New American Standard Bible

Ezra 1

Cyrus’s Proclamation

1Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying:

“Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His people, may his God be with him! Let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah and rebuild the house of the Lord, the God of Israel; He is the God who is in Jerusalem. Every survivor, at whatever place he may [a]live, let the men of [b]that place support him with silver and gold, with goods and cattle, together with a freewill offering for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.’”

Holy Vessels Restored

Then the heads of fathers’ households of Judah and Benjamin and the priests and the Levites arose, even everyone whose spirit God had stirred to go up and rebuild the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem. All those about them [c]encouraged them with articles of silver, with gold, with goods, with cattle and with valuables, aside from all that was given as a freewill offering. Also King Cyrus brought out the articles of the house of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem and put in the house of his gods; and Cyrus, king of Persia, had them brought out by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and he counted them out to Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. Now this was their number: 30 gold dishes, 1,000 silver dishes, 29 [d]duplicates; 10 30 gold bowls, 410 silver bowls of a second kind and 1,000 other articles. 11 All the articles of gold and silver numbered 5,400. Sheshbazzar brought them all up with the exiles who went up from Babylon to Jerusalem.

Notas al pie

  1. Ezra 1:4 Or reside as an alien
  2. Ezra 1:4 Lit his
  3. Ezra 1:6 Lit strengthened their hands
  4. Ezra 1:9 Heb obscure; other possible meanings are knives, censers

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Ezra 1

Kyros sender judæerne hjem for at genopbygge templet

1I det første år Kyros[a] var konge i Persien, opfyldte Herren det løfte, han havde givet sit folk gennem profeten Jeremias. Han talte til Kyros, som derefter udsendte en skriftlig meddelelse, der skulle læses op i hele hans rige:

Kyros, konge af Persien, bekendtgør herved, at Himlens Gud, som har givet mig herredømmet over alle jordens riger, nu har pålagt mig at bygge ham et tempel i Jerusalem i Judas land. De af jer, der hører til Herrens folk, kan nu frit vende tilbage til Jerusalem og genopbygge Herrens tempel, for han er Israels Gud, og han bør tilbedes i Jerusalem. Må jeres Gud være med jer. De, som bor i nærheden af nogle af de tilbageværende fra dette folk, skal hjælpe dem på vej ved at give dem sølv og guld, forsyninger til rejsen og husdyr såvel som offergaver til Herrens tempel i Jerusalem.

Og Gud vakte en hjemlængsel hos lederne for Judas og Benjamins stammer og hos præsterne og levitterne, så mange gjorde sig parat til at vende tilbage til Jerusalem for at genopbygge templet. Deres naboer hjalp dem med sølv, guld, forsyninger og husdyr, og de gav dem gaver med til templet.

Kong Kyros befalede desuden sin skatmester Mitredat at hente alle de kostbarheder, som kong Nebukadnezar i sin tid havde taget fra templet i Jerusalem og placeret i sit eget gudetempel. Mitredat skulle så overgive det hele til Sheshbatzar, der var leder for Judas folk. Det drejede sig om 30 guldbakker, 1000 sølvbakker, 29 offerknive, 10 30 guldskåle, 410 mindre sølvskåle samt 1000 diverse redskaber. 11 I alt fik Sheshbatzar overdraget 5400 ting af guld og sølv, som han skulle tage med sig fra Babylon til Jerusalem.

Notas al pie

  1. 1,1 Kyros var konge over Persien 559-530 f.Kr.