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Ezra 1:1-2 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Decree of Cyrus

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia,[a] the word of the Lord spoken through Jeremiah was fulfilled. The Lord put it into the mind of King Cyrus to issue a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom and to put it in writing:

This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: “The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and has appointed me to build Him a house at Jerusalem in Judah.

Footnotes:

  1. Ezra 1:1 Cyrus reigned 559–530 b.c.

Isaiah 45:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

45 The Lord says this to Cyrus, His anointed,
whose right hand I have grasped
to subdue nations before him,
to disarm[a] kings,
to open the doors before him
and the gates will not be shut:

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 45:1 Lit unloosen the loins

Daniel 6:28 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

28 So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and[a] the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

Footnotes:

  1. Daniel 6:28 Or Darius, even

Daniel 10:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Vision of a Glorious One

10 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. The message was true and was about a great conflict. He understood the message and had understanding of the vision.

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