Da Ezra Story
King Cyrus Tell Da Israel Peopo Go Home
1 ✡ 1:1: Jer 25:11-12; 29:10-14Befo time, Da One In Charge Inside Da Sky wen tell da guy Jeremiah dat talk fo him fo tell da Israel peopo, “I make dis promise: Bumbye da Babylon peopo goin take you guys away, but I goin bring you back one mo time to yoa land.”
Long time afta dat, da firs year dat Cyrus come king fo da Persia peopo, he write one letta an sen um to all da place wea he da king. Da letta tell dis:
2 ✡ 1:2: Isa 44:28“Dis me King Cyrus, da king fo da Persia land. Da One In Charge, 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. 3 All you peopo dat stay pray to God, Da One In Charge, go back now Jerusalem town inside Judah fo build da Temple Fo Da One In Charge. 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 Jew peopo from all ova da 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 da temple fo God dat dey goin build Jerusalem side.”
5 God make da Israel peopo feel good inside an dey like go back Jerusalem side. He 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 Da One In Charge cuz da Temple stay all bus up. 6 All 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.
7 Befo 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 gods. Den King Cyrus tell his guys fo go get um all back. 8 Den King Cyrus tell Mitredat, da guy dat take kea da money fo da whole Persia govmen fo go count all da tings from da Jerusalem Temple. An den he give um to Sheshbazza (az Zerubbabel), one guy from da Judah king ohana, fo da peopo dat goin go back da Judah land.
9 Dis 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
10 30 gold bowl
410 silva bowl
1,000 odda tings.
11 Da whole ting, 5,400 silva an gold kine tings. He turn um ova to Sheshbazza fo da Israel peopo carry um back Jerusalem side wen dey leave Babylon.