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Ezra 5:11-13 New King James Version (NKJV)

11 And thus they returned us an answer, saying: “We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are rebuilding the [a]temple that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and completed. 12 But because our fathers provoked the God of heaven to wrath, He gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and carried the people away to Babylon. 13 However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to build this [b]house of God.

Footnotes:

  1. Ezra 5:11 Lit. house
  2. Ezra 5:13 Temple
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Ezra 5:11-13 New International Version (NIV)

11 This is the answer they gave us:

“We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, one that a great king of Israel built and finished. 12 But because our ancestors angered the God of heaven, he gave them into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar the Chaldean, king of Babylon, who destroyed this temple and deported the people to Babylon.

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

New International Version (NIV)

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