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- Ezra 5:11
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up.”
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Ezra 5:11 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“And thus” ||וּכְנֵ֥מָא ||So or thus || thus |
|“they returned” ||הֲתִיב֣וּנָא ||Specifically (transitive and ellip.) to reply || returned |
|“us answer,” ||פִתְגָמָ֖א ||A word, answer, letter or decree || answer |
|“saying,” ||לְמֵמַ֑ר ||To speak, to command ||saying |
|“We” ||אֲנַ֣חְנָא ||We ||We |
|“are” ||הִמּ֡וֹ ||They ||are |
|“the servants” ||עַבְדוֹהִי֩ ||A servant || servants |
|“of” ||דִֽי ||That, used as relative conjunction, and especially (with a preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as preposition of ||of |
|“the God” ||אֱלָ֨הּ ||God || God |
|“of heaven” ||שְׁמַיָּ֜א ||The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) || heaven |
|“and earth,” ||וְאַרְעָ֗א ||The earth; by implication (figuratively) low || earth |
|“and build” ||וּבָנַ֤יִן ||To build || build |
|“the house” ||בַּיְתָא֙ ||A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) || house |
|“that” ||דִּֽי ||That, used as relative conjunction, and especially (with a preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as preposition of ||that |
|“was” ||הֲוָ֨א ||To exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words) ||was |
|“builded” ||בְנֵ֜ה ||To build ||builded |
|“these” ||דְּנָה֙ ||This ||these |
|“many” ||שַׂגִּיאָ֔ן ||Large (in size, quantity or number, also adverbial) ||many |
|“years” ||שְׁנִ֣ין ||Year ||years |
|“ago,” ||מִקַּדְמַ֤ת ||Former time ||ago |
|“which a great” ||רַ֔ב ||Abundant || great |
|“king” ||וּמֶ֤לֶךְ ||A king ||king |
|“of Israel” ||לְיִשְׂרָאֵל֙ ||Isreal || Israel |
|“builded” ||בְּנָ֖הִי ||To build ||builded |
|“and set up.” ||וְשַׁכְלְלֵֽהּ׃ ||To complete || set up |
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9 Then asked we those elders, and said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls?
10 We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chief of them.
11 And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up.
12 But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away into Babylon.
13 But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.
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