“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)
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.