Darius' Search

1 King Darius gave the order, and they searched in the library of Babylon in the archives.a
2 But it was in the fortress of Ecbatana in the province of Media that a scroll was found with this record written on it:
3 In the first year of King Cyrus, he issued a decree concerning the house of God in Jerusalem: Let the house be rebuilt as a place for offering sacrifices, and let its [original] foundations be retained.b Its height is to be 90 feetc and its width 90 feet,d
4 with three layers of cute stones and one of timber.f The cost is to be paid from the royal treasury.
5 The gold and silver articles of God's house that Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple in Jerusalem and carried to Babylon must also be returned. They are to be brought to the temple in Jerusalem, where they belong,g and put into the house of God.