Ezra 1

1:1 In the first year of Cyrus, king of the Persians, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus, king of the Persians, so that the word of the Lord from the mouth of Jeremiah would be fulfilled. And he sent out a voice, throughout his entire kingdom, and also in writing, hais tias:
1:2 “Thus says Cyrus, the king of the Persians: Tus Tswv, the God of heaven, has given all the kingdoms of the earth to me, and he himself has instructed me that I should build a house for him in Jerusalem, which is in Judea.
1:3 Who among you is from his entire people? May his God be with him. Let him ascend to Jerusalem, which is in Judea, and let him build the house of the Lord, neeg Ixayees tus Vajtswv. He is the God who is in Jerusalem.
1:4 And let all who remain, in all the places wherever they may live, assist him, each man from his place, with silver and gold, and goods and cattle, in addition to whatever they may offer voluntarily to the temple of God, which is in Jerusalem.”
1:5 And the leaders of the fathers from Judah and from Benjamin, with the priests, thiab cov Levi, and all those whose spirit was stirred by God, sawv, so that they might ascend to build the temple of the Lord, uas yog nyob rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees.
1:6 And all those who were all around assisted their hands with vessels of silver and gold, with goods and cattle, with equipment, in addition to whatever they had offered freely.
1:7 Ib yam li ntawd, king Cyrus offered the vessels of the temple of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had taken from Jerusalem and had placed in the temple of his god.
1:8 Now Cyrus, king of Persia, offered these by the hand of Mithredath, the son of the treasurer, and he counted these out to Sheshbazzar, the leader of Judah.
1:9 And this is their number: thirty gold bowls, one thousand silver bowls, twenty-nine knives, thirty gold cups,
1:10 four hundred ten of a second kind of silver cup, one thousand other vessels.
1:11 All the vessels of gold and silver were five thousand four hundred. Sheshbazzar brought all these, with those who ascended from the transmigration of Babylon, mus rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees.

Ezra 2

2:1 Now these are the sons of the province, who ascended from the captivity, whom Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, had transferred to Babylon, and who were returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, each one to his own city.
2:2 They arrived with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemi, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
2:3 The sons of Parosh, two thousand one hundred seventy-two.
2:4 The sons of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy-two.
2:5 The sons of Arah, seven hundred seventy-five.
2:6 The sons of Pahath-moab, of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred twelve.
2:7 The sons of Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four.
2:8 The sons of Zattu, nine hundred forty-five.
2:9 The sons of Zaccai, seven hundred sixty.
2:10 The sons of Bani, six hundred forty-two.
2:11 The sons of Bebai, six hundred twenty-three.
2:12 The sons of Azgad, one thousand two hundred twenty-two.
2:13 The sons of Adonikam, six hundred sixty-six.
2:14 The sons of Bigvai, two thousand fifty-six.
2:15 The sons of Adin, four hundred fifty-four.
2:16 The sons of Ater, who were of Hezekiah, ninety-eight.
2:17 The sons of Bezai, three hundred twenty-three.
2:18 The sons of Jorah, one hundred twelve.
2:19 The sons of Hashum, two hundred twenty-three.
2:20 The sons of Gibbar, ninety-five.
2:21 The sons of Bethlehem, one hundred twenty-three.
2:22 The men of Netophah, fifty-six.
2:23 The men of Anathoth, one hundred twenty-eight.
2:24 The sons of Azmaveth, forty-two.
2:25 The sons of Kiriatharim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three.
2:26 The sons of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one.
2:27 The men of Michmas, one hundred twenty-two.
2:28 The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred twenty-three.
2:29 The sons of Nebo, fifty-two.
2:30 The sons of Magbish, one hundred fifty-six.
2:31 The sons of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-five.
2:32 The sons of Harim, three hundred twenty.
2:33 The sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-five.
2:34 The sons of Jericho, three hundred forty-five.
2:35 The sons of Senaah, three thousand six hundred thirty.
2:36 The priests: the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy-three.
2:37 The sons of Immer, one thousand fifty-two.
2:38 The sons of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred forty-seven.
2:39 The sons of Harim, one thousand seventeen.
2:40 The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodaviah, seventy-four.
2:41 The singing men: cov tub Asaph, one hundred twenty-eight.
2:42 The sons of the gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai: altogether one hundred thirty-nine.
2:43 The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
2:44 the sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha, the sons of Padon,
2:45 the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub,
2:46 the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shamlai, the sons of Hanan,
2:47 the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah,
2:48 the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam,
2:49 the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai,
2:50 the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephusim,
2:51 the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
2:52 the sons of Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,
2:53 the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah,
2:54 the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha;
2:55 the sons of the servants of Solomon, the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Peruda,
2:56 the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
2:57 the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth, who were of Hazzebaim, the sons of Ami:
2:58 all the temple servants and the sons of the servants of Solomon, three hundred ninety-two.
2:59 And these were the ones who ascended from Telmelah, Telharsha, Cherub, and Addan, and Immer. And they were not able to indicate the house of their fathers and their offspring, whether they were of Israel:
2:60 The sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, six hundred fifty-two.
2:61 And from the sons of the priests: the sons of Hobaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife from the daughters of Barzillai, the Gileadite, and who were called by their name.
2:62 These sought the writing of their genealogy, and they did not find it, and so they were cast out of the priesthood.
2:63 And the cupbearer said to them that they should not eat from the Holy of Holies, until there would arise a priest, learned and perfect.
2:64 The entire multitude joined together was forty-two thousand three hundred sixty,
2:65 not including their men and women servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty-seven. And among these were singing men and singing women, two hundred.
2:66 Their horses were seven hundred thirty-six; their mules were two hundred forty-five;
2:67 their camels were four hundred thirty-five; their donkeys were six thousand seven hundred twenty.
2:68 And some of the leaders among the fathers, when they entered into the temple of the Lord, uas yog nyob rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees, freely offered some of these to the house of God, in order to construct it in its location.
2:69 They gave to the expenses of the work in accord with their ability: sixty-one thousand gold coins, five thousand silver minas, and one hundred priestly vestments.
2:70 Yog li ntawd, the priests and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singing men, and the gatekeepers, and the temple servants lived in their cities, and all of Israel lived in their cities.

