Nehemiah 8:8

“So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So they read in the booke, in the Law of God distinctly, and gaue the sense, and caused them to vnderstand the reading.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they gave out the words of the book the law of God, clearly, and gave the sense of it, so that their minds were able to take it in.
- Basic English Bible

And they read in the law of God distinctly out of the book, and gave the sense, and caused [them] to understand the reading.
- Darby Bible

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
- Webster's Bible

They read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.
- World English Bible

and they read in the book, in the law of God, explaining -- so as to give the meaning, and they give understanding to the convocation.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they read in the book, in the Law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 8:8


8:8 They - Ezra and his companions successively. Sense - The meaning of the Hebrew words, which they expounded in the common language. Thy gave - So they gave them both a translation of the Hebrew words into the Chaldee, and an exposition of the things contained in them.


Discussion for Nehemiah 8

  • Vickie Patterson
    Have blessed day love you
  • Irene123
    V.9 - " ... and all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law." There are a very few that will understand what I am going to say. At every church service - I weep; especially during the song/worship service, and many times during the Pastor's message. It's the sweet spirit that is there , touching everyone, but some don't respond as I do. Jesus is all there is to me.
  • Gwendolyn L Daniel
    Much of God's Word is integrity and we have to learn that
  • Irene123
    V. 5 - " ..... and all the people stood up." And Jesus stood to read from Esais (Isaiah) in Lk. 4. To stand at the reading of God's Word, to give Him respect, honor and glory; the least we can do (and so much more!!!) for what He did for us. He loves to be honored and glorified by His people, because it's what He has taught them - because He loves them; just like any father.
  • Steve morrow
    philippians 2:2 fulfil you my joy that you be likeminded having the same love being of one accord of one mind 1 Corinthians 1:10 now I beseech you brethren by the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement proverbs 24:5 a wise man is strong yea a man of knowledge increaseth strength 2 PETER 1:2 GRACE AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED UNTO YOU ---THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE --- OF GOD --- AND OF JESUS OUR LORD
  • Steve morrow
    Isaiah 28:9 whom shall HE teach knowledge and whom shall HE make to understand doctrine them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts 28:10 for precept must be upon precept precept upon precept line upon line here a little and there a little ------- ISAIAH 58:13 IF THOU TURN AWAY THY FOOT FROM THE SABBATH FROM DOING THY PLEASURE ON MY HOLY DAY AND CALL THE SABBATH A DELIGHT THE HOLY OF THE LORD HONORABLE AND SHALT HONOR HIM NOT DOING THINE OWN WAYS NOR FINDING THINE OWN PLEASURE --- NOR SPEAKING THINE OWN WORDS------- 58:14 THEN SHALT THOU DELIGHT THYSELF IN THE LORD AND I WILL CAUSE THEE TO RIDE UPON THE HIGH PLACES OF THE EARTH AND FEED THEE WITH THE HERITAGE OF JACOB THY FATHER FOR THE MOUTH OF THE LORD HATH SPOKEN IT JOHN 7:17 IF ANY MAN WILL DO HIS WILL HE SHALL KNOW OF THE DOCTRINE WHETHER IT BE OF GOD OR WHETHER I SPEAK OF MYSELF 7:18 HE THAT SPEAKETH OF HIMSELF SEEKETH HIS OWN GLORY BUT HE THAT SEEKETH HIS GLORY THAT SENT HIM THE SAME IS TRUE AND NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IS IN HIM

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