New Living Translation
And the Levites, too, quieted the people, telling them, "Hush! Don't weep! For this is a sacred day."
King James Bible
So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.
Darby Bible Translation
And the Levites quieted all the people, saying, Be still! for the day is holy; neither be grieved.
World English Bible
So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, "Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be grieved."
Young's Literal Translation
And the Levites are keeping all the people silent, saying, 'Be silent, for to-day is holy, and be not grieved.'
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And Nehemiah continued, "Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!"
So the people went away to eat and drink at a festive meal, to share gifts of food, and to celebrate with great joy because they had heard God's words and understood them.
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