Nehemiah 8

  1 H5971 And all the people H622 [H8735] gathered themselves together H259 as one H376 man H7339 in the street H6440 that was before H4325 the water H8179 gate H559 [H8799] ; and they spoke H5830 to Ezra H5608 [H8802] the scribe H935 [H8687] to bring H5612 the book H8451 of the law H4872 of Moses H3068 , which the LORD H6680 [H8765] had commanded H3478 to Israel.
  2 H5830 And Ezra H3548 the priest H935 [H8686] brought H8451 the law H6440 before H6951 the congregation H376 both of men H802 and women H8085 [H8800] , and all that could hear H995 [H8688] with understanding H259 , upon the first H3117 day H7637 of the seventh H2320 month.
  3 H7121 [H8799] And he read H6440 in it before H7339 the street H6440 that was before H4325 the water H8179 gate H216 from the morning H4276 H3117 until midday H582 , before the men H802 and the women H995 [H8688] , and those that could understand H241 ; and the ears H5971 of all the people H5612 were attentive to the book H8451 of the law.
  4 H5830 And Ezra H5608 [H8802] the scribe H5975 [H8799] stood H4026 upon a pulpit H6086 of wood H6213 [H8804] , which they had made H1697 for the purpose H681 ; and beside H5975 [H8799] him stood H4993 Mattithiah H8087 , and Shema H6043 , and Anaiah H223 , and Urijah H2518 , and Hilkiah H4641 , and Maaseiah H3225 , on his right hand H8040 ; and on his left hand H6305 , Pedaiah H4332 , and Mishael H4441 , and Malchiah H2828 , and Hashum H2806 , and Hashbadana H2148 , Zechariah H4918 , and Meshullam.
  5 H5830 And Ezra H6605 [H8799] opened H5612 the book H5869 in the sight H5971 of all the people H5971 ; (for he was above all the people H6605 [H8800] ;) and when he opened H5971 it, all the people H5975 [H8804] stood up:
  6 H5830 And Ezra H1288 [H8762] blessed H3068 the LORD H1419 , the great H430 God H5971 . And all the people H6030 [H8799] answered H543 , Amen H543 , Amen H4607 , with lifting H3027 their hands H6915 [H8799] : and they bowed H7812 [H8691] their heads, and worshipped H3068 the LORD 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 , Hodijah H4641 , Maaseiah H7042 , Kelita H5838 , Azariah H3107 , Jozabad H2605 , Hanan H6411 , Pelaiah H3881 , and the Levites H5971 , caused the people H995 [H8688] to understand H8451 the law H5971 : and the people H5977 stood in their place.
  8 H7121 [H8799] So they read H5612 in the book H8451 in the law H430 of God H6567 [H8794] distinctly H7760 [H8800] , and gave H7922 the sense H995 [H8799] , and caused them to understand H4744 the reading.
  9 H5166 And Nehemiah H8660 , who is the Tirshatha H5830 , and Ezra H3548 the priest H5608 [H8802] the scribe H3881 , and the Levites H995 [H8688] that taught H5971 the people H559 [H8799] , said H5971 to all the people H3117 , This day H6918 is holy H3068 to the LORD H430 your God H56 [H8691] ; mourn H1058 [H8799] not, nor weep H5971 . For all the people H1058 [H8802] wept H8085 [H8800] , when they heard H1697 the words H8451 of the law.
  10 H559 [H8799] Then he said H3212 [H8798] to them, Go your way H398 [H8798] , eat H4924 the fat H8354 [H8798] , and drink H4477 the sweet H7971 [H8798] , and send H4490 portions H3559 [H8737] to them for whom nothing is prepared H3117 : for this day H6918 is holy H113 to our Lord H6087 [H8735] : neither be ye sad H2304 ; for the joy H3068 of the LORD H4581 is your strength.
  11 H3881 So the Levites H2814 [H8688] stilled H5971 all the people H559 [H8800] , saying H2013 [H8761] , Hold your peace H3117 , for the day H6918 is holy H6087 [H8735] ; neither be ye grieved.
  12 H5971 And all the people H3212 [H8799] went their way H398 [H8800] to eat H8354 [H8800] , and to drink H7971 [H8763] , and to send H4490 portions H6213 [H8800] , and to make H1419 great H8057 mirth H995 [H8689] , because they had understood H1697 the words H3045 [H8689] that were declared to them.
  13 H8145 And on the second H3117 day H622 [H8738] were gathered together H7218 the heads H1 of the fathers H5971 of all the people H3548 , the priests H3881 , and the Levites H5830 , to Ezra H5608 [H8802] the scribe H7919 [H8687] , even to understand H1697 the words H8451 of the law.
  14 H4672 [H8799] And they found H3789 [H8803] written H8451 in the law H3068 which the LORD H6680 [H8765] had commanded H3027 by H4872 Moses H1121 , that the children H3478 of Israel H3427 [H8799] should dwell H5521 in booths H2282 in the feast H7637 of the seventh H2320 month:
  15 H8085 [H8686] And that they should declare H5674 H6963 [H8686] and proclaim H5892 in all their cities H3389 , and in Jerusalem H559 [H8800] , saying H3318 [H8798] , Go forth H2022 to the mount H935 [H8685] , and fetch H2132 olive H5929 branches H8081 , and pine H6086 H5929 branches H1918 , and myrtle H5929 branches H8558 , and palm H5929 branches H5929 , and branches H5687 of thick H6086 trees H6213 [H8800] , to make H5521 booths H3789 [H8803] , as it is written.
  16 H5971 So the people H3318 [H8799] went forth H935 [H8686] , and brought H6213 [H8799] them, and made H5521 themselves booths H376 , every one H1406 upon 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 street H4325 of the water H8179 gate H7339 , and in the street H8179 of the gate H669 of Ephraim.
  17 H6951 And all the congregation H7725 [H8802] of them that had returned H7628 from the captivity H6213 [H8799] made H5521 booths H3427 [H8799] , and sat H5521 under the booths H3117 : for since the days H3442 of Joshua H1121 the son H5126 of Nun H3117 to that day H1121 had not the children H3478 of Israel H6213 [H8804] done so H3966 . And 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 [H8799] , he read H5612 in the book H8451 of the law H430 of God H6213 [H8799] . And 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 manner.