The King James Version Bible

1 Esdras 1:16-19

  1. Moreover the porters were at every gate; it was not lawful for any to go from his ordinary service: for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.

  2. Thus were the things that belonged to the sacrifices of the Lord accomplished in that day, that they might hold the passover,

  3. And offer sacrifices upon the altar of the Lord, according to the commandment of king Josias.

  4. So the children of Israel which were present held the passover at that time, and the feast of sweet bread seven days.