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14 You are authorized[a] by the king and his seven advisers to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your possession,[b] 15 and to bring silver and gold which the king and his advisers have freely contributed to the God of Israel, who resides in Jerusalem, 16 along with all the silver and gold that you may collect[c] throughout all the province of Babylon and the contributions of the people and the priests for the temple of their God which is in Jerusalem.

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  1. Ezra 7:14 tn Aram “sent.”
  2. Ezra 7:14 tn Aram “in your hand.”
  3. Ezra 7:16 tn Aram “find.”

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