3:8 In the second year after they had come to the temple of God in Jerusalem, 1 in the second month, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak initiated the work, 2 along with the rest of their associates, 3 the priests and the Levites, and all those who were coming to Jerusalem from the exile. They appointed 4 the Levites who were at least twenty years old 5 to take charge of the work on the Lord’s temple. 3:9 So Jeshua appointed both his sons and his relatives, 6 Kadmiel and his sons (the sons of Yehudah 7 ), to take charge of the workers in the temple of God, along with the sons of Henadad, their sons, and their relatives 8 the Levites. 3:10 When the builders established the Lord’s temple, the priests, ceremonially attired and with their clarions, 9 and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with their cymbals, stood to praise the Lord according to the instructions left by 10 King David of Israel. 11
2 tn Heb “began”; the phrase “the work” is supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.
3 tn Heb “their brothers.”
4 tn Heb “stood.”
5 tn Heb “from twenty years and upward.”
6 tn Heb “brothers.”
8 tn Heb “brothers.”
9 sn This was a long, straight, metallic instrument used for signal calls, rather than the traditional ram’s horn (both instruments are typically translated “trumpet” by English versions).
10 tn Heb “according to the hands of.”