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Nehemiah 8:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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 Version (KJV 1769)
— 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 Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Ezra the scribe opened the book before the eyes of all the people, for, above all the people, was he,—and, when he opened it, all the people, stood up.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— 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.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Ezra opened the booke in the sight of all the people (for hee was aboue al the people) and when he opened it, all the people stood vp:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Ezra{gr.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.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Ezrah 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:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And `EzrÓ עֶזרָה 5830
{5830} Prime
עֶזְרָא
`Ezra'
{ez-raw'}
A variation of H5833; Ezra, an Israelite.
opened 6605
{6605} Prime
פָּתַח
pathach
{paw-thakh'}
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the book 5612
{5612} Prime
סֵפֶר
cepher
{say'-fer}
From H5608; properly writing (the art or a document); by implication a book.
in the sight 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
of all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the people; 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
(for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
he was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
above x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the people;) 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
and when he opened 6605
{6605} Prime
פָּתַח
pathach
{paw-thakh'}
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
it, all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the people 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
stood up: 5975
{5975} Prime
עָמַד
`amad
{aw-mad'}
A primitive root; to stand, in various relations (literally and figuratively, intransitively and transitively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Nehemiah 8:5

_ _ when he opened it, all the people stood up — This attitude they assumed either from respect to God’s word, or, rather, because the reading was prefaced by a solemn prayer, which was concluded by a general expression of “Amen, Amen.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Nehemiah 8:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Nehemiah 8:5

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was (d) above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

(d) So that his voice might be heard the better.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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. ... And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

sight:
Heb. eyes

stood up:

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;)
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