So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in just fifty-two days.
1 On the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle of the testimony. 2
In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, 1 the word of the Lord came to me:
On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, 1 the Lord spoke again through the prophet Haggai: 2
Then the Lord spoke again to Haggai 1 on the twenty-fourth day of the month: 2
On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month of Darius’ second year, 1 the Lord spoke again to the prophet Haggai: 2
So when the Midianite 1 merchants passed by, Joseph’s brothers pulled 2 him 3 out of the cistern and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. The Ishmaelites 4 then took Joseph to Egypt.
In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, on the twenty-seventh 1 day of the twelfth month, 2 King Evil-Merodach of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, pardoned 3 King Jehoiachin of Judah and released him 4 from prison.
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.
In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, on the twenty-fifth 1 day of the twelfth month, 2 Evil-Merodach, in the first year of his reign, pardoned 3 King Jehoiachin of Judah and released him from prison.
In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city 1 was struck down, on this very day, 2 the hand 3 of the Lord was on me, and he brought me there. 4