God's First Truth: Tyndale/Rogers
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n the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the by the mouth of might be fulfilled the stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he throughout all his , and writing, saying Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia The God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the and hath me to build him an house at Jerusalem in Judah. among you his people God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem in Judah, and build the house of the God of Israele is the Godis Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with good, beside the for the house of God Jerusalem.
Then up the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, all the whose spirit God had raised to go up to build the house of the Jerusalem. And all they that were about them strengthened their hand with vessels of silver gold, with goods the vessels of the house of the , which had out of Jerusalem, and put in the house of his gods Cyrus king of Persia forth by the treasurer, and numbered them unto the prince of Judah. And this is the number of them: thirty of gold, a thousand of silver, nine and twenty knives, hirty of gold, silver four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand.
ll the vessels of gold and silverwere five thousand and four hundred. Babylon unto Jerusalem.
hese are the children of the that went up out of the captivity, whom the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city came with : Jesua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Relaiah, , , , , Rehum Baanah.
he number of the men of the people of Israel: The children of , two thousand an hundred seventy children of Sphatiah, three hundred seventy The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy . The children of the children of Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve. The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred and four. The children of , nine hundred and five. The children of , seven hundred and threescore The children of Bani, six hundred and two. The children of Bebai, six hundred and three. The children of Agad, a thousand two hundred and . he children of , six hundred six and six. The children of , two thousand and six. The children of Adin, four hundred and four. The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety. The children of Bezai, three hundred and three. The children of Jorah, an hundred and twelve. The children of Hasum, two hundred and three. The children of Gbar, ninety. The children of Bethlehem, an hundred and three. The men of Netopha, fifty. The men of Anathoth, an hundred and eight. The children of , forty. The children of , Cephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty. The children of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred and one. The men of Mchmas, an hundred and . The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred and three. The children of Nebo, fifty. The children of Magbis, an hundred and six. The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred and . The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty. The children of Lodadid, and Ono, seven hundred and five. The children of Jericho, three hundred and five. The children of Senaah, three thousand and six hundred and thirty.
children of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and three The children of , a thousand and two. The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred and seven The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
The Levites the children of Jeshua and , of the children of Hodaviah, seventy. The singers the children of Asaph, an hundred and eight. The children of the he children of , the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akub, the children of Hatita, the children of all an hundred and nine.
The Nethinims the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabaoth, The children of , the children of Siha, the children of Padon, The children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Aub, The children of Hagab, the children of , the children of Hanan, The children of Gdel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah, The children of Rzin, the children of , the children of , The children of Ua, the children of , the children of , The children of Asnh, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephusim,
children of , the children of Haupha, the children of Harhur, The children of , the children of , the children of Harsa, The children of , the children of Sisra, the children of Thamah, The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
The children of Solomons servants the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Pruda, The children of Jaalah, the children of Daron, the children of , The children of Sphatiah, the children of , the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Ami. All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomons servants, were three hundred
, Cherub, Addn, and: but they could not shw their fathers house, their seed, whether they were of Israel The children of Dlaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Neoda, six hundred and two. And of the children of the priestshe children of Hbaiah, the children of , the children of which took of the daughters of the , and was name: These sought , put from the priesthood. And the said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy, till there up a priest with and .
The whole congregation was forty thousand three hundred and threescore, Beside their servants and maids, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and seven and two hundred singing men and , two hundred and five, four hundred and five six thousand seven hundred and twenty. And of the chief fathers, when they came to the house of the at Jerusalem, offered the house of God it in his place gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work thousand drams, and five thousand pound of silver, and hundred priests garments. So the priests and the Levites, and of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
And when the seventh month , and the children of Israel were the cities, the people together as one man Jerusalem. stood up Jesua the son of , and his brethren the priests, and the son of and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings theron, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
And the altar upon his for them because of the and offered burnt offerings theron unto the , morning and evening. the feast of tabernacles as it is written, and offered burnt offerings , according to the custom, and of all the feasts of the that were , and
the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt unto the . But the foundation of the temple of the was not yet laid. hey gave money unto the masons and the carpenters and meat and drink and oil unto them of Zidon and of Tyre, to bring edar from Joppa, according to the of Cyrus king of Persia.
the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began the son of , and Jeshua the son of , and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem and appointed the Levites from twenty years old and , to the work of the house of the . stood with his sons and his brethren, his sons the of Judah, the workmen the house of God the of Henadad with their and their brethren the Levites.
