Bible: Ezra 5:11-15

5:11 They responded to us in the following way: ‘We are servants of the God of heaven and earth. We are rebuilding the temple which was previously built many years ago. A great king 1  of Israel built it and completed it. 5:12 But after our ancestors 2  angered the God of heaven, he delivered them into the hands 3  of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and exiled the people to Babylon. 4  5:13 But in the first year of King Cyrus of Babylon, 5  King Cyrus enacted a decree to rebuild this temple of God. 5:14 Even the gold and silver vessels of the temple of God that Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple in Jerusalem and had brought to the palace 6  of Babylon – even those things King Cyrus brought from the palace of Babylon and presented 7  to a man by the name of Sheshbazzar whom he had appointed as governor. 5:15 He said to him, “Take these vessels and go deposit them in the temple in Jerusalem, and let the house of God be rebuilt in its proper location.” 8 
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