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Ezra 5:9

9 We questioned the elders and asked them, “Who authorized you to rebuild this temple and to finish it?”

Read Ezra 5:9 Using Other Translations

Then asked we those elders, and said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls?
Then we asked those elders and spoke to them thus: 'Who gave you a decree to build this house and to finish this structure?'
“We asked the leaders, ‘Who gave you permission to rebuild this Temple and restore this structure?’

What does Ezra 5:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezra 5:9

Then asked we those elders
The elders of the province of Judea; the chief men of it:

who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls?
see ( Ezra 5:3 ) .

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