The sluggard is wiser in his own estimation
Teach me proper discernment
Like a gold ring
Can food that is tasteless
Rehum the commander
So I gave orders,
Now give orders that these men cease their work and that this city not be rebuilt until such time as I so instruct.
We inquired of those elders, asking them, ‘Who gave you the authority to rebuild this temple and to complete this structure?’
But in the first year of King Cyrus of Babylon,
So Darius the king issued orders, and they searched in the archives
I have now issued a decree
So I issued an order
Now the men of Israel were hard pressed that day, for Saul had made the army agree to this oath: “Cursed be the man who eats food before evening! I will get my vengeance on my enemies!” So no one in the army ate anything.
So Saul said to Jonathan, “Tell me what you have done.” Jonathan told him, “I used the end of the staff that was in my hand to taste a little honey. I must die!”
The king sent the following response: “To Rehum the commander, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues who live in Samaria and other parts of Trans-Euphrates: Greetings!
At that time Tattenai governor of Trans-Euphrates, Shethar-Bozenai, and their colleagues came to them and asked, “Who gave you authority
In the first year of his reign,
“I also hereby issue orders as to what you are to do with those elders of the Jews in order to rebuild this temple of God. From the royal treasury, from the taxes of Trans-Euphrates the complete costs are to be given to these men, so that there may be no interruption of the work.
“I hereby give orders that if anyone changes this directive a beam is to be pulled out from his house and he is to be raised up and impaled