Nehemiah 8:5

“And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ezra opened the booke in the sight of all the people (for hee was aboue al the people) and when he opened it, all the people stood vp:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Ezra took the book, opening it before the eyes of all the people (for he was higher than the people); and when it was open, all the people got to their feet:
- Basic English Bible

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up.
- Darby Bible

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:
- Webster's Bible

Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:
- World English Bible

And Ezra openeth the book before the eyes of all the people -- for above all the people he hath been -- and at his opening [it] all the people have stood up,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people--for he was above all the people--and when he opened it, all the people stood up.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Nehemiah 8:5

Bible Options