1 And in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, so that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might he fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also in writing, saying,
2 So says Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of Heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah.
3 Who [is there] among you of all His people? Let his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah, and build the house of Jehovah God of Israel (He is God) which is in Jerusalem.
4 And whoever remains in any place where he resides, let the men of his place help him with silver and with gold and with goods and with animals, besides the freewill offering for the house of God that [is] in Jerusalem.
5 And the chiefs of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, and all whose spirit God had raised, rose up to go up to build the house of the LORD which [is] in Jerusalem.
6 And all those who [were] around them made [their] hands strong with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with animals, and with precious things, besides all [being] willingly offered.
7 And Cyrus the king brought out the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought out of Jerusalem and had put them in the house of his gods.
8 Even those Cyrus king of Persia brought out by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them to Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.
9 And this [is] the number of them: thirty platters of gold, a thousand platters of silver, twenty-nine knives,
10 thirty basins of gold, four hundred and ten silver basins of a second [kind], [and] a thousand other vessels.
11 All the vessels of gold and of silver [were] five thousand and four hundred. All [these] Sheshbazzar brought up, when the exiles were brought up from Babylon to Jerusalem.