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Ezra 4:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah, and frightened them from building,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then came it to pass, that, the people of the land, were weakening the hands of the people of Judah,—and troubling them in building;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And it cometh to pass, the people of the land are making the hands of the people of Judah feeble, and troubling them in building,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then the people of the land hindered the hands of the people of Juda, and troubled them in building.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then the people of the land weakened the handes of the people of Iudah, and troubled them in building,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah{gr.Juda}, and hindered them in building,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Yehudah, and troubled them in building,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then the people 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
of the land 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
weakened 7503
{7503} Prime
רָפָה
raphah
{raw-faw'}
A primitive root; to slacken (in many applications, literally or figuratively).
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
the hands 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
of the people 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
of Yh יְהוּדָה, 3063
{3063} Prime
יְהוּדָה
Y@huwdah
{yeh-hoo-daw'}
From H3034; celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory.
and troubled 1089
{1089} Prime
בָּלַה
balahh
{baw-lah'}
A primitive root (rather by transposition for H0926); to palpitate; hence (causatively) to terrify.
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
y926
[0926] Standard
בּהל
bahal
{baw-hal'}
A primitive root; to tremble inwardly (or palpitate), that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) (suddenly) alarmed or agitated; by implication to hasten anxiously.
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
them in building, 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezra 4:4-5

_ _ Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, etc. — Exasperated by this repulse, the Samaritans endeavored by every means to molest the workmen as well as obstruct the progress of the building; and, though they could not alter the decree which Cyrus had issued regarding it, yet by bribes and clandestine arts indefatigably plied at court, they labored to frustrate the effects of the edict. Their success in those underhand dealings was great; for Cyrus, being frequently absent and much absorbed in his warlike expeditions, left the government in the hands of his son Cambyses, a wicked prince, and extremely hostile to the Jews and their religion. The same arts were assiduously practiced during the reign of his successor, Smerdis, down to the time of Darius Hystaspes. In consequence of the difficulties and obstacles thus interposed, for a period of twenty years, the progress of the work was very slow.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
weakened:

Ezra 3:3 And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear [was] upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD, [even] burnt offerings morning and evening.
Nehemiah 6:9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, [O God], strengthen my hands.
Isaiah 35:3-4 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. ... Say to them [that are] of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come [with] vengeance, [even] God [with] a recompence; he will come and save you.
Jeremiah 38:4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.

troubled:

Nehemiah 4:7-8 But it came to pass, [that] when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, [and] that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth, ... And conspired all of them together to come [and] to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.
Nehemiah 4:11 And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.
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