Temple Dedication and the Passover

16 Then the Israelites, including the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the exiles, celebrated the dedication of the house of God with joy. 17 For the dedication of God’s house they offered 100 bulls, 200 rams, and 400 lambs, as well as 12 male goats(A) as a sin offering for all Israel—one for each Israelite tribe.

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22 They observed the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days(A) with joy, because the Lord had made them joyful, having changed the Assyrian king’s attitude toward them, so that he supported them[a] in the work on the house of the God of Israel.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 6:22 Lit their hands

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