15 So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.

Opposition to the Completed Wall

16 When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.

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They speak of the glorious splendor(A) of your majesty—
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[a](B)
They tell(C) of the power of your awesome works—(D)
    and I will proclaim(E) your great deeds.(F)
They celebrate your abundant goodness(G)
    and joyfully sing(H) of your righteousness.(I)

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,(J)
    slow to anger and rich in love.(K)

The Lord is good(L) to all;
    he has compassion(M) on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you,(N) Lord;
    your faithful people extol(O) you.(P)

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  1. Psalm 145:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text On the glorious splendor of your majesty / and on your wonderful works I will meditate

44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you:(A) Everything must be fulfilled(B) that is written about me in the Law of Moses,(C) the Prophets(D) and the Psalms.”(E)

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer(F) and rise from the dead on the third day,(G) 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name(H) to all nations,(I) beginning at Jerusalem.(J) 48 You are witnesses(K) of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised;(L) but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

The Ascension of Jesus

50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany,(M) he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.(N) 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple,(O) praising God.

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