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Ezra 6

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1 Then King Darius gave the command, and they searched in Babylon in the book depository where the treasures were put.
2 And he was found in Yekbatan in the palace, which is in the region of the Medes, one scroll, and it says so: `For memory:
3 in the first year of King Cyrus, King Cyrus gave a command about the house of God in Jerusalem: let the house be built in the place where the sacrifices are made, and may solid grounds be laid for it; its height is sixty cubits, its breadth is sixty cubits;
4 there are three rows of large stones, and one row of wood; Let the costs be issued from the royal house.
5 Yes, and the vessels of the house of God, gold and silver, which Nebuchadnezzar brought out of the temple of Jerusalem and carried to Babylon, let them return and go to the temple of Jerusalem, [each] in his place, and be placed in the house of God.
6 So, Fafnay, the district governor in the river, and Shefar-Bognay, with your comrades Afarsahei, who are across the river, - get out of there.
7 Do not stop work at this house of God; may the Jewish governor and the Jewish elders build this house of God in its place.
eight And a command is given from me about how you should assist the elders of those Jews in building that house of God, and [namely]: from the royal property - [from] the district tax - immediately take it and give it to those people so that the work does not stop;
nine and how much is needed - whether bulls, or rams and lambs, for burnt offerings to the heavenly God, also wheat, salt, wine and oil, as the priests of Jerusalem say, let them be given out to them day after day without delay,
ten so that they offer a pleasant sacrifice to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.
eleven I am given a command that [if] which person changes this definition, a log will be taken out of his house, and he will be lifted and nailed to him, and his house will therefore be turned into ruins.
12 And God, whose name dwells there, may he put down all the king and the people, who would stretch out his hand in order to change [this] to the harm of this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have given this command; may it be exactly fulfilled. '

13 Then Fafnay, the district governor in the river, Shefar-Bognay and their comrades, as King Darius commanded, did exactly that.
fourteen And the elders of Judea built and succeeded, according to the prophecy of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah, the son of Adda. And they built and finished, by the will of the God of Israel and by the will of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes, the kings of Persia.
fifteen And this house was completed by the third day of the month of Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius.
16 And the sons of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest, who returned from captivity, completed the consecration of this house of God with joy.
17 And they brought at the consecration of this house of God: one hundred oxen, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs and twelve goats as a sacrifice for sin for all Israel, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.
18 And they put the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their ranks for the service of God in Jerusalem, as prescribed in the book of Moses.
19 And they completed the Easter returning from captivity on the fourteenth day of the first month,
20 because the priests and the Levites were cleansed, - all of them, as one, [were] pure; and they slaughtered the Passover lamb for all who returned from captivity, for their brethren of priests and for themselves.
21 And the sons of Israel, who returned from the resettlement, and all who were separated to them from the uncleanness of the nations of the earth, ate to resort to the Lord God of Israel.
22 And they celebrated the feast of unleavened bread seven days in joy, because the Lord gladdened them and turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them in order to strengthen their hands in building the house of the Lord God of Israel.

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