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Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

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Ezra 1 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:1 - In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order to fulfill the LORD'S message spoken through Jeremiah, the LORD stirred the mind of King Cyrus of Persia. He disseminated a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom, announcing in a written edict the following:

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:2 - "Thus says King Cyrus of Persia: "'The LORD God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has instructed me to build a temple for him in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:3 - Anyone from his people among you (may his God be with him!) may go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and may build the temple of the LORD God of Israel - he is the God who is in Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:4 - Anyone who survives in any of those places where he is a resident foreigner must be helped by his neighbors with silver, gold, equipment, and animals, along with voluntary offerings for the temple of God which is in Jerusalem.'"

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:5 - Then the leaders of Judah and Benjamin, along with the priests and the Levites - all those whose mind God had stirred - got ready to go up in order to build the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:6 - All their neighbors assisted them with silver utensils, gold, equipment, animals, and expensive gifts, not to mention all the voluntary offerings.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:7 - Then King Cyrus brought out the vessels of the LORD's temple which Nebuchadnezzar had brought from Jerusalem and had displayed in the temple of his gods.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:8 - King Cyrus of Persia entrusted them to Mithredath the treasurer, who counted them out to Sheshbazzar the leader of the Judahite exiles.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:9 - The inventory of these items was as follows: 30 gold basins, 1,000 silver basins, 29 silver utensils,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:10 - 30 gold bowls, 410 other silver bowls, and 1,000 other vessels.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:11 - All these gold and silver vessels totaled 5,400. Sheshbazzar brought them all along when the captives were brought up from Babylon to Jerusalem.
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