Nehemiah 7:73-8:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
73 So the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, temple singers, some of the people, temple servants, and all Israel settled in their towns.[a]
Public Reading of the Law
When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns, 8 1 all the people gathered together at the square in front of the Water Gate. They asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses that the Lord had given Israel.