Now on the twenty-fourthday of 1thismonth the sons of Israelassembled2with fasting, in sackcloth and with 3dirt upon them.
The a4descendants of Israelseparated themselves from allforeigners , and stood and 5confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.
While 6they stood in their place, they read from the book of the law of the LORD their God for a fourth of the day; and for another fourth they confessed and worshiped the LORD their God.
47Now on the Levites'platformstoodJeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani and Chenani, and they cried with a loudvoice to the LORD their God.
Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah, said, "Arise, bless the LORD your Godforever and ever! O may Your gloriousname be blessed And exaltedaboveallblessing and praise!