36:22 In the first year of the reign of 1 King Cyrus of Persia, in fulfillment of the promise he delivered through Jeremiah, 2 the Lord moved 3 King Cyrus of Persia to issue a written decree throughout his kingdom. 36:23 It read: “This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: ‘The Lord God of the heavens has given to me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has appointed me to build for him a temple in Jerusalem 4 in Judah. May the Lord your God energize you who belong to his people, so you may be able to go back there!” 5
1 tn The words “the reign of” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
2 tn Heb “to complete the word of the
sn Regarding the promise he delivered through Jeremiah see Jer 29:10.
3 tn Heb “stirred the spirit of.”
5 tn Heb “Whoever [is] among you from all his people – may the