8 0 8 0 0 8:21 And I proclaimed there a fast: It is not enough to part from Babylon, that is, figuratively from sin, but we must also do works of penance; and therefore Esdras here proclaimed an extraordinary fast to those that were come from captivity. This shews that fasting was commanded and practised from the earliest times. 8 21 8 0 0 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8
¤ Chapter 8: The companions of Esdras. The fast which he appointed. They bring the holy vessels into the temple.