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And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge ° all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

7:25 set magistrates and judges. Ezra was even given royal authority to set up a governmental and judicial system over “all the people that are beyond the river,” as based on God’s revealed laws, with power to punish disobedience (Ezra 7:26; also Ezra 10:7-8).

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