Ezra 4:1
Good News Translation
The enemies of the people of Judah and Benjamin heard that those who had returned from exile were rebuilding the Temple of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
The enemies of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people had come back to rebuild the temple of the LORD God of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the enemies of Juda and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple to the Lord the God of Israel.

New American Bible
When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were building a temple for the LORD, the God of Israel,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now the enemies of Juda and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple to the Lord the God of Israel.

Ezra 7:9 For upon the first day of the first month he began to go up from Babylon, and on the first day of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem according to the good hand of his God upon him.

1 Kings 5:4,5 But now the Lord my God hath given me rest round about; and there is no adversary nor evil occurrence. . . .

1 Chronicles 22:9,10 The son, that shall be born to thee, shall be a most quiet man: for I will make him rest from all his enemies round about: and therefore he shall be called Peaceable: and I will give peace and quietness to Israel all his days. . . .

Nehemiah 4:1-11 And it came to pass, that when Sanaballat heard that we were building the wall he was angry: and being moved exceedingly he scoffed at the Jews. . . .

Daniel 9:25 Know thou, therefore, and take notice: that from the going forth of the word, to build up Jerusalem again, unto Christ, the prince, there shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks: and the street shall be built again, and the walls, in straitness of times.

1 Corinthians 16:9 For a great door and evident is opened unto me: and many adversaries.

children of the captivity.

Ezra 1:11 All the vessels of gold and silver, five thousand four hundred: all these Sassabasar brought with them that came up from the captivity of Babylon to Jerusalem.

Ezra 6:16,19,20 And the children of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity kept the dedication of the house of God with joy. . . .

Ezra 10:7,16 And proclamation was made in Juda and Jerusalem to all the children of the captivity, that they should assemble together into Jerusalem. . . .

Daniel 5:13 Then Daniel was brought in before the king. And the king spoke, and said to him: Art thou Daniel, of the children of the captivity of Juda, whom my father, the king, brought out of Judea?

Context
Adversaries Hinder the Work
1Now the enemies of Juda and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple to the Lord the God of Israel.2And they came to Zorobabel, and the chief of the fathers, and said to them: Let us build with you, for we seek your God as ye do: behold we have sacrificed to him, since the days of Asor Haddan king of Assyria, who brought us hither.…
Cross References
Ezra 1:11
All the vessels of gold and silver, five thousand four hundred: all these Sassabasar brought with them that came up from the captivity of Babylon to Jerusalem.

Ezra 3:13
So that one could not distinguish the voice of the shout of joy, from the noise of the weeping of the people: for one with another the people shouted with a loud shout, and the voice was heard afar off.

Ezra 4:7
And in the days of Artaxerxes, Beselam, Mithridates, and Thabeel, and the rest that were in the council wrote to Artaxerxes king of the Persians: and the letter of accusation was written in Syrian, and was read in the Syrian tongue.

Daniel 5:13
Then Daniel was brought in before the king. And the king spoke, and said to him: Art thou Daniel, of the children of the captivity of Juda, whom my father, the king, brought out of Judea?

Additional Translations
When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were building a temple for the LORD, the God of Israel,Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity built the temple to the LORD God of Israel;

Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple unto Jehovah, the God of Israel;

And they that afflicted Juda and Benjamin heard, that the children of the captivity were building a house to the Lord God of Israel.

And the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building the temple to Jehovah the God of Israel;

Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded a temple unto the LORD, the God of Israel;

Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building the temple to the LORD God of Israel;

Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple to Yahweh, the God of Israel;

And adversaries of Judah and Benjamin hear that the sons of the captivity are building a temple to Jehovah, God of Israel,
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