Ezra 5:3-5 NIV

3 At that time Tattenai,1 governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai2 and their associates went to them and asked, "Who authorized you to rebuild this temple and restore this structure?"3

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4 They also asked, "What are the names of the men constructing this building?"a

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    • a 5:4 - See Septuagint; Aramaic "4 We told them the names of the men constructing this building."
      5 But the eye of their God4 was watching over the elders of the Jews, and they were not stopped until a report could go to Darius and his written reply be received.

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