Cyrus Permits Return

22 1Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia -in order to fulfill the word of the LORD 2by the mouth of Jeremiah -the LORD 3stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,

References for 2 Chronicles 36:22

23 "Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, 'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His people, may the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up!' "