11 Furthermore, I decree that if anyone changes this edict,
a beam is to be pulled from his house and he is to be lifted up
and impaled on it. And for this crime his house is to be made a pile of rubble.
12 May God, who has caused his Name to dwell there,
overthrow any king or people who lifts a hand
to change this decree or to destroy this temple in Jerusalem.
I Darius have decreed it. Let it be carried out with diligence.