Ezra 4:22
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New International Version
Be careful not to neglect this matter. Why let this threat grow, to the detriment of the royal interests?

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
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Until another commandment shall be given from me - The rebuilding was only provisionally suspended. The decree was, Let it cease for the present; nor let it proceed at any time without an order express from me.

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Ezra 4:13 Be it known now to the king, that, if this city be built, and the walls set up again, then will they not pay toll, tribute, and custom...

Esther 3:8,9 And Haman said to king Ahasuerus...

Esther 7:3,4 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king...

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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 4:21
Now issue an order to these men to stop work, so that this city will not be rebuilt until I so order.

Ezra 4:23
As soon as the copy of the letter of King Artaxerxes was read to Rehum and Shimshai the secretary and their associates, they went immediately to the Jews in Jerusalem and compelled them by force to stop.

Daniel 6:2
with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss.

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