New International Version
"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.
Darby Bible Translation
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, king Cyrus gave orders 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,
Ezra 5:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We are the servants of the God of heaven - How simple, plain, and ingenuous is this confession! They were the servants of the God of heaven. How came they then into bondage! Why, they provoked the God of heaven - repeatedly sinned against him, and then he gave them into the hands of their enemies.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Library"The Prophets of God Helping Them"
Close by the Israelites who had set themselves to the task of rebuilding the temple, dwelt the Samaritans, a mixed race that had sprung up through the intermarriage of heathen colonists from the provinces of Assyria with the remnant of the ten tribes which had been left in Samaria and Galilee. In later years the Samaritans claimed to worship the true God, but in heart and practice they were idolaters. It is true, they held that their idols were but to remind them of the living God, the Ruler of the …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
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:
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 high and sixty cubits wide,
So the elders of the Jews continued to build and prosper under the preaching of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah, a descendant of Iddo. They finished building the temple according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius and Artaxerxes, kings of Persia.
They will be taken to Babylon and there they will remain until the day I come for them,' declares the LORD. 'Then I will bring them back and restore them to this place.'"
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