Ezra 6:1-5 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So King Darius gave an order to search the records kept in the trea- sury in Babylon. 1 King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives stored in the treasury at Babylon.
2 A scroll was found in Ecbatana, the capital city of Media. This is what was written on it: Note: 2 A scroll was found in the citadel of Ecbatana in the province of Media, and this was written on it: Memorandum:
3 King Cyrus gave an order about the Temple of God in Jerusalem in the first year he was king. This was the order: "Let the Temple be rebuilt as a place to present sacrifices. Let its foundations be laid; it should be ninety feet high and ninety feet wide. 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 ninety feet high and ninety feet wide,
4 It must have three layers of large stones and then one layer of timbers. The costs should be paid from the king's treasury. 4 with three courses of large stones and one of timbers. The costs are to be paid by the royal treasury.
5 The gold and silver utensils from the Temple of God should be put back in their places. Nebuchadnezzar took them from the Temple in Jerusalem and brought them to Babylon, but they are to be put back in the Temple of God in Jerusalem." 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.