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{Ezra 1:1} Now in the first 259 year 8141 of Cyrus 3566 king 4428 of Persia, 6539 that the word 1697 of the LORD 3068 by the mouth 6310 x4480 of Jeremiah 3414 might be fulfilled, 3615 z8800 the LORD 3068 stirred up 5782 z8689 x853 the spirit 7307 of Cyrus 3566 king 4428 of Persia, 6539 that he made a proclamation 5674 6963 z8686 throughout all x3605 his kingdom, 4438 and [put it] also x1571 in writing, 4385 saying, 559 z8800
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"Now in the firstª yearª of Cyrusª kingª of Persia,ª that the wordª of the LORDª [spoken] by the mouthª of Jeremiahª might be accomplished,ª° the LORDª stirred upª°¹ the spiritª of Cyrusª kingª of Persia,ª that he made a proclamationªª° throughout all¹ his kingdom,ª and [put it] also¹ in writing,ª saying,ª° ... Thus¹ saithª° Cyrusª kingª of Persia,ª All¹ the kingdomsª of the earthª hath the LORDª Godª of heavenª givenª° me; and he¹ hath chargedª°¹ me to buildª° him an houseª in Jerusalem,ª which¹ [is] in Judah.ª Who¹ [is there] among you of all¹¹ his people?ª The LORDª his Godª [be] with¹ him, and let him go up.ª°" {2Ch 36:22-23}
Cyrus is said to have been the son of Cambyses, king of Persia, and Mandane, daughter of Astyages, king of Media. He was born about 600 years before Christ, and died at the age of 70, after a reign of 30 years. He was mentioned by name, and his conquests foretold, by the prophet Isaiah, about a century before his birth. Josephus states the partiality he evinced towards the Jews, arose from the circumstance of these prophecies being shown him, probably by Daniel.
by the mouth:
"And it shall come to pass,¹ when seventyª yearsª are accomplished,ª° [that] I will punishª°¹ the kingª of Babylon,ª and that¹ nation,ª saithª° the LORD,ª for¹ their iniquity,ª and the landª of the Chaldeans,ª and will makeª° it perpetualª desolations.ª ... For¹ manyª nationsª and greatª kingsª shall serveª° themselves¹ of them also:¹ and I will recompenseª° them according to their deeds,ª and according to the worksª of their own hands.ª" {Jer 25:12-14} + "For¹ thus¹ saithª° the LORD,ª That¹ afterª seventyª yearsª be accomplishedª° at Babylonª I will visitª° you, and performª°¹ my goodª wordª toward¹ you, in causing you to returnª°¹ to¹ this¹ place.ª" {Jer 29:10} + "And I will cause¹ the captivityª of Judahª and the captivityª of Israelª to return,ª° and will buildª° them, as at the first.ª ... In the citiesª of the mountains,ª in the citiesª of the vale,ª and in the citiesª of the south,ª and in the landª of Benjamin,ª and in the places aboutª Jerusalem,ª and in the citiesª of Judah,ª shall the flocksª pass¹ again²°¹ under¹ the handsª of him that tellethª° [them], saithª° the LORD.ª" {Jer 33:7-13}
"Butª in the firstª yearª of Cyrusª the kingª of¹ Babylonª [the same] kingª Cyrusª madeª° a decreeª to buildª° thisª houseª of God.ª ... And saidª° unto him, Takeª° these²¹ vessels,ª go,ª° carryª° themª into the templeª that¹ [is] in Jerusalem,ª and let the houseª of Godª be buildedª° inª his place.ª" {Ezr 5:13-15} + "And keptª° the feastª of unleavened breadª sevenª daysª with joy:ª for¹ the LORDª had made them joyful,ª° and turnedª° the heartª of the kingª of Assyriaª unto¹ them, to strengthenª° their handsª in the workª of the houseª of God,ª the Godª of Israel.ª" {Ezr 6:22} + "Blessedª° [be] the LORDª Godª of our fathers,ª which¹ hath putª° [such a thing] as this¹ in the king'sª heart,ª to beautifyª°¹ the houseª of the LORDª which¹ [is] in Jerusalem:ª" {Ezr 7:27} + "He madeª° them also to be pitiedª ofª all¹ those that carried them captives.ª°" {Psa 106:46} + "The king'sª heartª [is] in the handª of the LORD,ª [as] the riversª of water:ª he turnethª° it whithersoever¹¹¹ he will.ª°" {Prv 21:1} + "And in the secondª yearª of the reignª of Nebuchadnezzarª Nebuchadnezzarª dreamedª° dreams,ª wherewith his spiritª was troubled,ª° and his sleepª brakeª° from¹ him." {Dan 2:1}
made a proclamation:
Heb. caused a voice to pass, "² Inª thoseª daysª cameª° Johnª the¹ Baptist,ª preachingª° inª the¹ wildernessª of Judaea,ª ... Forª thisª is¹ he²° that was spoken²° of¹ byª the¹ prophetª Esaias,ª saying,ª° The voiceª of one cryingª° inª the¹ wilderness,ª Prepare¹ ye²° the¹ wayª of the Lord,ª makeª° hisª pathsª straight.ª" {Mtt 3:1-3} + "He said,ª° Iª [am] the voiceª of one cryingª° inª the¹ wilderness,ª Make straightª° the¹ wayª of the Lord,ª asª saidª° the¹ prophetª Esaias.ª" {Jhn 1:23}

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