Ezra 6:11

“Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Also I haue made a decree, that whosoeuer shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set vp, let him bee hanged thereon, and let his house bee made a doung hill for this.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And I issued a decree that any man who violates this edict, a timber shall be drawn from his house and he shall be impaled on it and his house shall be made a refuse heap on account of this.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let a beam be pulled out from his house, and let him be lifted up and fastened thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I have given orders that if anyone makes any change in this word, one of the supports is to be pulled out of his house, and he is to be lifted up and fixed to it; and his house is to be made waste for this;
- Basic English Bible

Also I have given order that whosoever shall alter this rescript, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged thereon, and let his house be made a dunghill for this.
- Darby Bible

Also I have made a decree, that whoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged upon it; and let his house be made a dunghill for this.
- Webster's Bible

Also I have made a decree, that whoever shall alter this word, let a beam be pulled out from his house, and let him be lifted up and fastened thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this:
- World English Bible

`And by me is made a decree, that any one who changeth this thing, let wood be pulled down from his house, and being raised up, let him be smitten on it, and his house let be made a dunghill for this.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let a beam be pulled out from his house, and let him be lifted up and fastened thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Ezra 6

  • A disciple
    "..the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel.." First, they were of the children of Israel; secondly, they were they who separated themselves from the filth of the heathen to be JOINED UNTO THEM. The Gentiles who believe do not replace Israel!
  • A disciple
    "And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat, and kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy." This was their reward after enduring MUCH opposition, and for holy obedience to finishing the work of building the House of God.
  • BSP
    Verse 7: God's people received legal protection to continue in their service to him. Today we still have to face legal battles to worship Jehovah God freely, but we see that God will always have his worship to continue.
  • Irene123
    I think that if satan sends people of his after us - that if we will fast and pray - God will take care of it. And satan's minions will be made to HELP us - by at least leaving us alone.
  • Adeline
    Know that God is always on tine, also remember his decre.
  • Enoch
    Honestly Ezra unique, he is a priest with a difference. Not only is he holy but learned and very courageous. He relied completely on God for sustenance protection and direction even at the peril of his life.Knows how to appeal to the conscience of people.He led the way and others followed.

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