|Now after these things in the reign of Artaxerxes king of the Persians, Esdras the son of Saraias, the son of Azarias, the son of Helcias,
|post haec autem verba in regno Artarxersis regis Persarum Ezras filius Saraiae filii Azariae filii Helciae
|The son of Sellum, the son of Sadoc, the son of Achitob,
|filii Sellum filii Sadoc filii Achitob
|The son of Amarias, the son of Azarias, the son of Maraioth,
|filii Amariae filii Azariae filii Maraioth
|The son of Zarahias, the son of Ozi, the son of Bocci,
|filii Zaraiae filii Ozi filii Bocci
|The son of Abisue, the son of Phinees, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest from the beginning.
|filii Abisue filii Finees filii Eleazar filii Aaron sacerdotis ab initio
|This Esdras went up from Babylon, and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the Lord God had given to Israel: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the Lord his God upon him.
|ipse Ezras ascendit de Babylone et ipse scriba velox in lege Mosi quam dedit Dominus Deus Israhel et dedit ei rex secundum manum Domini Dei eius super eum omnem petitionem eius
|And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the children of the priests, and of the children of the Levites, and of the singing men, and of the porters, and of the Nathinites to Jerusalem in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.
|et ascenderunt de filiis Israhel et de filiis sacerdotum et de filiis Levitarum et de cantoribus et de ianitoribus et de Nathinneis in Hierusalem anno septimo Artarxersis regis
|And they came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, in the seventh year of the king.
|et venerunt in Hierusalem mense quinto ipse est annus septimus regis
|For upon the first day of the first month he began to go up from Babylon, and on the first day of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem according to the good hand of his God upon him.
|quia in primo die mensis primi coepit ascendere de Babylone et in primo mensis quinti venit in Hierusalem iuxta manum Dei sui bonam super se
|For Esdras had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do and to teach in Israel the commandments and judgment.
|Ezras enim paravit cor suum ut investigaret legem Domini et faceret et doceret in Israhel praeceptum et iudicium
|And this is the copy of the letter of the edict, which king Artaxerxes gave to Esdras the priest, the scribe instructed in the words and commandments of the Lord, and his ceremonies in Israel.
|hoc est autem exemplar epistulae edicti quod dedit rex Artarxersis Ezrae sacerdoti scribae erudito in sermonibus et praeceptis Domini et caerimoniis eius in Israhel
|Artaxerxes king of kings to Esdras the priest, the most learned scribe of the law of the God of heaven, greeting.
|Artarxersis rex regum Ezrae sacerdoti scribae legis Dei caeli doctissimo salutem
|It is decreed by me, that all they of the people of Israel, and of the priests and of the Levites in my realm, that are minded to go into Jerusalem, should go with thee.
|a me decretum est ut cuicumque placuerit in regno meo de populo Israhel et de sacerdotibus eius et de Levitis ire in Hierusalem tecum vadat
|For thou art sent from before the king, and his seven counsellors, to visit Judea and Jerusalem according to the law of thy God, which is in thy hand.
|a facie enim regis et septem consiliatorum eius missus es ut visites Iudaeam et Hierusalem in lege Dei tui quae est in manu tua
|And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose tabernacle is in Jerusalem.
|et ut feras argentum et aurum quod rex et consiliatores eius sponte obtulerunt Deo Israhel cuius in Hierusalem tabernaculum est
|And all the silver and gold that thou shalt find in all the province of Babylon, and that the people is willing to offer, and that the priests shall offer of their own accord to the house of their God, which is in Jerusalem,
|et omne argentum et aurum quodcumque inveneris in universa provincia Babylonis et populus offerre voluerit et de sacerdotibus qui sponte obtulerint domui Dei sui quae est in Hierusalem
|Take freely, and buy diligently with this money, calves, rams, lambs, with the sacrifices and libations of them, and offer them upon the altar of the temple of your God, that is in Jerusalem.
|libere accipe et studiose eme de hac pecunia vitulos arietes agnos et sacrificia et libamina eorum et offer ea super altare templi Dei vestri quod est in Hierusalem
|And if it seem good to thee, and to thy brethren to do any thing with the rest of the silver and gold, do it according to the will of your God.
|sed et si quid tibi et fratribus tuis placuerit de reliquo argento et auro ut faciatis iuxta voluntatem Dei vestri facite
|The vessels also, that are given thee for the sacrifice of the house of thy God, deliver thou in the sight of God in Jerusalem.
|vasa quoque quae dantur tibi in ministerium domus Dei tui trade in conspectu Dei Hierusalem
|And whatsoever more there shall be need of for the house of thy God, how much soever thou shalt have occasion to spend, it shall be given out of the treasury, and the king's exchequer, and by me.
|sed et cetera quibus opus fuerit in domo Dei tui quantumcumque necesse est ut expendas dabis de thesauro et de fisco regis
|I Artaxerxes the king have ordered and decreed to all the keepers of the public chest, that are beyond the river, that whatsoever Esdras the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, you give it without delay,
|et a me ego Artarxersis rex statui atque decrevi omnibus custodibus arcae publicae qui sunt trans Flumen ut quodcumque petierit a vobis Ezras sacerdos scriba legis Dei caeli absque mora detis
|Unto a hundred talents of silver, and unto a hundred cores of wheat, and unto a hundred bates of wine, and unto a hundred bates of oil, and salt without measure.
|usque ad argenti talenta centum et usque ad frumenti choros centum et usque ad vini batos centum et usque ad batos olei centum sal vero absque mensura
|All that belongeth to the rites of the God of heaven, let it be given diligently in the house of the God of heaven: lest his wrath should be enkindled against the realm of the king, and of his sons.
|omne quod ad ritum Dei caeli pertinet tribuatur diligenter in domo Dei caeli ne forte irascatur contra regnum regis et filiorum eius
|We give you also to understand concerning all the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nathinites, and ministers of the house of this God, that you have no authority to impose toll or tribute, or custom upon them.
|vobisque notum facimus de universis sacerdotibus et Levitis cantoribus ianitoribus Nathinneis et ministris domus Dei huius ut vectigal et tributum et annonas non habeatis potestatem inponendi super eos
|And thou Esdras according to the wisdom of thy God, which is in thy hand, appoint judges and magistrates, that may judge all the people, that is beyond the river, that is, for them who know the law of thy God, yea and the ignorant teach ye freely.
|tu autem Ezras secundum sapientiam Dei tui quae est in manu tua constitue iudices et praesides ut iudicent omni populo qui est trans Flumen his videlicet qui noverunt legem Dei tui sed et inperitos docete libere
|And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king diligently, judgment shall be executed upon him, either unto death, or unto banishment, or to the confiscation of goods, or at least to prison.
|et omnis qui non fecerit legem Dei tui et legem regis diligenter iudicium erit de eo sive in mortem sive in exilium sive in condemnationem substantiae eius vel certe in carcerem
|Blessed be the Lord the God of our fathers, who hath put this in the king's heart, to glorify the house of the Lord, which is in Jerusalem,
|benedictus Dominus Deus patrum nostrorum qui dedit hoc in corde regis ut glorificaret domum Domini quae est in Hierusalem
|And hath inclined his mercy toward me before the king and his counsellors, and all the mighty princes of the king: and I being strengthened by the hand of the Lord my God, which was upon me, gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
|et in me inclinavit misericordiam coram rege et consiliatoribus eius et universis principibus regis potentibus et ego confortatus manu Domini Dei mei quae erat in me congregavi de Israhel principes qui ascenderent mecum