1. Key themes

Key themes for Ezra 1:1–11

Ezra 1:1–11 (ESV)

1 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing:

  • The Lord is in complete control of history (he is sovereign).

  • The Lord keeps his promises (he is faithful).

  • The Lord works to rescue his people so that they will worship him.