Ezra 1

1:1 Under det första året av Cyrus, kung av pers, Herren rörde upp anden av Cyrus, kung av pers, så att Herrens ord från Jeremias mun skulle uppfyllas. Och han sände ut en röst, i hela sitt rike, och även skriftligt, säger:
1:2 ”Så säger Cyrus, kungen av pers: Herren, himmelens Gud, har gett alla riken på jorden för mig, och han själv har instruerat mig att jag skulle bygga ett hus åt honom i Jerusalem, som är i Judeen.
1:3 Vem av er är från hela hans folk? Må hans Gud vara med honom. Låt honom stiga upp till Jerusalem, som är i Judeen, och låta honom bygga Herrens hus, Israels Gud. Han är Gud som är i Jerusalem.
1:4 Och låt alla som är kvar, i alla platser oavsett var de bor, hjälpa honom, varje man från sin plats, med silver och guld, och varor och nötkreatur, utöver vad de kan erbjuda frivilligt Guds tempel, som är i Jerusalem.”
1:5 Och ledarna för fäderna från Juda och från Benjamin, med prästerna, och leviterna, och alla dem vars ande rördes av Gud, Steg upp, så att de kan stiga för att bygga Herrens tempel, som var i Jerusalem.
1:6 Och alla de som var runt hjälpte sina händer med fartyg av silver och guld, med gods och boskap, med utrustning, utöver vad de hade erbjudit fritt.
1:7 Likaledes, 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, into Jerusalem.

Ezra 2

2:1 Now these are the sons of the province, who ascended from the captivity, whom Nebuchadnezzar, kungen i 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, Nehemja, 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: the sons of 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, som är i Jerusalem, 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 Därför, 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. Därefter, the people were gathered together, som en man, i Jerusalem.
3:2 And Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, rose up with his brothers, prästerna. 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, gudsmannen.
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, morning and evening.
3:4 And they kept the solemnity of tabernacles, precis som det var skrivet, 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. På liknande sätt, 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, kungen av pers.
3:8 Därefter, in the second year of their advent to the temple of God in Jerusalem, i den andra månaden, Serubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and the remainder of their brothers, prästerna, och leviterna, 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, som en man, stood so that they might have charge over those who did the work in the temple of God: the sons of Henadad, och deras söner, and their brothers, leviterna.
3:10 And when the builders had founded the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their adornment with trumpets, och leviterna, the sons of Asaph, stood with cymbals, so that they might praise God by the hand of David, kungen av Israel.
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, Israels Gud.
4:2 Och så, drawing near to Zerubbabel and to the leaders of the fathers, they said to them: “Let us build with you, for we seek your God just as you do. Se, 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. Istället, we alone shall build to the Lord our God, just as Cyrus, kungen av pers, has commanded us.”
4:4 Därför, 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, kung av pers.
4:6 Och så, 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 Och så, in the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, and Tabeel, and the others who were in their council wrote to Artaxerxes, kung av pers. Now the letter of accusation was written in Syriac, and was being read in the Syrian language.
4:8 Rehum, the commander, and Shimshai, den rits, wrote one letter from Jerusalem to king Artaxerxes, på detta sätt:
4:9 “Rehum, the commander, and Shimshai, den rits, 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 Men, 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, den rits, 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 då också, 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 Så därför, 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, annat, little by little, 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, den rits, and their counselors. And they went away hurriedly to Jerusalem, till judarna. 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, kungen av pers.

