Ezra 5:13

13 “However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

Read Ezra 5:13 Using Other Translations

But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.
However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree that this house of God should be rebuilt.
However, King Cyrus of Babylon, during the first year of his reign, issued a decree that the Temple of God should be rebuilt.

What does Ezra 5:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezra 5:13

But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon
That is, the first year he was king of Babylon, having taken it, otherwise he was king of Persia many years before:

the same King Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God;
see ( Ezra 1:1-4 ) .

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