Parallel Verses

World English Bible

The children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy.

New American Standard Bible

And the sons of Israel, the priests, the Levites and the rest of the exiles, celebrated the dedication of this house of God with joy.

King James Version

And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy,

Holman Bible

Then the Israelites, including the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the exiles, celebrated the dedication of the house of God with joy.

International Standard Version

The Israelis the priests, the descendants of Levi, and the other related descendants who had returned from captivity celebrated with joy at the dedication of the Temple of God.

A Conservative Version

And the sons of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the sons of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy.

American Standard Version

And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy.

Amplified

And all Israel—the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the [former] exiles—celebrated the dedication of this house of God with joy.

Bible in Basic English

And the children of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest of those who had come back, kept the feast of the opening of this house of God with joy.

Darby Translation

And the children of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy;

Julia Smith Translation

And the sons of Israel, the priests and the Levites and the rest of the sons of the exile, made the consecration of this house of God in gladness.

King James 2000

And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy,

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the {Israelites}, the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the {returned exiles} celebrated the dedication of this house of God with joy.

Modern King James verseion

And the sons of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the sons of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the children of Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the other children of the captivity held the dedication of the house of God with joy,

NET Bible

The people of Israel -- the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the exiles -- observed the dedication of this temple of God with joy.

New Heart English Bible

The children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy.

The Emphasized Bible

Then did the sons of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest of the Sons of the Exile, keep the dedication of this house of God, with joy;

Webster

And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy,

Youngs Literal Translation

And the sons of Israel have made, and the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the sons of the captivity, a dedication of this house of God with joy,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּן 
Ben (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

the priests
כּהן 
Kahen (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

and the Levites
לוי 
Leviy (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

and the rest
שׁאר 
Sh@'ar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

of the children
בּן 
Ben (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

of the captivity
גּלוּת 
Galuwth (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

עבד 
`abad (Aramaic) 
do, made, cut, do , do , worketh, executed , goeth, kept, moved, wrought
Usage: 28

חנכּא 
Chanukka' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

of this
דּן 
Den (Aramaic) 
Usage: 58

בּית 
Bayith (Aramaic) 
Usage: 44

of God
אלהּ 
'elahh (Aramaic) 
God, god
Usage: 95

Context Readings

Temple Dedication And The Passover

15 This house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king. 16 The children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy. 17 They offered at the dedication of this house of God one hundred bulls, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve male goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.



Cross References

1 Kings 8:63

Solomon offered for the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to Yahweh, two and twenty thousand head of cattle, and one hundred twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 7:5

King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

Deuteronomy 12:7

and there you shall eat before Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, in which Yahweh your God has blessed you.

1 Chronicles 9:2

Now the first inhabitants who lived in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim.

1 Chronicles 15:28

Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, sounding aloud with stringed instruments and harps.

2 Chronicles 7:9-10

On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

2 Chronicles 30:23

The whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days; and they kept [other] seven days with gladness.

2 Chronicles 30:26

So there was great joy in Jerusalem; for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.

Ezra 3:11-12

They sang one to another in praising and giving thanks to Yahweh, "For he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever toward Israel." All the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised Yahweh, because the foundation of the house of Yahweh was laid.

Ezra 4:1

Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple to Yahweh, the God of Israel;

Ezra 6:22

and kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for Yahweh had made them joyful, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Nehemiah 7:73

So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinim, and all Israel, lived in their cities. When the seventh month was come, the children of Israel were in their cities.

Nehemiah 8:10

Then he said to them, "Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Don't be grieved; for the joy of Yahweh is your strength."

Nehemiah 12:43

They offered great sacrifices that day, and rejoiced; for God had made them rejoice with great joy; and the women also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.

Psalm 122:1

I was glad when they said to me, "Let's go to Yahweh's house!"

John 10:22

It was the Feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem.

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always! Again I will say, Rejoice!

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