Ezra
Cyrus Let Da Israel Peopo Go Home
(Jeremiah 25:11-12; 29:10-14)
11Befo time, Yahweh Inside Da Sky wen tell his talka guy Jeremiah fo tell da Israel peopo, “I make dis promise: Bumbye da Babylon peopo goin take you guys away, but I goin bring you back again to yoa land.”
Long time afta dat, da firs year dat Cyrus come king fo da Persia peopo, he wen write one letta an send um to all da places wea he da king. Da letta say dis:
2“Dis King Cyrus, da king fo da Persia land. Yahweh, da God dat live inside da sky, he wen tell me fo take ova all da odda king guys inside da world. He give me da job fo build one temple fo him, inside Jerusalem town, inside da Judah land. 3All you peopo dat stay pray to da God Yahweh, you can go back now Jerusalem town, inside Judah, fo go build da Temple Fo Yahweh. He da God fo da Israel peopo an he stay live inside Jerusalem. An I like fo yoa God stay wit all you guys!
4“Da Jewish peopo from any place dat live by you Babylon guys, I like you help dem go home an build dea temple dat stay all bus up now. Give um silva an gold, an animals, an stuff fo eat fo da trip. An give um extra money too, fo God's temple dat dey goin build Jerusalem side.”
5God make da Israel peopo feel good inside an dey like go back Jerusalem side. He wen even make da pries guys an da helpa guys from da Levi ohana feel good inside an dey like go back, an same ting fo da leada guys fo da Judah an Benjamin ohanas. Dey all like go back Jerusalem side fo build da Temple Fo Yahweh, cuz da Temple stay all bus up. 6All da peopo dat live aroun dem, help um plenny too. Dey give da Israel peopo plenny bowl an pot, da silva an gold kine, an stuff fo eat fo da trip, an animals. Dey give dem plenny nice gif, an money fo da Temple, cuz dey all like help.
7Befo time, King Nebukadnezza wen steal all da kine tings dat cost plenny from da Temple Jerusalem side. He wen hide all da stuff inside da temple fo his own gods. Den King Cyrus tell his guys fo go get all dat stuff back. 8Den King Cyrus tell Mitredat, da guy who take care da money fo da whole Persia govmen, fo go count all da tings from da Jerusalem temple an give um to Sheshbazza (az Zerubbabel), one guy from da Judah king ohana, fo da peopo dat goin go back to da Judah land.
9Dis was all da tings dat King Cyrus wen give Sheshbazza fo go inside da Temple:
30 gold tray
1,000 silva tray
29 silva pot fo burn incense
1030 gold bowl
410 silva bowl
1,000 odda tings.
11Da whole ting, 5,400 silva an gold kine tings. He turn ova all dese tings to Sheshbazza so dat da Israel peopo can take um back Jerusalem side wen dey leave Babylon.