Darius Finds Cyrus's Decree

1 Then King Darius issued a decree, and 1search was made in the archives *, where * the treasures were stored in Babylon.
References for Ezra 6:1
    • a 6:1 - Lit "house of the books"
      2 In Ecbatana in the fortress, which is 2in the province of Media, a scroll was found and there was written in it as follows: "Memorandum -
      References for Ezra 6:2
        • b 6:2 - Aram "Achmetha"
          3 "3In the first year of King Cyrus, Cyrus the king issued a decree: 'Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the temple, the place where sacrifices are offered, be rebuilt and let its foundations be retained, its height being 60 cubits and its width 60 cubits;
          References for Ezra 6:3
            • c 6:3 - Lit "house"
            • d 6:3 - Or "fixed, laid"
              4 4with three layers of huge stones and one layer of timbers. And let the cost be paid from the royal treasury.
              References for Ezra 6:4
                • e 6:4 - So Gr; Aram "a layer of new timber"
                • f 6:4 - Lit "king's house"
                  5 'Also let 5the gold and silver utensils of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon, be returned and brought to their places in the temple in Jerusalem; and you shall put them in the house of God.'
                  References for Ezra 6:5