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his God he with him, and let him go



I The proclamation of Cyrus for the building of the tem-
ple. 5 The people provide for their return. 7 Cyrus
restoreth the vessels of the temple to Sheshbazzar.

NOW in the first year of Cyrus king of
Persia, that the word of the Lord " by
the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the
Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of
Persia, •'th&.t he fniade a proclamation
throughout all his kingdom, and put it also
in writing, saying,

2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The
Lord God of heaven hath given me all the
kingdoms of the earth; and he hath "charged
me to buildhim an house at Jerusalem, which
is in Judah.

3 Who is there among you of all his
people? his God be with him, and let him go
up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and
build the house of the Lord God of
Israel, (^ he is the God,) which is in Jeru-

4 Arid whosoever remaineth in any place
where he sojourneth, let the men of his place
thelp him with silver, and with gold, and
with goods, and with beasts, besides the free-
will-offering for the house of God that is in









a 2Chron.
30. 22, 23.
Jer. 25. 12.
& 29. 10.

II That is,
helped them.

b ch.S. 13,

t Heb.
caused a

voice to

f ch. .'). 14.
&6. 5.

e 2 Kings
24. 13.
2Chron. 36.

28. & 45. 1,

h See
ch. 5. 14.

d Dan. 6.


lift hm up.

5 IF Then rose up the chief of the fathers
of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and
the Levites, with all them whose spirit * God
had raised, to go up to build the house of the
Lord which is in Jerusalem.

6 And all they that were about them
strengthened their hands with vessels of

silver, with gold, with goods, and with
beasts, and with precious things, besides all
that was willingly offered.

7 IT ""Also Cyrus the king brought forth
the vessels of the house of the Lord, « which
Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of
Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of
his gods ;

8 Even those did Cyrus king of Persia
bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the
treasurer, and numbered them unto '■ Shesh-
bazzar, the prince of Judah.

9 And this is the number of them : thirty
chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of
silver, nine and twenty knives,

10 Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of
a second sort four hundred and ten, and
other vessels a thousand.

11 All the vessels of gold and of silver
were five thousand and four hundred. All
these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them oj



The number of the people,

fthe captivity that were brought up from
Babylon unto Jerusalem.


1 The number that return,ofthe people, 36 of the priests,
40 of the Lsvites, 43 of the Nethinims, 55 of Solomon's
servants, 62 of the priests which could not shew their
pedigree. 64 The whole number of them, with their
substance. 68 Their oblations.

OW » these are the children of the pro-
vince that went up out of the captivity,
of those which had been carried away,
>> whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon
had carried away unto Babylon, and came
again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one
unto his city ;

2 Which came with Zerubbabel : Jeshua,
Nehemiah, || Seraiah, || Reelaiah, Mordecai,
Bilshan, |] Mizpar, Bigvai, || Rehum, Baa-
nah. The number of the men of the people
of Israel :

3 The children of Parosh, two thousand
an hundred seventy and two.

4 The children of Shephatiah, three hun-
dred seventy and two.

5 The children of Arab, " seven hundred
seventy and five.

6 The children of ^ Pahath-moab, of the
children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand
eight hundred and twelve.

7 The children of Elam, a thousand two
hundred fifty and four.

8 The children of Zattu, nine hundred
forty and five.

9 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred
and threescore.

10 The children of || Bani, six hundred
forty and two.

11 The children of Bebai, six hundred
twenty and three.

12 The children of Azgad, a thousand
two hundred twenty and two.

13 The children of Adonikam, six hun-
dred sixty and six.

14 The children of Bigvai, two thousand
fifty and six.

15 The children of Adin, four hundred
fifty and four.

16 The children of Ater of Hezekiah,
ninety and eight.

17 The children of Bezai, three hundred
twenty and three.

18 The children of 1| Jorah, an hundred
and twelve.

19 The children of Hashum, two hun-
dred twenty and three.

20 The children of || Gibbar, ninety and

21 The children of Beth-lehem, an hun-
dred twenty and three.

22 The men of Netophah, fifty and six.





t Heb.
t/ie trans-

ahout 536.
a Nch. 7 6,

b 2 KiriM
i>4. 14, 15,
Iti. & 25. it.
2 Chron. 30.

II Or,
Nell. 7. 7.
II Or,
II Or,

II Or,

c See
Nch. 7. 10.


II Or, .
Nch. 7. 15.

Neh.7. 24.

II Or,
Nell. 7. 25.

about 536.

