Ezra 5
NMV
5
1Then the prophets, Hagai [festive] the prophet, and Z’kharyah [Yehovah remembers] the son of ‘Iddo [His witness], prophesied unto the Y’hudim (Judeans) that [were] in Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised] and Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace] in the name of the God-Elah [an oak] Yisra’el [The God of He Holds Onto The Heel Of God], [even] unto them.
2Then rose up Z’rubavel [sown in Babylon] the son of Sh’alti’el [I have asked of God], and Yeshua [he is saved] the son of Yotzadak [Yehovah is righteous], and began to build the house of God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] which [is] at Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace]: and with them [were] the prophets of God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] helping them.
3At the same time came to them Tatnai [gift], governor on this side the river, and Sh’tar-Boznai [star of splendour], and their companions, and said thus unto them, Who has commanded you to build this house, and to make up this wall?
4Then said we unto them after this manner, What are the names of the men that make this building?
5But the eye of their God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] was upon the elders of the Y’hudim (Judeans), that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Daryavesh (Darius) [lord]: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this [matter].
6The copy of the letter that Tatnai [gift], governor on this side the river, and Sh’tar-Boznai [star of splendour], and his companions the Afar’s’khi [as causers of division], which [were] on this side the river, sent unto Daryavesh (Darius) [lord] the king:
7They sent a letter unto him, wherein was written thus; Unto Daryavesh (Darius) [lord] the king, all peace.
8Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered], which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goes fast on, and prospers in their hands.
9Then asked we those elders, [and] said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls?
10We asked their names also, to certify youi, that we might write the names of the men that [were] the chief of them.
11And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] of heaven and earth, and build the house that was built these many years ago, which a great king of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] built and set up.
12But after that our fathers had provoked the God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] of heaven unto wrath, he gave them into the hand of N’vukhadnetzar [May Nebo protect the crown] the king of Bavel (to jumble, or a confused medley of sounds; confusion; gate of the deity) (Babylon) [confusion], the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away into Bavel (to jumble, or a confused medley of sounds; confusion; gate of the deity) (Babylon) [confusion].
13But in the first year of Koresh (Cyrus) [possess you the furnace] the king of Bavel (to jumble, or a confused medley of sounds; confusion; gate of the deity) (Babylon) [confusion] [the same] king Koresh (Cyrus) [possess you the furnace] made a decree to build this house of God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered].
14And the vessels also of gold and silver of the house of God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered], which N’vukhadnetzar [May Nebo protect the crown] took out of the temple that [was] in Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace], and brought them into the temple of Bavel (to jumble, or a confused medley of sounds; confusion; gate of the deity) (Babylon) [confusion], those did Koresh (Cyrus) [possess you the furnace] the king take out of the temple of Bavel (to jumble, or a confused medley of sounds; confusion; gate of the deity) (Babylon) [confusion], and they were delivered unto [one], whose name [was] Sheshbatzar [worshipper of fire], whom he had made governor;
15And said unto him, Take these vessels, go, carry them into the temple that [is] in Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace], and let the house of God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] be built in his place.
16Then came the same Sheshbatzar [worshipper of fire], [and] laid the foundation of the house of God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] which [is] in Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace]: and since that time even until now has it been in building, and [yet] it is not finished.
17Now therefore, if [it seem] good to the king, let there be search made in the king’s treasure house, which [is] there at Bavel (to jumble, or a confused medley of sounds; confusion; gate of the deity) (Babylon) [confusion], whether it be [so], that a decree was made of Koresh (Cyrus) [possess you the furnace] the king to build this house of God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] at Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace], and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

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