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the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he
did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the
transgression of them that had been carried away.
EZR 10:7 And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto
all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves
together unto Jerusalem;
EZR 10:8 And that whosoever would not come within three days, according
to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should
be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that
had been carried away.
EZR 10:9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves
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