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 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.
You provided bread from heaven for them in their time of hunger, and you brought forth water from the rock for them in their time of thirst. You told them to enter in order to possess the land that you had sworn 1 to give them.
A psalm of David, written when he was in the Judean wilderness. 2 O God, you are my God! I long for you! 3 My soul thirsts 4 for you, my flesh yearns for you, in a dry and parched 5 land where there is no water.
When you pass through the waters, I am with you; when you pass 1 through the streams, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm 2 you.
Cries of anguish raised from Heshbon and Elealeh will be sounded as far as Jahaz. 1 They will be sounded from Zoar as far as Horonaim and Eglath Shelishiyah. For even the waters of Nimrim will be dried up.
“‘There was another great eagle 1 with broad wings and thick plumage. Now this vine twisted its roots toward him and sent its branches toward him to be watered from the soil where it was planted.
I made the nations shake at the sound of its fall, when I threw it down to Sheol, along with those who descend to the pit. 1 Then all the trees of Eden, the choicest and the best of Lebanon, all that were well-watered, were comforted in the earth below.
(But there is one who made the constellations Pleiades and Orion; he can turn the darkness into morning and daylight 1 into night. He summons the water of the seas and pours it out on the earth’s surface. The Lord is his name!
And I did not recognize him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining – this is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’
He declared 1 in a loud voice: “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has arrived, and worship the one who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water!”
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say: “Come!” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wants it take the water of life free of charge.