Bible: Ezra 6:3-5

6:3 In the first year of his reign, 1  King Cyrus gave orders concerning the temple of God in Jerusalem: 2  ‘Let the temple be rebuilt as a place where sacrifices are offered. Let its foundations be set in place. 3  Its height is to be ninety feet and its width ninety 4  feet, 5  6:4 with three layers of large stones 6  and one 7  layer of timber. The expense is to be subsidized 8  by the royal treasury. 9  6:5 Furthermore let the gold and silver vessels of the temple of God, which Nebuchadnezzar brought from the temple in Jerusalem and carried to Babylon, be returned and brought to their proper place in the temple in Jerusalem. Let them be deposited in the temple of God.’

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