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

  • Irene123
    V.9 - " ... and all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law." There are a very few that will understand what I am going to say. At every church service - I weep; especially during the song/worship service, and many times during the Pastor's message. It's the sweet spirit that is there , touching everyone, but some don't respond as I do. Jesus is all there is to me.
  • Gwendolyn L Daniel
    Much of God's Word is integrity and we have to learn that
  • Irene123
    V. 5 - " ..... and all the people stood up." And Jesus stood to read from Esais (Isaiah) in Lk. 4. To stand at the reading of God's Word, to give Him respect, honor and glory; the least we can do (and so much more!!!) for what He did for us. He loves to be honored and glorified by His people, because it's what He has taught them - because He loves them; just like any father.
  • Steve morrow
    philippians 2:2 fulfil you my joy that you be likeminded having the same love being of one accord of one mind 1 Corinthians 1:10 now I beseech you brethren by the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement proverbs 24:5 a wise man is strong yea a man of knowledge increaseth strength 2 PETER 1:2 GRACE AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED UNTO YOU ---THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE --- OF GOD --- AND OF JESUS OUR LORD
  • Steve morrow
    Isaiah 28:9 whom shall HE teach knowledge and whom shall HE make to understand doctrine them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts 28:10 for precept must be upon precept precept upon precept line upon line here a little and there a little ------- ISAIAH 58:13 IF THOU TURN AWAY THY FOOT FROM THE SABBATH FROM DOING THY PLEASURE ON MY HOLY DAY AND CALL THE SABBATH A DELIGHT THE HOLY OF THE LORD HONORABLE AND SHALT HONOR HIM NOT DOING THINE OWN WAYS NOR FINDING THINE OWN PLEASURE --- NOR SPEAKING THINE OWN WORDS------- 58:14 THEN SHALT THOU DELIGHT THYSELF IN THE LORD AND I WILL CAUSE THEE TO RIDE UPON THE HIGH PLACES OF THE EARTH AND FEED THEE WITH THE HERITAGE OF JACOB THY FATHER FOR THE MOUTH OF THE LORD HATH SPOKEN IT JOHN 7:17 IF ANY MAN WILL DO HIS WILL HE SHALL KNOW OF THE DOCTRINE WHETHER IT BE OF GOD OR WHETHER I SPEAK OF MYSELF 7:18 HE THAT SPEAKETH OF HIMSELF SEEKETH HIS OWN GLORY BUT HE THAT SEEKETH HIS GLORY THAT SENT HIM THE SAME IS TRUE AND NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IS IN HIM
  • 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.