Nehemiah 8:8

“So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So they read in the booke, in the Law of God distinctly, and gaue the sense, and caused them to vnderstand the reading.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they gave out the words of the book the law of God, clearly, and gave the sense of it, so that their minds were able to take it in.
- Basic English Bible

And they read in the law of God distinctly out of the book, and gave the sense, and caused [them] to understand the reading.
- Darby Bible

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
- Webster's Bible

They read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.
- World English Bible

and they read in the book, in the law of God, explaining -- so as to give the meaning, and they give understanding to the convocation.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they read in the book, in the Law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 8:8


8:8 They - Ezra and his companions successively. Sense - The meaning of the Hebrew words, which they expounded in the common language. Thy gave - So they gave them both a translation of the Hebrew words into the Chaldee, and an exposition of the things contained in them.


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.

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