So the people went out and brought these things 1 back and constructed temporary shelters for themselves, each on his roof and in his courtyard and in the courtyards of the temple 2 of God and in the plaza of the Water Gate and the plaza of the Ephraim Gate.
Should your springs be dispersed 1 outside, your streams of water in the wide plazas?
So Hathach went to Mordecai at the plaza of the city in front of the king’s gate.
at one time outside, at another 1 in the wide plazas, and by every corner she lies in wait.)
So know and understand: From the issuing of the command 1 to restore and rebuild Jerusalem 2 until an anointed one, a prince arrives, 3 there will be a period of seven weeks 4 and sixty-two weeks. It will again be built, 5 with plaza and moat, but in distressful times.
Moreover, the Lord who rules over all says, ‘Old men and women will once more live in the plazas of Jerusalem, each one leaning on a cane because of advanced age.
You must gather all of its plunder into the middle of the plaza 1 and burn the city and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God. It will be an abandoned ruin 2 forever – it must never be rebuilt again.
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.
So he read it before the plaza in front of the Water Gate from dawn till noon 1 before the men and women and those children who could understand. 2 All the people were eager to hear 3 the book of the law.
So Haman took the clothing and the horse, and he clothed Mordecai. He led him about on the horse throughout the plaza of the city, calling before him, “So shall it be done to the man whom the king wishes to honor!”
Because of Israel’s sins 1 this is what the Lord, the God who commands armies, the sovereign One, 2 says: “In all the squares there will be wailing, in all the streets they will mourn the dead. 3 They will tell the field workers 4 to lament and the professional mourners 5 to wail.
And wherever he would go – into villages, towns, or countryside – they would place the sick in the marketplaces, and would ask him if 1 they could just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
he 1 went and took the bones of Saul and of his son Jonathan 2 from the leaders 3 of Jabesh Gilead. (They had secretly taken 4 them from the plaza at Beth Shan. It was there that Philistines 5 publicly exposed their corpses 6 after 7 they 8 had killed Saul at Gilboa.)
All the men of Judah and Benjamin were gathered in Jerusalem within the three days. (It was in the ninth month, on the twentieth day of that month.) All the people sat in the square at the temple of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the rains.
Then let this clothing and this horse be given to one of the king’s noble officials. Let him 1 then clothe the man whom the king wishes to honor, and let him lead him about through the plaza of the city on the horse, calling 2 before him, ‘So shall it be done to the man whom the king wishes to honor!’”