Ezra 1
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The Proclamation of Cyrus
(2 Chronicles 36:22–23; Isaiah 45:1–25)

1In the first yeare of Cyrus kynge off Persia (that the worde of the LORDE spoken by the mouth of Ieremy might be fulfilled) the LORDE stered vp the sprete of Cyrus kynge of Persia, yt he caused it be proclamed thorow out all his empyre, yee and by wrytinge also, sayenge:

2Thus sayeth Cyrus the kynge of Persia: The LORDE God of heaue hath geuen me all the kyngdomes in the londe and hath commaunded me to buylde him an house at Ierusalem in Iuda. 3Who soeuer now amonge you is of his people, the LORDE his God be with him, and let him go vp to Ierusalem in Iuda, and buylde the house of the LORDE God of Israel. He is ye God that is at Ierusale. 4And who so euer remayneth yet in eny maner of place (where he is a straunger) let the me of his place helpe him with syluer and golde, with good and catell of a good frewill, for the house of God at Ierusalem.

5Then gat vp the pryncipall fathers of Iuda and Ben Iamin, and the prestes and Leuites, and all they whose sprete God had raysed to go vp, and to buylde the house of the LORDE at Ierusale. 6And all they that were aboute them, strengthed their hande with vessels of syluer and golde, with good and catell, and Iewels, besydes that which they gane of their awne frewill.

Cyrus Restores the Holy Vessels

7And kynge Cyrus brought forth the vessels of the LORDES house, which Nabuchodonosor had take out of Ierusalem, and put in his gods house. 8But Cyrus ye kynge of Persia brought the forth by Mithredath the treasurer, and nombred the vnto Sesbazar the prynce of Iuda. 9And this is the nombre of them: thirtye basens of golde, and a thousande basens of syluer, and nyne and twentye knyues, 10thirtye cuppes of golde, and of other syluer cuppes foure hundreth and ten, and of other vessels a thousande. 11So that all the vessels both of golde and syluer, were fyue thousande and foure hundreth. Sesbazar broughte them all vp, with them that came vp out of the captiuyte off Babilon vnto Ierusalem.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

2 Chronicles 36
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