In his first year as king, Cyrus issued an official decree regarding The Temple of God in Jerusalem, as follows:
with three courses of large stones topped with one course of timber. The cost is to be paid from the royal bank.
The gold and silver vessels from The Temple of God that Nebuchadnezzar carried to Babylon are to be returned to The Temple at Jerusalem, each to its proper place; place them in The Temple of God.
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