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Ezra Reads and Explains the Law

Now all (A)the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was (B)in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the (C)scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded Israel.

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Then he (A)read from it in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate [a]from morning until midday, before the men and women and those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.

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  1. Nehemiah 8:3 Lit. from the light

37 (A)By the Fountain Gate, in front of them, they went up (B)the stairs of the (C)City of David, on the stairway of the wall, beyond the house of David, as far as (D)the Water Gate eastward.

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