Parallel Verses

Amplified

Then [the Samaritans and others of] the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah, and frightened them [to deter them] from building,

New American Standard Bible

Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah, and frightened them from building,

King James Version

Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,

Holman Bible

Then the people who were already in the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build.

International Standard Version

After this, the non-Israeli inhabitants of the land undermined the people of Judah, harassing them in their construction work

A Conservative Version

Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,

American Standard Version

Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,

Bible in Basic English

Then the people of the land made the hands of the people of Judah feeble, troubling them with fear in their building;

Darby Translation

And the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building;

Julia Smith Translation

And the people of the land will be slackening the hands of the people of Judah, and terrifying them in building,

King James 2000

Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then the people of the land discouraged {the people of Judah} and made them afraid to build

Modern King James verseion

Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then the folk of the land hindered the people of Judah, and made them afraid to build,

NET Bible

Then the local people began to discourage the people of Judah and to dishearten them from building.

New Heart English Bible

Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,

The Emphasized Bible

Then came it to pass, that, the people of the land, were weakening the hands of the people of Judah, - and troubling them in building;

Webster

Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,

World English Bible

Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,

Youngs Literal Translation

And it cometh to pass, the people of the land are making the hands of the people of Judah feeble, and troubling them in building,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Then the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

of the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

רפה 
Raphah 
Usage: 46

the hands
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

of the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

of Judah
יהוּדה 
Y@huwdah 
Usage: 648

References

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Prayers for Ezra 4:4

Context Readings

Resistance To Rebuilding The House Of God

3 But Zerubbabel and Jeshua and the rest of the heads of fathers’ households of Israel said to them, “You have nothing in common with us in building a house to our God; but we ourselves will together build to the Lord God of Israel, just as King Cyrus, the king of Persia, has commanded us.” 4 Then [the Samaritans and others of] the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah, and frightened them [to deter them] from building, 5 and hired advisers [to work] against them to frustrate their plans during the entire time that Cyrus king of Persia reigned, [and this lasted] even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.


Cross References

Ezra 3:3

So they set up the altar on its [old] foundation, for they were terrified because of the peoples of the lands; and they offered burnt offerings on it to the Lord, morning and evening.

Nehemiah 4:7-8

But when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites heard that the repair of the walls of Jerusalem went on, and that the breaches were being closed, they were very angry.

Nehemiah 4:11

Our enemies said, “They will not know or see us until we are among them, kill them and put a stop to the work.”

Nehemiah 6:9

For they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, “They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done.” But now, [O God,] strengthen my hands.

Isaiah 35:3-4


Encourage the exhausted, and make staggering knees firm.

Jeremiah 38:4

Therefore the princes (court officials) said to the king, “Please [we implore you] let this man [Jeremiah] be put to death; for [speaking] in this way he discourages and weakens [the will of] the soldiers who remain in this city and he discourages and weakens [the will of] all the people by speaking such words to them; for this man is not seeking the well-being of these people, but rather their harm.”

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