The Decree of Cyrus

22 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia,(A) the word of the Lord spoken through[a] Jeremiah(B) was fulfilled. The Lord put it into the mind of King Cyrus(C) of Persia to issue a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom and also to put it in writing:

23 This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and has appointed me to build Him a temple at Jerusalem in Judah. Whoever among you of His people may go up, and may the Lord his God be with him.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 36:22 Lit Lord by the mouth of

The Decree of Cyrus

In(A) the first year of Cyrus king of Persia,[a] the word of the Lord spoken through Jeremiah was fulfilled.(B) The Lord put it into the mind(C) of King Cyrus to issue a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom and to put it in writing:

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 1:1 Cyrus reigned 559–530 b.c.

32 What answer will be given to the messengers from that nation?
The Lord has founded Zion,(A)
and His afflicted people find refuge in her.

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13 I have raised him up in righteousness,(A)
and will level all roads for him.
He will rebuild My city,(B)
and set My exiles free,(C)
not for a price or a bribe,”
says the Lord of Hosts.

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11 “Poor Jerusalem, storm-tossed, and not comforted,
I will set your stones in black mortar,[a]
and lay your foundations in sapphires.[b](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 54:11 Lit in antimony
  2. Isaiah 54:11 Or lapis lazuli

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