Rebuilding Begins Anew

Ezra 5

1 Then the prophet a Haggai and b Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophets, prophesied to the Jews who were in Judah and Jerusalem, in the name of the God of Israel, who was over them. 2 So c Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of 1 Jozadak rose up and began to build the house of God which is in Jerusalem; and d the prophets of God were with them, helping them.

3 At the same time e Tattenai the governor of the region beyond 2 the River 3 and ShetharBoz'nai and their companions came to them and spoke thus to them: f "Who has commanded you to build this 4 temple and finish this wall?" 4 g Then, accordingly, we told them the names of the men who were constructing this building. 5 But h the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, so that they could not make them cease till a report could go to Darius. Then a i written answer was returned concerning this matter.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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