And when the seventhmonth was come , and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as oneman to Jerusalem.2
Then stood upJeshuaa the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.3
And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD, even burnt offeringsmorning and evening.4
They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written , and offered the dailyburntofferings by number, according to the custom, as the dutyb of every dayrequired;5
And afterward offered the continual burnt offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of the LORD that were consecrated , and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto the LORD.6
From the firstday of the seventhmonthbegan they to offer burnt offerings unto the LORD. But the foundationc of the temple of the LORD was not yet laid .