Cyrus Helps the Exiles to Return
1In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing:
2“This is what Cyrus king of Persia says:
“ ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and 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 in Judah and build the temple of the Lord, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem, and may their God be with them. 4And in any locality where survivors may now be living, the people are to provide them with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, and with freewill offerings for the temple of God in Jerusalem.’ ”
5Then the family heads of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and Levites—everyone whose heart God had moved—prepared to go up and build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem. 6All their neighbors assisted them with articles of silver and gold, with goods and livestock, and with valuable gifts, in addition to all the freewill offerings.
7Moreover, King Cyrus brought out the articles belonging to the temple of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem and had placed in the temple of his god.1:7 Or gods 8Cyrus king of Persia had them brought by Mithredath the treasurer, who counted them out to Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah.
9This was the inventory:
11In all, there were 5,400 articles of gold and of silver. Sheshbazzar brought all these along with the exiles when they came up from Babylon to Jerusalem.
Koresi Athandiza Ayuda Kubwerera Kwawo
1Mʼchaka choyamba cha ufumu wa Koresi mfumu ya Perisiya, pofuna kukwaniritsa zimene anayankhula kudzera mwa Yeremiya, Yehova anayika maganizo mu mtima mwa Koresi mfumu ya Perisiya kuti alengeze mʼdziko lake lonse ndi mawu apakamwa ngakhalenso ochita kulemba.
2Iye anati, “Koresi mfumu ya Perisiya ikunena kuti,
“ ‘Yehova, Mulungu wakumwamba wandipatsa maufumu onse a dziko lapansi, ndipo wandipatsa udindo woti ndimumangire Nyumba ku Yerusalemu mʼdziko la Yuda. 3Aliyense wa inu amene ali wa Yehova, Mulungu wakeyo akhale naye. Tsono aliyense wa inu apite ku Yerusalemu, mʼdziko la Yuda kuti akamange Nyumba ya Yehova, Mulungu wa Israeli. Iyeyu ndi Mulungu amene ali mu Yerusalemu. 4Ndipo kumalo kulikonse kumene otsalawo akukhala, athandizidwe ndi eni dzikolo powapatsa siliva, golide, katundu ndi ziweto ndi zopereka za ufulu zoti akapereke ku Nyumba ya Yehova imene ili ku Yerusalemu.’ ”
5Choncho atsogoleri a mabanja afuko la Yuda ndi la Benjamini komanso ansembe ndi Alevi, aliyense amene Mulungu anawutsa mtima wake, anayamba kukonzeka kupita kukamanga Nyumba ya Yehova imene ili ku Yerusalemu. 6Onse oyandikana nawo anawathandiza powapatsa ziwiya za siliva ndi zagolide, kuphatikizaponso katundu ndi ziweto, ndiponso mphatso zamtengo wapatali, kuwonjezera pa zopereka zaufulu zija. 7Nayenso mfumu Koresi anatulutsa ziwiya za mʼNyumba ya Yehova zimene Nebukadinezara anazitenga kuzichotsa ku Yerusalemu ndi kuziyika mʼnyumba ya milungu yake. 8Koresi, mfumu ya ku Perisiya inatulutsa ziwiyazi ndi kuzipereka kwa Miteridati, msungichuma amene anaziwerenga pamaso pa Sesibazara nduna yayikulu ya dziko la Yuda.
9Chiwerengerochi chinali motere:
11Ziwiya zonse zagolide ndi siliva pamodzi zinalipo 5,400. Zonsezi ndi zimene Sezi-Bazara anabwera nazo pamene otengedwa ukapolo aja ankabwerera ku Yerusalemu kuchokera ku Babuloni.