Parallel Verses

King James Version

Then asked we those elders, and said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls?

New American Standard Bible

Then we asked those elders and said to them thus, ‘Who issued you a decree to rebuild this temple and to finish this structure?’

Holman Bible

So we questioned the elders and asked, “Who gave you the order to rebuild this temple and finish this structure?”

International Standard Version

We asked the elders, "Who authorized you to build this Temple and to reinforce these walls?"

A Conservative Version

Then we asked those elders, and said to them thus: Who gave you a decree to build this house, and to finish this wall?

American Standard Version

Then asked we those elders, and said unto them thus, Who gave you a decree to build this house, and to finish this wall?

Amplified

Then we asked those elders, ‘Who issued you a decree to rebuild this temple and to finish this structure?’

Bible in Basic English

Then we said to the men responsible, who gave you authority for the building of this house and these walls?

Darby Translation

Then asked we those elders: thus we said to them, Who gave you orders to build this house and to complete this wall?

Julia Smith Translation

Then we asked these old men, thus we said to them, Who set to you a decree to build this house and to complete this wall?

King James 2000

Then asked we those elders, and said unto them, Who commanded you to build this house, and to complete these walls?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then we asked those elders and said this to them, 'Who issued forth to you a decree to build this house and to finish this structure?'

Modern King James verseion

Then we asked those elders and said this to them, Who commanded you to build this house and to make these walls?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Nevertheless, we asked the Elders and said unto them, 'Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up the walls thereof?'

NET Bible

We inquired of those elders, asking them, 'Who gave you the authority to rebuild this temple and to complete this structure?'

New Heart English Bible

Then we asked those elders, and said to them thus, "Who gave you a decree to build this house, and to finish this wall?"

The Emphasized Bible

Then asked we of these elders, thus, we said to them, - Who hath issued to you an edict, this house, to build, and, this wall, to complete?

Webster

Then we asked those elders, and said to them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to erect these walls?

World English Bible

Then we asked those elders, and said to them thus, "Who gave you a decree to build this house, and to finish this wall?"

Youngs Literal Translation

Then we have asked of these elders, thus we have said to them, Who hath made for you a decree this house to build, and this wall to finish?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדין 
'edayin (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

שׁאל 
Sh@'el (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

we those
אלּך 
'illek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 14

שׂיב 
Siyb (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

and said
אמר 
'amar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 71

כּנמא 
K@nema' (Aramaic) 
thus, so, sort, manner
Usage: 5

Who
מן 
man (Aramaic) 
Usage: 10

שׂוּם 
 
Usage: 26

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

דּן 
Den (Aramaic) 
Usage: 58

בּית 
Bayith (Aramaic) 
Usage: 44

and to make up
כּלל 
K@lal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

דּן 
Den (Aramaic) 
Usage: 58

Context Readings

Temple Restoration Resumed

8 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. 9 Then asked we those elders, and said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls? 10 We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chief of them.



Cross References

Ezra 5:3-4

At the same time came to them Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and their companions, and said thus unto them, Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up this wall?

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