And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the , the priests in their with trumpetsnd the Levites the of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the , after the of David king of Israel. And they sang together giving thanks unto the because he is, his mercy endureth Israel. And all the people shouted the , because the foundation of the house of the was laid. any of the priests and Levites and fathers, had seen the first house when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voicend many shouted joy that the people could not the the noise of the weeping the people: for the people shouted with a loud , the noise was heard afar off.
when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the God of Israel they came to and to the fathers, and said unto them build with you: for we seek your God as ye dond we do sacrifice unto him since the king of Assur brought us up hither. But and and the fathers of Israel them to us to build house unto our God we ourselves will build unto the God of Israel, as Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.
Then the of the land the people of Judah, and the, nd hired counsellors against them their , Cyrus king of Persia until the reign of Darius king of Persia. Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign wrote they unto him against of Judah and Jerusalem.
And in the of wrote Bislam, , Tabeel, and the of their , unto king of Persia
the of the letter was written in the , and interpreted in the . Rehum the chancellor and the scribe wrote letter against Jerusalem to the king
Rehum the chancellor, and the scribe, and the whom the great and noble brought over, and set in the cities of Samaria, and on this side the , and is the of the letter that they sent unto
servants the men on this side the , and . Be it known unto the king, that the Jews cme up from thee to us unto Jerusalem Be it known now unto the king, that if this city be builded, and the walls on this side the
sent the king an answer unto Rehum the chancellor, and to the scribe, and to the of their that dwell in Samaria, and unto beyond the Peace and . The letter which ye sent unto us hath been read before mend I commanded search and it is found that this city of old hath made insurrection against kings, and rebellion ha been therin. There have been mighty kings also Jerusalem which have over all beyond the and toll, tribute and custom was unto them. ye now commandment men, that th city be not builded, commandment. Take heed now that ye
read before Rehum and the scribe and their , they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and them and power. Then ceased the work of the house of God at Jerusalem unto the second year of Darius ing of Persia.
, prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel.
up the son of , and Jesua the son of , and began to build the house of God at Jerusalem and with them the rophets of God them. At the same time came to them , on this side the , and , and their , and said thus unto them Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up th? Then we them the names of the men that mae this building
But the eye of their God upon the lders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter
copy of the letter that on this side the , and , and , which were on this side the sent unto Darius the hey sent unto him Unto Darius the king, all peace. Be it known unto the king, that we into to the house of the great God, which is builded with stone, and laid in the walls, and th work goeth fast , and prospereth in their hands. asked the lders and said unto them Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up the walls? We asked their names also, certify thee, the names of the men that were the.
they us We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up. after our had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them the hand of the king of Babylon, the Chaldean, this house, and carried the people away Babylon.
But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylonthe same king Cyrus to build this house of God the vessels of gold and silver the house of God, which took out of the temple Jerusalem, and brought them into the temple Bablon, those did Cyrus the king take out of the temple of Babylon, and delivered unto name, whom he made nd said unto him
Take these vessels, go, them the temple Jerusalem, and let the house of God be builded in his place. Then came the same and laid the foundation of the house of God Jerusalemince that time hath it been in building, and yet it is not finished.
