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, sayingThus saith Cyrus king of Persia: God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the and hath me to build im a house at Jerusalem in Judah. among you is people God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem in Judah, and build the house of the God of IsraelHe is the God is 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
whose spirit God had raised to go up to build the house of the Jerusalem. And
all 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 them the prince of Judah. And this is the number of them:
thirty of gold, a thousand of silver, nine and twenty knives, thirty of gold,
four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand.ll the
vessels of gold and silver were five thousand and four hundred.
up with of the captivity Babylon unto Jerusalem.
are the children of the 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. number of the men of the people of Israel: he children of , two thousand a hundred seventy the children of Sphatiah, three hundred seventyhe children of Arah, seven hundred seventy he children of the children of Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelvehe children of Elam, a thousand two hundred and fourhe children of , nine hundred and fivehe children of , seven hundred and threescorehe children of Bani, six hundred and twohe children of Bebai, six hundred and three children of Agad, a thousand two hundred and the children of , six hundred six and sixhe children of , two thousand and sixhe children of Adin, four hundred and fourhe children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninetyhe children of Bezai, three hundred and three children of Jorah, a hundred and twelvehe children of Hasum, two hundred and three children of Gbar, ninetyhe children of Bethlehem, a hundred and three men of Netopha, fiftyhe men of Anathoth, a hundred and eight children of , fortyhe children of , Cephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and fortyhe children of Ramah and , six hundred and one men of Mchmas, a hundred and he men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred and three children of Nebo, fiftyhe children of Magbis, a hundred and sixhe children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred and he children of Harim, three hundred and twentyhe children of Lodadid, and Ono, seven hundred and five children of Jericho, three hundred and fivehe children of Senaah, three thousand six hundred and thirty.
children of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and threehe children of , a thousand and twohe children of , a thousand two hundred and sevenhe 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, a 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 a hundred and nine.
The Nethinim the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabaoth, he children of , the children of Siha, the children of Padon, he children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Aub, he children of Hagab, the children of , the children of Hanan, he children of Gdel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah, he children of Rzin, the children of , the children of , he children of Ua, the children of , the children of , he children of Asnh, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephusim, he children of , the children of Haupha, the children of Harhur, he children of , the children of , the children of Harsa, he children of , the children of Sisra, the children of Thamah, he children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
The children of Solomons servants the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Pruda, he children of Jaalah, the children of Daron, the children of , he children of Sphatiah, the children of , the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Ami. All the Nethinim and the children of Solomons servants were three hundred and two.
And these went up Telmelah, , Cherub, Addn, and but they could not show their fathers house their seed, whether they were of Israelhe 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 , took of the daughters of the , and was These sought , put from the priesthood. And the said unto them that they should not eat of the most holy there up a priest with and
The whole congregation was forty thousand three hundred and threescore,
eside their servants and maids, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and seven
and two hundred singing men and 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 their ability the treasur of the work, and
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 and the
Nethinim 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 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 was them because of the and offered burnt offerings theron unto the 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 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 of and of Tyre, to bring edar from Joppa, according to the Cyrus king of Persia.
n 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 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, to 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 ,
the of David king of Israel. And they sang together, giving thanks unto
the ecause e is , is 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 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 have done sacrifice unto im since the king of brought us up hither. But and and the fathers of Israel them to us 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, and hired counselors against them their Cyrus king of Persia until the reign of Darius king of Persia. Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign wrote unto him against of Judah and Jerusalem.
And in the of , 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
the men on this side the , and . Be it known unto the king that the Jews cme up from thee to us unto Jerusalem the walls thereof, and . Be it known now unto the king that if this city be and the walls up again, then not pay tribute, shalt thou find in the and that this city is and unto kings , and that they that if this city be , and the walls thereof
Then sent the king an answer unto Rehum the chancellor, and to the scribe, and to the of their 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 old hath made insurrection against kings, and rebellion ha been therin. There have been mighty kings also Jerusalem have over all beyond the and toll, tribute and custom unto them. ye now men, that th city be not . Take heed now that ye
letter was 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 were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel. Then 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 mae this building But the eye of their God upon the lders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease the matter
copy of the letter that were on this side the sent unto Darius the they 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 with stone, and laid in the walls, and th work goeth fast and prospereth in their hands. asked the lders and said unto them: commanded you to build this house, and to make up the walls? We asked their names also, that we might the names of the men were the
they us are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was many years ago, which a great king of Israel and set up. after our had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, e 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 Babylon, the same ing 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 Take these vessels go, them the temple
Jerusalem, and let the house of God be in his place. Then came the same and
laid the foundation of the house of God Jerusalem. ince 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 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 to
in the house of God of the Jews and thelders build this house of God in his place. I what shall do the lders of for the building of this house of God that of the kings goods, even of the beyond the , 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 , that they may offer sweet unto the God of heaven, and pray for the from his house, and set up, be hanged and his house
, destroy all kings and people 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 , and they prospered through the prophesying of the prophet and the son of nd they 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, and offered at the dedication of th house of God a hundred , two hundred , four hundred and for sin offering for all Israel, twelve , 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 ook of Moses.
