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

Japanese Living Bible

エズラ記 1

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。

「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。 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。 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。」

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。 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。

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。 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。