Japanese Contemporary Bible

エズラ記 1:1-11

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クロス王の布告

1ペルシヤ王クロスの治世の元年に、主はエレミヤの預言を実現するために、クロス王の心を動かし、彼によって帝国中に公文書をもって次のようなおふれを出させました。

2「ペルシヤ王クロスはここに布告する。広大な領土を私にお与えくださった天の神は、今、私にユダのエルサレムに神殿を建てよとお告げになった。 3わが帝国にいるユダヤ人は直ちにエルサレムへ帰り、イスラエルとエルサレムの神、主の神殿を建てるがよい。あなたがたの上に主の祝福があるように。 4帰還しない者は帰還する者の費用を負担し、衣服、旅費、旅じたくの費用を援助するようにせよ。そして、神殿建築のためにも、進んでささげ物をささげよ。」

5こうして、ユダ族とベニヤミン族の指導者たち、祭司やレビ人たちは、神に心を駆り立てられ、神殿の再建を目指して、すぐにエルサレムへの帰途につきました。 6ペルシヤに残ることにした人々はみな、帰る者への援助を惜しまず、彼らに神殿へのささげ物を託しました。

7クロス王自身も、ネブカデネザルがエルサレムの神殿から持って来て自国の神殿に納めていた金の鉢や高価な祭具類を寄贈しました。 8彼は宝物係ミテレダテにそれらを確認させたのち、引き揚げ団の指導者シェシュバツァル(ゼルバベル)の手に渡しました。

9-10その目録は次のとおりです。金の皿三十枚、銀の皿千枚、香炉二十九点、金の鉢三十個、種々のデザインの銀の鉢四百十個、その他の用具一千点。 11それらを含め全部で五千四百点の金銀の用具が、シェシュバツァルの手でエルサレムに持ち帰られることになりました。

King James Version

Ezra 1:1-11

1Now 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, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,1.1 made…: Heb. caused a voice to pass 2Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. 4And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.1.4 help…: Heb. lift him up

5¶ Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem. 6And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered.1.6 strengthened…: that is, helped them

7¶ Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods; 8Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. 9And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives, 10Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand. 11All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.1.11 the captivity: Heb. the transportation