New International Reader's Version

Ezra 1:1-11

Cyrus Helps the Jews to Return to Jerusalem

1It was the first year of the rule of Cyrus. He was king of Persia. The Lord inspired him to send a message all through his kingdom. It happened so that what the Lord had spoken through Jeremiah would come true. The message was written down. It said,

2“Cyrus, the king of Persia, says,

“ ‘The Lord is the God of heaven. He has given me all the kingdoms on earth. He has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. 3Any of his people among you may go up to Jerusalem and build the Lord’s temple. He is the God of Israel. He is the God who is in Jerusalem. And may their God be with them. 4The people still left alive in every place must bring gifts to the people going. They must provide silver and gold to the people going up to Jerusalem. The people must bring goods and livestock. They should also bring any offerings they choose to. All those gifts will be for God’s temple in Jerusalem.’ ”

5Then everyone God had inspired prepared to go. They wanted to go up to Jerusalem and build the Lord’s temple there. They included the family leaders of Judah and Benjamin. They also included the priests and Levites. 6All their neighbors helped them. They gave them silver and gold objects. They gave them goods and livestock. And they gave them gifts of great value. All those things were added to the other offerings the people chose to give.

7King Cyrus also brought out the objects that belonged to the Lord’s temple. Nebuchadnezzar had carried them off from Jerusalem. He had put them in the temple of his own god. 8Cyrus, the king of Persia, told Mithredath to bring them out. Mithredath was in charge of the temple treasures. He counted those objects. Then he gave them to Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.

9Here is a list of the objects.

There were 30 gold dishes.

There were 1,000 silver dishes.

There were 29 silver pans.

10There were 30 gold bowls.

There were 410 matching silver bowls.

There were 1,000 other objects.

11The total number of gold and silver objects was 5,400.

Sheshbazzar brought all of these back with him to Jerusalem. So Sheshbazzar and the Jews who had been forced to leave Judah came up from Babylon to Jerusalem.

Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Ezra 1:1-11

Pinabalik ni Haring Cyrus ang mga Judio sa Kanilang Lupain

(2 Cro. 36:22-23)

1Noong unang taon ng paghahari ni Cyrus sa Persia, tinupad ng Panginoon ang kanyang sinabi sa pamamagitan ni Jeremias.1:1 tinupad … Jeremias: para mangyari na mapalaya ang mga Israelita sa pagkabihag sa Babilonia paglipas ng 70 taon (Tingnan sa Jer. 25:11 at 29:10). Hinipo niya ang puso ni Cyrus para gumawa ng isang pahayag. Isinulat ito at ipinadala sa buo niyang kaharian.

2“Ito ang mensahe ni Haring Cyrus ng Persia:

“Ibinigay sa akin ng Panginoon, ang Dios ng kalangitan, ang lahat ng kaharian dito sa mundo, at ipinagkatiwala niya sa akin ang pagpapatayo ng templo para sa kanya roon sa Jerusalem na sakop ng Juda. 3Kayong lahat na mamamayan ng Dios, bumalik na kayo sa Jerusalem at muli ninyong ipatayo roon ang templo ng Panginoon, ang Dios ng Israel, na nakatira sa lungsod na iyon. At samahan niya sana kayo. 4Ang mga natitirang tao sa mga lugar na tinitirhan nʼyong mga Israelita ay dapat tumulong sa inyong paglalakbay. Magbibigay sila ng mga pilak at ginto, mga kakailanganing bagay, mga hayop, at pagtulong na kusang-loob para sa templo ng Dios sa Jerusalem.”

5May mga Israelitang hinipo ng Panginoon para bumalik sa Jerusalem. Kaya naghanda silang pumunta roon para ipatayo ang templo ng Panginoon. Kasama sa kanila ang mga pinuno ng mga pamilyang mula sa mga lahi ni Juda at ni Benjamin, pati ang mga pari, at ang mga Levita. 6Ang ibang mga tao ay tumulong sa kanila sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng mga gamit na gawa sa pilak at ginto, mga kakailanganing bagay, mga hayop, iba pang mga mamahaling bagay, at pagtulong na kusang-loob para sa templo.

7Ibinalik din sa kanila ni Haring Cyrus ang mga gamit sa templo ng Panginoon na kinuha ni Haring Nebucadnezar sa Jerusalem at dinala sa templo ng mga dios-diosan niya. 8Ipinagkatiwala ito ni Haring Cyrus kay Mitredat na ingat-yaman ng kaharian niya. Binilang ito ni Mitredat at ibinigay ang listahan kay Sheshbazar, ang gobernador ng Juda. 9-10Ito ang bilang ng mga gamit:

mga gintong bandehado 30mga pilak na bandehado 1,000mga kutsilyo 29mga gintong mangkok 30mga pilak na mangkok 410iba pang mga gamit 1,000

11Sa kabuuan, may mga 5,400 gamit na ginto at pilak. Dinala lahat ito ni Sheshbazar nang bumalik siya sa Jerusalem mula sa Babilonia kasama ng ibang mga bihag.