Bible: Ezra 3:11-13

3:11 With antiphonal response they sang, 1  praising and glorifying the Lord:

“For he is good;

his loyal love toward Israel is forever.”

All the people gave a loud 2  shout as they praised the Lord when the temple of the Lord was established. 3:12 Many of the priests, the Levites, and the leaders 3 older people who had seen with their own eyes the former temple while it was still established 4 were weeping loudly, 5  and many others raised their voice in a joyous shout. 3:13 People were unable to tell the difference between the sound of joyous shouting and the sound of the people’s weeping, for the people were shouting so loudly 6  that the sound was heard a long way off.

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