8 So Solomon and all Israel with him-a very great assembly, from the entrance to Hamatha to the Brook of Egypt-observed the festival at that time for seven days.
9 On the eighth day they held a sacred assembly, for the dedication of the altar lasted seven days and the festival seven days.
10 On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents, rejoicing and with happy hearts for the goodness the Lord had done for David, for Solomon, and for His people Israel.b