And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the
treasurers which are beyond the river
The receivers of his tribute, tax, and custom, beyond the river Euphrates, on the side towards the land of Israel:
that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of
see ( Ezra 7:12 ) ,
shall require of you, it be done speedily;
which seems at first a grant at large for whatsoever he should want or demand, but is limited and restrained by what follows.