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Cyrus makes a proclamation
Cyrus king of Persia decreed that the Jews could return to Judah and rebuild the temple.
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2 Ch 36:22–23

And in the first year of Cyrus, the king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah, Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Cyrus, king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also in writing, saying: “Thus says Cyrus, …

Ezr 1:1–4

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to accomplish the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah, Yahweh stirred the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia and he sent a message to all of his kingdom and also put the message in writing: “Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: …

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Ezr 5:13; Ezr 6:3–5;
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