Ezra 3:11-13 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
11 They sang songs of praise and thanksgiving, taking turns in singing each part.[a] They sang,
“The Lord is good.
Then all the people cheered—they gave a loud shout and praised the Lord because the foundation of the Lord’s Temple had been laid.
12 But many of the older priests, Levites, and family leaders, who could remember seeing the first Temple, began to cry aloud. They cried while the others there shouted for joy. 13 The sound could be heard far away. All of them made so much noise that no one could tell the difference between the shouts of joy and the crying.