And the children of the captivity Passover upon the fourteenth day of the first monthor the
priests and the Levites purified the were , and killed
Passover for all the children of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves.
And the children of Israel 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, ate and the east of nleavened read seven days with joy for the had made them
, and turned the heart of the king of unto them t their hands in
the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
these in the reign of ing of Persia, the son of Sraiah, the son of Aariah, the son of Hlkiah, the son of Sllum, the son of Zado, the son of Ahitb, the son of Amariah, the son of Aariah, the son of Mraioth, the son of , the son of , the son of Bki, the son of Abisua, the son of Phinehs, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priesthis was a scribe in the aw of Moses, which the God of Israel give. And 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 , and the Nethinim unto Jerusalem in the seventh year of . And came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, i 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 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
nd this is the copy of the letter that ing gave unto the priest, the scribe, a the words of the the law of the God of heaven peace and I that all of the people of Israel and of priests and Levites in my realm, are minded of their own to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of God which is in handnd the silver and gold which the king and his unto the God of Israelwhose habitation is Jerusalem and all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the of with the people and priests
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, , ut a hundred talents of silver, hundred of wheat, and a hundred baths of wine, and a 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, , Nethinim, ministers th house of the wisdom of thy God that is in hand set judges judge all the people beyond the all such as know the law of thy God and those . And whosoever will not the law of thy God and the , judgment , whether it be unto death or to , or to goods or to .
be the God of our fathers, , and before all the kings . And I was the
hand of the my God
of their fathers of Ithamar, Daniel of the of David, f the of , of the of , and with him were 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 f 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
the of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteen f the of Selomith, the son of Josphiah, and with him a hundred and
the of Bebai, the son of Bebai, and with him twenty f the of Agad, Jhanan the son of Hakatan, and with him a hundred and ten and with them threescore f the of , Uthai and Zabud, and with them seventy . And I gathered them together the that runneth to Ahava and there abode we three days. And I the people and the priests, , and I told them what they should say unto and to his brethren the Nethinim 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, eighteennd , and with him of the of Merari, his brethren and their sons, twenty of the Nethinim, whom David and the rinces the Levites, two hundred and twenty
humble ourselves before our God, to seek of im a right way for us, and all our substance. For I was ashamed to of the king soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy the way we had unto the kingThe hand of our God is upon all
twelve of the chief priests, , and ten of their brethren with them and weighed the the silver and gold and vessels the offering the house of our God, which the king and his and and all Israel weighed their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessel a hundred talents, and gold a hundred talents twenty of gold of a thousand drams, and two of as goldnd said unto themYe are 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 . the priests and the Levites 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 there three days. on the fourth day the silver and the gold and weighed in the house of our God the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest, and with him Eleazar the son of Phinehs, and with them Joabad the son of Jesua, and Noadiah the son of number and weight of every one the weight all written at time.
the children of , come out of , offered burnt offerings unto the
God of Israel: twelve bullocks for all Israel, and six rams, seven and seven lambs, twelve
for a sin offering all burnt offering the . And they delivered the kings
commission unto the kings
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 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, nd 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 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 this day.
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 a 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 thisor we have forsaken hy commandments, which hou hast commanded by hy servants the rophets, 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 your children for .
And after all that come upon us our evil deeds and great trespass our God hast our , and hast given us deliverance as
people of these abominations God of Israel, hou art righteous, for we
remain yet escaped, as it is this day. Behold are in our trespass, for
before the house of God, there unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and childrenor 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 wives of the people of the land. ow there is hope in Israel concerning this 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 the commandment of our God do according to the law., for th matter belongeth unto theee will be with theee of good , and do it.
Then , and the priests, Levites, and all Israel that they should do according to this wordnd they swre. up before the house of God, and went the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliasib. And when he came thither, he ate no bread nor drank water for he mourned because of the transgression of had been .
And they proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalemnd 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 the rain. And the priest stood up, and said unto themYe have transgressed have taken wives, to the trespass of Israelow therefore unto the God of your fathers, and do is pleasure, and separate yourselves from the people of the land and from the all the congregation 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 down on the first day of the tenth month to examine th matternd the first day of the first month
of the priests 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
, and Eleazar,
, and Elioenai, Eliasib, Mataniah, Jermoth, Zabad and Aziza the of Bebai Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabai, and , Eliphelet, Jeremi,
Manasseh, and ,
Amariah, and Joseph All these had taken wives