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 Nehemiah 8:1 - 8
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   Book of Nehemiah
   Chapter 8
8:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
all the people assembled as one man in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the scribe to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded for Israel.
 
8:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand.
 
8:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.
 
8:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform built for the occasion. Beside him on his right stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah and Maaseiah; and on his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malkijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam.
 
8:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up.
 
8:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, "Amen! Amen!" Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
 
8:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Levites - Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan and Pelaiah - instructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there.
 
8:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear F21 and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F21 Or God, translating it

 
 

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