1 H5971 All the people H622 gathered themselves together H259 as one H376 man H7339 into the broad H6440 place that was before H4325 the water H8179 gate; H559 and they spoke H5830 to Ezra H5608 the scribe H935 to bring H5612 the book H8451 of the law H4872 of Moses, H3068 which Yahweh H6680 had commanded H3478 to Israel.
2 H5830 Ezra H3548 the priest H935 brought H8451 the law H6440 before H6951 the assembly, H376 both men H802 and women, H8085 and all who could hear H995 with understanding, H259 on the first H3117 day H7637 of the seventh H2320 month.
3 H7121 He read H6440 therein before H7339 the broad H6440 place that was before H4325 the water H8179 gate H216 from early morning H4276 until midday, H582 in the presence of the men H802 and the women, H995 and of those who could understand; H241 and the ears H5971 of all the people H5612 were attentive to the book H8451 of the law.
4 H5830 Ezra H5608 the scribe H5975 stood H4026 on a pulpit H6086 of wood, H6213 which they had made H1697 for the purpose; H681 and beside H5975 him stood H4993 Mattithiah, H8087 and Shema, H6043 and Anaiah, H223 and Uriah, H2518 and Hilkiah, H4641 and Maaseiah, H3225 on his right hand; H3225 and on his left hand, H6305 Pedaiah, H4332 and Mishael, H4441 and Malchijah, H2828 and Hashum, H2806 and Hashbaddanah, H2148 Zechariah, H4918 and Meshullam.
5 H5830 Ezra H6605 opened H5612 the book H5869 in the sight H5971 of all the people; H5971 (for he was above all the people;) H6605 and when he opened H5971 it, all the people H5975 stood up:
6 H5830 and Ezra H1288 blessed H3068 Yahweh, H1419 the great H430 God. H5971 All the people H6030 answered, H543 "Amen, H543 Amen," H4607 with the lifting up H3027 of their hands. H6915 They bowed H7812 their heads, and worshiped H3068 Yahweh H639 with their faces H776 to the ground.
7 H3442 Also Jeshua, H1137 and Bani, H8274 and Sherebiah, H3226 Jamin, H6126 Akkub, H7678 Shabbethai, H1941 Hodiah, H4641 Maaseiah, H7042 Kelita, H5838 Azariah, H3107 Jozabad, H2605 Hanan, H6411 Pelaiah, H3881 and the Levites, H5971 caused the people H995 to understand H8451 the law: H5971 and the people H5977 stayed in their place.
8 H7121 They read H5612 in the book, H8451 in the law H430 of God, H6567 distinctly; H7760 and they gave H7922 the sense, H995 so that they understood H4744 the reading.
9 H5166 Nehemiah, H8660 who was the governor, H5830 and Ezra H3548 the priest H5608 the scribe, H3881 and the Levites H995 who taught H5971 the people, H559 said H5971 to all the people, H3117 "This day H6918 is holy H3068 to Yahweh H430 your God. H56 Don't mourn, H1058 nor weep." H5971 For all the people H1058 wept, H8085 when they heard H1697 the words H8451 of the law.
10 H559 Then he said H3212 to them, "Go your way. H398 Eat H4924 the fat, H8354 drink H4477 the sweet, H7971 and send H4490 portions H3559 to him for whom nothing is prepared; H3117 for this day H6918 is holy H113 to our Lord. H6087 Don't be grieved; H2304 for the joy H3068 of Yahweh H4581 is your strength."
11 H3881 So the Levites H2814 stilled H5971 all the people, H559 saying, H2013 "Hold your peace, H3117 for the day H6918 is holy; H6087 neither be grieved."
12 H5971 All the people H3212 went their way H398 to eat, H8354 and to drink, H7971 and to send H4490 portions, H6213 and to make H1419 great H8057 mirth, H995 because they had understood H1697 the words H3045 that were declared to them.
13 H8145 On the second H3117 day H622 were gathered together H7218 the heads H1 of fathers' H5971 households of all the people, H3548 the priests, H3881 and the Levites, H5830 to Ezra H5608 the scribe, H7919 even to give attention H1697 to the words H8451 of the law.
14 H4672 They found H3789 written H8451 in the law, H3068 how that Yahweh H6680 had commanded H3027 by H4872 Moses, H1121 that the children H3478 of Israel H3427 should dwell H5521 in booths H2282 in the feast H7637 of the seventh H2320 month;
15 H8085 and that they should publish H5674 and proclaim H5892 in all their cities, H3389 and in Jerusalem, H559 saying, H3318 "Go out H2022 to the mountain, H935 and get H2132 olive H5929 branches, H6086 and branches H8081 of wild olive, H1918 and myrtle H6086 branches, H8558 and palm H5929 branches, H5929 and branches H5687 of thick H6086 trees, H6213 to make H5521 booths, H3789 as it is written."
16 H5971 So the people H3318 went out, H935 and brought H6213 them, and made H5521 themselves booths, H376 everyone H1406 on the roof of his house, H2691 and in their courts, H2691 and in the courts H1004 of the house H430 of God, H7339 and in the broad H4325 place of the water H8179 gate, H7339 and in the broad H8179 place of the gate H669 of Ephraim.
17 H6951 All the assembly H7725 of those who had come again H7628 out of the captivity H6213 made H5521 booths, H3427 and lived H5521 in the booths; H3117 for since the days H3442 of Jeshua H1121 the son H5126 of Nun H3117 to that day H1121 the children H3478 of Israel H6213 had not done so. H3966 There was very H1419 great H8057 gladness.
18 H3117 Also day H3117 by day, H7223 from the first H3117 day H314 to the last H3117 day, H7121 he read H5612 in the book H8451 of the law H430 of God. H6213 They kept H2282 the feast H7651 seven H3117 days; H8066 and on the eighth H3117 day H6116 was a solemn assembly, H4941 according to the ordinance.