Ezra 5

5:1 Now Haggai, profeten, Sakarja, son till 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 Därefter, på samma gång, Tattenai, who was the governor beyond the river, och 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, guvernören i regionen på andra sidan floden, och Shetharbozenai, och hans rådgivare, 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 Därför, 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, säger: ‘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 But afterward, our fathers had provoked the God of heaven to wrath, so he delivered them into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, Babylons kung, the Chaldean. And he destroyed this house, and he transferred its people to Babylon.
5:13 Därefter, in the first year of Cyrus, Babylons kung, 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 Och han sade till honom: “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, ända till nu, it is being built, and it is not yet completed.’
5:17 Nu då, 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, som är i Jerusalem, 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 Men också, 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 Så därför, 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 och låt denna Guds tempel släppas till guvernören av judarna och deras äldste, så att de kan bygga denna Guds hus i dess ställe.
6:8 Vidare, Det har fått i uppdrag av mig om vad som borde göras av de präster judarnas, så att Guds hus kan byggas, specifikt, att från kungens skattkammare, det är, från tribut, som tages från regionen bortom floden, kostnaderna skall noggrant ges till dessa män, så att verket inte kan hindras.
6:9 Men om det kan vara nödvändigt, Låt även kalvar, och lamm, och killingar för bränn till himmelens Gud, med säd, salt, vin, och olja, enligt riten av prästerna som är i Jerusalem, ges till dem för varje dag, så att det kan finnas några klagomål på någonting.
6:10 Och låt dem erbjuder oblations till himmelens Gud, och låt dem be för livet av kungen och för livet för hans söner.
6:11 Därför, dekretet har beskrivits av mig, så att, om det finns någon som kommer att ändra denna ordning, en balk ska tas från sitt eget hus, och det skall upprättas, och han skall spikas till det. Då hans hus skall tas i beslag.
6:12 Dåså, Må Gud som har låtit sitt namn bo där förstöra alla riken och människor som skulle utvidga sin hand för att bekämpa eller att förstöra den Guds hus, som är i Jerusalem. Jag, Darius, har etablerat dekretet, som jag vill vara uppfyllda noggrant. "
6:13 Därför, Tattenai, guvernören i regionen på andra sidan floden, och Shetharbozenai, och hans rådgivare, i enlighet med vad kung Darius hade instruerat, flitigt avrättades samma.
6:14 Då judarnas äldste byggde och frodas, i enlighet med profetian Haggais, profeten, Sakarja, son till Iddo. Och de byggde och tillverkade på order av Israels Gud, och på order av Cyrus och Darius, samt Artaxerxes, konungar pers.
6:15 Och de avslutat detta Guds hus på den tredje dagen i månaden Adar, som var i det sjätte året av kung Darius.
6:16 Sedan Israels, prästerna, och leviterna, och resten av söner själavandring firade invigningen av Guds hus med glädje.
6:17 Och de erbjöd, för invigningen av Guds hus, hundra kalvar, två hundra vädurar, fyra hundra lamm, och, som syndoffer för hela Israel, tolv bockar från bland getterna, enligt antalet Israels stammar.
6:18 Och de utsåg prästerna i sina divisioner, och leviterna i sina varv, över Guds gärningar i Jerusalem, precis som det var skrivet i Moses bok.
6:19 Sedan Israels barn av själavandring höll påskhögtiden, på fjortonde dagen i den första månaden.
6:20 För prästerna och leviterna hade renats som en. Alla var rengöras för att offra påsken för alla söner trans, och för deras bröder, prästerna, och för sig själva.
6:21 And the sons of Israel, 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, Israels Gud, 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, Israels Gud.

