3 aAnd when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem. 2 Then stood up ||Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and ||Zerubbabel the son of ||Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is bwritten in the law of Moses cthe man of God. 3 And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the Lord, even dburnt offerings morning and evening. 4 They kept also the efeast of tabernacles, fas it is written, and offered gthe daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, †as the duty of every day required; 5 And afterward offered the hcontinual burnt offering, both iof the new moons, and of all the kset feasts of the Lord that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto the Lord. 6 From the first day of the lseventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the Lord. But †the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid. 7 They gave money also unto the masons, and to the ||carpenters; and mmeat, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of nJoppa, oaccording to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
8 *Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began pZerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and pJeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from qtwenty years old and upward, rto set forward the work of the house of the Lord. 9 Then stood sJeshua with his sons and his brethren, sKadmiel and his sons, the sons of ||Judah, †together, rto set forward the workmen in the house of God: the sons of tHenadad, with their sons and their brethren the Levites. 10 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, they set the priests uin their apparel with wtrumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with xcymbals, to praise the Lord, yafter the ordinance of David king of Israel. 11 And they zsang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the Lord; abecause he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. 12 But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, bthat had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy: 13 So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.
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