|Overview - Ezra 1|
|1||The proclamation of Cyrus for the building of the temple.|
|5||The people provide for their return.|
|7||Cyrus restores the vessels of the temple to Sheshbazzar.|
Ezra 1:2 (King James Version)
Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
- Lord God
- 1 Kings 8:27 ; 2 Chronicles 2:12 ; Isaiah 66:1 ; Jeremiah 10:11 ; Daniel 2:21 Daniel 2:28 ; 5:23
- hath given
- Jeremiah 27:6 Jeremiah 27:7 ; Daniel 2:37 Daniel 2:38 ; Daniel 4:25 Daniel 4:32 5:19-21
- all the kingdoms
- According to the testimony of ancient writers, Cyrus, at this time, reigned over the Medes, Persians, Hyrcanians, Syrians, Assyrians, Indians, etc
- , and all lesser Asia.
- he hath charged
- Isaiah 44:26-28 ; Isaiah 45:1 Isaiah 45:12 Isaiah 45:13