2 Chronicles 36:22-23

The Proclamation of Cyrus

22 aNow in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia bthat the word of the  Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled cthe  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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