So the people went out and brought back branches and built themselves booths on their own roofs, in their courtyards, in the courts of the house of God and in the square by the Water Gate1 and the one by the Gate of Ephraim.217
The whole company that had returned from exile built booths and lived in them.3 From the days of Joshua son of Nun until that day, the Israelites had not celebrated4 it like this. And their joy was very great.
Day after day, from the first day to the last, Ezra read5 from the Book of the Law6 of God. They celebrated the feast for seven days, and on the eighth day, in accordance with the regulation,7 there was an assembly.8