1 Esdras 7

1 ThenSisinnes the governor of Coelesyria and Phoenicia, and Sathrabuzanes, with their companions, following the commandments of king Darius, 2 did very carefully oversee the holy works, assisting the elders of the Jews and rulers of the temple. 3 And so the holy works prospered, while Aggaeus and Zacharias the prophets prophesied. 4 And they […]

1 Esdras 1

1 ANDJosias held the passover in Jerusalem to his Lord, and offered the passover the fourteenth day of the first month; 2 having set the priests according to their daily courses, being arrayed in their vestments, in the temple of the Lord. 3 And he spoke to the Levites,the temple-servants of Israel, that they should […]

1 Esdras 2

1 In thefirst year of Cyrus king of the Persians, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremy might be accomplished, 2 the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of the Persians, and he made proclamation through all his kingdom, and also by writing, 3 saying, Thus says Cyrus king […]

1 Esdras 3

1 Now king Darius made a great feast to all his subjects, and to all that were born in his house, and to all the princes of Media and of Persia, 2 and to all the satraps and captains and governors that were under him, from India to Ethiopia, in the hundred twenty and seven […]

1 Esdras 4

1 Then the second, that had spoken of the strength of the king, began to say, 2 O sirs, do not men excel in strength, that bear rule over the sea and land, and all things in them? 3 But yet is the king stronger: and he is their lord, and has dominion over them; […]

1 Esdras 5

1 After this were the chiefs of fathers’ houses chosen to go up according to their tribes, with their wives and sons and daughters, with their menservants and maidservants, and their cattle. 2 And Darius sent with them a thousand horsemen, till they had brought them back to Jerusalemsafely, and with musical instruments, tabrets and […]

1 Esdras 6

1 Nowin the second year of the reign of Darius, Aggaeus and Zacharius the son ofAddo, the prophets, prophesied to the Jews in Jewry and Jerusalem; in the name of the Lord, the God of Israel,prophesied theyto them. 2 Then stood up Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and Jesus the son of Josedek, and began […]