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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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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