But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the rest of the heads of fathers' houses in Israel said to them, (A)“You have nothing to do with us in building a house to our God; but we alone will build to the Lord, the God of Israel, (B)as King Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us.”

Then (C)the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build and bribed counselors against them to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.

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