6 But during all this time I was not in Jerusalem, for in 1the thirty-second * year of 2Artaxerxes king of Babylon I had gone to the king. After some time, however, I asked leave from the king,
7 and I came to Jerusalem and learned about the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, 3by preparing a room for him in the courts of the house of God.
8 It was very displeasing to me, so I 4threw all of Tobiah's household goods out of the room.
9 Then I gave an order and 5they cleansed the rooms; and I returned there the utensils of the house of God with the grain offerings and the frankincense.