1 And so Arphaxad, king of Medes, had made subject many folks to his empire; and he builded a full mighty city, which he called Ecbatana. [Arphaxad forsooth, king of Medes, had put under yoke many Gentiles to his empire; and he built up a city most mighty, that he called Ecbatana.]
2 Of square stones and carved [or hewn] he made the walls thereof, in the height of threescore cubits and ten [or seventy cubits], and in the breadth of thirty cubits. And he set the towers thereof in the height of an hundred cubits.
3 And by the squareness of the towers ever either side was stretched forth, by [or in] the space of twenty feet; and he set the gates of that city in (or to) the height of those towers.
4 And he had glory, as a mighty man in the power of his host, and in the glory of his chariots. [And he gloried, as mighty in might of his host, and in the glory of his four-horsed carts.]
5 Therefore Nebuchadnezzar, king of Assyrians, that reigned in the great city Nineveh, in the twelfth year of his realm he fought against Arphaxad, and he got, or took, Arphaxad in a great field, [The twelfth year therefore of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Assyrians, that reigned in the great city of Nineveh, fought against Arphaxad, and won him in the great field,]
6 that was called Ragau, beside the flood(s) (or the rivers) of Euphrates, and Tigris, and Hydaspes, in the field of Arioch, the king of Elamites.
7 Then the realm of Nebuchadnezzar was enhanced (or was exalted), and his heart was raised (up) into pride; and he sent to all men, that dwelled in Cilicia, and in Damascus, and in Lebanon,
8 and to (the) folks, that were in Carmel, and in Gilead, and to men dwelling in Galilee, and in the great field of Esdraelon, [and to the Gentiles, that be in Carmel, and Gilead, and to the dwellers in Galilee, and in the great field of Esdraelon,]
9 and to all men [or to all], that were in Samaria, and beyond the flood (or the river) of Jordan, unto Jerusalem; and to all the land of Goshen, till that men come to the hills of Ethiopia.
10 To all these men [or To all these], Nebuchadnezzar, king of Assyrians, sent messengers;
11 and all these (men) against-said with one will, and they sent (back) again his messengers void, and they casted them away without honour. [the which all with one will with-said, and they sent them again void, and without worship cast away.]
12 Then Nebuchadnezzar was wroth to all that land, and he swore by his realm and by his throne, that he would defend him(self) from all these countries [or regions], that is, (that he would) assail all those countries.