Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the entire assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward the sky. 1
Adjacent to him Ezer son of Jeshua, head of Mizpah, worked on another section, opposite the ascent to the armory at the buttress.
After them Benjamin and Hasshub worked opposite their house. After them Azariah son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, worked near his house.
After them Zadok son of Immer worked opposite his house, and after him Shemaiah son of Shecaniah, guard at the East Gate, worked.
They went over the Fountain Gate and continued directly up the steps of the City of David on the ascent to the wall. They passed the house of David and continued on to the Water Gate toward the east.
Their faces had this appearance: Each of the four had the face of a man, with the face of a lion on the right, the face of an ox on the left and also the face of an eagle. 1
There were seven steps going up to it; its porches were in front of them. It had decorative palm trees on its jambs, one on either side.
Some of the crowd concluded 1 it was about 2 Alexander because the Jews had pushed him to the front. 3 Alexander, gesturing 4 with his hand, was wanting to make a defense 5 before the public assembly. 6
I 1 said to them, “The gates of Jerusalem must not be opened in the early morning, 2 until those who are standing guard close the doors and lock them. 3 Position residents of Jerusalem as guards, some at their guard stations and some near their homes.”
but has not brought it to the entrance of the Meeting Tent 1 to present it as 2 an offering to the Lord before the tabernacle of the Lord. He has shed blood, so that man will be cut off from the midst of his people. 3
The Lord said to Moses, “Bring Aaron’s staff back before the testimony to be preserved for a sign to the rebels, so that you may bring their murmurings to an end 1 before me, that they will not die.” 2
Joshua told them, “Go in front of the ark of the Lord your God to the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to put a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the Israelite tribes.
Have seven priests carry seven rams’ horns 1 in front of the ark. On the seventh day march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the horns.
Then Ezra got up from in front of the temple of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he stayed 1 there, he did not eat food or drink water, for he was in mourning over the infidelity of the exiles.
After him 1 Hananiah son of Shelemiah, and Hanun, the sixth son of Zalaph, worked on another section. After them Meshullam son of Berechiah worked opposite his quarters.
Seventy men from the elders of the house of Israel 1 (with Jaazaniah son of Shaphan standing among them) were standing in front of them, each with a censer in his hand, and fragrant 2 vapors from a cloud of incense were swirling upward.