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Nehemiah 8:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused [them] to understand the reading.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused [them] to understand the reading.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they read in the law of God distinctly out of the book, and gave the sense, and caused [them] to understand the reading.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So they read in the book of the law of God, distinctly,—and, giving the sense, caused them to understand the reading.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they read in the book of the law of God distinctly and plainly to be understood: and they understood when it was read.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So they read in the booke, in the Law of God distinctly, and gaue the sense, and caused [them] to vnderstand the reading.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they read in the book of the law of God, and Ezra{gr.Esdras} taught, and instructed them distinctly in the knowledge of the Lord, and the people understood [the law] in the reading.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— So they read in the book in the law of Elohim distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused [them] to understand the reading.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So they read 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in the book 5612
{5612} Prime
סֵפֶר
cepher
{say'-fer}
From H5608; properly writing (the art or a document); by implication a book.
in the law 8451
{8451} Prime
תּוֹרָה
towrah
{to-raw'}
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
of lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
distinctly, 6567
{6567} Prime
פָּרַשׁ
parash
{paw-rash'}
A primitive root; to separate, literally (to disperse) or figuratively (to specify); also (by implication) to wound.
z8794
<8794> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 194
and gave 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
the sense, 7922
{7922} Prime
שֶׂכֶל
sekel
{seh'-kel}
From H7919; intelligence; by implication success.
and caused [them] to understand 995
{0995} Prime
בִּין
biyn
{bene}
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the reading. 4744
{4744} Prime
מִקְרָא
miqra'
{mik-raw'}
From H7121; something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the palce); also a rehearsal.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Nehemiah 8:7-8.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Nehemiah 8:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Nehemiah 8:8

They — Ezra and his companions successively. Sense — The meaning of the Hebrew words, which they expounded in the common language. Thy gave — So they gave them both a translation of the Hebrew words into the Chaldee, and an exposition of the things contained in them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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and gave the sense:

Habakkuk 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make [it] plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Matthew 5:21-22 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: ... But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Matthew 5:27-28 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: ... But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
Luke 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
Acts 8:30-35 And Philip ran thither to [him], and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? ... Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
Acts 17:2-3 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, ... Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into [his] lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and [out of] the prophets, from morning till evening.
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