12 be it known to the king that the Jews who came up from you to us have gone to Jerusalem. They are rebuilding that rebellious and wicked city. They are (A)finishing the walls and repairing the foundations. 13 Now be it known to the king that if this city is rebuilt and the walls finished, they will not pay (B)tribute, custom, or toll, and the royal revenue will be impaired.

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20 And when they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, “These men are Jews, and they are disturbing our city. 21 They (A)advocate customs that are not lawful for us (B)as Romans to accept or practice.”

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