Ezra 3

3:1 And now the seventh month had arrived, and the sons of Israel were in their cities. Ces, the people were gathered together, zoo li ib tug txiv neej, nyob rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees.
3:2 And Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, rose up with his brothers, cov pov thawj. And Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, rose up with his brothers. And they built the altar of the God of Israel, so that they might offer holocausts upon it, just as it was written in the law of Moses, tus txiv neej ntawm Vajtswv.
3:3 Now they set the altar of God upon its bases, while keeping the people of all the surrounding lands away from it. And they offered upon it a holocaust to the Lord, thaum sawv ntxov thiab yav tsaus ntuj.
3:4 And they kept the solemnity of tabernacles, cia li raws li nws tau sau, and the holocaust of each day in order, according to the precept, the work of each day in its time.
3:5 And after these, they offered the continual holocaust, as much on the new moons as on all the solemnities of the Lord that were consecrated, and on all those when a voluntary gift was offered to the Lord.
3:6 From the first day of the seventh month, they began to offer holocausts to the Lord. But the temple of God had not yet been founded.
3:7 And so they gave money to those who cut and laid stones. Ib yam li ntawd, they gave food, and drink, and oil to the Sidonians and the Tyrians, so that they would bring cedar wood, from Lebanon to the sea at Joppa, in accord with what had been commanded of them by Cyrus, the king of the Persians.
3:8 Ces, in the second year of their advent to the temple of God in Jerusalem, nyob rau hauv lub thib ob hlis, Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and the remainder of their brothers, cov pov thawj, thiab cov Levi, and all who had arrived from the captivity to Jerusalem, began, and they appointed Levites, from twenty years and over, to hasten the work of the Lord.
3:9 And Jeshua and his sons and his brothers, Kadmiel and his sons, and the sons of Judah, zoo li ib tug txiv neej, stood so that they might have charge over those who did the work in the temple of God: the sons of Henadad, and their sons, thiab lawv cov kwv tij, cov Levi.
3:10 And when the builders had founded the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their adornment with trumpets, thiab cov Levi, cov tub Asaph, stood with cymbals, so that they might praise God by the hand of David, cov Yixayee tus vajntxwv.
3:11 And they sung together with hymns and confession to the Lord: “For he is good. For his mercy is over Israel unto eternity.” And likewise, all the people shouted with a great clamor in praise to the Lord, because the temple of the Lord had been founded.
3:12 And many of the priests and the Levites, and the leaders of the fathers and of the elders, who had seen the former temple, when now this temple was founded and was before their eyes, wept with a great voice. And many of them, shouting for joy, lifted up their voice.
3:13 Neither could anyone distinguish between the voice of clamor of joy, and a voice of weeping of the people. For the shouting of the people mixed into a great clamor, and the voice was heard from far away.

