13 Then Tattenai governor of the region west of the Euphrates River, Shethar-bozenai, and their colleagues(A) diligently carried out what King Darius had decreed. 14 So the Jewish elders continued successfully with the building under the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah son of Iddo.(B) They finished the building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus,(C) Darius, and King Artaxerxes(D) of Persia. 15 This house was completed on the third day of the month of Adar(E) in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius.

Temple Dedication and the Passover

16 Then the Israelites, including the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the exiles, celebrated the dedication of the house of God with joy.

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