So when Zorobabel had left off his discourse about truth, and the
multitude had cried out aloud that he had spoken the most wisely, and that
it was truth alone that had immutable strength, and such as never would
wax old, the king commanded that he should ask for somewhat over and above
what he had promised, for that he would give it him because of his wisdom,
and that prudence wherein he exceeded the rest; "and thou shalt sit
with me," said the king, "and shalt be called my cousin."
When he had said this, Zorobabel put him in mind of the vow he had made
in case he should ever have the kingdom. Now this vow was, "to rebuild
Jerusalem, and to build therein the temple of God; as also to restore the
vessels which Nebuchadnezzar had pillaged, and carried to Babylon. And
this," said he, "is that request which thou now permittest me
to make, on account that I have been judged to be wise and understanding."