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.
Kirusi ran àwọn tí a kó nígbèkùn lọ́wọ́ láti padà
11.1-3: Es 5.13; 6.3; 2Ki 36.22,23.Ní ọdún kìn-ín-ní Kirusi, ọba Persia, kí a lè mú ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa tí Jeremiah sọ ṣẹ, Olúwa ru ọkàn Kirusi ọba Persia sókè láti ṣe ìkéde jákèjádò gbogbo agbègbè ìjọba rẹ̀, kí ó sì ṣe àkọsílẹ̀ rẹ̀ pé:
2“Èyí ni ohun tí Kirusi ọba Persia wí pé:
“ ‘Olúwa, Ọlọ́run ọ̀run, ti fún mi ní gbogbo ìjọba ayé. Ó sì ti yàn mí láti kọ́ tẹmpili Olúwa fún un ní Jerusalẹmu tí ó wà ní Juda. 3Ẹnikẹ́ni nínú àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ láàrín yín—kí Ọlọ́run rẹ̀ wà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀, kí ó sì gòkè lọ sí Jerusalẹmu tí ó wà ní Juda, láti kọ́ tẹmpili Olúwa Ọlọ́run Israẹli, Ọlọ́run tí ó wà ní Jerusalẹmu. 4Kí àwọn ènìyàn ní ibikíbi tí ẹni náà bá ń gbé kí ó fi fàdákà àti wúrà pẹ̀lú ohun tí ó dára àti ẹran ọ̀sìn, pẹ̀lú ọrẹ àtinúwá ràn án lọ́wọ́ fún tẹmpili Ọlọ́run ní Jerusalẹmu.’ ”
5Nígbà náà àwọn olórí ìdílé Juda àti Benjamini àti àwọn àlùfáà àti àwọn ará Lefi—olúkúlùkù ẹni tí Ọlọ́run ti fọwọ́ tọ́ ọkàn rẹ̀—múra láti gòkè lọ láti kọ ilé Olúwa ní Jerusalẹmu. 6Gbogbo àwọn aládùúgbò wọn ràn wọ́n lọ́wọ́ pẹ̀lú ohun èlò ti fàdákà àti wúrà, pẹ̀lú onírúurú ohun ìní àti ẹran ọ̀sìn àti pẹ̀lú àwọn ẹ̀bùn iyebíye, ní àfikún si gbogbo àwọn ọrẹ àtinúwá.
7Ní àfikún, ọba Kirusi mú àwọn ohun èlò tí ó jẹ́ ti ilé Olúwa jáde wá, tí Nebukadnessari ti kó lọ láti Jerusalẹmu tí ó sì ti kó sí ilé òrìṣà rẹ̀. 8Kirusi ọba Persia pàṣẹ fún Mitredati olùṣọ́ ilé ìṣúra láti kó wọn jáde, ó sì kà wọ́n fún Ṣeṣbassari ìjòyè Juda.
9Èyí ni iye wọn:
11Gbogbo ohun èlò wúrà àti ti fàdákà ní àpapọ̀ jẹ́ ẹgbẹ̀rún márùn-ún ó-lé-irínwó (5,400).
Ṣeṣbassari kó gbogbo àwọn nǹkan wọ̀nyí wá pẹ̀lú àwọn ìgbèkùn tí ó gòkè wá láti Babeli sí Jerusalẹmu.