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And (A)they taught in Judah, having the Book of the Law of the Lord with them. They went about through all the cities of Judah and taught among the people.

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(A)Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites,[a] (B)helped the people to understand the Law, (C)while the people remained in their places.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 8:7 Vulgate; Hebrew and the Levites

This Day Is Holy

And Nehemiah, who was (A)the governor, and Ezra (B)the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, (C)“This day is holy to the Lord your God; (D)do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law.

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(A)For a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest and without law,

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22 And Hezekiah spoke (A)encouragingly to all the Levites who showed good skill in the service of the Lord. So they ate the food of the festival for seven days, sacrificing (B)peace offerings and giving thanks to the Lord, the God of their fathers.

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11 and (A)you are to teach the people of Israel all the statutes that the Lord has spoken to them by Moses.”

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10 (A)They shall teach Jacob your rules
    and Israel your law;
(B)they shall put incense before you
    and (C)whole burnt offerings on your altar.

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10 For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it (A)and to (B)teach his statutes and rules in Israel.

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For (A)the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people[a] should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

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  1. Malachi 2:7 Hebrew they

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