1 H7637 And when the seventh H2320 month H5060 [H8799] had come H1121 , and the children H3478 of Israel H5892 were in the cities H5971 , the people H622 [H8735] gathered themselves together H259 as one H376 man H3389 at Jerusalem.
2 H6965 [H8799] Then stood up 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 [H8799] , and built H4196 the altar H430 of the God H3478 of Israel H5927 [H8687] , to offer H5930 burnt offerings H3789 [H8803] on it, as it is written H8451 in the law H4872 of Moses H376 the man H430 of God.
3 H3559 [H8686] And they set H4196 the altar H4350 upon its bases H367 ; for fear H5971 was upon them because of the people H776 of those countries H5927 [H8686] : and they offered H5930 burnt offerings H3068 on it to the LORD H5930 , even burnt offerings H1242 morning H6153 and evening.
4 H6213 [H8799] They kept H2282 also the feast H5521 of tabernacles H3789 [H8803] , as it is written H3117 , and offered the daily 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 [H8794] that were consecrated H5068 [H8693] , and of every one that willingly offered H5071 a freewill offering H3068 to the LORD.
6 H259 From the first H3117 day H7637 of the seventh H2320 month H2490 [H8689] they began H5927 [H8687] to offer H5930 burnt offerings H3068 to the LORD H3245 0 . But the foundation H1964 of the temple H3068 of the LORD H3245 [H8795] was not yet laid.
7 H5414 [H8799] They gave H3701 money H2672 [H8802] also to the masons H2796 , and to the carpenters H3978 ; and food H4960 , and drink H8081 , and oil H6722 , to them of Zidon H6876 , and to them of Tyre H935 [H8687] , to bring 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 [H8800] of their coming H1004 to the house H430 of God H3389 at Jerusalem H8145 , in the second H2320 month H2490 [H8689] , began 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 [H8802] , and all they that had come out H7628 of the captivity H3389 to Jerusalem H5975 [H8686] ; and appointed H3881 the Levites H6242 , from twenty H8141 years H1121 old H4605 and upward H5329 [H8763] , to set forward H4399 the work H1004 of the house H3068 of the LORD.
9 H5975 [H8799] Then stood 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 [H8763] , to set forward H6213 H4399 [H8802] the workmen 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 [H8802] And when the builders H3245 [H8765] laid the foundation H1964 of the temple H3068 of the LORD H5975 [H8686] , they set H3548 the priests H3847 [H8794] in their apparel H2689 with trumpets H3881 , and the Levites H1121 the sons H623 of Asaph H4700 with cymbals H1984 [H8763] , to praise H3068 the LORD H3027 , after the ordinance H1732 of David H4428 king H3478 of Israel.
11 H6030 [H8799] And they sang together by course H1984 [H8763] in praising H3034 [H8687] and giving thanks H3068 to the LORD H2896 ; because he is good H2617 , for his mercy H5769 endureth for ever H3478 toward Israel H5971 . And all the people H7321 [H8689] shouted H1419 with a great H8643 shout H1984 [H8763] , when they praised H3068 the LORD H3245 0 , because the foundation H1004 of the house H3068 of the LORD H3245 [H8717] was laid.
12 H7227 But many H3548 of the priests H3881 and Levites H7218 and heads H1 of the fathers' H2205 houses, old men H7200 [H8804] , that had seen H7223 the first H1004 house H3245 0 , when the foundation H1004 of this house H3245 [H8800] was laid H5869 before their eyes H1058 [H8802] , wept H1419 with a loud H6963 voice H7227 ; and many H8643 shouted H7311 [H8687] aloud H8057 for joy:
13 H5971 So that the people H5234 [H8688] could not discern H6963 the noise H8643 of the shout H8057 of the joy H6963 from the noise H1065 of the weeping H5971 of the people H5971 : for the people H7321 [H8688] shouted H1419 with a loud H8643 shout H6963 , and the noise H8085 [H8738] was heard H7350 afar off.