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Ezra 5:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls; and this work goeth on with diligence and prospereth in their hands.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Let it be known to the king that we have gone to the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is being built with huge stones, and beams are being laid in the walls; and this work is going on with great care and is succeeding in their hands.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Be it known to the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work proceedeth rapidly, and prospereth in their hands.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Be it known to the king that we went into the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is being built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work is being carried on with diligence, and prospers in their hand.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Be it known unto the king, that we journeyed into the province of Judah, unto the house of the Great God, and, the same, is being built with large stones, and, timber, is being laid in the walls,—and, this work, with speed, is being done, and is prospering in their hands.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'To Darius the king, all peace! be it known to the king that we have gone to the province of Judah, to the great house of God, and it is built [with] rolled stones, and wood is placed in the walls, and this work is done speedily, and prospering in their hand.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Be it known to the king, that we went to the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which they are building with unpolished stones, and timber is laid in the walls: and this work is carried on diligently and advanceth in their hands.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Be it knowen vnto the king, that we went into the prouince of Iudea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, & timber is laied in the wals, and this worke goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Be it known to the king, that we went into the land of Judah{gr.Judea}, to the house of the great God; and it is building with choice stones, and they are laying timbers in the walls, and that work is prospering, and goes on favorably in their hands.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Yehud, to the house of the great Elah, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Be x1934
(1934) Complement
הַוָא
hava'
{hav-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1933; to exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words).
it known 3046
{3046} Prime
יְדַע
y@da`
{yed-ah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3045.
y1934
[1934] Standard
הַוָא
hava'
{hav-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1933; to exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words).
z8748
<8748> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 145
z8752
<8752> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 51
unto the king, 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
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.
we went 236
{0236} Prime
אזל
'azal
{az-al'}
(Chaldee); the same as H0235; to depart.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
into the province 4083
{4083} Prime
מְשִׂינָה
m@diynah
{med-ee-naw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4082.
of Yh יְהוּד, 3061
{3061} Prime
יְהוּד
Y@huwd
{yeh-hood'}
(Chaldee); contracted from a form. corresponding to H3063; properly Judah, hence Judaea.
to the house 1005
{1005} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1004.
of the great 7229
{7229} Prime
רַב
rab
{rab}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7227.
lh אֱלָה, 426
{0426} Prime
אֱלָהּ
'elahh
{el-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0433; God.
which x1932
(1932) Complement
הוּא
huw
{hoo}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1931.
is builded 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
with great 1560
{1560} Prime
גְּלָל
g@lal
{ghel-awl'}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H1556; weight or size (as if rolled).
stones, 69
{0069} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0068.
and timber 636
{0636} Prime
אָע
'a`
{aw}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6086; a tree or wood.
is laid 7761
{7761} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7760.
z8727
<8727> Grammar
Stem - Ithpeal (See H8829)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 9
in the walls, 3797
{3797} Prime
כְּתַל
k@thal
{keth-al'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3796.
and this 1791
{1791} Prime
דֵּךְ
dek
{dake}
(Chaldee); prolonged from H1668; this.
work 5673
{5673} Prime
עָבִידָא
`abiydah
{ab-ee-daw'}
(Chaldee); from H5648; labor or business.
goeth 5648
{5648} Prime
עַבַד
`abad
{ab-bad'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5647; to do, make, prepare, keep, etc.
z8727
<8727> Grammar
Stem - Ithpeal (See H8829)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 9
fast y629
[0629] Standard
אָספַרְנָא
'ocparna'
{os-par-naw'}
(Chaldee); of Persian derivation; diligently.
on, x629
(0629) Complement
אָספַרְנָא
'ocparna'
{os-par-naw'}
(Chaldee); of Persian derivation; diligently.
and prospereth 6744
{6744} Prime
צְלַח
ts@lach
{tsel-akh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6743; to advance (transitively or intransitively).
z8683
<8683> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 28
in their hands. 3028
{3028} Prime
יַד
yad
{yad}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3027.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 5:5-17.


Ezra 5:8

_ _ the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones — literally, “stones of rolling”; that is, stones of such extraordinary size that they could not be carried — they had to be rolled or dragged along the ground.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 5:3-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezra 5:8

Great God — And indeed, thus far the greater part of the Samaritans agreed with them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the province:

Ezra 2:1 Now these [are] the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;
Nehemiah 7:6 These [are] the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his city;
Nehemiah 11:3 Now these [are] the chief of the province that dwelt in Jerusalem: but in the cities of Judah dwelt every one in his possession in their cities, [to wit], Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants.
Esther 1:1 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this [is] Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, [over] an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)
Esther 1:22 For he sent letters into all the king's provinces, into every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, that every man should bear rule in his own house, and that [it] should be published according to the language of every people.

the great God:

Ezra 1:2-3 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah. ... Who [is there] among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he [is] the God,) which [is] in Jerusalem.
Ezra 6:10 That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.
Ezra 7:23 Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?
Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God [is] God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
Deuteronomy 32:31 For their rock [is] not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves [being] judges.
Psalms 145:3 Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness [is] unsearchable.
Daniel 2:47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth [it is], that your God [is] a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
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.
Daniel 4:2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
Daniel 4:34-37 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom [is] from generation to generation: ... Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
Daniel 6:26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he [is] the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion [shall be even] unto the end.

great stones:
Chal, stones of rolling,
Mark 13:1-2 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings [are here]! ... And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
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Dt 10:17; 32:31. Ezr 1:2; 2:1; 6:10; 7:23. Ne 7:6; 11:3. Es 1:1, 22. Ps 145:3. Dn 2:47; 3:26; 4:2, 34; 6:26. Mk 13:1.

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