Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 asked them their names also, to inform you that we might write the names of the men who were at the head of them. 11 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. 12 But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven to wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away into Babylon.



Cross References

Joshua 24:15

If it seems evil to you to serve Yahweh, choose this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh."

1 Kings 6:1-7

It happened in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 3:1-5

Then Solomon began to build the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where [Yahweh] appeared to David his father, which he prepared in the place that David had appointed, in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

Psalm 119:46

I will also speak of your statutes before kings, and will not be disappointed.

Daniel 3:26

Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace: he spoke and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you servants of the Most High God, come forth, and come here. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came forth out of the midst of the fire.

Jonah 1:9

He said to them, "I am a Hebrew, and I fear Yahweh, the God of heaven, who has made the sea and the dry land."

Matthew 10:32

Everyone therefore who confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven.

Luke 12:8

"I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, him will the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God;

Acts 27:23

For there stood by me this night an angel, belonging to the God whose I am and whom I serve,

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the Good News of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes; for the Jew first, and also for the Greek.

Romans 6:16

Don't you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?

Galatians 6:14

But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

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