Ezra 5:13
New International Version
"However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

New Living Translation
However, King Cyrus of Babylon, during the first year of his reign, issued a decree that the Temple of God should be rebuilt.

English Standard Version
However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree that this house of God should be rebuilt.

Berean Study Bible
In his first year, however, Cyrus king of Babylon issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

King James Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.

New King James Version
However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to build this house of God.

New American Standard Bible
However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

NASB 1995
'However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

NASB 1977
‘However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

Amplified Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, [the same] King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.

Christian Standard Bible
However, in the first year of King Cyrus of Babylon, he issued a decree to rebuild the house of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, he issued a decree to rebuild the house of God.

American Standard Version
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
However in the first year of Kurash King of Persia, Kurash the King appointed the law to build this house of God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in the first year of king Cyrus, Cyrus the king made a decree that this house of God should be built.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon, king Cyrus set forth al decree, that this house of God should be built.

English Revised Version
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

Good News Translation
Then in the first year of the reign of King Cyrus as emperor of Babylonia, Cyrus issued orders for the Temple to be rebuilt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"However, in the first year of the reign of King Cyrus of Babylon, Cyrus gave permission for God's temple to be rebuilt.

International Standard Version
However, during King Cyrus' first year—that same King Cyrus of Babylon—issued a decree to reconstruct this Temple of God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

Literal Standard Version
but in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God,

NET Bible
But in the first year of King Cyrus of Babylon, King Cyrus enacted a decree to rebuild this temple of God.

New Heart English Bible
But in the first year of Kurush king of Babylon, Kurush the king made a decree to build this house of God.

World English Bible
But in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God.

Young's Literal Translation
but in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, Cyrus the king made a decree to build this house of God,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Tattenai's Letter to Darius
12But since our fathers angered the God of heaven, He delivered them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the Chaldean who destroyed this temple and carried away the people to Babylon. 13In his first year, however, Cyrus king of Babylon issued a decree to rebuild this house of God. 14He also removed from the temple of Babylon the gold and silver articles belonging to the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar had taken and carried there from the temple in Jerusalem. King Cyrus gave these articles to a man named Sheshbazzar, whom he appointed governor…

Cross References
Ezra 1:1
In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken through Jeremiah, the LORD stirred the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia to send a proclamation throughout his kingdom and to put it in writing as follows:

Ezra 6:3
In the first year of King Cyrus, he issued a decree concerning the house of God in Jerusalem: Let the house be rebuilt as a place for offering sacrifices, and let its foundations be firmly laid. It is to be sixty cubits high and sixty cubits wide,

Ezra 6:14
So the Jewish elders built and prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah son of Iddo. They finished building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes, kings of Persia.

Jeremiah 27:22
They will be carried to Babylon and will remain there until the day I attend to them again,' declares the LORD. 'Then I will bring them back and restore them to this place.'"


Treasury of Scripture

But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.

Ezra 1:1-8
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, …

Ezra 6:3-5
In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof threescore cubits; …

Isaiah 44:28
That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.









Verse 13. - In the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon. Recent discoveries of contract tablets have shown that at Babylon Cyrus bore the title of "king of Babylon" from the date of his conquest of the city. The same title was passed on to his successors, Cambyses, Darius, etc. Hence we find Artaxerxes Longimanus called "king of Babylon" by Nehemiah (Nehemiah 13:6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
However,
בְּרַם֙ (bə·ram)
Conjunction
Strong's 1297: Highly, surely, however

in his first
חֲדָ֔ה (ḥă·ḏāh)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 2298: As card, one, single, first, at once

year,
בִּשְׁנַ֣ת (biš·naṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8140: A year

Cyrus
לְכ֥וֹרֶשׁ (lə·ḵō·w·reš)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3567: Cyrus -- a person king

king
מַלְכָּ֖א (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 4430: A king

of
דִּ֣י (dî)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 1768: Who, which, that, because

Babylon
בָבֶ֑ל (ḇā·ḇel)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 895: Babylon -- an eastern Mediterranean empire and its capital city

issued
שָׂ֣ם (śām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7761: To set, make

a decree
טְעֵ֔ם (ṭə·‘êm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2942: Flavor, judgment, account

to rebuild
לִבְּנֵֽא׃ (lib·bə·nê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1124: To build

this
דְנָ֖ה (ḏə·nāh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 1836: This

house
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1005: A house

of God.
אֱלָהָ֥א (’ĕ·lā·hā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 426: God


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