Ezra 5:5
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
But the eyeוְעֵ֣ין
(ve·'ein)
5870a: an eye(Aramaic) corresponding to ayin
of their Godאֱלָהֲהֹ֗ם
(e·la·ha·hom)
426: God, god(Aramaic) corresponding to eloah
was on the eldersשָׂבֵ֣י
(sa·vei)
7868: to be hoary(Aramaic) corresponding to sib
of the Jews,יְהוּדָיֵ֔א
(ye·hu·da·ye,)
3062: an inhab. of Judah(Aramaic) from Yehud
and they did not stopבַטִּ֣לוּ
(vat·ti·lu)
989: to cease(Aramaic) corresponding to batal
them untilעַד־
(ad-)
5705: even to, until(Aramaic) corresponding to ad
a report 
 
2942: taste, judgment, command(Aramaic) from teem
could come 
 
1981: to go(Aramaic) corresponding to halak
to Darius,לְדָרְיָ֣וֶשׁ
(le·da·re·ya·vesh)
1868: two Pers. kings(Aramaic) corresponding to Dareyavesh
and thenוֶאֱדַ֛יִן
(ve·'e·da·yin)
116: then, thereupon(Aramaic) of uncertain derivation
a written replyנִשְׁתְּוָנָ֖א
(nish·te·va·na)
5407: a letter(Aramaic) corresponding to nishtevan
be returnedיְתִיב֥וּן
(ye·ti·vun)
8421: to return(Aramaic) corresponding to shub
concerningעַל־
(al-)
5922: upon, over, above(Aramaic) corresponding to al
it. 
 
  









KJV Lexicon
But the eye
`ayin  (ah'-yin)
an eye -- eye.
of their God
'elahh  (el-aw')
God -- God, god.
was
hava'  (hav-aw')
to exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words)
upon
`al  (al)
about, against, concerning, for, (there-)fore, from, in, more, of, (there-, up-)on, (in-)to, + why with.
the elders
siyb  (seeb)
elder.
of the Jews
Yhuwda'iy  (yeh-hoo-daw-ee')
a Jehudaite (or Judaite), i.e. Jew -- Jew.
that they could not
la'  (law)
or even, neither, no(-ne, -r), (can-)not, as nothing, without.
cause
btel  (bet-ale')
to stop -- (cause, make to), cease, hinder.
them
himmow  (him-mo')
they -- are, them, those.
to cease
btel  (bet-ale')
to stop -- (cause, make to), cease, hinder.
till
`ad  (ad)
and, at, for, (hither-)to, on till, (un-)to, until, within.
the matter
ta`am  (tah'-am)
a taste, i.e. a judicial sentence -- account, to be commanded, commandment, matter.
came
huwk  (hook)
to go; causatively, to bring -- bring again, come, go (up).
to Darius
Daryavesh  (daw-reh-yaw-vaysh')
Darius.
and then
'edayin  (ed-ah'-yin)
then (of time) -- now, that time, then.
they returned answer
tuwb  (toob)
specifically (transitive and ellip.) to reply -- answer, restore, return (an answer).
by letter
nishtvan  (nish-tev-awn')
letter.
concerning
`al  (al)
about, against, concerning, for, (there-)fore, from, in, more, of, (there-, up-)on, (in-)to, + why with.
this
den  (dane)
this -- (afore-)time, + after this manner, here (-after), one...another, such, there(-fore), these, this (matter), + thus, where(-fore), which.
matter
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not stop them until a report could come to Darius, and then a written reply be returned concerning it.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But God was watching over the Jewish elders. These men wouldn't stop them until a report was sent to Darius, so that they could receive written instructions about this matter.

International Standard Version
But God watched over the Jewish leaders, who could not be forced to stop working until Darius received a report and responded in reply.

NET Bible
But God was watching over the elders of Judah, and they were not stopped until a report could be dispatched to Darius and a letter could be sent back concerning this.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the leaders of the Jews were under God's watchful eye. They couldn't be stopped until Darius received a report and sent a reply to it.

King James 2000 Bible
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 an answer by letter concerning this matter.
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