1Now on the twenty-fourth day of #Neh. 8:2this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, in sackcloth, #Josh. 7:6; 1 Sam. 4:12; 2 Sam. 1:2; Job 2:12and with dust on their heads. 2Then #Ezra 10:11; Neh. 13:3, 30those of Israelite lineage separated themselves from all foreigners; and they stood and #Neh. 1:6confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers. 3And they stood up in their place and #Neh. 8:7, 8read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for one–fourth of the day; and for another fourth they confessed and worshiped the Lord their God.