¶ In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, (that the word of the LORD spoken by the mouth of Ieremy might be fulfilled) the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he caused it to be proclaimed thorowout all his empire, yea and by writing also, saying: Thus sayeth Cyrus the king of Persia: The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the land and hath commanded me to build him an house at Ierusalem in Iudah. Whosoever now among you is of his people, the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up to Ierusalem in Iudah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel. He is the God that is at Ierusalem. And whosoever remaineth yet in any manner of place (where he is a stranger) let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with good and cattle, beside that which they willingly offer, for the house of God at Ierusalem.
¶ Then gat up the principal fathers of Iudah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, and all they whose spirit God had raised to go up, and to build the house of the LORD at Ierusalem. And all they that were about them, strengthened their hand with vessels of silver and gold, with goods and cattle, and jewels, beside that which they gave of their own free will. And king Cyrus brought forth of the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nabuchodonozar had taken out of Ierusalem, and put in the house of his God. But Cyrus the king of Persia brought forth by Mithridates the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sesbazar the prince of Iudah. And this is the number of them: thirty basins of gold, and a thousand basins of silver, nine and twenty knives, thirty cups of gold, and of other silver cups four hundredth and ten, and of other vessels a thousand. So that all the vessels both of gold and silver, were five thousand and four hundredth. Sesbazar brought them all up, with them that came up out of the captivity of Babylon unto Ierusalem.