While all this was happening, I was not in Jerusalem, because I had returned to King Artaxerxes of Babylon in the thirty-second year of his [reign]. It was only later that I asked the king for a leave of absence
so I could return to Jerusalem. Then I discovered the evil that Eliashib had done on behalf of Tobiah by providing him a room in the courts of God's house.
I was greatly displeased and threw all of Tobiah's household possessions out of the room.
I ordered that the rooms be purified, and I had the articles of the house of God restored there, along with the grain offering and frankincense.