Ezra 4

4:1 Now the enemies of Judah and of Benjamin heard that the sons of the captivity were building a temple to the Lord, neeg Ixayees tus Vajtswv.
4:2 Thiab yog li ntawd, drawing near to Zerubbabel and to the leaders of the fathers, lawv hais rau lawv: “Let us build with you, for we seek your God just as you do. Saib seb, we have immolated victims to him from the days of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, who brought us here.”
4:3 And Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the leaders of the fathers of Israel said to them: “It is not for you to build the house of our God with us. Es tsis txhob, we alone shall build to the Lord our God, just as Cyrus, the king of the Persians, has commanded us.”
4:4 Yog li ntawd, it happened that the people of the land impeded the hands of the people of Judah, and they troubled them in building.
4:5 Then they hired counselors against them, so that they might argue against their plan during all the days of Cyrus, king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius, king of the Persians.
4:6 Thiab yog li ntawd, during the reign of Ahasuerus, at the beginning of his reign, they wrote an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and of Jerusalem.
4:7 Thiab yog li ntawd, in the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, and Tabeel, and the others who were in their council wrote to Artaxerxes, king of the Persians. Now the letter of accusation was written in Syriac, and was being read in the Syrian language.
4:8 Rehum, the commander, and Shimshai, lub sau, wrote one letter from Jerusalem to king Artaxerxes, nyob rau hauv no yam:
4:9 “Rehum, the commander, and Shimshai, lub sau, and the rest of their counselors, the judges, and rulers, the officials, those from Persia, from Erech, from Babylonia, from Susa, the Dehavites, and the Elamites,
4:10 and the rest of the nations, whom the great and glorious Osnappar transferred and caused to live in the cities of Samaria and in the rest of the regions across the river in peace:
4:11 to king Artaxerxes. (This is a copy of the letter, which they sent to him.) Your servants, the men who are across the river, send a greeting.
4:12 Let it be known to the king, that the Jews, who ascended from you to us, have arrived in Jerusalem, a rebellious and most wicked city, which they are building, constructing its ramparts and repairing the walls.
4:13 And now let be it known to the king, that if this city will have been built up, and its walls repaired, they will not pay tribute, nor tax, nor yearly revenues, and this loss will affect even the kings.
4:14 Tab sis, remembering the salt that we have eaten in the palace, and because we are led to believe that it a crime to see the king harmed, we have therefore sent and reported to the king,
4:15 so that you may search in the books of the histories of your fathers, and you may find written in the records, and you may know that this city is a rebellious city, and that it is harmful to the kings and the provinces, and that wars were incited within it from the days of antiquity. For which reason also, the city itself was destroyed.
4:16 We report to the king that if this city will have been built, and its walls repaired, you will have no possession across the river.”
4:17 The king sent word to Rehum, the commander, and to Shimshai, lub sau, and to the rest who were in their council, to the inhabitants of Samaria, and to the others across the river, offering a greeting and peace.
4:18 “The accusation, which you have sent to us, has been read aloud before me.
4:19 And it was commanded by me, and they searched and found that this city, from the days of antiquity, has rebelled against the kings, and that seditions and battles have been incited within it.
4:20 ces dhau, there have been very strong kings in Jerusalem, who also ruled over the entire region which is across the river. They have also taken tribute, and tax, and revenues.
4:21 Tam sim no yog li ntawd, hear the sentence: Prohibit those men, so that this city may be not built, until perhaps there may be further orders from me.
4:22 See to it that you are not negligent in fulfilling this, tsis, me ntsis los ntawm me ntsis, the evil may increase against the kings.”
4:23 And so a copy of the edict of king Artaxerxes was read before Rehum, the commander, and Shimshai, lub sau, and their counselors. And they went away hurriedly to Jerusalem, rau cov neeg Yudais. And they prohibited them by force and by strength.
4:24 Then the work of the house of the Lord in Jerusalem was interrupted, and it did not resume until the second year of the reign of Darius, the king of the Persians.

Ezra 5

5:1 Now Haggai, tus yaj saub, thiab Xekhaliya, tus tub ntawm Iddo, prophesying to the Jews who were in Judea and Jerusalem, prophesied in the name of the God of Israel.
5:2 Then Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, rose up and began to build the temple of God in Jerusalem. And the prophets of God were with them, assisting them.
5:3 Ces, nyob rau tib lub sij hawm, Tattenai, who was the governor beyond the river, thiab Shetharbozenai, and their counselors came to them. And they spoke in this way to them: “Who has given you counsel, so that you would build this house and repair its walls?"
5:4 We responded to this by giving them the names of the men who were the founders of that building.
5:5 But the eye of their God was set over the elders of the Jews, and so they were unable to hinder them. And it was agreed that the matter should be referred to Darius, and then they would give a reply against that accusation.
5:6 A copy of the letter that Tattenai, tus tswv xeev ntawm lub cheeb tsam dhau tus dej, thiab Shetharbozenai, thiab nws pab tswv yim, the rulers who were beyond the river, sent to Darius the king.
5:7 The word that they sent him was written in this way: “To Darius, the king of all peace.
5:8 Let it be known to the king, that we went to the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which they are building with rough stones, and with timber set into the walls. And this work is being built up diligently, and it increases by their hands.
5:9 Yog li ntawd, we questioned those elders, and we spoke to them in this way: ‘Who has given authority to you, so that you would build this house and repair these walls?'
5:10 But we also required of them their names, so that we might report to you. And we have written down the names of their men, those who are leaders among them.
5:11 Then they responded a word to us in this manner, hais tias: ‘We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth. And we are building the temple that was constructed these many years before, and which a great king of Israel had built and constructed.
5:12 Tab sis tom qab ntawd, our fathers had provoked the God of heaven to wrath, so he delivered them into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, Npanpiloo tus vajntxwv, the Chaldean. And he destroyed this house, and he transferred its people to Babylon.
5:13 Ces, in the first year of Cyrus, Npanpiloo tus vajntxwv, king Cyrus issued a decree, so that this house of God would be built.
5:14 And now the vessels of gold and silver from the temple of God, which Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple that was in Jerusalem, and which he had carried away to the temple of Babylon, king Cyrus brought out of the temple of Babylon, and they were given to one called Sheshbazzar, whom he also appointed as governor.
5:15 Thiab nws hais rau nws: “Take these vessels, and go, and set them in the temple that is in Jerusalem. And let the house of God be built in its place.”
5:16 And so this same Sheshbazzar then came and set the foundations of the temple of God in Jerusalem. And from that time, txawm kom txog thaum tam sim no, it is being built, and it is not yet completed.’
5:17 Tam sim no ces, if it seems good to the king, let him search in the king’s library, which is in Babylon, to see whether it was ordered by king Cyrus, that the house of God in Jerusalem should be built. And may the will of the king be sent to us about this matter.”

