1 G2532 And G3326 after G3588 G4487 these things, G3778 G1722 in G3588 the G932 kingdom G* of Artaxerxes G935 king G* of the Persians, G305 there ascended G* Ezra G5207 the son G* of Seraiah, G5207 son G* of Azariah, G5207 son G* of Hilkiah,
5 G5207 son G* of Abishua, G5207 son G* of Phinehas, G5207 son G* of Eleazar, G5207 son G* of Aaron G3588 the G2409 [2priest G3588 G4413 1foremost].
6 G1473 This G* Ezra G305 ascended G1537 from out of G* Babylon; G2532 and G1473 he G1122 [2scribe G5036 1 was a quick] G1722 in G3551 the law G* of Moses, G3739 which G1325 [4gave G2962 1 the lord G3588 G2316 2God G* 3of Israel]. G2532 And G1325 [3gave G1473 4to him G3588 1the G935 2king]; G3754 for G5495 the hand G2962 of the lord G2316 his God G1473 G1909 was upon G1473 him G1722 in G3956 all things G3739 which G2212 he sought. G1473
7 G2532 And G305 there ascended G575 some from G3588 the G5207 sons G* of Israel, G2532 and G575 from G3588 the G2409 priests, G2532 and G575 from G3588 the G* Levites, G2532 and G3588 the G103 singers, G2532 and G3588 the G4440.1 gatekeepers, G2532 and G3588 the G* Nethinim, G1519 to G* Jerusalem, G1722 in G2094 [2year G1442 1 the seventh] G3588 G* of Artaxerxes G3588 the G935 king.
8 G2532 And G2064 they came G1519 to G* Jerusalem G3588 in the G3376 [2month G3588 G3991 1fifth], G3778 this was G3588 the G2094 [2year G1442 1seventh] G3588 of the G935 king.
9 G3754 For G1722 on G1520 day one G3588 of the G3376 [2month G3588 G4413 1first] G1473 he G2311 founded G3588 the G306.1 expedition G3588 G575 from G* Babylon. G1722 And during G1161 G3588 the G4413 first day G3588 of the G3376 [2month G3588 G3991 1fifth] G2064 he came G1519 into G* Jerusalem, G3754 for G5495 the hand G2316 of his God G1473 G1510.7.3 was G18 good G1909 upon G1473 him.
10 G3754 For G* Ezra G2090 prepared G1722 G2588 his heart G1473 G2212 to seek G3588 the G3551 law G3588 of the G2962 lord, G2532 and G4160 to do G2532 and G1321 to teach G1722 in G* Israel G4366.2 the orders G2532 and G2917 judgments.
11 G2532 And G3778 this is G3588 the G474.1 copy G3588 of the G1297 edict G3739 which G1325 [4gave G* 1Artaxerxes G3588 2the G935 3king] G* to Ezra G3588 the G2409 priest, G3588 to the G1122 scribe G975 of the scroll G3056 of the words G1785 of the commandments G2962 of the lord, G2532 and G4366.2 his orders G1473 G1909 unto G3588 G* Israel.
12 G* Artaxerxes G935 king G935 of kings, G* to Ezra G3588 the G2409 priest, G1122 scribe G3551 of the law G3588 of the G2316 God G3588 G3772 of heaven. G5055 Let [5be initiated, G3056 1 the matter G2532 2and G3588 3the G612 4answer].
13 G575 From G1473 me G5087 was rendered G1106 a decree, G3754 that G3956 all G3588 the G1594.2 ones willing G1722 in G932 my kingdom G1473 G575 from G2992 the people G* of Israel, G2532 and G2409 priests, G2532 and G* Levites, G4198 to go G1519 to G* Jerusalem -- G3326 with G1473 you G4198 let them go!
14 G2530 In so far as G575 from G4383 in front G3588 of the G935 king, G2532 and G3588 G2033 [2seven G4825 3counselors G1473 1of his], G649 one should be sent G4629.4 to look about G1909 over G3588 G* Judea G2532 and G* Jerusalem, G2532 and G1722 in G3551 the law G2316 of their God G1473 G1722 in G5495 your hand, G1473
15 G667 to carry away G2532 even G1519 [4for G3588 5the G3624 6house G2962 7 of the lord G694 1silver G2532 2and G5553 3gold], G3739 which G3588 the G935 king G2532 and G3588 the G4825 counselors G1594.2 were willing to give G3588 to the G2316 God G3588 G* of Israel, G3588 to the one G1722 [2in G* 3Jerusalem G2730 1inhabiting].
16 G2532 And G3956 all G694 the silver G2532 and G5553 gold, G3754 whatever G302 G2147 you should find G1722 in G3956 every G5561 place G* of Babylon, G3326 let it be offered with G1594.3 a voluntary offering G3588 of the G2992 people, G2532 and G2409 the priests, G3588 of the ones G1594.2 willing to give G1519 for G3624 the house G2316 of God, G3588 the one G1722 in G* Jerusalem.
17 G2532 And G3956 every one G4365 going G3778 [2this G2093 3readily G1778.1 1you arrange] G1722 by G975 this scroll -- G3778 G3448 calves, G2919.1 rams, G286 lambs, G2532 and G2378 their sacrifice offerings, G1473 G2532 and G4700.2 their libation offerings! G1473 G2532 And G4374 you shall offer G1473 them G1909 upon G3588 the G2379 altar G3588 of the G3624 house G3588 G2316 of your God, G1473 G3588 of the one G1722 in G* Jerusalem.
