Ezra 5:12

12 But since our fathers angered the God of heaven, He handed them over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and deported the people to Babylon.

Ezra 5:12 Meaning and Commentary

Ezra 5:12

But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto
wrath
By their idolatries; which accounts for it how it was that they who were the servants of the great God of heaven and earth, and this temple built for the honour of his name, were not preserved by him; but they were carried captive, and this house left desolate: it was for their sins for which

he (God) gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon
the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away
into Babylon;
see ( 2 Chronicles 36:19 2 Chronicles 36:20 ) .

Ezra 5:12 In-Context

10 We also asked them for their names, so that we could write down the names of their leaders for your information.
11 This is the reply they gave us: We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth and are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.
12 But since our fathers angered the God of heaven, He handed them over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and deported the people to Babylon.
13 However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, he issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.
14 He also took from the temple in Babylon the gold and silver articles of God's house that Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple in Jerusalem and carried [them] to the temple in Babylon. He released them from the temple in Babylon to a man named Sheshbazzar, the governor by the appointment of King Cyrus.