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 for Nehemiah 8:5

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 for Nehemiah 8:5

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 8:5


8:7 Understand - As well the words, which being Hebrew, now needed to be translated into the Chaldee or Syriack language, now, the common language of that people, who together with their religion, had also in a great part lost their language; as also the meaning of them: they expounded the mind and will of God in what they read, and applied it to the peoples present condition. Place - That is, In their several places and stations into which the company seems to have been distributed for conveniency of hearing; it not being likely that so vast a congregation could distinctly hear one man's voice. Or, by their stations, that is, by the several stations of the Levites, and persons last named; who seem to have had several scaffolds, by comparing this with chap.#9:4|, upon which thy stood, as Ezra did upon his pulpit, ver.#8:4|.


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