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Ezra 1
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Cyrus Allows the Exiles to Return

1In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, the LORD fulfilled the prophecy he had given through Jeremiah. He stirred the heart of Cyrus to put this proclamation in writing and to send it throughout his kingdom.H259H8141H3566H4428H6539H1697H3068H6310H3414H3615H3068H5782H7307H3566H4428H6539H5674H6963H4438H4385H559 2"This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: "The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has appointed me to build him a Temple at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.H559H3566H4428H6539H3068H430H8064H5414H4467H776H6485H1129H1004H3389H3063 3Any of you who are his people may go to Jerusalem in Judah to rebuild this Temple of the LORD, the God of Israel, who lives in Jerusalem. And may your God be with you!H5971H430H5927H3389H3063H1129H1004H3068H430H3478H430H3389 4Wherever this Jewish remnant is found, let their neighbors contribute toward their expenses by giving them silver and gold, supplies for the journey, and livestock, as well as a voluntary offering for the Temple of God in Jerusalem."H7604H4725H1481H582H4725H5375H3701H2091H7399H929H5071H1004H430H3389 5Then God stirred the hearts of the priests and Levites and the leaders of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin to go to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple of the LORD.H6965H7218H1H3063H1144H3548H3881H7307H430H5782H5927H1129H1004H3068H3389 6And all their neighbors assisted by giving them articles of silver and gold, supplies for the journey, and livestock. They gave them many valuable gifts in addition to all the voluntary offerings.H5439H2388H3027H3627H3701H2091H7399H929H4030H5068 7King Cyrus himself brought out the articles that King Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the LORD's Temple in Jerusalem and had placed in the temple of his own gods.H3566H4428H3318H3627H1004H3068H5019H3318H3389H5414H1004H430 8Cyrus directed Mithredath, the treasurer of Persia, to count these items and present them to Sheshbazzar, the leader of the exiles returning to Judah.H3566H4428H6539H3318H3027H4990H1489H5608H8339H5387H3063 9This is a list of the items that were returned: gold basins 30, silver basins 1,000, silver incense burners 29,H4557H7970H105H2091H505H105H3701H8672H6242H4252 10gold bowls 30, silver bowls 410, other items 1,000.H7970H3713H2091H3701H3713H4932H702H3967H6235H312H3627H505 11In all, there were 5,400 articles of gold and silver. Sheshbazzar brought all of these along when the exiles went from Babylon to Jerusalem.H3627H2091H3701H2568H505H702H3967H8339H5927H1473H5927H894H3389


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