Ezra 4:21
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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.

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;

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.

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"The Prophets of God Helping Them"
Close by the Israelites who had set themselves to the task of rebuilding the temple, dwelt the Samaritans, a mixed race that had sprung up through the intermarriage of heathen colonists from the provinces of Assyria with the remnant of the ten tribes which had been left in Samaria and Galilee. In later years the Samaritans claimed to worship the true God, but in heart and practice they were idolaters. It is true, they held that their idols were but to remind them of the living God, the Ruler of the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

A Reformer's Schooling
'The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace, 2. That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. 3. And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Ezra 4:20
that mighty kings have ruled over Jerusalem, governing all the provinces beyond the River, and that tribute, custom and toll were paid to them.

Ezra 4:22
"Beware of being negligent in carrying out this matter; why should damage increase to the detriment of the kings?"

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