Ezra 5:3-4; Ezra 5:9; Ezra 5:11; Ezra 5:15
At the same time came to them Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and their companions, and said thus unto them, Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up this wall?
Then said we unto them after this manner, What are the names of the men that make this building?
Then asked we those elders , and said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls?
And thus they returned us answer, saying , We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up .
And said unto him, Take these vessels, go , carry them into the temple that is in Jerusalem, and let the house of God be builded in his place.