11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:

“He is good;
    his love toward Israel endures forever.”(A)

And all the people gave a great shout(B) of praise to the Lord, because the foundation(C) of the house of the Lord was laid.

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13 No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy(A) from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.

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