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 Ezra 6:1 - 12
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   Book of Ezra
   Chapter 6
6:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives stored in the treasury at Babylon.
 
6:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A scroll was found in the citadel of Ecbatana in the province of Media, and this was written on it: Memorandum:
 
6:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the first year of King Cyrus, the king issued a decree concerning the temple of God in Jerusalem: Let the temple be rebuilt as a place to present sacrifices, and let its foundations be laid. It is to be ninety feet F16 high and ninety feet wide,
 
6:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
with three courses of large stones and one of timbers. The costs are to be paid by the royal treasury.
 
6:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Also, the gold and silver articles of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon, are to be returned to their places in the temple in Jerusalem; they are to be deposited in the house of God.
 
6:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now then, Tattenai, governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and you, their fellow officials of that province, stay away from there.
 
6:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do not interfere with the work on this temple of God. Let the governor of the Jews and the Jewish elders rebuild this house of God on its site.
 
6:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moreover, I hereby decree what you are to do for these elders of the Jews in the construction of this house of God: The expenses of these men are to be fully paid out of the royal treasury, from the revenues of Trans-Euphrates, so that the work will not stop.
 
6:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Whatever is needed - young bulls, rams, male lambs for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine and oil, as requested by the priests in Jerusalem - must be given them daily without fail,
 
6:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
so that they may offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven and pray for the well-being of the king and his sons.
 
6:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Furthermore, I decree that if anyone changes this edict, a beam is to be pulled from his house and he is to be lifted up and impaled on it. And for this crime his house is to be made a pile of rubble.
 
6:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
May God, who has caused his Name to dwell there, overthrow any king or people who lifts a hand to change this decree or to destroy this temple in Jerusalem. I Darius have decreed it. Let it be carried out with diligence.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F16 Aramaic sixty cubits (about 27 meters)

 
 

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