11 Or,

Nell 7.2a

II Or,

Hartd, aa it
is in some

f 1 Chron.
24. 7.

§1 Citron.
4. 14.

h 1 Chron.

i 1 Chron.
24. 3.

II Or,
ch. 3. 9.
caller! also
Neh. 7. 43.

I; I Chron.

!). 2.

IJ,0'', .

priests, Levites, and Nethinims,

23 The men of Anathoth, an hundred
twenty and eight.

24 The children of |1 Azmaveth, forty and

25 The children of Kirjath-arim, Cheph^
rah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty
and three.

26 The children of Ramah and Gaba, six
hundred twenty and one.

27 The men of Michmas, an hundred
twenty and two.

28 The men of Beth-el and Ai, two hun
dred twenty and three.

29 The children of Nebo, fifty and two.

30 The children of Magbish, an hundred
fifty and six.

31 The children of the other « Elam, a
thousand two hundred fifty and four.

32 The children of Harim, three hundred
and twenty.

33 The children of Lod, || Hadid, and
Ono, seven hundred twenty and five.

34 The children of Jericho, three hundred
forty and five.

35 The children of Senaah, three thousand
and six hundred and thirty.

36 II The priests: the children of ^Jedaiah,
of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy
and three.

37 The children of simmer, a thousand
fifty and two.

38 The children of ''Pashur, a thousand
two hundred forty and seven.

39 The children of 'Harim, a thousand
and seventeen.

40 •[ The Levites : the children of Jeshua
and Kadmiel, of the children of || Hodaviah,
seventy and four.

41 IT The singers : the children of Asaph, an
hundred twenty and eight.

42 IT The children of the porters: the chil-
dren of Shallum, the children of Ater, the
children of Talmon, the children of Akkub,
the children of Hatita, the children of Sho-
bai,m all an hundred thirty and nine.

43 II ''The Nethinims: the children of
Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children
of Tabbaoth,

44 The children of Keros, the children of
II Siaha, the children of Padon,

45 The children of Lebanah, the children
of Hagabah, the children of Akkub,

46 The children of Hagab, the children of
II Shalmai, the children of Hanan,

47 The children of Giddel, the children
of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,

48 The children of Rezin, the children of
Nekoda, the children of Gazzam,

49 The children of Uzza, the children of
Paseah, the children of Besai,


that returned from Babylon.

50 The children of Asnah, the children
of Mehunim, the children of || Nephusim, •

51 The children of Bakbuk, the children
of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,

52 The children of || Bazluth, the children
of Mehida, the children of Harsha,

53 The children of Barkos, the children
of Sisera, the children of Thamah,

54 The children of Neziah, the children
of Hatipha.

55 II The children of ' Solomon's servants :
the children of Sotai, the children of Sophe-
reth, the children of || Peruda,

56 The children of Jaalah, the children
of Darkon, the children of Giddel,

57 The children of Shephatiah, the chil-
dren of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of
Zebaim, the children of || Ami.

58 All the "Nethinims, and the children
of "Solomon's servants, were three hundred
ninety and two.

59 And these were they which went up
from Tel-melah, Tel-harsa, Cherub, || Addan,
and Immer : but they could not shew their
father's house, and their ||seed, whether
they were of Israel :

60 The children of Delaiah, the children
of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hun-
dred fifty and two.

61 lAnd of the children of the priests:
the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz,
the children of Barzillai : which took a wife
of the daughters of "Barzillai the Gileadite,
and was called after their name :

62 These sought their register among
those that were reckoned by genealogy, but
they were not found: p therefore fwere they,
as polluted, put from the priesthood.

63 And the || Tirshatha said unto them,
that they i should not eat of the most holy
things, till there stood up a priest with "^Urim
and with Thummim.

64 IF ^ The whole congregation together
was forty and two thousand three hundred
and threescore,

65 Beside their servants and their maids,
of whom there were seven thousand three
hundred thirty and seven : and there were
among them two hundred singing-men -and

66 Their horses were seven hundred thirty
and six ; their mules, two hundred forty and
five ;

67 Their camels, four hundred thirty and
five ; their asses, six thousand seven hundred
and twenty.

68 H'And some of the chief of the fathers,
when they came to the house of the Lord
which is at Jerusalem, offered freely for the
house of God to set it up in his place :



about 536.


Neh. 7. 54.

I I Kinsa

Noh. 7. 57

II Or.

