Ezra 4:14

“Now because we have maintenance from the king's palace, and it was not meet for us to see the king's dishonour, therefore have we sent and certified the king;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ezra 4:14

Now because we haue maintenance from the Kings palace, and it was not meete for vs to see the kings dishonour: therefore haue we sent, and certified the king,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now because we are in the service of the palace, and it is not fitting for us to see the king's dishonor, therefore we have sent and informed the king,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now because we eat the salt of the palace, and it is not meet for us to see the king's dishonor, therefore have we sent and certified the king;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now because we are responsible to the king, and it is not right for us to see the king's honour damaged, we have sent to give the king word of these things,
- Basic English Bible

Now, since we eat the salt of the palace, and it is not right for us to see the king's injury, therefore have we sent and informed the king;
- Darby Bible

Now because we have maintenance from the king's palace, and it was not meet for us to see the king's dishonor, therefore have we sent and certified the king;
- Webster's Bible

Now because we eat the salt of the palace, and it is not appropriate for us to see the king's dishonor, therefore have we sent and informed the king;
- World English Bible

Now, because that the salt of the palace [is] our salt, and the nakedness of the king we have no patience to see, therefore we have sent and made known to the king;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now because we eat the salt of the palace, and it is not meet for us to see the king's dishonour, therefore have we sent and announced to the king,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ezra 4:14

Wesley's Notes for Ezra 4:14


4:12 Be it known, &c. - This is a mere fiction, which being confidently affirmed, they thought would easily find belief with a king whose heart and ears they possessed by their hired counsellors.


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