I wasn't in Jerusalem while this was happening because I had gone to Babylon's King Artaxerxes in the thirty-second year of the king. After some time, I asked the king's permission
and returned to Jerusalem. That was when I saw the wrong that Eliashib had done on behalf of Tobiah by preparing him a room in the courtyards of God's house.
I was very angry and threw all of Tobiah's household furniture out of the room.
Then I gave orders that the rooms be purified, and I put back the temple equipment, along with the grain offering and the incense.