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Ezra 5:8

    Ezra 5:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Be it known to the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goes fast on, and prospers in their hands.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls; and this work goeth on with diligence and prospereth in their hands.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is to give the king word that we went into the land of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is made of great stones, and has its walls supported with wood, and the work is going on with industry, and they are doing it well.

    Webster's Revision

    Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls; and this work goeth on with diligence and prospereth in their hands.

    World English Bible

    Be it known to the king, that we went into the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls; and this work goes on with diligence and prospers in their hands.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth on with diligence and prospereth in their hands.

    Definitions for Ezra 5:8

    Fast - Abstaining from food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezra 5:8

    With great stones - They are making a very strong and a very costly building.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezra 5:8

    Great stones - literally, as in the margin; i. e., stones so large that they were rolled along, not carried. Others translate "polished stones."

    Wesley's Notes on Ezra 5:8

    5:8 Great God - And indeed, thus far the greater part of the Samaritans agreed with them.
    Book: Ezra