|1 这事以后，波斯王亚达薛西年间，有个以斯拉，他是西莱雅的儿子，西莱雅是亚撒利雅的儿子，亚撒利雅是希勒家的儿子。 |
After these things, during the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
|2 希勒家是沙龙的儿子，沙龙是撒督的儿子，撒督是亚希突的儿子， |
the son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,
|3 亚希突是亚玛利雅的儿子，亚玛利雅是亚撒利雅的儿子，亚撒利雅是米拉约的儿子， |
the son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,
|4 米拉约是西拉希雅的儿子，西拉希雅是乌西的儿子，乌西是布基的儿子， |
the son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
|5 布基是亚比书的儿子，亚比书是非尼哈的儿子，非尼哈是以利亚撒的儿子，以利亚撒是大祭司亚伦的儿子。 |
the son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest--
|6 这以斯拉从巴比伦上来，他是敏捷的文士，通达耶和华以色列神所赐摩西的律法书。王允准他一切所求的，是因耶和华他神的手帮助他。 |
this Ezra came up from Babylon. He was a teacher well versed in the Law of Moses, which the LORD, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was on him.
|7 亚达薛西王第七年，以色列人，祭司，利未人，歌唱的，守门的，尼提宁，有上耶路撒冷的。 |
Some of the Israelites, including priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers and temple servants, also came up to Jerusalem in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes.
|8 王第七年五月，以斯拉到了耶路撒冷。 |
Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king.
|9 正月初一日，他从巴比伦起程。因他神施恩的手帮助他，五月初一日就到了耶路撒冷。 |
He had begun his journey from Babylon on the first day of the first month, and he arrived in Jerusalem on the first day of the fifth month, for the gracious hand of his God was on him.
|10 以斯拉定志考究遵行耶和华的律法，又将律例典章教训以色列人。 |
For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.
|11 祭司以斯拉是通达耶和华诫命，和赐以色列之律例的文士。亚达薛西王赐给他谕旨，上面写着说， |
This is a copy of the letter King Artaxerxes had given to Ezra the priest and teacher, a man learned in matters concerning the commands and decrees of the LORD for Israel:
|12 诸王之王亚达薛西，达于祭司以斯拉通达天上神律法大德的文士，云云。 |
Artaxerxes, king of kings, To Ezra the priest, a teacher of the Law of the God of heaven: Greetings.
|13 住在我国中的以色列人，祭司，利未人，凡甘心上耶路撒冷去的，我降旨准他们与你同去。 |
Now I decree that any of the Israelites in my kingdom, including priests and Levites, who wish to go to Jerusalem with you, may go.
|14 王与七个谋士既然差你去，照你手中神的律法书，察问犹大，和耶路撒冷的景况。 |
You are sent by the king and his seven advisers to inquire about Judah and Jerusalem with regard to the Law of your God, which is in your hand.
|15 又带金银，就是王和谋士甘心献给住耶路撒冷，以色列神的， |
Moreover, you are to take with you the silver and gold that the king and his advisers have freely given to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem,
|16 并带你在巴比伦全省所得的金银，和百姓，祭司乐意献给耶路撒冷他们神殿的礼物。 |
together with all the silver and gold you may obtain from the province of Babylon, as well as the freewill offerings of the people and priests for the temple of their God in Jerusalem.
|17 所以你当用这金银，急速买公牛，公绵羊，绵羊羔，和同献的素祭奠祭之物，献在耶路撒冷你们神殿的坛上。 |
With this money be sure to buy bulls, rams and male lambs, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings, and sacrifice them on the altar of the temple of your God in Jerusalem.
|18 剩下的金银，你和你的弟兄看着怎样好，就怎样用，总要遵着你们神的旨意。 |
You and your brother Jews may then do whatever seems best with the rest of the silver and gold, in accordance with the will of your God.
|19 所交给你神殿中使用的器皿，你要交在耶路撒冷神面前。 |
Deliver to the God of Jerusalem all the articles entrusted to you for worship in the temple of your God.
|20 你神殿里若再有需用的经费，你可以从王的府库里支取。 |
And anything else needed for the temple of your God that you may have occasion to supply, you may provide from the royal treasury.
|21 我亚达薛西王又降旨与河西的一切库官，说，通达天上神律法的文士祭司以斯拉，无论向你们要什么，你们要速速地备办， |
Now I, King Artaxerxes, order all the treasurers of Trans-Euphrates to provide with diligence whatever Ezra the priest, a teacher of the Law of the God of heaven, may ask of you--
|22 就是银子直到一百他连得，麦子一百柯珥，酒一百吧特，油一百吧特，盐不计其数，也要给他。 |
up to a hundred talents of silver, a hundred cors of wheat, a hundred baths of wine, a hundred baths of olive oil, and salt without limit.
|23 凡天上之神所吩咐的，当为天上神的殿详细办理。为何使忿怒临到王和王众子的国呢？ |
Whatever the God of heaven has prescribed, let it be done with diligence for the temple of the God of heaven. Why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and of his sons?
|24 我又晓谕你们，至于祭司，利未人，歌唱的，守门的，和尼提宁，并在神殿当差的人，不可叫他们进贡，交课，纳税。 |
You are also to know that you have no authority to impose taxes, tribute or duty on any of the priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, temple servants or other workers at this house of God.
|25 以斯拉阿，要照着你神赐你的智慧，将所有明白你神律法的人立为士师，审判官，治理河西的百姓，使他们教训一切不明白神律法的人。 |
And you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom of your God, which you possess, appoint magistrates and judges to administer justice to all the people of Trans-Euphrates--all who know the laws of your God. And you are to teach any who do not know them.
|26 凡不遵行你神律法和王命令的人就当速速定他的罪，或治死，或充军，或抄家，或囚禁。 |
Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.
|27 以斯拉说，耶和华我们列祖的神是应当称颂的。因他使王起这心意修饰耶路撒冷耶和华的殿， |
Praise be to the LORD, the God of our fathers, who has put it into the king's heart to bring honor to the house of the LORD in Jerusalem in this way
|28 又在王和谋士，并大能的军长面前施恩于我。因耶和华我神的手帮助我，我就得以坚强，从以色列中招聚首领，与我一同上来。 |
and who has extended his good favor to me before the king and his advisers and all the king's powerful officials. Because the hand of the LORD my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me.