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

King James Bible
Take heed now that ye fail not to do this: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?

Darby Bible Translation
and take heed that ye fail not to do this: why should harm grow to the damage of the kings?

World English Bible
Take heed that you not be slack herein: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?

Young's Literal Translation
And beware ye of negligence in doing this; why doth the hurt become great to the loss of the kings?'

Ezra 4:22 Parallel
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Ezra 4:22 Parallel Commentaries

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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 4:21
"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.

Ezra 4:23
Then as soon as the copy of King Artaxerxes' document was read before Rehum and Shimshai the scribe and their colleagues, they went in haste to Jerusalem to the Jews and stopped them by force of arms.

Daniel 6:2
and over them three commissioners (of whom Daniel was one), that these satraps might be accountable to them, and that the king might not suffer loss.

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