The children of Israel who had returned out of the captivity, and all who had separated themselves to them from the filthiness of the nations of the land, to seek Yahweh, the God of Israel, ate, and kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy;
because Yahweh had made them joyful, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them,
to strengthen their hands in the work of God, the God of Israel’s house.
Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes ◆ king of Persia,
the son of Seraiah ◆ , the son of Azariah ◆ ,
the son of Hilkiah ◆ ,