Cyrus helps the exiles to return
1In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfil 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 neighbours 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.
Kurusu Gũteithia arĩa Maatahĩtwo Gũcooka
11:1 Jer 25:11-12; Zek 1:12-16Na rĩrĩ, mwaka-inĩ wa mbere wa Kurusu mũthamaki wa Perisia, nĩguo kiugo kĩa Jehova kĩrĩa kĩarĩtio nĩ Jeremia kĩhiinge-rĩ, Jehova akĩarahũra ngoro ya Kurusu mũthamaki wa Perisia aanĩrĩrithie kũrĩa guothe aathamakaga, na andĩke atĩrĩ:
21:2 Isa 44:28; Hag 1:2“Kurusu, mũthamaki wa Perisia ekuuga ũũ:
“ ‘Jehova, Ngai wa igũrũ, nĩaheete mothamaki mothe ma thĩ,1:2 Wathani wa Mũthamaki Kurusu watambũrũkĩte kuuma India nginya Misiri. na nĩanyamũrĩte ndĩmwakĩre hekarũ kũu Jerusalemu bũrũri wa Juda. 3Mũndũ wake o na ũrĩkũ ũrĩ thĩinĩ wanyu, Ngai wake aroikara hamwe nake, nĩambate athiĩ Jerusalemu kũu Juda, na aake hekarũ ya Jehova, Ngai wa Isiraeli, o we Ngai ũcio ũrĩ kũu Jerusalemu. 41:4 Thaam 3:22; Ndar 15:3; Kũg 21:24Na rĩrĩ, andũ a kũndũ o guothe kũrĩa matigari mangĩkorwo marĩ, nĩ mamũhe betha na thahabu, na indo na mahiũ, na mĩhothi ya kwĩyendera nĩ ũndũ wa hekarũ ya Ngai ĩrĩa ĩrĩ kũu Jerusalemu.’ ”
51:5 Ezar 4:1; Afil 2:13Hĩndĩ ĩyo atongoria a nyũmba ya Juda na ya Benjamini, na athĩnjĩri-Ngai na Alawii, arĩa othe Ngai aarahũrire ngoro ciao, makĩĩhaarĩria gũthiĩ magaake nyũmba ya Jehova kũu Jerusalemu.1:5 Rũgendo rwa gũthiĩ Jerusalemu na ngamĩĩra rwarĩ rwa mĩeri ta ĩĩrĩ kana ĩtatũ, na rwarĩ rwa kilomita 900 nginya 1,000. 6Andũ othe a matũũra mao makĩmateithĩrĩria na indo cia betha na cia thahabu, na indo ingĩ na mahiũ, na iheo cia goro, makĩria ya mĩhothi ĩrĩa yarutĩtwo ya kwĩyendera. 71:7 2Ath 24:13; Ezar 5:14Ningĩ Mũthamaki Kurusu akĩruta indo iria ciarĩ cia hekarũ ya Jehova, iria ciatahĩtwo nĩ Nebukadinezaru kuuma Jerusalemu ikaigwo thĩinĩ wa hekarũ ya ngai yake. 81:8 1Maũ 3:18Kurusu mũthamaki wa Perisia nĩatũmire Mithiredathu ũrĩa mũigi wa kĩgĩĩna arehe indo icio, agĩcitarĩra Sheshibazaru mũnene wa Juda.
9Indo icio ciatariĩ ta ũũ:
thaani nene cia thahabu ciarĩ 30
thaani nene cia betha ciarĩ 1,000
ngĩo cia betha ciarĩ 29
10mbakũri cia thahabu ciarĩ 30
mbakũri ihaanaine cia betha ciarĩ 410
na indo ingĩ ciarĩ 1,000.
11Indo icio ciothe cia thahabu na betha ciarĩ 5,400. Sheshibazaru akĩrehe indo icio ciothe hĩndĩ ĩrĩa andũ arĩa maatahĩtwo maacookaga Jerusalemu kuuma Babuloni.