Then on the secondday the heads of fathers' households of all the people, the priests and the Levites were gathered to Ezra the scribe that they might gaininsight into the words of the law.
They foundwritten in the lawhow the LORD had commandedthroughMoses that the sons of Israel1should live in booths during the feast of the seventhmonth.
15a2So they proclaimed and circulated a proclamation in all their cities and 3in Jerusalem, saying, "4Go out to the hills, and bringolivebranches and bwildolivebranches, myrtlebranches, palmbranches and branches of other leafytrees, to makebooths, as it is written."
So the peoplewent out and brought them and madebooths for themselves, each5on his roof, and in their courts and in the courts of the house of God, and in the square at 6the WaterGate and in the square at 7the Gate of Ephraim.
The entireassembly of those who had returned from the captivitymadebooths and lived in cthem. The sons of Israel8had indeed not doneso from the days of Joshua the son of Nun to that day. And 9there was greatrejoicing.
1810He read from the book of the law of Goddaily, from the firstday to the lastday. And they 11celebrated the feastsevendays, and on 12the eighthday there was a solemnassembly according to the ordinance.