Parallel Verses

Amplified

They replied, ‘We are servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are rebuilding the temple which was erected many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

New American Standard Bible

Thus they answered us, saying, ‘We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth and are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

King James Version

And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up.

Holman Bible

This is the reply they gave us:

We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth and are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

International Standard Version

In answer they responded, "We are servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are rebuilding the Temple that was built many years ago by a great king of Israel.

A Conservative Version

And thus they returned us an answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth. And are building the house that was built these many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

American Standard Version

And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are building the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and finished.

Bible in Basic English

And they made answer to us, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are building the house which was put up in times long past and was designed and made complete by a great king of Israel.

Darby Translation

And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of the heavens and the earth, and build the house that was built these many years ago; and a great king of Israel built and completed it.

Julia Smith Translation

And thus they returned us word, saying, We are the servants of the God of the heavens and the earth, and build the house that was built of old these many years, and a great king to Israel built and completed.

King James 2000

And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was built these many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And this is the answer they returned to us: 'We are servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are building the house that was built formerly many years ago, [which] a great king of Israel had built and finished.

Modern King James verseion

And they returned this answer to us, saying, We are the servants of the God of Heaven and earth. And we build the house that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and set up.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But they answered us with these words, and said, 'We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up.

NET Bible

They responded to us in the following way: 'We are servants of the God of heaven and earth. We are rebuilding the temple which was previously built many years ago. A great king of Israel built it and completed it.

New Heart English Bible

Thus they returned us answer, saying, "We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are building the house that was built these many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

The Emphasized Bible

And, thus, returned they, answer, to us saying, - We, are servants of the God of the heavens and the earth, and are building the house which was built these many years ago, which, a great king of Israel, built and completed.

Webster

And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was erected these many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and set up.

World English Bible

Thus they returned us answer, saying, "We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are building the house that was built these many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

Youngs Literal Translation

And thus they have returned us word, saying, We are servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are building the house that was built many years before this, that a great king of Israel built and finished:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּנמא 
K@nema' (Aramaic) 
thus, so, sort, manner
Usage: 5

תּוּב 
Tuwb (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

us answer
פּתגּם 
Pithgam (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

אמר 
'amar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 71

We
אנחנה אנחנא 
'anachna' (Aramaic) 
we
Usage: 4

are
המּון המּו 
himmow 
Usage: 9

the servants
עבד 
`abad (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

of the God
אלהּ 
'elahh (Aramaic) 
God, god
Usage: 95

of heaven
שׁמין 
Shamayin (Aramaic) 
Usage: 38

and earth
ארע 
'ara` (Aramaic) 
Usage: 21

and build
בּנה בּנא 
B@na' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 22

the house
בּית 
Bayith (Aramaic) 
Usage: 44

הוה הוא 
Hava' (Aramaic) 
be, was,
Usage: 70

בּנה בּנא 
B@na' (Aramaic) 
בּנה בּנא 
B@na' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 22
Usage: 22

דּן 
Den (Aramaic) 
Usage: 58

שׂגּיא 
Saggiy' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 13

שׁנה 
Sh@nah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

ago
קדמה 
Qadmah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

רב 
Rab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 15

מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Temple Restoration Resumed

10 We also asked them their names so that we might notify you, and so that we might record the names of the men in charge. 11 They replied, ‘We are servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are rebuilding the temple which was erected many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished. 12 But because our fathers provoked the God of heaven to wrath, He handed them over to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and exiled the people to Babylon.



Cross References

Joshua 24:15

If it is unacceptable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

1 Kings 6:1-7

Now it came about in the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv (April-May) which is the second month, that he began to build the Lord’s house (temple).

2 Chronicles 3:1-5

Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared to his father David, in the place that David had prepared, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

Psalm 119:46


I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings
And shall not be ashamed.

Daniel 3:26

Then Nebuchadnezzar approached the door of the blazing furnace and said, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, servants of the Most High God, come out [of there]! Come here!” Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego came out of the midst of the fire.

Jonah 1:9

So he said to them, “I am a Hebrew, and I [reverently] fear and worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.”

Matthew 10:32

“Therefore, the one who confesses and acknowledges Me before men [as Lord and Savior, affirming a state of oneness with Me], that one I will also confess and acknowledge before My Father who is in heaven.

Luke 12:8

“I say to you, whoever declares openly and confesses Me before men [speaking freely of Me as his Lord], the Son of Man also will declare openly and confess him [as one of His own] before the angels of God.

Acts 27:23

For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me,

Romans 1:16

I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation [from His wrath and punishment] to everyone who believes [in Christ as Savior], to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Romans 6:16

Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?

Galatians 6:14

But far be it from me to boast [in anything or anyone], except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

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