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| Book of Nehemiah|
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- Nehemiah 8:1-8 [ Verse 1 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
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- 1 And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the R150 Water Gate, and they asked F90 Ezra R151 the scribe to bring the R152 book of the law of Moses which the LORD had given F91 to Israel. 2 Then Ezra R153 the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women and all who could listen with understanding, on the R154 first day of the seventh month. 3 He read from it before the square which was in front of the R155 Water Gate from early F92 morning until midday, in the presence of men and women, those who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the book of the law. 4 Ezra the scribe stood at a wooden podium which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam on his left hand. 5 Ezra opened the R156 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 R157 up. 6 Then Ezra blessed the LORD the great God. And all the people answered, "Amen, R158 Amen!" while lifting up their hands; then they R159 bowed low and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground. 7 Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, explained the law to the people while the people remained in their place. 8 They read from the book, from the law of God, translating F93 to give the sense so that they understood the reading.
F90 Lit said to
F91 Lit commanded
F92 Lit the light
F93 Or explaining
R150 Nehemiah 3:26
R151 Ezra 7:6
R152 2 Chronicles 34:15
R153 Deuteronomy 31:9-11; Nehemiah 8:9
R154 Leviticus 23:24
R155 Nehemiah 8:1
R156 Nehemiah 8:3
R157 Judges 3:20; 1 Kings 8:12-14
R158 Nehemiah 5:13
R159 Exodus 4:31
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