Parallel Verses

Amplified

But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, so they [Tattenai and the others] did not stop them until a report could come before Darius, and then an answer was returned by letter concerning it.

New American Standard Bible

But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not stop them until a report could come to Darius, and then a written reply be returned concerning it.

King James Version

But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this matter.

Holman Bible

But God was watching over the Jewish elders. These men wouldn’t stop them until a report was sent to Darius, so that they could receive written instructions about this matter.

International Standard Version

But God watched over the Jewish leaders, who could not be forced to stop working until Darius received a report and responded in reply.

A Conservative Version

But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, and they did not make them cease till the matter should come to Darius, and then answer should be returned by letter concerning it.

American Standard Version

But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, and they did not make them cease, till the matter should come to Darius, and then answer should be returned by letter concerning it.

Bible in Basic English

But the eye of their God was on the chiefs of the Jews, and they did not make them give up working till the question had been put before Darius and an answer had come by letter about it.

Darby Translation

But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, and they did not make them cease till the matter came to Darius; and then they returned answer by letter concerning it.

Julia Smith Translation

And the eye of their God was upon the captivity of the Jews, and they caused them not to cease till the account went to Darius: and then they will return a letter concerning this.

King James 2000

But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned an answer by letter concerning this matter.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not stop them until the report came to Darius, and then [answer] was received.

Modern King James verseion

But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, so that they could not cause them to stop until the matter came to Darius, and answer by letter concerning this had been returned.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But the eye of their God came upon the Elders of the Jews, that they were not inhibited, till the matter was brought before Darius, and till there came a writing thereof again.

NET Bible

But God was watching over the elders of Judah, and they were not stopped until a report could be dispatched to Darius and a letter could be sent back concerning this.

New Heart English Bible

But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not make them cease, until the matter should come to Darius, and then answer should be returned by letter concerning it.

The Emphasized Bible

Nevertheless, the eye of their God, was upon the elders of Judah, and they did not forbid them, until the matter, unto Darius, should come, - and, then, answer be returned by letter, concerning this.

Webster

But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this matter.

World English Bible

But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not make them cease, until the matter should come to Darius, and then answer should be returned by letter concerning it.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the eye of their God hath been upon the elders of the Jews, and they have not caused them to cease till the matter goeth to Darius, and then they send back a letter concerning this thing.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But the eye
עין 
`ayin (Aramaic) 
eye
Usage: 5

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

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

על 
`al (Aramaic) 
Usage: 102

the elders
שׂיב 
Siyb (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

of the Jews
יהוּדאי 
Y@huwda'iy (Aramaic) 
Usage: 10

לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

בּטל 
B@tel (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

המּון המּו 
himmow 
Usage: 9

to cease
בּטל 
B@tel (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

עד 
`ad (Aramaic) 
till, until, unto, ever, for, to, but at, even, hitherto , mastery , on, within
Usage: 35

the matter
טעם 
Ta`am (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

הוּך 
Huwk (Aramaic) 
go up, came, brought again, go
Usage: 4

to Darius
דּריושׁ 
Dar@yavesh (Aramaic) 
Usage: 15

and then
אדין 
'edayin (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

תּוּב 
Tuwb (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

by letter
נשׁתּון 
Nisht@van (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

על 
`al (Aramaic) 
Usage: 102

דּן 
Den (Aramaic) 
Usage: 58

References

Easton

Jew

Fausets

Context Readings

Rebuilding Of The Temple Resumed

4 Then, accordingly, we told them the names of the men who were reconstructing this building. 5 But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, so they [Tattenai and the others] did not stop them until a report could come before Darius, and then an answer was returned by letter concerning it. 6 This is a copy of the letter that Tattenai, governor of the province west of the [Euphrates] River, and Shethar-bozenai and his associates, the officials who were west of the River, sent to Darius the king.



Cross References

Ezra 7:6

this Ezra went up from Babylon. He was a scribe skilled in the Law (the five books) of Moses, which the Lord God of Israel had given; and the king granted him everything that he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was on him.

Ezra 7:28

and has extended His mercy and lovingkindness to me before the king, his advisers, and all the king’s mighty officials. I was strengthened and encouraged, for the hand of the Lord my God was upon me, and I gathered together outstanding men of Israel to go up with me [to Jerusalem].

Psalm 33:18


Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear Him [and worship Him with awe-inspired reverence and obedience],
On those who hope [confidently] in His compassion and lovingkindness,

Ezra 8:22

For I was ashamed to request troops and horsemen from the king to protect us from the enemy along the way, because we had told the king, “The hand of our God is favorable toward all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who abandon (turn away from) Him.”

2 Chronicles 16:9

For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth so that He may support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this; therefore, from now on you will have wars.”

Ezra 6:6-12

“Now therefore, Tattenai, governor of the province west of the [Euphrates] River, Shethar-bozenai and your associates, the officials who are west of the River, keep far away from there.

Psalm 32:8


I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.

Psalm 34:15


The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous [those with moral courage and spiritual integrity]
And His ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 76:10


For the wrath of man shall praise You;
With a remnant of wrath You will clothe and arm Yourself.

Psalm 129:2-5


“Many times they have persecuted me from my youth,
Yet they have not prevailed against me.

Philippians 1:28

And in no way be alarmed or intimidated [in anything] by your opponents, for such [constancy and fearlessness on your part] is a [clear] sign [a proof and a seal] for them of [their impending] destruction, but [a clear sign] for you of deliverance and salvation, and that too, from God.

1 Peter 3:12


For the eyes of the Lord are [looking favorably] upon the righteous (the upright),
And His ears are attentive to their prayer (eager to answer),
But the face of the Lord is against those who practice evil.”

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