At the same time, Tattenai, the governor of the province Beyond the River, and Shethar-bozenai and their colleagues came to them and spoke to them, asking, "Who authorized you to build this house and finish preparinga this building material?"b4
Theyc also asked them, "What are the names of the people who are building this building?"
But their God looked after the elders of the Jews, and they didn't stop them until a report reached Darius and a letter with his response had arrived.
This is a copy of the letter that Tattenai, the governor of the province Beyond the River, and Shethar-bozenai and his colleagues the officials who were in the province Beyond the River sent to King Darius.