Ezra 6

6:1 Then king Darius instructed, and they searched in the library of books that were deposited in Babylon.
6:2 And there was found at Ecbatana, which is a fortified place in the province of Media, one volume, and this record was written in it:
6:3 “In the first year of king Cyrus, Cyrus the king decreed that the house of God, uas yog nyob rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees, shall be built in the place where they immolate victims, and that they should set the foundations so as to support a height of sixty cubits and a width of sixty cubits,
6:4 with three rows of rough stones, and so as to have rows of new timber, and that the expenses shall be given from the house of the king.
6:5 Tab sis, kuj, let the gold and silver vessels of the temple of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple of Jerusalem, and which he carried away to Babylon, be restored and be carried back to the temple of Jerusalem, to their place, just as they had been placed in the temple of God.
6:6 Tam sim no yog li ntawd, let Tattenai, the governor of the region which is beyond the river, Shetharbozenai, and your counselors, the rulers who are beyond the river, withdraw far away from them,
6:7 thiab cia lub tuam tsev ntawm Vajtswv yuav tso tawm rau tus tswv xeev ntawm cov neeg Yudais thiab rau lawv cov txwj laug, yog li ntawd tej zaum lawv yuav tsim lub tsev ntawd Vajtswv nyob rau hauv nws qhov chaw.
6:8 Ntxiv mus, nws tau raug qhia los ntawm kuv li cas yuav tsum tau ua los ntawm cov neeg pov thawj ntawm cov neeg Yudais, yog li ntawd lub tsev ntawm Vajtswv tej zaum yuav ua, yeej, uas los ntawm cov vajntxwv lub txhab, uas yog, los ntawm cov khoom plig uas yog coj los ntawm cov cheeb tsam dhau tus dej, cov nqi yuav tsum raug scrupulously muab rau cov txiv neej, yog li ntawd cov ua hauj lwm tej zaum yuav tsis tau impeded.
6:9 Tab sis yog hais tias nws tej zaum yuav tsim nyog, cia kuj nyuj kub, thiab cov menyuam yaj, thiab cov tub ntxhais tshis rau holocausts rau tus Vajtswv ntawm saum ntuj ceeb tsheej, nrog grain, ntsev, caw, thiab cov roj, raws li cov mas cov pov thawj uas yog nyob rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees, yuav muab rau lawv rau txhua hnub, yog li ntawd tej zaum yuav muaj tsis muaj kev tsis txaus siab nyob rau hauv dab tsi.
6:10 Thiab cia lawv muaj oblations rau tus Vajtswv ntawm saum ntuj ceeb tsheej, thiab cia lawv thov Vajtswv rau lub neej ntawm cov huab tais thiab rau lub neej ntawm nws cov tub.
6:11 Yog li ntawd, txoj cai tau teev tawm los ntawm kuv, yog li ntawd, yog hais tias txhua tus txiv neej uas yuav hloov kev txiav txim no, ib nqaj yuav raug muab tshem ntawm nws tus kheej lub tsev, thiab nws yuav tsum tau teem, thiab nws yuav raug ntsia rau saum rau nws. Ces nws lub tsev yuav tsum txeeb.
6:12 Yog li ntawd ces, Thov Vajtswv uas tau tshwm sim los nws lub npe nyob muaj ua kom puas tej nceeg vaj los yog cov neeg uas yuav cuag lawv txhais tes mus tua tawm tsam los yog ua kom puas hais tias lub tsev ntawm Vajtswv, uas yog nyob rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees. Kuv, Dali-a, tau tsim txoj cai, uas kuv xav yuav tsum tau fulfilled scrupulously. "
6:13 Yog li ntawd, Tattenai, tus tswv xeev ntawm lub cheeb tsam dhau tus dej, thiab Shetharbozenai, thiab nws pab tswv yim, nyob rau hauv accord nrog dab tsi huab tais Darius tau qhia, rau siab ntso tua tib.
6:14 Ces cov txwj laus ntawm cov neeg Yudais raug lub tsev thiab prospering, nyob rau hauv accord nrog lub los yav tom ntej ntawm Hakai, tus yaj saub, thiab Xekhaliya, tus tub ntawm Iddo. Thiab lawv ua tau thiab ua tau lub tsev los ntawm cov kev txiav txim ntawm neeg Ixayees tus Vajtswv, thiab los ntawm qhov kev txiav txim ntawm Cyrus thiab Dali-a, raws li tau zoo raws li Athaxawxi, cov vaj ntxwv ntawm cov Pawxia.
6:15 Thiab lawv ua kom tiav lub tsev no ntawm Vajtswv nyob rau hauv peb hnub ntawm lub hlis ntawm Adar, uas yog nyob rau hauv lub thib rau lub xyoo ntawm lub reign ntawm huab tais Darius.
6:16 Ces cov Yixayee, cov pov thawj, thiab cov Levi, thiab cov seem ntawm cov tub ntawm lub transmigration lom kev mob siab ntawm lub tsev ntawm Vajtswv nrog kev zoo siab.
6:17 Thiab lawv muab, rau kev mob siab ntawm lub tsev ntawm Vajtswv, ib puas nyuj kub, ob puas rams, plaub puas lambs, thiab, thaum muaj kev txhaum offering rau tag nrho cov ntawm Ixayees, kaum ob nws-tshis los ntawm cov tshis, raws li tus naj npawb ntawm cov pab pawg neeg uas ua Ixayees.
6:18 Thiab lawv tau tsa cov pov thawj mus rau hauv lawv cov kev sib cais, thiab cov Levi hauv lawv lem, tshaj tej hauj lwm ntawm Vajtswv nyob rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees, cia li raws li nws tau sau nyob rau hauv phau ntawv ntawm Mauxes.
6:19 Ces cov Yixayee ntawm cov transmigration khaws cia rau hauv lub Passover, nyob rau kaum plaub hnub ntawm thawj lub hli.
6:20 Rau cov pov thawj thiab Levi tau kev dawb huv raws li ib tug. Tag nrho raug ntxuav nyob rau hauv thiaj li yuav tau immolate lub Passover rau tag nrho cov tub ntawm tus transmigration, thiab rau lawv cov kwv tij, cov pov thawj, thiab rau lawv tus kheej.
6:21 Thiab cov Yixayee, who had been returned from the transmigration, and all those who had separated themselves from the defilement of the Gentiles of the earth to them, so that they might seek the Lord, neeg Ixayees tus Vajtswv, ate
6:22 and kept the solemnity of unleavened bread for seven days with joy. For the Lord had made them joyful, and he had converted the heart of the king of Assur to them, so that he would assist their hands in the work of the house of the Lord, neeg Ixayees tus Vajtswv.

