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8:6 Amen, Amen. The people concurred in the praise offered by Ezra; the repetition expresses the emphatic degree of assent.
lifting up their hands. Lifting the hands often accompanies prayer and praise to God (Ps. 28:2; 63:4; 134:2; 1 Tim. 2:8).