Ezra 4:15
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New International Version
so that a search may be made in the archives of your predecessors. In these records you will find that this city is a rebellious city, troublesome to kings and provinces, a place with a long history of sedition. That is why this city was destroyed.

King James Bible
That search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers: so shalt thou find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful unto kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time: for which cause was this city destroyed.

Darby Bible Translation
that search may be made in the book of the annals of thy fathers: so shalt thou find in the book of the annals and know that this city is a rebellious city, which has done damage to kings and provinces, and that they have raised sedition within the same of old time, for which cause this city was destroyed.

World English Bible
that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers: so you shall find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time; for which cause was this city laid waste.

Young's Literal Translation
so that he doth seek in the book of the records of thy fathers, and thou dost find in the book of the records, and dost know, that this city is a rebellious city, and causing loss to kings and provinces, and makers of sedition are in its midst from the days of old, therefore hath this city been wasted.

Ezra 4:15 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The book of the records of thy fathers - That is, the records of the Chaldeans, to whom the Persians succeeded.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

this city

Ezra 4:12 Be it known to the king, that the Jews which came up from you to us are come to Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city...

Nehemiah 2:19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn...

Nehemiah 6:6 Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu said it, that you and the Jews think to rebel...

Esther 3:5-8 And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath...

Daniel 6:4-13 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom...

Acts 17:6,7 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers to the rulers of the city, crying...

moved. Chal. made. within the same. Chal in the midst thereof. for which

2 Kings 24:20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence...

2 Kings 25:1,4 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month...

Jeremiah 52:3 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence...

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Building in Troublous Times
'Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel; 2. Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto Him since the days of Esar-haddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither. 3. But Zerubbabel, and Joshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"Not by Might, nor by Power"
Immediately after Zechariah's vision of Joshua and the Angel, the prophet received a message regarding the work of Zerubbabel. "The Angel that talked with me," Zechariah declares, "came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, and said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: and two olive trees by
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Ezra 4:14
Now since we are under obligation to the palace and it is not proper for us to see the king dishonored, we are sending this message to inform the king,

Ezra 4:16
We inform the king that if this city is built and its walls are restored, you will be left with nothing in Trans-Euphrates.

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