Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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,
“The hands of Zerubbabel have
laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.
They transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride, and
they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things with it; therefore I will make it an abhorrent thing to them.
And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said,