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.

Who is he among you of all his people with whom his God is? let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel: he is the God, which is in Jerusalem.

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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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