Ezra 6:3

NET ©

In the first year of his reign, King Cyrus gave orders concerning the temple of God in Jerusalem: ‘Let the temple be rebuilt as a place where sacrifices are offered. Let its foundations be set in place. Its height is to be ninety feet and its width ninety feet,

NIV ©

In the first year of King Cyrus, the king issued a decree concerning the temple of God in Jerusalem: Let the temple be rebuilt as a place to present sacrifices, and let its foundations be laid. It is to be ninety feet high and ninety feet wide,

NASB ©

"In the first year of King Cyrus, Cyrus the king issued a decree: ‘ Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the temple, the place where sacrifices are offered, be rebuilt and let its foundations be retained, its height being 60 cubits and its width 60 cubits;

NLT ©

"Memorandum: "In the first year of King Cyrus’s reign, a decree was sent out concerning the Temple of God at Jerusalem. It must be rebuilt on the site where Jews used to offer their sacrifices, retaining the original foundations. Its height will be ninety feet, and its width will be ninety feet.

MSG ©

In his first year as king, Cyrus issued an official decree regarding The Temple of God in Jerusalem, as follows: The Temple where sacrifices are offered is to be rebuilt on new foundations. It is to be ninety feet high and ninety feet wide

BBE ©

In the first year of Cyrus the king, Cyrus the king made an order: In connection with the house of God at Jerusalem, let the house be put up, the place where they make offerings, and let the earth for the bases be put in place; let it be sixty cubits high and sixty cubits wide;

NRSV ©

In the first year of his reign, King Cyrus issued a decree: Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the house be rebuilt, the place where sacrifices are offered and burnt offerings are brought; its height shall be sixty cubits and its width sixty cubits,

NKJV ©

In the first year of King Cyrus, King Cyrus issued a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem: "Let the house be rebuilt, the place where they offered sacrifices; and let the foundations of it be firmly laid, its height sixty cubits and its width sixty cubits,

KJV
In the first
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year
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of Cyrus
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the king
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[the same] Cyrus
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the king
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made
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a decree
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[concerning] the house
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of God
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at Jerusalem
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Let the house
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be builded
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the place
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where they offered
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sacrifices
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and let the foundations
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thereof be strongly laid
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the height
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thereof threescore
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cubits
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[and] the breadth
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thereof threescore
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cubits
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HEBREW
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Nyma
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hytp
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rta
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anbty
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atyb
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Mlswryb
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ahla
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tyb
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Mej
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Mv
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aklm
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srwk
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aklm
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srwkl
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hdx
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tnsb (6:3)
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LXXM
en
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PREP
etei
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N-DSN
prwtw
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A-DSMS
kurou
 
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basilewv
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N-GSM
kurov
 
N-NSM
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T-NSM
basileuv
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N-NSM
eyhken
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V-AAI-3S
gnwmhn
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N-ASF
peri
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PREP
oikou
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N-GSM
tou
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T-GSM
yeou
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N-GSM
tou
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T-GSM
en
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PREP
ierousalhm
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N-PRI
oikov
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N-NSM
oikodomhyhtw
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V-APD-3S
kai
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CONJ
topov
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N-NSM
ou
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ADV
yusiazousin
 
V-PAI-3P
ta
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T-APN
yusiasmata
 
N-APN
kai
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CONJ
eyhken
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V-AAI-3S
eparma
 
N-NSN
uqov
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N-ASN
phceiv
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N-APM
exhkonta
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N-NUI
platov
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N-ASN
autou
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D-GSM
phcewn
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N-GPM
exhkonta
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N-NUI
NET © [draft] ITL
In the first
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year
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of his
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reign
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, King
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Cyrus
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gave
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orders
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concerning the temple
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of God
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in Jerusalem
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: ‘Let the temple
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be rebuilt
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as a place
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where
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sacrifices
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are offered
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. Let its foundations
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be set in place
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. Its height
<07314>
is to be ninety
<08361>
feet
<0521>
and its width
<06613>
ninety
<08361>
feet
<0521>
,
NET © Notes

tn Aram “In the first year of Cyrus the king.”

map For location see Map5-B1; Map6-F3; Map7-E2; Map8-F2; Map10-B3; JP1-F4; JP2-F4; JP3-F4; JP4-F4.

tn Aram “raised”; or perhaps “retained” (so NASB; cf. NLT), referring to the original foundations of Solomon’s temple.

tc The Syriac Peshitta reads “twenty cubits” here, a measurement probably derived from dimensions given elsewhere for Solomon’s temple. According to 1 Kgs 6:2 the dimensions of the Solomonic temple were as follows: length, 60 cubits; width, 20 cubits; height, 30 cubits. Since one would expect the dimensions cited in Ezra 6:3 to correspond to those of Solomon’s temple, it is odd that no dimension for length is provided. The Syriac has apparently harmonized the width dimension provided here (“twenty cubits”) to that given in 1 Kgs 6:2.

tn Aram “Its height sixty cubits and its width sixty cubits.” The standard cubit in the OT is assumed by most authorities to be about eighteen inches (45 cm) long.