17 Now if it pleases the king, let a search be made in the royal archives(A) of Babylon to see if King Cyrus did in fact issue a decree to rebuild this house of God in Jerusalem. Then let the king send us his decision in this matter.

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The Decree of Darius

King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives(A) stored in the treasury at Babylon.

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