1 H7637 When the seventh H2320 month H5060 had come, H1121 and the children H3478 of Israel H5892 were in the cities, H5971 the people H622 gathered themselves together H259 as one H376 man H3389 to Jerusalem.
2 H6965 Then stood up H3442 Jeshua H1121 the son H3136 of Jozadak, H251 and his brothers H3548 the priests, H2216 and Zerubbabel H1121 the son H7597 of Shealtiel, H251 and his brothers, H1129 and built H4196 the altar H430 of the God H3478 of Israel, H5927 to offer H5930 burnt offerings H3789 thereon, as it is written H8451 in the law H4872 of Moses H376 the man H430 of God.
3 H3559 They set H4196 the altar H4350 on its base; H367 for fear H5971 was on them because of the peoples H776 of the countries: H5927 and they offered H5930 burnt offerings H3068 thereon to Yahweh, H5930 even burnt offerings H1242 morning H6153 and evening.
4 H6213 They kept H2282 the feast H5521 of tents, H3789 as it is written, H3117 and offered the daily H5930 burnt offerings H4557 by number, H4941 according to the ordinance, H1697 as the duty H3117 of every day H3117 required;
5 H310 and afterward H8548 the continual H5930 burnt offering, H2320 and the offerings of the new moons, H4150 and of all the set feasts H3068 of Yahweh H6942 that were consecrated, H5068 and of everyone who willingly offered H5068 a freewill offering H3068 to Yahweh.
6 H259 From the first H3117 day H7637 of the seventh H2320 month H2490 began H5927 they to offer H5930 burnt offerings H3068 to Yahweh: H3245 but the foundation H1964 of the temple H3068 of Yahweh H3245 was not yet laid.
7 H5414 They gave H3701 money H2672 also to the masons, H2796 and to the carpenters; H3978 and food, H4960 and drink, H8081 and oil, H6722 to them of Sidon, H6876 and to them of Tyre, H935 to bring H730 cedar H6086 trees H3844 from Lebanon H3220 to the sea, H3305 to 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 H1004 to the house H430 of God H3389 at Jerusalem, H8145 in the second H2320 month, H2490 began H2216 Zerubbabel H1121 the son H7597 of Shealtiel, H3442 and Jeshua H1121 the son H3136 of Jozadak, H7605 and the rest H251 of their brothers H3548 the priests H3881 and the Levites, H935 and all those who were come out H7628 of the captivity H3389 to Jerusalem, H5975 and appointed H3881 the Levites, H6242 from twenty H8141 years H1121 old H4605 and upward, H5329 to have the oversight H4399 of the work H1004 of the house H3068 of Yahweh.
9 H5975 Then stood H3442 Jeshua H1121 with his sons H251 and his brothers, H6934 Kadmiel H1121 and his sons, H1121 the sons H3063 of Judah, H259 together, H5329 to have the oversight H6213 of the workmen H1004 in the house H430 of God: H1121 the sons H2582 of Henadad, H1121 with their sons H251 and their brothers H3881 the Levites.
10 H1129 When the builders H3245 laid the foundation H1964 of the temple H3068 of Yahweh, H5975 they set H3548 the priests H3847 in their clothing H2689 with trumpets, H3881 and the Levites H1121 the sons H623 of Asaph H4700 with cymbals, H1984 to praise H3068 Yahweh, H3027 after the order H1732 of David H4428 king H3478 of Israel.
11 H6030 They sang one to another H1984 in praising H3034 and giving thanks H3068 to Yahweh, H2896 "For he is good, H2617 for his loving kindness H5769 endures forever H3478 toward Israel." H5971 All the people H7321 shouted H1419 with a great H8643 shout, H1984 when they praised H3068 Yahweh, H3245 because the foundation H1004 of the house H3068 of Yahweh H3245 was laid.
12 H7227 But many H3548 of the priests H3881 and Levites H7218 and heads H1 of fathers' H2205 households, the old men H7200 who had seen H7223 the first H1004 house, H3245 when the foundation H1004 of this house H3245 was laid H5869 before their eyes, H1058 wept H1419 with a loud H6963 voice; H7227 and many H8643 shouted H7311 aloud H8057 for joy: