Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

Beware of being negligent in carrying out this matter; why should damage increase to the detriment of the kings?”

Holman Bible

See that you not neglect this matter. Otherwise, the damage will increase and the royal interests will suffer.

International Standard Version

Be diligent and take precautions so that you do not neglect your responsibility in this matter. Why should the kingdom sustain any more damage?

A Conservative Version

And take heed that ye be not slack in this matter. Why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?

American Standard Version

And take heed that ye be not slack herein: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?

Amplified

Beware of being negligent in carrying out this matter. Why should damage increase to the detriment of the kings?”

Bible in Basic English

Be certain to do this with all care: do not let trouble be increased to the king's damage.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

And be ye warned from doing wrong upon this: wherefore shall harm overtake to endamage the kings?

King James 2000

Take heed now that you fail not to do this: why should damage increase to the hurt of the kings?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And be careful not to be negligent on this matter. Why should damage grow to hurt kings?"

Modern King James verseion

And take heed that you do not fail to do this. Why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Take heed now that ye be not negligent herein, lest the king have harm therethrough."

NET Bible

Exercise appropriate caution so that there is no negligence in this matter. Why should danger increase to the point that kings sustain damage?"

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Beware, then, of failure to do thus, - wherefore should the damage increase, to inflict loss on the kings?

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הוה הוא 
Hava' (Aramaic) 
be, was,
Usage: 70

שׁלוּת שׁלוּ 
Shaluw (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

not to do
על 
`al (Aramaic) 
Usage: 102

דּן 
Den (Aramaic) 
Usage: 58

why
מה 
Mah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

חבל 
Chabal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

שׂגא 
S@ga' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

to the hurt
נזק 
N@zaq (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

Context Readings

Artaxerxes' Reply

21 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. 22 Take heed now that ye fail not to do this: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings? 23 Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power.



Cross References

Ezra 4:13

Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city be builded, and the walls set up again, then will they not pay toll, tribute, and custom, and so thou shalt endamage the revenue of the kings.

Esther 3:8-9

And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

Esther 7:3-4

Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:

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