Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Let it be known to the king that we went to the house of the great God in the province of Judah. It is being built with cut stones, and its beams are being set in the walls. This work is being done diligently and succeeding through the people’s efforts.

New American Standard Bible

"Let it be known to the king that we have gone to the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is being built with huge stones, and beams are being laid in the walls; and this work is going on with great care and is succeeding in their hands.

King James Version

Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.

International Standard Version

This is to inform the king that we traveled to the Temple of the great God in the Judean province, which is being built with large stones and reinforced with wooden beams in its walls. The work proceeds diligently and is in capable hands.

A Conservative Version

Be it known to the king, that we went into the province of Judah to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls. And this work goes on with diligence and prospers in their hands.

American Standard Version

Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls; and this work goeth on with diligence and prospereth in their hands.

Amplified

Be it known to the king that we went to the province of Judah, to the house of the great God. It is being built with huge stones, with timber laid in the walls; this work goes on with diligence and care and prospers in their hands.

Bible in Basic English

This is to give the king word that we went into the land of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is made of great stones, and has its walls supported with wood, and the work is going on with industry, and they are doing it well.

Darby Translation

Be it known to the king that we went into the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is being built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work is being carried on with diligence, and prospers in their hand.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Be it known unto the king that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is being built with stones of marble, and the timbers are laid in the walls, and this work is going fast and prospers in their hands.

Julia Smith Translation

To be known to the king that we went to the Judah province, to the house of the great God; and it was building with stone of rolling, and wood being set up in the walls; and this work being diligently done, and prospering in their hands.

King James 2000

Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goes on diligently, and prospers in their hands.

Lexham Expanded Bible

May it be known to the king that we went to the province of Judah, the house of the great God. It is being built with stone blocks and timber is being put in the walls. This work is being done with diligence and is making progress in their hands.

Modern King James verseion

Let it be known to the king that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is being built with great stones, and timber is being laid in the walls, and this work goes on fast and is blessed in their hands.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be it known unto the king, that we came into Jewry to the house of the great God, which is builded with all manner of stone, and beams are laid in the walls, and the work goeth fast forth, and prospereth in their hands?

NET Bible

Let it be known to the king that we have gone to the province of Judah, to the temple of the great God. It is being built with large stones, and timbers are being placed in the walls. This work is being done with all diligence and is prospering in their hands.

New Heart English Bible

Be it known to the king, that we went into the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls; and this work goes on with diligence and prospers in their hands.

The Emphasized Bible

Be it known unto the king, that we journeyed into the province of Judah, unto the house of the Great God, and, the same, is being built with large stones, and, timber, is being laid in the walls, - and, this work, with speed, is being done, and is prospering in their hands.

Webster

Be it known to the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work proceedeth rapidly, and prospereth in their hands.

World English Bible

Be it known to the king, that we went into the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls; and this work goes on with diligence and prospers in their hands.

Youngs Literal Translation

To Darius the king, all peace! be it known to the king that we have gone to the province of Judah, to the great house of God, and it is built with rolled stones, and wood is placed in the walls, and this work is done speedily, and prospering in their hand.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be it known
הוה הוא 
Hava' (Aramaic) 
be, was,
Usage: 70

unto the king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

that we went
אזל 
'azal (Aramaic) 
went , go
Usage: 7

מדינה 
M@diynah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

of Judea
יהוּד 
Y@huwd (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

to the house
בּית 
Bayith (Aramaic) 
Usage: 44

of the great
רב 
Rab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 15

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

בּנה בּנא 
B@na' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 22

with great
גּלל 
G@lal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

H69
אבן 
'eben (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

and timber
אע 
'a` (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

is laid
שׂוּם 
 
Usage: 26

in the walls
כּתל 
K@thal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

and this
דּך דּך 
Dek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 13

עבידה 
`abiydah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

עבד 
`abad (Aramaic) 
do, made, cut, do , do , worketh, executed , goeth, kept, moved, wrought
Usage: 28

אספּרנא 
'ocparna' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

on, and prospereth
צלח 
Ts@lach (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

References

Context Readings

Temple Restoration Resumed

7 They sent him a report, written as follows:To King Darius: All greetings. 8 Let it be known to the king that we went to the house of the great God in the province of Judah. It is being built with cut stones, and its beams are being set in the walls. This work is being done diligently and succeeding through the people’s efforts. 9 So we questioned the elders and asked, “Who gave you the order to rebuild this temple and finish this structure?”



Cross References

Deuteronomy 10:17

For the Lord your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God, showing no partiality and taking no bribe.

Deuteronomy 32:31

But their “rock” is not like our Rock;
even our enemies concede.

Ezra 1:2-3

This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: “The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and has appointed me to build Him a house at Jerusalem in Judah.

Ezra 2:1

These now are the people of the province who came from those captive exiles King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had deported to Babylon. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town.

Ezra 6:10

so that they can offer sacrifices of pleasing aroma to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

Ezra 7:23

Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven must be done diligently for the house of the God of heaven, so that wrath will not fall on the realm of the king and his sons.

Nehemiah 7:6

These are the people of the province who went up among the captive exiles deported by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Each of them returned to Jerusalem and Judah, to his own town.

Nehemiah 11:3

These are the heads of the province who stayed in Jerusalem (but in the villages of Judah each lived on his own property in their towns—the Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants, and descendants of Solomon’s servants

Esther 1:1

These events took place during the days of Ahasuerus, who ruled 127 provinces from India to Cush.

Esther 1:22

He sent letters to all the royal provinces, to each province in its own script and to each ethnic group in its own language, that every man should be master of his own house and speak in the language of his own people.

Psalm 145:3

Yahweh is great and is highly praised;
His greatness is unsearchable.

Daniel 2:47

The king said to Daniel, “Your God is indeed God of gods, Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, since you were able to reveal this mystery.”

Daniel 3:26

Nebuchadnezzar then approached the door of the furnace of blazing fire and called: “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you servants of the Most High God—come out!” So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out of the fire.

Daniel 4:2

I am pleased to tell you about the miracles and wonders the Most High God has done for me.

Daniel 4:34-37

But at the end of those days, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven, and my sanity returned to me. Then I praised the Most High and honored and glorified Him who lives forever:For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
and His kingdom is from generation to generation.

Daniel 6:26

I issue a decree that in all my royal dominion, people must tremble in fear before the God of Daniel:For He is the living God,
and He endures forever;
His kingdom will never be destroyed,
and His dominion has no end.

Mark 13:1-2

As He was going out of the temple complex, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, look! What massive stones! What impressive buildings!”

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