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Ezra 1:1

Overview - Ezra 1
The proclamation of Cyrus for the building of the temple.
The people provide for their return.
Cyrus restores the vessels of the temple to Sheshbazzar.
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Ezra 1:1  (King James Version)
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
 


Now in the
2 Chronicles 36:22 2 Chronicles 36:23

Cyrus
Cyrus is said to have been the son of Cambyses, king of Persia, and Mandane, daughter of Astyages, king of Media: he was born about 600 years before Christ, and died at the age of 70, after a reign of 30 years. He was mentioned by name, and
his conquests foretold, by the prophet Isaiah, about a century before his birth. Josephus states the partiality he evinced towards the Jews, arose from the circumstance of these prophecies being shown him, probably by Daniel.* by the mouth.
Jer 25:12-14 29:10 33:7-13

the Lord
5:13-15 6:22 7:27 Psalms 106:46 ; Proverbs 21:1 ; Daniel 2:1

made a proclamation
Hebrew caused a voice to pass.
Matthew 3:1-3 ; John 1:23
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