Ezra 7

7:1 Tam sim no tom qab no tej yam uas, during the reign of Artaxerxes, the king of the Persians, Ezra, tus tub ntawm Xelaya, tus tub ntawm Axaliya, tus tub ntawm Hilkiah,
7:2 tus tub ntawm Salu, tus tub ntawm Xantau, tus tub ntawm Ahitub,
7:3 the son of Amariah, tus tub ntawm Axaliya, tus tub ntawm Meraioth,
7:4 the son of Zerahiah, tus tub ntawm Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
7:5 the son of Abishua, tus tub ntawm Phinehas, tus tub ntawm Ele-axa, tus tub ntawm Aaron, priest from the beginning,
7:6 this same Ezra, ascended from Babylon; and he was a proficient scribe in the law of Moses, which the Lord God gave to Israel. And the king granted to him his every petition. For the hand of the Lord, nws tus Vajtswv, was over him.
7:7 And some from the sons of Israel, and from the sons of the priests, and from the sons of the Levites, and from the singing men, and from the gatekeepers, and from the temple servants ascended to Jerusalem, in the seventh year of king Artaxerxes.
7:8 And they arrived at Jerusalem in the fifth month, in the same seventh year of the king.
7:9 For on the first day of the first month, he began to ascend from Babylon, and on the first day of the fifth month, he arrived at Jerusalem. For the good hand of his God was over him.
7:10 For Ezra prepared his heart, so that he might search the law of the Lord, and so that he might keep and teach precept and judgment in Israel.
7:11 Now this is a copy of the letter of the edict, which king Artaxerxes gave to Ezra, lub pov thawj, a scribe well-taught in the words and precepts of the Lord and in his ceremonies in Israel:
7:12 “Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra, lub pov thawj, a very learned scribe of the law of the God of heaven: a greeting.
7:13 It has been decreed by me, that whosoever wishes, among the people of Israel and their priests and Levites within my kingdom, mus rau nram lub nroog Yeluxalees, may go with you.
7:14 For you have been sent from the face of the king and his seven counselors, so that you may visit Judea and Jerusalem by the law of your God, which is in your hand,
7:15 and so that you may carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose tabernacle is in Jerusalem.
7:16 And all the silver and gold, as much as you will find in the entire province of Babylon, and which the people will wish to offer, and which some of the priests will offer freely to the house of their God, uas yog nyob rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees,
7:17 accept it freely. And with this money, carefully purchase calves, rams, lambs, and their sacrifices and libations, and offer these upon the altar of the temple of your God, uas yog nyob rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees.
7:18 Tab sis, kuj, whatever it will please you and your brothers to do with the remainder of the silver and gold, do so in accord with the will of your God.
7:19 Ib yam li ntawd, the vessels that have been given to you for the ministry of the house of your God, deliver these to the sight of God in Jerusalem.
7:20 Ces, whatever more will be needed for the house of your God, as much as is necessary for you to spend, it shall be given from the treasury, and from the king’s finances,
7:21 and by me. Kuv, king Artaxerxes, have appointed and decreed to all the keepers of the public treasury, those who are beyond the river, that whatever Ezra, lub pov thawj, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall ask of you, you shall provide it without delay,
7:22 even up to one hundred talents of silver, and up to one hundred cors of wheat, and up to one hundred baths of wine, and up to one hundred baths of oil, and truly salt without measure.
7:23 All that pertains to the rite of the God of heaven, let it be distributed scrupulously to the house of the God of heaven, lest perhaps he may become angry against the kingdom of the king and his sons.
7:24 Ib yam li ntawd, we would make known to you, about all the priests, thiab cov Levi, thiab tus neeg hu nkauj, and the gatekeepers, thiab lub tuam tsev cov tub qhe, and the ministers of the house of this God, that you have no authority to impose tax, or tribute, or duty upon them.
7:25 Tab sis raws li rau koj, Ezra, in accord with the wisdom of your God, which is in your hand, appoint judges and magistrates, so that they may judge the entire people, which is beyond the river, especially so that they may know the law of your God, but also so as to teach the ignorant freely.
7:26 And any one who will not diligently keep the law of your God, and the law of the king, judgment shall be upon him, either to death, or to exile, or to the confiscation of his goods, or certainly to prison.”
7:27 Foom koob hmoov rau yuav tus Tswv, tus Vajtswv ntawm peb tej yawg koob, who has put this into the heart of the king, so that he may glorify the house of the Lord, uas yog nyob rau hauv lub nroog Yeluxalees.
7:28 For he has turned his mercy toward me in the sight of the king, thiab nws pab tswv yim, and all the powerful leaders of the king. Thiab yog li ntawd, having been strengthened by the hand of the Lord, kuv tus Vajtswv, which was upon me, I gathered together some of the leaders of Israel, those who were to go up with me.

