Ezra 4:24
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English Standard Version
Then the work on the house of God that is in Jerusalem stopped, and it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

King James Bible
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

American Standard Version
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem; and it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the work of the house of the Lord in Jerusalem was interrupted, and ceased till the second year of the reign of Darius king of the Persians.

English Revised Version
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem; and it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Ezra 4:24 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"The letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me." מפרשׁ part. pass. Peal, corresponds with the Hebrew part. Piel מפרשׁ, made plain, adverbially, plainly, and does not signify "translated into Persian."

Ezra 4:24 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So

Nehemiah 6:3,9 And I sent messengers to them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease...

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

1 Thessalonians 2:18 Why we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

Darius (This was Darius Hystaspes, one of the seven princes who slew the usurper Smerdis: he ascended the throne of Persia, A.M.

3483, B.C.

521, and reigned

36 years.)

Ezra 5:5 But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius...

Ezra 6:1 Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Haggai 1:15 In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

Cross References
Ezra 4:23
Then, when the copy of King Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum and Shimshai the scribe and their associates, they went in haste to the Jews at Jerusalem and by force and power made them cease.

Ezra 5:1
Now the prophets, Haggai and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied to the Jews who were in Judah and Jerusalem, in the name of the God of Israel who was over them.

Ezra 6:14
And the elders of the Jews built and prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. They finished their building by decree of the God of Israel and by decree of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes king of Persia;

Daniel 9:25
Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time.

Haggai 1:1
In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest:

Haggai 2:15
Now then, consider from this day onward. Before stone was placed upon stone in the temple of the LORD,

Zechariah 1:1
In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, saying,

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