3 But Tattenai, governor of the province west of the Euphrates River, and Shethar-bozenai and their colleagues soon arrived in Jerusalem and asked, “Who gave you permission to rebuild this Temple and restore this structure?”
References for Ezra 5:3
    • b 5:3 - Aramaic the province beyond the river; also in 5:6 .
      4 They also asked for the names of all the men working on the Temple.
      References for Ezra 5:4
        • c 5:4 - As in one Hebrew manuscript and Greek and Syriac versions; Masoretic Text reads Then we told them.
          5 But because their God was watching over them, the leaders of the Jews were not prevented from building until a report was sent to Darius and he returned his decision.