Neh. 7. 59.
m Josh. 9.
n 1 Kings
9. 21.

II Or,
Neh. 7. 61.

II Or,

a 2 Sam.
17. 27.

p Numb. 3.


t Heb. they

were pal-

Inted from

tfte priest'


II Or,

soucmor :

Sse Neh. 8.


q Lev. 22. 2,

10, 15, 16.

r Exod. 28.


Numb. 27.


8 Nob. 7. 67.

t Neh. 7.70.


about 536.

u 1 Chron.

X ch. 6. 16,


Neh. 7. 73.


Hag. 1. 1. i


Zoch. 3. 1.

11 Called


Matt. 1. 12.

Luke 3. 27.

b Matt. 1.


Ic Luke 3.


called SaJa-


e Deut 13.


d Numb. 28.
3, 4.

e Neh. 8.
14, 17.
n. „

f Exod. 23.

fNumb. 29.
2, &c.
t Heb. tlu
day in his

h Exod. 29.

Numb. 28.3,
11, 19, 26.4;
29. 2, 8, 13.

T Hob. the
temple of the
Lord was
not yet

II Or,


i 1 KiDga 5.

6, n.

2 Chron. 2.


Acts 12. 20.

k 2 Chron.


Acts 9. 36.

1 ch.6.3.


m 1 Chron

The altar is set up.

69 They gave after their ability unto the
"treasure of the work threescore and one
thousand drams of gold, and five thousand
pounds of silver, and one hundred priests'

70 'So the priests, and the Levites, and
some of the people, and the singers, and the
porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their
cities, and all Israel in their cities.


I The altar is set up. 4 Offerings frequented. 7 Work'
men -prepared. 8 The foundations of the temple are
laid in great joy and mourning.

AND when the seventh month was come,
and the children of Israel were in the
cities, the people gathered themselves toge-
ther as one man to Jerusalem.

2 Then stood up || Jeshua the son of Joza-
dak, and his brethren the priests, and

II Zerubbabel the son of '' Shealtiel, and his
brethren, and builded the altar of the God
of Israel, to offer burnt-offerings thereon, as
it is ''written in the law of Moses the man
of God.

3 And they set the altar upon his bases ;
for fear was upon them because of the
people of those countries : and they offered
burnt-offerings thereon unto the Lord,
even ^ burnt-offerings morning and even-

4 • They kept also the feast of taberna-
cles, ''as it is written, and s offered the daily
burnt-offerings by number, according to the
custom, t as the duty of every day required ;

5 And afterward offered the ''continual
burnt-offering, both of the new-moons, and
of all the set feasts of the Lord that
were consecrated, and of every one that
willingly offered a free-will-offering unto
the Lord.

6 From the first day of the seventh month
began they to offer burnt-offerings unto the
Lord. But tthe foundation of the temple of
the Lord was not yet laid.

7 They gave money also unto the ma-
sons, and to the || carpenters; and 'meat,
and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and
to them of Tyre, to bring cedar-trees from
Lebanon to the sea of ''Joppa, 'according
to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of

8 IT Now in the second year of their
coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem,
in the second month, began Zerubbabel the
son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jo-
zadak, and the remnant of their brethren
the priests and the Levites, and all they that
were come out of the captivity unto Jeru-
salem; -"and appointed the Levites, from


The foundations of the temple are laid.

twenty years old and upward, to set forward
the work of the house of the Lord.

9 Then stood " Jeshua with his sons and
his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, the sons
of ||Judah, t together, to set forward the
workmen in the house of God : the sons of
Henadad, with their sons and their brethren
the Levites.

10 And when the builders laid the foun-
dation of the temple of the Lord, "they set
the priests in their apparel with trumpets,
and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cym-
bals, to praise the Lord, after the p ordinance
of David king of Israel.

Ill And they sang together by course in
praising and giving thanks unto the Lord ;
'because he is good, 'for his mercy endureth
for ever toward Israel. And all the people
shouted with a great shout, when they prais-
ed the Lord, because the foundation of the
house of the Lord was laid.

12 'But many of the priests and Levites
and chief of the fathers, who were ancient
men, that had seen the first house, when the
foundation of this house was laid before their
eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many
shouted aloud for joy :

13 So that the people could not discern
'the noise of the shout of joy from the noise

of the weeping of the people : for the people
shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was
heard afar off.


