Ezra 5:7

7 They sent him a report, written as follows: To King Darius: All greetings.

Ezra 5:7 Meaning and Commentary

Ezra 5:7

They sent a letter unto him, wherein was written thus
Or this was the inscription of it:

unto Darius the king, all peace;
wishing him all kind of happiness and prosperity.

Ezra 5:7 In-Context

5 But God was watching over the Jewish elders. These men wouldn't stop them until a report was sent to Darius, so that they could receive written instructions about this [matter].
6 This is the text of the letter that Tattenai the governor of the region west of the Euphrates River, Shethar-bozenai, and their colleagues, the officials in the region, sent to King Darius.
7 They sent him a report, written as follows: To King Darius: All greetings.
8 Let it be known to the king that we went to the house of the great God in the province of Judah. It is being built with cut stones, and its beams are being set in the walls. This work is being done diligently and succeeding through the people's efforts.
9 So we questioned the elders and asked, "Who gave you the order to rebuild this temple and finish this structure?"