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

 
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1 Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in Babylonia, in the house of the archives where the documents were stored. 1 King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives stored in the treasury at Babylon.
2 And in Ecbat'ana, the capital which is in the province of Media, a scroll was found on which this was written: "A record. 2 A scroll was found in the citadel of Ecbatana in the province of Media, and this was written on it: Memorandum:
3 In the first year of Cyrus the king, Cyrus the king issued a decree: Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the house be rebuilt, the place where sacrifices are offered and burnt offerings are brought; its height shall be sixty cubits and its breadth sixty cubits, 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 with three courses of great stones and one course of timber; let the cost be paid from the royal treasury. 4 with three courses of large stones and one of timbers. The costs are to be paid by the royal treasury.
5 And also let the gold and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnez'zar took out of the temple that is in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon, be restored and brought back to the temple which is in Jerusalem, each to its place; you shall put them in the house of God." 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.