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12 [a]Artaxerxes, (A)king of kings,

To Ezra the priest, a scribe of the Law of the God of heaven:

Perfect peace, (B)and[b] so forth.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 7:12 The original language of Ezra 7:12–26 is Aramaic.
  2. Ezra 7:12 Lit. and now

“Sit in (A)silence, and go into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans;
(B)For you shall no longer be called
The Lady of Kingdoms.

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(A)And now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, (B)My servant; and (C)the beasts of the field I have also given him to serve him.

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(A)So all nations shall serve him and his son and his son’s son, (B)until the time of his land comes; (C)and then many nations and great kings shall make him serve them.

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“For thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, I will bring against Tyre from the north (A)Nebuchadnezzar[a] king of Babylon, (B)king of kings, with horses, with chariots, and with horsemen, and an army with many people.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 26:7 Heb. Nebuchadrezzar, and so elsewhere in the book

10 Yes, though they have hired among the nations,
Now (A)I will gather them;
And they shall [a]sorrow a little,
Because of the [b]burden of (B)the king of princes.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 8:10 Or begin to diminish
  2. Hosea 8:10 Or oracle or proclamation

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