But the feast of the Jews was near, that of the pitching of tents.
And it shall come to pass, that, as for every one that is left out of all the nations that came against Jerusalem, that they shall come up, from year to year, to bow down to the king, Yahweh of hosts, and to celebrate the festival of booths.
And the festival of harvest with the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou shalt sow in the field, And the festival of ingathering - at the outgoing of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, a holy convocation shall there be unto you, no laborious work, shall ye do, but ye shall celebrate a festival unto Yahweh, seven days.
The festival of booths, shalt thou keep for thyself seven days, - when thou hast gathered in out of thy threshing-floor and out of thy wine-vat.
Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying: - On the fifteenth day of this seventh month, shall be the festival of booths, for seven days, unto Yahweh.
So all the men of Israel came together unto King Solomon, in the month of steady flowings, at the festival, - the same is the seventh month.
And Solomon made, at that time, a festival - and all Israel with him - a great convocation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the ravine of Egypt, before Yahweh our God, seven days, and seven days, - fourteen days.
And they made, on the eighth day, a closing feast, - because, the dedication of the altar, they had kept seven days and a festival seven days.
And they kept the festival of booths, as it was written, - and the ascending-offering of each day upon its own day, by number, according to regulation, the matter of a day upon its day;
And they found written in the law, - that Yahweh gave command through Moses, that the sons of Israel should dwell in booths, during the festival of the seventh month;