Blessed be the LORD, the God of our fathers, 1who has put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to adorn the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem,
and 2has extended lovingkindness to me before the king and his counselors and before all the king's mighty princes. Thus I was strengthened according to 3the hand of the LORD my God upon me, and I gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me.
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