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    1 The proclamation of Cyrus for the building of the temple. 5 The people provide for their return. 7 Cyrus restores the vessels of the temple to Sheshbazzar. VERSE 1 - Now in the. * 2Ch 36:22,23 - Cyrus. 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. * Jer 25:12-14; 29:10; 33:7-13 - the Lord. * Ezr 5:13-15; 6:22; 7:27 Ps 106:46 Pr 21:1 Da 2:1 - made a proclamation. Heb. caused a voice to pass. * Mt 3:1-3 Joh 1:23 VERSE 2 - Lord God. * 1Ki 8:27 2Ch 2:12 Isa 66:1 Jer 10:11 Da 2:21,28; 5:23 - hath given. * Jer 27:6,7 Da 2:37,38; 4:25,32; 5:19-21 - all the kingdoms. According to the testimony of ancient writers, Cyrus, at this time, reigned over the Medes, Persians, Hyrcanians, Syrians, Assyrians, Indians, etc., and all lesser Asia. - he hath charged. * Isa 44:26-28; 45:1,12,13 VERSE 3 - his God. * Jos 1:9 1Ch 28:20 Mt 28:20 - he is the God. * De 32:31 Ps 83:18 Isa 45:5 Jer 10:10 Da 2:47; 6:26 Ac 10:36 VERSE 4 - let the men. * Ezr 7:16-18 Ac 24:17 3Jo 1:6-8 - help him. Heb. lift him up. * Ec 4:9,10 Ga 6:2 - the freewill. * Ezr 2:68-70 1Ch 29:3,9,17 VERSE 5 - whose spirit. * :1 2Ch 36:22 Ne 2:12 Pr 16:1 2Co 8:16 Php 2:13 Jas 16 1:16,17 * 3Jo 1:11 VERSE 6 - strengthened their hands. that is, helped them. * Ezr 7:15,16; 8:25-28,33 - willingly offered. * :4 Ps 110:3 2Co 9:7 VERSE 7 - Also Cyrus. * Ezr 5:14; 6:5 - Nebuchadnezzar. * 2Ki 24:13; 25:13-16 2Ch 36:7,10,18 Jer 27:21,22; 28:3-6 Da 1:2 * Da 5:2,3,23 VERSE 8 - Sheshbazzar. * :11; 5:14,16 Hag 1:1,14; 2:2-4 Zec 4:6-10 VERSE 9 - chargers of gold. * Nu 7:13,19-89 1Ki 7:50 2Ch 4:8,11,21,22; 24:14 Mt 14:8 - nine. * Mt 10:29-31 VERSE 10 VERSE 11 - the vessels. * Ro 9:23 2Ti 2:19-21 - five thousand. Instead of 5,400, the enumeration of the articles in ver. 9, 10, only amounts to 2,499; but in the account, Esdras 13 2:13, 14, the amount is 5,469, as will be evident from the following statements: In Ezra. In Esdras. Gold chargers..... 30 Gold cups......... 1,000 Silver ditto...... 1,000 Silver cups....... 1,000 Knives............ 29 Silver censers.... 29 Gold basons....... 30 Gold vials........ 30 Silver ditto...... 410 Silver vials...... 2,410 Other vessels..... 1,000 Other vessels..... 1,000 _____ _____ Said to be........ 5,400 Total............. 5,469 But only.......... 2,499 _____ _____ Deficiency........ 2,901 Surplus........... 69 It is supposed that they actually amounted to 5,400, but that only the chief of them were specified, the spoons, etc. being omitted. - captivity. Heb. transportation. * Mt 1:11,12 GOTO NEXT CHAPTER - TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE INDEX

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