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2 Chronicles 36:22-23

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Cyrus Allows the Exiles to Go Home

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 Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah.”

sn Regarding the promise he delivered through Jeremiah see Jer 29:10.

3 tn Heb “stirred the spirit of.”

4 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

5 tn Heb “Whoever [is] among you from all his people – may the Lord his God [be] with him so that he may go up.”



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