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Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expenses be given unto these men, that they be not hindered.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

6:8 even of the tribute. Ironically, Tatnai found that his attempt to stop the rebuilding of the temple not only had failed but also had resulted in his having to help fund the project out of his own tax collections.

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