Nehemiah 8:5
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Ezra stood on the platform in full view of all the people. When they saw him open the book, they all rose to their feet.

English Standard Version
And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was above all the people, and as he opened it all the people stood.

Berean Study Bible
Ezra opened the book in full view of all the people, since he was standing above them all, and as he opened it, all the people stood up.

New American Standard Bible
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 King James Version
And 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.

King James 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:

Christian Standard Bible
Ezra opened the book in full view of all the people, since he was elevated above everyone. As he opened it, all the people stood up.

Contemporary English Version
Ezra was up on the high platform, where he could be seen by everyone, and when he opened the book, all the people stood up.

Good News Translation
As Ezra stood there on the platform high above the people, they all kept their eyes fixed on him. As soon as he opened the book, they all stood up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ezra opened the book in full view of all the people, since he was elevated above everyone. As he opened it, all the people stood up.

International Standard Version
Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people. Because he was visible above all the people there, as he opened it, all the people stood up.

NET Bible
Ezra opened the book in plain view of all the people, for he was elevated above all the people. When he opened the book, all the people stood up.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ezra, standing higher than all the other people, opened the book in front of all the people. As he opened it, all the people stood up.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
And 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 2000 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:

American King James Version
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
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:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Esdras opened the book before all the people, for he was above the people; and it came to pass when he had opened it, that all the people stood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Esdras opened the book before all the people: for he was above all the people: and when he had opened it, all the people stood.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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 Translation
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:

World English 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:

Young's Literal Translation
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,
Study Bible
Ezra Reads the Law
4Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform built for this occasion. At his right side stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, and at his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash-baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam. 5Ezra opened the book in full view of all the people, since he was standing above them all, and as he opened it, all the people stood up. 6Then Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and with their hands uplifted, all the people said, “Amen, Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.…
Cross References
Judges 3:20
Then Ehud approached him while he was sitting alone in the coolness of his upper room. "I have a word from God for you," Ehud said, and the king rose from his seat.

1 Kings 8:12
Then Solomon said: "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.

Nehemiah 8:3
So Ezra read it aloud from daybreak until noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate, in front of the men and women and those who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.

Nehemiah 8:4
Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform built for this occasion. At his right side stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, and at his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash-baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

Treasury of Scripture

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:

opened

Luke 4:16,17
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read…

sight.

Judges 3:20
And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.

1 Kings 8:14
And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)







Lexicon
Ezra
עֶזְרָ֤א (‘ez·rā)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5830: Ezra -- 'help', three Israelites

opened
וַיִּפְתַּ֨ח (way·yip̄·taḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

the book
הַסֵּ֙פֶר֙ (has·sê·p̄er)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5612: A missive, document, writing, book

in full view
לְעֵינֵ֣י (lə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

of all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people,
הָעָ֔ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

since
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he was
הָיָ֑ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

standing above
מֵעַ֥ל (mê·‘al)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

them all,
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

and as he opened it,
וּכְפִתְח֖וֹ (ū·ḵə·p̄iṯ·ḥōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people
הָעָֽם׃ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

stood up.
עָֽמְד֥וּ (‘ā·mə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations
Verse 5. - All the people stood up. The Jews commonly sat to hear and stood up to pray; but in hearing they occasionally stood up, to do greater honour to the person or the occasion (see Judges 3:20). It is not to be supposed that they stood during the whole of the six hours that Ezra's reading lasted. 8:1-8 Sacrifices were to be offered only at the door of the temple; but praying and preaching were, and are, services of religion, as acceptably performed in one place as in another. Masters of families should bring their families with them to the public worship of God. Women and children have souls to save, and are therefore to acquaint themselves with the word of God, and to attend on the means of grace. Little ones, as they come to reason, must be trained up in religion. Ministers when they go to the pulpit, should take their Bibles with them; Ezra did so. Thence they must fetch their knowledge; according to that rule they must speak, and must show that they do so. Reading the Scriptures in religious assemblies is an ordinance of God, whereby he is honoured, and his church edified. Those who hear the word, should understand it, else it is to them but an empty sound of words. It is therefore required of teachers that they explain the word, and give the sense of it. Reading is good, and preaching is good, but expounding makes reading the better understood, and preaching the more convincing. It has pleased God in almost every age of the church to raise up, not only those who have preached the gospel, but also those who have given their views of Divine truth in writing; and though many who have attempted to explain Scripture, have darkened counsel by words without knowledge, yet the labours of others are of excellent use. All that we hear must, however, be brought to the test of Scripture. They heard readily, and minded every word. The word of God demands attention. If through carelessness we let much slip in hearing, there is danger that through forgetfulness we shall let all slip after hearing.
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