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And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

8:5 people stood up. Apparently the congregation stood on their feet from morning until noon, for seven days, as the Scriptures were read and expounded (compare Nehemiah 8:3,7,8,18). This is an amazing testimony of reverence toward God’s Word, seldom, if ever, repeated since.

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