Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind,
While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself to the ground before the temple of God, a very large crowd of Israelites -- men, women, and children alike -- gathered around him. The people wept loudly.
The law of the Lord is perfect and preserves one's life. The rules set down by the Lord are reliable and impart wisdom to the inexperienced.
You study the scriptures thoroughly because you think in them you possess eternal life, and it is these same scriptures that testify about me,
2 Timothy 3:15
and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
That they may
Secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those that are revealed belong to us and our descendants forever, so that we might obey all the words of this law.
Come children! Listen to me! I will teach you what it means to fear the Lord.
so that your future generations may know that I made the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.'"
If a resident foreigner lives among you and wants to keep the Passover to the Lord, he must do so according to the statute of the Passover, and according to its custom. You must have the same statute for the resident foreigner and for the one who was born in the land.'"
You are standing today, all of you, before the Lord your God -- the heads of your tribes, your elders, your officials, every Israelite man,