While this was taking place, I was not in Jerusalem, for 1in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes 2king of Babylon I went to the king. And after some time I asked leave of the king
and came to Jerusalem, and I then discovered the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, 3preparing for him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.
And I was very angry, and I threw all the household furniture of Tobiah out of the chamber.
Then I gave orders, and they 4cleansed the chambers, and I brought back there the vessels of the house of God, with the grain offering and the frankincense.