Altar and Sacrifices Restored

Now when the seventh month came, and (A)the sons of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered together as one man to Jerusalem. Then (B)Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his brothers the priests, and (C)Zerubbabel the son (D)of Shealtiel and his brothers arose and (E)built the altar of the God of Israel to offer burnt offerings on it, (F)as it is written in the law of Moses, the man of God. So they set up the altar on its foundation, for [a](G)they were terrified because of the peoples of the lands; and they (H)offered burnt offerings on it to the Lord, burnt offerings morning and evening. They celebrated the (I)Feast of [b]Booths, (J)as it is written, and offered [c]the fixed number of burnt offerings daily, (K)according to the ordinance, as each day required; and afterward there was a (L)continual burnt offering, also (M)for the new moons and (N)for all the fixed festivals of the Lord that were consecrated, and from everyone who offered a freewill offering to the Lord.

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  1. Ezra 3:3 Lit terror was upon them
  2. Ezra 3:4 Or Tabernacles
  3. Ezra 3:4 Lit by number

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