Ezra

1 Cyrus sendeth again the people that was in captivity,  8 and restoreth them their holy vessels.

Now (A)in [a]the first year of Cyrus King of Persia (that the word of the LORD, spoken by the [b]mouth of Jeremiah, might be accomplished) the Lord stirred up the [c]spirit of Cyrus King of Persia, and he made a proclamation through all his kingdom, and also by writing, saying,

Thus saith Cyrus King of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me [d]all the kingdoms of the earth, and he hath commanded me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 1:1 After that he and Darius had won Babylon.
  2. Ezra 1:1 Who promised them deliverance after that seventy years were past, Jer. 25:12.
  3. Ezra 1:1 That is, moved him, and gave him heart.
  4. Ezra 1:2 For he was chief Monarch, and had many nations under his dominion, which this heathen king confesseth to have received of the living God.

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