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Ezra 4:18

    Ezra 4:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And now the sense of the letter which you sent to us has been made clear to me,

    Webster's Revision

    The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.

    World English Bible

    The letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezra 4:18

    Hath been ... read - It is doubtful if the Persian monarchs could ordinarily read. At any rate, it was their habit to have documents read to them (compare Esther 6:1). This is still the ordinary practice in Eastern courts.