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5And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up.

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5. when he opened it, all the people stood up—This attitude they assumed either from respect to God's word, or, rather, because the reading was prefaced by a solemn prayer, which was concluded by a general expression of "Amen, Amen."




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