25 And you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom of your God, which you possess, appoint(A) magistrates and judges to administer justice to all the people of Trans-Euphrates—all who know the laws of your God. And you are to teach(B) any who do not know them.

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26 Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.[a](A)

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  1. Ezra 7:26 The text of 7:12-26 is in Aramaic.

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