27 Praise be to the Lord, the God of our ancestors, who has put it into the king’s heart(A) to bring honor(B) to the house of the Lord in Jerusalem in this way 28 and who has extended his good favor(C) to me before the king and his advisers and all the king’s powerful officials. Because the hand of the Lord my God was on me,(D) I took courage and gathered leaders from Israel to go up with me.

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