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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
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
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.
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