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.6
Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast madeheaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heavenworshippeth thee.
Thou art the LORD the God, who didst chooseAbram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;8
And foundest his heartfaithfulbefore thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:9
And didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Redsea;10
And shewedstsigns and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day.11
And thou didst divide the seabefore them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their persecutors thou threwest into the deeps, as a stone into the mightywaters.