New International Version
They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.
King James Bible
So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
Darby Bible Translation
And they read in the law of God distinctly out of the book, and gave the sense, and caused [them] to understand the reading.
World English Bible
They read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.
Young's Literal Translation
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.
Nehemiah 8:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So they read in the book - For an explanation of this verse, see the observations at the end of the chapter, Nehemiah 8:17 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and gave the sense
LibraryJanuary 29. "Send Portions unto them for whom Nothing is Prepared" (Neh. viii. 10).
"Send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared" (Neh. viii. 10). That was a fine picture in the days of Nehemiah, when they were celebrating their glorious Feast of Tabernacles. "Neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared." How many there are on every side for whom nothing is prepared! Let us find out some sad and needy heart for whom there is no one else to think or care. …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Joy of the Lord, the Strength of his People
The Last Days of the Old Eastern World
The letter you sent us has been read and translated in my presence.
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.
Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, "This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep." For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.
Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them.
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