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.
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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.”