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,
God inspired King Cyrus of Persia to make a proclamation of his word by the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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;
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.