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Ezra 1:1-11

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:

gold dishes30silver dishes1,000silver pans1:9 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain. 2910gold bowls30matching silver bowls410other articles1,000

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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Ezera 1:1-11

Kuulo Ayamba Abawaŋŋanguse okuddayo

11:1 a Yer 25:11-12; 29:10-14 b 2By 36:22, 23Awo mu mwaka ogw’olubereberye ogw’obufuzi bwa Kuulo kabaka wa Buperusi, ekigambo Mukama kye yayogerera mu Yeremiya ne kituukirira, Mukama n’akoma ku mutima gwa Kuulo kabaka w’e Buperusi okulangirira mu bwakabaka bwe bwonna, n’okukiteeka mu buwandiike nti,

21:2 a Is 44:28; 45:13 b Ezr 5:13“Bw’ati bw’ayogera Kuulo1:2 Kuulo Obwakabaka bwa Kuulo bwavanga mu Buyindi ne butuuka ku Misiri, n’okuva ku Nnyanja Emyufu mu guyanja gw’e Buperusi okutuuka mu Esiyopya. kabaka w’e Buperusi nti,

“ ‘Obwakabaka bwonna obw’omu nsi Mukama Katonda w’eggulu abumpadde, era annonze okumuzimbira yeekaalu e Yerusaalemi mu Yuda. 3Omuntu yenna mu mmwe abantu be, Katonda we abeere naye, agende e Yerusaalemi mu Yuda addaabirize yeekaalu ya Mukama, Katonda wa Isirayiri, Katonda ali mu Yerusaalemi. 41:4 a Is 10:20-22 b Kbl 15:3; Zab 50:14; 54:6; 116:17 c Ezr 4:3; 5:13; 6:3, 14Na buli Muyisirayiri eyasigalawo gy’ali, abantu abo baabeeramu, banaamuwa ffeeza ne zaabu, n’ebintu n’ebisolo ebirundibwa, obutasaako ebiweebwayo bye bawaayo ku bwabwe ebya yeekaalu ya Katonda eri mu Yerusaalemi.’ ”

51:5 a Ezr 4:1; Nek 11:4 b nny 1; Kuv 35:20-22; 2By 36:22; Kag 1:14; Baf 2:13 c Zab 127:1Awo abakulu b’ennyumba za Yuda ne Benyamini, ne bakabona, n’Abaleevi, na buli muntu Katonda gwe yakubiriza, ne beeteekateeka okwambuka okugenda okuddaabiriza yeekaalu ya Mukama eri mu Yerusaalemi1:5 Olugendo lwali wakati wa kilomita 900 ne kilomita 1,000, nga lwa myezi ebiri oba esatu. 6Baliraanwa baabwe bonna ne babawa ebintu ebya ffeeza ne zaabu, n’ebintu ebirala n’ebisolo ebirundibwa, n’ebirabo eby’omuwendo omungi, okwo nga kwe kuli ebiweebwayo bye baawaayo nga beeyagalidde. 71:7 2Bk 24:13; 2By 36:7, 10; Ezr 5:14; 6:5Ebintu ebyali mu yeekaalu ya Mukama, Nebukadduneeza bye yanyaga mu Yerusaalemi n’abiteeka mu ssabo lya bakatonda be, Kabaka Kuulo, n’abiggyayo. 81:8 Ezr 5:14Kuulo kabaka w’e Buperusi n’abikwasa Misuledasi omuwanika, eyabikwasa Sesubazzali omulangira wa Yuda.

9Guno gwe gwali omuwendo gwabyo:

Esowaani eza zaabu amakumi asatu 30,Esowaani eza ffeeza lukumi 1,000,Ebiso ebya ffeeza amakumi abiri mu mwenda 29,10Ebibya ebya zaabu amakumi asatu 30,n’ebibya ebya ffeeza ebigenderako ebikumi bina mu kumi 410,n’ebintu ebirala lukumi 1,000.

11Byonna awamu ebintu ebya zaabu ne ffeeza byali enkumi ttaano mu ebikumi bina (5,400).

Sesubazzali n’agenda nabyo byonna e Yerusaalemi okuva e Babulooni mu buwaŋŋanguse.