f it the king, let there be search made in the kings treasure house, which is at Babylon, whether it be, that the house of God at Jerusalem
there was found In the first year of Cyrusthe same Cyrus t the house of God at Jerusalem, the place where , and l the foundation be threescore cubits threescore cubits
and silver vessel of the house of God, which took out of the temple at Jerusalem, and brought unto be restored, brought unto the temple at Jerusalem
in the house of God of the Jews and thelders build this house of God in his place. what shall do to the lders of for the building of this house of God given unto these men, that they be not hindered. And they have need of lambs, for the burnt offering the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine and oil, the of the priests at Jerusalem, be given them day without hat they may offer sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life, and his from his house, and set up, be hanged and his house
destroy all kings and people, that put their hand to alter and to th house of God at Jerusalem. I Darius have
Darius the king had sent did . And the lders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of the prophet and the son of nd they builded, and , according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and the commandment of Cyrus, Darius, and king of Persia. And house the day of the month Adar, was in the sixth year of the reign of
And the children of Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the children of the captivity, dedication of this house of God with joy, nd offered at the dedication of th house of God an hundred , two hundred , four hundred and for sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israelnd set the priests in their , and the Levites in their God which is at Jerusalem as it is written in the book of Moses.
And the children of the captivity assover upon the fourteenth day of the first monthor the priests and the Levites purified all o, and killed assover for all the children of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves. And the children of Israel which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the eathen the land, to seek the God of Israel, nd the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the had made them , and turned the heart of the king of unto them, their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
fter these in the reign of ing of Persia, the son of Sraiah, the son of Aariah, the son of Hlkiah, he son of Sllum, the son of Zado, the son of Ahitb, he son of Amariah, the son of Aariah, the son of Mraioth, he son of , the son of , the son of Bki, he son of Abisua, the son of Phinehs, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest: This was a scribe in the law of Moses, which the God of Israel givend the king him all , according to the hand of the his God upon him. And there went up of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, the singers, the porters, and the Nethinims unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of . And came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, the seventh year of the king. For upon the first day of the first month he to go up from and on the first day of the fifth month came he to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God upon him. For prepared his heart to seek the law of the , and to do it, and to teach in Israel.
this is the copy of the letter that king gave unto the priest, the scribe, a the words of the and of his statutes Israel.
nto the priest a scribe the law of the God of heaven, peace and . I , that all they of the people of Israel, and of priests and Levites in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee sent of the king and of seven, to Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of God which is in hand And the silver and gold, which the king and his unto the God of Israelwhose habitation is Jerusalemnd all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the of
meat offerings and drink offerings, upon the altar of the house of your God Jerusalem. And thee and thy brethren to do with the of the , do after the will of your God. he vessels that are given thee for the the house of thy God, those deliver thou before God Jerusalem.
And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which to out of the all the treasurers beyond the , that whatsoever the priest scribe the law of the God of heaven, require of you, , an hundred talents of silver, an hundred of wheat, and an hundred baths of wine, and an hundred baths of oil, and salt without . Whatsoever the God of heaven, let be for the house of the God of heaven
any of the priests Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, ministers th house of after the wisdom of thy God that is in hand set and , judge all the people that beyond the all such as know the law of thy God and them that know not. And whosoever will not the law of thy God, and the unto death, or to , or to goods, or to .
be the God of our fathers, which the king, and his counsellors, and before all the kings . And I was the hand of the my God
of their fathers Daniel: of the of David Of the of , of the of Pharos and with him were an hundred and fifty. Of the of Elioenai the son of , and with him two hundred . Of the of the son of Jahaiel, and with him three hundred . Of the also of Adin the son of Jonathan, and with him fifty . f the of Elam the son of Athaliah, and with him seventy . f the of Zbadiah the son of Michael, and with him fourscore .
Of the of Joab Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteen . f the of the son of Josphiah, and with him an hundred and .
the of Bebai the son of Bebai, and with him twenty . f the of Jhanan the son of Hakatan, and with him an hundred and ten , and with them threescore . Of the of Uthai, and Zabud, and with them seventy . And I gathered them together the that runneth to Ahava and there abode we three daysnd I the people and the priests, , and I told them what they should say unto and to his brethren the Nethinims, at
the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of the son of Levi the son of Israel, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen And , and with him of the of Merari, his brethren and their sons, twenty of the Nethinims, whom David and the rinces the Levites, two hundred and twenty
ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and our and all our substance. For I was ashamed to require of the king soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way we had unto the king The hand of our God is upon all them that seek him and his wrath is all them that forsake him. So we fasted and our God and he
twelve of the chief priests, , , and ten of their brethren with them, nd weighed the the silver and gold and vessels the offering the house of our God, which the king and his lords, and all Israel their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessel an hundred talents, and gold an hundred talents twenty of gold of a thousand drams and two holy unto the vessels holy also and the silver and the gold a unto the God of your fathers Watch ye and keep , ye weigh before the chief priests and Levites, and fathers of Israel at Jerusalem in the of the house of the . took the priests and the Levites th silver and gold and vessel, to bring to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.
