12 Yet many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ households, (A)the old men who had seen the first [a]temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, while many shouted aloud for joy, 13 so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the shout of joy from the sound of the weeping of the people, because the people were shouting with a loud shout, and the sound was heard far away.

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  1. Ezra 3:12 Lit house

(A)They will come with weeping,
And by pleading I will bring them;
I will lead them by (B)streams of waters,
On a straight path on which they will (C)not stumble;
For I am a (D)father to Israel,
And Ephraim is (E)My firstborn.”

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