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Ezra 5:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are building the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and finished.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Thus they answered us, saying, ‘We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth and are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was erected these many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and set up.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of the heavens and the earth, and build the house that was built these many years ago; and a great king of Israel built and completed it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, thus, returned they, answer, to us saying,—We, are servants of the God of the heavens and the earth, and are building the house which was built these many years ago, which, a great king of Israel, built and completed.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And thus they have returned us word, saying, We [are] servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are building the house that was built many years before this, that a great king of Israel built and finished:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they answered us in these words, saying: We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are building a temple that was built these many years ago, and which a great king of Israel built and set up.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And thus they returned vs answere, saying, We are the seruants of the God of heauen and earth, and build the house that was builded these many yeeres agoe, which a great King of Israel builded, and set vp.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they answered us thus, saying, We [are] the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we [are] building the house which had been built many years before this, and a great king of Israel built it, and established it for them.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the Elah of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Yisrael builded and set up.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And thus 3660
{3660} Prime
כְּנֵמָא
k@nema'
{ken-ay-maw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3644; so or thus.
they returned 8421
{8421} Prime
תּוּב
tuwb
{toob}
(Chaldee), corresponding to H7725; to come back; specifically (transitively and elliptically) to reply.
z8684
<8684> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 66
us answer, 6600
{6600} Prime
פִּתְגָּם
pithgam
{pith-gawm'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6599; a word, answer, letter or decree.
saying, 560
{0560} Prime
אַמַר
'amar
{am-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0559.
z8749
<8749> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 31
We 586
{0586} Prime
אֲנַחְנָא
'anachna'
{an-akh'-naw}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0587; we.
are y1994
[1994] Standard
הִמּוֹ
himmow
{him-mo'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1992; they.
the servants 5649
{5649} Prime
עֲבֵד
`abad
{ab-bad'}
(Chaldee); from H5648; a servant.
of x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
the lh אֱלָה 426
{0426} Prime
אֱלָהּ
'elahh
{el-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0433; God.
of heaven 8065
{8065} Prime
שְׁמַיִן
shamayin
{shaw-mah'-yin}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H8064.
and earth, 772
{0772} Prime
אֲרַע
'ara`
{ar-ah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0776; the earth; by implication (figuratively) low.
and build 1124
{1124} Prime
בְּנָא
b@na'
{ben-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1129; to build.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
the house 1005
{1005} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1004.
that x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
was 1934
{1934} Prime
הַוָא
hava'
{hav-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1933; to exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words).
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
builded 1124
{1124} Prime
בְּנָא
b@na'
{ben-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1129; to build.
z8752
<8752> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 51
these 1836
{1836} Prime
דְּנָה
den
{dane}
(Chaldee); an orthographical variation of H1791; this.
many 7690
{7690} Prime
שַׂגִּיאָ
saggiy'
{sag-ghee'}
H0003 (Chaldee); corresponding to H7689; large (in size, quantity or number, also adverbially).
years 8140
{8140} Prime
שְׁנָה
sh@nah
{shen-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H8141.
ago, 6928
{6928} Prime
קַדְמָה
qadmah
{kad-maw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6927; former time.
x4481
(4481) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
which a great 7229
{7229} Prime
רַב
rab
{rab}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7227.
king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל 3479
{3479} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3478.
builded 1124
{1124} Prime
בְּנָא
b@na'
{ben-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1129; to build.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
and set up. 3635
{3635} Prime
כְּלַל
k@lal
{kel-al'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3634; to complete.
z8806
<8806> Grammar
Stem - Shaphel (See H8852)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 4
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 5:5-17.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 5:3-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezra 5:11

And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a (d) great king of Israel builded and set up.

(d) That is, Solomon.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
We are:

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Psalms 119:46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
Daniel 3:26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, [and] spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come [hither]. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
Jonah 1:9 And he said unto them, I [am] an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry [land].
Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
Acts 27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

which a great:

1 Kings 6:1-7:51 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which [is] the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD. ... So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; [even] the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 3:1-5:14 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where [the LORD] appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. ... So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.
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