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CHAPTER I.-II. VERSES 1, 6. 1. AND in the first year of Cyrus / the house of the Lord, which Nabuchocalcommonly king of the Persians, that donosor had brought from Jerusalem, Book of Ezra. the word of the Lord by the and put in the house of his god. 8 And mouth of Jeremias might be fulfilled, the Cyrus king of the Persians brought Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king them out by the hand of Mithradates of the Persians, and he issued a pro- the treasurer, and he numclamation through all his kingdom, and bered them to Sasabasar, that in writing, saying, 2 Thus said Cyrus the chief man of Juda. And this is king of the Persians, The Lord God their number: thirty gold basons, and of heaven has given me all the king- a thousand silver basons, nine and doms of the earth, and he has given twenty • changes, thirty + Heb. knives, me a charge to build him a house in golden goblets. 10 And four see Heb. Jerusalem that is in Judea. 3 Who hundred and ten double silver vessels, is there among you of all his people? and a thousand other vessels. for his God shall be with him, and he the gold and silver vessels were five shall go up to Jerusalem that is in thousand four hundred, even all that Judea, and let him build the house went up with Sasa basar from the place of the God of Israel, he is the God of transportation, from Babylon to that is in Jerusalem. And let every Jerusalem. Jew that is left go from every place where he sojourns, and the men of his 2. And these are the people of the + Gr.take him. place shall help him with land that went up, of the number of silver, and gold, and goods, and cattle, prisoners who were removed, whom together with the voluntary offering Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon carfor the house of God that is in Jeru- ried away to Babylon, and they resalem. 5 Then the chiefs of the fami- turned to Juda and Jerusalem, every lies of Juda and Benjamin arose, and man to his city; ? who came with the priests, and the Levites, all whose Zorobabel : Jesus, Neemias, Saraias, spirit the Lord stirred up to go up to Reelias, Mardochæus, Balasan, Masbuild the house of the Lord that is in phar, Baguai, Reum, Baana.
Thc Jerusalem. 6 And all that were round number of the people of Israel: the about strengthened their hands with children of Phares, two thousand one vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, hundred and seventy-two. The chiland with cattle, and with presents, be- dren of Saphatia, three hundred and sides the voluntary offerings. And seventy-two. The children of Ares, king Cyrus brought out the vessels of seven hundred and seventy-five. 6 The