Ezra Chapter 1
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1 The Proclamation of Cyrus for the building of the Temple. 5 The people prouide for the returne. 7 Cyrus restoreth the vessels of the Temple to Sheshbazzar.
1 Now in the first yeere of Cyrus King of Persia, (that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Ieremiah, might be fulfilled) þe Lord stirred vp the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdome, and put it also in writing, saying;1
3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him goe vp to Ierusalem, which is in Iudah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (He is the God) which is in Ierusalem.
4 And whosoeuer remaineth in any place where hee soiourneth, let the men of his place helpe him with siluer, and with golde, and with goods, and with beasts, besides the free-will offering for the house of God that is in Ierusalem.4
5 ¶ Then rose vp the chiefe of the fathers of Iudah and Beniamin, and the Priests, and the Leuites, with all them whose spirit God had raised to goe vp, to build the house of the Lord which is in Ierusalem.
Ezra Chapter 1 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 2.Chron. 36.22. iere. 25.12. and 29.10. , Heb. caused a voice to passe.
2 Isa.44.28. & 45.1, 13.
4 Heb. lift him vp.
6 That is, helped them.
7 2.Kings 24.13. 2.chr.36.7.
8 See Chap. 5.14.
11 Hebr. the transportation.
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