|Overview - Ezra 3|
|1||The altar is set up.|
|7||Workmen employed in preparing materials.|
|8||The foundations of the temple are laid in great joy and mourning.|
Ezra 3:13 (King James Version)
So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.
- So that
- This sight must have been very affecting; a whole people, one part weeping aloud with sorrow, the other shouting aloud for joy; and on the same occasion too, in which both sides felt an equal interest. The prophet Haggai ch 2:1-9 comforted them on this occasion, by assuring them that the glory of this latter house should exceed that of the former, because the Lord would come to this temple, and fill it with His glory.
- the noise
- Judges 2:5
- Nehemiah 12:43 ; Psalms 5:11 ; Jeremiah 33:11 ; Zechariah 4:7 ; Luke 19:37-40
- and the noise
- Exodus 32:17 Exodus 32:18 ; 1 Samuel 4:5 ; 1 Kings 1:40 1 Kings 1:45 ; Psalms 100:1 Psalms 100:2