6Now therefore, Tatnai,governorbeyond the river,Shetharboznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, which are beyond the river, be yefarfromthence:7
Let the work of thishouse of Godalone ; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jewsbuildthishouse of Godin his place.8
Moreover Imakea a decreewhat ye shall doto the elders of theseJews for the building of thishouse of God: that of the king'sgoods, even of the tributebeyond the river,forthwithexpensesbegiven unto thesemen, that they be nothindered .
And that which they have need of , both youngbullocks, and rams, and lambs, for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven,wheat,salt,wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it begiven them day by daywithoutfail:10
That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.11Also I have made a decree, that whosoevershallalterthisword, let timber be pulled downfrom his house, and being set up , let him be hangedthereon; and let his house be made a dunghillforthis.12
And the God that hath caused his name to dwelltheredestroyallkings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroythishouse of God which is at Jerusalem.IDarius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.