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Ezra 4:5

    Ezra 4:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they gave payment to men who made designs against them and kept them from effecting their purpose, all through the time of Cyrus, king of Persia, till Darius became king.

    Webster's Revision

    and hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.

    World English Bible

    and hired counselors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezra 4:5

    Hired counsellors - They found means to corrupt some of the principal officers of the Persian court, so that the orders of Cyrus were not executed; or at least so slowly as to make them nearly ineffectual.

    Until the reign of Darius - This was probably Darius the son of Hystaspes.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezra 4:5

    Hired counselors - Rather, "bribed" officials at the Persian court to interpose delays and create difficulties, in order to hinder the work.

    Darius - i. e., Darius, the son of Hystaspes

    Wesley's Notes on Ezra 4:5

    4:5 Cyrus - For though Cyrus still favoured the Jews, yet he was then diverted by his wars, and his son Cambyses was left his vice - roy, who was a wicked prince, and an enemy to the Jews. Until - Heb. and until, and c. not only in the reign of Cyrus but also of Cambyses, and of the magician, after whom was Darius.
    Book: Ezra