18 G2532 And G1536 if anything G1909 [2with G1473 3you G2532 4and G3588 G80 5your brethren G1473 G18.2 1should seem good] G1722 with G2645 the rest G3588 of the G694 silver G2532 and G5553 gold G4160 to do, G5613 as G701 it pleases G3588 G2316 your God, G1473 G4160 you do it!
19 G2532 And G3588 the G4632 items, G3588 the ones G1325 given G1473 to you G1519 for G3009 the ministration G3624 of the house G2316 of God, G3860 you deliver G1799 before G2316 God G1722 in G* Jerusalem!
20 G2532 And G3588 for the G2645 rest G5532 of the need G3624 of the house G2316 of your God, G1473 G3739 what G302 ever G5316 should be apparent G1473 to you G1325 to give, G1325 you shall give G575 from G3624 [3houses G1047 2treasury G935 1 the king's].
21 G1473 I G* Artaxerxes G935 the king G5087 established G1106 a decree G3956 to all G3588 the G1047 treasuries, G3588 to the ones G1722 on G4008 the other side G3588 of the G4215 river, G3754 that G3956 all G3739 what G302 ever G154 he should ask G1473 of you G* (Ezra G3588 the G2409 priest G2532 and G1122 scribe G3588 of the G3551 law G3588 of the G2316 God G3588 G3772 of heaven) G2093 readily G1096 let it become so!
22 G2193 Unto G694 [3of silver G5007 2talents G1540 1a hundred], G2532 and G2193 unto G4447.1 [3of wheat G2884 2cors G1540 1a hundred], G2532 and G2193 unto G3631 [3of wine G943 2baths G1540 1a hundred], G2532 and G2193 unto G1637 [3of olive oil G943 2baths G1540 1a hundred], G2532 and G217 salt G3739 of which the amount G3756 is not G1510.2.3 G1124 recorded.
23 G3956 All G3739 what G1510.2.3 is G1722 in G1106 the decree G3588 of the G2316 God G3588 of the G3772 heaven, G1096 let it become G1722 in G3588 the G3624 house G3588 of the G2316 God G3588 of the G3772 heaven! G4337 Take heed G3385 lest any G2021 make an attempt G1519 against G3588 the G3624 house G3588 of the G2316 God G3588 of the G3772 heaven! G3379 lest at any time G1096 [2should happen G3709 1anger] G1909 upon G3588 the G932 kingdom G3588 of the G935 king, G2532 and G3588 G5207 his sons. G1473
24 G2532 And G1473 to you, G1107 let it be made known G1722 in respect G3956 to all G3588 the G2409 priests, G2532 and G3588 to the G* Levites, G103 singers, G4440.1 gatekeepers, G* Nethinim, G2532 and G3011 ministers G3624 of the house G2316 of God! G3778 that this G3588 G5411 tribute, G2532 and G4234 toll, G2532 and G669.2 impost, G3756 [2do not have G2192 G1473 1you] G1849 authority G1911 to assign G1909 upon G1473 them.
25 G2532 And G1473 you, G* Ezra, G2596 according to G3588 the G4678 wisdom G3588 G2316 of God, G3588 the wisdom G1722 in G5495 your hand, G1473 G2525 ordain G1122 scribes G2532 and G2923 judges! G2443 that G1510.3 they might G2919 judge G3956 all G3588 the G2992 people, G3588 the people G1722 on G4008 the other side G3588 of the G4215 river, G3956 to all G3588 the ones G1492 knowing G3588 the G3544.1 laws G3588 G2316 of your God. G1473 G2532 And G3588 to the ones G3361 not G1492 knowing G1107 you shall make it known.
26 G2532 And G3956 all G3739 who G302 ever G3361 might not G1510.3 be G4160 observing G3588 the G3551 law G3588 G2316 of God G2532 and G3588 the G3551 law G3588 of the G935 king G1960 diligently, G3588 G2917 judgment G1510.8.3 will be G1096 taken G1537 upon G1473 him, G1437 whether G5037 G1519 for G2288 death, G1437 whether G5037 G3588 G1610 to root him out, G1473 G2228 or G3811 to instruct, G2228 or G2210 to penalize G3588 the G5224 subsistence, G2228 or G1519 for G5438 prison G1461.2 to lock up.
27 G2128 Blessed be G2962 the lord G3588 G2316 God G3588 G3962 of our fathers, G1473 G3739 who G1325 put it G1722 in G2588 the heart G3588 of the G935 king G3779 thus, G3588 G1392 to glorify G3588 the G3624 house G2962 of the lord, G3588 the one G1722 in G* Jerusalem.
28 G2532 And G1909 upon G1473 me G2827 [2leaned G1656 1mercy] G1722 in G3788 the eyes G3588 of the G935 king, G2532 and G3588 G4825 his counselors, G1473 G2532 and G3956 all G3588 the G758 rulers G3588 of the G935 king G3588 of the G1415 mighty ones. G2532 And G1473 I G2901 was strengthened G1722 by G3588 the G5495 [2hand G2962 3of the lord G2316 4my God G1473 G3588 G18 1good] G1909 upon G1473 me, G2532 and G4863 I gathered G575 from G* Israel G758 rulers G3588 G305 to ascend G3326 with G1473 me.