When the builders laid1 the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets,2 and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise3 the LORD, as prescribed by David4 king of Israel.5
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: "He is good; his love to Israel endures forever."6 And all the people gave a great shout7 of praise to the LORD, because the foundation8 of the house of the LORD was laid.
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