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1 Kings 8:65-66 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

65 So there at the Temple, King Solomon and all the people of Israel celebrated the festival.[a] People came from as far away as Hamath Pass in the north and the border of Egypt in the south. This huge crowd of people ate, drank, and enjoyed themselves together with the Lord for seven days. Then they stayed for another seven days. They celebrated for a total of 14 days.[b] 66 The next day Solomon told the people to go home. All the people thanked the king, said goodbye, and went home. They were happy because of all the good things that the Lord had done for David his servant and for his people Israel.


  1. 1 Kings 8:65 festival The Festival of Shelters. See verse 2.
  2. 1 Kings 8:65 Then … 14 days This is not in the ancient Greek version.
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