Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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,

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 chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the LORD God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us. 4 Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, 5 And hired counsellers against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.


Cross References

Ezra 3:3

And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD, even burnt offerings morning and evening.

Nehemiah 4:7-8

But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,

Nehemiah 4:11

And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.

Nehemiah 6:9

For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

Jeremiah 38:4

Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.

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