The Decree of Cyrus

22 In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia,(A) in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken through[a] Jeremiah,(B) the Lord roused the spirit 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 the heavens, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and has appointed me to build him a temple at Jerusalem in Judah. Any of his people among you may go up, and may the Lord his God be with him.

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Footnotes

  1. 36:22 Lit Lord by the mouth of

The Decree of Cyrus

In(A) the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken through Jeremiah,(B) the Lord roused the spirit(C) of King Cyrus to issue a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom and to put it in writing:

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

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13 I have stirred 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 Armies.

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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 lapis lazuli.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 54:11 Lit in antimony

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