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Ezra 5:8

“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.”

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Ezra 5:8

5. But the eye of their God was vpon the Elders of the Iewes, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answere by letter concerning this matter. 6. ¶ The copy of the letter that Tatnai, gouernour on this side the Riuer, and Shethar-Boznai, and his companions the Apharsachites, which were on this side the Riuer, sent vnto Darius the King: 7. They sent a letter vnto him, wherein was written thus: Unto Darius the king, all peace. 8. 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. 9. Then asked we those Elders, and said vnto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make vp these walles? 10. We asked their names also, to certifie thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chiefe of them. 11. 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.

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