Nehemiah 8:11

“So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Nehemiah 8:11

So the Leuites stilled all the people, saying, Holde your peace, for the day is holy, neither be ye grieued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, "Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the Levites made all the people quiet, saying, Be quiet, for the day is holy; and do not give way to grief.
- Basic English Bible

And the Levites quieted all the people, saying, Be still! for the day is holy; neither be grieved.
- Darby Bible

So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.
- Webster's Bible

So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, "Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be grieved."
- World English Bible

And the Levites are keeping all the people silent, saying, `Be silent, for to-day [is] holy, and be not grieved.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

So the Levites stilled all the people, saying: 'Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Nehemiah 8:11

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 8:11


8:9 Wept - Out of a sense of their guilt and danger by reason of it.

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.

8:13 Levites - Chusing rather to confess their ignorance than vainly to pretend to more knowledge than they had: wherein they shew both humility, and serious godliness, that they were more careful to learn their duty than to preserve their reputation.


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