Then the wholeassembly1decided to celebrate the feast anothersevendays, so they celebrated the sevendays with joy.
For 2Hezekiahking of Judah had contributed to the assembly1,000bulls and 7,000sheep, and the princes had contributed to the assembly1,000bulls and 10,000sheep; and 3a largenumber of priestsconsecrated themselves.
25All the assembly of Judahrejoiced, with the priests and the Levites and 4all the assembly that came from Israel, both the sojourners who came from the land of Israel and those living in Judah.
So there was greatjoy in Jerusalem, because there was nothing like this in Jerusalem5since the days of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel.
Then 6the Leviticalpriestsarose and 7blessed the people; and their voice was heard and their prayercame to 8His holydwellingplace, to heaven.