Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Ezra 4:1

    Ezra 4:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity built the temple to the LORD God of Israel;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple unto Jehovah, the God of Israel;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now news came to the haters of Judah and Benjamin that the people who had come back were building a Temple to the Lord, the God of Israel;

    Webster's Revision

    Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple unto Jehovah, the God of Israel;

    World English Bible

    Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple to Yahweh, the God of Israel;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded a temple unto the LORD, the God of Israel;

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezra 4:1

    Now when the adversaries - These were the Samaritans, and the different nations with which the kings of Assyria had peopled Israel, when they had carried the original inhabitants away into captivity, see Ezra 4:9, Ezra 4:10.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezra 4:1

    Adversaries - i. e., the Samaritans, a mixed race, partly Israelite but chiefly foreign, which had replaced to some extent the ancient inhabitants after they were carried into captivity by Sargon (see 2 Kings 17:6 note).

    Wesley's Notes on Ezra 4:1

    4:1 The adversaries - The Samaritans. The relicks of the ten tribes, and the foreigners who had joined with them.
    Book: Ezra