2 Chronicles 36:22-23

The Proclamation of Cyrus

22 a  Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia b  that the word of the  Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled c  the  Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing: 23Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The  Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may the  Lord his God be with him. Let him go up.’”

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