we from the of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and delivered us from the hand of the and by the way. And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days. on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and vessel weighed in the house of our God the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest and with him Eleazar the son of and with them Joabad the son of Jesua, and Noadiah the son of Levites number and weight of every onend the weight was written at time.
the children of , which were come out of , offered burnt offerings unto the God of Israel
twelve bullocks for all Israel, and six rams, seven and seven lambs, twelve goats for a sin offering all burnt offering the . And they delivered the kings commission unto the kings , and to the on this side the nd they the people and the house of God.
The people of Israel, and the priests, and Levites not separated from the the lands their abominations, of the Cananites, , , Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and the Amorites. For they have taken of the daughters , and their sons the hand of the princes and rulers hath been in this trespass.
And when I heard this, I rent my and my , and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat God of Israel, because of the transgressionnd I sat until the evening sacrifice. And the evening sacrifice I up from my heaviness and rent my and my fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the my God, And said
y God, I am ashamed and lift up my God: for our are over our head, and our trespass unto the heaven. Since the of our fathers have we been in great trespass unto this day and our have we our kings been delivered into the hand of the kings of the , to the sword, to captivity, to spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is
give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may light our eyes, and give us a little in our bondage. For we bondmen our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, hath mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, give us , the house of our God, and to the desolation thereof, and to give us a in Judah and in Jerusalem.
our God, what shall we say after this for we have forsaken thy commandments, hich thou hast commanded by thy servants the rophets, The land unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land the filthiness of the people of the lands, their abominations your daughters unto their sons, their daughters unto your sons, seek their peace wealth for ever that ye may be strong, and the good the land, and
that is come upon us our evil deeds and great trespass thou our God hast our , and hast given us deliverance as
thy commandments, with the people of these abominations God of Israel, thou art righteous for we remain yet escaped, as it is this dayeholdare in our trespass for
before the house of God, there unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: or the people wept very sore.
And Sechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the of Elam, answered and said unto We have trespassed against our God, have taken strange wives of the people of the land. Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God put away all the wives and such as are born of them according to the counsel of ord, and of that the commandment of our God do according to the law.
Levites, and all Israel, that they should do according to this wordnd they sware. up before the house of God, and went the chamber of Johanan the son of nd when he came thither, he no bread, nor drnk water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been .
And they proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem And that whosoever not within three days, according to the of the and lders, all his substance should be forfeited, and from the congregation of .
Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem three days th on the twentieth day of the month and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, because of this matter, and for the rain. And the priest stood up, and said unto them Ye have transgressed, have taken strange wives, to the trespass of Israelow therefore unto the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives. Then all the congregation and said with a loud voices thou hast said. But the people are many, and it is a, and not stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two for we are many that have in this . Let our rulers all the congregation, all the which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed, and the elders of every city and theudges , the wrath of our God be turned from us.
Jonathan the son of Asahel and the son of And the children of the captivity did so. And the priest, the the house of their fathers, and all by name, separated, and sat down the first day of the tenth month to examine th matter. And they an end all the men that had taken strange wives
of the priests there were found that had taken strange wivesnamely the of Jesua the son of and his brethren Maasiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and . And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives and a ram for their trespass. , and Kelaiah, same is, Pthahiah, Judah and . the singers the porters, Telem, and Uri.
Israel the of Rmiah, and Jeiah, and Mlchiah, Miamin, and Eleazar, , and Bnaiah. Elioenai, Eliasib, Mataniah, Jermoth, Zabad and Aziza.
the of Bebai Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabai, and Athlai. , Eliphelet, Jeremi, Manasseh, and Smei. All these had taken strange wivesnd wives th had children.
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