Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Amplified

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

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 could certify the identities of their leaders to you. 11 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. 12 But because our predecessors provoked the God of Heaven to become angry, he handed them over to the control of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, the Chaldean who destroyed this Temple and transported the people to Babylon.



Cross References

Joshua 24:15

If you think it's the wrong thing for you to serve the LORD, then choose for yourselves today whom you will serve the gods whom your ancestors served on the other side of the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose territories you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

1 Kings 6:1-7

During the month of Ziv, which was the second month of the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, 480 years after the Israelis left the land of Egypt, Solomon began to build the LORD's Temple.

2 Chronicles 3:1-5

So Solomon began construction of the LORD's Temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah where the LORD had appeared to his father David, that is, where David had prepared Ornan the Jebusite's threshing floor.

Psalm 119:46

Then I will speak of your decrees before kings and not be ashamed.

Daniel 3:26

Then Nebuchadnezzar approached the opening of the blazing fire furnace. He shouted out, "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out and come here!" So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out of the fire.

Jonah 1:9

"I'm a Hebrew," he replied, "and I'm afraid of the LORD God of heaven, who made the sea along with the dry land!"

Matthew 10:32

"Therefore, everyone who acknowledges me before people I, too, will acknowledge before my Father in heaven.

Luke 12:8

"But I tell you, the Son of Man will acknowledge before God's angels everyone who acknowledges me before people.

Acts 27:23

For just last night an angel of God, to whom I belong and whom I serve, stood by me

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God's power for the salvation of everyone who believes, of the Jew first and of the Greek as well.

Romans 6:16

Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Galatians 6:14

But may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world!

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