New International Version
We also asked them their names, so that we could write down the names of their leaders for your information.
King James Bible
We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chief of them.
Darby Bible Translation
We asked their names also, to inform thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chief of them.
World English Bible
We asked them their names also, to inform you that we might write the names of the men who were at the head of them.
Young's Literal Translation
And also their names we have asked of them, to let thee know, that we might write the names of the men who are at their head.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With great stones - They are making a very strong and a very costly building.
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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
They also asked, "What are the names of those who are constructing this building?"
We questioned the elders and asked them, "Who authorized you to rebuild this temple and to finish it?"
This is the answer they gave us: "We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, one that a great king of Israel built and finished.
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