1 The adversaries, being not accepted in the building of
the temple with the Jews, endeavour to hinder it. 7
Their letter to Artaxerxes. 17 The decree of Artax-
erxes. 23 The building is hindered.

NOW when 'the adversaries of Judah
and Benjamin heard that f the children
of the captivity builded the temple unto the
Lord God of Israel ;

2 Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to
the chief of the fathers, and said unto them.
Let us build with you: for we seek your
God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto
him ''since the days of Esar-haddon king of
Assur, which brought us up hither.

3 But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the
rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said
unto them, "Ye have nothing to do with
us to build an house unto our God; but we
ourselves together will build unto the Lord
God of Israel, as •'king Cyrus the king of
Persia hath commanded us.

4 Then ^the people of the land weak-
ened the hands of the people of Judah, and
troubled them in building,

5 And hired counsellors against them, to
frustrate their (purpose, all the days of Cyrus





n ch.3.40.

II Or,
ch. 2. 40.
t Heb.
09 ene.

o 1 Chron.
16. 5, 6, 42.

p 1 Chron.
6. 31. & 16.
4. & 25. 1.

q Exod. 15.

2 Chron. 7.


Neh. 12. 24.

r 1 ChroD.


Ps. 136. 1.

s 1 Chron.

16. 41.


t See Hag.

a See ver. 7.


T Heb. the

Sims of the



about 678.

b 2 Kinea
J7. 24, 32,
33. & 19. 37.
ver. 10.

c Neh. 2. 20.

A ch. 1. 1,
2, 3.

e ch. 3. 3.





t Heb.



II Or,
in peace.
t rich.

II Or,

t Chaia.
f 2 Kings 17.

g ver. 1.
about '678.

h So ver. 11.
17. & ch. 7.

( Chald.

II Or.
t Chald.
seiocd tog

t Chald.

II Or,
t Child.
we nv salt-
ed ir.th. the
salt i.f the

t Chald.
\ (;hald.
?n the midst

f Cho.d

The Jews' adversaries hinder the work.

king of Persia, even until the reign of Da
ri«s king of Persia.

6 And in the reign of fAhasuerus, in the
beginning of his reign, wrote they unto him
an accusation against the inhabitants of Ju-
dah and Jerusalem.

7 IT And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote
Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest

of their t companions unto Artaxerxes king
of Persia; and the writing of the letter was
written in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted
in the Syrian tongue.

8 Rehum the chancellor and Shimshai the
II scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to
Artaxerxes the king in this sort :

9 Then wrote Rehum the chancellor, and
Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their
t companions; '"the Dinaites, the Aphar-
sathchites, the Tarpelites, the Apharsites,
the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Susan-
chites, the Dehavites, and the Elamites,

10 sAnd the rest of the nations whom
the great and noble Asnapper brought over,
and set in the cities of Samaria, and the rest
that are on this side the river, ""and f at such
a time.

11 IF This is the copy of the letter that
they sent unto him, even unto Artaxerxes
the king; Thy servants the men on this side
the river, and at such a time.

12 Be it known unto the king, that the
Jews which came up from thee to us, are
come unto Jerusalem, building the rebel-
lious and the bad city, and have || set up
the walls thereof, and t joined the founda-

13 Bo it known now unto the king, that
if this city be builded, and the walls set up
again, then will they not t pay 'toll, tribute,
and custom, and so thou shall endamage the
II revenue of the kings.

14 Now because t we have maintenance
from the king''s palace, and it was not meet
for us to see the king's dishonour, therefore
have we sent and certified the king ;

15 That search may be made in the book
of the records of thy fathers : so shalt thou
find in the book of the records, and know
ihat this city is a rebellious city, and hurt-
ful unto kings and provinces, and th'at they
have t moved sedition f within the same of
old time : for which cause was this city

16 We certify the king that, if this city
be builded again, and the walls thereof set
up, by this means thou shalt have no portion
on this side the river.

17 H Then sent the king an answer unto
Rehum the chancellor, and to Shimshai the
scribe, and to the rest of their t companions


The building is again set forward.

that dwell in Samaria, and unto the rest be-
yond the river, Peace, and at such a time.

18 The letter which ye sent unto us hath
been plainly read before me.

19 And fl commanded, and search hath
been made, and it is found that this city of
old time hath f made insurrection against
kings, and that rebelhon and sedition have
been made therein.

20 There have been mighty kings also over
Jerusalem, which have ''ruled over all coun-
tries 'beyond the river : and toll, tribute, and
custom, was paid unto them.

