Bible: 2 Chronicles 36:22-23

Cyrus Allows the Exiles to Go Home

36:22 In the first year of the reign of 1  King Cyrus of Persia, in fulfillment of the promise he delivered through Jeremiah, 2  the Lord moved 3  King Cyrus of Persia to issue a written decree throughout his kingdom. 36:23 It read: “This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: ‘The Lord God of the heavens has given to me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has appointed me to build for him a temple in Jerusalem 4  in Judah. May the Lord your God energize you who belong to his people, so you may be able to go back there! 5 

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