Ezra 6:1-6 NIV

The Decree of Darius

1 King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives stored in the treasury at Babylon.

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2 A scroll was found in the citadel of Ecbatana in the province of Media, and this was written on it: Memorandum:
3 In the first year of King Cyrus, the king issued a decree concerning the temple of God in Jerusalem: Let the temple be rebuilt as a place to present sacrifices, and let its foundations be laid. It is to be sixty cubitsa high and sixty cubits wide,

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    • m 6:3 - That is, about 90 feet or about 27 meters
      4 with three courses of large stones and one of timbers. The costs are to be paid by the royal treasury.

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      5 Also, the gold and silver articles of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon, are to be returned to their places in the temple in Jerusalem; they are to be deposited in the house of God.

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      6 Now then, Tattenai, governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and you other officials of that province, stay away from there.

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