1 all the people gathered as one man in the square in front of the Water Gate, and asked the scribe Ezra to bring the Book of the Law of Moses which Yahweh had prescribed for Israel.
Ezra 7:6 Neh 3:26 2Chr 34:15 Ezra 7:11 Ezra 3:1-13 Isa 8:20 Jer 8:8-9
2 Accordingly, on the first day of the seventh month, the priest Ezra brought the Law before the assembly, consisting of men, women and all those old enough to understand.
Lev 23:24 Num 29:1 Acts 15:21 Deut 17:18 Deut 31:9-13 Isa 28:9 Mal 2:7
3 In the square in front of the Water Gate, in the presence of the men and women, and of those old enough to understand, he read from the book from dawn till noon; all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.
Rev 3:22 Heb 2:1-3 Rev 2:29 1Thess 2:13 Acts 13:15 Acts 13:27 Acts 15:21
4 The scribe Ezra stood on a wooden dais erected for the purpose; beside him stood, on his right, Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah and Maaseiah; on his left, Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.
Ezra 10:29 Ezra 10:33 Neh 10:3 Neh 10:7 Neh 10:18 Neh 10:20 Neh 10:25
5 In full view of all the people -- since he stood higher than them all -- Ezra opened the book; and when he opened it, all the people stood up.
Judg 3:20 1Kgs 8:14 Luke 4:16-17
6 Then Ezra blessed Yahweh, the great God, and all the people raised their hands and answered, 'Amen! Amen!'; then they bowed down and, face to the ground, prostrated themselves before Yahweh.
1Tim 2:8 Exod 4:31 Lam 3:41 Neh 5:13 2Chr 20:18 Ps 134:2 1Chr 29:20
7 And Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabab, Hanan, Pelaiah, who were Levites, explained the Law to the people, while the people all kept their places.
Neh 9:4 Ezra 10:22-23 Neh 3:23 Lev 10:11 2Chr 17:7-9 2Chr 30:22 Deut 33:10
8 Ezra read from the book of the Law of God, translating and giving the sense; so the reading was understood.
Acts 8:30-35 Acts 17:2-3 Acts 28:23 Hab 2:2 Luke 24:27 Luke 24:32 Luke 24:45
9 Then His Excellency Nehemiah and the priest-scribe Ezra and the Levites who were instructing the people said to all the people, 'Today is sacred to Yahweh your God. Do not be mournful, do not weep.' For the people were all in tears as they listened to the words of the Law.
Neh 7:65 Neh 7:70 Deut 12:7 Deut 12:12 Neh 8:2 Deut 16:11 Deut 16:14-15
10 He then said, 'You may go; eat what is rich, drink what is sweet and send a helping to the man who has nothing prepared. For today is sacred to our Lord. Do not be sad: the joy of Yahweh is your stronghold.'
Ps 28:7-8 Prov 17:22 2Cor 12:8-9 Ps 149:2 Isa 12:1-3 2Cor 8:2 Esth 9:19
11 And the Levites calmed all the people down, saying, 'Keep quiet; this is a sacred day. Do not be sad.'
12 Then all the people went off to eat and drink and give helpings away and enjoy themselves to the full, since they had understood the meaning of what had been proclaimed to them.
Neh 8:7-8 Jer 15:16 Job 23:12 Luke 24:32 Ps 19:8-11 Ps 119:14 Ps 119:16
13 On the second day, the heads of families of the whole people, and the priests and Levites, gathered round the scribe Ezra to study the words of the Law.
2Chr 30:23 2Tim 2:24-25 Acts 4:1 Acts 13:42 Luke 19:47-48 Luke 24:32 Mark 6:33-34
14 And written in the Law that Yahweh had prescribed through Moses they found that the Israelites were to live in shelters during the feast of the seventh month.
Lev 23:34 Deut 16:13-15 Gen 33:17 John 7:2 Lev 23:40-43 Zech 14:16-19
15 So they issued a proclamation and had it circulated in all their towns and in Jerusalem: 'Go into the hills and bring branches of olive, pine, myrtle, palm and other leafy trees to make shelters, as it says in the book.'
Deut 16:16 Lev 23:4 Lev 23:40 Gen 8:11 John 12:13 Judg 9:48-49 Matt 21:1
16 The people went out; they brought branches and made shelters for themselves, each man on his roof, in their courtyards, in the precincts of the Temple of God, in the square of the Water Gate and in the square of the Ephraim Gate.
2Kgs 14:13 Neh 12:39 Neh 3:26 Neh 12:37 Jer 32:29 Neh 8:3 2Chr 20:5
17 The whole assembly, all who had returned from the captivity, put up shelters and lived in them; this the Israelites had not done from the days of Joshua son of Nun till that day, and there was very great merrymaking.
2Chr 8:13 2Chr 7:8-10 Ezra 3:4 1Chr 29:22 2Chr 30:21-23 2Chr 30:26 2Chr 35:18
18 Each day, from the first day to the last one, Ezra read from the Book of the Law of God. They celebrated the feast for seven days; on the eighth day, as prescribed, they held a solemn assembly.
Lev 23:36 Num 29:35 Deut 31:10-13 John 7:37