Ezra

Chapter 1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus said Cyrus king of Persia, The lord the god of the sky has given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he has charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? his the god be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the lord the god of Israel, (he is the the god,) which is in Jerusalem. And whoever remains in any place where he sojournes, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and…