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
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.
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.
5Then 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
7Also 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,
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.