22 For seven days they celebrated with joy the Festival of Unleavened Bread,(A) because the Lord had filled them with joy by changing the attitude(B) of the king of Assyria so that he assisted them in the work on the house of God, the God of Israel.

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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

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