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15 Then thefe Men assembled unto the King, and said unto the King, Know, O King, that the Law of the Medes and Perfians is, that no Decree nor Statute which the King establissheth, may be changed.

16 Then the King commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the Den of Lions: now the King spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.

17 And a Stone was brought, and laid upon the Mouth of the Den, and the King sealed it with his own Signet, and with the Signet of his Lords, that the Purpofe might not be changed concerning Daniel.

18 Then the King went to his Palace, and passed the Night in Fasting: neither were Instruments of Mustek brought before him, and his Sleep went from him.

19 Then the King arofe very early in the Morning, and went in Haste unto the Den of Lions.

20 And when he came to the Den, he cried with a lamentable Voice unto Daniel, and the King spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, Servant of the Living God, is thy God whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the Lions?

2i Then said Daniel unto the King, O King live for ever.

22 * My God hath sent * *M «'• 13 Thou shalt tread his Angel, and hath shut the SSC^fiS Lions Mouths, that they have pie under Feet.

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23 Then was the King Ljon>

exceeding glad for him, and

commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the Den:

so Daniel was taken up out of the Den, and no manner of

Hurt was found upon him, because he Believed In His

God.

24 And the King commanded, and they brought thofe Men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the Den of Lions, them, their Children, and their Wives: and the Lions had the Mastery of them, and brake all their bones in Pieces, or ever they came at the Bottom of the Den.

2j Then King Darius wrote unto all People, Nations,

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and Languages that dwell in all the Earth, Peace be multiplied unto you.

26 I make a Decree that in every Dominion of my Kingdom, Men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedrast for ever, And His KingDom that WHICH SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED, and his

Dominion (hall be even unto the End.

27 He delivereth and refcueth, and he worketh Signs and Wonders in Heaven and in Earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the Power of the Lions.

28 So this Daniel prospered in the Reign of Darius, and in the Reign of Cyrus the Persian.

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Book of EZRA.

The Sixth Period:

From the rebuilding the Temple at Jerusalem, to the Coming of Jesus Christ the Messiah, containing about the Space of 588 Years.

CHAP. I.

2 The Proclamation of Cyrus, fir the Building of the Temple. 5 The People provided for their Return. 7 Cyrus rejioretb the VeJJels of the Temple to Shejbazzar.

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2 Thus faith Cyrus King tlun t0 toijaee.

of Persia, The Lord God

of Heaven hath given me all the Kingdoms of the Earth,

and he hath Charged me to baild him an House at Jeru

3 Who is there among you of all his People? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, and build the House of the Lord God of Israel (he is the God) •which is in Jerusalem. _

4 And whosoever remaineth in any Place, let the Men of his Place, help him wjih Silver, and with Gold, and with Goods, and with Beasts, besides the Free-will Offering for the House of God.

c Then rose up the chief of the Fathers of Judah, and Benjamin, and the Priests, and the Levites, with all them whose Spirits God had Raised to go up, to build the House of the Lord.

6 And all they that were about them, strengthened their Hands with Vessels of Silver, with Gold, and with precious Things, besides all that was willingly offered.

7 Also Cyrus the King brought forth the Vessels of the House of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the House of his Gods.

8 Even those did Cyrus bring forth by the Hand of Mithreath the Treasurer, and numbered them unto ShesbazZar the Prince of Judah. .

11 All the Vefl'els of Gold and of Silver were five thousand and four hundred.

CHAP. II.

I The Number that return os the People^ 36' Os the Pries^ 40 Os the Levites, 43 Of the Nethinims, 55 Of Solomon's iirvants, 62 OsthePrieJti which could not stew their Pedigree. grtt. 64 The whole Number of them with their Substance. 68 Their Oblations.

Ver.i T^TOw these are ^e Children of the Province, JIN that went up out of the Captivity, of those whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his City.

2 Which came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilfhan, Mifpar, Bigvai, Behum, Baanah, the Number of the Men of the People of Israel.

64 The whole Congregation together was forty and two thousand, three hundred and threescore.

65 Besides their Servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and there were among them two hundred singing Men and singing Women.

68 And some of the chief of the Fathers when they came to the House of the Lord, offered freely for the House of God to set it up in this Place.

69 They gave aster their Ability unto the Treasure of the Work.

CHAP. III.

1 The Altar is fit up. 4 Offerings frequented. 7 Workmen prepared. The Foundation of the Temple laid in great Joy and Mourning.

Ver. 8 T N the second Year of their coming unto the House J. of God at Jerusalem, in the second Month, Zerubbabel and Jeshua, appointed the Levites, from twenty Years old, to set forward the Work of the House of the Lord.

10 And when the Builders laid the Foundation of the Temple of the Lord, they set the Priests in their Apparel with Trumpeters, and the Levites the Sons of Asaph, with Cymbals to praise the Lord, aster the Ordinance of DaVid King of Israel.

11 And they Sung together by Course, in Praising and giving Thanks unto the Lord, because he is Good, for his h Mercy endureth for » rstL exvi. IO 0 give Thanki

EVER towards Israel, and all onto the Lord, sot he is good, foe

the People shouted with a ■« Merer enAutik foi em.

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