Nehemiah 8

And all athe people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was bbefore the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the cscribe to bring the book dof the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel. 2 And Ezra the priest brought gthe law before the congregation both fof men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, eupon the first day of the seventh month. 3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.

4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam. 5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people hstood up: 6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people ianswered, Amen, Amen, with jlifting up their hands: and kthey bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground. 7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, lcaused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place. 8 So they read in the book in the law of God mdistinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

9 nAnd Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, oand the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, pThis day is holy unto the LORD your God; qmourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law. 10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, rand send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. 11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved. 12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

13 And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law. 14 And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in sbooths in the feast of the seventh month: 15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.

16 So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the troof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the uwater gate, vand in the street of the gate of Ephraim. 17 And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness. 18 Also wday by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, xaccording unto the manner.

Nehemiah 9

Cross Ref
1 a Ezr 3:1
 b Neh 3:26
Neh 12:37
 c Ezr 7:6
Isa 8:20
Jer 8:8-9
 d 2 Chr 34:15
Isa 8:20
Mal 4:4
2 e Lev 23:24
 f 1 Pet 3:7
 g Deu 31:11-12
5 h Jdg 3:20
6 i Num 5:22
Neh 5:13
Mat 6:13
1 Cor 14:16
 j Lam 3:41
 k Exo 4:31
7 l Lev 10:11
8 m Act 8:30-35
Hab 2:2
9 n Ezr 2:63
Neh 7:65
 o 2 Chr 35:3
Hos 4:6
 p Lev 23:24
 q Deu 16:14
Ecc 3:4
Mal 2:13
10 r Rev 11:10
Luk 11:41
Est 9:19
14 s Gen 33:17
Lev 23:34
16 t Deu 22:8
 u Neh 3:26
 v Neh 12:39
18 w Deu 31:10
 x Num 29:35