to alter and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.

World English Bible
and the God who has caused his name to dwell there overthrow all kings and peoples who shall put forth their hand to alter [the same], to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with all diligence.

Young's Literal Translation
And God, who caused His name to dwell there, doth cast down any king and people that putteth forth his hand to change, to destroy this house of God that is in Jerusalem; I Darius have made a decree; speedily let it be done.'
Study Bible
The Decree of Darius
11I also decree that if any man interferes with this directive, a beam is to be torn from his house and raised up, and he is to be impaled on it. And his own house shall be made a pile of rubble for this offense. 12May God, who has caused His name to dwell there, overthrow any king or people who lifts a hand to alter this decree or to destroy this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued the decree. Let it be carried out with diligence.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:5
Instead, you must seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to establish as a dwelling for His Name, and there you must go.

Deuteronomy 12:11
then the LORD your God will choose a dwelling for His Name. And there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice offerings you vow to the LORD.

1 Kings 9:3
And the LORD said to him, "I have heard your prayer and petition before Me. I have consecrated this temple you have built by putting My Name there forever; My eyes and My heart will be there for all time.

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.

Ezra 7:15
Moreover, you are to take with you the silver and gold that the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem,

Ezra 7:26
If anyone does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a strict judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.

Treasury of Scripture

And the God that has caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.

caused

Exodus 20:24
An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

Deuteronomy 12:5,11
But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: …

Deuteronomy 16:2
Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there.

destroy

Psalm 5:10
Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

Psalm 21:8-10
Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee…

Psalm 137:8,9
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us…

I Darius

Esther 3:14,15
The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, that they should be ready against that day…

Esther 8:14
So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. And the decree was given at Shushan the palace.

speed

Ezra 6:13
Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shetharboznai, and their companions, according to that which Darius the king had sent, so they did speedily.

Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.







Lexicon
May God,
וֵֽאלָהָ֞א (wê·lā·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 426: God

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

has caused His name
שְׁמֵ֣הּ (šə·mêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8036: A name

to dwell
שַׁכִּ֧ן (šak·kin)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7932: To reside, permanently stay

there,
תַּמָּ֗ה (tam·māh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8536: There

overthrow
יְמַגַּ֞ר (yə·mag·gar)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4049: To overthrow

any
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3606: The whole, all, any, every

king
מֶ֤לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

or people
וְעַם֙ (wə·‘am)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5972: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

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

lifts
יִשְׁלַ֣ח (yiš·laḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7972: To send away, for, out

a hand
יְדֵ֗הּ (yə·ḏêh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3028: A hand

to alter [this decree]
לְהַשְׁנָיָ֛ה (lə·haš·nā·yāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8133: To change

or to destroy
לְחַבָּלָ֛ה (lə·ḥab·bā·lāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2255: To destroy, hurt

this
דֵ֖ךְ (ḏêḵ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1791: This

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

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

in Jerusalem.
בִירוּשְׁלֶ֑ם (ḇî·rū·šə·lem)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3390: Jerusalem -- the capital city of all Israel

I,
אֲנָ֤ה (’ă·nāh)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 576: I

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

have issued
שָׂ֣מֶת (śā·meṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7761: To set, make

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

Let it be carried out
יִתְעֲבִֽד׃ (yiṯ·‘ă·ḇiḏ)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5648: To do, make, prepare, keep

with diligence.
אָסְפַּ֖רְנָא (’ā·sə·par·nā)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 629: Thoroughly, with (all) diligence
6:1-12 When God's time is come for fulfilling his gracious purposes concerning his church, he will raise up instruments to do it, from whom such good service was not expected. While our thoughts are directed to this event, we are led by Zechariah to fix our regard on a nobler, a spiritual building. The Lord Jesus Christ continues to lay one stone upon another: let us assist the great design. Difficulties delay the progress of this sacred edifice. Yet let not opposition discourage us, for in due season it will be completed to his abundant praise. He shall bring forth the head-stone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
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