King James VersionEzra1


1 Now 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, 2 Thus 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. 3 Who 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. 4 And 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. 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. 6 And 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. 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; 8 Even those did Cyrus king of Per­sia bring forth by the hand of Mithre­dath the trea­sur­er, and num­bered them unto Shesh­baz­zar, the prince of Ju­dah. 9 And this is the num­ber of them: thir­ty charg­ers of gold, a thou­sand charg­ers of sil­ver, nine and twen­ty knives, 10 Thir­ty ba­sons of gold, sil­ver ba­sons of a sec­ond sort four hun­dred and ten, and oth­er ves­sels a thou­sand. 11 All 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.