"You, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God which is in your hand, 1appoint magistrates and judges that they may judge all the people who are in the province beyond the River, even all those who know the laws of your God; and you may 2teach anyone who is ignorant of them.
"3Whoever will not observe the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed upon him strictly, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of goods or for imprisonment."
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