The Decree of Cyrus

1 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia,a the word of the Lord spoken through Jeremiah was fulfilled. The Lord put it into the mind of King Cyrus to issue a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom and [to put it] in writing:b

References for Ezra 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Cyrus reigned 538-530 b.c.
    • b 1:1 - 2 Ch 36:20-23; Jr 29:10-14