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Ezra by World English Bible

Ezra is a powerful and inspiring book that tells the story of the Jewish people returning to Jerusalem after their exile in Babylon. The author skillfully weaves together historical accounts and personal stories to create a vivid and engaging narrative.

The book follows the character of Ezra, a Jewish priest who leads the people in rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem. Through his leadership and commitment to following God's laws, Ezra is able to unite the community in their efforts to restore their faith and their city.

One of the most striking aspects of the book is its emphasis on the importance of faith and obedience to God. The characters face many challenges and obstacles, but they remain steadfast in their belief that God will guide and protect them. This message of perseverance and trust in God is both timeless and relevant to readers of all backgrounds.

Overall, Ezra is a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant book that will stay with readers long after they have finished it. It is a testament to the power of faith and the enduring strength of the human spirit. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a compelling and uplifting read.

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From with slight reformatting by Martin Ward.

Book 15 Ezra 001:001 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying, 001:002 Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth has Yahweh, the God of heaven, given me; and he has charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 001:003 Whoever there is among you of all his people, his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of Yahweh, the God of Israel (he is God), which is in Jerusalem. 001:004 Whoever is left, in any place where he sojourns, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with animals, besides the freewill offering for the house of God which is in Jerusalem. 001:005 Then rose up the heads of fathers' [houses] of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, even all whose spirit God had stirred to go up to build the house of Yahweh which is in Jerusalem. 001:006 All those who were round about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with animals, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered... Continue reading book >>

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