Ezra 5:10

10 We also asked them their names, so that we could write down the names of their leaders for your information.

Read Ezra 5:10 Using Other Translations

We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chief of them.
We also asked them their names, for your information, that we might write down the names of their leaders.
And we demanded their names so that we could tell you who the leaders were.

What does Ezra 5:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezra 5:10

We asked their names also
The names of the elders, those that set men about this work:

to certify that we might write the names of the men that were the chief
of them;
take the names of them in writing, that they might with certainty acquaint the king who they were, and that if it was necessary they might be called to an account for what they were doing.

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