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.