20 He carried into exile(A) to Babylon the remnant, who escaped from the sword, and they became servants(B) to him and his successors until the kingdom of Persia came to power.

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Cyrus Helps the Exiles to Return(A)

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah,(B) the Lord moved the heart(C) of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing:

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Persia, Cush[a](A) and Put(B) will be with them, all with shields and helmets,

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 38:5 That is, the upper Nile region

20 The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.(A)

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