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and at such a time.
EZR 4:12 Be it known unto the king, that the Jews which came up from
thee to us are come unto Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad
city, and have set up the walls thereof, and joined the foundations.
EZR 4:13 Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city be builded,
and the walls set up again, then will they not pay toll, tribute, and
custom, and so thou shalt endamage the revenue of the kings.
EZR 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;
EZR 4:15 That search may be made in the book of the records of thy
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