King Cyrus

Isaiah 44:28. “That saith of Cyrus, He is My shepherd, and shall perform all My pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built: and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.”

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This is The Cyrus Cylinder. You can read about it here.

This is the first mention of Cyrus in scripture. He was named by God over 150 years before he was born, or about 200 years before he made the decree to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple.

Cyrus would be used by God to be a shepherd of God’s people; to perform God’s pleasure in liberating the Jews; to decree the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the temple; and to subdue nations.

The next chapter, 45, will tell us a lot more about Cyrus and his deeds

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