Ezra 5:13
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New International Version
"However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

New Living Translation
However, King Cyrus of Babylon, during the first year of his reign, issued a decree that the Temple of God should be rebuilt.

English Standard Version
However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree that this house of God should be rebuilt.

New American Standard Bible
'However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

King James Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, he issued a decree to rebuild the house of God.

International Standard Version
However, during King Cyrus' first year—that same King Cyrus of Babylon—issued a decree to reconstruct this Temple of God.

NET Bible
But in the first year of King Cyrus of Babylon, King Cyrus enacted a decree to rebuild this temple of God.

New Heart English Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"However, in the first year of the reign of King Cyrus of Babylon, Cyrus gave permission for God's temple to be rebuilt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

New American Standard 1977
‘However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same King Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.

King James 2000 Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.

American King James Version
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.

American Standard Version
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon, king Cyrus set forth al decree, that this house of God should be built.

Darby Bible Translation
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, king Cyrus gave orders to build this house of God.

English Revised Version
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon, the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.

World English Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

Young's Literal Translation
but in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:3-17 While employed in God's work, we are under his special protection; his eye is upon us for good. This should keep us to our duty, and encourage us therein, when difficulties are ever so discouraging. The elders of the Jews gave the Samaritans an account of their proceedings. Let us learn hence, with meekness and fear, to give a reason of the hope that is in us; let us rightly understand, and then readily declare, what we do in God's service, and why we do it. And while in this world, we always shall have to confess, that our sins have provoked the wrath of God. All our sufferings spring from thence, and all our comforts from his unmerited mercy. However the work may seem to be hindered, yet the Lord Jesus Christ is carrying it on, his people are growing unto a holy temple in the Lord, for a habitation of God through the Spirit.
Study Bible
Tattenai's Letter to Darius
12But because our fathers had provoked the God of heaven to wrath, He gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and deported the people to Babylon. 13However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God. 14'Also the gold and silver utensils of the house of God which Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, and brought them to the temple of Babylon, these King Cyrus took from the temple of Babylon and they were given to one whose name was Sheshbazzar, whom he had appointed governor.…
Cross References
Ezra 1:1
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying:

Ezra 6:3
"In the first year of King Cyrus, Cyrus the king issued a decree: 'Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the temple, the place where sacrifices are offered, be rebuilt and let its foundations be retained, its height being 60 cubits and its width 60 cubits;

Ezra 6:14
And the elders of the Jews were successful in building through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they finished building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decree of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

Jeremiah 27:22
'They will be carried to Babylon and they will be there until the day I visit them,' declares the LORD. 'Then I will bring them back and restore them to this place.'"
Treasury of Scripture

But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.

Ezra 1:1-8 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the …

Ezra 6:3-5 In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king made …

Isaiah 44:28 That said of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: …

Isaiah 45:1 Thus said the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I …

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