Ezra 6:3–5

3 In the first year of King Cyrus, King Cyrus issued a cdecree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem: “Let the house be rebuilt, the place where they offered sacrifices; and let the foundations of it be firmly laid, its height sixty cubits and its width sixty cubits, dwith three rows of heavy stones and one row of new timber. Let the eexpenses be paid from the king’s treasury. Also let fthe gold and silver articles of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple which is in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon, be restored and taken back to the temple which is in Jerusalem, each to its place; and deposit them in the house of God”—

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