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Ezra 4:9Wrench

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The [letter] says, "From Chancellor Rehum {Compassion}, and Shimshai {Sunny} the scribe, and the rest of [our] conspirator companions [from the entire Empire]:
the Dinaites, the Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites, the Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Susanchites, the Dehavites and the Elamites.

Political Evil

Note: These are the names of Persian and Babylonian provinces.
These devils were falsely claiming to have the support of the entire Empire in their crusade against the Jews.



Other English Bible translations of Ezra 4:9:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SN"From Rechum the district governor, Shimshai the secretary, their other colleagues, the judges, the officials, the Dinaโ€™im, the Afarsatโ€™khim, the Tarpโ€™lim, the Afarsim, the Arkโ€™vim, the Bavlim, the Shushanโ€™kayim, the Dehayim, the โ€˜Elmaโ€™im,
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRRehum the commanding officer and Shimshai the secretary, together with the rest of their associates--the judges and officials over the men from Tripolis, Persia, Erech and Babylon, the Elamites of Susa,
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNWe, Rehum and Shimshai, are writing this letter. Rehum is the commanding officer. Shimshai is the secretary. Our friends join us in writing. They include the judges and officials who are in charge of the people from Tripolis, Persia, Erech and Babylon. They are also over the Elamites from Susa.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNThey greeted the king for all their colleagues--the judges and local leaders, the people of Tarpel, the Persians, the Babylonians, and the people of Erech and Susa (that is, Elam).
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SN(then Rehum the royal deputy, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their associates, the judges, the envoys, the officials, the Persians, the people of Erech, the Babylonians, the people of Susa, that is, the Elamites,
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNFrom: Rehum the commanding officer and Shimshai the secretary, backed by the rest of their associates, the judges and officials over the people from Tripolis, Persia, Erech, and Babylon, Elamites of Susa,
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SN"From Rehum, the governor, from Shimshai, secretary of the province, from their associates, the judges, and from all the other officials, who are originally from Erech, Babylon, and Susa in the land of Elam,
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNthen wrote Rehum the commander and Shimshai the scribe and the rest of their colleagues, the judges and the lesser governors, the officials, the secretaries, the men of Erech, the Babylonians, the men of Susa, that is, the Elamites,
King James Version (unedited)KJVThen wrote Rehum the chancellor, and Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their companions; the Dinaites, the Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites, the Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Susanchites, the Dehavites, and the Elamites,
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