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Ezra 5:3Wrench

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Soon, up [to the Hebrews] storm [the chariots of] Tatnai, [Babylonian] governor of the [West] side the [Euphrates] river, and Shethar-Boznai, and their conspirators.
[They bark], “Who commanded you [Jews] to re-build this temple, and to complete this wall?”

Oppression

Note: Tatnai was governor in Syria.
Zerubabbel was governor in Judea.



Other English Bible translations of Ezra 5:3:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNNo sooner had they begun, when Tatnai the governor of the territory beyond the [Euphrates] River, Sh’tar-Boznai and their colleagues came and asked them, "Who gave you permission to rebuild this house and finish this wall?
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRAt that time Tattenai, governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and their associates went to them and asked, 'Who authorized you to rebuild this temple and restore this structure?'
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNAt that time Tattenai was governor of the land west of the Euphrates River. He and Shethar-Bozenai and their friends went to the Jews. They asked them, 'Who authorized you to rebuild this temple? Who told you that you could make this building like new again?'
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNBut Tattenai, governor of the province west of the Euphrates, and Shethar-bozenai and their colleagues soon arrived in Jerusalem and asked, 'Who gave you permission to rebuild this Temple and restore this structure?'
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNAt the same time Tattenai the governor of the province Beyond the River and Shethar-bozenai and their associates came to them and spoke to them thus, "Who gave you a decree to build this house and to finish this structure?"
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNTattenai was governor of the land beyond the Euphrates at this time. Tattenai, Shethar-Bozenai, and their associates came to the Israelites and asked, 'Who issued you a permit to rebuild this Temple and restore it to use?'
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNAlmost at once Governor Tattenai of West-of-Euphrates, Shethar Bozenai, and their fellow officials came to Jerusalem and demanded: "Who gave you orders to build this Temple and equip it?"
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNAt that time Tattenai, the governor of the province beyond the River, and Shethar-bozenai and their colleagues came to them and spoke to them thus, 'Who issued you a decree to rebuild this temple and to finish this structure?'
King James Version (unedited)KJVAt the same time came to them Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and their companions, and said thus unto them, Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up this wall?