On that day1they read aloud from the book of Moses in the hearing of the people ; and there was foundwritten in it that 2noAmmonite or Moabite should everenter the assembly of God,
2because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but 3hiredBalaamagainst them to curse them. However, 4our Godturned the curse into a blessing.
So when they heard the law, 5they excluded6allforeigners from Israel.
Now prior to this, Eliashib the priest, 7who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being arelated to 8Tobiah,
had prepared a largebroom for him, whereformerly they put the grain offerings, the frankincense, the utensils and the tithes of grain, wine and oil9prescribed for the Levites, the singers and the gatekeepers, and the ccontributions for the priests.