Yuda Nnommumfoɔ Sane Ba Yerusalem
1Na Persiahene Kores afe a ɛdi ɛkan no mu no, Awurade kaa Kores akoma maa ɔtwerɛɛ saa dawurobɔ nsɛm yi de kɔɔ ahemman yi nyinaa mu, maa Yeremia nkɔmhyɛ no baa mu.
2Sɛdeɛ Persiahene Kores1.2 Na Kores Ahemman no trɛ firi India kɔsi Misraim, ɛtoaa so firi hɔ Ɛpo Kɔkɔɔ a ɛwɔ Persia Po no mu kɔsi Etiopia. ka nie:
Awurade, ɔsoro Onyankopɔn de ahemman a ɛwɔ asase so nyinaa ahyɛ me nsa. Wayi me sɛ, mensi asɔredan mma no wɔ Yerusalem wɔ Yuda asase so. 3Mo a moyɛ ne nkurɔfoɔ nyinaa, monsane nkɔ Yerusalem wɔ Yuda, nsane nkɔsi saa Awurade, Israel Onyankopɔn, a ɔte Yerusalem no asɔredan. Na mo Onyankopɔn bɛka mo ho. 4Wɔn a wɔtete baabiara a Yudafoɔ nkaeɛfoɔ no wɔ no, ɛsɛ sɛ wɔma Yudafoɔ no dwetɛ ne sikakɔkɔɔ, akwantuo nneɛma, nyɛmmoa ne akoma pa mu afɔrebɔdeɛ a wɔde ma Onyankopɔn asɔredan a ɛwɔ Yerusalem no, de boa wɔn akwantuo no.
5Na Onyankopɔn kaa Lewifoɔ, Yuda ne Benyamin mmusuakuo ntuanofoɔ akoma sɛ, wɔnsane mmra Yerusalem mmɛsiesie Awurade asɔredan no. 6Na wɔn afipamfoɔ boa maa wɔn dwetɛ ne sikakɔkɔɔ atam ne nyɛmmoa, ma wɔde tuu kwan no. Wɔmaa wɔn akyɛdeɛ pa bebree de kaa deɛ ɛfiri wɔn ankasa akoma mu no ho.
7Ɔhene Kores no ankasa de aboɔdenneɛ a ɔhene Nebukadnessar tase firii Awurade asɔredan mu wɔ Yerusalem de kɔguu ɔno ankasa anyame asɔredan mu no baeɛ. 8Kores hyɛɛ Persia ɔsannaani Mitredat sɛ ɔnkenkan saa nneɛma no nyinaa, na ɔmfa nhyɛ wɔn a wɔtwaa wɔn asuo a wɔresane aba Yuda no panin Sesbasar nsa.
9Yeinom ne nneɛma a Kores de bɛkyɛeɛ:
11Ne nyinaa mu no, sikakɔkɔɔ ne dwetɛ nneɛma a wɔde maa Sesbasar sɛ ɔmfa nkɔ Yerusalem wɔ ɛberɛ a wɔn a wɔtwaa wɔn asuo firi Babilonia baa hɔ no dodoɔ yɛ sikakɔkɔɔ ne dwetɛ mpem enum ne ahanan (5,400).
1Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,1.1 made…: Heb. caused a voice to pass 2Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. 4And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.1.4 help…: Heb. lift him up
5¶ Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem. 6And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered.1.6 strengthened…: that is, helped them
7¶ Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods; 8Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. 9And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives, 10Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand. 11All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.1.11 the captivity: Heb. the transportation