22 See that you not neglect this matter. Otherwise, the damage will increase and the royal interests[a] will suffer.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 4:22 Lit the kings

For my people and I have been sold out(A) to destruction, death, and extermination.(B) If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves,(C) I would have kept silent. Indeed, the trouble wouldn’t be worth burdening the king.”

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