1 And when the a seventh month had come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered together as one man to Jerusalem. 2 Then 1 Jeshua the son of b Jozadak 2 and his brethren the priests, c and Zerubbabel the son of d Shealtiel and his brethren, arose and built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is e written in the Law of Moses the man of God. 3 Though fear had come upon them because of the people of those countries, they set the altar on its 3 bases; and they offered f burnt offerings on it to the LORD, both the morning and evening burnt offerings. 4 g They also kept the Feast of Tabernacles, h as it is written, and i offered the daily burnt offerings in the number required by ordinance for each day. 5 Afterwards they offered the j regular burnt offering, and those for New Moons and for all the appointed feasts of the LORD that were consecrated, and those of everyone who willingly offered a freewill offering to the LORD. 6 From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the LORD, although the foundation of the temple of the LORD had not been laid. 7 They also gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and k food, drink, and oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre to bring cedar logs from Lebanon to the sea, to l Joppa, m according to the permission which they had from Cyrus king of Persia.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.