An altar is built for sacrifice, the feast of tabernacles is solemnly celebrated, and the foundations of the temple are laid.
 And now the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in their cities: and the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem.
Jamque venerat mensis septimus, et erant filii Israel in civitatibus suis : congregatus est ergo populus quasi vir unus in Jerusalem.
 And Josue the son of Josedec rose up, and his brethren the priests, and Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and his brethren, and they built the altar of the God of Israel that they might offer holocausts upon it, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
Et surrexit Josue filius Josedec, et fratres ejus sacerdotes, et Zorobabel filius Salathiel, et fratres ejus, et aedificaverunt altare Dei Israel ut offerrent in eo holocautomata, sicut scriptum est in lege Moysi viri Dei.
 And they set the altar of God upon its bases, while the people of the lands round about put them in fear, and they offered upon it a holocaust to the Lord morning and evening.
Collocaverunt autem altare Dei super bases suas, deterrentibus eos per circuitum populis terrarum, et obtulerunt super illud holocaustum Domino mane et vespere.
 And they kept the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the holocaust every day orderly according to the commandment, the duty of the day in its day.
Feceruntque solemnitatem tabernaculorum, sicut scriptum est, et holocaustum diebus singulis per ordinem secundum praeceptum opus diei in die suo.
 And afterwards the continual holocaust, both on the new moons, and on all the solemnities of the Lord, that were consecrated, and on all in which a free-will offering was made to the Lord.
Et post haec holocaustum juge, tam in calendis quam in universis solemnitatibus Domini, quae erant consecratae, et in omnibus in quibus ultro offerebatur munus Domino.
 From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer holocausts to the Lord: but the temple of God was not yet founded.
A primo die mensis septimi coeperunt offerre holocaustum Domino : porro templum Dei nondum fundatum erat.
 And they gave money to hewers of stones and to masons: and meat and drink, and oil to the Sidonians and Tyrians, to bring cedar trees from Libanus to the sea of Joppe, according to the orders which Cyrus king of the Persians had given them.
Dederunt autem pecunias latomis et caementariis : cibum quoque, et potum, et oleum Sidoniis Tyriisque, ut deferrent ligna cedrina de Libano ad mare Joppe, juxta quod praeceperat Cyrus rex Persarum eis.
 And in the second year of their coming to the temple of God in Jerusalem, the second month, Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and Josue the son of Josedec, and the rest of their brethren the priests, and the Levites, and all that were come from the captivity to Jerusalem began, and they appointed Levites from twenty years old and upward, to hasten forward the work of the Lord.
Anno autem secundo adventus eorum ad templum Dei in Jerusalem, mense secundo, coeperunt Zorobabel filius Salathiel, et Josue filius Josedec, et reliqui de fratribus eorum sacerdotes, et Levitae, et omnes qui venerant de captivitate in Jerusalem, et constituerunt Levitas a viginti annis et supra, ut urgerent opus Domini.
 Then Josue and his sons and his brethren, Cedmihel, and his sons, and the children of Juda, as one man, stood to hasten them that did the work in the temple of God: the sons of Henadad, and their sons, and their brethren the Levites.
Stetitque Josue et filii ejus et fratres ejus, Cedmihel et filii ejus, et filii Juda, quasi vir unus, ut instarent super eos qui faciebant opus in templo Dei : filii Henadad, et filii eorum, et fratres eorum Levitae.
 And when the masons laid the foundations of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their ornaments with trumpets: and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise God by the hands of David king of Israel.
Fundato igitur a caementariis templo Domini, steterunt sacerdotes in ornatu suo cum tubis : et Levitae filii Asaph in cymbalis, ut laudarent Deum per manus David regis Israel.
 And they sung together hymns, and praise to the Lord: because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever towards Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, praising the Lord, because the foundations of the temple of the Lord were laid.
Et concinebant in hymnis, et confessione Domino : Quoniam bonus, quoniam in aeternum misericordia ejus super Israel. Omnis quoque populus vociferabatur clamore magno in laudando Dominum, eo quod fundatum esset templum Domini.
 But many of the priests and the Levites, and the chief of the fathers and the ancients that had seen the former temple; when they had the foundation of this temple before their eyes, wept with a loud voice: and many shouting for joy, lifted up their voice.
Plurimi etiam de sacerdotibus et Levitis, et principes patrum, et seniores, qui viderant templum prius cum fundatum esset, et hoc templum in oculis eorum, flebant voce magna : et multi vociferantes in laetitia, elevabant vocem.
 So that one could not distinguish the voice of the shout of joy, from the noise of the weeping of the people: for one with another the people shouted with a loud shout, and the voice was heard afar off.
Nec poterat quisquam agnoscere vocem clamoris laetantium, et vocem fletus populi : commistim enim populus vociferabatur clamore magno, et vox audiebatur procul.