Now in the twenty and fourthday of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.
And the seed of Israelseparated themselves from all strangers ,a and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.3
And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the LORD their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed , and worshipped the LORD their God.4
Then stood up upon the stairs,b of the Levites,Jeshua, and Bani,Kadmiel,Shebaniah,Bunni,Sherebiah,Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loudvoice unto the LORD their God.5
Then the Levites,Jeshua, and Kadmiel,Bani,Hashabniah,Sherebiah,Hodijah,Shebaniah, and Pethahiah,said , Stand up and bless the LORD your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy gloriousname, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.