Ezra 6:8
New International Version
Moreover, I hereby decree what you are to do for these elders of the Jews in the construction of this house of God: Their expenses are to be fully paid out of the royal treasury, from the revenues of Trans-Euphrates, so that the work will not stop.

New Living Translation
“Moreover, I hereby decree that you are to help these elders of the Jews as they rebuild this Temple of God. You must pay the full construction costs, without delay, from my taxes collected in the province west of the Euphrates River so that the work will not be interrupted.

English Standard Version
Moreover, I make a decree regarding what you shall do for these elders of the Jews for the rebuilding of this house of God. The cost is to be paid to these men in full and without delay from the royal revenue, the tribute of the province from Beyond the River.

Berean Study Bible
I hereby decree what you must do for these elders of the Jews who are rebuilding this house of God: The cost is to be paid in full to these men from the royal treasury out of the taxes of the provinces west of the Euphrates, so that the work will not be hindered.

New American Standard Bible
"Moreover, I issue a decree concerning what you are to do for these elders of Judah in the rebuilding of this house of God: the full cost is to be paid to these people from the royal treasury out of the taxes of the provinces beyond the River, and that without delay.

King James Bible
Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expences be given unto these men, that they be not hindered.

Christian Standard Bible
I hereby issue a decree concerning what you are to do, so that the elders of the Jews can rebuild the house of God: The cost is to be paid in full to these men out of the royal revenues from the taxes of the region west of the Euphrates River, so that the work will not stop.

Contemporary English Version
Starting at once, I am ordering you to help the leaders by paying their expenses from the tax money collected in Western Province.

Good News Translation
I hereby command you to help them rebuild it. Their expenses are to be paid promptly out of the royal funds received from taxes in West-of-Euphrates, so that the work is not interrupted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I hereby issue a decree concerning what you must do, so that the elders of the Jews can rebuild the house of God: The cost is to be paid in full to these men out of the royal revenues from the taxes of the region west of the Euphrates River, so that the work will not stop.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, I hereby decree what you are to do for the Jewish leaders who are building this Temple of God: you are to pay the expenses of these men out of the king's assets from taxes collected beyond the River so that they are not hindered.

NET Bible
"I also hereby issue orders as to what you are to do with those elders of the Jews in order to rebuild this temple of God. From the royal treasury, from the taxes of Trans-Euphrates the complete costs are to be given to these men, so that there may be no interruption of the work.

New Heart English Bible
Moreover I make a decree what you shall do to these elders of the Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the River, expenses be given with all diligence to these men, that they be not hindered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am issuing this decree about how you must help the Jewish leaders rebuild God's temple: The cost [for this] should be paid out of the king's own money from the taxes [on the province] west of the Euphrates. Full payment should be made to these men so that the work is not interrupted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moreover I make a decree concerning what ye shall do to these elders of the Jews for the building of this house of God; that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the River, expenses be given with all diligence unto these men, that they be not hindered.

New American Standard 1977
“Moreover, I issue a decree concerning what you are to do for these elders of Judah in the rebuilding of this house of God: the full cost is to be paid to these people from the royal treasury out of the taxes of the provinces beyond the River, and that without delay.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And by me is given the commandment regarding what ye shall do with the elders of these Jews, to build this house of God: that of the king's goods, of the tribute from the other side of the river, the expenses be given unto these men, that they not cease.

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover I make a decree of what you shall do for the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, without delay expenses be given unto these men, that they be not hindered.

American King James Version
Moreover I make a decree what you shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, immediately expenses be given to these men, that they be not hindered.

American Standard Version
Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to these elders of the Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the River, expenses be given with all diligence unto these men, that they be not hindered.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Also a decree has been made by me, if haply ye may do somewhat in concert with the elders of the Jews for the building of that house of God: to wit, out of the king's property, even the tributes beyond the river, let there be money to defray the expenses carefully granted to those men, so that they be not hindered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I also have commanded what must be done by those ancients of the Jews, that the house of God may be built, to wit, that of the king's chest, that is, of the tribute that is paid out of the country beyond the river, the charges be diligently given to those men, lest the work be hindered.

Darby Bible Translation
Moreover, I give orders what ye shall do to these elders of the Jews, for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, of the tribute beyond the river, expenses be diligently given to these men, that they be not hindered.

English Revised Version
Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to these elders of the Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, expenses be given with all diligence unto these men, that they be not hindered.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expenses be given to these men, that they be not hindered.

World English Bible
Moreover I make a decree what you shall do to these elders of the Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the River, expenses be given with all diligence to these men, that they be not hindered.

