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21 to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of (A)Jeremiah, until the land (B)had enjoyed her Sabbaths. As long as she lay desolate (C)she kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.

The Proclamation of Cyrus(D)

22 (E)Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of (F)Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of (G)Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,

23 (H)Thus says Cyrus king of Persia:

All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a [a]house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. Who is among you of all His people? May the Lord his God be with him, and let him go up!

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  1. 2 Chronicles 36:23 Temple

End of the Babylonian Captivity(A)

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord (B)by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, (C)so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,

Thus says Cyrus king of Persia:

All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has (D)commanded me to build Him a [a]house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. Who is among you of all His people? May his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (E)(He is God), which is in Jerusalem. And whoever is left in any place where he dwells, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, besides the freewill offerings for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 1:2 Temple

12 ‘Then it will come to pass, (A)when [a]seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the Lord; (B)‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:12 Beginning circa 605 b.c. (2 Kin. 24:1) and ending circa 536 b.c. (Ezra 1:1)

22 ‘They shall be (A)carried to Babylon, and there they shall be until the day that I (B)visit them,’ says the Lord. ‘Then (C)I will bring them up and restore them to this place.’ ”

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in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through (A)Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

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“Say to all the people of the land, and to the priests: ‘When you (A)fasted and mourned in the fifth (B)and seventh months (C)during those seventy years, did you really fast (D)for Me—for Me?

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