And on the secondday were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe , even to understanda the words of the law.14
And they foundwritten in the law which the LORD had commandedbybMoses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventhmonth:15
And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem,saying , Go forth unto the mount, and fetcholivebranches, and pinebranches , and myrtlebranches, and palmbranches, and branches of thicktrees, to makebooths, as it is written .
So the people went forth , and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the watergate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.17
And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivitymadebooths, 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 verygreatgladness.18
Also day by day, from the firstday unto the lastday, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feastsevendays; and on the eighthday was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.