3 And when the aseventh month had come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered together as one man to Jerusalem. 2 Then 1Jeshua the son of bJozadak 2and his brethren the priests, cand Zerubbabel the son of dShealtiel and his brethren, arose and built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is ewritten in the Law of Moses the man of God. 3 Though fear had come upon them because of the people of those countries, they set the altar on its 3bases; and they offered fburnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the morning and evening burnt offerings. 4 gThey also kept the Feast of Tabernacles, has it is written, and ioffered the daily burnt offerings in the number required by ordinance for each day. 5 Afterwards they offered the jregular burnt offering, and those for New Moons and for all the appointed feasts of the Lord that were consecrated, and those of everyone who willingly offered a freewill offering to the Lord. 6 From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord, although the foundation of the temple of the Lord had not been laid. 7 They also gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and kfood, drink, and oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre to bring cedar logs from Lebanon to the sea, to lJoppa, maccording to the permission which they had from Cyrus king of Persia.
About The New King James Version
The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.
New King James Version
All Rights reserved
The text of the New King James Version (NKJV) may be quoted or reprinted without prior written permission with the following qualifications: (1) up to and including 1,000 verses may be quoted in printed form as long as the verses quoted amount to less than 50% of a complete book of the Bible and make up less than 50% of the total work in which they are quoted; (2) all NKJV quotations must conform accurately to the NKJV text.
Any use of the NKJV text must include a proper acknowledgment as follows:
Scripture taken from the New King James Version.
However, when quotations from the NKJV text are used in church bulletins, orders of service, Sunday School lessons, church newsletters and similar works in the course of religious instruction or services at a place of worship or other religious assembly, the notice "NKJV" may be used at the end of each quotation.
For quotation requests not covered by the above guidelines, write to Thomas Nelson Publishers, Bible Rights and Permissions, P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000.