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Ezra 4:16
We certify to the king that if this city be built again, and the walls thereof set up, by this means thou shalt have no portion on this side of the river.”
We certify the king that, if this city be builded, and the walls finished, by this means thou shalt have no portion beyond the River.
We are informing the king that if that city is rebuilt and its walls finished, it will mean that you will have no possession in the province west of the [Euphrates] River.”
We declare to the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls finished, it will mean that you will have no portion on this side of the [Euphrates] River.
We certify the king that, if this city be builded again, and the walls thereof set up, by this means thou shalt have no portion on this side the river.
We tell the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls completed, you will then have no possession in the province Beyond the River.
We submit to the king that if this city is rebuilt and the walls are finished, you will soon lose possession of all territories beyond the River.”
If Jerusalem is rebuilt and its walls completed, you will no longer have control over Western Province.
We inform the king that if this city be built and its walls be completed, by this means thou shalt have no portion on this side the river.
We certify the king, that if this city be built, and the walls thereof repaired, thou shalt have no possession on this side of the river.
King Artaxerxes, we wish to inform you that if this city and its walls are rebuilt, you will lose control of the area west of the Euphrates River.
We make known to the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls finished, you will then have no possession in the province Beyond the River.”
We make known to the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls finished, you will then have no possession in the province Beyond the River.”
We want you to know, King Artaxerxes, that if this city is rebuilt and its walls ·fixed [completed; restored], you will be left with ·nothing [no possessions] in Trans-Euphrates [C provinces west of the Euphrates River].
We certify the king therefore, that if this city be built, and the foundation of the walls laid, by this means the portion beyond the River shall not be thine.
We want the king to know that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, you will have nothing left of your province west of the Euphrates River.
We therefore are convinced that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are completed, Your Majesty will no longer be able to control West-of-Euphrates Province.”
We advise the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, you will not have any possession west of the Euphrates.
We want you to know this, King Artaxerxes. This city should not be rebuilt and its walls fixed. If it is, you will be left with nothing west of the Euphrates River.
We certify to the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls completed, you will lose your land holdings in the province beyond the Euphrates River.
We notify the king that if this city is built again, and its walls founded, the portion on the other side of the river shall no longer be yours.
We certify the king that, if this city be builded again, and the walls thereof set up, by this means thou shalt have no portion on this side the river.
We certify the king that, if this city be builded again, and the walls thereof set up, by this means thou shalt have no portion on this side the river.
We make known to the king that if this city is built and the walls are finished, you will have nothing in the province Beyond the River.”
We wish to declare that if this city is rebuilt and the walls finished, you might as well forget about this part of your empire beyond the Euphrates, for it will be lost to you.”
Rehum the commanding officer and Shimshai the secretary wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king as follows: From: Rehum the commanding officer and Shimshai the secretary, backed by the rest of their associates, the judges and officials over the people from Tripolis, Persia, Erech, and Babylon, Elamites of Susa, and all the others whom the great and honorable Ashurbanipal deported and settled in the city of Samaria and other places in the land across the Euphrates. (This is the copy of the letter they sent to him.) To: King Artaxerxes from your servants from the land across the Euphrates. We are here to inform the king that the Jews who came from you to us have arrived in Jerusalem and have set about rebuilding that rebellious and evil city. They are busy at work finishing the walls and rebuilding the foundations. The king needs to know that once that city is rebuilt and the wall completed they will no longer pay a penny of tribute, tax, or duty. The royal treasury will feel the loss. We’re loyal to the king and cannot sit idly by while our king is being insulted—that’s why we are passing this information on. We suggest that you look into the court records of your ancestors; you’ll learn from those books that that city is a rebellious city, a thorn in the side to kings and provinces, a historic center of unrest and revolt. That’s why the city was wiped out. We are letting the king know that if that city gets rebuilt and its walls restored, you’ll end up with nothing in your province beyond the Euphrates.
We notify the king that if this city is rebuilt and the walls repaired by this means the portion Beyond the River will no longer be yours.”
We want the king to know that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, you will have nothing left of your province west of the Euphrates River.
We therefore inform the king, that if this city is rebuilt and its walls completed again, you will thereupon not have a portion in the province West-of-Euphrates.”
We inform the king that if that city is rebuilt and the walls finished, as a result you will have no possession in the province beyond the River.”
We want you to know, King Artaxerxes, that if this city is rebuilt and its walls fixed, you will be left with nothing in Trans-Euphrates.
We therefore are informing the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are completed, you will not retain control of this portion of Trans-Euphrates.”
We want you to know that this city shouldn’t be rebuilt. Its walls shouldn’t be made like new again. If that happens, you won’t have anything left west of the Euphrates River.
We inform the king that if this city is built and its walls are restored, you will be left with nothing in Trans-Euphrates.
We inform the king that if this city is built and its walls are restored, you will be left with nothing in Trans-Euphrates.
We inform the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are completed, the result will be that you will have no dominion beyond the River.
We are letting the king know that, if that city is built again and the walls are finished, you will own nothing in the land on the other side of the River.”
We declare to the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are completed, the province west of the Euphrates River will be lost to you.”
We make known to the king that, if this city is rebuilt and its walls finished, you will then have no possession in the province Beyond the River.”
We make known to the king that, if this city is rebuilt and its walls finished, you will then have no possession in the province Beyond the River.’
We make known to the king that, if this city is rebuilt and its walls finished, you will then have no possession in the province Beyond the River.’
We make known to the king that, if this city is rebuilt and its walls finished, you will then have no possession in the province Beyond the River.”
We inform the Melech that, if this city be built again, and the walls thereof set up, by this means thou shalt have no possession in the province Beyond-the-River [Euphrates].
We make known to the king that, if this city is rebuilt and its walls finished, you will then have no possession in the province Beyond the River.”
We make known to the king that, if this city is rebuilt and its walls finished, you will then have no possession in the province Beyond the River.”
We are informing the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls completed, you will no longer have any possession in Trans-Euphrates.”
We recommend that you, our king, act quickly. If those fortifications are completed, then you will lose your provinces west of the Euphrates to a Jerusalem-led rebellion.
We inform the king that, if this city be built, and the walls finished, by this means you shall have no portion beyond the River.
We tell to the king, that if that city be builded (again), and the walls thereof be restored, thou shalt not have possession beyond the flood. (We say to the king, that if that city is rebuilt, and its walls be restored, then thou shalt not have power, or authority, in the province west of the Euphrates River.)
We are making known to the king that, if this city be builded and the walls finished, by this means a portion beyond the river thou hast none.'
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