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Ezra 4:14

14 Now since we are under obligation to the palace and it is not proper for us to see the king dishonored, we are sending this message to inform the king,

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Ezra 4:14 — English Standard Version (ESV)

14 Now because we eat the salt of the palace and it is not fitting for us to witness the king’s dishonor, therefore we send and inform the king,

Ezra 4:14 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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;

Ezra 4:14 — New Living Translation (NLT)

14 “Since we are your loyal subjects and do not want to see the king dishonored in this way, we have sent the king this information.

Ezra 4:14 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Now because we receive support from the palace, it was not proper for us to see the king’s dishonor; therefore we have sent and informed the king,

Ezra 4:14 — New Century Version (NCV)

14 Since we must be loyal to the government, we don’t want to see the king dishonored. So we are writing to let the king know.

Ezra 4:14 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

14 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;

Ezra 4:14 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

14 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;

Ezra 4:14 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

14 Now, because we are paid by your palace, it isn’t right for us to watch something happen that will dishonor the king. So we are sending this letter to inform you

Ezra 4:14 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 Since we have taken an oath of loyalty to the king, and it is not right for us to witness his dishonor, we have sent to inform the king

Ezra 4:14 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 Now because we share the salt of the palace and it is not fitting for us to witness the king’s dishonor, therefore we send and inform the king,

Ezra 4:14 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

14 Now since we eat the salt of the palace and the dishonor of the king is not proper for us to see, we send and make this known to the king,

Ezra 4:14 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

14 We owe a lot to you. We don’t want to see dishonor brought on you. So we’re sending this letter to tell you what is going on.

Ezra 4:14 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

14 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,