But during allthis time I was not in Jerusalem, for in 1the thirty-secondyear of 2Artaxerxesking of Babylon I had gone to the king. After some time, however, I asked leave from the king,
and I came to Jerusalem and alearned about the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, 3by preparing a broom for him in the courts of the house of God.
It was verydispleasing to me, so I 4threwall of Tobiah'shouseholdgoods out of the room.
Then I gave an order and 5they cleansed the rooms ; and I returnedthere the utensils of the house of God with the grain offerings and the frankincense.