Rebuilding God's Temple
Ezra 1 (NIV)
The Babylonians, who had taken the Israelites captive, were now
defeated by the Persians and a new Persian King named Cyrus ruled over the
Israelites. In the first year of his reign he made an important proclamation that
made the Jewish people very happy. Cyrus told the Israelites that they could go back to
Jerusalem to live and rebuild the temple to the LORD.
Over 42,000 Israelites made the trip to returned to Jerusalem.
Lead the Israelites from Babylon back to Jerusalem in the maze puzzle below.
years and two months after they returned to Jerusalem they laid the foundation for the new
temple. They were very happy and had a great celebration. Some shouted with joy and
others wept with joy that God had brought them back to Jerusalem and the temple of the
LORD would be rebuilt.
3:11 and fill in the blanks to the song that they sang to the LORD in thanksgiving.
" He is _ _ _ _ :
his _ _ _ _ to _ _ _ _ _ _
endures _ _ _ _ _ _ _."
copyright 1998 Sharon Whittaker