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
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.