The Message

Ezra 1

Cyrus King of Persia: “Build The Temple of God!”

11-4 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia—this fulfilled the Message of God preached by Jeremiah—God prodded Cyrus king of Persia to make an official announcement throughout his kingdom. He wrote it out as follows:

From Cyrus king of Persia, a Proclamation: God, the God of the heavens, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has also assigned me to build him a Temple of worship in Jerusalem, Judah. Who among you belongs to his people? God be with you! Go to Jerusalem which is in Judah and build The Temple of God, the God of Israel, Jerusalem’s God. Those who stay behind, wherever they happen to live, will support them with silver, gold, tools, and pack animals, along with Freewill-Offerings for The Temple of God in Jerusalem.

5-6 The heads of the families of Judah and Benjamin, along with the priests and Levites—everyone, in fact, God prodded—set out to build The Temple of God in Jerusalem. Their neighbors rallied behind them enthusiastically with silver, gold, tools, pack animals, expensive gifts, and, over and above these, Freewill-Offerings.

7-10 Also, King Cyrus turned over to them all the vessels and utensils from The Temple of God that Nebuchadnezzar had hauled from Jerusalem and put in the temple of his gods. Cyrus king of Persia put Mithredath the treasurer in charge of the transfer; he provided a full inventory for Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah, including the following:

30 gold dishes

1,000 silver dishes

29 silver pans

30 gold bowls

410 duplicate silver bowls

1,000 miscellaneous items.

11 All told, there were 5,400 gold and silver articles that Sheshbazzar took with him when he brought the exiles back from Babylon to Jerusalem.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Ezera 1

Kuulo Ayamba Abawaŋŋanguse okuddayo

1Awo mu mwaka ogw’olubereberye ogw’obufuzi bwa Kuulo kabaka wa Buperusi, ekigambo Mukama kye yayogerera mu Yeremiya ne kituukirira, Mukama n’akoma ku mutima gwa Kuulo kabaka w’e Buperusi okulangirira mu bwakabaka bwe bwonna, n’okukiteeka mu buwandiike nti,

“Bw’ati bw’ayogera Kuulo[a] kabaka w’e Buperusi nti,

“ ‘Obwakabaka bwonna obw’omu nsi Mukama Katonda w’eggulu abumpadde, era annonze okumuzimbira yeekaalu e Yerusaalemi mu Yuda. Omuntu yenna mu mmwe abantu be, Katonda we abeere naye, agende e Yerusaalemi mu Yuda addaabirize yeekaalu ya Mukama, Katonda wa Isirayiri, Katonda ali mu Yerusaalemi. Na buli Muyisirayiri eyasigalawo gy’ali, abantu abo baabeeramu, banaamuwa ffeeza ne zaabu, n’ebintu n’ebisolo ebirundibwa, obutasaako ebiweebwayo bye bawaayo ku bwabwe ebya yeekaalu ya Katonda eri mu Yerusaalemi.’ ”

Awo abakulu b’ennyumba za Yuda ne Benyamini, ne bakabona, n’Abaleevi, na buli muntu Katonda gwe yakubiriza, ne beeteekateeka okwambuka okugenda okuddaabiriza yeekaalu ya Mukama eri mu Yerusaalemi[b]. Baliraanwa baabwe bonna ne babawa ebintu ebya ffeeza ne zaabu, n’ebintu ebirala n’ebisolo ebirundibwa, n’ebirabo eby’omuwendo omungi, okwo nga kwe kuli ebiweebwayo bye baawaayo nga beeyagalidde. Ebintu ebyali mu yeekaalu ya Mukama, Nebukadduneeza bye yanyaga mu Yerusaalemi n’abiteeka mu ssabo lya bakatonda be, Kabaka Kuulo, n’abiggyayo. Kuulo kabaka w’e Buperusi n’abikwasa Misuledasi omuwanika, eyabikwasa Sesubazzali omulangira wa Yuda.

Guno gwe gwali omuwendo gwabyo:

Esowaani eza zaabu amakumi asatu30,
Esowaani eza ffeeza lukumi1,000,
Ebiso ebya ffeeza amakumi abiri mu mwenda29,
10 Ebibya ebya zaabu amakumi asatu30,
n’ebibya ebya ffeeza ebigenderako ebikumi bina mu kumi410,
n’ebintu ebirala lukumi1,000.

11 Byonna awamu ebintu ebya zaabu ne ffeeza byali enkumi ttaano mu ebikumi bina (5,400).

Sesubazzali n’agenda nabyo byonna e Yerusaalemi okuva e Babulooni mu buwaŋŋanguse.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2 Kuulo Obwakabaka bwa Kuulo bwavanga mu Buyindi ne butuuka ku Misiri, n’okuva ku Nnyanja Emyufu mu guyanja gw’e Buperusi okutuuka mu Esiyopya.
  2. 1:5 Olugendo lwali wakati wa kilomita 900 ne kilomita 1,000, nga lwa myezi ebiri oba esatu