Christian Standard Bible
The Decree of Cyrus
1 In† the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken through Jeremiah,† the Lord roused the spirit† of King Cyrus to issue a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom and to put it in writing:
Return from Exile
5 So the family heads of Judah and Benjamin, along with the priests and Levites — everyone whose spirit God had roused† — prepared to go up and rebuild the Lord’s house in Jerusalem. 6 All their neighbors supported them†† with silver articles, gold, goods, livestock, and valuables, in addition to all that was given as a freewill offering. 7 King Cyrus also brought out the articles of the Lord’s house that Nebuchadnezzar had taken from Jerusalem and had placed in the house of his gods.† 8 King Cyrus of Persia had them brought out under the supervision of Mithredath the treasurer, who counted them out to Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah.† 9 This was the inventory:
11 The gold and silver articles totaled 5,400. Sheshbazzar brought all of them when the exiles went up from Babylon to Jerusalem.
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