Ezra 4:22
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Be careful not to neglect this matter. Why let this threat grow, to the detriment of the royal interests?


New American Standard Bible
"Beware of being negligent in carrying out this matter; why should damage increase to the detriment of the kings?"


King James Bible
Take heed now that ye fail not to do this: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?


Holman Christian Standard Bible
See that you not neglect this matter. Otherwise, the damage will increase and the royal interests will suffer.


International Standard Version
Be diligent and take precautions so that you do not neglect your responsibility in this matter. Why should the kingdom sustain any more damage?


American Standard Version
And take heed that ye be not slack herein: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?


Douay-Rheims Bible
See that you be not negligent in executing this, lest by little and little the evil grow to the hurt of the kings.


Darby Bible Translation
and take heed that ye fail not to do this: why should harm grow to the damage of the kings?


Young's Literal Translation
And beware ye of negligence in doing this; why doth the hurt become great to the loss of the kings?'
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Context
The Decree of Artaxerxes

17Then sent the king an answer to Rehum the chancellor, and to Shimshai the scribe, and to the rest of their companions that dwell in Samaria, and to the rest beyond the river, Peace, and at such a time. 18The letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me. 19And I commanded, and search has been made, and it is found that this city of old time has made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein. 20There have been mighty kings also over Jerusalem, which have ruled over all countries beyond the river; and toll, tribute, and custom, was paid to them. 21Give you now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until another commandment shall be given from me. 22Take heed now that you fail not to do this: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings? 23Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem to the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power. 24Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased to the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.
Cross References
Ezra 4:21
Give you now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not built, until another commandment shall be given from me.


Ezra 4:23
Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem to the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power.


Daniel 6:2
And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts to them, and the king should have no damage.


Ezra 4:21
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