5 And Ezra openeth the book before the eyes of all the people -- for above all the people he hath been -- and at his opening 'it' all the people have stood up,
6 and Ezra blesseth Jehovah, the great God, and all the people answer, 'Amen, Amen,' with lifting up of their hands, and they bow and do obeisance to Jehovah -- faces to the earth.
7 And Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, giving the people understanding in the law, and the people, 'are' on their station,
8 and they read in the book, in the law of God, explaining -- so as to give the meaning, and they give understanding to the convocation.
9 And Nehemiah -- he 'is' the Tirshatha -- saith (and Ezra the priest, the scribe, and the Levites who are instructing the people) to all the people, 'To-day is holy to Jehovah your God, do not mourn, nor weep:' for all the people are weeping at their hearing the words of the law.
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