Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.

General references

Bible References

The levites

Nehemiah 8:7
Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, and Pelaiah -- all of whom were Levites -- were teaching the people the law, as the people remained standing.
2 Chronicles 15:3
For a long time Israel had no true God, or priest to instruct them, or law.
2 Chronicles 30:22
Hezekiah expressed his appreciation to all the Levites, who demonstrated great skill in serving the Lord. They feasted for the seven days of the festival, and were making peace offerings and giving thanks to the Lord God of their ancestors.
2 Chronicles 35:3
He told the Levites, who instructed all Israel about things consecrated to the Lord, "Place the holy ark in the temple which King Solomon son of David of Israel built. Don't carry it on your shoulders. Now serve the Lord your God and his people Israel!
Hosea 4:6
You have destroyed my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject the law of your God, I will reject your descendants.

This day

Nehemiah 8:2
So Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly which included men and women and all those able to understand what they heard. (This happened on the first day of the seventh month.)
Leviticus 23:24
"Tell the Israelites, 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you must have a complete rest, a memorial announced by loud horn blasts, a holy assembly.
Numbers 29:1
"'On the first day of the seventh month, you are to hold a holy assembly. You must not do your ordinary work, for it is a day of blowing trumpets for you.

Mourn not

Deuteronomy 12:7
Both you and your families must feast there before the Lord your God and rejoice in all the output of your labor with which he has blessed you.
Deuteronomy 16:11
You shall rejoice before him -- you, your son, your daughter, your male and female slaves, the Levites in your villages, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows among you -- in the place where the Lord chooses to locate his name.
Deuteronomy 26:14
I have not eaten anything when I was in mourning, or removed any of it while ceremonially unclean, or offered any of it to the dead; I have obeyed you and have done everything you have commanded me.
Ecclesiastes 3:4
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
Isaiah 61:3
to strengthen those who mourn in Zion, by giving them a turban, instead of ashes, oil symbolizing joy, instead of mourning, a garment symbolizing praise, instead of discouragement. They will be called oaks of righteousness, trees planted by the Lord to reveal his splendor.
Malachi 2:13
You also do this: You cover the altar of the Lord with tears as you weep and groan, because he no longer pays any attention to the offering nor accepts it favorably from you.

All the people

2 Kings 22:11
When the king heard the words of the law scroll, he tore his clothes.
2 Chronicles 34:19
When the king heard the words of the law scroll, he tore his clothes.
Romans 3:20
For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
Romans 7:9
And I was once alive apart from the law, but with the coming of the commandment sin became alive
2 Corinthians 7:9
Now I rejoice, not because you were made sad, but because you were made sad to the point of repentance. For you were made sad as God intended, so that you were not harmed in any way by us.

General references

Deuteronomy 16:14
You are to rejoice in your festival, you, your son, your daughter, your male and female slaves, the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows who are in your villages.
Ezekiel 46:10
When they come in, the prince will come in with them, and when they go out, he will go out.

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