Nehemiah 8:12

“And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Nehemiah 8:12

And all the people went their way to eate, and to drinke, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had vnderstood the wordes that were declared vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions and to celebrate a great festival, because they understood the words which had been made known to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the people went away to take food and drink, and to send food to others, and to be glad, because the words which were said to them had been made clear.
- Basic English Bible

And all the people went their way, to eat and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great rejoicing. For they had understood the words that were declared to them.
- Darby Bible

And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.
- Webster's Bible

All the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.
- World English Bible

And all the people go to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great joy, because they have understood concerning the words that they made known to them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Nehemiah 8:12

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 8:12


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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