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Ezra 5:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then came the same Sheshbazzar, and laid the foundations of the house of God which is in Jerusalem: and since that time even until now hath it been in building, and yet it is not completed.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then came the same Sheshbazzar, [and] laid the foundation of the house of God which [is] in Jerusalem: and since that time even until now hath it been in building, and [yet] it is not finished.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘Then that Sheshbazzar came [and] laid the foundations of the house of God in Jerusalem; and from then until now it has been under construction and it is not [yet] completed.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then came the same Sheshbazzar, [and] laid the foundation of the house of God which [is] in Jerusalem: and since that time even until now hath it been in building, and [yet] it is not finished.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then came the same Sheshbazzar, [and] laid the foundation of the house of God which is at Jerusalem; and since that time even until now has it been in building, and it is not completed.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then, this Sheshbazzar, came, he laid the foundations of the house of God, which was in Jerusalem,—and, since then, even until now, it hath been in building, and is not finished.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Then hath this Sheshbazzar come—he hath laid the foundations of the house of God that [is] in Jerusalem, and from thence even till now it hath been building, and is not finished.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then came this same Sassabasar, and laid the foundations of the temple of God in Jerusalem, and from that time until now it is in building, and is not yet finished.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then came the same Sheshbazzar, [and] laid the foundation of the house of God, which [is] in Ierusalem. And since that time, euen vntill now, hath it bin in building, & [yet] it is not finished.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Then that Sabanazar came, and laid the foundations of the house of God in Jerusalem: and from that time even until now it has been building, and has not been finished.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then came the same Sheshbatztzar, [and] laid the foundation of the house of Elah which [is] in Yerushalaim: and since that time even until now hath it been in building, and [yet] it is not finished.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then 116
{0116} Prime
אֱדַיִן
'edayin
{ed-ah'-yin}
(Chaldee); of uncertain derivation; then (of time).
came 858
{0858} Prime
אָתָה
'athah
{aw-thaw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0857.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
the same 1791
{1791} Prime
דֵּךְ
dek
{dake}
(Chaldee); prolonged from H1668; this.
baxxar שֵׁשׁבַּצַּר, 8340
{8340} Prime
שֵׁשׁבַצַּר
Sheshbatstsar
{shaysh-bats-tsar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H8339.
[and] laid 3052
{3052} Prime
יְהָב
y@hab
{yeh-hab'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3051.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
the foundation 787
{0787} Prime
אֻשָּׁא
'osh
{ohsh}
(Chaldee); corresponding (by transposition and abbreviation) to H0803; a foundation.
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 house 1005
{1005} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1004.
of lh אֱלָה 426
{0426} Prime
אֱלָהּ
'elahh
{el-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0433; God.
which 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.
[is] in Yrlaim יְרוּשָׁלִַם: 3390
{3390} Prime
ירוּשְׁלֶם
Y@ruwshalem
{yer-oo-shaw-lame'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3389.
and since 4481
{4481} Prime
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
that time 116
{0116} Prime
אֱדַיִן
'edayin
{ed-ah'-yin}
(Chaldee); of uncertain derivation; then (of time).
even until 5705
{5705} Prime
עַד
`ad
{ad}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5704.
now 3705
{3705} Prime
כְּעַן
k@`an
{keh-an'}
(Chaldee); probably from H3652; now.
hath it been in building, 1124
{1124} Prime
בְּנָא
b@na'
{ben-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1129; to build.
z8732
<8732> Grammar
Stem - Ithpeil (See H8831)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 2
and [yet] it is not 3809
{3809} Prime
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
finished. 8000
{8000} Prime
שְׁלִם
sh@lam
{shel-am'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7999; to complete, to restore.
z8752
<8752> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 51
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 5:5-17.


Ezra 5:16

_ _ Then came ... Shesh-bazzar ... since that time even until now hath it been in building — This was not a part of the Jews’ answer — they could not have said this, knowing the building had long ceased. But Tatnai used these expressions in his report, either looking on the stoppage as a temporary interruption, or supposing that the Jews were always working a little, as they had means and opportunities.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 5:3-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Sheshbazzar:

Ezra 5:14 And the vessels also of gold and silver of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple that [was] in Jerusalem, and brought them into the temple of Babylon, those did Cyrus the king take out of the temple of Babylon, and they were delivered unto [one], whose name [was] Sheshbazzar, whom he had made governor;

laid:

Ezra 5:2 Then rose up Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and began to build the house of God which [is] at Jerusalem: and with them [were] the prophets of God helping them.
Ezra 3:8 Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the LORD.
Ezra 3:10 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.
Haggai 1:12-14 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD. ... And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,
Haggai 2:18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth [month, even] from the day that the foundation of the LORD'S temple was laid, consider [it].
Zechariah 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel [with] those seven; they [are] the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
, am 3468-3485, bc 536-519

it is not finished:

Ezra 6:15 And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.
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Ezr 3:8, 10; 5:2, 14; 6:15. Hg 1:12; 2:18. Zc 4:10.

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