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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter LXI

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1And the bright sixth waters that you saw – this is the time when David and Solomon were born. 2And at that time Zion was built, and the sanctuary dedicated; and much blood of the nations that had sinned then was shed, and many offerings were offered at the dedication of the sanctuary. 3And peace and tranquillity reigned at that time. 4 The voice of wisdom was heard in the assembly, and the riches of understanding were prized in the congregations. 5And the holy festivals were celebrated enthusiastically 1 Lit. ‘in goodness’. and with much joy. 6The rulers' judgements were then seen to be unbiased, and the justice of the precepts of the Mighty One was maintained in truth. 7And because the land enjoyed God's favour 2 Lit. ‘the land was beloved’. at that time, and because those who lived there did not sin, it was made more glorious than any other land; and the city of Zion became the ruler of all lands and countries. 8These are the bright waters that you saw.

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1 Lit. ‘in goodness’.

2 Lit. ‘the land was beloved’.

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