And you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom of your God, which you possess, appoint1 magistrates and judges to administer justice to all the people of Trans-Euphrates--all who know the laws of your God. And you are to teach2 any who do not know them.
Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.3
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