Ezra 8

8:1 And so these are the leaders of the families, with their genealogy, of those who ascended with me from Babylon, during the reign of king Artaxerxes.
8:2 From the sons of Phinehas, Gershom. From the sons of Ithamar, Daniel. From the sons of David, Hattush.
8:3 From the sons of Shecaniah, the son of Parosh, Zechariah, and one hundred fifty men were numbered with him.
8:4 From the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai, the son of Zerahiah, and two hundred men were with him.
8:5 From the sons of Shecaniah, the son of Jahaziel, and three hundred men were with him.
8:6 From the sons of Adin, Ebed, the son of Jonathan, and fifty men were with him.
8:7 From the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah, the son of Athaliah, and seventy men were with him.
8:8 From the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah, tus tub ntawm Michael, and eighty men were with him.
8:9 From the sons of Joab, Aunpadaiyas, the son of Jehiel, and two hundred eighteen men were with him.
8:10 From the sons of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah, and one hundred sixty men were with him.
8:11 From the sons of Bebai, Zechariah, the son of Bebai, and twenty-eight men were with him.
8:12 From the sons of Azgad, Johanan, the son of Hakkatan, and one hundred and ten men were with him.
8:13 From the sons of Adonikam, who were the last, and these were their names: Eliphelet, and Jeuel, thiab Semaya, and sixty men were with them.
8:14 From the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zaccur, and seventy men were with them.
8:15 Now I gathered them together at the river that runs down to Ahava, and we stayed there for three days. And I sought among the people and among the priests for the sons of Levi, and I found none there.
8:16 And so I sent Eliezer, and Ariel, thiab Semaya, thiab Elnathan, and Jarib, and another Elnathan, thiab Nathan, thiab Xekhaliya, thiab Meshullam, who were leaders, and Joiarib and Elnathan, who were wise.
8:17 And I sent them to Iddo, who is first within the place of Casiphia. And I placed in their mouth the words that they should speak to Iddo and his brothers, the temple servants, in the place of Casiphia, so that they would lead to us ministers for the house of our God.
8:18 And because the good hand of our God was over us, they led to us a very learned man from the sons of Mahli, tus tub ntawm Levi, tus tub uas ua Ixayees, with Sherebiah, thiab nws cov tub, and his eighteen brothers,
8:19 thiab Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah, ntawm cov tub Merari, thiab nws cov kwv tij, thiab nws cov tub, numbering twenty.
8:20 And from the temple servants, whom David, and the leaders had provided for the ministry of the Levites, there were two hundred twenty temple servants. All these were called by their names.
8:21 And I proclaimed a fast in that place, beside the river Ahava, so that we might afflict ourselves in the sight of the Lord our God, and so that we might request of him the right way for us, and for our sons, and for all our substance.
8:22 For I was ashamed to petition the king for assistance and for horsemen, who would defend us from the enemy along the way. For we had said to the king: “The hand of our God is over all those who seek him in goodness. And his authority, and his strength and fury, is over all those who forsake him.”
8:23 And so we fasted and begged our God for this; and as a result, we prospered.
8:24 And I separated twelve from among the leaders of the priests: Sherebiah, thiab Hashabiah, and with them ten of their brothers.
8:25 And I weighed out to them the silver and the gold, and the vessels consecrated to the house of our God, which had been offered by the king, and by his counselors and his leaders, and by all those of Israel who had been found.
8:26 And I weighed out to their hands six hundred fifty talents of silver, and one hundred vessels of silver, and one hundred talents of gold,
8:27 and twenty gold bowls which had the weight of one thousand coins, and two vessels of the finest shining brass, as beautiful as gold.
8:28 Thiab kuv hais rau lawv: “You are the holy ones of the Lord, and the vessels are holy, with the silver and the gold, which has been offered freely to the Lord, tus Vajtswv ntawm peb tej yawg koob.
8:29 Watch and guard them, until you weigh them out before the leaders of the priests and the Levites, and the rulers of the families of Israel in Jerusalem, into the treasury of the house of the Lord.”
8:30 Then the priests and the Levites received the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, so that they might carry these to Jerusalem, into the house of our God.
8:31 Yog li ntawd, we set out from the river Ahava, on the twelfth day of the first month, so that we might travel to Jerusalem. And the hand of our God was over us, and he freed us from the hand of the enemy and of those who lay in ambush along the way.
8:32 And we arrived at Jerusalem, and we stayed there for three days.
8:33 Ces, on the fourth day, the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed out in the house of our God, by the hand of Meremoth, the son of Uriah, lub pov thawj; and with him was Eleazar, tus tub ntawm Phinehas, and with them were the Levites, Jozabad, the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah, the son of Binnui.
8:34 This was done according to the number and weight of everything; and every weight was written down at that time.
8:35 Ntxiv mus, those who came from the captivity, the sons of the transmigration, offered holocausts to the God of Israel: twelve calves on behalf of all the people of Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and twelve he-goats for sin. All these were a holocaust to the Lord.
8:36 Then they gave the edicts of the king to the rulers who served in the sight of the king, and to the governors beyond the river, and they exalted the people and the house of God.

