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Ezra 1:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

End of the Babylonian Captivity

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,

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Ezra 1:1 New International Version (NIV)

Cyrus Helps the Exiles to Return

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing:

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Ezra 5:13 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

Footnotes:

  1. Ezra 5:13 Temple
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Ezra 5:13 New International Version (NIV)

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

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Ezra 6:3 New King James Version (NKJV)

In the first year of King Cyrus, King Cyrus issued a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem: “Let the house be rebuilt, the place where they offered sacrifices; and let the foundations of it be firmly laid, its height sixty cubits and its width sixty cubits,

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Ezra 6:3 New International Version (NIV)

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 sixty cubits[a] high and sixty cubits wide,

Footnotes:

  1. Ezra 6:3 That is, about 90 feet or about 27 meters
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