Nehemiah 8:2

“And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Nehemiah 8:2

And Ezra the priest brought the Law before the Congregation, both of men and women, and all that could heare with vnderstanding, vpon the first day of the seuenth moneth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women and all who {could} listen with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, both men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Ezra the priest put the law before the meeting of the people, before the men and women and all those who were able to take it in, on the first day of the seventh month.
- Basic English Bible

And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation, both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month.
- Darby Bible

And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.
- Webster's Bible

Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, both men and women, and all who could hear with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month.
- World English Bible

And Ezra the priest bringeth the law before the assembly, both of men and women, and every one intelligent to hear, on the first day of the seventh month,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Ezra the priest brought the Law before the congregation, both men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Nehemiah 8:2

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 8:2


8:2 First day - This was the feast of trumpets, which is called a sabbath, and on which they were to have an holy convocation, #Lev 23:24|. And it was on this day, the altar was set up, after their return from captivity; in remembrance of which they had probably kept it ever since, with more than ordinary solemnity.


Discussion for Nehemiah 8:2

  • Housty on Nehemiah 8:2
    Would i be anywhere near the mark to think that the first public reading of scripture was a civic even? The principal of separation of state and the christian church could be seen as under threat and many people wonder what that could mean?


 

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