Ezra 9

9:1 Ces, after these things were completed, the leaders came to me, hais tias: “The people of Israel, cov pov thawj, thiab cov Levi, have not been separated from the peoples of the lands and from their abominations, especially those of the Canaanites, and Hittites, and Perizzites, and Jebusites, and Ammonites, and Moabites, and Egyptians, and Amorites.
9:2 For they have taken from their daughters for themselves and for their sons, and they have mixed a holy lineage with the peoples of the lands. And even the hand of the leaders and the magistrates has been first in this transgression.”
9:3 And when I had heard this word, I tore my cloak and my tunic, and I pulled out the hairs of my head and beard, and I sat in mourning.
9:4 Then all those who feared the word of the God of Israel gathered to me, because of the transgression of those who had arrived from the captivity. And I sat in sorrow, until the evening sacrifice.
9:5 Thiab nyob rau thaum yav tsaus ntuj txi, Kuv sawv ntawm kuv kev txom nyem, thiab, muaj torn kuv cloak thiab kuv tunic, Kuv poob rau kuv lub hauv caug, thiab kuv mus txog tawm kuv ob txhais tes mus rau tus Tswv, kuv tus Vajtswv.
9:6 Thiab kuv hais tias: "Kuv tus Vajtswv, Kuv tsis swb hlo li thiab txaj muag yuav txhawb nqa kuv lub ntsej muag rau koj. Peb qhov kev phem tau khoo tshaj peb lub taub hau, thiab peb ua txhaum cai tau nce, txawm mus txog saum ntuj ceeb tsheej,
9:7 los ntawm lub hnub ntawm peb tej yawg koob. Tab sis, kuj, peb tus kheej tau ua txhaum gravely, txawm mus rau hnub no. Thiab peb qhov kev phem, peb tus kheej, thiab peb cov vaj ntxwv thiab peb cov pov thawj, tau raug xa mus rau hauv ob txhais tes ntawm cov vaj ntxwv ntawm lub pawg neeg thaj av, thiab rab ntaj, thiab rau kev poob cev qhev, thiab rau plunder, thiab tsis meej pem ntawm lub ntsej muag, cia li raws li nws tseem nyob rau hnub no.
9:8 Thiab tam sim no, mus rau ib tug me me raws li thiab rau ib lub caij, peb daim ntawv thov tau nrog tus Tswv peb tus Vajtswv, yog li ntawd tej zaum lawv yuav tawm rau peb ib tug neeg uas seem tshuav, thiab thiaj li hais tias ib tug ruaj ntseg qhov chaw nyob rau hauv nws dawb huv av yuav tsum tau muab rau peb, thiab yog li ntawd peb tus Vajtswv yuav ci ntsa iab rau peb ob lub qhov muag, thiab tej zaum yuav muab rau peb ib tug me ntsis lub neej nyob rau hauv peb qhev.
9:9 Peb yog cov tub qhe, tsis tau nyob rau hauv peb qhev peb tus Vajtswv tau muab tso pov tseg tsis peb, tab sis nws tau inclined txoj kev hlub tshua rau peb nyob hauv qhov pom ntawm tus huab tais ntawm cov Pawxia, yog li ntawd tej zaum nws yuav muab peb lub neej, thiab tej zaum yuav tsa lub tsev ntawm peb tus Vajtswv, thiab kho nws desolations, thiab muab peb ib tug xov laj kab puag nyob rau hauv Yudas thiab Yeluxalees.
9:10 Thiab tam sim no, peb tus Vajtswv, what should we say after these things? For we abandoned your commandments,
9:11 which you instructed by the hand of your servants, cov yaj saub, hais tias: ‘The land, which you shall enter so that you may possess it, is an unclean land, due to the uncleanness of the peoples and of the other lands, the abominations of those who have filled it, from mouth to mouth, with their filth.’
9:12 Tam sim no yog li ntawd, you should not give your daughters to their sons, nor should you receive their daughters for your sons. And you should not seek their peace, nor their prosperity, mus ib txhis li. So shall you be strengthened, and so shall you eat the good things of the land, and have your sons as your heirs, even for all time.
9:13 And after all that has happened to us because of our very wicked works and our great offense, koj, peb tus Vajtswv, have freed us from our iniquity, and you have given us salvation, cia li raws li nws yog hnub no,
9:14 so that we would not turn away and make your commandments void, and so that we would not unite in marriage with the peoples of these abominations. Could you be angry with us even to the very end, so that you would not to leave us a remnant to be saved?
9:15 Au tus Tswv, neeg Ixayees tus Vajtswv, koj nyuam qhuav. For we have been left behind to be saved, cia li raws li nws yog hnub no. Saib seb, we are before your sight in our offense. And it is not possible to withstand you in this matter.”

