3 At that time 1Tattenai, the governor of the province beyond the River, and Shethar-bozenai and their colleagues came to them and spoke to them thus, "2Who issued you a decree to rebuild this temple and to finish this structure?"
4 3Then we told them accordingly what the names of the men were who were reconstructing this building.
5 But 4the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not stop them until a report could come to Darius, and then a written reply be returned concerning it.