1 H7637 And when the seventh H2320 month H5060 was come [H8799] H1121 , and the children H3478 of Israel H5892 were in the cities H5971 , the people H622 gathered themselves together [H8735] H259 as one H376 man H3389 to Jerusalem.
2 H6965 Then stood up [H8799] H3442 Jeshua H1121 the son H3136 of Jozadak H251 , and his brethren H3548 the priests H2216 , and Zerubbabel H1121 the son H7597 of Shealtiel H251 , and his brethren H1129 , and builded [H8799] H4196 the altar H430 of the God H3478 of Israel H5927 , to offer [H8687] H5930 burnt offerings H3789 thereon, as it is written [H8803] H8451 in the law H4872 of Moses H376 the man H430 of God.
3 H3559 And they set [H8686] H4196 the altar H4350 upon his bases H367 ; for fear H5971 was upon them because of the people H776 of those countries H5927 : and they offered [H8686] H5930 burnt offerings H3068 thereon unto the LORD H5930 , even burnt offerings H1242 morning H6153 and evening.
4 H6213 They kept [H8799] H2282 also the feast H5521 of tabernacles H3789 , as it is written [H8803] H3117 , and offered the daily H3117 H5930 burnt offerings H4557 by number H4941 , according to the custom H1697 , as the duty H3117 of every day H3117 required;
5 H310 And afterward H8548 offered the continual H5930 burnt offering H2320 , both of the new moons H4150 , and of all the set feasts H3068 of the LORD H6942 that were consecrated [H8794] H5068 , and of every one that willingly offered [H8693] H5071 a freewill offering H3068 unto the LORD.
6 H259 From the first H3117 day H7637 of the seventh H2320 month H2490 began [H8689] H5927 they to offer [H8687] H5930 burnt offerings H3068 unto the LORD H3245 . But the foundation H1964 of the temple H3068 of the LORD H3245 was not yet laid [H8795] .
7 H5414 They gave [H8799] H3701 money H2672 also unto the masons [H8802] H2796 , and to the carpenters H3978 ; and meat H4960 , and drink H8081 , and oil H6722 , unto them of Zidon H6876 , and to them of Tyre H935 , to bring [H8687] H730 cedar H6086 trees H3844 from Lebanon H3220 to the sea H3305 of Joppa H7558 , according to the grant H3566 that they had of Cyrus H4428 king H6539 of Persia.
8 H8145 Now in the second H8141 year H935 of their coming [H8800] H1004 unto the house H430 of God H3389 at Jerusalem H8145 , in the second H2320 month H2490 , began [H8689] H2216 Zerubbabel H1121 the son H7597 of Shealtiel H3442 , and Jeshua H1121 the son H3136 of Jozadak H7605 , and the remnant H251 of their brethren H3548 the priests H3881 and the Levites H935 , and all they that were come out [H8802] H7628 of the captivity H3389 unto Jerusalem H5975 ; and appointed [H8686] H3881 the Levites H6242 , from twenty H8141 years H1121 old H4605 and upward H5329 , to set forward [H8763] H4399 the work H1004 of the house H3068 of the LORD.
9 H5975 Then stood [H8799] H3442 Jeshua H1121 with his sons H251 and his brethren H6934 , Kadmiel H1121 and his sons H1121 , the sons H3063 of Judah H259 , together H5329 , to set forward [H8763] H6213 the workmen [H8802] H4399 H1004 in the house H430 of God H1121 : the sons H2582 of Henadad H1121 , with their sons H251 and their brethren H3881 the Levites.
10 H1129 And when the builders [H8802] H3245 laid the foundation [H8765] H1964 of the temple H3068 of the LORD H5975 , they set [H8686] H3548 the priests H3847 in their apparel [H8794] H2689 with trumpets H3881 , and the Levites H1121 the sons H623 of Asaph H4700 with cymbals H1984 , to praise [H8763] H3068 the LORD H3027 , after the ordinance H1732 of David H4428 king H3478 of Israel.
11 H6030 And they sang together by course [H8799] H1984 in praising [H8763] H3034 and giving thanks [H8687] H3068 unto the LORD H2896 ; because he is good H2617 , for his mercy H5769 endureth for ever H3478 toward Israel H5971 . And all the people H7321 shouted [H8689] H1419 with a great H8643 shout H1984 , when they praised [H8763] H3068 the LORD H3245 , because the foundation H1004 of the house H3068 of the LORD H3245 was laid [H8717] .
12 H7227 But many H3548 of the priests H3881 and Levites H7218 and chief H1 of the fathers H2205 , who were ancient men H7200 , that had seen [H8804] H7223 the first H1004 house H3245 , when the foundation H1004 of this house H3245 was laid [H8800] H5869 before their eyes H1058 , wept [H8802] H1419 with a loud H6963 voice H7227 ; and many H8643 shouted H7311 aloud [H8687] H8057 for joy:
13 H5971 So that the people H5234 could not discern [H8688] H6963 the noise H8643 of the shout H8057 of joy H6963 from the noise H1065 of the weeping H5971 of the people H5971 : for the people H7321 shouted [H8688] H1419 with a loud H8643 shout H6963 , and the noise H8085 was heard [H8738] H7350 afar off.