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 .
They gavemoney also unto the masons , and to the carpenters;d and meat, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bringcedartrees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrusking of Persia.8
Now in the secondyear of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the secondmonth,beganZerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twentyyearsold and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the LORD.