Nehemiah 8:10

“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then hee sayd vnto them, Goe your way, eat the fat, & drinke the sweet, and send portions vnto them, for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy vnto our Lord: neither be ye sory, for the ioy of the Lord is your strength.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he said to them, "Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye grieved; for the joy of Jehovah is your strength.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he said to them, Go away now, and take the fat for your food and the sweet for your drink, and send some to him for whom nothing is made ready: for this day is holy to our Lord: and let there be no grief in your hearts; for the joy of the Lord is your strong place.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared; for the day is holy to our Lord; and be not grieved, for the joy of Jehovah is your strength.
- Darby Bible

Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy to our Lord: neither be ye sad; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
- Webster's Bible

Then he said to them, "Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Don't be grieved; for the joy of Yahweh is your strength."
- World English Bible

And he saith to them, `Go, eat fat things, and drink sweet things, and sent portions to him for whom nothing is prepared, for to-day [is] holy to our Lord, and be not grieved, for the joy of Jehovah is your strength.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then he said unto them: 'Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy unto our Lord; neither be ye grieved; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 8:10


8:10 Eat - Feast before the Lord. Send - For the relief of your poor brethren. Holy - Being the feast of trumpets, and the beginning of this joyful month, wherein so many days of thanksgiving were to be observed. Strength - Rejoicing in God in serving him with chearfulness, and thankfulness, which is your duty always, but now especially, will give you that strength both of mind and body, which you greatly need, both to perform all the duties required of you, and to oppose all the designs of your enemies.


Discussion for Nehemiah 8

  • William Barkey
    Never, realized so many miracles performed by God to the rebuilding of the wall at Jerusalem. Even starting with the king whom Nehemiah left to fulfill Gods work to build the wall with the materials needed.
  • Christine for verse 10
    The joy is my strength so remain in the lord god bless yous all
  • JERRY AMISSAH for verse 10
    this is a timely word. the joy of the LORD IS OUR STRENGH. no matter the troubles in our life, HIS joy is our strength.
  • Gracelyn Fletcher Talbert for verse 10
    The LORD HAS provided the best of food and drink to his people to eat and to share with those who do not have any so he is to be glorified as it is holy to him.
  • MockingBird for verse 10
    Give to those that have nothing of my abundance : Do not be sorry about it : The joy of the Lord is my strength : For this day is holy unto our Lord. Set apart for His Glory !!!! This is a very encouraging scripture !!!
  • John
    Sophia Lewis, look at Numbers 29:35. I think that which you are referring to is the feast of tabernacles.