But many of the older priests, Levites, and family heads who had seen the first temple wept loudly when they saw the foundation of this temple. Still, many others shouted joyfully.
Cross ReferencesEzra 3:13
The people could not distinguish the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people were making so much noise. And the sound was heard from afar.
"In those days and at that time, declares the LORD, the children of Israel and the children of Judah will come together, weeping as they come, and will seek the LORD their God.
Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not appear to you like nothing in comparison?'
Chapter Outline1. The altar is set up
4. Offerings renewed
7. Workmen employed in preparing materials
8. The foundations of the temple are laid in great joy and mourning
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when the foundation
Daniel 2:34, 35
Matthew 13:31, 32
Jeremiah 31:8, 9
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