Ezra 1


Cyrus Prepares for the House of The LORD

And in the [2year 1first] of Cyrus king of the Persians, to initiate the word of the  lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, the  lord awakened the spirit of Cyrus king of the Persians. And he exhorted by a report in all his kingdom, and indeed in writing, saying, Thus said Cyrus the king of the Persians, All the kingdoms of the earth [4gave 5to me 1the  lord 2God 3of heaven]. And he looked upon me to build to him a house in Jerusalem, the one in Judea. Who is there among you of all his people, and [2will be 1his God] with him? Then let him ascend unto Jerusalem in Judea! And let him build the house of the God of Israel! He is the God in Jerusalem. And every Jew being left from all the places of which he sojourned there, [3shall take up 4for him 1the men 2of his place] silver and gold, and with belongings, and cattle, with the voluntary offering for the house of God, the one in Jerusalem. And rose up the rulers of the families of Judah, and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites -- all which God awakened their spirit to ascend to build the house of the  lord, the one in Jerusalem. And all the ones round about them strengthened their hands with items of silver, with gold, and with belongings, and with cattle, and with gifts, besides the ones with voluntary offerings. And king Cyrus brought forth the items of the house of the  lord which Nebuchadnezzar took from Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his god. And [5brought them out 1Cyrus 2the 3king 4of the Persians] by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and he counted them out to Sheshbazzar the ruler of Judah. And this is their number -- wine-coolers of gold -- thirty, and wine-coolers of silver -- a thousand, knives for altering -- nine and twenty, basins of gold -- thirty, 10 and [2items made of silver 1double] -- four hundred and ten, and [2items 1other] -- a thousand. 11 All the items of gold and of silver -- five thousand four hundred. The whole amount Sheshbazzar led up with [3ascending 1the 2resettlement] out of Babylon into Jerusalem.
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