Ezra 3:12

“But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ezra 3:12

But many of the Priests and Leuites, and chiefe of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seene the first house; when the foundation of this house was laide before their eyes, wept with a loude voice, and many shouted aloude for ioy:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Yet many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers' {households,} the old men who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, while many shouted aloud for joy,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers' `houses', the old men that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But a number of the priests and Levites and the heads of families, old men who had seen the first house, when the base of this house was put down before their eyes, were overcome with weeping; and a number were crying out with joy:
- Basic English Bible

But many of the priests and Levites and chief fathers, the ancient men that had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice, [when] the foundation of this house was laid in their sight; and many shouted aloud for joy.
- Darby Bible

But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, old men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:
- Webster's Bible

But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers' [houses], the old men who had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:
- World English Bible

And many of the priests, and the Levites, and the heads of the fathers, the aged men who had seen the first house -- in this house being founded before their eyes -- are weeping with a loud voice, and many with a shout, in joy, lifting up the voice;
- Youngs Literal Bible

But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers' houses, the old men that had seen the first house standing on its foundation, wept with a loud voice, when this house was before their eyes; and many shouted aloud for joy;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ezra 3:12

Wesley's Notes for Ezra 3:12


3:12 Had seen - Which divers of them might well do; because it was destroyed not sixty years ago. Wept - Because of the poor preparations made for this, in comparison of what was made for the other temple: because this was destitute of those things which were the principal glory of the former temple, namely, the ark, and the Urim and Thummim; because these foundation - stones were far inferior to the former, both for quantity and price, #1Kings 7:9|,10, and because these foundations were of a far narrower compass than the former: for although the foundations of this house of the Lord, strictly so called, were of equal largeness with those of the former, yet the foundations of the whole building belonging to the first temple, were far larger than these.


Discussion for Ezra 3:12

  • BSP on Ezra 3:12
    Verse 2-As soon as they got settled, they reinstituted Jehovah God's worship despite the fear of the surrounding lands. This was a very joyful time because of their courage.
  • Segun on Ezra 3:12
    I had to quickly look up why the ancient men were crying and when I saw it, I became ashamed of myself for the things happening in the world these days making mockery of the original plan of God for creation. The purpose is defeated except we step up in faith and truism to really follow the original plan of God for mankind.
  • Danny on Ezra 3:12
    I read this and this is what came to my sprite if the ancient of old could see how we have made the foundations that where laid which is Jesus for he said the works that I have done these and greater works you will do. we are failing, now we have abominations standing in our holy places telling lies, all for the love of money.


 

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