Ezra 7

7:1 Now after these things, during the reign of Artaxerxes, kungen av pers, Ezra, the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, Hilkias son,
7:2 the son of Shallum, son till Sadok, the son of Ahitub,
7:3 the son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,
7:4 the son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
7:5 the son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of 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, his God, 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, prästen, 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, prästen, 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, to go to Jerusalem, 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, som är i Jerusalem,
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, som är i Jerusalem.
7:18 Men också, 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 Likaledes, 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 Därefter, 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. Jag, king Artaxerxes, have appointed and decreed to all the keepers of the public treasury, those who are beyond the river, that whatever Ezra, prästen, 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 Likaledes, we would make known to you, about all the priests, och leviterna, and the singers, and the gatekeepers, and the temple servants, 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 Men som för dig, 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 Blessed be the Lord, Gud våra fäder, who has put this into the heart of the king, so that he may glorify the house of the Lord, som är i Jerusalem.
7:28 For he has turned his mercy toward me in the sight of the king, och hans rådgivare, and all the powerful leaders of the king. Och så, having been strengthened by the hand of the Lord, Herregud, 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, Sakarja, 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, the son of Michael, and eighty men were with him.
8:9 From the sons of Joab, Obadja, 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, Sakarja, 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, Semaja, 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, Semaja, and Elnathan, and Jarib, and another Elnathan, och Nathan, Sakarja, och Mesullam, 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, the son of Levi, the son of Israel, with Sherebiah, och hans söner, and his eighteen brothers,
8:19 and Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah, of the sons of Merari, och hans bröder, och hans söner, 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, and 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 And I said to them: “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, Gud våra fäder.
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, och guldet, och kärlen, so that they might carry these to Jerusalem, into the house of our God.
8:31 Därför, 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 Därefter, 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, prästen; and with him was Eleazar, the son of Phinehas, and with them were the Levites, Josabad, 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 Vidare, 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 Därefter, after these things were completed, the leaders came to me, säger: “The people of Israel, prästerna, och leviterna, 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 Och på kvällen offer, Jag steg upp från mitt lidande, och, ha rivit min kappa och min tunika, Jag föll på knä, och jag sträckte ut mina händer till Herren, Herregud.
9:6 Och jag sa: "Herregud, Jag skam och skämmas för att lyfta upp mitt ansikte till dig. För våra missgärningar har multiplicerats över våra huvuden, och våra brott har ökat, ända upp till himlen,
9:7 från dagarna av våra fäders. Men också, vi själva har syndat allvarligt, även i dag. Och för våra missgärningar, vi själva, och våra kungar och våra präster, har levererats i händerna på kungarna i de länder, och svärdet, och att fångenskap, och att plundra, och blygas, precis som det är också i denna dag.
9:8 Och nu, i en liten utsträckning och för ett ögonblick, vår petition har gjorts med Herren vår Gud, så att de kan lämna oss en kvarleva, och så att en säker plats i hans heliga landet kan ges till oss, och så att vår Gud kan belysa våra ögon, och kan ge oss lite liv i vår träldom.
9:9 För vi är tjänare, men i vår träldom vår Gud har inte övergivit oss, men han har lutande nådig oss inför kungen av pers, så att han kan ge oss liv, och kan höja upp vår Guds hus, och reparera dess förödelse, och ge oss en häck i Juda och Jerusalem.
9:10 Och nu, vår Gud, what should we say after these things? For we abandoned your commandments,
9:11 which you instructed by the hand of your servants, profeterna, säger: ‘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 Så därför, 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, även för evigt. So shall you be strengthened, and so shall you eat the good things of the land, and have your sons as your heirs, även för all framtid.
9:13 And after all that has happened to us because of our very wicked works and our great offense, du, vår Gud, have freed us from our iniquity, and you have given us salvation, precis som det är i dag,
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 Herre, Israels Gud, you are just. For we have been left behind to be saved, precis som det är i dag. Se, we are before your sight in our offense. And it is not possible to withstand you in this matter.”

Ezra 10

10:1 Därför, 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. Och nu, 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, enligt lagen.
10:4 Stig upp. It is for you to discern, and we shall be with you. Be strengthened and act.”
10:5 Därför, 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 Och så, 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, prästen, Steg upp, och han sade till dem: “You have transgressed, and you have taken foreign wives, so that you added to the offenses of Israel.
10:11 Och nu, make confession to the Lord, the God of your fathers, 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 Ändå verkligen, 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, och domarna, 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, prästen, 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, och hans bröder, Maaseja, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and 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, Maaseja, and Elijah, Semaja, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.
10:22 And from the sons of Pashhur, Elioenai, Maaseja, Ishmael, Nethanel, Josabad, and Elasah.
10:23 And from the sons of the Levites, Josabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah, the same is Kelita, Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.
10:24 And from the singing men, Eliashib. And from the gatekeepers, Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
10:25 And out of Israel, from the sons of Parosh, Ramiah, and Izziah, och Malkia, and Mijamin, and Eleazar, och Malkia, och Benaja.
10:26 And from the sons of Elam, Mattaniah, Sakarja, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Elijah.
10:27 And from the sons of Zattu, Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.
10:28 And from the sons of Bebai, Jehohanan, Hananja, Zabbai, Athlai.
10:29 And from the sons of Bani, Meshullam, and Malluch, and Adaiah, Jasub, and Sheal, and Ramoth.
10:30 And from the sons of Pahath-moab, Adna, and Chelal, Benaja, Maaseja, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui, och Manasse.
10:31 And from the sons of Harim, Eliezer, Jeshua, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Simeon,
10:32 Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.
10:33 And from the sons of Hashum, Mattenai, Mattettah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, Simei.
10:34 From the sons of Bani, Maadai, Amram, and Uel,
10:35 Benaja, and Bedeiah, Cheluhi,
10:36 Vaniah, Meremoth, and Eliashib,
10:37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasu,
10:38 och pengar, and Binnui, Simei,
10:39 and Shelemiah, och Nathan, and Adaiah,
10:40 and Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
10:41 Azarel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,
10:42 Shallum, Amariah, Joseph.
10:43 From the sons of Nebo, Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, and Joel, och Benaja.
10:44 All these had taken foreign wives, and there were among them women who had borne sons.