The rebuilding of the altar of God
when the seventh month came, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered together as aone
man to Jerusalem.
the son of Jozadak rose up, along
with his brothers the priests and bZerubbabel
the son of Shealtiel and his brothers, and they built the altar of the God of Israel to offer cburnt
offerings upon it, as it is written in the law of Moses the dman
they set up the altar upon its bases, for fear was upon them because of the peoples of the lands; and they offered burnt offerings on it to Jehovah, burnt offerings of the amorning
they held the 1aFeast
of Tabernacles, as it is written, and offered
burnt offerings by number according to the ordinance as the duty of every day required;
afterward they offered
the continual burnt offering and the offerings
of the anew
moons and of all the bappointed
feasts of Jehovah that were sanctified and of everyone who offered willingly a freewill offering to Jehovah.
The rebuilding of the house of God
the first day of the seventh month they began to offer up burnt offerings to Jehovah; however the afoundation
of the temple of Jehovah had not yet been laid.
also gave money to the stone hewers and to the carpenters, and afood
and drink and oil to the Sidonians and to the Tyrians, to bring bcedar
trees from Lebanon to the sea at Joppa according to the authorization granted them by cCyrus
the king of Persia.
in the second year after they came to the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, aZerubbabel
the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak and the rest of their brothers, the priests and the Levites, and all those who came out of captivity to Jerusalem began by appointing the Levites, from btwenty
years old and upward, to have oversight over the work of the house of Jehovah.
Jeshua stood with
his sons and his brothers, as aone
Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, and with
the sons of Henadad and
their sons and their brothers the Levites, to have oversight over the workmen in the house of God.
when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of Jehovah, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets and the Levites, the asons
of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise Jehovah according to the directions of David the king of Israel.
they sang to one another in praising and giving thanks to Jehovah, saying
, For He is good, for His lovingkindness is forever upon Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised Jehovah, because the afoundation
of the house of Jehovah was laid.
many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses
, the old men who had seen the first ahouse
, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes; and many shouted aloud for joy,
that the people could not discern the sound of the shout of joy from the sound of the weeping of the people; for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard far away.