1 Congregatusque est omnis populus quasi vir unus ad plateam, quae est ante portam Aquarum, et dixerunt Esdrae scribae, ut afferret librum legis Moysi, quam praece perat Dominus Israeli.
2 Attulit ergo Esdras sacerdos legem coram multitudine virorum et mulierum cunctisque, qui poterant intellegere, in die prima mensis septimi.
3 Et legit in eo in platea, quae erat ante portam Aquarum, de mane usque ad mediam diem in conspectu virorum et mulierum et eorum, qui intellegere poterant; et aures omnis populi erant erectae ad librum legis.
4 Stetit autem Esdras scriba super gradum ligneum, quem ad hoc fecerant; et steterunt iuxta eum Matthathias et Sema et Anaia et Uria et Helcia et Maasia ad dexteram eius, et ad sinistram Phadaia, Misael et Melchia et Hasum et Hasbadana, Zacharia et Mosollam.
5 Et aperuit Esdras librum coram omni populo - super universum quippe populum eminebat - et, cum aperuisset eum, stetit omnis populus.
6 Et benedixit Esdras Domino, Deo magno; et respondit omnis populus: "Amen, amen", elevans manus suas. Et incurvati sunt et adoraverunt Deum proni in terram.
7 Porro Iesua et Bani et Serebia, Iamin, Accub, Sabethai, Hodia, Maasia, Celita, Azarias, Iozabad, Hanan, Phalaia et Levitae erudiebant populum in lege; populus autem stabat in gradu suo.
8 Et legerunt in libro legis Dei distincte et aperierunt sensum et explicaverunt lectionem.
9 Dixit autem Nehemias, ipse est praepositus, et Esdras sacerdos et scriba et Levitae instruentes populum universo populo: "Dies iste sanctificatus est Domino Deo nostro! Nolite lugere et nolite flere". Flebat enim omnis populus, cum audiret verba legis.
10 Et dixit eis: "Ite, comedite pinguia et bibite mulsum et mittite partes his, qui non praeparaverunt sibi, quia sanctus dies Domini nostri est; et nolite contristari, gaudium etenim Domini est fortitudo vestra".
11 Levitae autem silentium faciebant in omni populo dicentes: "Tacete, quia dies sanctus est, et nolite dolere".
12 Abiit itaque omnis populus, ut comederet et biberet et mitteret partes et faceret laetitiam magnam, quia intellexerant verba, quae docuerat eos.
13 Et in die secundo congregati sunt principes familiarum universi populi, sacerdotes et Levitae ad Esdram scribam, ut intellegerent verba legis.
14 Et invenerunt scriptum in lege, quam praecepit Dominus per Moysen, ut habitent filii Israel in tabernaculis in die sollemni mense septimo
15 et ut praedicent et divulgent vocem in universis urbibus suis et in Ierusalem dicentes: "Egredimini in montem et afferte frondes olivae et frondes oleastri, frondes myrti et ramos palmarum et frondes ligni nemorosi, ut fiant tabernacula, sicut scriptum est".
16 Et egressus est populus, et attulerunt feceruntque sibi tabernacula, unusquisque in domate suo et in atriis suis et in atriis domus Dei et in platea portae Aquarum et in platea portae Ephraim.
17 Fecit ergo universa ecclesia eorum, qui redierant de captivitate, tabernacula et habitaverunt in tabernaculis. Non enim fecerant a diebus Iosue filii Nun taliter filii Israel usque ad diem illum; et fuit laetitia magna nimis.
18 Legit autem in libro legis Dei per dies singulos, a die primo usque ad diem novissimum; et fecerunt sollemnitatem septem diebus et in die octavo conventum iuxta ordinationem.
King James Version
1 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.
2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.
3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.
4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.
5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:
6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place.
8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
9 ¶ And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.
10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.
12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
13 ¶ And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.
14 And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month:
15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.
16 ¶ So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.
17 And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness.
18 Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.