Ezra 10

10:1 Yog li ntawd, as Ezra was praying, and imploring, and weeping in this way, and was prostrate before the temple of God, an exceedingly great assembly of men and women and children was gathered to him from Israel. And the people wept with a great weeping.
10:2 And Shecaniah, the son of Jehiel, from the sons of Elam, responded and said to Ezra: “We have sinned against our God, and have taken foreign wives from the peoples of the land. Thiab tam sim no, if there is repentance within Israel over this,
10:3 let us strike a pact with the Lord our God, so that we may cast aside all the wives, and those who have been born from them, in accord with the will of the Lord, and of those who fear the precept of the Lord our God. So let it be done, raws li txoj cai.
10:4 Cia li sawv tsees. It is for you to discern, and we shall be with you. Be strengthened and act.”
10:5 Yog li ntawd, Ezra rose up, and he caused the leaders of the priests and the Levites, and all of Israel, to swear that they would act in accord with this word. And they swore it.
10:6 And Ezra rose up before the house of God, and he went away to the chamber of Jehohanan, the son of Eliashib, and he entered into it. He did not eat bread, and he did not drink water. For he was mourning the transgression of those who had arrived from the captivity.
10:7 And a voice was sent into Judah and Jerusalem, to all the sons of the transmigration, so that they would gather together in Jerusalem.
10:8 And all those who would not arrive within three days, in accord with the counsel of the leaders and the elders, would have all his substance taken away, and he would be cast out of the assembly of the transmigration.
10:9 Thiab yog li ntawd, all the men of Judah and of Benjamin convened in Jerusalem within three days. This was in the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month. And all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of the sin and the rain.
10:10 And Ezra, lub pov thawj, sawv, thiab nws hais rau lawv: "Koj tau ua txhaum, and you have taken foreign wives, so that you added to the offenses of Israel.
10:11 Thiab tam sim no, make confession to the Lord, tus Vajtswv ntawm koj tus txiv, and do what pleases him, and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from your foreign wives.”
10:12 And the entire multitude responded, and they said with a great voice: “In accord with your word to us, so let be it done.
10:13 Tsis tau tiag tiag, since the people are many, and it is the time of rain, and we cannot endure standing outside, and this is not a task for one or two days, (for certainly we have sinned greatly in this matter,)
10:14 let leaders be appointed among the entire multitude. And in all our cities, let those who have taken foreign wives arrive at appointed times, and with them the elders from city to city, and the judges, until the wrath of our God has been averted from us over this sin.”
10:15 And so Jonathan, the son of Asahel, and Jahzeiah, the son of Tikvah, were appointed over this, and the Levites Meshullam and Shabbethai assisted them.
10:16 And the sons of the transmigration did so. And Ezra, lub pov thawj, and the men who were the leaders of the families in the houses of their fathers, and all according to their names, went and sat down, on the first day of the tenth month, so that they might examine the matter.
10:17 And they made an end with all the men who had taken foreign wives, by the first day of the first month.
10:18 And there were found among the sons of the priests some who had taken foreign wives: From the sons of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, thiab nws cov kwv tij, Maaseiah, thiab Eliyexaw, and Jarib, thiab Gedaliah.
10:19 And they swore with their hands that they would cast aside their wives, and that they would offer for their offense a ram from among the sheep.
10:20 And from the sons of Immer, Hanani and Zebadiah.
10:21 And from the sons of Harim, Maaseiah, thiab Eliyas, thiab Semaya, thiab Jehiel, and Uzziah.
10:22 And from the sons of Pashhur, Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.
10:23 And from the sons of the Levites, Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah, the same is Kelita, Pethahiah, Judah, thiab Eliyexaw.
10:24 And from the singing men, Eliashib. And from the gatekeepers, Salu, and Telem, and Uri.
10:25 And out of Israel, from the sons of Parosh, Ramiah, and Izziah, thiab Malchijah, and Mijamin, thiab Ele-axa, thiab Malchijah, thiab Benaiah.
10:26 And from the sons of Elam, Mattaniah, Zechariah, thiab Jehiel, and Abdi, thiab Jeremoth, thiab Eliyas.
10:27 And from the sons of Zattu, Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, thiab Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.
10:28 And from the sons of Bebai, Jehohanan, Hananiya, Zabbai, Athlai.
10:29 And from the sons of Bani, Meshullam, and Malluch, thiab Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth.
10:30 And from the sons of Pahath-moab, Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, thiab Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui, and Manasseh.
10:31 And from the sons of Harim, Eliyexaw, Jeshua, Malchijah, Semaya, Xime-oos,
10:32 Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.
10:33 And from the sons of Hashum, Mattenai, Mattettah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, Shimei.
10:34 From the sons of Bani, Maadai, Amram, and Uel,
10:35 Benaiah, and Bedeiah, Cheluhi,
10:36 Vaniah, Meremoth, thiab Eliyasi,
10:37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasu,
10:38 thiab nyiaj, and Binnui, Shimei,
10:39 thiab Shelemiah, thiab Nathan, thiab Adaiah,
10:40 and Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
10:41 Azarel, thiab Shelemiah, Shemariah,
10:42 Salu, Amariah, Yauxej.
10:43 From the sons of Nebo, Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, thiab Joel, thiab Benaiah.
10:44 All these had taken foreign wives, and there were among them women who had borne sons.