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2 Chronicles 36:21 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 This fulfilled the word of the Lord through Jeremiah and the land enjoyed its Sabbath rest all the days of the desolation until 70 years were fulfilled.

Ezra 1:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Decree of Cyrus

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia,[a] the word of the Lord spoken through Jeremiah was fulfilled. The Lord put it into the mind of King Cyrus to issue a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom and to put it in writing:

Footnotes:

  1. Ezra 1:1 Cyrus reigned 559–530 b.c.

Jeremiah 25:11-12 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 This whole land will become a desolate ruin, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon for 70 years. 12 When the 70 years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘the land of the Chaldeans, for their guilt, and I will make it a ruin forever.

Jeremiah 29:10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 For this is what the Lord says: “When 70 years for Babylon are complete, I will attend to you and will confirm My promise concerning you to restore you to this place.

Zechariah 7:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“Ask all the people of the land and the priests: When you fasted and lamented in the fifth and in the seventh months for these 70 years, did you really fast for Me?

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