Young's Literal Translation
And by me is made a decree concerning that which ye do with the elders of these Jews to build this house of God, that of the riches of the king, that are of the tribute beyond the river, speedily let the outlay be given to these men, that they cease not;
Study Bible
The Decree of Darius
7Leave the work on the house of God alone. Let the governor and elders of the Jews rebuild this house of God on its original site. 8I hereby decree what you must do for these elders of the Jews who are rebuilding this house of God: The cost is to be paid in full to these men from the royal treasury out of the taxes of the provinces west of the Euphrates, so that the work will not be hindered. 9Whatever is needed—young bulls, rams, and lambs for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, as well as wheat, salt, wine, and oil, as requested by the priests in Jerusalem—must be given to them daily without fail.…
Cross References
Ezra 6:4
with three layers of cut stones and one of timbers. The costs are to be paid from the royal treasury.

Ezra 6:7
Leave the work on the house of God alone. Let the governor and elders of the Jews rebuild this house of God on its original site.

Ezra 6:9
Whatever is needed--young bulls, rams, and lambs for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, as well as wheat, salt, wine, and oil, as requested by the priests in Jerusalem--must be given to them day by day without fail.

Ezra 7:14
You are sent by the king and his seven counselors to evaluate Judah and Jerusalem according to the law of your God, which is in your hand.

Nehemiah 11:23
For there was a command from the king concerning the singers, an ordinance regulating their daily activities.

Daniel 6:26
I hereby decree that in every part of my kingdom, men are to tremble in fear before the God of Daniel: For He is the living God, and He endures forever; His kingdom will never be destroyed, and His dominion will never end.

Treasury of Scripture

Moreover I make a decree what you shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, immediately expenses be given to these men, that they be not hindered.

I make a decree.

Ezra 6:4
With three rows of great stones, and a row of new timber: and let the expences be given out of the king's house:

Ezra 4:16,20
We certify the king that, if this city be builded again, and the walls thereof set up, by this means thou shalt have no portion on this side the river…

Ezra 7:15-22
And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellers have freely offered unto the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem, …

hindered.

Ezra 4:21,23
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…

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.







Lexicon
I hereby
וּמִנִּי֮ (ū·min·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4481: From, out of, by, by reason of, at, more than

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

what
לְמָ֣א (lə·mā)
Preposition-l | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 3964: What

you must do
תַֽעַבְד֗וּן (ṯa·‘aḇ·ḏūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5648: To do, make, prepare, keep

for
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5974: With, equally with

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

elders
שָׂבֵ֤י (śā·ḇê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7868: To become aged, to grow gray

of the Jews
יְהוּדָיֵא֙ (yə·hū·ḏā·yê)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3062: Jews -- inhabitants of Judah

who are rebuilding
לְמִבְנֵ֖א (lə·miḇ·nê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1124: To build

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

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

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

The cost
נִפְקְתָ֛א (nip̄·qə·ṯā)
Noun - feminine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 5313: An outgo, expense

is to be
תֶּהֱוֵ֧א (te·hĕ·wê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1934: To become, come to pass, be

paid
מִֽתְיַהֲבָ֛א (miṯ·ya·hă·ḇā)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3052: To give, to put, imperatively, come

in full
אָסְפַּ֗רְנָא (’ā·sə·par·nā)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 629: Thoroughly, with (all) diligence

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

men
לְגֻבְרַיָּ֥א (lə·ḡuḇ·ray·yā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 1400: A person

from the royal
מַלְכָּ֗א (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

treasury
וּמִנִּכְסֵ֣י (ū·min·niḵ·sê)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5232: Riches, property

out of the taxes
מִדַּת֙ (mid·daṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4061: Tribute in money

of [the provinces] west
עֲבַ֣ר (‘ă·ḇar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5675: A region across, on the opposite side

of the Euphrates,
נַהֲרָ֔ה (na·hă·rāh)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 5103: A river, the Euphrates

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

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

be hindered.
לְבַטָּלָֽא׃ (lə·ḇaṭ·ṭā·lā)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 989: To cease
(8) Moreover.--I also make my decree.

Of the king's goods.--From the tribute collected to be sent to Persia sums were previously to be deducted.

Verse 8. - Moreover, I make a decree. Literally, "By me too is a decree made." The decree of Cyrus is not enough. I add to it, and require you

(1) to pay the wages of the workmen employed out of the royal revenue, and

(2) to supply the temple perpetually with all that is needed for the regular sacrifices (see ver. 9). What ye shall do to the elders. Not, "Lest ye do anything to the elders" (LXX.); much less, "What must be done by the elders" (Vulg.); but, as in the A. V., "What ye shall do to them" - how ye shall act towards them. Of the tribute beyond the river forthwith expences be given to these men. The Persian satraps had to collect from their provinces a certain fixed sum as the royal tribute, and had to remit this sum annually to the court. Darius orders that the expenses of the men employed on the temple shall be paid by the satrap of Syria out of the royal tribute of his province, and only the balance remitted. Thus no additional burthen was laid upon the taxpayers. 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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