King Cyrus of Persia lets the Jews go back to Jerusalem to build the temple—Cyrus returns the vessels of the house of the Lord taken by Nebuchadnezzar.
1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of
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 Jerusalem.
4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.
5 ¶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
7 ¶Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had
9 And this is the number of them: thirty
11 All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the