21 t Give ye now commandment to cause
these men to cease, and that this city be not
builded, until another commandment shall
be given from me.

22 Take heed now that ye fail not to do
this : why should damage grow to the hurt
of the kings ?

23 IT Now when the copy of king Artax-
erxes' letter was read before Rehum, and
Shimshai the scribe, and their companions,
they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the
Jews, and made them to cease f by force
and power.

24 Then ceased the work of the house of
God w^hich is at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto
the second year of the reign of Darius king
of Persia.


I Zerubbahel and Jeshua, incited by Haggai and Ze-
chariah, set forward the building of the temple. 3
Tatnai and Shethar-boznai could not hinder the Jews.
6 Their letter to Darius against the Jews.

THEN the prophets, ''Haggai the pro-
phet, and ''Zechariah the son of Iddo,
prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah
and Jerusalem in the name of the God of
Israel, even unto them.

2 Then rose up ■'Zerubbabel the son of
Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak,
and began to build the house of God which
is at Jerusalem : and with them were the
prophets of God helping them.

3 IT At the same time came to them
'Tatnai, governor on this side the rivei-,
and Shethar-boznai, and their companions,
and said thus unto them, ^ Who hath com-
manded you to build this house, and to
make up this wall ?

4 s Then said we unto them after this
manner. What are the names of the men
t that make this building ?

5 But '" the eye of their God w^as upon
the elders. of the Jews, that they could not
cause them to cease, till the matter came
to Darius : and then they returned ' answer
by letter concerning this matter.

6 IT The copy of the letter that Tatnai,




t Chnld.
by me a de-
cree is Bet.

t Chald.
lifted up

k 1 KinEl
4. 21.
Ps. 72. 8.
I Gen. 15.
Josh. 1. 4.

t ChaW.
Make a

t Chald.
by am and

b Hag. 1. 1.
u Zech. 1. 1.

e ver. 6.
ch. 6. 6.

f ver. 9.

g ver. 10.

t Chald.
that build
this build-

h See

ch. 7. 0, 28.

Pi. 33. lU.

i ch. 6. 6.



k ch 4. 9.

t Chald.
tn the midst

t Chald.
stoves of

1 vor. 3, 4.

m 1 Kings
a. 1.

n 2 Chron.
36. 16, 17.

o 2 Kin?0
24. 2. & 25.
8, 9, 11.

p ch. 1. 1.

r Has. 1. 14
&2.2, 21.
II Or,

G ch. 3. 8,

t ch. C. IS.

u ch. 6.1,2.

Tatnai and Shethar-boznai oppose it.

governor on this side the river, and Shethar-
boznai, ^ and his companions the Apharsach-
ites, which were on this side the river, sent
unto Darius the king :

7 They sent a letter unto him, f wherein
was written thus; Unto Darius the king
all peace.

8 Be it known unto the king, that we went
into the province of Judea, to the house of
the great God, which is builded with f great
stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and
this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in
their hands.

9 Then asked we those elders, and said
unto them thus, 'Who commanded you to
build this house, and to make up these
walls ?

10 We asked their names also, to certify
thee, that we might write the names of the
men that were the chief of them.

11 And thus they returned us answer,
saying. We are the servants of the God of
heaven and earth, and build the house that
was builded these many years ago, which
a great king of Israel builded " and set

12 But " after that our fathers 'had pro-
voked the God of heaven unto wrath, he
gave them into the hand of "Nebuchad-
nezzar the king of Babylon, the Chaldean,
who destroyed this house, and carried the
people away into Babylon.

13 But in the first year of p Cyrus the king
of Babylon, the same king Cyrus made a
decree to build this house of God.

14 And ithe vessels also of gold and silver
of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar
took out of the temple that was in Jerusalem,
and brought them into the temple of Babylon,
those did Cyrus the king take out of the
temple of Babylon, and they were delivered
unto one, "^ whose name was Sheshbazzar,
whom he had made || governor ;

15 And said unto him, Take these vessels,
go, carry them into the temple that is in
Jerusalem, and let the house of God be
builded in his place.

16 Then came the same Sheshbazzar, and
^laid the foundation of the house of God
which is in Jerusalem : and since that time
even until now hath it been in building, and
^yet it is not finished,

17 Now therefore, if it seem good to the
king, "let there be search made in the
king's treasure-house, which is there at
Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree
was made of Cyrus the king to build this
house of God at Jerusalem, and let the

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