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10 When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, (A)the[a] priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the Lord, according to the (B)ordinance[b] of David king of Israel.

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  1. Ezra 3:10 So with LXX, Syr., Vg.; MT they stationed the priests
  2. Ezra 3:10 Lit. hands

11 (A)And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord:

(B)“For He is good,
(C)For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.”

Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

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13 so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard afar off.

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11 For the Lord God is (A)a sun and (B)shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
(C)No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.

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