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
Yuda Nnommum No San Ba Yerusalem
1Persiahene Kores afe a edi kan no mu no, Awurade kaa Kores koma ma ɔkyerɛw saa dawubɔ nsɛm yi de kɔɔ ahemman no nyinaa mu, maa Yeremia nkɔmhyɛ no baa mu.
2Sɛnea Persiahene Kores1.2 Na Kores Ahemman no trɛw fi India kosi Misraim, ɛtoaa so fi Po Kɔkɔɔ a ɛwɔ Persia Po no mu kosi Etiopia. ka ni:
Awurade, ɔsoro Nyankopɔn de ahemman a ɛwɔ asase so nyinaa ahyɛ me nsa. Wayi me sɛ minsi asɔredan mma no wɔ Yerusalem wɔ Yuda asase so. 3Mo a moyɛ ne nkurɔfo nyinaa, monsan nkɔ Yerusalem wɔ Yuda, nsan nkosi saa Awurade, Israel Nyankopɔn, a ɔte Yerusalem no asɔredan. Na mo Nyankopɔn bɛka mo ho. 4Wɔn a wɔtete baabiara a Yudafo nkae no wɔ no, ɛsɛ sɛ wɔma Yudafo no dwetɛ ne sikakɔkɔɔ, akwantu nneɛma, nyɛmmoa ne koma pa mu afɔrebɔde a wɔde ma Onyankopɔn asɔredan a ɛwɔ Yerusalem no, de boa wɔn akwantu no.
5Na Onyankopɔn kaa Lewifo, Yuda ne Benyamin mmusuakuw ntuanofo no koma sɛ, wɔnsan mmra Yerusalem mmesiesie Awurade asɔredan no. 6Na wɔn afipamfo boa maa wɔn dwetɛ ne sikakɔkɔɔ ne nyɛmmoa, ma wɔde tuu kwan no. Wɔmaa wɔn akyɛde pa bebree de kaa nea efi wɔn ankasa koma mu no ho.
7Ɔhene Kores no ankasa de aboɔdenne a ɔhene Nebukadnessar tase fii Awurade asɔredan mu wɔ Yerusalem de koguu ɔno ankasa anyame asɔredan mu no bae. 8Kores hyɛɛ Persia ɔsannaani Mitredat sɛ ɔnkenkan saa nneɛma no nyinaa, na ɔmfa nhyɛ wɔn a wotwaa wɔn asu a wɔresan aba Yuda no panyin Sesbasar nsa.
9Eyinom ne nneɛma a Kores de bɛkyɛe:
11Ne nyinaa mu no, sikakɔkɔɔ ne dwetɛ nneɛma a wɔde maa Sesbasar sɛ ɔmfa nkɔ Yerusalem bere a wɔn a wotwaa wɔn asu fi Babilonia baa hɔ no dodow yɛ sikakɔkɔɔ ne dwetɛ mpem anum ne ahannan (5,400).